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  Questions On Benefits Of Taking FX menopause
  Questions On Usage of FX menopause
  Questions On How FX menopause Works
  Who Can Take FX menopause?
  Questions On Side Effects
  Questions On Safety
  Questions On Composition
  Storage
  Availability


 


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  Questions On The Benefits Of Using FX menopause

  1.  How soon after taking FX menopause will I be able to see any effect?

We would suggest that a month is a fair trial of FX menopause for first time users. Most of our first time users have reported noticing improvements by the end of the second week. Please see FX menopause Flush Diary.

Please don't be discouraged, however, if you are one of those users whose body requires a longer period of time before you notice any significant effects. All human studies to date have indicated positive results within 2 weeks for the majority of women, once you have found the right level of intake for you as an individual - please refer to Questions on Usage.

If you have any questions regarding usage, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or by telephone on +44 (0)1270 747 963; our main office hours are from 8:30 - 17.30 hrs Monday to Friday, but you will often find your call is answered in the evenings and weekends until 22.00 hrs. Out of hours, do leave a message with your name and telephone number, including dialling code and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

  2.  I've had some very "vivid" dreams whilst taking FX menopause; is this common?

This has been reported by a small number of first time users in our human trials. It is unusual for these dreams to continue for longer than a few days. If this disturbs you, try taking your capsules earlier in the day or indeed, reduce your intake.

  3.  What are the other positive effects of FX menopause?

Our human studies have identified many benefits, the most common being increased energy, improved sleep, improved emotional wellbeing and significant improvement in skin tone and texture, particularly on the face.

  4.  I started taking FX menopause three months ago and now I'm feeling great, can I stop taking it now?

By all means, experiment by stopping your intake. However, nearly all women find that once they stop taking FX menopause, the benefits stop and they are soon back to where they were before they started.

Don't forget that once you have got started with FX menopause, you do not need to take it every single day of the week. It is worth experimenting to see what suits you; an erratic approach seems to fit best with the majority of our users. It may sound strange, but you will know when you need more and equally, when you feel good, kick back and take less.

If you have any questions regarding usage, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or by telephone on +44 (0)1270 747 963; our main office hours are from 8:30 - 17.30 hrs Monday to Friday, but you will often find your call is answered in the evenings and weekends until 22.00 hrs. Out of hours, do leave a message with your name and telephone number, including dialling code and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.


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  Questions On Usage of FX menopause

  1.  How many capsules should I take a day?

Consume according to need, as shown below.

Note: It is normal for the first few months intake to be higher than that needed for long term maintenance of wellbeing.

Perimenopausal (fairly regular periods).
 
  Day 1 onward
Capsules (average)   1 capsule
 
Perimenopausal (periods 2 to 4 months apart).
 
  Day 1 onward
Capsules (average)   1 capsule with breakfast
1 capsule with the evening meal
 
Start-up Usage – Menopausal (no period for 4 months or more), Postmenopausal & Hysterectomy.
 
  Day 1 onward
Capsules (average)   1 capsule with breakfast
1 capsule with lunch
1 capsule with the evening meal
( 3 capsules total )


Do spread the intake over the day, e.g.: 1 with each meal not 3 at one time.

Benefits can take between 2 to 60 days to be noted - these data are supported by our studies. [1].

The key to noting benefits lies in ensuring you have the right intake for you as an individual. From our studies, it is apparent that no two women are the same over time. We are happy to discuss individual needs - please call our Customer Support line for assistance.

Please adjust your intake of FX menopause according to your diet and wellbeing. Caffeine, alcohol and some over the counter medications can reduce the effectiveness of FX menopause.

Do spread your intake over the day, for example: if you are post menopause, try 2 in the morning and 1 late afternoon and not 3 at one time.

Do experiment to see what the correct intake is for you as an individual. For some women, this can be 1 capsule/day; others may need 3 capsules over the first 2-3 weeks.
 
