According to a new report by the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (NMCD), Amberen is a popular new dietary supplement used mainly for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes. The manufacturer says the product is “Backed by published clinical, toxicology and safety studies, and over 30 years of research, Amberen is your best choice for a natural alternative to HRT.”
The NMCD say, of Amberen, “It contains unusual ingredients including ammonium succinate, calcium disuccinate, magnesium disuccinate hydrate, and others.” But, does it work? The Database relates, “Although patient testimonials suggest that the product might help, there is NO reliable clinical research.”
To doctors NMCD says, “Don’t recommend this product until there is reliable evidence of safety and effectiveness.” For menopausal women, this is one product I’d recommend you skip until there’s more reliable data.
You can read more on this topic at my blog entry, Natural Medications (Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements) for Menopausal Symptoms, here.