ProCycle Gold Multivitamin-Mineral Supplement Menopause Formula

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Whether a woman chooses hormone therapy or not, the right nutritional supplement is essential for helping to manage menopause symptoms and support bones strength and cardiovascular health.

Doctor recommended, ProCycle Gold was formulated by pharmacists to provide the specific vitamins and minerals in the specific amounts clinically shown to benefit women during perimenopause, menopause and beyond.

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ProCycle Gold Multivitamin-Mineral Supplement Menopause Formula

  1. 1. in.”“Feel like yourself agaProCycle ®Gold Menopause FormulaMultivitamin-mineral supplementspecially formulated for menopause
  2. 2. Understanding Menopause and Perimenopause That embarrassing rush of heat that has you opening windows, peeling off clothes, or kicking off the covers. Common symptoms of Waking up at 2 am, 3 am, and again at 4:30 am, or lying perimenopause awake for hours. Walking into a room for something and • Irregular periods not having the slightest idea what it was. • Hot flashes/night sweats • Insomnia For many women, these are just a few of the not-so- • Crying for no reason subtle reminders that menopause is here or approaching. • Anxiety • Irritability, mood swings The Transition • Increased bone loss Every woman’s transition through menopause is Common symptoms and different. Some women have few symptoms or only concerns of menopause very mild ones. Other women find the quality of • Hot flashes/night sweats their lives significantly affected by changes in mood, • Insomnia memory, and productivity, and by uncomfortable • Loss of libido physical symptoms like hot flashes. • Vaginal dryness • Anxiety • Difficulty concentrating Perimenopause • Memory lapses Perimenopause is the term used to define the time • Incontinence of shifting and declining hormone levels as a woman • Weight gain approaches menopause and her last menstrual period. • Aching muscles and joints Symptoms may begin as early as a woman’s mid-30’s, or • Osteoporosis perimenopause may go by unnoticed. During perimenopause, a women may experience irregularity in her menstrual periods. PMS may intensify or become a problem for the first time in a womans life. Symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, insomnia, and changes in libido may begin to appear. Menopause Menopause is defined as a woman’s last menstrual period. The average age of menopause is 51, and a woman is considered postmenopausal when she has not had a period for 12 consecutive months.2 | Women’s Health America, Inc. • 800-558-7046 • www.womenshealth.com
  3. 3. For most women, more than one-third of life still lies ahead after menopause. At thistime of life, it is more important than ever for women to take care of themselves with aself-care approach that includes attention to diet and exercise.Whether a woman chooses hormone therapy or not, the right nutritional supplement isessential for helping to manage menopause symptoms and support bone strength andcardiovascular health. Perimenopausal women whose symptoms are primarily thoseof PMS, may find ProCycle® PMS most helpful. When symptoms are primarily those ofmenopause or menopause has occurred, ProCycle® Gold is the formula to choose.Evaluating Your SymptomsYour Personal Symptom ChartKeeping a Personal Symptom Chart is one of the easiest and best ways to determinethe pattern and severity of symptoms related to menopause. For greatest accuracy,fill in your Personal Symptom Chart on a daily basis — we recommend you set asidea specific time each day. After you’ve carefully charted your symptoms for two tothree months, discuss your findings with your healthcare provider. Together, you’llbe able to see the pattern in your symptoms and decide on the most appropriatetreatment for you. To download your copy of our Personal Symptom Chart, visit us at www.womenshealth.com or call us at 800.558.7046. We will be happy to fax or mail a copy to you. Women’s Health America, Inc. • 800-558-7046 • www.womenshealth.com | 3
  4. 4. Procycle® Gold for Symptom Management Doctor recommended ProCycle® Gold was formulated by pharmacists to provide the specific vitamins and minerals in the specific amounts shown to benefit women during perimenopause, menopause and beyond. ProCycle® Gold is a balanced formula with complete B-complex vitamins, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, and the nutrients you need for calcium absorption. u hot flashes, studies show that taking 400 IU to 800 IU of Vitamin E daily can For reduce the occurrence and severity of hot flashes and night sweats. Because hot flashes deplete our bodies of B vitamins, vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium, supplementing these vitamins and minerals is also important. u strong bones, adequate calcium (1000 mg) in