Dealing with your menopause symptoms isn’t exactly a walk in the park, which is why Releftra, a new dietary supplement from Evergreen Health Solutions, claims to provide you with relief. By including a proprietary blend of vitamins, minerals, adaptogens, and phytonutrients, Releftra is claimed to be a game-changing formula that can help you feel like yourself again.
But does Releftra truly provide you with relief from your menopause symptoms, or is it just a trumped up multi-vitamin at an inflated price? We uncovered the facts in order to help you make a more informed purchasing decision.
According to the Releftra website, 69% of women report that their menopause symptoms have a negative effect on their lives. With this in mind, this new nutritional supplement claims to provide the support your body needs during this change by relieving you of hot flashes, irritability, tension, sleeplessness, and fatigue. On top of this, Releftra claims to provide 5 primary benefits:
- Supports a positive mood and mindset
- Increases energy
- Improves mental focus
- Promotes restful sleep
- Boosts cardiovascular and breast health.
Releftra is claimed to be manufactured in the USA in an FDA-approved facility, and to use Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) ingredients. In addition, it’s claimed to include a proprietary blend of vitamins, minerals, adaptogens, and phytonutrients with the following “highly bioavailable” ingredients:
- Vitamin C 30mg
- Vitamin D3 1000IU
- Vitamin E 30IU
- Vitamin K2 50mcg
- Vitamin B6 10mg
- Vitamin B12 1000mcg
- Iodine 100mcg
- Magnesium 100mg
- Proprietary Blend 452mg
- Sensoril Ashwaghanda
- HMRlignan Norway spruce
- Citrus aurantium
The manufacturer claims that you should take 2 Releftra capsules each morning, with or without food, and that you may start experiencing results quickly thereafter, although full benefits can be expected within 8 weeks. According to the Releftra website, there are no side effects associated with its use.
Releftra Pricing & Refund Policy
Releftra is only available directly through the manufacturer, and in 3 different purchasing options:
- Trial Offer – 1 Month Course: $49.95, plus $5.95 shipping and handling. This Includes a free Thrive During Menopause Guide.
- Starter Program – 3 Month Course: $99.99. This includes a free Thrive During Menopause Guide, exercise DVD, instant access to the Ayathrive Resource Network, and free shipping.
- Biggest Savings – 6 Month Course: $179.90. This includes everything found in the Starter Program, in addition to a Nutritional guide by Dr. Patrick Quillin.
Whichever option you choose, Releftra comes with a 30-day refund policy, less shipping and handling charges. If you’re dissatisfied, you’ll need to contact customer service at 760-827-0229 in order to begin the return process.
Should you Buy Releftra?
So, if you’re suffering from menopause symptoms, does Refletra represent a solid value for your money? Consider the following:
First, Refletra appears to be a very new product, as its URL was registered in October 2013 and its trademark filed in February 2014. Because of this, there are no online customer reviews available in order to gauge its efficacy. What’s more, other than that the manufacturer, Evergreen Health Solutions, LLC, is based out of Carlsbad, CA, there isn’t much information available about them—not even a website.
Second, while the Refletra website does a good job of providing a product label, a list of ingredients, and a description of what each ingredient does, it doesn’t provide any clinical evidence to back up its claims. However, we located a few clinical trials related to Sensoril on third-party websites, at least one of which appears to have been sponsored by Natreon, Inc., which could possibly reference a conflict of interest.
According to this link, the purpose of the Indian study was to assess Sensoril’s reduction in symptoms related to Generalized Anxiety Disorder. However, keep in mind that the study only conducted self-assessment reviews (e.g. question and answer format) and measured each patients’ cortisol levels. All other clinical studies for Ashwaghanda (the primary ingredient in Sensoril) appear to have been performed on mice, or were relevant to other disorders. Regardless of what these studies found, WebMD states that there is insufficient evidence to show that Ashwaghanda is effective for anxiety reduction.
Regarding HMRlignan, this ingredient appears to only have three clinical studies behind it:
- This one from 2013 that claims to “demonstrate a statistically significant improvement in hot flash frequency. Doses up to 72 mg/d HMRlignan for 8 weeks were safe and well tolerated.”
- These two (here and here) that studied potential toxicity in rats.
Selling your Information
Next, according to Refletra’s Terms & Conditions, the company may disclose your information to third-party companies for “commercial solicitation and/or general marketing” purposes. In other words, you can expect some junk email and/or phone calls after placing your order. By placing an order, you’ll also be agreeing to abide by an Arbitration Agreement, which could be severely limiting if you experience bodily harm as the result of taking Releftra.
You must Exercise
Finally, as with any nutritional supplement, best results are often achieved in combination with regular exercise and a healthy diet. In addition, you should always discuss your options with your physician beforehand. For detailed information about how what to look for when purchasing your next nutritional supplement, be sure to read through our Nutritional Supplements Buyer’s Guide.
When it comes down to it, Refletra basically seems like a multi-vitamin with a couple proprietary ingredients thrown in for good measure. However, without clinical trials to back up their claims or customer reviews to gauge overall efficacy, you may want to spend your money on a more well-established menopause nutritional supplement.
1 out 1 people found this review helpful
Ok, don't know where to start. This stuff is AMAZING! I have been taking two a day for a bit over two weeks now. I actually started feeling better within three days or so. I have more energy (just re-organized my entire kitchen). I am less cranky with my husband and kids, and have more patience. I feel more relaxed and less anxious and less snappy. I don't seem to have that 2pm afternoon slump anymore which is huge for me. I have always slept OK but now I feel like I sleep much deeper and wake up more refreshed and ready to go. So happy I found Releftra and bonus, it is totally natural which I love. Would highly recommend this product to anybody who is perimenopausal or menopausal. Makes an enormous difference on day to day life.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Releftra solved my sleep problems
I started taking Releftra after a relative suggested I try it for my menopause symptoms. The first thing I noticed was that I was sleeping all night. It actually took less than a week to notice this change. I had more energy during the day and fewer mood swings. My family will testify to that! I would recommend Releftra to anyone with menopause symptoms. No signs of hot flashes yet. Is it the Releftra or am I just not experiencing them yet? I'll let you know soon!
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend