Description: Black Cohosh/Standardized 40mg 60c is available by Douglas Laboratories.
A Dietary Supplement
60 Vegetarian Capsules
Cohosh, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, provides 40 mg of
standardized extract of the root and rhizome of the black cohosh plant.
Each vegetarian capsule is standardized to 8% triterpene glycosides.
Black Cohosh extract capsules may be a
beneficial component of the nutritional support program of women who
wish to moderate fluctuating hormone levels during menopause.
Black Cohosh, an herb with a long
history of use in Native American cultures for gynecological disorders,
is currently used throughout Europe for its phytoestrogenic and hormone
moderating properties. Estrogen levels decline during menopause. This
initiates numerous physiological changes commonly associated with
menopause, including hot flashes, insomnia, and depression. Traditional
therapies, such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT), offer relief from
symptoms of menopause; yet, as HRT is associated with its own side
effects and certain increased health risks, many women are
investigating alternative means of achieving hormonal balance during
Black Cohosh extract is quickly gaining popularity
as a natural way to moderate and balance hormone levels. The active
constituents of Black Cohosh appear to regulate estrogen levels,
thereby normalizing hormonal balance and moderating the symptoms that
accompany fluctuating hormone levels. Black cohosh extract works
largely through the synergistic activity of two types of compounds:
phytoestrogens and triterpenes.
Phytoestrogens, a class of
flavonoids with mild estrogenic activity in the body, appear to have
normalizing effects on hormonal levels. In particular, black cohosh
extract contains formononetin, an isoflavone phytoestrogen. Triterpene
glycosides found in black cohosh extract act synergystically with
formononetin to suppress excessive secretion of luteinizing hormone
(LH). Sudden increases in LH secretion, which occur in response to
declining estrogen levels, appear largely responsible for many symptoms
associated with menopause, such as hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia,
irritability, heart palpitations, and headaches.
the concerted activity of formononetin and triterpenes appears to aid
in the regulation of estrogen balance. As with other estrogenic
compounds, the active constituents in Black Cohosh extract may have
beneficial effects in the cardiovascular and skeletal systems of
postmenopausal women. As such, Black Cohosh offers a safe and natural
method of balancing fluctuating hormone levels and easing the resulting
symptoms that can occur during menopause.
Serving Size: 1 vegetarian capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving
Black Cohosh (root) ...40mg*
(Standardized to 8% triterpene glycosides)
* Daily Value not established
Cellulose, Vegetable Stearate
Does Not Contain:
Yeast, Wheat, Gluten, Soy Protein, Milk/Dairy, Corn, Sodium, Sugar, Starch, Artificial Coloring, Preservatives, Flavoring
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 capsule daily or as directed by your healthcare professional.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
For optimal storage conditions, store in a cool, dry place.
Tamper resistant package, do not use if outer seal is missing.
(35-65% relative humidity)
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat
cure, or prevent any diseases.