approximately a 2:1 ratio For with magnesium (600mg) is essential. Vitamin D is also important for calcium absorption. Boron supports bone health by activating vitamin D and estrogen. u a healthy heart, Folic acid is known to lower the high homocystine levels For associated with heart disease and should be taken along with vitamin B6 and B12, which also influence homocystine levels. Studies have shown that vitamin E can reduce the risk of heart attack and that magnesium may be beneficial to the cardiovascular system. u healthy skin and vaginal dryness, vitamin A promotes the health of the For skin and mucous membranes, protecting against infections and roughness. Vitamin E has been shown to help with vaginal dryness. Sometimes called the anti-wrinkle vitamin, Vitamin C helps to maintain collagen. Selenium and copper are important antioxidants for skin and tissues. u anxiety, fatigue , and depression and fatigue, the B-complex vitamins help to For ease the many emotional difficulties associated with menopause. Extra vitamin B6 is typically necessary for patients on Hormone Therapy (HT).4 | Women’s Health America, Inc. • 800-558-7046 • www.womenshealth.com
  5. 5. u insomnia, calcium and magnesium produce calming effects on the brain and For are are essential for normal sleep. As with any multivitamin-mineral supplement, it is important to take ProCycle Gold daily, not just when symptoms appear. ProCycle Gold is best if taken two tablets twice daily. ProCycle Gold is formulated with the highest quality ingredients. Its all-natural coating contains no carcinogenic dyes.[ “Thanks to ProCycle Gold, at 55, I feel great and can’t remember the last time I had a migraine!” – Mary H, Brooklyn, WI ] Powerful Menopause Nutrients Vitamin E Sometimes called the “menopausal vitamin” because it may have chemical activities similar to estrogen, vitamin E may relieve hot flashes and vaginal dryness as well as psychological symptoms of menopause. Heart disease is the number one cause of death among women. We know from the Nurses Health Study that women who took vitamin E over a two-year period reduced their risk of fatal heart attacks by 40%. Calcium/Magnesium/Vitamin D/Boron Combination When it comes to strong, healthy bones, the synergistic effect of several vitamins and minerals is important. While calcium is essential for bone formation and maintenance, more and more studies are showing the importance of magnesium for bone mineral density (BMD). In fact, a total dietary program emphasizing magnesium instead of calcium megadosing is recommended. (See page 6.) Vitamin D is also important for stimulating bone mineralization and the intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphate. Boron is a trace nutrient thought to activate vitamin D. Folic Acid It is widely known that folic acid can lower the high levels of homocystine associated with two of the biggest concerns for postmenopausal women, heart disease and osteoporosis. Folic acid should be taken along with vitamin B6 and B12 which also influence homocystine levels. Women’s Health America, Inc. • 800-558-7046 • www.womenshealth.com | 5
  6. 6. ProCycle® Golds Nutritional Formula Is Clinically Proven A Total Dietary Program Emphasizing Magnesium Instead of Calcium Effect on the Mineral Density of Calcaneous Bone in Postmenopausal Women on Hormonal Therapy Guy E Abraham, MD and Harinder Grewal, MD The use of calcium supplementation for the management of primary postmenopausal osteoporosis (PPMO) has increased significantly in the past few years. A review of the published data does not support calcium megadosing during postmenopause. Controlled studies showed no significant effect of calcium intake on mineral density of trabecular bone and a slight effect on cortical bone. Since PPMS is predominantly due to demineralization of trabecular bone, there is no justification for calcium megadosing in postmenopausal women. Soft tissue calcification is a serious risk factor during calcium megadoisng under certain conditions. A total dietary program emphasizing Supplement Facts magnesium instead of calcium for Serving Size: 4 Tablets the management of PPMO takes into Amount Per Serving %DV+ account the available date on the Vitamin A (as 60% Palmitate and 40% as Beta Carotene) Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 5000 IU 250 mg 100 416 effects of magnesium, lifestyle and Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 800 IU 200 Vitamin E (Natural d-alpha tocopherol Succinate) 200 IU 666 dietary habits on bone integrity and Vitamin B1 (Thiamin HCl) 10 mg 666 PPMO. