Mabelle is advertised as a non-hormonal preparation designed especially for women with regard to their needs in the period of climacterium. The supplement is manufactured by Walmark, one of the largest manufacturer and distributors of dietary supplements in Europe. Particularly, the formula is advertised to help with a variety of climacterium associated phenomenon: hot flushes, sweating, dizziness, fatigue, irritability, lack of concentration, sleep disorders, breasts health and cardiovascular system and bone mass.
Walmark is exporting their products to 40 countries in Europe, Asia, Middle East and America, where they are cooperating with local partners. The company has registered a 120 mil. EUR turnover in 2010 year and operates branch offices in 10 EU countries.
According to its manufacturer, Mabelle helps maintain the hormonal balance in the woman’s body and positively influences the quality of her life.
Mabelle includes the following ingredients: Common flax 62.5 mg and Red clover 500 mg.
Mabelle is an herbal mixture of Common flax and Red clover. Common Flax uses can be traced back to ancient Egyptian times when it was used to produce cloth. Today, Flax is grown both for its use as edible oil, as well as an ingredient in nutritional supplements and in many wood finishing products. It is rich in fiber, as 100 grams of ground flax seed supplies about 450 kilocalories, 28 grams of fiber, 41 grams of fat and 20 grams of protein.
Flax seed is particularly promising in treating menopause symptoms. A study conducted on twenty-one women who consumed 40 grams of ground flaxseed daily revealed a significant decrease in the frequency and severity of their hot flashes. Participants in the study also noticed improvements in their mood and in joint and muscle pain. The plant is likely safe for the majority of people, however side effects such as abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea and constipation have been reported.
Red clover has long been used by to quell menopause-like symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats. Although large scale studies have not yet been conducted, smaller clinical trials proved Red clover to benefit women at menopause under more than one aspect of the condition. Much of its benefits are attributed to the phytoestrogens found in its composition. Phytoestrogens are plant chemicals which can weakly bind to certain estrogen receptors in tissues, hence inducing a gentle physiological response. The plant has not undergone extensive testing in longer-term studies. However no adverse side effects have been reported. It may however have blood thinning properties so caution is recommended
Consumer reviews are not available. The manufacturer recommends taking 1-2 tablets of Mabelle daily, over a long period of time with regular gynaecological checks every 6 months.
- The two core ingredients have been demonstrated to relief menopause symptoms; even if not in large scale studies;
- It does not contain any artificial flavoring, sweeteners or preservatives;
- Safe for long-term use.
- Lack of consumer reviews on the formulation;
- Daily recommended dosage for the main herbal ingredients have not been established;
- Mild side effects are experienced with the main ingredients.
Mabelle is designed to support women during their period of climacterium, with most of the symptoms usually experienced, from hot flushes to bone mass problems. Even though the formula is not reviewed by consumers, the two main ingredients in Mabelle have participated in several clinical trials which concluded they do benefit symptoms of menopause.
Side effects of red clover and Common Flax are rare. However, long term usage has not been thoroughly studied and the full spectrum of implications is not known. We hence advise you to further discuss the topic with a specialized healthcare practitioner and decide what the best alternatives are for you.