Estroven has no estrogen in it. Unfortunately, for all of the supplements out there (there are over 800,000 nutritional supplements in the US!), we don’t have adequate clinical data for safety or efficacy, only claims made by the companies, so it is hard to advise our patients on what to use. I usually advise women to go ahead and trial a product: There is likely no harm; we just don’t have great evidence to show benefit.
North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has found no current supplements to have a significant benefit. Here is their statement:
Again, it is likely these over-the-counter products have no significant harm, and they may be helpful. The placebo effect means that about 30 percent of people find some benefit, which is not bad!
Dr. Barb DePree, M.D., has been a gynecologist and women’s health provider for almost 30 years and a menopause care specialist for the past ten. Read more about and from her here.