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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. The Asensia formula has been shown at a Stanford University School of Medicine study, to improve progesterone levels in women in child bearing age. Many women self report improvement within 1 week, almost all within 1 month of taking Asensia daily. The Asensia formula significantly improves 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.

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

Hormone decline and imbalance is a health and wellness issue EVERY woman will begin to experience sometime in her 30s.All women who live past 35 will likely spend more years in hormonal decline than not, making early intervention and sustaining balance 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 possibly lessen in severity.

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 (what’s left after rupture of the follicle that secretes progesterone) 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. Given that progesterone controls a number of important functions in the female body, it is vital that progesterone levels remain stable.

Specific functions of progesterone in the body include the following, although there are many others.

Emotion, Social Behavior and Mood - Serotonin is a neurotransmitter responsible in part for regulating your mood. It is produced primarily in your GI (intestinal track). It has also been shown to impact appetite, memory, sleep and sexual function. An imbalance between estrogen and progesterone levels creates disruption in serotonin production. A loss in healthy progesterone levels may result in fluctuating emotions.

Heart - Progesterone receptors are found in the vessels of the heart, important to proper blood clotting. Progesterone regulates blood clotting and is important for healthy vascular and cardiovascular functioning.

Brain -***Progesterone receptors exist in large quantities in human brain tissue. Studies show its effect on normal developing neurons in the brain. Progesterone also has a protective impact on the brain and has been used in the recovery of patients with traumatic brain injury. It’s also believed to be important to improve brain function, especially memory.

Liver - Progesterone promotes liver health by evening out copper and zinc levels to a healthier balance.

Ovaries - Progesterone is produced primarily by the corpus luteum from a follicle on your ovaries. Its healthy production acts as part of a check and balance system to estrogen. A high level of estrogen relative to progesterone is known to be a risk factor in breast cancer among other serious health problems.

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

Bones - Osteoblasts (the major cellular component of bone) are found to increase in number in the presence of progesterone. Progesterone binds to receptors on the osteoblasts to form bone.

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?

Asensia is a natural alternative to therapies that may have potential undesired side-effects. Taking external hormones come with the risk of under dosing or overdosing unless you make 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 not typically been associated with cancer.

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

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

I’m still in my 30’s. How can Asensia help me?

Most young women today juggle a combination of work, busy social lives, and even children, while others are struggling to get through college. While women of all ages fail to recognize the symptoms they experience with the beginning of hormone decline, it’s often more true of younger women who view hormone imbalance as an older women’s problem. But more and more young women have lifestyles or health concerns that make them prone to premature hormone imbalance that lead to worsening PMS, irregular periods, cyclical and other occasional issues that may be associated with a decline in hormones.

Some of the most common signs of hormone imbalance in younger women are:

Use of birth control and contraceptive pills - Taking birth control pills suppresses your body’s ability to produce progesterone. Without enough progesterone, estrogen is left unchecked and many women become estrogen dominant.

Inconsistent lifestyle and chronic stress - Since some progesterone is produced in your adrenal gland, chronic stress depletes the adrenal gland and renders it unable to adequately produce proper progesterone.

Endocrine disruptors - If you have a poor diet that includes processed foods, hormone treated livestock or poultry, use cosmetics with parabens or non BPA plastics for food or drinking, you’re coming into contact with endocrine disruptors that mimic estrogen. Too much estrogen may lead to estrogen dominance.

Obesity - While not a cause of hormone imbalance in young women, it is considered a risk factor since fat cells can often produce estrogen.

Asensia can help balance your ratio of estrogen to progesterone elevating symptoms of hormone imbalance in younger women.

In general, how does Asensia work?

Asensia is a specially balanced formulation with all the ingredients specifically designed to support normal hormone levels 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 self report improvement within 1 week, almost all within 1 month of taking Asensia daily. For many, within as little as 1-2 weeks, you may 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. We do not recommend taking more than one capsule at any one time. While taking more than one capsule at a time will not harm you, you may feel a “surge” as your body produces more progesterone.

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 may 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. This is typical. Your body will adjust and you should have no ongoing shifts or changes while taking Asensia.

Some things you might experience based on women using Asensia:

  • “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 as part of the normal path of hormone decline.

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. Overall effects will not be optimal if you take this product sporadically.

Does Asensia have any side effects?

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

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.

What are the ingredients in Asensia?

Asensia contains a proprietary formula of L-Arginine, chasteberry (Vitex agnus-castus), green tea (Camellia sinensis), vitamins E, B6, B12, folate, iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium. We source our raw ingredients from only the best producers. Sometimes that means it costs more, but it enables us to ensure the consistency and efficacy of each ingredient alone and synergistically.

Here’s what each key ingredient does:

L-Arginine – L-Arginine is an amino acid that helps increase nitric oxide. Nitric oxide helps increase circulation and has been shown to improve ovarian response. It can also increase sexual response and libido.

Chasteberry (Vitex agnus-castus) - Vitex acts on the hypothalamus and the pituitary. It is believed to stimulate the release of luteinizing hormone (LH), and mildly inhibit follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). The result is a shift in the ratio, favoring progesterone to estrogen helping the body produce more of its own progesterone.

Green tea – Green tea is a powerful antioxidant. It helps to promote proper inflammatory response in the body which in turn may translate in better stress management. The combination of the antioxidants green tea, vitamin E and selenium improves the function of any one antioxidant alone.

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. However if you have concerns, you should consult with your medical professional before taking Asensia. 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 University 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 hormone imbalance and decline.

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

Asensia works by helping the body achieve its own, natural Youthful Hormone Balance.® Unlike other products that only mask some of the symptoms or deal with a single symptom of hormone imbalance, Asensia is a natural, holistic approach to address the underlying problem of most symptoms. Furthermore, Asensia’s formula has been used safely for more than 12 years with over a million customers and examined in a double-blind placebo controlled study. Many other products use research on single ingredients to support their claims with many studies cited done on animals not humans.

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 Daily Wellness Company also ensures the use of only the highest possible quality of standardized ingredients and proprietary sourcing to ensure safety and efficacy.

Has Asensia been clinically tested?

Yes. Asensia for Women has been studied at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Is Asensia regulated by the FDA?

The Daily Wellness Company complies with all quality control requirements recommended by the FDA.

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

NO

GMO FREE



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 take nutritional supplements?

Nutritional supplements take a more gradual, gentle, natural approach to promoting overall health. The focus with supplements is the optimization of health and wellness. 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.


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

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

http://www.natural-hormones.net

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***http://press.endocrine.org/doi/full/10.1210/en.2008-0395

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