According to a recent State of Menopause international study, a staggering 73% of women who have menopause are not treating their condition and symptoms.
To address this alarming statistic, in mid-March 2022 3Sixty Biomedicine introduced a new product within their women’s reproductive health product range that will address symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, profuse sweating and low mood associated with the condition. The new Salome M-Pause contains a combination of herbal extracts for the relief of menopausal symptoms which draws on the natural ingredients of Hypericum Perforatum (also known as St John’s Wort) and Cimicifuga Racemosa (black cohosh rhizome).
The US-based State of Menopause study conducted in July 2021 on 1 039 women aged between 40 to 65, found that 29% of women never sought information about menopause before they experienced it; while 45% didn’t know the difference between perimenopause and menopause. A further 20% of women experienced symptoms for a year or more before being assessed by a healthcare provider and 34% had never been formally assessed or diagnosed as menopausal.
“Sadly even though almost all women experience menopause symptoms as part of their natural female journey, it is still something that is considered pretty taboo to talk openly about. This leads to women suffering from uncomfortable and often debilitating symptoms linked to menopause without asking for or receiving the necessary advice on treatment options to alleviate their suffering.
“We believe that every woman’s reproductive health journey matters. No matter what stage of womanhood you find yourself in, you should never be ashamed to speak openly about what you are experiencing in order to understand what is considered ‘normal’ and how you can minimise discomfort to improve your quality of life through getting the necessary treatment information,” says 3Sixty Biomedicine CEO, Boitumelo Sebambo.
According to Sebambo, the newest addition to their popular over the counter Salome range that is based on herbal extracts, looks to complete the range’s ability to assist women throughout their reproductive health journey. The Salome range, produced by 3Sixty Biomedicine, is known for advocating for more awareness around common conditions that impact women’s reproductive health and encouraging lifestyle choices and products that will ultimately help ensure a better quality of life. Each product within the Salome range contains herbal extracts that have minimal to no side effects but maximum efficacy due to the research and development done on particular natural ingredients that have been clinically proven to assist in managing common women’s reproductive health conditions like menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) heavy menstrual bleeding, menstrual pain and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
According to Dr Shavit Sachs, Naturopathic Practitioner and Vice-Chairperson for the South African Naturopath Association, the herbal extracts used within the new Salome M-Pause have been used internationally to tackle a wide range of women’s health issues, including climacteric symptoms. “Cimicifuga Racemose contained in Salome M-Pause is known to improve some of the symptoms associated with menopause such as hot flushes, and profuse sweating as well as insomnia”, explains Sachs. Another herbal extract included in the product is Hypericum Perforatum which has previously been used orally to treat light to moderate depression, anxiety, perimenopause, seasonal psychic disturbances, restlessness, and viral infections.
Salome M-pause and the full Salome range is available from pharmacies nationwide or Salome’s website (www.salome-range.co.za) and can be reimbursed from medical aid savings. Recommended selling price: R 176,09.
For more information about the Salome range, go to www.salome-range.co.za.
- Salome M-Pause patient information leaflet