Once you have been taking FX menopause for a few weeks and the benefits have kicked in, you should be able to reduce the start-up intake (please see next question). As a result, most women find that the 60 capsule pack will last anywhere from one and a half to two months (£ Sterling: 48p to 64p/day; Euros: 0,52 to 0,69/day; US: 67 – 89 cents/day). Costs for peri-menopause women will more than likely be less as their intake will be lower (Average daily cost: £ Sterling: 24p – 48p; Euros: 0,26 to 0,52; US: 33 – 67 cents).

Please try to avoid drinking tea/coffee or alcohol within half an hour of taking your capsules, as these may affect the absorption of FX menopause. Note: certain soft drinks such as Colas and some sports drinks also contain caffeine. Remember you don’t have to give up cups of tea or coffee, just work around them!

If you have any questions regarding usage, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or by telephone on +44 (0)1270 747 963; ; our main office hours are from 8:30 - 17.30 hrs Monday to Friday, but you will often find your call is answered in the evenings and weekends until 22.00 hrs. Out of hours, do leave a message with your name and telephone number, including dialling code and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

  2.  I've been taking FX menopause for over three weeks now, is it OK to start reducing my intake?

If you feel that you have achieved maximum benefits, do experiment by reducing your intake by 1 capsule, run that for 4 or 5 days and see how you are.

If you are still fine, you may wish to try reducing your intake by one more capsule; if you notice that the beneficial effects reduce, then go back up to the level at which you were previously doing well. You will soon be able to establish the optimum level for you in the long term.

Do remember that you do not need to take FX menopause every single day. Intake can be erratic, for example, take your capsules during the week if you work and reduce/stop at the weekend.

If you have any questions regarding usage, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or by telephone on +44 (0)1270 747 963; our main office hours are from 8:30 - 17.30 hrs Monday to Friday, but you will often find your call is answered in the evenings and weekends until 22.00 hrs. Out of hours, do leave a message with your name and telephone number, including dialling code and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

  3.  Is there any way to maximise the effectiveness of FX menopause?

Users have reported positive synergistic effects when taking FX menopause in conjunction with vitamins and minerals such as Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E and /or Evening Primrose Oil/Starflower Oil.

You could also increase your dietary intake of other foods which contain phytoestrogens such as spinach, broccoli, cherries, many of the red and dark berries, lentils, tofu, flaxseed, bean sprouts, etc. Our vegetarian customers tend to need up to 30% less capsules than average, so there is a lot you can do simply via diet.

  4.  I already take several multivitamins & supplements / I have a Mirena coil fitted. Is it safe to take FX menopause as well?

The majority of our users routinely take multivitamins and the like. We would suggest leaving a gap of around half an hour after taking other supplements before you take FX menopause.

We advise that FX menopause is not consumed by women using full dose HRT or a combined hormonal contraceptive (this does not apply to Progestin only contraceptives, e.g. Mirena). If this is the case, a ‘wash out’ period of 10 days is recommended, as residue from the hormone therapy can negate the early benefits of adding FX menopause to your diet. Equally with over the counter menopause supplements i.e. Soy Isoflavones, Red Clover, Black Cohosh, etc, we recommend a 5 day wash out. If a woman is taking any other medication, they should always consult their GP about supplements – we have GP data sheets available on request.

As always, if you have any doubts, please give us a call on +44 (0)1270 747 963; our main office hours are from 8:30 - 17.30 hrs Monday to Friday, but you will often find your call is answered in the evenings and weekends until 22.00 hrs. Out of hours, do leave a message with your name and telephone number, including dialling code and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

  5.  How long can I take FX menopause for?

As a food supplement, there are no long term concerns; our human data to date and the fact that all the ingredients of FX menopause have been routinely consumed by many generations of families, suggest that there are no long term contra-indications associated with its intake.

In addition, FX menopause has been independently tested to simulate the effects of long term usage. No adverse effects were noted in any test conducted. We have many women who have been using our product continuously for over 6 years.

