Up to 3 out of every 4 women experience hormonal changes during their childbearing years. The female cycle is based upon biological rhythms involving the hypothalamus, pituitary, ovaries, uterus and biofeedback loops from the adrenal and thyroid glands. The monthly cycle consists of three phases: the follicular phase, the ovulatory phase and the luteal phase. Since a healthy menstrual cycle depends on hormonal balance and normal levels of prolactin, disruptions in the rhythm of these organs will result in challenges to the normal cycle.
CleoAid Cycle Balance addresses the need for healthy hormone levels with a robust natural formula that helps maintain a healthy menstrual cycle, as well as healthy progesterone-to-estrogen balance and optimal prolactin levels. The main ingredient in Balance is chaste berry extract, or Vitex, which has a long history of use in gently supporting hormone balance and has an excellent safety profile. Each capsule includes 200 mg licorice root extract, 200 mg Paeonia lactiflora root extract and a 20 mg clinical dose of chaste berry extract to promote overall female hormone balance.
Chaste Berry Extract – Often used alone for menstrual support, chaste berry has a long history of providing effective support for healthy menstrual cycles. High levels of prolactin are known to disrupt cycle regularity, and chaste berry is excellent for supporting normal levels of prolactin. In Germany, chaste berry is a popular supplement for regular menstrual cycle maintenance.
Licorice and Peony – Widely used together in clinical trials to help maintain normal DHEA, prolactin and prostaglandin levels, licorice and peony help support healthy progesterone secretion and estrogen balance. Studies have shown this combination of botanicals supports normal DHEA-S levels, decrease prostaglandin production and normalize prolactin levels.