Natrol® Complete Balance® for Menopause AM/PM is a supplement designed to work separately as AM and PM formulas, eliminating a range of hormonal imbalance symptoms that occur during the menopausal transition. Among them are hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, and more.
30+ years in business
Effectiveness 3.5 of 5
Over 100 customer reviews of Natrol Complete Balance for Menopause AM/PM on Amazon
/ Effective for peri- and postmenopausal women. Results will vary.
No clinical research on company's site proving product efficacy
Safety 3.5 of 5
Does NOT contain yeast, wheat, milk, egg, added sugar, preservatives, or artificial colors and flavors
Several short-term side effects mentioned, none mentioned for use
Not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing and women with certain medical conditions (full list below)
Cost-benefit 4 of 5
Good cost benefit: considering price, customer reviews, and service
Price around $10 for 1-month supply (via Amazon)
Score: 3.7 out of 5.0
Natrol® has been on the market for quite a number of years, its clientele base proving that. I like the concept of having a supplement for the morning and another for the evening, with the evening supplement including melatonin as a natural sleep aid. However, the (in my opinion) unnecessary ingredients added into each supplement's blend and the countless side effects that can occur from consumption knock this brand's product down a few notches. Also, Natrol® does not sponsor any clinical trials or research proving the effectiveness of the supplement. Overall, due to its low cost and popularity, I would say that Complete Balance® for Menopause AM/PM is a practical solution for relieving menopausal symptoms in the short-term, but I would advise women to search for a more natural option that works with the body's hormones instead of introduce exogenous ones into the body.
Visit the official product page for further details: https://www.natrol.com/products/complete-balance-for-menopause-ampm/
Main: Vitamin B1 (from thiamine), vitamin b2 (riboflavin), vitamin B6 (from pyridoxine hydrochloride), folic acid, vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin), calcium (from calcium carbonate), soy extract, soy isoflavones, black cohosh extract, triterpene glycosides
Other: Gelatin, purified water, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, dibasic calcium phosphate, acacia gum
Main: Calcium (from calcium carbonate), soy extract, soy isoflavones, melatonin
Other: Gelatin, purified water, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, acacia gum
Natrol® Complete Balance® for Menopause AM/PM has a proprietary blend of vitamins, minerals, and herbs that all work together and play a part in relieving a variety of menopausal symptoms. For example, from personal research, I found that the soy and black cohosh extracts, in particular, introduce phytoestrogens into the body, filling part of the estrogen gap left when ovarian hormone production eventually stops.
Take one capsule from the AM bottle in the morning. Do not use these supplements if you have a history of liver problems and/or consume alcoholic beverages. Discontinue use immediately if any side effects (mentioned below) occur. Do not use if pregnant or lactating. If you have an allergy to soy, ask your doctor before using.
Take one pill from the PM bottle a half hour before sleeping. Consult with a trusted healthcare professional before use if you have an autoimmune condition, depressive disorder, or are pregnant or nursing. This supplement is not to be used when driving a vehicle or operating machinery. As with the AM formula, people with soy allergies should consult with a doctor before use. For both formulas, store in a cool, dry place out of reach of children.
Side effects that can occur from taking the AM formula include fatigue, abdominal pain, vomiting, yellow eyes/skin, loss of appetite, fever, light-colored stools, or brown urine. If they continue or become more severe, discontinue use and consult with a doctor.
Complete Balance® for Menopause AM/PM can be bought directly from the company website (www.natrol.com) as well as through major retailers - Target, Walmart, the Vitamin Shoppe, Vitacost. It can also be purchased from pharmacies, such as Walgreens and CVS, and online retailers, like Amazon.
By Anita Myers, Expert Reviewer | Updated Jul 30, 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.
A better understanding of how your body works will help you cope with hormonal fluctuations.
Detecting symptoms of hormonal imbalance can prevent you from developing serious conditions.
Implement simple lifestyle changes and natural approaches to prevent, manage, and relieve symptoms.