One capsule taken orally each day, at any time of day.
Women will have different experiences as they go through the menopause and similarly, each woman will have different experiences whilst taking Femal. Femal has a gradual onset of action and in most women, positive effects can be seen around the 2 month (8 week) timepoint. In order to maintain the positive effects from Femal, it is important that it is taken continuously.
There are no restrictions for prolonged use of Femal, however no long term studies have been conducted.
Is Femal obtained from bee pollen?
No. The active ingredients of Femal are extracted from grass pollen grown in Europe.
Pollen from bees can cause adverse events in people allergic to pollen as pollen allergens are present. The quality of the pollen mixture obtained from bee pollen depends strongly on the flowers that have been visited by the same bees and this also depends on the composition of the mixture and the substances contained therein. *https://www.femal.eu
During production of Femal, the outer shell of the pollen grain is removed and this reduces the risk of any allergic reactions. No known allergens have been identified to date.
There have been no allergic reactions reported with Femal to date, but if you are concerned about pollen allergies, it is always a good idea to consult your doctor before taking Femal. *https://www.femal.eu
Does Femal contain gluten, lactose or nickel?
Femal is gluten-free.
Femal does not contain lactose, however, in consideration of the fact that other products are also processed at the production site, traces cannot be excluded. *https://www.femal.eu
Femal does not contain nickel. However, in consideration of the fact that other products are also processed at the production site, traces cannot be excluded. *https://www.femal.eu
What is the correct dosage of Femal?
One capsule a day at any time of day. The capsule must be taken whole to maintain the effectiveness of the product.
I cannot take oestrogen, can I take Femal?
Femal contains no hormones or phytoestrogens (plant-derived compounds which mimic oestrogen). 2Elia D et al. Genesis. 2008; 135: 12-15.3Winther K et al. Climacteric 2005; 8:162–170.12Chen M-N, et al. Climacteric 2015; 18: 260–269.13Cos P, et al. Planta Med 2003; 69(7): 589-599.
The effect of using Femal in combination with other supplements or medications has not been studied. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns about using Femal with an existing medication you may be taking.
Where does Femal come from?
Femal’s active agent is composed of PureCyTonin® complexes (purified pollen extract). The pollen and pistil are grown from selected species (Poaceae, grasses) and harvested separately according to a standardised procedure.
The pollen undergoes a unique, patented process which enables the allergenic shell to be removed. By removing this shell, the risk of allergic or hypersensitivity reactions to Femal is reduced to low. To date, no known allergens have been identified in relation to Femal, however there have been no formal studies conducted in women with atopic (allergic) conditions.
Should you develop any signs or symptoms of an allergic reaction (e.g. rash, wheeze), please seek medical assistance as soon as possible.
Can I take Femal if I am allergic to pollen?
The manufacturing process for Femal has been designed to reduce the risk of any allergens being present. No significant allergic reactions have been reported to date. However no formal studies have been conducted in women with allergies. Please consult your doctor before taking Femal if you have any concerns.
How long can I take Femal?
In order to maintain the positive effects from Femal, it is important that it is taken continuously. There are no limitations on the length of time that Femal may be taken, however no long term studies have been conducted.
How does Femal work?
The exact mode of action of Femal is unclear. One hypothesis is that it works via the serotonin system to increase the effects on serotonergic neurons. The menopause is often associated with a dysfunction in the serotonergic neurotransmission system. By addressing this imbalance, the hypothesis is that Femal helps to support women through this time of change.
However, the exact relationship between hormonal and serotonergic systems in the menpausal and postmenopausal stages needs to be explored further before any specific mechanism of action can be assigned.
What does Femal contain?
Active Ingredients: PureCyTonin® (purified pollen extract) complex PI + GC, 320mg.
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When will I receive my order of Femal?
We aim to dispatch orders within one business day to the address provided by you in your order. Delivery timescales are estimates only. If you do not receive your order within five business days of us confirming your order, you must notify us at: email@example.com who will investigate. Orders will not be dispatched or delivered on bank holidays.
What happens if no one is home to receive my order?
If no one is available at your address to take delivery of Femal and the products cannot be posted through your letterbox, the selected delivery provider will leave you a note informing you of how to rearrange delivery or collect the products from a local depot
I still haven’t received my order, what do I do?
If you have a dispatch notification there should be a tracking number included where you can track your parcel. Please note that once it leaves our distribution centre your order is in the hands of DPD/Royal Mail depending upon the option selected at checkout. With this in mind, if standard delivery was selected, it may take up to 5 days to reach you. If you still need further assistance, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens if my order is delayed?
If our supply of the products is delayed by an event outside our control then we will contact you as soon as possible to let you know and we will take steps to minimise the effect of the delay. If there is a risk of substantial delay you may contact us to end the contract and receive a refund for any products you have paid for but not received.
Is there anything I should do when I receive Femal?
You should check the contents of each delivery promptly upon receipt. If you believe that items have been sent to you in error, you should email email@example.com immediately to let them know.
You have a statutory 'cooling-off' right which entitles you to cancel your order within 14 days of product receipt (certain exceptions apply). You also have rights with respect to damaged or faulty products. For more information please see clause 10, 11 and 12 of our terms and conditions and our returns policy.
How quickly is my refund processed?
Products returned for refund will be credited within 14 days of the receipt of the product(s) and the refund can only be in the form of a credit to the original payment method. Please see our returns policy which sets out your rights to return and the process we will follow.