AstheniaSensation of intense tiredness that involves a decrease in the ability to work and fatigue even to make small efforts.
Bacterial floraBacterial flora is a community of bacteria that exists on or in the body, and possesses a unique ecological relationship with the host. Bacterial flora encompasses a wide variety microorganisms, and the interactions between microbes and host creates a mutualistic relationship that both entities benefit from.
Cytoplasm (of pollen)the whole portion of a cell contained within the cell membrane.
ClimactericThe period of life when fertility and sexual activity are in decline. In women, this phase occurs around 45-50 years and is characterized by the cessation of menstrual flows (menopause).
CholesterolCholesterol is a fundamental fatty substance for various biological functions. This molecule is subjected to a continuous metabolism, which ensures a constant balance. However, if this balance is lacking, cholesterol can accumulate in the blood and deposit in the artery walls.
Dietary supplementFood products intended to complement the common diet, and which are a concentrated source of nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, or other substances having a nutritional or physiological effect.
Hot Flashes / Hot FlushesAssociated with or without night sweats, they are the most common symptom of menopause. They are referred to as a sudden sensation of heat, accompanied by skin reddening, especially of the face
IsoflavonesFemal is a product based on purified pollen extract, natural, which does not contain soy isoflavones and red clover that have, instead, an estrogenic effect
MenopauseThe menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally. Periods usually start to become less frequent over a few months or years before they stop altogether. Sometimes they can stop suddenly. The menopause is a natural part of ageing that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age, as a woman's oestrogen levels decline. In the UK, the average age for a woman to reach the menopause is 51.
OestrogenOestrogen is one of the main female sex hormones. While both women and men produce oestrogen, it plays a bigger role in women's bodies. Oestrogen is produced by your hormonal (endocrine) system and moves through the bloodstream. In the female body, oestrogen is needed for:
• the menstrual cycle
• bone strength
• maintaining normal cholesterol levels.
Oestrogen also affects your brain, heart and skin.