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) 10 mg 20 mg 588 100 Vitamin B6 (Pyridozine HCl) 20 mg 1000 When this dietary program was Folic Acid 800 mcg 200 tested on 19 postmenopausal Vitamin B12 (Hydroxocobalamin) Biotin 125 mcg 400 mcg 2083 133 women on hormonal replacement Pantothenic Acid ((D-Calcium Pantothenate) 10 mg 100 Calcium (Citrate, Amino Acid Chelate and Carbonate) 1000 mg 100 therapy who were compared to 7 Iodine (from Kelp) 150 mcg 100 control postmenopausal women, a Magnesium (Citrate, Amino Acid Chelate and Oxide) Zinc (Amino Acid Chelate) 600 mg 15 mg 171 100 significant increase in mineral bone Copper (Amino Acid Chelate) Selenium (Amino Acid Chelate) 2 mg 200 mcg 100 285 density (BMD) of the calcaneous bone Manganese (Amino Acid Chelate) 10 mg 500 Chromium (Amino Acid Chelate) 200 mcg 166 was observed within one year. 15 Potassium (Citrate) 48 mg 1 of the 19 women had BMD below Boron (Aspartate) 3 mg * Proprietary Blend the spine fracture threshold before Betaine HCl, Pancreatin 4X, Inositol, Hesperidin, PABA 328 mg * and Rutin treatment; within one year, only 7 of + - % Daily Value * - Daily Value Not Established them had BMD values below that Other Ingredients: Special Plant Cellulose, Vegetable Stearate, Natural Silica threshold. and Magnesium Stearate.6 | Women’s Health America, Inc. • 800-558-7046 • www.womenshealth.com
  7. 7. ProCycle® Gold + Diet + Exercise = Symptom ManagementSupplementing the right nutrients in the right amounts with ProCycle® Gold cango a long way toward managing menopause symptoms. Diet and exercise are alsoimportant. Just a few small changes can help to increase energy, reduce stress, andkeep symptoms to a minimum. 1. Eat Smaller Meals More Often— Instead of “three squares,” try eating three small meals and three protein- oriented snacks. Frequent small meals keep your blood sugar stable, avoid energy highs and lows and can help keep unwanted pounds away.2. Eat Wholesome— A balanced, wholesome, and high-nutrient diet with lotsof whole grains, leafy greens and other vegetables, lean protein foods, and fish withOmega-3 fatty acids like salmon can help reduce symptoms. Foods to avoid includesalty and high fat meats, high-fat cheeses, white bread, salty or sweet snacks, caffeinateddrinks, and alcohol.3. Avoid Food Stressors— Food stressors, irritants, and stimulants can makesymptoms like hot flashes and insomnia worse. These include foods high in refinedsugars and fats, processed or chemical foods, caffeine drinks (coffee, tea, colas), alcohol,and chocolate products. To help with insomnia, avoid large meals before bedtime. Forhelp with hot flashes, avoid foods that are spicy or acidic.4. Get Physical and Reduce Stress—Moderate exercise is great for overall fitness and helpsreduce stress. Exercise raises HDL (“good cholesterol”)and reduces triglycerides (fats) in the blood. It buildsstrong bones, increases heart and lung capacity, andreduces fluid retention. It also causes the release ofendorphins, nature’s mood elevators, and increasesoxygen and blood flow to muscles, reducing tension.Weight bearing exercise is particularly important tokeep bones healthy and strong. Research shows evena moderate amount of weight-bearing exercise likewalking or jogging for 30 minutes, three or four times aweek can help. Yoga is a great way to keep your entirebody supple and relax your mind at the same time. Women’s Health America, Inc. • 800-558-7046 • www.womenshealth.com | 7
  8. 8. ProCycle gold ® menopause formula .”“Feel like yourself again“I started using ProCycle® Gold ten yearsago after hearing women at work talkabout how miserable hot flashes weremaking them. I didn’t want that to be me.A coworker gave me my first bottle ofProCycle Gold. The product informationsaid it had the level of vitamins andminerals appropriate for my age groupand could help me avoid hot flashesand other menopause symptoms. Evenmore important to me, were the nutrientsProCycle has for bone health. I have aform of asthma and take steroids that makebone density a concern, so I decided to Specially formulated to help managegive it a try. I can’t say ProCycle instantly menopause symptomscured me of anything, but ten years later,I’ve never had hot flashes and my bone • Hot flashes • Bone losstests have all been positive — without • Insomnia • Anxietytaking hormones. They say an ounce ofprevention is worth a pound of cure. To order, call: 800-558-7046I’d have to agree!” or online at – Mary M, Eau Claire, WI www.womenshealth.com Women’sR Health A M E I C A Madison Pharmacy Associates, LLC • Restore, LLC Madison BioDiagnostics, LLC • Cyclin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 1289 Deming Way • Madison, WI 53717 • 800.558.7046 • Fax 888.898.7412 www.womenshealth.comCopyright © 2006 Women’s Health America, Inc. All rights reserved. The material in this brochure is provided for educational purposes only. It isnot intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease and has not been evaluated by the FDA. Always seek the advice of your healthcare Rev 04-2010provider with questions or before undertaking any diet, exercise, or other health program. Ref# RBPCGBKLT-02

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