{"id":606273634610,"title":"MENO Vitamins Review: Natural Menopause Relief?","created_at":"2023-09-12T23:52:22-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"MENO Vitamins Review: Natural Menopause Relief?\",\n \"keywords\": \"meno vitamins, meno vitamins review, meno vitamins reviews, meno vitamins side efects, meno o positiv, meno vitamins o positiv\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes the ingredients in MENO Vitamins based on medical studies to give our take on whether this supplement is likely to reduce menopausal symptoms, or if it's a waste of money. We highlight two questionable additive ingredients and feature user reviews.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/meno-vitamins-review\",\n\"author\": \n {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. 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\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/32658424\/\",\n\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/hormone-harmony-review\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/31780016\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/35403534\/\",\n\"https:\/\/www.fas.usda.gov\/data\/european-union-titanium-dioxide-banned-food-additive-eu\",\n\"https:\/\/www.npr.org\/2022\/07\/22\/1112929301\/skittles-lawsuit-titanium-dioxide\",\n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/pmid\/26376619\/\",\n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6097542\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/35691259\/\",\n\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/panax-ginseng-extract\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/32762030\/\",\n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/books\/NBK470187\/\",\n\"https:\/\/opositiv.com\/products\/meno-menopause-vitamin-capsules\",\n\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/flo-vitamins-review\"\n],\n\"mentions\": [{\n \"@type\": \"Brand\",\n \"name\": \"O Positiv\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"ashwagandha\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"chasteberry extract\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"titanium dioxide\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"USDA\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"NPR\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"added sugar\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Brand\",\n \"name\": \"TED\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Amazon\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Facebook\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Google\"\n }\n],\n\"datePublished\": \"2023-09-12\",\n\"copyrightHolder\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n},\n\"publisher\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/\",\n \"description\": \"Illuminate Labs is the most transparent supplement company in the U.S., and is a leading publisher of research-based health information.\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"supplements, science, nutrition, exercise, health, medication, pharmaceutical, wellness, diet, weight loss, medical research\",\n \"publishingPrinciples\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/editorial-guidelines\",\n \"memberOf\": [\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"U.S. Chamber of Commerce\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.uschamber.com\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Certified B Corp\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.bcorporation.net\/en-us\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Natural Products Association\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.npanational.org\/\"\n }\n ], \n \"logo\": {\n \"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Illuminate_Labs_Favicon_48x48_7595c3cc-e27b-47b8-a4fe-edcc7ed9b29a.png?v=1666502785\", \n \"width\": 48,\n \"height\": 48\n},\n \"foundingDate\": \"2019-01-30\",\n \"sameAs\": [\n \"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/twitter.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/company\/illuminate-labs-supplements\",\n \"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/channel\/UCpgSJAsIPb-fZ25djtTxBEA\"\n ]\n }\n}\n\/\/ ]]\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/MENO_Vitamins_Review_Article_Header_Image_Optimized.png?v=1694577077\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"dc\"\u003eM\u003c\/span\u003eENO is a dietary supplement used to treat menopause symptoms sold by the O Positive brand. It comes in gummy and capsule form, and the brand claims that this supplement contains “clinically-studied ingredients” that can help relieve hot flashes, night sweats and more.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBut does MENO contain research-backed ingredients for relieving menopausal symptoms, or are these just marketing claims? Does the supplement contain any questionable additives? Which retailer sells MENO for the best price? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of MENO?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in MENO based on medical studies to give our take on whether or not this supplement is likely to be effective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll share our thoughts on the gummy versus capsule formulation, feature unsponsored customer reviews of the brand and provide a cost comparison to show which retailer sells MENO for the best price.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIngredient Analysis\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"MENO active ingredients\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/MENO_Active_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1694577338\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe active ingredients in MENO are shown above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis supplement does contain research-backed ingredients for relieving menopausal symptoms.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eVitamin B6\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e intake is inversely associated with severity of hot flashes according to a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/31104511\/\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/31104511\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eClimacteric\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThis means that higher vitamin B6 intake tends to cause less severe hot flashes.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eVitamin D3\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e makes sense for a menopause supplement, because low levels of vitamin D were associated with severity of hot flashes according to a 2020 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/32658424\/\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/32658424\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAshwagandha\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is clinically shown to improve libido in women, as we discussed in our review of women’s health supplement \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/hormone-harmony-review\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/hormone-harmony-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHormone Harmony\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eChasteberry extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was described in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/31780016\/\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/31780016\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eComplementary Therapies in Medicine\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal as \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“confirmed to be effective in the reduction of PMS symptoms.