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Asensia FAQ

What is Asensia?

Asensia is a natural supplement that helps a woman’s body make more of its own hormones to achieve a Youthful Hormone Balance. Asensia does NOT contain hormones. As a result, Asensia does not elevate hormone levels to an artificially high level, but instead raises them to what’s normal for a younger woman. Asensia has been shown in a Stanford University School of Medicine study to improve progesterone levels. Many women feel improvement within 1 week, almost all within 1 month of taking Asensia daily.Asensia is scientifically validated to improve the negative symptoms of hormone decline and imbalance that naturally occurs as a woman ages and that can be accelerated by exposure to endocrine (hormone) disruptors. It achieves this primarily by naturally balancing progesterone levels minimizing the symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual tension (PMT), and menopause.

I thought hormone decline was only a problem for older women. Can younger women use Asensia?

Hormone decline and imbalance is a preventable health and wellness issue EVERY woman will begin to experience sometime in her 30s. All women will spend more years in hormonal decline than not, making early intervention and sustaining it critical for looking and feeling vibrant and youthful from her mid-30s onward. The problems of weight gain, poor skin/ hair/nails, moodiness, mental fogginess, poor sleep, worsening PMS, or hot flashes (if at that age), all get worse with age and are accelerated by exposure to endocrine disruptors found in every day products. Hormone treated meat, parabens in cosmetics and shampoos, non-stick pans, and plastic bottles all disrupt natural hormone balance. Asensia addresses the core problem, allowing the symptoms to resolve themselves or never develop at all.

What are the hormones that can become “unbalanced”?

A woman’s hormone balance is delicate, cyclic, and a powerful influence on her sense of well-being. The main hormones that must be in balance for a sense of well-being are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone. In particular, progesterone and estrogen counteract each other and in an ideal menstrual cycle they work in harmony. Scientific evidence suggests that the influence of stress, external estrogen-like agents in our diet and environment (endocrine-disrupters), and aging can dramatically disrupt this delicate balance.

Why is progesterone and having a proper progesterone/estrogen balance so important?

Progesterone is the key youth hormone for women. Similar to the youthful effect testosterone has in men; progesterone in women is responsible for nearly all the mental and physical traits associated with youth and vitality in a younger woman. Progesterone impacts nearly all cells of a woman’s body and has multiple effects and functions. Some of the most important include serotonin production, memory, bone strength, and conversion of stored fat to energy. Women describe their experience with Asensia much the same way men report the positive effects from taking a testosterone-enhancing supplement. They feel younger, more energetic and generally healthier.
*Progesterone is the major hormone that is secreted primarily by the corpus luteum and the placenta and also by the adrenal glands It is a naturally occurring hormone in a woman’s body. Progesterone acts on the uterus, the mammary glands, and the brain as well as other parts of the body. Progesterone influences nearly all cells of a womans’ body and has multiple effects and functions.

Given that progesterone controls a number of important functions in the female body it is vital that progesterone levels remain stable.

The most important effects of progesterone in women include:

Mood and emotions

  • When there is an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone levels, the production of serotonin is interrupted. Serotonin is a mood-regulating neurotransmitter that sends signals relating to emotional mood, appetite, and memory around the body. Consequently, a loss of progesterone can result in unexpected mood swings.

Brain

  • Progesterone hormones influence synoptic functioning; synapses are the structures in the brain by which neurons travel. Consequently, progesterone helps to improve brain functioning, especially memory and thought development processes.

Heart and liver

  • Progesterone regulates blood clotting, which helps to maintain vascular and cardiovascular health.

  • Progesterone helps stabilize levels of copper and zinc in the body and promotes liver health.

Ovaries

  • Progesterone controls the production of estrogen, an excess of which can result in endometrial cancer. A balance of progesterone and estrogen is vitally important.

Uterus

  • Low levels of progesterone can cause infertility and increased risk of endometrial cancer.

Bones

  • High levels of progesterone help to keep bones strong and resilient.

