Standardised Extract for Guaranteed Potency
A standardised extract is guaranteed to provide
the stated quantity of the active compound(s),
in this case red clover isoflavones.
Red Clover Isoflavones
Isoflavones are the most beneficial of a class of compounds
phytoestrogens, which have a
balancing effect on your own oestrogen levels. There are four types of isoflavone and Red Clover is
one of the few plants to contain all four – genistein, daidzein, biochanin A and formononentin. All four
types of isoflavone are converted by bacteria in the gut into substances that have an oestrogenic action.
Balancing Oestrogen Levels
Plant oestrogens have the ability to help both when your own
oestrogen levels are too high, and when
they are too low.
When your levels are too high, the plant
compete with your own oestrogen at receptor
sites. Because the plant oestrogens are not as strong the effect of the body’s own oestrogen is diluted.
When your levels are too low there are
empty receptor sites
available which the plant oestrogens can
fill. Despite having a gentler action that human oestrogen they nevertheless provide a significant boost
in overall effect.
A study where post-menopausal women took red clover for two
and followed an oestrogen rich
diet showed significantly higher oestrogen levels which fell once the supplements were stopped.
Other studies have shown reduced menopausal symptoms of hot flushes and mood swings within a month
of beginning red clover supplementation.
The women also reported a more positive outlook on life
and increased energy levels.