Pros & Cons
20+ years on the market
Effectiveness 4.5 of 5
Wide array of reviews of Estrovera on Amazon and company website (over 200 in total)
Clinical research showing rhapontic rhubarb reduces peri- and postmenopausal symptoms
/ Effective for those going through the menopausal transition. Results will vary.
Safety 3.7 of 5
Non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegetarian
/ Natural main ingredient, but with plethora of filler ingredients
Company does not acknowledge side effects
Not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also contraindicated for those with known or suspected estrogen-dependent cancers
Cost-benefit 4 of 5
Health company that's been in business for some time and appears to have fast service
/ Almost double the price in comparison to others, but overall quality product with strong reviews
Price around $60 for 1-month supply (via Amazon)
Score: 4.1 out of 5.0
Estrovera's number of years on the market is impressive in comparison to other brands. However, they do not mention exactly HOW the main ingredient reduces symptoms. Across their company website, they just showcase results of clinical trials and studies demonstrating that it does. It would be nice to be exposed to a formal explanation without having to dig around for it. Also, their money-back guarantee is only valid for products purchased through a participating Metagenics healthcare professional. Furthermore, in my opinion, it is deceiving for a company to advertise a “full refund” when they only reimburse a portion of the total cost. (Perhaps these healthcare professionals offer Estrovera to their clients for cheaper than Amazon's prices, but it is highly doubtful.) Aside from these hiccups, the supplement seems to be a viable, mostly plant-derived option for relieving menopausal symptoms.
Check out Estrovera's website for further details on the product here: www.estrovera.com
My Tips for Improvement:
- Offer money-back guarantee for FULL price of the product (refund available for up to $34.95 for 30 tablets and up to $94.95 for 90 tablets)
- List possible side effects on website instead of claiming there are none
- Make Estrovera available for purchase on product website
Estrovera Quick Fact Sheet
Main: Siberian rhubarb root extract (ERr 731®)
Other: Microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid (vegetable), croscarmellose sodium, silica, and enteric coating (ethyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl-methylcellulose, medium-chain triglycerides, ammonium hydroxide, sodium alginate, hydroxypropylcelulose, oleic acid, and stearic acid)
How Estrovera Works
Metagenics' - the company that produces Estrovera - site and the official Estrovera website do not explicitly explain how the supplement works to combat menopausal symptoms. However, after taking initiative and discovering external research on the main ingredient (ERr), it appears that rhubarb root contains phytoestrogens, which act similarly to endogenous estrogens in filling the hormonal void.
Take one tablet daily with a glass of water and food. Take the tablet at the same time each day or as advised by a doctor. If taking other medications simultaneously, consult with a trusted healthcare professional first before consumption.
Side Effects of Estrovera
Estrovera's website does not list any side effects. Even so, the supplement is well tolerated by most of the women who take it. For women who did exhibit side effects, some mentioned include digestive upsets (gas, bloating); depression; swollen and tender breasts; constipation; dizziness; and more.
Where to Buy Estrovera
Estrovera can be purchased from Metagenics' website (https://www.metagenics.com/estrovera) or from Amazon. If trying to purchase Estrovera from the product page (www.estrovera.com), you will be directed to purchase the supplement from a participating practitioner.
By Anita Myers, Expert Reviewer | Updated Mar 08, 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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