Estro Adapt 60 capsules - broccoli (DIM), hops, calcium glucarate and choline | AOR
AOR Estro Adapt promotes healthy and regular menstruation and balances estrogen.
• supports liver health
• promotes detoxification of toxins, carcinogens and excess estrogen
• reduces the risk of abnormal cellular growth related to excess extrogen in breast and cervical tissues
• balances levels of “bad" and “good" estrogens
• promotes healthy and regular menstruation
Good vs Bad Estrogens
Estrogen has long been considered a risk factor for a variety of women’s cancers, especially breast cancer. In fact, the risk of breast cancer has been shown to increase with the number of premenopausal years, when estrogen levels are highest. Research has shown that natural estrogens can also be classified as “good” or “bad”. For example, 16α-hydroxylated (“bad”)estrogen metabolites have stronger estrogen activity and are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, while 2-hydroxylated (“good”)estrogen metabolites are weaker and are not associated with increased risk of estrogen positive cancers.
Estro Adapt to the Rescue
Fortunately, there are natural solutions available that can help tip the balance towards the “good” estrogens, and to help detoxify and eliminate “bad” estrogens and xenoestrogens. The ingredients in Estro Adapt work together to promote a healthy estrogen balance and to promote the detoxification of harmful substances, thereby helping to reduce the risk of women’s cancers.
Estrogens are very important hormones. Although they are present in both men and women, their best known role is as the primary female sex hormones, and they are thus involved in the development of female characteristics and in the regulation of the menstrual cycle. Estrogens have over 400 different functions in the body, some of which include the maintenance of tissue strength, cardiovascular health, mood, bone health and vision.
Different Types of Estrogen
There are many different kinds of estrogens, which can be confusing. The general term “estrogen” tends to be used to describe all types of estrogens, including naturally occurring estrogen produced in the body, estrogens produced by plants (phytoestrogens) and environmental estrogens (xenoestrogens). What is important to note is that while some estrogens are healthy and beneficial, other types can have negative effects. The differences between so-called “good” and “bad” estrogens have already been discussed briefly. There are also compounds called xenoestrogens that can have negative biological effects.
For example, xenoestrogens, which are synthetic estrogens encountered in the environment, are particularly dangerous. These compounds can be present in synthetic hormones, pesticides and plastics. They do not react in our body the same way as natural estrogens, and can be difficult to eliminate from the body. Xenoestrogens have been associated with disrupted reproductive processes and an increased risk of cancer.
How do the ingredients in Estro Adapt help?
D-glucarate is a naturally occurring compound that is produced by the body in small amounts and is also found in many fruits and vegetables. D-glucarate plays a very important role in the detoxification of toxins and carcinogens. One very important detoxification pathway in the body is the glucuronidation pathway. Through glucuronidation toxic substances, environmental carcinogens and even excess levels of estrogen are neutralized, and then eliminated from the body.
Unfortunately, this important detoxification process can be disrupted by the enzyme beta-glucuronidase, which acts to reactivate the neutralized toxins. Elevated levels of this enzyme have been associated with an increased incidence of breast, prostate and colon cancers. This is where D-glucarate comes in. The primary action of D-glucarate is to inhibit the enzyme beta-glucuronidase, thereby promoting detoxification.
Research has shown that D-glucarate can inhibit breast cancer development in mice by as much as 70%. Calcium-D-glucarate’s inhibition of beta-glucuronidase also allows the body to excrete estrogen before it is reabsorbed by the body. In this way D-glucarate can help to encourage healthy estrogen metabolism, and prevent elevated estrogen levels. D-glucarate has been shown to lower serum estrogen levels in rats by 23%. Preliminary studies in humans show that D-Glucarate supplements are safe, and have the same effects on beta-glucuronidase in people that they do in animals. Studies on D-glucarate supplements in women at risk for breast cancer are underway, and it has been suggested that D-glucarate may provide a safe, effective and side-effect free alternative to the drug tamoxifen.
