There are many red clover products for menopausal women, but which one is the best in terms of bodily absorption?
Most menopausal women have already discovered that red clover is an indispensable form of relief against hot flushes. But not all red clover products are the same when it comes to alleviating the discomforts that the menopause can bring.
If the beneficial effects of red clover are to be effective, it is important that the body is able to absorb the active agents contained in the product.
Fermentation is what makes the difference
Red clover contains plant oestrogens called phytoestrogens that can help to maintain the body’s balance because they resemble the oestrogen that the body produces less of during the menopause. In their natural composition, phytoestrogens are attached to a sugar molecule. This makes them too big to pass through the intestinal wall. Fermentation removes the sugar molecule which allows phytoestrogens to pass through the intestinal wall so they can be absorbed.