Hormone Balancing Herbs For Women and Men
Myomin – A Natural Hormone Balancer (No longer Available)
Myomin is an all-natural Chinese herbal blend for normalising estrogen levels in both men and women. Myomin has been shown to help metabolise unhealthy estrogens and promote proper hormonal balance in the body. † Clinical case studies show that Myomin is able to reduce estradiol (estrogen) levels in as little as 10 days.
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Myomin competes with estradiol (the most active form of estrogen) at estrogen receptor sites, and can therefore be especially effective for estrogen-dominant conditions including fibroids, cysts, PMS and hormone related weight gain, among others.† It also acts by inhibiting the aromatase enzyme, stopping the conversion of androgens into estrogen. †
Additionally, Myomin can also induce more interferon in the system, which activates natural killer cells, a major component of the immune system. † This action can be beneficial for men with enlarged prostates and for women with uterine fibroids. †
Myomin has been used for:
- Estrogen dominance
- Fibroid tumors
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Weight loss
- Balance while on HRT
- Prostate health
- Immune support
- And more
Serving Size: Two (2) Vegetarian Capsules
Amount per Serving – Two capsules contain:
334 mg – Astragalus membranaceus
333 mg – Curcuma zedoaria
333 mg – Cyperus rotundus
Myomin and Estrogen Dominant Conditions
Clinical studies show that through its aromatase inhibition and estrogen blocking functions, Myomin is able to reduce estradiol and improve estrogen dominant conditions like fibroids, fibrocystic breasts, ovarian cysts, and endometriosis, among others. Read on for more about Myomin for specific conditions.
Myomin can help:
- Metabolize estrogen
- Inhibit aromatase
- Balance excess hormone levels and normalize hormonal systems
- Regulate and alleviate discomfort associated with estrogen dominant conditions
- Boost formation of interferon interlukin-2 and tumor necrosis factor
Myomin as an Estrogen Blocker
Myomin works as an estrogen blocker by competing with estradiol at the estrogen receptor sites of target cells. This stops the signaling that triggers cell division (growth) of target (estrogen sensitive) tissues.
When estrone and estradiol production is reduced or blocked, the synthesis of estriol, the good estrogen, continues. Estriol has been found to have anticarcinogenic effect. Studies show that estriol provides the benefits that estrone and estradiol do, and may also have a better safety profile.2,3
|Oct 2008 – J. Iannetta, DC from ME, has a 57-year-old female patient who had vaginal bleeding. A test on August 18, 2007 showed that she had very high estradiol level for her age: 413 pg/ml. On October 2, 2008, after taking Myomin for 14 months, her estradiol level has reduced significantly to 43 pg/ml.|
Myomin as an Aromatase Inhibitor
Hyperaromatization of testosterone, where an enzyme called aromatase converts testosterone into estrogen, is a key contributor to estrogen dominance. Clinical studies show that Myomin works as a natural aromatase inhibitor that reduces estradiol and estrone in both men and women. Myomin prevents the conversion of testosterone into unhealthy estrogens (estradiol and estrone) making more testosterone available, and leads to the unhindered production of more beneficial estrogen (estriol) from progesterone, DHEA, and other hormones.
Dr. Jonathan Wright states:
“Myomin is a safe and effective aromatase inhibitor that can block estradiol in both men and women.”
According to Dr. Chi, the maker of Myomin:
“The importance of aromatase inhibitors in the treatment of hormone-related conditions has gained momentum in the past few years. One of the advantages of Myomin is that it can be used by men as well as pre- and post-menopausal women.”
Myomin to Reduce Estradiol and Increase the 2/16 Ratio
Estradiol is the most active form of estrogen. Dr. Chi says, “estrogen dictates important mechanisms such as protein production and cell division, and is vital to growth processes not just during puberty, but in adult life. However, its role in signaling cells to divide and multiply can trigger and promote abnormal growth of estrogen-responsive tissues. Minimizing estrogen, therefore, is a clear goal for estrogen-responsive conditions.”
