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HRT Alternatives | Red Clover

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Is red clover effective for treating menopause symptoms?Is red clover effective for treating menopause symptoms?


While it is not as highly studied as soy, red clover has shown promising results for treating menopause symptoms such as night sweats and hot flashes (in woman who take 40–80 mg a day). There is also promising research on the rise regarding its ability to improve bone health, improve cardiovascular function, and prevent cancer.

Like its cousin, soy, the phytoestrogens (isoflavones and coumestans) in red clover resemble human estrogen well enough that they can weakly bind to estrogen receptors. The isoflavones, however, do most of the heavy-lifting when it comes to managing hot flashes and night sweats.

Side-effects of red clover are mostly unstudied and/or unproven, but some evidence suggests that it may contain some blood thinning properties. Also, if you already have high estrogen levels, it could have negative effects.

Be sure to talk to your doctor if you think red clover may be a good option for you. Never take anything without physician approval.


This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

04-12-2003 - 03:02 PM


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