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June 20, San Clemente, Calif. - Metagenics, Inc., a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company focused on improving health, has announced that it will be hosting a free webinar for health care professionals on July 16, 2012 at 9 a.m. PST to address menopause relief.

June 25, 2012  By Massage Therapy Canada

discussion will include using a whole systems approach entitled “Scientific Breakthroughs in
the Natural Management of Menopausal Symptoms
.” The Metagenics
University webinar will be presented by Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS, vice
president of scientific affairs at Metagenics.

estimated 6,000 women in the U.S. reach menopause every day (two million
annually). But symptoms typically begin in the phase known as perimenopause,
which can last anywhere from two to 10 years. A wide range of vasomotor,
physical, and psychological symptoms can negatively affect a woman’s quality of
life on a daily basis in perimenopause and well into postmenopause.

the list of menopausal complaints are hot flashes and night sweats, two
vasomotor symptoms that can occur any time of day. Some women may experience 10
or more moderate to severe hot flashes in a single day," said Dr. Minich,
who is a practicing research clinician and frequently lectures to professionals
on advancements in women’s health approaches. “Well-designed clinical studies
have demonstrated that a novel rhubarb extract known as 
ERr 731 provides
effective relief for menopausal hot flashes that is comparable to conventional
hormone therapies, but without the associated potential for serious adverse


Due to
their well-known risks, hormone therapies are not recommended as a long-term
approach—and are primarily indicated for moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms
in postmenopausal women under age 60. And natural approaches—such as soy/clover
isoflavones, hops, flax lignans or black cohosh—may offer a higher degree of
safety for both peri- and postmenopausal use, but have shown a varying degree
of clinical success and lack adequate scientific support that demonstrates a
high degree of efficacy.

webinar will include a discussionon about ERr 731, one of the most thoroughly
researched phytoestrogen selective estrogen receptor modulators (phytoSERMs) to
date. ERr 731 is a novel extract of Siberian rhubarb root and the key
ingredient in Metagenics’ Estrovera dietary supplement. In published clinical
studies, ERr 731 has been shown to:

  • Significantly reduce the
    number and severity of menopausal hot flashes and night sweats compared to
  • Significantly relieve
    (compared to placebo) a wide range of other menopausal symptoms, including
    sleep disturbances, poor mood, physical and emotional 
    joint and muscle complaints, and urogenital symptoms
  • Be well-tolerated and produce
    no clinically relevant changes in safety parameters—including
    gynecological findings, vital parameters, and laboratory safety parameters
    after 108 weeks of clinical observation.

ERr 731
contains no estrogen, and all active constituents of this extract of a garden
rhubarb relative have been identified as hydroxystilbenes, primarily
rhaponticin. Multiple in vitro and in vivo studies for toxicology and
metabolism also demonstrate a high degree of predicted safety.

menopause symptoms can be heavily influenced by lifestyle choices, the webinar
will also include lifestyle modification strategies that not only help
alleviate symptoms but promote overall health as well. Menopause is an ideal
time for women to adopt habits—including healthy eating, appropriate
nutritional supplementation (e.g., bone nutrition), and regular exercise—that
help maintain body composition, bone density, cardiovascular health, blood
sugar balance, and cognitive health.

focus on these areas of health is critical in any discussion on
menopause," said Dr. Minich. "It’s important to provide guidance for
proactive health maintenance so female patients can live their lives to the

Click here to register
for the “Scientific Breakthroughs in
the Natural Management of Menopausal Symptoms
” webinar that will
take place on July 16, 2012 at 9a.m. PST.

is the exclusive U.S. distributor of ERr 731, which is the primary ingredient
in Estrovera. Click here for more
information on purchasing the product.






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