Case reports illustrate that Myomin not only reduces estradiol, it also increases the 2/16 estrogen metabolite ratio. According to Dr. Jonathan Wright, the ideal 2/16 ratio should be over 2. If the ratio falls below 2, risk for prostate, testicular, ovarian, breast and uterine cancer increases. Myomin effectively increases the 2/16 ratio.
The primary role of estrogen for women is to maintain the growth and function of the uterus so that the sex organs can become adult sized, and prepares the uterine lining to accept an egg. Good estrogens have a positive affect on skeletal growth, skin, fat and protein deposition, and electrolyte balance for both women and men.
Myomin or Myomin Plus?
Myomin Plus has the same primary function as Myomin, but with less gastrointestinal side effects. Recommended for those (about 2%) who experience boating, upset stomach, etc when taking Myomin. Notopterygium incisium has been added to counteract those gastrointestinal side effects. See the Supplement Facts tab on either product page for the full list of ingredients.
Myomin and Fibroid Tumors
Fibroid tumors are usually benign (non-cancerous) tumors occurring in the uterus. Medically, fibroids are also referred to as myomas or leiomyomas, and are considered to be a woman’s fibrosis condition that is usually associated with estrogen dominance.
Women who experience uterine fibroid symptoms may suffer from pelvic pain, abnormal menstruation, and a variety of other conditions. Pregnancy may be complicated, resulting in miscarriage, premature birth, and other difficulties.
Myomin can be particularly effective for fibroid tumors because it helps to metabolize estradiol, the most active form of estrogen, which essentially “spurs” tumors to grow. When estridol is properly metabolized, it lessens the tendency for estrogen to promote tumor growth.
Case studies from many different health care providers report that Myomin has shown to be particularly effective for helping to reduce fibroid tumors. For example:
|Dr. Schueler of Virgina reports about a 40-year-old female patient with a 10cm fibroid. After taking Myomin for 6 months, her tumor reduced greatly in size.|
Myomin for PCOS and Endometriosis
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) may be caused by an imbalance of hormones, including excess testosterone, estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, or a combination of these. Likewise, endometriosis is thought to be caused by hormonal imbalances, including estrogen dominance. Myomin can help with both conditions, as it promotes proper hormone balance within the body.
A clinical study was conducted on 255 patients with ovarian cysts and endometriosis. After 5 months, Myomin was effective in 147 patients (57.6%), while some improvement was observed in 87 patients (34.1%). No effect was observed in only 21 patients.
Managing PCOS involves inducing ovulation, making the menstrual cycle normal and reducing associated symptoms. In many cases, supplementation with progesterone is also recommended.
Myomin and Fibrocystic Breasts
Myomin can be helpful for managing fibrocystic breasts, often associated with estrogen dominance.
A study from Chang Hai Hospital involved 75 cases of fibrocystic breasts (70 women ages 18 to 52 years old and 5 men ages 62 to 64 years old). Sixty five percent of the women were under 35 years old. 25 cases were in the control group while 50 cases were in the Myomin group. Results of the study revealed that, in 14 cases, the fibrocystic breast completely cleared after 1 month of taking myomin while, in 16 cases, the fibrocystic breast reduced 50% in size. Among the five men in the study, the cysts cleared completely in 3 cases. Complete results of the study are enumerated below:
Myomin on Fibrocystic Breast in Men and Women
Number of cases
Overall the effective rate of Myomin is more than 60% compared to the control group’s 12% rate. In the Myomin group, in 48 out of 50 cases, associated pain cleared or tremendously reduced (p value <0.05) while in the control group, pain reduced in only 12 out of 25 cases.
Myomin and Belly Fat
Reducing estrogen can also help reduce abdominal fat, which is relatively common among the middle-aged.