  • Decreasing jaw bone density can lead to receding gums and the loss of teeth.

  • A loss of bone density can lead to osteoporosis, a condition characterized by brittle, fragile bones.

Other important roles of progesterone

  • Reduces gallbladder activity, preventing gallbladder disease and promoting a healthy digestive tract.

  • Increases levels of anti-inflammatory agents, which contribute to a healthy immune system.

  • Aids in blood clotting and cell oxidation.

  • Helps convert stored fat into energy.

Is Asensia a drug or hormone?

Asensia is not a drug or a hormone. It is a daily nutritional supplement. While it is not intended for the treatment of any disease, it may be used as a natural approach to hormonal balance rather than adding hormones to the body or using drugs to treat symptoms.

Why should I take Asensia and not a drug or hormone?

Asensia is a natural alternative to therapies that may have potential undesired side-effects or are not as effective. It carries the benefits of improved mood, more energy, better sleep, more comfortable and regular menstrual cycles, less bloating, less weight gain around the hip and waist areas, and healthier skin and hair by working with your body’s own systems. In addition, taking external hormones come with the risk of under dosing or overdosing unless you take the effort to have your hormone levels measured frequently by your health care provider.

Does Asensia do the same thing to my body as HRT (hormone replacement therapy)? I’m worried that raising my progesterone levels may put me at greater risk for cancer.**

Asensia does not artificially raise your progesterone levels to abnormally high levels, but encourages your body to produce healthy normal levels of its own progesterone. Healthy normal levels of progesterone or even very high levels normally seen in a pregnant woman have never been associated with cancer. Also, Asensia does not contain any hormones and is a completely different approach from HRT.

In HRT, a menopausal or post-menopausal woman is administered hormones, usually estrogen alone or a combination of estrogen with progestin, a synthetic hormone with effects similar to those of progesterone.

The best evidence for the risks of HRT comes from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), a large randomized clinical trial including more than 16,000 healthy women, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH):

Results from the trial published in 2002 showed that the overall risks of estrogen plus progestin outweigh the benefits. Among the risks observed after 5.6 years of follow-up were increased risks of breast cancer, heart disease, stroke and blood clots.

On March 1, 2004, after nearly seven years of follow-up, NIH stopped the estrogen-alone arm of the trial, concluding that estrogen alone does not appear to affect (either increase or decrease) heart disease, a key question of the study. In addition, estrogen alone appears to increase the risk of stroke and decrease the risk of hip fracture. No increase in breast cancer risk was observed during the study period.

I’m post-menopausal. Will Asensia still help me?

Yes. While your body may no longer be producing as much progesterone on its own, Asensia can help encourage it to do so. In fact, for women who are no longer cycling, they may feel or see results quickly.

In general, how does it work?

Asensia is a specially balanced formulation with all the ingredients specifically designed to return your hormone levels to a more youthful state by focusing on maintaining proper progesterone to estrogen balance.

What kind of results can I expect from Asensia and how long will it take?

Many women feel improvement within 1 week, almost all within 1 month of taking Asensia daily. For many, within as little as 1-2 weeks, you will notice improved mood, more energy, better sleep, more comfortable and regular menstrual cycles, less bloating, less weight gain around the hip and waist areas, and healthier skin and hair. Maximum benefits are realized with 3-6 months of continuous use.

I don’t have some of the symptoms listed on your website. What’s wrong with just managing the symptoms I have with herbs, vitamins or over-the-counter drugs?

While it’s true that not all women experience hormone decline the same, the source of the problem, hormone imbalance and low progesterone levels, or estrogen dominance is the same for all women. By addressing the underlying problem, whatever symptoms you do have will resolve naturally rather than alternative methods that temporarily mask the symptoms, often unsuccessfully.

How do I take Asensia?

As a dietary supplement, take 3 capsules per day. It's best to take the capsules throughout the day, one with each meal; however, you may take the 3 capsules all at once with food if it is more convenient.

How long do I take Asensia?