  6.  Does FX menopause have any side-effects?

A very small number of women may experience some bloating/flatulence when first taking FX menopause. This is caused by intestinal bacteria reacting to the presence of certain types of carbohydrates, (oligosaccharides) such as those commonly found in beans. This effect has only been noted in a few women who do not normally consume these particular carbohydrates in their diet. Of these women, most find that their body is able to adapt to the presence of these carbohydrates by introducing FX menopause gradually to their diet. If you do not have any problems when you eat foods such as baked beans, kidney beans and lentils, it is very unlikely that you will have any issues.

If you would like to speak to one of our Product Support team, please call us on +44 (0)1270 747 963; our main office hours are from 8:30 - 17.30 hrs Monday to Friday, but you will often find your call is answered in the evenings and weekends until 22.00 hrs. Out of hours, do leave a message with your name and telephone number, including dialling code and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

  7.  Do I need to tell my GP that I'm taking FX menopause?

We always suggest users keep their GP routinely informed of all supplements that they take.

If you would like us to send them a full information pack about FX menopause, please contact us with their name and address.

  8.  I think I'm beginning to see the start of menopause. Can I start to take FX menopause now?

As with any dietary supplement, there is no reason why you should not be taking FX menopause directly, given that there are no contra-indications. If your periods are regular, you may only need 1 capsule /day or even 1 every other day.

Many women find tremendous benefits by including FX menopause in their diet; do try experimenting to find the right intake level for you as an individual - please refer to Questions on Usage above.

If you have any questions regarding usage, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or by telephone on +44 (0)1270 747 963; our main office hours are from 8:30 - 17.30 hrs Monday to Friday, but you will often find your call is answered in the evenings and weekends until 22.00 hrs. Out of hours, do leave a message with your name and telephone number, including dialling code and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

  9.  If I'm on antibiotics, do I have to stop taking FX menopause?

It is unlikely that you will have to stop taking FX menopause as this works through a completely different pathway in your body.  We would normally suggest taking your antibiotics at the prescribed times and leave an hour at least before you take FX menopause. However, we do suggest that you advise your GP/Specialist of all dietary supplements that you are taking and then any potential issues with other medication can be discussed with you should they arise.

  10.  Do I need to stop taking FX menopause before surgery?

Many consultants and anaesthetists prefer all supplements to be stopped prior to the operation. Please discuss this with your Consultant; you may find it helpful to request an information pack on FX menopause from us to send on to the consultant's secretary.

  11.  Does it matter when I take FX menopause? Before/after meals? First thing in the morning?

For maximum benefit, we recommend that you take FX menopause with food, and a cool drink. It doesn't have to be a full meal - a piece of toast, yoghurt or fruit is fine. Most of our customers take their FX menopause in the morning (with a top up late afternoon if required.). Some users indicate that taking their capsules last thing at night helps them sleep better; a small number of users may, however, find that the increased energy keeps them awake.

As we are all different, it is worth experimenting, perhaps over a weekend when you haven't got anything much on.

  12.  I've got a stomach bug, should I increase my FX menopause intake?

If you are feeling poorly, you can stop taking FX menopause until you feel better again. If you have been taking FX menopause for a while, it is unlikely that you will notice any loss of benefits by stopping for three or four days.

  13.  At what age can I start taking FX menopause?

The menopause is a natural event in our lives and can occur from the late 30s onwards[1]. We know of women who have gone into the menopause for a number of months and then gone back to having regular periods again for a number of years. There is no “right” age to start taking our product and equally there is no “wrong” age – you will know when it’s right for you.

Please remember, however, that if you are planning to have children or are using hormonal based contraception, you should not take FX menopause. 

Please also note that if you have any ongoing medical condition or health issues, we suggest that you discuss the use of FX menopause with your GP/Specialist.


