Menopause Supplements

Menopause Supplements Tested by ConsumerLab.com -- Soy and Red Clover Isoflavones, Black Cohosh, and Progesterone Cream

Learn how to find the best menopause supplements, including soy and red clover isoflavones, black cohosh and progesterone creams. Find out whether menopause supplements help for hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness and more, safety, side effects and drug interactions. Understand what you are taking before you buy.

Menopause Supplements Review

Recalls & Warnings (29)

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Clinical Updates (11)

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5/05/2018

Delaying Menopause

A new study found that diet may influence the age at which menopause occurs in women. This is important because later menopause has been associated with lower risk of many health conditions. Find out which foods are associated with later or earlier menopause in the Background section of the Menopause Supplements Review. (Also see what we found in supplements intended to treat menopause symptoms.)
6/25/2016

Which Menopause Supplements Really Work?

Certain supplements may be better than others for hot flashes, vaginal dryness or night sweats according to a recent analysis of clinical studies. Get the details for soy, red clover and black cohosh in the "What It Does" section of the Menopause Supplements Review >>
12/14/2014

Soy for Menopause Symptoms

Many studies have shown that soy isoflavones, in the right dose, can reduce hot flashes in women experiencing menopause. A recently published study of soy looked at additional urogenital symptoms of menopause and found some benefit. For more about this, and to find supplements which deliver a proper dose, see the Menopause Supplements Review >> 
9/25/2020

Fish Oil for Menopause?

Can taking fish oil reduce symptoms of menopause? Find out what a recent study showed in the What It Does section of our Fish Oil Supplements Review, and see our Top Picks for fish oil. Also see our Menopause Supplements Review for information about other supplements for menopause.
8/14/2020

Milk Thistle for Menopause?

Can taking milk thistle relieve hot flashes during menopause? Learn what a new study showed in the What It Does section of the Milk Thistle Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick among milk thistle supplements. (Also see our Menopause Supplements Review for information and reviews of products containing soy and red clover isoflavones, black cohosh, or progesterone cream.)
10/05/2014

Black Cohosh Improves Menopause Symptoms and Decreases Fibroid Size

A popular black cohosh supplement significantly improved symptoms of menopause and decreased the size of fibroids, according to a new clinical study. Among women who, instead, took a hormone replacement drug, menopausal symptoms also improved, but the size of fibroids slightly increased. Get the details, including the brand and dose, in the update to the Menopause Supplements Review >> 
11/20/2018

Soy Can Affect Thyroid

Daily intake of soy isoflavones (as found in soy protein and soy isoflavone supplements) can affect thyroid hormone levels – even in people with normal thyroid function, according to a recent study. For details, see the "Concerns and Cautions" section of the Menopause Supplements Review and the Protein Supplements Review.
9/16/2015

Soy Isoflavones Maintain Bone Calcium

A new study showed that soy isoflavones can reduce loss of calcium from bones in postmenopausal women. Certain formulations were more effective than others, although none was as effective as drug therapy. For details, see the Menopause Supplements Review >>
5/11/2017

Early Menopause & Vitamin D

Women who get more vitamin D from their diets have a lower risk of early menopause, according to a recent study. However, supplements don't seem to help. Get the details in the "What It Does" section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review >>
7/28/2018

Melatonin and Menopause

Can taking melatonin reduce the severity of menopause symptoms, such as difficulty sleeping, hot flashes, and sweats? Find out what a recent study showed in the What It Does section of the Melatonin Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Pick for melatonin.)
9/08/2020

Resveratrol for Menopause?

Can resveratrol decrease menopausal symptoms in women? Find out what a recent study showed in the What It Does section of the Resveratrol Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for resveratrol.

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