Menopause supplements have become a popular choice for managing frustrating symptoms, such as hot flashes and irritability. But finding the best supplement for you can be extremely overwhelming, mainly because there are so many options available to women in menopause. Two of the most popular choices by women are Amberen and Estroven.
We are going to get down to the nitty-gritty of these two supplements in this article. And rest assured, a simple overview comparing the two will be featured further down in your reading if you are looking for a side-by-side comparison of Amberen vs Estroven.
Amberen vs Estroven – Let’s Start with Amberen
Amberen is a unique menopause supplement because it contains an innovative formulation of ingredients that improves the functioning of your endocrine glands (organs that produce hormones – like your ovaries).
There are two different formulations on the market: Amberen Multi-Symptom Menopause Relief and Amberen Multi-Symptom Perimenopause Relief (new to the market). Amberen menopause is intended for women who have not had a period in over one year, and are in menopause. In contrast, Amberen Perimenopause is for women ages 35+ who have had at least one period in the last year.
Amberen ingredients include:
- Ammonium succinate
- Calcium disuccinate
- Magnesium disuccinate
- Zinc difumarate
- Monosodium L-glutamate
- Tocopheryl acetate
Inactive ingredients include gelatin, rice flour, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, titanium dioxide, riboflavin, carmine, and water.
Both types of supplements contain similar ingredients, but Amberen Perimenopause also contains B vitamins (B1, B2, B6, folate, and B12)
What symptoms does Amberen relieve?
Amberen claims to provide symptoms relief for women in perimenopause and menopause. The symptoms you may experience an improvement in include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Low energy
- Insomnia and fatigue
- Difficulty concentrating
- Lack of interest
- Joint pain
- Weight gain
You can find a plethora of Amazon reviews on some of the most popular supplements, including Amberen. Indeed, Amberen has well over 1,000 reviews and has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
Positive reviews state that Amberen has completely turned many women’s lives around by improving all of the symptoms it claims to relieve, such as hot flashes and fatigue. Some women found it worked best to take it at night because it was more effective at suppressing night sweats when taken closer to bedtime.
Negative reviews found that the supplement made little to no difference in their symptoms and was too expensive. Additionally, many women are also concerned with the monosodium L-glutamate (MSG) that is in this product. The Amberen website does address why it uses MSG here and directs women to explore MSG further through the FDA.
Estroven has been on the market for over twenty years and has products designed to address specific menopause symptoms, such as weight gain, moodiness, stress, and sleep issues. Estroven has always been a popular choice because its formulation contains natural ingredients. Furthermore, many of the ingredients in Estroven have been studied independently for efficacy for menopause symptoms relief, such as black cohosh.
Estroven ingredients include:
- Standardized black cohosh
- Soy isoflavones
- Magnolia bark
- Gingko Biloba
- Synetrim CQ
- Rhapontic Rhubarb
Ingredients, and their concentration, may vary based on the type of Estroven supplement you choose. Estroven is appealing to many women because it does not contain hormones, GMO’s, or MSG, and it is vegan and gluten-free.
What symptoms does Estroven relieve?
There are many different Estroven products out there. However, Estroven Complete targets a wide array of symptoms women in menopause can experience, including:
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Mental fatigue
- Joint pain
- Trouble concentrating
- Low libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Improve bladder health
Over 1,000 women on Amazon give Estroven 4 out of 5 stars for its affordability and results.
Positive reviews state the Estroven relieved or cured hot flashes, boosted low energy levels, and improved moodiness. Also, most women who experienced results indicated that it took at least one month of consistent use of Estroven before they saw results.
Negative reviews remarked that Estroven didn’t work for them at all, or they experienced some type of adverse reaction to specific ingredients like melatonin. In a few rare cases, women have reported that they started their period again after being period-free for one year. This may be due to the ingredients that contain phytoestrogens, such as soy isoflavones.
Side By Side Comparison of Amberen vs Estroven
Consider this before you try a menopause supplement.
We at Perry strive to educate women in perimenopause and break down taboos surrounding this phase of life. Our goal is to help you thrive during menopause, and to do so, we believe you need to know what to expect when you enter perimenopause and what tools are available for you. Perry does not endorse any product.
Menopause supplements work for some women, but they do not work for everyone. Also, we know very little about the safety and efficacy of menopause supplements because few large clinical trials study menopause supplements. Moreover, women considering any supplements should be aware that federal law does not require supplements to be tested for safety and efficacy before becoming available on the market.
Your doctor is the best person to help make a recommendation for managing your menopause symptoms. Therefore, it is essential to consult your doctor when you find a menopause supplement you wish to try, as some ingredients may interfere with other health conditions or medications you are taking.
Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, does not take the place of medical advice from your physician, and is not intended to treat or cure any disease. Patients should see a qualified medical provider for assessment and treatment.