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  Questions On How FX menopause Works

  1.  How does FX menopause work in my body?

FX menopause contains natural plant oestrogens (phytoestrogens) extracted from mung beans, a food source that has been safely consumed in large quantities for many generations. Phytoestrogens are compounds with a similar structure to the oestrogen hormone. Once digested, these phytoestrogens can be used by your body, where they help to compliment your own oestrogen levels.

  2.  I've tried all the other so-called HRT alternatives and they haven't worked for me.  Why should I believe that FX menopause is any different?

FX menopause has been developed from research into conventional foods which have a long established history of dietary usage. The scientists were interested in identifying which components of these traditional foods could benefit women in their menopause years and beyond. As such, FX menopause represents a revolutionary therapy for women; consumer studies have demonstrated that it is effective for a large number of people, significantly improving the quality of their life, whilst maintaining a very good safety ratio, as you would expect from food.

As we have been dealing with the menopause for a number of years, we know that as a food supplement, FX menopause needs to be adapted to you and your lifestyle. Our product support team are there to help you out over your first few weeks and make sure you are getting the benefits we expect.

At the end of the first month, if you are one of the few that finds our product does not work, then we are happy to suggest alternatives that you may not have tried, even though we do not supply them. We feel it is important not just to sell the product and walk away from you.

Further details on how FX menopause works can be found in SCIENCE


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  Who Can Take FX menopause?

  1.  Can I take FX menopause as well as conventional HRT?

It is not advisable to take FX menopause alongside medicinal HRT (patches, tablets, implants etc). You will have to decide whether you would prefer to use HRT or FX menopause.

However, localised HRT in the form of vaginal creams, pessaries, etc should not cause any issues; please discuss this with your GP or consultant.

If you would like to discuss including FX menopause in your diet with your GP/ Specialist and would like further information to be sent to them, please contact us with their name & address and we will be happy to forward them a full information pack.

  2.  I've just stopped HRT, how soon can I start FX menopause?

We would suggest discussing matters in the first instance with your GP/pharmacist; from our experience based on feedback from our customers’ medical professionals, we suggest as follows:

If you have been weaning yourself off HRT for a number of weeks, try starting with 1 capsule/day and then gradually building up your intake as required.

If you decide to stop HRT immediately, we would normally suggest leaving a "wash-out" period of around 2 weeks before starting with FX menopause.

Our Product Support team will be happy to suggest a suitable start up dependent upon individual needs. Please do not hesitate to contact us via email or by telephone on +44 (0)1270 747 963; our main office hours are from 8:30 - 17.30 hrs Monday to Friday, but you will often find your call is answered in the evenings and weekends until 22.00 hrs. Out of hours, do leave a message with your name and telephone number, including dialling code and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

  3.  Can I take FX menopause if I’m on medication?

FX menopause is safe to use if you are suffering with an underactive thyroid and are being prescribed thyroid medication, such as Levothyroxine. The supplement can also be used alongside Statins and Aspirin.

FX menopause is not suitable for women on medication for low blood pressure or if BP is lower than 90/60, over active thyroid and blood thinners, such as Warfarin, as well as those taking full dose HRT or a combined hormonal contraceptive (this does not apply to Progestin only intrauterine devices ( IUD ), e.g. Mirena). Women on fertility treatment should equally not take FX menopause.

We suggest that women on medication or who have any health condition should discuss including FX menopause in their diet with their GP. Do contact us for information suitable for your GP.

  4.  I'm in my sixties, is FX menopause suitable for me?

Given that there are no contra-indications, allergies or the like, then there should be no reason why you should not try our product.

  5.  Can I take FX menopause if I'm pregnant?

No. 

If you are pregnant or planning to start a family, please do not consume any phytoestrogens (supplements), including FX menopause as these affect your body's ability to maintain the required high hormone levels that are needed during pregnancy.

