Egyptians grew it as a food crop as far back as the first century. About 700 years later, it first appeared in European beer recipes. By the 17th century, it was a standard ingredient across the beer-making world.
Hops may be a humble vine, but it has remarkable properties. It’s not just a flavoring in beer. Brewers originally used hops in spite of its bitter flavor. Because it contains plant compounds that act as natural preservatives.
Hops also contains compounds that can boost human health and comfort. Especially for women.
Here’s why this powerful “brewer’s secret” is key to the success of Symprogen – Best Life Herbals’ complete support formula for the change.
Ease Your Hormonal Imbalance
One of the hallmarks of the change is a drop in estrogen levels. This so-called “female hormone” is vital for maintaining feminine health.
It’s a rise in estrogen levels that triggered your transition into adulthood. As your estrogen levels went up, your body matured and she became fertile.
At the end of your fertile years, your estrogen levels drop. This hormonal change can lead to moodiness, the blues, hot flashes, vaginal dryness and discomfort, a thinning of the vaginal wall, and many other issues.
Hops don’t contain any estrogen. But it contains compounds that bind to your cells’ estrogen receptors. This promotes many of the same effects that estrogen has on your body. And studies have found this can discourage some negative effects of the change.
According to experts from Oregon State University, one compound in hops may be the most potent estrogen mimic we’ve ever found in Nature.1
It’s called “8-prenylnaringenin” – or 8-PN for short. And studies show it may be a key to easing the discomfort and frustration of the change.
Hot Flashes? Hops to the Rescue
Back in 2006, researchers in England worked with animals suffering with a model of hot flashes. With lowered estrogen levels, their subjects’ skin temperature rose as waves of hot flashes hit.
Then the doctors gave their subjects 8-PN. Within just two days, their skin temperature moved back towards normal. Just two days!2
In another animal trial, Italian doctors lowered their subjects’ estrogen levels. The animals began showing signs common to the change. Then doctors gave their subject a hops extract.
The effects of lower estrogen began to reverse. Even the subjects’ vaginal lining began to rebuild itself.3
Just how potent is hops? According to Spanish researchers, even the small amounts found in beer can make a difference.
In a 2017 review of studies, they report regularly drinking a moderate amount of beer could boost heart health, ease hot flashes, and even fight bone loss. All because of the potent plant compounds in hops.4
Hops May Be the Answer You’ve Been Looking For
I’ve only found a handful of human studies on hops and hot flashes. But the results of those studies are encouraging.
A 2010 study, published in the journal Phytomedicine, tested just 100 micrograms of 8-PN. (A microgram is 1 millionth of a gram.)
Even this tiny amount of 8-PN had a measurable effect. It was small, but clear.5
A larger study split volunteers into 3 groups. Some women took a placebo. Others, either 100 or 250 micrograms of 8-PN for 12 weeks.
Both hops groups got significantly better relief from effects of the change than the placebo group. The scientists noted the hops groups especially got relief from hot flashes.6
Imagine being able to sleep through the night again. Saying good-bye to the constant hot-cold-hot roller coaster of hot flashes. Maybe even getting rid of those awful mood swings. That could be your future, because the evidence is piling up.
A Middle Eastern study recently had results similar to the previous two studies.
Doctors tested volunteers going through the change before the trial and at 4, 8, and 12 weeks. While a placebo group made some improvements, the gains were far bigger in the hops group.
Again, the doctors noted women taking hops extract had far fewer hot flashes.7
According to a 2016 report, hops do more than bind to estrogen receptors. It also encourages higher levels of the hormone prolactin. Lower prolactin levels are linked to some of the change’s most frustrating effects. Hops also appear to help lower levels of other hormones that increase that discomfort.8
But that’s not all hops can do for you.
Slowing – or Halting – Bone Loss
One of the effects of lowered estrogen is a loss of bone density. The other effects of the change may be frustrating. But this one is downright dangerous. Weak, brittle bones can put you on the sidelines permanently.
That’s why you’ll be glad to know research suggests hops may give your bones a huge boost.
To keep themselves strong, your bones constantly break down rebuild themselves. Cells called osteoblasts support new bone growth, while osteoclasts break down old bone. Estrogen helps regulate osteoclasts, so that the breakdown process doesn’t go faster than the rebuilding.
