Your estrogen levels plummet… your moods swing from bad to worse… and your good night’s sleep takes a MAJOR hit.
But one of the worst things that happens to women going through “the change” is how their internal thermometer SKYROCKETS.
There are hot flashes while you’re awake… and night sweats while you sleep.
At least two-thirds [SH1] of menopausal women suffer through these symptoms, and more.
They’ll try to replace your hormones with synthetic estrogen. If you refuse, they’ll tell you to eat soy.
But soy is notoriously difficult for humans to digest… and is one of the crops that’s most commonly genetically modified… and SOAKED in pesticides.
Fortunately, there’s an alternative to soy that can balance your hormones… and KEEP your levels PERFECT… even as menopause sets in.
If you can’t stand the heat…
A member of the pea family, alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is so incredibly nutritious… farmers have favored it to feed to their livestock since the ancient Greeks and Romans.
That’s right, it’s hay!
But you don’t have to be a horse to reap the benefits of this green superfood.
If you’re an older gal, it can take the heat out of menopause.
The key is in the content of isoflavones, a type of naturally occurring compounds known as phytoestrogens.
Phytoestrogens come from plants… but they act like the hormones that you’re MISSING inside your own body.
The problem is that some phytoestrogens are TOO strong… and DISRUPT your hormone balance.
But not so with alfalfa.
Because its isoflavones have WEAK estrogen-like actions.
And for menopausal women, stronger ISN’T better.
You want to reap the benefits of compounds that MIMIC the action of estrogen… without actually changing your hormone levels.
These weak phytoestrogens actually compete with stronger estrogens for the same receptor sites in your body.
That keeps you from getting too much estrogen all at once.
But if you don’t have ENOUGH estrogen, alfalfa can give you a gentle nudge.
One of the phytoestrogens found in alfalfa is a plant sterol called coumestrol – and that’s one of the active ingredients that can also be found in soybeans.
But alfalfa has shown to be MORE EFFECTIVE than soy… and MILDER than estrogen replacement therapy.
In one study, Italian researchers found that supplementing alfalfa extract COMPLETELY ELIMINATED hot flashes and night sweats in two-thirds of the menopausal participants, when combined with sage.
The remaining third of the women STILL saw some improvement.
And there are ZERO side effects.
You can eat alfalfa sprouts… but be sure that they’re organic and from a trusted source.
Alfalfa supplements with therapeutic value, however, are made from the dried leaves of the alfalfa plant.
Dosages can vary, but most experts recommend you get around 80 to 100 mg a day of isoflavones to effectively manage your menopause.