Menopausal symptoms? Treat them with Ease…

Posted by on Aug 20, 2010 in herbal medicine | 3 comments

Or not.

I just wind of a new product called EaseFemin™, a supplement with a proprietery formulation that the manufacturers are calling IsoFactor™. These specific isoflavones and flavare derived from a unique Brazilian red propolis, which is a resin collected by honeybees. Evidently, propolis has been used in folk medicine since around 300 BC and clinical data show that it is non-toxic.

Theoretically, Ease-Femin™ taken once-daily, addresses irritability, hot flashes and night sweats. Moreover, an antioxidant has been added to fight cellular damage caused by free radicals circulating in the bloodstream.

Does this sound a bit too good to be true?

I would say, yes.

My first concern is that I did a search on propolis. And as an isoflavone compound, it’s not been studied extensively in menopause or any other condition. The second concern I have lies with isoflavones themselves. As I’ve written of late, it seems that only specific isoflavone compounds, namely S-Equol and daidzein, appear to have any sort of demonstrable effect on hormonal symptoms. So I am not entirely convinced about whether or not this is an exciting new avenue or the promise of spending money ($36.99 a month) for a product that won’t do much of anything.

This is another case of buyer beware. The research simply isn’t there to back the use of the product. At least not yet.


  1. 8-20-2010

    if it sounds too good to be true, it is? oh well, guess i will keep flashing and learn to live with it.

    • 8-20-2010

      Definitely not my friend! There are a lot of great solutions with some research to back them up. What? You don’t read my blog? ;-p

  2. 6-18-2013

    El propóleo es una mezcla resinosa que las abejas recolectan de las yemas de árboles, los flujos de savia, o de otras fuentes botánicas. Se utiliza como un sellador para espacios abiertos no deseados en la colmena. El propóleos es utilizado para pequeños espacios (aproximadamente 6 mm (0,24 pulgadas) o menos), mientras que los espacios más grandes se llenan generalmente de cera de abejas.

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