When your estrogen levels drop, the breakdown process – called resorption – may move faster than the building process. Even worse, if you haven’t been getting enough calcium, vitamin D, or certain other nutrients, the breakdown process may have been slowly eating away at your bones for years.
It’s that big drop in estrogen that makes brittle bones such a problem for mature women. And since hops can act like estrogen, doctors thought maybe it could help.
It appears they were right.
Build Bone Defenses
Strong bones help ensure your independence. And compounds found naturally in hops promote strong bones.
For example, Japanese scientists identified 2 such compounds – xanthohumol and humulone – in 2014. Both help slow the process of bone resorption. They called humulone’s activity as “extraordinarily strong.”9
A 2015 study in Scientific Reports found xanthohumol partially blocks the formation of osteoclasts – the cells that break down bone. In an animal model of the change, this resulted in significantly less bone loss. The scientists discovered xanthohumol works, in part, by switching certain genes “on or off.”10
They also discovered it interferes with a signaling pathway linked to systemic irritation. In a few moments, I’ll reveal why that may be a bonus benefit of hops extracts.
A German study discovered hops extracts also support bone-building osteoblast activity. In tests, hops extracts triggered higher levels of several compounds linked to stronger bones… including von Willebrand Factor.
This factor is best known for its role in blood clotting. But it also inhibits the bone-breakdown activity of osteoclasts.
The German researchers also found hops extract inhibits IL-6 another molecule linked to systemic irritation.11
So what does this have to do with bone health? Just this: These molecules are connected to age-related joint damage.12 So hops extracts appear to defend your bones and joints in more than one way.
10 Powerful Defenses Against the Effects of the Change
Hops alone could be a blessing to any woman going through the change. But it’s just one of the 10 potent defenses you’ll find in Symprogen. There’s…
- Vitamin D3 – key to absorbing the calcium your bones need to stay strong and healthy.
- Black cohosh – One of the best-studied natural defenses against hot flashes and other frustrating effects of the change.
- Avocado-Soy Unsaponifiables – Soy helps ease problems like hot flashes and night sweats, while avocado provides more defenses for bone health.
Plus six more potent, natural defenses to help you feel more like your old self again. So you can function during the day… and sleep like a baby at night.
Imagine fewer hot flashes… not waking up drenched in sweat… feeling fewer mood swings. All while supporting bone health… and helping defend against changes in your uro-genital system that can make sex a decidedly unpleasant experience.
With Symprogen, it’s all within your reach.
And you don’t have to take our word for it, because…
You Can Try It for Yourself – Risk-Free!
Here at Best Life Herbals, we’re so sure you’ll love Symprogen, we’ve made trying this formula for yourself a “no-brainer.” Because we’ll take all the risk.
If you’ve been suffering the discomfort and frustration of the change, try Symprogen. We promise you’ll love it, or well buy it back.
Whether you order one bottle or a 6-month’s supply, you have a full year to make up your mind. That’s right: 12 full months. It’s the best guarantee in the business.
That’s how confident we are you’ll love Symprogen.
Plus, if order as few as 3 bottles, the shipping’s on us! I’d say you can’t get a better deal… but you can.
Maximum Relief Combined With Maximum Savings
When you order multiple bottles of Symprogen, we save money. Packing and shipping for 3 bottles isn’t that much more than for 1. So why not share the savings with you? It just seems like the right thing to do.
That’s why we offer per-bottle discounts starting with orders of just 2 bottles. Order 2 bottles instead of 1, and your per-bottle cost drops by 10%. And the savings go all the way up to 22% when you order 6 or more bottles.
And regardless of the quantity or the price, you’re still covered by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. With a full year to make up your mind, you never have to feel rushed.
We can’t imagine a better deal:
- Maximum relief with Nature’s most potent ingredients
- Maximum savings for the best value available, and
- Maximum peace of mind with our full-year satisfaction guarantee.
Why put up with the frustration and misery? Serious relief is within your grasp. Put the brewer’s secret to work for you. Check out Symprogen today.
Yours in continued good health,
The Best Life Herbals Wellness Team
The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to treat, cure, diagnose or prevent any disease.
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