Remifemin ranks as No. 1 alternative for menopause therapy

GREEN BAY, Wis.—A new study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology found a proprietary extract of black cohosh root (Remifemin) relieved menopausal symptoms as effectively as hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

The effect size in relation to placebo was 0.08 to 0.05 Menopause Rating Scale units, which was similar to recent HRT study results (0.836), making the study clinically relevant.

The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-center clinical trial was conducted in Germany on 304 patients that took tablets containing 40 milligrams of the black cohosh extract or matching placebo twice daily for 12 weeks (P

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