Menopause and phytoestrogens

I am menopausal and have been using a progesterone cream for 8 weeks but am also taking a vitamin/menopause supplement in the form of tablets. This includes a range of vitamins and minerals and other items such as green tea extract, sage and flaxseed lignans. My GP also recommended red clover. I am also trying to follow a healthy diet which includes flaxseeds with my oatmeal breakfast every day.

I am concerned that I may be taking too many items which have a phytoestrogen affect. The vitamin/menopause supplement has 120mg soya isoflavaone and the red clover 40mg. I am therefore taking a total of 160mg per day. Is this dangerous?

My main problems are feeling a little anxious and not myself. I have tried just using a cream but felt that this was not enough. I would appreciate your help.

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Jun 30, 2010
Menopause and phytoestrogens
by: Wray

Hi there I'm not in favour of the phytoestrogens, however mild they are, they still have an oestrogenic affect on us. The green tea extract, sage and flaxseed are all excellent. If you are still feeling anxious it could be you're not using enough progesterone. I generally recommend between 100-200mg/day. For more info please see our web page on Menopause. If you do decide to increase the amount, please read this web page on Oestrogen Dominance. It can occur when increasing the amount. If you feel anxious you might like to read our web page on Anxiety. Take care Wray

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