femMED Breast Health has recently undergone a Health Canada approved clinical trial involving pre-menopausal and post-menopausal women. Researchers say they have uncovered a possible way for women to favorably influence whether estrogen in their body takes a “beneficial” or a “disease-potential” path.
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Presented at the Experimental Biology 2011 Scientific Meeting
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Published in the journal Breast Cancer: Basic & Clinical Research
Breast Health is specially formulated to help promote healthy estrogen metabolism and support a healthy estrogen metabolite ratio.
Suggested Usage: Adults – take 1 capsule twice daily, with meals or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Caution: Do not take this product if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a sensitivity/allergy to Milk Thistle. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are attempting to conceive, if you have a pre-existing medical condition, or are taking prescription medications. Discontinue use and consult your health care practitioner if you have or develop symptoms of low estrogen, such as irregular menstruation, joint pain, hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, vaginal dryness, and/or changes in libido, or if symptoms persist or worsen. Some people may experience headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, rash, or joint pain.
This product does not contain dairy, egg, gluten, yeast, artificial colours and flavours.
Suitable for vegetarians
What is Indole-3-carbinol?
Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C) is a naturally occurring phyto-nutrient (plant based compound) found in vegetables like broccoli, kale, cabbage and cauliflower. I3C helps protect breast tissue by stimulating your body’s natural detoxifying enzymes. This aids the body in eliminating harmful estrogens and promoting a healthy estrogen balance.
I am 46 years old and suffer with pain and tenderness in my breasts. My doctor said that it is fibrocystic breast disease. Can Breast Health help?
Many women experience breast tenderness that is cyclic or continuous throughout the month. This is often caused by high levels of estrogen. Fibrocystic breast disease (FBD) is a condition also caused by high estrogen levels, resulting in pain, tenderness, lumps and a feeling of fullness in the breasts. Symptoms may range from mild to severe and typically peak before each menstrual period and improve immediately afterwards. FBD is estimated to affect over 60% of all women. It is particularly common in women between the ages of 30 and 50, and rare in women who have gone through menopause because estrogen levels decline in menopause. Breast Health contains ingredients that promote a healthy estrogen balance and help to reduce breast pain and tenderness.
Does your product contain any soy?
No, there is no soy or soy products in Breast Health. This product also does not contain any dairy, egg, gluten, yeast, artificial colours and flavours. Breast Health does contain indole-3-carbinol, milk thistle, calcium-D-glucarate, schizandra, stinging nettle, lignans and vitamin D.
Where are the femMED products manufactured?
All femMED products are manufactured at 3 pharmaceutically licensed facility in Canada. All production facilities maintain a Health Canada Pharmaceutical Establishment License (EL), and are therefore certified as following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). GMP is an overall quality standard enforced by the Health Protection Branch of Health Canada that includes raw material and product sourcing, testing requirements, record keeping and product tracking, manufacturing facility sanitation, personnel qualifications and more.
Are the products tested on animals?
No. We use only the finest ingredients – vitamins, minerals and herbs – and none of our formulas have been tested on animals.
What do you mean by “products are complementary”?
All of our products have been designed for women only, and during the development process, we were careful to ensure that our products could be used together. Therefore a woman needing support for her menopause symptoms, breast health and prevention of osteoporosis, for example, can use 3 femMED products together – Menopause Relief, Breast Health and Bone Health without worrying about contraindications. The only 2 products that should not be used together are our Sleep and Energy formulas.
Why do you use vegetable capsules instead of gel capsules?
We set out to create the highest quality solutions in the marketplace today. We were very much against the use of gel caps because of the process by which they are manufactured. Gel caps are derived from primarily pig and bovine skin and bones. Gel caps are commonplace in the supplement and pharmaceutical markets, but as a company, we believe that vegetable caps are the better choice.
What are additives?
When it comes to choosing a nutritional supplement what is NOT in the product is just as important as what is. Be sure to carefully examine the NON-MEDICINAL ingredients, sometimes called excipients or additives. Many popular brands contain fillers, preservatives, glazes, sweeteners, artificial colors, binders, deodorizers, chemicals and potential allergens, such as lactose, gluten, dyes and gelatin. Some products include chemicals like titanium dioxide and sodium benzoate, which can be associated with significant health risks. So it is important to read the label carefully before you buy.
femMED offers a range of top quality nutritional supplements designed specifically for women that are free of these undesirable additives.
Is femMED environmentally responsible?
Yes, we at femMED make every effort to ensure that our products and processes are as environmentally friendly as they can be, for instance:
femMED bottles are made from HDPE #2 and can be recycled through most municipal recycling programs. All of our bottles are free from BPA and phthalates and the cotton that we use is elemental chlorine free (ECF).
femMED products are not tested on animals.
femMED products do not contain any artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners or preservatives, fillers or chemical additives.