For most women, Asensia does not need to be cycled. You can take it daily, year-round. A small percentage of women develop a tolerance to Asensia after using it for several months, meaning it is not effective as when they first started using it. As a result, they may experience breast tenderness. If this occurs, stop taking Asensia for 1 month and continue taking again daily after this 1 month break.

What should I expect when I first start taking ASENSIA?

Within a week of taking Asensia, you will likely notice your mood improving before the other physical health benefits become noticeable in about 3-4 weeks. While it varies from woman to woman, it is possible that you may have a response you’re unfamiliar with because as your body begins normalizing progesterone your cycle may shift slightly into a new pattern. However, your body will adjust and you should have no ongoing shifts or changes while taking ASENSIA.

Some things you might experience:

  • “Resetting” of your cycle where you start or stop your cycle on a day not typical for you.

  • Lighter, heavier or bleeding again after you’ve stopped.

What if I miss a day or two?

Missing a day or two will not seriously affect results. Just start taking it again as soon as you remember. If desired, you can take up to 4 capsules one time after missing a dose. Remember that overall effects will not be optimal if you take this product sporadically.

Does Asensia have any side effects?

The formula for Asensia has never been known to cause any significant adverse side effects after being on the market for over 12 years and with over a million customers worldwide.

Can I take more than the recommended dose? Will that give me better results?

Taking any more than the recommended dose of 3 capsules per day will not produce any additional benefits and is not recommended. Asensia is formulated to bring progesterone to normal levels. There is no benefit in trying to produce excess progesterone and taking larger amounts than recommended can result in an upset stomach and potentially other medical problems. Please consult with your doctor immediately if you experience adverse symptoms after taking too much of any product.

Can I take Asensia if I am breastfeeding?

We do not recommend taking Asensia, or any supplement other than prenatal vitamins while pregnant or breastfeeding, unless prescribed by your doctor.

I use birth control. Can I still take Asensia?

Yes. Asensia is not a hormone so it does not artificially increase progesterone levels. It only brings them to a normal, balanced level. For the same reason, if you take birth control pills there’s also no need to stop taking Asensia when you cycle off your pills or are taking the sugar pill.

Is there anyone who should avoid taking Asensia?

If pregnant or breast feeding, you should only take supplements recommended by your physician. As a general rule, anyone with pre-existing medical conditions or on prescription medications should consult with their doctor or pharmacist before starting a new diet or supplement.

Do the ingredients in Asensia interact with other foods or drugs?

The ingredients in Asensia have a long history of use in humans and are not known to interact in any adverse way with other foods or drugs (except possibly fertility drugs) at the recommended dose. It is not recommended to take this product with Clomid (clomiphene citrate) or other fertility drugs or treatments (e.g. IVF) because it may enhance or interfere with these effects.

How was Asensia developed?

Asensia was originally developed to help women conceive. In a nationally-recognized study conducted at Stanford School of Medicine in 2001, the formula for Asensia was shown to significantly improve progesterone levels in women that were low. This resulted in a remarkably higher successful pregnancy rate. The formula was marketed as FertilityBlend for Women since that time. It turns out that the improved hormone balance of a younger woman that is necessary for successful conception is also the same hormone balance necessary for a sense of well-being and to minimize the symptoms of PMS, PMT, and menopause.

Isn’t Asensia the same formula as your FertilityBlend product?

Yes, it is the same formula.  While we learned from the study done on the formula at Stanford that progesterone was a key hormone that needed balancing in women wanting to improve their fertility health, we discovered it’s also a key hormone for women to maintain their youth.

How is Asensia different from other natural products on the market that claim they can improve hormonal symptoms?

Asensia is the only major U.S. product that treats the underlying cause of hormonal imbalance and decline. Asensia works by helping the body achieve its own, natural Youthful Hormone Balance. Unlike other products that only mask some of the symptoms or only deal with a single symptom of hormone imbalance, Asensia is a natural, holistic approach to address the cause of most symptoms. Furthermore, Asensia’s formula has been used safely for more than 12 years with over a million customers. It is the only formula validated by a published, controlled study conducted at Stanford University School of Medicine that shows clinically-significant improvement of progesterone levels necessary for well-being. Other products use research on single ingredients to support their claims with many studies cited done on animals not humans. Click here to see consumer warning.

