We were asked to check out Amberen a few months ago now. We hadn’t forgotten and finally investigated just how effective it is for losing weight in women going through the change.
Most women begin to go through the menopause between 40 and 55 years of age with what can cause drastic changes to their lives. With symptoms such as hot flashes, weight gain, and unexplainable mood swings, many women look to treatments that can reduce the symptoms of menopause.
Whilst treatments like hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can offer a solution by replacing the female hormones no longer produced, there are associated risks and side effects with this approach (see see Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) information by NHS). That’s why natural menopause supplements have gotten popular as they promise a side effect free way to reduce the symptoms of menopause.
Amberen is 100% natural and manufactured in a GMP facility that sets out standards of quality control, safety and purity of its ingredients. Having first been released in the US in 2006, Amberen is has been available in the UK since 2010.
Amberen is recommended to be taken continually for 90 days by consuming two easy to swallow 2 capsules each day. The results are suggested to having longer lasting benefits that continue for a further 3 months after stopping taking the capsules.
Amberen is a menopause relief supplement that looks to combat the symptoms often seen leading up to and during menopause.
The manufacturers claim you can get “guaranteed relief” from the symptoms experience by women approaching or suffering from menopause.
With a high satisfaction rate of 92.6% claimed, this natural menopause supplement is said to be clinically tested to give “magical results”.
Many women gain weight when approach or going through the menopause, Amberen claims to promote…
statistically significant weight loss without significant changes in their lifestyle.
Being the Diet Pills Watchdog it’s these claims that we are most interested in.
Whilst the ingredients are outlined they are within a 400mg proprietary compound and so the individual amounts are not revealed.
The serving size is 2 capsules that add up to 400mg, which is not a lot considering the standard capsule size is 600mg (1,200mg for 2 capsules). We assume the capsules are either tiny otherwise the remaining 800mg is just fillers or binding agents.
Here are the ingredients, what they are and what they do:
Amberen is first and foremost a menopause supplement that also claims to reduce weight gain in women approaching or during the menopause.
The ingredients are in low dosages and apart from MSG are not thought to cause negative side effects.
Whilst the ingredients in Amberen are said to be 100% natural there is Monosodum Glutamate (MSG) as one of the main active ingredients. This is somewhat an unusual choice as MSG has been shown to trigger side effects such as headaches, sweating and more seriously heart palpitations and chest pain.
Caution: If you are taking prescription hormones (HRT) or suffering from hypothyroidism you are advised to speak with your professional physician. Amberen is not recommended for patients with thyroid goiter and extreme forms of uncontrolled arterial hypertension.
Warning: Any women taking prescription drugs that are designed to alter your natural hormone levels, or if you’re a cancer survivor or have a severe thyroid disorder seek professional medical advice before taking Amberen.
There are quite few reviews from happy customers on both the UK and US versions of the official site. These include doctors who apparently “love to recommend it”. Whilst these extol the virtues of the supplement we are keen to see independent customer reviews.
We found 152 customer reviews on Amazon.com giving an overall rating of 2.9 out of 5 stars.
Feedback is very mixed with the majority of consumers either loving it or feeling disappointed.
The evidence is high suggesting that Amberen can relief some of the symptoms of menopause.
When it comes to weight loss the clinical studies are less conclusive. The manufacturers say:
weight loss was not clinically evaluated by test administrators during the Amberen clinical trials
So what are they saying? On the one hand Amberen claims weight loss is clinically proven and yet in the FAQ claims it wasn’t tested for!!!
That said some of the women did report losing some weight but there is NO clinical evidence to support weight loss claims. If you’re buying this supplement for weight loss then you may wish to look elsewhere.
Amberen is available without prescription online from the official UK and US sites. The USA version only allows the purchase of the “Buy 2 Get 1 Free” package at $99.98, which includes a complete 90-day course. The UK version allows a “Pay as you go” option that is a single 30-day pack costing a fairly expensive £44.95. There is the more cost effective “buy 2 packs and get the third pack free” option costing £89.90 + £3.45 postage and packing.
There does appear to be a 30-day money back guarantee on offer if you purchase from the official website.
The bottom line is if you’re looking for a menopause supplement in particular then Amberen looks to be as good as any. But it’s not a dedicated diet pill and there is NO clinical evidence to suggest it can promotes weight loss. Whilst some have reported losing a few pounds a number of consumers have not reported any weight loss whilst taking it.
It’s not too cheap either if you opt for just one bottle. Only if you’re willing to go immediately for ordering multiple bottles does it become cost effective.
We liked the fact that lots of consumers have appeared to have tried Amberen. The results were very mixed though, reporting success with some of the common menopause symptoms and none for many others.
If this website was the MenopauseWatchdog then maybe this supplement would be approved, but it’s not. Judging Amberen on its weight loss merits alone we are going to reject it.
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