If you have been taking FX menopause and find that you are pregnant, please stop the FX menopause.
If you have any questions regarding usage, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or by telephone on +44 (0)1270 747 963; our main office hours are from 8:30 - 17.30 hrs Monday to Friday, but you will often find your call is answered in the evenings and weekends until 22.00 hrs. Out of hours, do leave a message with your name and telephone number, including dialling code and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.


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  Questions On Side Effects

  1.  Since taking FX menopause, I’ve noticed that I become bloated and suffer from flatulence. What causes this?
Bloating and excessive wind can be caused by your intestinal bacteria reacting to the presence of certain types of carbohydrates, (oligosaccharides) such as those commonly found in beans. FX menopause similarly contains these carbohydrates and could be the cause of the discomfort. This reaction is more common in women who do not consume quantities of beans in their normal diet / those who do not regularly eat their “five a day”.

You should find that your body is able to adapt to the presence of these carbohydrates by introducing FX menopause gradually to your diet over a number of days. It’s a bit like going on holiday abroad and having to get used to the local cooking – we all know what that can mean for the first few days..! Whilst this extra effort may be disappointing, we do advise perseverance in order to experience the benefits of taking FX menopause.

  2.  Will I put on weight if I take FX menopause?

FX menopause has no known effect on weight gain; each capsule contains 2.5 calories (3 capsules contain fewer carbohydrates than half a standard sized tomato). On the positive side, many users report that increased energy means that they want to do more. This obviously burns up more calories and helps to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  3.  Will alcohol affect the action of FX menopause?

Some individuals' diets, which include stimulants such as caffeine and/or alcohol, may differ from the "norm", and it is possible that the beneficial effects of FX menopause will be reduced.

As with most foods including supplements, the consumption of alcohol will affect absorption. If you are going to have a drink in the evening, we suggest you take your capsules at least an hour earlier.

Red wine appears to be the worst offender – whereas women report drinks such as gin and tonic cause few/no problems.

  4.  Will smoking affect the action of FX menopause?

FX menopause works through a different pathway in your body, so in theory, smoking should not affect its action. However, as we have not conducted any studies on FX menopause consumed by women who smoke, we are unable to confirm the accuracy of this hypothesis.

  5.  Could I be allergic to any of FX menopause's ingredients?

Whilst FX menopause's components are extracts of conventional foods that have been routinely consumed by many generations of Asian families, there will be, as is the case with all food types, some intolerance by some individuals, often noticeable by gastrointestinal symptoms as described above. 

Please do not take FX menopause if you are allergic or suspect that you may be allergic to any of its ingredients.
If you experience any unusual symptoms or have any concerns, please stop taking the capsules and contact our Customer Support Team on +44 (0)1270 747 963 or e-mail us.


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  Questions On Safety

  1.  Have you carried out any trials for FX menopause?

Prospective human studies have been conducted globally with consenting healthy females, since 2001. In 2003, we conducted a UK study of FX menopause, kindly supported by the Chronicle Group of Newspapers - please refer to SCIENCE for further details.

Independent hospital trials of FX menopause addressing the issues of safety and simulated the effects of long term consumption have also been undertaken. No adverse results were reported.

In addition, since all the components of FX menopause have been routinely consumed by generations of families, we are confident of the safety of our product. It akin to taking carrot capsules to avoid having to eat a bunch of carrots everyday, which would get fairly monotonous!

  2.  I've just had a hysterectomy. Is it safe for me to take FX menopause straight away?

Please discuss this with your gynaecologist beforehand and certainly if you are taking any other medication. Once you have had your post operative check-up and your gynaecologist is satisfied, this would be a good time to start.

If you would like an information pack to be sent to your gynaecologist, please contact us with their name and address and we can arrange this to be sent out for you.

  4.  I'm afraid of cancer. If traditional HRT can cause cancer, how come FX menopause doesn't?

Clinical and scientific studies carried out in Japan, the United States and many other countries have shown that phytoestrogens interact with the oestrogen receptors in your body in a totally different manner from conventional HRT treatments. 

