10+ years on the market
- Free advice line: NurseAid
- (800) 211-8021
- Clinical trials performed on the product (more info below)
- Works for any stage of menopause, peri to postmenopause. Results vary since women may react differently to the blend.
- Customer service offers 60-day money-back guarantee for purchases from the website (most women report improvements after 2 to 3 months of usage)
- Price (via amberen.com): $50 for 30-day supply, $80 for 90-day supply, $160 for 180-day supply
How Amberen Works
Amberen's proprietary blend supports and rejuvenates hypothalamus function, which mends communication with hormone-producing organs, such as the ovaries. As a result, the severity of menopause symptoms decreases.
- Ammonium succinate - a colorless crystal that is used in medicine as well as perfume esters and lacquer manufacturing; claimed to block free radical activity
- Calcium disuccinate - a mineral that aids in the transport of calcium before digestive system absorbs it
- Monosodium L-glutamate - commonly known as MSG; sodium salt of glutamic acid that is a popular food additive for its flavor-enhancing effects
- Glycine - amino acid that helps regulate brain cell functions
- Magnesium disuccinate - a form of magnesium that facilitates muscle relaxation, improves cardiovascular health, and more
- Zinc difumarate hydrate - a type of zinc that supports immune system functions, metabolism, creation and excretion of hormones, and more
- Tocopheryl acetate - also known as vitamin E acetate; consists of vitamin and acetic acid to help fight free radicals
Gelatin, rice flour, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, titanium dioxide, riboflavin, carmine, water
Amberen Safety & Side Effects
There is no information presented on the official website pertaining to safety for long-term use. Nevertheless, three double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized studies have been conducted to prove the product's effectiveness, and the ingredients have been extensively tested for over 45 years. Nevertheless, this supplement is not recommended for women with thyroid issues (goiter), fibroids, and hypertension.
Side Effects of Amberen
On the company website, they claim there are no adverse side effects of taking Amberen, and none were reported during clinical trials. However, customer reviews on Amazon mention a variety, including mood swings; allergic reactions and headaches (mainly from MSG); weight gain; stomach aches; and more. Side effects seem to subside after discontinuing use.
(1,000+ reviews - Average rating: 3.6 out of 5)
Reviews from customers who purchased a 30-day supply:
Positive reviews praise Amberen for relief from hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain, night sweats, headaches, insomnia, low libido, and more, despite its steep cost in comparison to other menopause supplements.
Negative reviews are focused more on the product's ineffectiveness despite using it for the recommended period of time, its high cost, and side effects of gastrointestinal issues, allergic reactions (itchiness from the MSG), and more.
(60+ reviews - Average rating: 4.0 out of 5)
Less representative due to the low number of reviews:
Positive reviews credit Amberen for relieving mood swings, issues with weight gain, joint pain, hot flashes, insomnia, lack of energy, and more.
Negative reviews mention failed alleviation of symptoms. Also, it appears that for most, weeks or months of supplementation are needed before effects are felt.
Take 2 tablets per day, one orange and one white (after breakfast). Avoid caffeinated drinks when taking Amberen. For best results, the recommended duration is for at least 90 days. For guidance, dosage adjustments, or menopause consultations, NurseAid is available via email or phone.
Where to Buy Amberen
Amberen can be purchased via its official website: http://amberen.com/. It can also be bought on Amazon and in some pharmacy chain stores, such as CVS, Walmart, and Walgreens.
Throughout the years, some women are continuing to question the company's legitimacy. Amberen was previously marketed specifically toward substantial and sustained menopausal weight loss. However, the company was sued by the FTC in 2015-2016 for unsupported claims. They were found guilty and had to remove weight loss claims from their marketing strategies.
Amberen® is a registered trademark.
By Anita Myers, Expert Reviewer | Updated Dec 07, 2018
I am truly passionate about helping others find the path to better health, wellness, and spirituality through yoga. I blog at Anita's Wellness Journey.
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- Amberen, http://amberen.com/
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