\"\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBlack cohosh\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e may relieve menopausal symptoms according to a 2022 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/35403534\/\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/35403534\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, although the researchers note that most studies used an \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eextracted\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e version of this plant, while MENO contains the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eraw\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e version (which is less concentrated and potent). \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt’s rare that we find clinical research backing every active ingredient in a supplement formulation, so we commend O Positive from an efficacy perspective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe inactive ingredients in MENO are shown below (we apologize for the low quality of this image, this is the image published by the brand):\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"MENO inactive ingredients\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/MENO_Inactive_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1694577315\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eNatural colors\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a questionable additive in our opinion because it fails to document which specific chemical compounds are used.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eTitanium dioxide\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is banned as a food additive in the EU, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.fas.usda.gov\/data\/european-union-titanium-dioxide-banned-food-additive-eu\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.fas.usda.gov\/data\/european-union-titanium-dioxide-banned-food-additive-eu\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eaccording to\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e the USDA. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis ingredient is also the subject of a lawsuit involving the candy brand Skittles, where \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eplaintiffs describe it as a “known toxin,”\u003c\/b\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.npr.org\/2022\/07\/22\/1112929301\/skittles-lawsuit-titanium-dioxide\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.npr.org\/2022\/07\/22\/1112929301\/skittles-lawsuit-titanium-dioxide\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eaccording to\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e NPR.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall, we consider MENO Vitamins highly likely to be effective for the relief of menopausal symptoms, given that this supplement contains research-backed ingredients at effective doses.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe don’t currently recommend MENO due to the two inactive ingredients highlighted above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe gummy supplement is free of titanium dioxide, but contains \u003cstrong\u003eadded sugar\u003c\/strong\u003e (which is \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/pmid\/26376619\/\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/a\u003e to be associated with weight gain when consumed in excess), and \u003cstrong\u003ecitric acid\u003c\/strong\u003e (which is \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6097542\/\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/a\u003e to cause inflammatory reactions in some individuals).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut how do real users rate and describe the effects of this supplement? We’ll feature some unsponsored customer reviews in the next section of this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eReal People Try MENO\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA TikTok creator named “Tiffunny” claims that MENO helped her lose weight and had other positive effects:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\" data-video-id=\"7255061794866187566\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@tiffunny1111\/video\/7255061794866187566\" class=\"tiktok-embed\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@tiffunny1111?refer=embed\" title=\"@tiffunny1111\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e@tiffunny1111\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/menovitamins?refer=embed\" title=\"menovitamins\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#menovitamins\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/menopausevitamins?refer=embed\" title=\"menopausevitamins\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#menopausevitamins\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/opositiv?refer=embed\" title=\"opositiv\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#opositiv\u003c\/a\u003e @O Positiv \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/original-sound-7255061805997919022?refer=embed\" title=\"♬ original sound - Tiffunny\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e♬ original sound - Tiffunny\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\" async=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA TikTok creator named Sondra C. Wilson claims that MENO improved her symptoms:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote class=\"tiktok-embed\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@sondrawilson_1310\/video\/7257147812582804782\" data-video-id=\"7257147812582804782\" style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca title=\"@sondrawilson_1310\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@sondrawilson_1310?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e@sondrawilson_1310\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"menovitamins\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/menovitamins?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#menovitamins\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"menopausevitamins\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/menopausevitamins?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#menopausevitamins\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"opositiv\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/opositiv?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#opositiv\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"♬ original sound - Sondra C Wilson\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/original-sound-7257147766508407595?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e♬ original sound - Sondra C Wilson\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\" async=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCan Ginseng Relieve Menopause Symptoms?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Ginseng_Image.png?v=1672046103\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003ePanax ginseng\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e, which is a plant native to Asia, has been studied in various clinical trials for its effects on menopausal symptoms.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/35691259\/\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003epublished in the\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003eComplementary Therapies in Clinical Practice\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ejournal analyzed data from 15 clinical trials on ginseng in menopausal women and concluded the following:\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\"ginseng can significantly reduce hot flashes, menopausal symptoms, and quality of life in menopausal women.\"\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIlluminate Labs sells a\u003cspan\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/panax-ginseng-extract\"\u003ePanax Ginseng Extract Supplement\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e which is third-party tested to ensure label accuracy, potency and purity, and which contains no questionable additive ingredients. Interested consumers can check out Illuminate Labs Panax Ginseng Extract\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/panax-ginseng-extract\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eto the product page on our website, where the supplement can be purchased for only\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e$15\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eon a subscription basis.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMilk thistle\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis another research-backed plant supplement for menopause. A 2020\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/32762030\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003efound that milk thistle supplementation decreased the severity and frequency of hot flashes by 70% in menopausal women.