FAQ's | Promensil


Promensil became available in the UK in 1998. Promensil was developed 20 years ago and has undergone over 15 years of scientific research, resulting in 18 studies, carried out worldwide on over 1,000 women going through menopause. Results of these studies have been published in scientific journals

Promensil is widely available in Boots, Holland & Barrett, good independent chemists and health food shops. It is also available online from this website as well as other major online health retailers.

Red clover (trifolium pratense) is a legume or pulse commonly seen growing in the fields and hedgerows across the UK.  Other examples of legumes include chickpeas, lentils and soybeans.  Red clover is accepted as a human food throughout the world.

  • Help general health and well-being during and after the menopause
  • May help to maintain bone health
  • May help to maintain cholesterol at a healthy level

Promensil is a dietary supplement based on red clover isoflavones specifically developed to help women to support good health the menopause naturally. It contains a balanced source of the four isoflavones that are important to health, particularly during and after the menopause.  Studies have shown that Promensil may help to maintain good general health during the menopause as well as bone and cholesterol health.

Each tablet contains a standardised 40mg or 80mg of four isoflavones: genistein, daidzein, formononetin and biochanin A sourced from red clover (Trifolium pratense).  These red clover isoflavones are naturally occurring phytoestrogens or plant oestrogens which are NOT chemically synthesized. Promensil is free from sugar, yeast, milk derivatives, wheat and corn starch, gluten, preservatives, artificial colours and flavours.

It is recommended that 1 to 2 Promensil tablets are taken daily with food.  Usually 1 tablet per day suits most women either taken in the morning with breakfast or in the evening depending on when you feel it is most appropriate for you. Some women find that taking 2 tablets a day is preferable so that the body has a top up of dietary isoflavones twice a day.

Antibiotics may disrupt your ‘friendly’ gut bacteria and hence reduce the absorption of isoflavones from the gut. There is the possibility that the absorption of isoflavones may also be reduced by certain stomach remedies, such as H2 antagonists and proton pump inhibitors.

Eating live yogurt or taking a daily probiotic tablet or drink with your Promensil tablet can help to re-establish a healthy level of gut bacteria and there may be an improvement in the gut absorption of isoflavones from Promensil. 

Yes given that each tablet of Promensil contains 40mg of isoflavones which is equivalent to consuming two or three legume-based meals in the diet every day.  Around 40mg of isoflavones per day is the daily amount that men and women in Latin America and Asia are eating in their diet every day throughout life.  

You should be able to assess the benefits of taking Promensil after the first 4 weeks. Thereafter, take Promensil daily to maintain benefits. 

Not all red clover products are the same. The standardisation process used in the manufacture of Promensil ensures that each tablet in every pack supplies 40mg or 80mg of isoflavones - the level that is consumed in a typical legume based diet eaten in Asia or Japan, for example.

Red clover and soy are both legumes and belong to the same family of plants. The main difference is that red clover contains four active isoflavones whereas soy only has two. The extra two found in red clover are commonly found in other legumes such as chick peas and lentils. For more information on natural sources of isoflavones click here.

Red clover isoflavones have better bioavailability, take less time to reach maximum concentration in the body and keep maximum concentration for longer, compared to soya isoflavones.

Promensil is not recommended for use during pregnancy or lactation. The product is not recommended for use by children. Use only as directed.  If you need further information please call the PharmaCare Europe on 01403 280 860 or talk to your healthcare professional.

Promensil Double Strength is designed as a starter dose for women who would benefit from extra dietary support. With twice the level of red clover isoflavones, Promensil Menopause Double Strength offers a double dose (80mg) in the convenience of one small tablet.