Frequently Asked Questions
Fem-Flax® - Recommended Dose
Should this be the case, we recommend that you take 6 Fem-Flax capsules per day. In that each bottle of Fem-Flax contains 180 gel caps, this provides an effective 30-day treatment plan. Some women elect to take 3 capsules in the morning and 3 before bedtime. You may take Fem-Flax in any varied increment you like, as long as the entire dose is taken within a 24-hour period.
It is important to stay fully hydrated as Fem-Flax is a high-fiber product.
This dosage will reach maximum bioavailability within 15 to 20 hours of ingestion. Fem-Flax will stay in your system for between 48 and 72 hours and has no residual effects. Continue to take Fem-Flax for as long as your pre, peri, or postmenopausal symptoms persist. Each capsule of Fem-Flax contains 700mg of potent flax hull lignans, including 60 to 70mg of SDG lignan (Secoisolariciresinol Diglucoside). In all, Fem-Flax contains the full-spectrum of 27 flax hull lignans.
Working together, these lignans create potent chemicals within the body called phytoestrogens. These phytoestrogens mimic the good behavior of the female estrogen (estradiol), but not the bad. Phytoestrogens have the unique capability of binding to estrogen receptor cells. This action not only balances hormones and eliminates menopause symptoms, but also blocks the accumulation of real endogenous estrogens, which are known to stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells, as well as other types of cancer.
This factor is especially beneficial to women with a history of ER-type breast cancer or who are likely candidates for breast cancer, colon cancer or melanoma (in men and women), uterine cancer, and prostate cancer (in men). In a 2007 report the SDG lignans in Fem-Flax where also found to be as effective as Tamoxifen in reducing the risk of reoccurring breast cancer cells.
Six capsules per day may sound like a lot of product but actually only equates to about 4.2 grams, or slightly less than a teaspoon. It must be remembered that Fem-Flax is produced by crushing and separating the outer hulls of flaxseeds (about 18% of the total individual seed weight) from the inner seed portion. The (larger) oily embryo portion of the flaxseed is not used in the production of Fem-Flax.
During production, no liquids or heat are introduced to relieve the outer hull from the seed as this could degrade the bioavailability of the end product or reduce shelf life. We use a proprietary roller press procedure that exacts 10,000 pounds of (cold) pressure per square inch. Once separated, the outer hulls are further processed to a fine powder which is then encapsulated.
This laborious process (while expensive) allows Fem-Flax to be the most potent and pure form of flax hull lignans available today. Fem-Flax is 10-times more potent than whole ground flaxseed and 700 to 800 times more potent than other whole foods rich in plant lignans.
We suggest that you add Fem-Flax to your daily health regimen, not only for its menopause symptom management capabilities, but also for the prevention of cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis and other ailments common to aging women and men.