Independent hospital trials of FX menopause addressing the issues of safety and simulating the effects of long term consumption have been undertaken. No adverse results were reported.

  5.  I've never heard of your company before. With so many quacks out there, how do I know FX menopause is a reputable product?

The team at Nutrition FX has been associated with FX menopause since the commencement of human trials in 2002 and we continue to support its marketing and distribution, including compliance with the appropriate regulatory health authorities.

FX menopause is manufactured to pharmaceutical grade standards and each batch is tested for efficacy and safety, conforming to the standards imposed by the country’s health regulatory authority that safeguards public confidence in the quality, safety and efficacy of all health care products.

Many of our first time users hear about us from existing satisfied customers, no doubt the best form of endorsement!

  6.  Is FX menopause safe?

FX menopause contains extracts of mung beans which have been commonly eaten in large quantities for many generations. No genetically modified crops are used and it does not contain either artificial flavourings or preservatives. Production and packing comply with GMP (pharmaceutical grade) standards and each batch is tested for efficacy, heavy metals and microbial content.

In addition, independent trials of FX menopause addressing safety issues and simulating the effects of long term consumption have been undertaken. No adverse results were reported.

  7.  I have a long distance flight next week.  Is it safe to take FX menopause?  I cam concerned about its effect on DVT.

Phytoestrogens are not structurally related to the steroidal oestrogens used in those conventional HRT drugs which have been linked with this risk. As with all dietary supplements, however, please discuss the matter with your GP/specialist, if you have any concerns.

  8.  I'm allergic to soy products.  Is it safe for me to take FX menopause?

FX menopause does not contain any soy products, so there is no need to be concerned. However, as with all dietary supplements, please discuss the use of FX menopause with your GP/Pharmacist if you have any concerns.


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  Questions On Composition

  1.  What is in FX menopause?

FX menopause contains proprietary extracts of Mung Beans, Green Tea, Natural Seasoning, Crospovidone, Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (capsule) and Titanium Dioxide (capsule). (It is a vegetable capsule – ie, gelatine free).

FX menopause is free from artificial flavourings and preservatives and has not been tested on animals. The supplement is Gluten free.


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  Storage

  1.  Where should I store my FX menopause once opened?

FX menopause should routinely be stored in a cool dry place. All with all supplements, please keep out of the sight and reach of children (and pets!).


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  Availability

  1.  How can I order FX menopause?

FX menopause can be ordered via the following options:

1.  From this website, we accept all major credit cards. You can select to pay either via WorldPay or Paypal.

2.  We accept telephone orders on +44 (0)1270 747 963; our main office hours are from 8:30 - 17.30 hrs Monday to Friday, but you will often find your call is answered in the evenings and weekends until 22.00 hrs. Out of hours, do leave a message with your name and telephone number, including dialling code and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

All orders are processed during normal office hours and are shipped by Royal Mail. Packaging & Post costs vary according to the size and weight of your order. Typically the cost is £2.70 ( cost applies to the Starter pack ) when despatched Royal Mail 1st class and £3.80 when despatched Royal Mail signed for.

  2.   How quickly will my order arrive?

Whilst we make every effort to despatch orders quickly, we regret that orders placed after 15:30 hrs may have to be shipped the following working day.

According to recent press, approximately 93% of Orders shipped by first class post arrive the next day; orders placed by second class post can take 5 working days.

If your letter box isn’t large enough, you may find that your postman has left your package with a neighbour or other usual place they use when you are out (eg garden shed). Sometimes, we find that packages have been taken back to the dispatch office and the notification card has been omitted. If your order has not arrived as expected within normal timescales, we recommend checking with your local sorting office prior to calling us.

If you feel that there may be problems delivering to your home address, consider having your order delivered to a neighbour who is normally at home or your place of work.

We can also accept orders for dispatch on a specified date and can cater for delivery instructions such as “please leave in shed” to be written on the packaging.



[1] Based upon our experience in talking directly with many thousands of women.

 

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