Excess abdominal fat has been associated with decreased testosterone levels and increased estradiol (estrogen) levels. As fat accumulates in the abdomen, aromatase activity increases, causing more testosterone to be converted into estradiol.4 This leads to a troublesome cycle, that unless addressed, can cause serious weight loss frustration.
In many cases, exercise and a healthy diet are not enough to reduce belly fat. Often, hormone imbalances must be addressed as well for successful weight loss to occur.
Including Myomin into your weight loss protocol will block aromatase, effectively preventing testosterone from being converted into estradiol. This leads to more muscle mass and the loss of abdominal weight.
Dr. Jonathan Wright points out that excess aromatization of testosterone into estrogen is usually accompanied by insulin resistance; hence, those who have Type II diabetes and/or are overweight (especially in the abdomen) will benefit from Myomin to reduce their estrogen level, and thus reduce belly fat and help manage insulin resistance. Also read about Ketsumeisei to help manage insulin resistance.
Myomin and Prostate Health
While there may be conflicting reports regarding the role of estradiol in the development of prostate cancer, there is mounting evidence demonstrating estradiol’s effect on prostate cancer.
What we do know is that estrogen does promote the development of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Estrogen stimulates the cells in the tissue surrounding the prostate, leading to urinary symptoms associated with prostate disease (Eur J Cancer. 2008; 44(7):928-36). Furthermore, in one study, BPH patients were found to have greater estradiol levels than those without BPH (Urology.2007; 69(4):708-13).
While some studies show that there is no relationship between serum estradiol and prostate cancer, this may be explained by the fact that prostate cells produce their own estradiol locally. Estradiol may be high around the prostate, but it may not show up in a blood test. Local synthesis of estrogen has been thought to play a role in prostate cancer development (Minerva Endocrinol. 2006; 31(1):1-12).
Dr. Jonathan Wright states in his article that prostate cancer development and andropause (male menopause, wherein testosterone levels decrease and estrogen levels increase) are associated. This may be because when men reach andropause, the ratio of estrogens to androgens can reach up to 40%. He recommends that men avoid regular soy consumption as this can potentially increase estrogen.
Myomin can be helpful to restore normal estrogen and testosterone levels in men.
Myomin and Postmenopausal Estrogen Dominance
Although postmenopausal women have significantly reduced estrogen production, their risk of certain estrogen-related conditions still exists. Factors that affect their risk include long-term hormone stimulation, overexpression of aromatase, xenoestrogens, low progesterone, and belly fat.
Those who have been on HRT for a long time are exposed to long-term hormone stimulation. According to a study, among women with fibrocystic breasts for over 20 years who have been exposed to hormone stimulation, 17% developed breast cancer. 6
Incorporating Myomin into a postmenopausal supplement protocol will help to ensure healthy estrogen metabolism and hormone balance.
Myomin with Hormone Replacement Therapy
We learned from the 2002 Women’s Health Initiative Study that synthetic hormones can increase the risk for breast cancer, heart disease, stroke and blood clots. Chi Enterprises, the manufacturer of Myomin states:
|“Those who are taking hormones, bioidentical or synthetic, should also take Myomin in order to prevent the conversion of testosterone and other hormones into estradiol and estrone, the harmful estrogens.”|
According to a recent study, HRT users (with or without progesterone) have a 44% increased risk for ovarian cancer. Those using an estrogen patch have a 13% higher ovarian cancer risk. Those who use intravaginal estrogen have a 23% increased ovarian cancer risk (JAMA. Nov 2009). 7
The risk may not only be from estrogen but from other hormones as well. Various hormones including progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA have some kind of impact on the three forms of estrogen: estrone, estradiol and estriol.
By blocking the aromatase enzyme, Myomin is able to stop or reduce the synthesis of estrone and estradiol from progesterone, DHEA, androstenedione, and testosterone. Furthermore, Myomin may also loosely inhibit the synthesis of estrone into 16OH-estrone, as discussed above.