DIM is a naturally occurring phytonutrient found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli. DIM has been shown to promote the formation of 2-hydroxylated estrogen metabolites instead of 16α-hydroxylated estrogen metabolites. This means that DIM helps to push the balance of estrogen in the body towards the production of “good” estrogens and reduces the production of “bad” estrogens. In cell culture studies DIM has powerful anti-cancer effects, and has been shown to stop breast and cervical cancer cell growth in vitro. It has also been shown to block the activation of genes that promote cancer cell growth while activating genes that help prevent cancer.
Human studies also show promising results. DIM is currently used to treat Recurring Respiratory Papillomatosis caused by the Human Papilloma Virus and is in Phase III clinical trials for Cervical Dysplasia. Cervical Dysplasia is a precancerous condition also caused by the Human Papilloma Virus, and is highly correlated to the development of cervical cancer. Preliminary open-label testing has shown that treatment with DIM successfully resolved moderate to severe cervical dysplasia.
Sulforaphane is another naturally occurring substance found in the brassica family of vegetables, such as broccoli. Sulforaphane has been shown to stimulate the natural defenses of the body to prevent or improve chronic disease. It is a natural anti-oxidant and a potent inducer of phase II liver detoxification enzymes. The phase II detoxification enzymes are responsible for eliminating harmful toxins and carcinogens from the body. Additionally, research has shown that sulforaphane acts directly to inhibit cancer cell growth and to initiate apoptosis, or death, of cancer cells through a variety of mechanisms.
In regards to women’s health, sulforaphane has been shown to inhibit the proliferation of breast cancer cells, and to reduce their expression of the estrogen receptor, thereby interfering with the ability of estrogen to bind the receptor and initiate cellular proliferation and growth.
Hops Extract – 8-prenylnarigenin
8-prenylnaringenin (8PN) is a component found in hops that is a potent phytoestrogen, or plant estrogen. It has been shown to be of equal or greater potency as soy-derived phytoestrogens like genistein. In vitro 8PN has been shown to inhibit breast cancer cell proliferation by interfering with certain pathways mediated by the estrogen receptor. 8PN has also been shown to prevent angiogensis (the formation of new blood vessels to feed tumors) both in test tube and animal studies.
Furthermore, 8PN has benefits for women with menopause. One double blind randomized cross over study (specifically designed to take into account the high degree of "placebo" effect common with menopausal studies) showed that 8PN reduced hot flashes, night sweats and other menopausal symptoms significantly. In animal studies, it has also been shown to help reduce atherosclerosis and reduce cholesterol levels. It has been proposed that 8PN may help to prevent the incidence of cardiovascular disease associated with low estrogen levels. Lifenol®’s hops extract is standardized to contain an effective level of 8PN, and has been studied in numerous clinical trials.
A population-based analysis published in 2008 found that those who consumed the most choline had the lowest risk for breast cancer. Upon finding certain genetic polymorphisms, the authors concluded that choline may reduce cancer cell progression, but the mechanisms are not yet clear.
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Outside COVID-19 very little health news catches the attention of newspapers, unless it is something out of the ordinary.
One such news item was the result from an observational study among Chinese citizens of whom it was reported how those eating more eggs had a higher risk of diabetes 2.
Oh boy, here we go again was my first thought. First eggs were vilified due to their cholesterol content, and now that nonsense has been put to rest [link], they try to come up with another BS research. Yes, calling it BS.
Imagine, you are a notorious smoker and decide to give up smoking because your lungs are suffering and have developed COPD. Yet, it is too late and a lung tumour has been detected. Guess what? The clickbait headlines would go like "people that give up smoking, will develop lung cancer!".
That's how it works! Time and again we have to repeat: correlation is NOT the same as causation. This was an observational study, in which people were asked about their habits.
A much better research method is a clinical study in which people are meticulously followed after treatment.
Or a meta study in which several studies are lumped together and analysed.
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For a long time we thought these plastics would not be of any concern to us. However, invariably, most plastics end up somewhere in the environment: they sit at the bottom of the sea, mix into beach sand, and blow in the wind. They’re also inside us.
