Estroven® Maximum Strength plus Energy is a one of six Estroven® products. Estroven® Maximum Strength plus Energy prides itself in containing twice the amount of naturally-sourced black cohosh than other leading brands (plus other clinically proven and naturally sourced herbs and constituents) to help reduce menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, mood swings, low energy, fatigue, and more.
20+ years on the market
Effectiveness 4 of 5
Over 100 reviews for this Estroven product on Amazon
Clinical studies proving efficacy of black cohosh and soy isoflavones easing menopausal vasomotor symptoms
/ Works throughout menopausal transition. Results vary since the blend acts differently for everyone.
Safety 3 of 5
Does NOT contain synthetic estrogen, preservatives, or any common allergens (yeast, wheat, gluten, and lactose)
Company does not list any side effects
Soy and black cohosh contain lots of phytoestrogens, women with hormone-receptive conditions (breast, cervical, or ovarian cancer; endometriosis; fibroid tumors) beware
Not recommended for women who are pregnant, nursing, or may become pregnant; or for those with liver damage or high blood pressure
Cost-benefit 4 of 5
Price less than $15 for 1-month supply (via Amazon)
Good service with company that's been in business for a while
Good cost benefit - considering price, supplement options, and quality - but downside is numerous contraindications and user-reported side effects
Score: 3.7 out of 5.0
In my opinion, the company's long time on the market is one of its most impressive features. There was not much online about who this company is since they seem to be a third-party distributor, but the plethora of relatively positive reviews of Estroven® Maximum Strength plus Energy and the product's widespread availability seem to make up for that. If I'm being completely honest, my major concern is that of the immense amounts of phytoestrogens present in this product, which could aggravate hormone-receptive health conditions. However, with proper vigilance before beginning the supplement regimen, Estroven may be a viable answer to alleviating menopausal symptoms.
Check out Estroven's website for further details on all of their products here: http://www.estroven.com
Main: Calcium, black cohosh root extract, soy isoflavones, green tea leaf extract, yerba mate leaf extract, magnolia bark extract
Other: Microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, silicon dioxide, polyethylene glycol, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide (color), riboflavin (color)
Estroven's site isn't 100% clear on HOW their ingredients work to relieve menopausal symptoms. Nevertheless, the company does credit the reduction of hot flashes and night sweats to black cohosh and soy isoflavones. It also attributes relief from irritability, fatigue, and mood swings to the magnolia bark and green tea with yerba mate.
Take one capsule per day near mealtime. For best results, daily intake is recommended for a minimum of 60 days. Please consult with a healthcare professional before taking. Store the supplements at room temperature with no exposure to heat, humidity, or direct sunlight.
Estroven's website does not mention any side effects for any of their products. However, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, taking excessive amounts of black cohosh can cause liver damage, headaches, abdominal pain, diarrhea, visual disturbances, joint pain, nausea, tremors, and more. Consult with a trusted medical healthcare professional before use.
You can find where to buy all Estroven® products online at: https://www.estroven.com/. Most Estroven® products are available for purchase in major pharmacy retailers, such as CVS, Walmart, Target, Rite Aid, and Walgreens. Use the store search tool on their website for locations near you.
By Anita Myers, Expert Reviewer | Updated Jul 18, 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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