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Red Clover Benefits in Menopause and More!

Red clover (Trifolium pratense) is a wild flowering plant that belongs to the same family as peas and beans. Traditional it was used as a remedy for menopause symptoms, asthma, whooping cough, arthritis, and even cancer.

Let’s deep dive into what red clover is and how it helps in Menopause and other age-related complications.

Red Clover

Red clover is a herbaceous plant, dark pink in colour, originating from Europe, Asia, and North Africa. It's now popular throughout South America as a fodder crop, as according to an article it improves soil quality.

However, it is widely used as a traditional medicine to treat osteoporosis, heart disease, arthritis, skin disorders, cancer, respiratory problems like asthma, and women’s health issues, such as menstrual as well as menopause.

Benefits of Red Clover and its Uses

Menopause Symptoms

The Isoflavone content in the Red Clover is believed to help lower menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats.

A study found that 40–80 mg of red clover supplement (Promensil) every day may help alleviate hot flashes in women with severe symptoms (5 or more per day) by 30–50%.

Another study reported a 73% decrease in hot flashes within 3 months after taking a combination supplement containing numerous herbs, including red clover.

There is also a study that shows that Red clover shows mild improvements in other menopausal symptoms, such as anxiety and depression.

Bone Health

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones exhibit low bone mineral density (BMD) and become weak.

During menopause in women, a decline in reproductive hormones — namely estrogen — can lead to increased bone turnover and a decrease in BMD.

Isoflavones present in red clover, are a type of phytoestrogen (a plant compound) that mimics estrogen in the body. Research shows a connection between a decrease in osteoporosis risk with the intake of isoflavone.

A study in 2015 on 60 premenopausal women found that taking 150 ml of red clover extract containing 37 mg of isoflavones daily for 12 weeks led to less bone loss in the lumbar spine and neck.

Skin and Hair Health

Traditionally, red clover extract has been used in medicines to promote skin and hair health.

A study on women in their postmenopause shows a significant improvement in hair and skin texture, appearance, and overall quality after taking 80 mg of red clover extract for 90 days.

Heart Health

A study in 2015 on 147 postmenopausal women, indicated a 12% decrease in LDL (bad) cholesterol after taking 50 mg of red clover daily for 1 year.

One review study in postmenopausal women consuming red clover for 4–12 months showed a significant rise in HDL (good) cholesterol and a decline in total and LDL (bad) cholesterol.

Enhances Mood

A review study on herbal remedies and mental wellness shows that red clover improves mood. Red clover also known as ‘the mood enhancer’ can promote calm and ease.

The Right Red Clover Dosage

Based on clinical research and safety data, most red clover supplements are found in 40–80-mg doses, therefore, it’s important to follow the dosage on the box or as prescribed by a physician.

Promensil Original contains about 40mg of red clover where as Promensil Double Strength contains about 80mg. Post Menopause Aftercare Promensil contains Calcium and Vitamin D along with red clover extract.

The red clover plant offers many therapeutic remedies and can ease the symptoms of many conditions including menopause. The wide spectrum of issues during menopause red clover covers is from mental wellness to heart health, red clover has many applications. Red Clover is beneficial for both men and women. In women, red clover soothes menopausal symptoms by improving bone density, reducing hot flashes, and reducing night sweats. In both men and women, red clover promotes optimum blood pressure. It also promotes a positive mood. So be happy and get red clover.


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