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FemCo (MediHerb) Part 2

On August 25th, 2013

FemCoIn part I we discussed some of the amazing herbs that make up the supplement Femco to assist ladies in balancing hormones.  In Part II, we teach you how to read those labels on the herbs from the Mediherb Company, the makers of Femco.

Mastering the Label: (How to read the MediHerb Label)

I have often felt badly for patients who don’t understand herbal terminology on the labels of herbal products. It is easy for companies to hide, or maybe it is better to say not disclose important information that helps a person make an intelligent decision in deciding whether a particular product is best for them and a good value. For instance, many labels do not tell which part of the herb is used as in the case of Echinacea. Traditional use of Echinacea is on the root and not the flowering tops. The flowering tops are less expensive and less effective in most cases whereas the root holds high levels of important compounds highly esteemed. Here are a couple of things you can do to master labels quickly.

If you take a look at the MediHerb Label for FemCo notice it contains 166.6 milligrams per tablet of Schisandra fruit. That is actually FemCo_Label166.6 mg of a 6:1 concentrate (if you notice to left). Notice below the Schisandra fruit 6:1 extract it says “from Schisandra chinensis fruit 1.0 grams. This means there is actually 1.0 grams of Schisandra per tablet. MediHerb achieves this by concentrating the herbs at 6 parts to 1 and putting in the 166.66 milligrams of this concentrate. The same applies for the other two herbs listed below as well. This makes the value and cost of this product a real winner. It is concentrated enough to get the job done with just a few tablets (typically 3/day) and cost effective. You might ask for a more in depth article from us on the topic if you have interest in more detail.

Conclusion:

If you are experiencing hormonal imbalance feel free to contact our office and we can set up a consultation with you to see if this fits your needs. It is helping many already and may be just the help you are looking for too!

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