Suggested Further Reading
Achieve a Healthy Estrogen Quotient with Myomin – An article in the Journal of the American Naturopathic Medical Association (JAMNA) published July 2012.
The Townsend Newsletter – Myomin, Natural Aromatase Inhibitor for estrogen related conditions.
Hormonal Balance – for more information about balancing hormones.
Estrogen Dominance – For further information about hormones, estrogen dominance, and environmental estrogens.
Fibroid Tumors – to learn about fibroid tumors.
By Sj on 15 Jan. 2013
My dad found out that he had prostate cancer about 3 months ago. It was still very small and hadn’t spread. He didn’t want to have surgery or any treatments that the doctors has suggested. He read that if he changed his diet and took certain herbs and supplements etc he could stave the cancer (Cancer killer books). I was also introduced him to myomin 2 months later which he started taking (recommended by a friend). He went for his 3 month check up after he was diagnosed and the cancer had gone!! Not saying it was only this that got rid of it but it shows that changing your diet works!!!
By sakib hameed on 7 Feb. 2014
When my sister recognised by hormone imbalance, I was amazed that there was something which went to the heart of the problem. Within three weeks, my bloating stopped, my hair has started to grow back albeit very small but noticeable all the while. My emotions were also better controlled. Additionally, my body hair growth stunted dramatically meaning that I wasn’t having to remove bodily hair every couple of days. Lastly, my concentration was highly optimised.
The effects are very similar to an expensive acupuncture course with respect to the body detoxing itself.
By tina on 10 July 2011
I started noticing changes after a week of taking myonim. For the first time in my life i had a pain free period, and i strongly believe it will help me with the uterine fibroids problem. I recommend every one who has painfull menses to try this product. i’m very happy
I highly recommend it!
By Masa on 29 May 2014
I’ve started taking it for estrogen dominance and it’s great. The first cycle after myomin was 28 days long, rather than 24 like it was before. I had far less PMS, I was far less emotional, I felt warmer and so on. I already used 3 bottles, then I didn’t use is for two months or so and my cycle moved again to 25 days, but I was still less emotional and I still have less PMS. This time I ordered 4 bottles, 3 for me and one for my friend which is also having issues with estrogen dominance. I will keep using it as long as I’ll have the money to buy it!
By Gennaro – 27 Dec. 2012
My wife is taking it, and she says that reduces that side pain that she has, sometimes the pain disappear, sometimes is very little due to a cyst near the ovary and fibroid. we are still looking for what to do, as the doctors in the hospital in kent , uk, do not help much. They say that she does have unbalance hormones, therefore she is trying with myomin and see if in some months there are some results.
- Tsu-Tsair Chi. Myomin: Natural Aromatase Inhibitor for Estrogen-related Conditions. The Townsend Letter. 2009; Pg. 72, Clinical Studies on Myomin
- Minaguchi H et al. Effect of estriol on bone loss in postmenopausal Japanese women: a multicenter prospective open study. J Obstet Gynaecol Res 1996; 22(3):259-265.
- Dessol S et at. Efficacy of low-dose intravaginal estriol on urogenital aging in post menopausal women. 2004; 11(1):49-59
- Cohen PG, The hypogonodal-obesity cycle: role of aromatase in modulating the testosterone-estridol shunt- a major factor in the genesis of morbidity obesity. Med Hyp 1999; 52(1): 49-56
- Tsu-Tsair Chi. Myomin: Natural Aromatase Inhibitor for Estrogen-related Conditions. The Townsend Letter. 2009; Pg 74
- The Chi Health Letter, Volume 10, Number 2, April 2010, Factors that Influence Risk of Ovarian and Breast Cysts/Cancer in Postmenopausal Women, Pg. 3
- Rowan T. Chlebowski, et al. Estrogen Plus Progestin and Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Postmenopausal Women. JAMA. 2010;304(15):1684-1692
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