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Promensil Vitality

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Generic Name: Red clover isoflavones, calcium, vitamin D (cholecalciferol)
Product Name: Promensil Vitality

Indication of Promensil Vitality

Promensil Vitality may be used by women who are experiencing or have passed menopause

During menopause, Promensil Vitality may relieve the frequency and severity of hot flushes and night sweats.  After menopause, naturally-occurring oestrogen levels decline, so heart and bone health can be more difficult to maintain. 

Promensil Vitality contains calcium and vitamin D3Vitamin D helps calcium absorption, and a diet deficient in calcium can lead to osteoporosis in later life.

There are also lower strength and double strength products available.


Your doctor will be able to advise if this product is suitable for you.

Action of Promensil Vitality

Studies have shown that in cultures that have diets with an abundance of isoflavones (a type of phyto-oestrogen) fewer menopausal symptoms are experienced by women.

Isoflavones, the active ingredient in Promensil, are naturally occurring plant oestrogens found mainly in legumes such as red clover, chickpeas, beans and lentils. Promensil is made specifically from red clover which contains all four principal types of dietary isoflavones, unlike many other legumes. The isoflavones in Promensil can complement the body’s own oestrogen levels, which typically decline around menopause, and through this may help reduce menopause symptoms.

Promensil Vitality also contains calcium and vitamin D3, both of which are important for bone health. Calcium provides assistance in building and maintaining strong bones.  After the age of 40, calcium absorption in women starts to decrease. 

Dose advice of Promensil Vitality

Dose information

The recommended dose is one to two tablets daily, containing 40 mg of red clover isoflavones, 1,278 mg of calcium carbonate (equivalent to 500 mg elemental calcium) and 3.5 micrograms of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol).

There are two other formulations of Promensil without calcium or vitamin D available: one containing 40 mg red clover isoflavones (Promensil Menopause), and one containing 80 mg red clover isoflavones (Promensil Menopause Double Strength).

Your doctor will be able to determine which formulation is best for you. Always read the label. If you have any queries about the correct way to use Promensil Vitality, speak with your doctor. Individual results may vary.


Contraindications

Promensil Vitality should not be used under certain conditions. Tell your doctor if you:

  • Are being treated with therapy that involves reproductive hormones. These include:
    • Oestrogens (e.g. used in hormone replacement therapy);
    • Progesterones (e.g. used in hormone replacement therapy for women who have not had a hysterectomy);
    • Androgens (e.g. testosterone, sometimes used in hormone replacement therapy).


If you have any concerns, please speak with your doctor.


Precautions

Tell your doctor if you are not consuming a healthy balanced diet. Promensil Vitality is a dietary supplement and, as with other dietary supplements, it provides benefit only where dietary intake is insufficient. It should not be used in place of a healthy balanced diet.


Pregnancy

Promensil Vitality is used by menopausal and post-menopausal women. It is not recommended for use by women of reproductive age who may be pregnant.


Breastfeeding

Promensil Vitality is used by menopausal and post-menopausal women. It is not recommended for use by women of reproductive age who may be lactating.


Children

Promensil Vitality is used by menopausal and post-menopausal women. It is not recommended for use by children.

Schedule of Promensil Vitality

Unscheduled. Promensil is a complementary medicine or listed medicine in Australia.3

 

Please note that the Product Information including information such as what a product should be used for, how it works, the dosage and relevant side effects is created by the company who makes the product. For registered medicines, the Product Information is carefully validated by the relevant Australian health authority, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). However, for complementary medicines the Product Information is NOT routinely checked by the TGA. Therefore it is important that you do NOT take any complementary medicine without first speaking with your doctor.

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Dates

Posted On: 15 September, 2010
Modified On: 14 March, 2014
Reviewed On: 1 August, 2011


Created by: myVMC