2 oz Tube
With Dong Quai, Licorice and Black Cohosh
Alone, or in concert with Pro-Gest® use, many women have found Emerita Phytoestrogen Body Cream can be an effective product for maintaining balance.
The word, phytoestrogen, comes from "phyto," meaning plant, and "estrogen" due to the ability to affect estrogenic activity in the body. It is important to know that although phytoestrogens may have some similar actions to estrogens, they are not true estrogens such as our bodies produce.
Phytoestrogens can either act as weak estrogens, or provide precursors to substances that affect our estrogen activity. To understand how phytoestrogens work, it is important to understand a little about how our hormones work in general.
Viewed simplistically, hormones are typically manufactured and released by various glands, organs and tissues into our blood stream where they can then travel to target tissues. These target tissues contain receptor sites that are specific to certain hormones. When the hormones bind to the receptor sites, they can initiate an effect on the target tissue.
Phytoestrogens can bind to estrogen receptors in our bodies and have either pro-estrogenic effects, or anti-estrogenic effects on the target tissues. How it affects the tissues depends in part on how much estrogen our bodies are already producing and how saturated our receptor sites are. If our estrogen levels are low, as in menopause, empty estrogen receptor sites can be filled with phytoestrogens, which can exert a weak pro-estrogenic effect (phytoestrogens may be anywhere from 1/100th to 1/1000th the strength of estradiol). If our estrogen levels are high, as in some women who suffer from PMS, then phytoestrogens can compete with our own estrogens for binding to receptors. When the phytoestrogens are successful, they decrease overall estrogenic activity because their effect on the target tissues is less than if estradiol had been allowed to bind.
Emerita has chosen the following phytoestrogen-containing herbs for this unique formulation: Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Chaste Tree Berry (Vitex agnus-castus), Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) and Clover (Trifolium pratense).
These phytoestrogen-containing herbs are combined with the following natural ingredients:
- Aloe Vera Gel: used for its healing and soothing properties.
- Ginseng (Panax ginseng): shown to help alleviate dry skin and reduce wrinkles.
- Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate): a natural antioxidant, known for its moisturizing and absorption enhancing properties.
- Black Walnut Leaf: a natural anti-microbial agent.
- Jojoba: used for its moisturizing properties.
- Evening Primrose Oil: long used for its healing and soothing properties.
Emerita Phytoestrogen Body Cream contains no estrogen, mineral oil, petroleum or animal products and has not been tested on animals.Ingredients:
Phytoestrogen Ingredients: Deionized Water, Carbomer, Jojoba Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Cetyl Ester, Glyceryl Stearate, Ginseng Extract, Sesame Oil, Dong Quai Extract, Glycerin, Peg-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Aloe Vera Gel, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Black Walnut Leaf Extract, Black Cohosh Extract, Licorice Root Extract, Chaste Tree Berry Extract, Evening Primrose Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Grape Seed Extract, Red Clover Blossom Extract, Propylparaben, Butylene Glycol, Orange Oil
Available in 2 oz bottle size.