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/shareasale.com\/r.cfm?b=1592159\u0026amp;u=3153363\u0026amp;m=100043\u0026amp;urllink=www%2Efuturekind%2Ecom%2Fproducts%2Fvegan%2Dmilk%2Dthistle%2Dsupplement\u0026amp;afftrack=\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eFuture Kind Milk Thistle Extract\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis our top milk thistle supplement pick because it's effectively dosed and costs only $19.99. Interested consumers can check out Future Kind Milk Thistle Extract\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/shareasale.com\/r.cfm?b=1592159\u0026amp;u=3153363\u0026amp;m=100043\u0026amp;urllink=www%2Efuturekind%2Ecom%2Fproducts%2Fvegan%2Dmilk%2Dthistle%2Dsupplement\u0026amp;afftrack=\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eto the product page on the official brand's website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBoth of the supplements recommended in this section are entirely free of questionable additive ingredients like titanium dioxide.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe are not suggesting that either of these supplements should be used for the treatment of any medical condition; rather, suggesting some natural options that consumers can discuss with their doctor.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat Really Happens During Menopause?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA TED video with over 200,000 views is only 5 minutes long, has fantastic animation, and explains what happens in the body during menopause:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/cheqkrcHkrI?si=CLQxq0prq079dxUR\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDoes MENO Cause Side Effects?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMENO doesn’t appear to have been studied in any clinical trials, which makes it challenging to say whether or not this supplement will cause side effects.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHowever, we can make an educated guess based on its ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBlack cohosh may cause side effects such as dizziness and vomiting according to a 2022 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/books\/NBK470187\/\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/books\/NBK470187\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, but this is described as an uncommon side effect, and the dose in MENO is quite modest.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere is no mention of side effects on the product page of the brand’s website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eOverall, we consider MENO Vitamins unlikely to cause side effects in otherwise healthy adults, because its active ingredients have favorable safety profiles.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt’s always best to check with a doctor before taking any new supplement just to be safe.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhere to Buy MENO for the Best Price\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMENO only appears to be available for sale on the brand's website and on Amazon. Here's a price breakdown for a one-time purchase at the time of publishing this article:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website: $42.99 (plus shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/opositiv.com\/products\/meno-menopause-vitamin-capsules\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon: \u003cstrong\u003e$42.99 (free shipping\u003c\/strong\u003e, \u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3PfAxkW\"\u003elink to official Amazon listing\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMENO is currently around 15% cheaper on Amazon than at the brand's website when factoring in shipping fees.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReal Customers Review MENO\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand's website in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMENO has been reviewed over 1,000 times on Amazon, with an average customer review rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named \"Stacy Clark\" who gives the product a 4\/5 star rating and claims it improved one of her symptoms:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eI have been having night sweats\u003c\/strong\u003e and hot flashes for a while now. Originally I was using a hormone cream on my stomach. I started having issues and needed an alternative. \u003cstrong\u003eThis is it! My night sweats are virtually gone.\"\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named \"Ting Lin\" who gives the product a 1\/5 star rating and dislikes the product experience of both the capsule and gummies:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\"\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"a-size-base review-text review-text-content\" data-hook=\"review-body\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe gummies have this horrible chemical taste that lasts a while after it's gone. I also do not get any relief, if anything, I kept getting stomach aches, even if I had food in my system...I would try the pills, but they look to big to swallow\u003c\/strong\u003e, especially if they go down sideways..\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eO Positiv has an average review rating of 4 out of 5 stars on Facebook.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eMENO Vitamins has an average customer review rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars on Google.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePros and Cons of MENO\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere are the pros and cons of MENO in our opinion:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePros:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAll active ingredients have research backing\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLikely to relieve menopausal symptoms\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLikely to be especially effective against hot flashes\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHormone-free\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUnlikely to cause side effects\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMostly positive online customer reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCons:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDoesn’t appear clinically tested\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eContains titanium dioxide\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eContains “natural colors”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGummies contain citric acid\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGummies contain added sugar\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eConclusion\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMENO is one of the more impressive menopause symptom formulations that we've reviewed on Illuminate Health to date.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe consider this supplement highly likely to relieve menopausal symptoms, and consider it to be better-formulated than O Positive's other supplement we reviewed in our \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/flo-vitamins-review\"\u003eFLO Vitamins reviews\u003c\/a\u003e article (on their supplement for PMS).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe don't currently recommend this supplement due to the inclusion of undefined colorants and titanium dioxide.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBoth the capsule and the gummy formulations contain questionable additives.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMENO seems unlikely to cause side effects in otherwise healthy adults based on its formulation, although this hasn't been proven in a clinical trial.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMost of the online customer reviews of this supplement that we came across while researching this article were positive.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon currently offers free shipping on MENO, which makes it a better value than at the brand's website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-09-12T23:59:48-04:00","updated_at":"2023-09-22T12:11:10-04:00","summary_html":"We analyze the ingredients in MENO Vitamins based on medical studies to give our take on whether this supplement is likely to reduce menopausal symptoms, or if it's a waste of money. We highlight two questionable additive ingredients and feature user reviews.","template_suffix":"","handle":"meno-vitamins-review","tags":"_related:menopause"}