It's possible that humans may be consuming anywhere from 39 to 52 thousand microplastic particles a year. With added estimates of how much microplastic might be inhaled, that number is more than 74 thousand.
People who drink only bottled water ingest an additional 90 thousand particles.
When researchers from Johns Hopkins looked at the impact of eating seafood contaminated with microplastics, they too found the accumulated plastic could damage the immune system and upset a gut's balance.
Scientists are scrambling to understand the dose at which microplastics start to have noticeable health effects. Like air pollution or harmful construction materials, those who have more exposure or pre-existing conditions may be less able to tolerate plastic.
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For myself this was most dramatically present in my mom and her sister who both developed breast tumors in the late 70s.
While my aunt chose to get treated conventionally, my mom chose the other path and went to a doctor who practiced an alternative diet-based therapy. In the end both died, my aunt of breast cancer, and my mom of a massive heart attack when her (then considered) atypical symptoms were unrecognized in hospital.
Since then I've been watching with both disgust and admiration how science has ben progressing. Disgust because conventional science kept ignoring the positive impact alternative medicine, along with diet and lifestyle can have on health. Admiration because of the major advances that have been made using ever less disruptive and dangerous approaches.
While it sometimes may seem as if cancer is a modern disease, nothing could be further from the truth. Cancer occurrences have been noted throughout history.
Good and bad estrogensEstrogen has long been considered a risk factor for a variety of women’s cancers, especially breast cancer. In fact, the risk of breast cancer has been shown to increase with the number of premenopausal years, when estrogen levels are highest. Research has shown that natural estrogens can also be classified as “good” or “bad”. For example, 16a-hydroxylated (“bad”)estrogen metabolites have stronger estrogen activity and are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, while 2-hydroxylated (“good”)estrogen metabolites are weaker and are not associated with increased risk of estrogen positive cancers.
What is DIM?Did you know that the unassuming broccoli or those mounds of Brussels sprouts may hold the answer to preventing breast cancer?
These types of foods fall into category know as Brassica vegetables, all of which contain a plant compound that has been known to detoxify excess estrogen and work to prevent hormone-related cancers. When you eat these veggies, the chewing process releases plant enzymes, which in turn create a phytochemical known as indole-3-carbinol (I3C).
Detoxify your bodyA lot of people start the new year with resolutions and often, one of these resolutions is doing a 'detox'. Detoxification involves the removal of toxic substances from the body. Detoxification occurs mainly in the liver, but the kidneys, bowels and skin are also important when it comes to clearing toxins from the body.
Hormonal balance in the menopause
Even the healthiest woman can run into hormonal problems when she enters menopause: once perfectly balanced hormones like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone are now produced in decreased quantities and cause problems such as the almost innocent hot flashes. Extreme estrogen dominance however, can also lead to formation of cysts in breast and uterine tissue.
Take 2 capsules daily with breakfast or as recommened by a qualified health practioner.
contains per daily serving (2 capsules)
calcium d-glucarate 150mg
LIFENOL® Hops extract (0.12% 8-prenylnaringenin) 120mg
broccoli extract (300mg) with
- DIM (3,3'-Diindolymethane) 108mg
choline (bitartrate) 27.6mg
active ingredients (broccoli extract with DIM, calcium glucarate, hops extract, choline bitartrate), filler (microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin), anticoagulant (silica), veggie-capsule (hypromellose, water)
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Consult a health care practitioner if you are attempting to conceive, taking hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills or other medications, if symptoms persist or worsen, for use beyond 3 weeks, if you have or are predisposed to cancer or a liver disorder, or develop liver-related symptoms (e.g. abdominal pain, jaundice), depression and/or related diseases.
Consumption of Hops with alcohol, other medications and/or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended.
Some people may experience drowsiness. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle or involved in activities requiring mental alertness.
Discontinue use if you experience joint pain or hot flashes. Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if you experience irregular menstruation. May temporarily alter urine colour.
Consult a health care practitioner if urine does not normalize upon discontinued use.
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks) or any other animal byproduct.
suitable for vegetarians and vegans