What is Menopause?

Menopause is not an illness or medical condition, it’s a natural hormonal journey that every woman will experience. Menopause literally means the last monthly period of a woman’s life. However, it is confirmed when a woman has not had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months. The gradual decrease in the ovaries’ production of estrogen during this time is simply the body’s natural evolution from the fertile child-bearing years to a whole new stage of life.

Symptoms caused by the natural decline of estrogen levels in the body can begin many years leading up to a woman’s last menstruation during a time know as peri-menopause, as well as after menopause, known as post-menopause.

For most women, menopause usually occurs between the ages of 45 to 55 and the average age is 51 years.

However, around 1 in 100 women experience the menopause before 40 years of age. The main key difference between the peri-menopause and the menopause is that throughout the peri-menopause you can experience changing periods – length of cycle, duration of period where as someone going through the menopause will have no periods for 12 months or more.

It is a slow process that takes place over time, but there are three distinct phases.


The first stage is Perimenopause, which usually begins several years prior to menopause and can last 3-4 years. This phase is often experienced in a women’s early to mid-40s. The female body starts to slowly produce less estrogen and your cycle can become less regular. During this phase some will also start to experience menopause symptoms for the first time. These may include:

Irregular periods
Increased fatigue
Difficulty getting pregnant
Moodiness or Anxiety
Hot Flashes


Menopause is the phase when the body stops releasing any eggs, which also causes your periods to stop completely. While most women experience menopause as a natural process due to age, there are also some external events that can bring on an early menopause, such as a hysterectomy or chemotherapy cancer treatments.


Once you have not had a menstrual cycle for one year’s time, you are considered to have go through menopause and entered the postmenopause phase. Menopausal symptoms will fade during this time as you move on to the next stage of your life.

Benefits of Red Clover

Red Clover (trifolium pretense) is a flowering plant in the legume family. It is a perennial herb that commonly grows in meadows across Europe, Asia and North America and is one of the world’s oldest agricultural herbal extract crops. The plant contains a high level of isoflavones which are a type of phytoestrogen, plant-based compounds that have are chemically similar to estrogen. Historically in folk medicine red clover was used to help with a variety of conditions including asthma, whooping cough and gout.

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) is one of the world’s oldest agricultural herbal extract crops, which is high in isoflavones (natural phytoestrogens). Red Clover isoflavones mimic the action of estrogen and are widely used by women to maintain their health and vitality especially during the time of menopause. Red Clover contains twice as many types of isoflavones and in higher concentrations than soy.

Today red clover is most commonly used as a herbal extract, which is high in isoflavones (natural plant estrogens). Red Clover isoflavones mimic the action of estrogen and are widely used by women to maintain their health and vitality especially during the time of menopause. You can obtain isoflavones through diet, for example chickpeas and soya milk, but you would need to consume a lot to get the recommended daily intake of 80mg of isoflavones to assist with hot flashes and night sweats. This is where Promensil Menopause Support Tablets can help.

Promensil contains 4 key isoflavones (Genistein, Daidzein, Biochanin A and Formonoetin) that help balance female hormones by mimicking the effects of estrogen in the body, which in turn help support women during the menopause. Unlike traditional hormone therapy (HRT), these natural plant estrogens prefer to bond with beta estrogen receptors and show no affinity to bond with alpha estrogen receptors.