Why is Asensia better than supplementation with the individual ingredients?

Asensia is formulated to allow the ingredients to work in concert, at optimum levels of each individual ingredient. The combination of these ingredients results in a synergistic effect that exceeds the benefits possible with any single one of these ingredients. The amounts of each ingredient are at the lowest possible effective dose, and are combined for convenience of use. The Daily Wellness Company also ensures the use of only the highest possible quality of standardized ingredients and proprietary sourcing to ensure safety and efficacy. Combining the same ingredients from lower quality sources has been shown to dramatically decrease efficacy.

Has Asensia been clinically tested?

Yes. Asensia for Women has been studied by Stanford University School of Medicine. A double-blind, placebo-controlled study was performed to determine the effects of Asensia for Women, on progesterone level, basal body temperature, menstrual cycle length, pregnancy rate and side-effects.

Is Asensia regulated by the FDA?

The Daily Wellness Company complies with all quality control requirements recommended by the FDA. Advertising and efficacy claims regulated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act (DSHEA) are also adhered to.

What kinds of allergens are contained in ASENSIA?

Asensia Allergen List

Present

Notes

Milk and products thereof

No

 

Eggs and products thereof

No

 

Fish (specify species)

No

 

Shellfish (specify species)

No

 

Tree Nuts (specify type)

No

 

Peanuts and product thereof

No

 

Wheat and products thereof

No

 

Soybeans and products thereof

Yes

May contain soy derivatives.

FD&C Colors

No

 

Porcine (derived from pig)

No

 

Bovine (derived from cow)

YES

Gelatin Capsules

GMO

N/A

Research on-going



Where can I find Asensia?

Asensia is currently available only at select GNC stores. Please call the store nearest you to confirm availability before visiting the store. Below is a link to their store locator.

http://www.gnc.com/storeLocator/index.jsp

or go to www.gnc.com

In general, why are dietary supplements needed?

We are genetically programmed to age and become less functional as we age. It’s nature’s way of freeing up resources for the younger generation. Nature did not intend for us to live much past our reproductive usefulness. Life expectancy has increased significantly in modern times. However, as we reach mid-life and beyond, nature did not intend for us to feel as good as we did in our 20’s. If you have such expectations, you have to be proactive in compensating for what age naturally does to the body. Fortunately, as we learn more about our body through modern science, we find that there are solutions in nature that can help compensate. Some come in the form of specific dietary supplements.

Why are nutritional supplements preferable to drugs?

Nutritional supplements take a more gradual, gentle, natural approach compared to drugs. The focus with supplements is the optimization of health and wellness, rather than the treatment of disease. Drugs are used for the treatment of specific conditions, often by altering biological pathways, sometimes in a very powerful or unnatural manner, and often with undesirable side effects. Asensia works with the body to improve the underlying hormone balance and reduce free radical damage, rather than altering the body’s chemistry with drugs or hormones whose effects can be difficult to monitor properly as the body changes over time.


What other products do you sell?

The Daily Wellness Company manufacturers a number of other products including ArginMax (a sexual fitness supplement for men and women) and FertilityBlend, a fertility product line for both men and women. Please visit www.dailywellness.com for more information.

How do I learn more about The Daily Wellness Company?

You can visit our website at www.dailywellness.com for a fuller understanding of who we are, what we do and about our commitment to delivering safe, effective products to our customers.


CITED REFERENCES:

*http://www.menopause.org/for-women/sexual-health-menopause-online/changes-at-midlife/changes-in-hormone-levels

**http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/causes/hormonetherapy/menopausal-hormone-use/page2

http://www.healthywomen.org/condition/progesterone

http://www.natural-hormones.net

MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine