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 Estrogen Balance 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. Estrogen Balance contains ingredients that promote a healthy estrogen balance and help to reduce breast pain and tenderness.
Why Is Estrogen Metabolism Important?
We know that approximately 80% of breast cancers are estrogen dominant. And a woman’s exposure to estrogens increase her risk. So ideally, we want to reduce the amount of harmful estrogens, and stop its action at the early stage. So going organic in foods, cleaning supplies and cosmetics can limit xeno-estrogens in your body, and they can act as estrogen modifiers at the receptor site.
If you have already had breast cancer, are BRCA2 positive and are taking Tamoxifen, could femMED Estrogen Balance be taken as one of treatments for breast cancer to reduce risk of re-occurrence? Could femMED libido be taken?
Yes, you can consider taking Estrogen Balance and Libido. Estrogen Balance contains a unique blend of natural ingredients that help protect breast tissue by aiding detoxification, helping the body eliminate harmful estrogens and promoting a healthy estrogen balance. Specifically, it helps raise levels of 2-hydroxy estrogen, which is a form of estrogen that is breast-protective. In fact, several studies have shown that as levels of 2-hydroxyestrogen increase and levels of 16-hydroxyestrogen decrease, the risk for breast cancer decreases.
femMED women’s Estrogen Balance formula was just recently involved in a double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trial that was published in a peer reviewed journal called Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research. This study was also presented at a prestigious scientific conference. Researchers evaluated the product in 47 pre-menopausal women and 49 post-menopausal women for 28 days. On day one and 28, they analyzed blood and urine samples for estrogen metabolites. They discovered that femMED’s Estrogen Balance supplement significantly increased the mean urinary concentration of 2-hydroxy estrogen in pre- and post-menopausal women (by 110% and 88%, respectively). The Estrogen Balance supplement was well-tolerated, and displayed no adverse side effects.
Low libido can be caused by a number of factors, including hormonal imbalance, such as low estrogen and/or testosterone. femMED’s Libido product contains ingredients help to increase sexual desire, blood flow to the pelvic area and alleviate dryness.
Does your product contain any soy?
No, there is no soy or soy products in Estrogen Balance. This product also does not contain any dairy, egg, gluten, yeast, artificial colours and flavours. Estrogen Balance does contain indole-3-carbinol, milk thistle, calcium-D-glucarate, schizandra, stinging nettle, lignans and vitamin D.