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Supplements to Increase Estrogen Levels

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author image Lauren McGregory
Lauren McGregory has been writing professionally since 2000. She writes for eHow, LIVESTRONG.COM and several private clients. McGregory holds a Master of Science in nursing and is a registered nurse in the intensive care unit at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital.
Supplements to Increase Estrogen Levels
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Overview

There are several different reasons why a woman’s estrogen levels can drop such as stress or certain medications. Other health conditions like menopause or polycystic ovarian syndrome can also cause severe drops in estrogen levels. When these levels drop, serious symptoms can develop such as mood swings and hot flashes. It’s also possible for a woman to lose her sex drive when estrogen levels drop. It is for this reason that it is important to supplement the estrogen levels to keep these bothersome symptoms at bay.

Herbal Maca

According to Natural Hormone Replacement Supplements, herbal maca is said to be one of the best herbal supplements to help replace natural estrogen levels in women’s bodies. It works in a manner that allows the body to create more of its own estrogen, as well as increases progesterone and testosterone. Herbal maca can help to increase the sexual desire and completely eliminate hot flashes. Maca is a vegetable, similar to the turnip, that grows in the Andean plateaus of Peru.

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Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh has been used for years to help treat many different symptoms of menopause and low estrogen. The Natural Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine states that black cohosh has been proven to help relieve night sweats, hot flashes and severe mood swings. This supplement helps stimulate the blood flow to the uterus and helps the body to naturally increase estrogen development.

Red Clover

Red clover supplements have also been used for years to help increase estrogen levels. It is a supplement that is easily tolerated by most people, which makes it a choice for many doctors to offer to their patients who are having problems with a low estrogen level. The supplement relieves the symptoms of low estrogen, including hot flashes and night sweats. Because the effects of the red clover supplement are usually mild, it is usually used in tandem with other supplements for optimum effect.

Chaste Tree Berry

Chaste tree berry works in a similar manner as herbal maca as it allows the body to produce its own natural hormones instead of replacing them. This herb will relieve breast pain and can help treat infertility. A person who takes chaste tree berry on a regular basis will begin to notice hormone levels regulating naturally. They will begin to feel better overall and their symptoms will begin to diminish drastically. Chaste tree berry can also be known by the name monk’s pepper, and is an extremely common supplement for use with low estrogen levels.

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