Macafem – Does Macafem Really Work?

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Question: Because I suffer from a low sex drive, which has become even worse since starting menopause, I’m always interested in new products on the market and alternative ingredients. I read about a vegetable substance in a product called Macafem which is supposed to help with all kinds of ‘women’s’ problems. I have never heard of this before and was wondering how well it worked a when used instead of hormone replacements and the more common herbal products. Can you tell me how it works and more importantly, is it safe?


Answer: Because Macafem is all-natural, it should be perfectly safe for everyone to use, and is not known to cause any unpleasant side effects like some other treatments. While it is suitable for many different types of hormone-related conditions, such as PMS, low sex drive and even infertility, many women are using it to relieve the worst symptoms of menopause which can include hot flashes, anxiety, weight gain, mood swings and fatigue.

Macafem, as well as being the name of the product, is actually a root-like vegetable that is used in its dehydrated form. The manufacturer certainly makes it sound like a ‘miracle’ ingredient, but fails to provide clinical evidence to back up its claims. Long used in countries like Peru, the macafem vegetable is thought to have a balancing effect on the hormones in the body by stimulating the endocrine system. It is these hormones that, when decreased during menopause, cause most of the symptoms associated with this natural process which can last up to six years in some women.

Whether this product is the best treatment for all hormone related conditions remains to be seen and is currently not as well known or popular as the more conventional herbal meds (Black Cohosh, Red Clover for example) or hormone replacement therapy.

With the vast array of menopausal symptom relief products available today, many are quite effective in reducing those symptoms that plague women. It is important to use these products according to all the guidelines that come with the product in order to achieve maximum results. If you do shop for a menopausal symptom relief product in a health store, pharmacy or on the internet, you’ll often find many products do not contain the quality and/or quantity of necessary ingredients to effectively minimize menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings or weight gain. You should research your product of choice prior to purchase to find the best, most potent brand for your needs.

Natural treatment options can provide options for menopausal women so they can reduce menopausal symptoms such as weight gain, hot flashes/flushes, night sweats, decreased libido and mood swings. Finding the right product can be a difficult process considering the vast array of products and ingredients available. A quality menopause relief product should contain clinically proven ingredients that will help reduce menopausal weight gain and symptoms like hot flashes, hot flushes and night sweats, decreased libido while promoting hormonal balance. Below you'll find some of the most effective products that will help you resume living your life instead of merely enduring it.
#3 Avlimil
#4 Estrothin
#5 Macafem
#6 Menofreeze
#7 Remifemin
#8 Estrotone
#9 Promensil
#10 Estroven

Tips on Entering Smoothly into Menopause

  • Exercise regularly. It raises the metabolism, helps with depression and anxiety and controls weight. Any weight bearing exercise will help to maintain a healthy bone calcium content and reduce the risk of osteoporosis
  • Eat a diet that is rich in vegetables, fruits and essential fatty acids. Cold water fish, including salmon, mackerel, sardines, tuna and herring, are all good sources. Essential fatty acids help to support the nervous system which may be important for memory and brain function. Additionally they act as anti-inflammatories and maintain healthy skin. Try to include soy in the diet too as it supports estrogen regulation in the system.
  • Nuts and seeds should be added to the diet as a good source of fiber, protein and fatty acids. Flax seeds in particular are an important source of healthy anti-inflammatory fats that also regulate estrogen
  • Avoid high levels of sugar, alcohol, caffeine and over-processed foods. Quitting smoking will help reduce hot flashes and night sweats
  • Balance in the body helps to keep it healthy. Make sure to nurture your mind to keep it quick, your body to maintain physical well-being and your spiritual and emotional life to remain positive and healthy
**This is a subjective assessment based on the strength of the available information and our estimation of efficacy.