Aging comes with various life changes. In particular, women around the age of 50 can expect to tackle new profound effects on comfort, quality of life, and certain health risks. Normal vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats, and heart palpitations) may be the most obvious manifestations of this part of the lifecycle, but it’s important to screen for other manifestations like changes in memory and focus, skin, and mood.
Cardiovascular and bone support are also important considerations. This protocol addresses some of the most important areas of support, but not all patients will need every formula in this protocol (and others may need additional targeted support).
Best practice includes family/personal medical history, risk factor assessment, and initial/follow-up measurement of biological markers through blood, saliva, or urine to enable tailored recommendations for a more individualized approach.
Take 1 capsule daily for the duration of needed support
Black cohosh, dong quai, hops, ginkgo, diosgenin, and a 1:1 ratio of DHEA and pregnenolone for balancing support during menopause.BioFem Transition monograph
Resveratrol Plus Flavonoids
Take 3 capsules daily (may be divided) between meals for the duration of needed support
Trans-resveratrol, hawthorne, bilberry, hesperidin, EGCG and Pycnogenol® for comprehensive antioxidant support.Resveratrol Plus Flavonoids monograph
Take 3 capsules daily (may be divided) for the duration of needed support
5-blend buffered vitamin C plus hesperidin and niacin to provide support with minimal digestive upset.BioPotent C monograph
Cardiovascular & Bone Support
Vitamin D3/K2 Emulsion
Take 5 drops once daily for the duration of needed support
Biologically active cholecalciferol and menatetrenone in organic olive oil emulsion for optimal absorption.Vitamin D3/K2 Emulsion monograph
Take 1 capsule up to twice daily for the duration of needed support
100 mg per capsule sunflower lecithin-stabilized coenzyme Q10 plus BioPerine® for greater absorption.Ultra CoQ10 monograph
Mood & Cognition Support
Take 2 capsules daily for the duration of needed support
St. John’s wort, GABA, 5-HTP, lithium and activated B vitamins to support positive outlook and sense of calm.Eskaloft monograph
Take 2 capsules up to three times daily for the duration of needed support
L-acetyl L-carnitine, nattokinase, phosphatidylserine, R-ALA, and huperzine A to support neuronal health and cognitive function.CogniFactors monograph
Midlife Balancing Skin Support
Apply a dime-sized amount (approximately 1.2 g) to face and neck once daily. Each application provides approximately 3.6 mg USP estriol. Apply daily for the duration of needed support
Plant-based estriol plus moisturizers that may improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve the overall look of the skin.Rejuvenate monograph