MENO Vitamins Review: Natural Menopause Relief?

MENO Vitamins Review: Natural Menopause Relief?


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MENO is a dietary supplement used to treat menopause symptoms sold by the O Positive brand. It comes in gummy and capsule form, and the brand claims that this supplement contains “clinically-studied ingredients” that can help relieve hot flashes, night sweats and more.

But does MENO contain research-backed ingredients for relieving menopausal symptoms, or are these just marketing claims? Does the supplement contain any questionable additives? Which retailer sells MENO for the best price? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of MENO?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in MENO based on medical studies to give our take on whether or not this supplement is likely to be effective.

We’ll share our thoughts on the gummy versus capsule formulation, feature unsponsored customer reviews of the brand and provide a cost comparison to show which retailer sells MENO for the best price.

Ingredient Analysis

MENO active ingredients

The active ingredients in MENO are shown above.

This supplement does contain research-backed ingredients for relieving menopausal symptoms.

Vitamin B6 intake is inversely associated with severity of hot flashes according to a clinical trial published in the Climacteric journal. This means that higher vitamin B6 intake tends to cause less severe hot flashes.

Vitamin D3 makes sense for a menopause supplement, because low levels of vitamin D were associated with severity of hot flashes according to a 2020 medical review.

Ashwagandha is clinically shown to improve libido in women, as we discussed in our review of women’s health supplement Hormone Harmony.

Chasteberry extract was described in a medical review published in the Complementary Therapies in Medicine journal as “confirmed to be effective in the reduction of PMS symptoms."

Black cohosh may relieve menopausal symptoms according to a 2022 medical review, although the researchers note that most studies used an extracted version of this plant, while MENO contains the raw version (which is less concentrated and potent). 

It’s rare that we find clinical research backing every active ingredient in a supplement formulation, so we commend O Positive from an efficacy perspective.

The inactive ingredients in MENO are shown below (we apologize for the low quality of this image, this is the image published by the brand):

MENO inactive ingredients

Natural colors is a questionable additive in our opinion because it fails to document which specific chemical compounds are used.

Titanium dioxide is banned as a food additive in the EU, according to the USDA. 

This ingredient is also the subject of a lawsuit involving the candy brand Skittles, where plaintiffs describe it as a “known toxin,” according to NPR.

Overall, we consider MENO Vitamins highly likely to be effective for the relief of menopausal symptoms, given that this supplement contains research-backed ingredients at effective doses.

We don’t currently recommend MENO due to the two inactive ingredients highlighted above.

The gummy supplement is free of titanium dioxide, but contains added sugar (which is clinically shown to be associated with weight gain when consumed in excess), and citric acid (which is clinically shown to cause inflammatory reactions in some individuals).

But how do real users rate and describe the effects of this supplement? We’ll feature some unsponsored customer reviews in the next section of this article.

Real People Try MENO

A TikTok creator named “Tiffunny” claims that MENO helped her lose weight and had other positive effects:

@tiffunny1111 #menovitamins #menopausevitamins #opositiv @O Positiv ♬ original sound - Tiffunny

A TikTok creator named Sondra C. Wilson claims that MENO improved her symptoms:

@sondrawilson_1310 #menovitamins #menopausevitamins #opositiv ♬ original sound - Sondra C Wilson

Can Ginseng Relieve Menopause Symptoms?

Panax ginseng, which is a plant native to Asia, has been studied in various clinical trials for its effects on menopausal symptoms.

A medical review published in the Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice journal analyzed data from 15 clinical trials on ginseng in menopausal women and concluded the following: "ginseng can significantly reduce hot flashes, menopausal symptoms, and quality of life in menopausal women."

Illuminate Labs sells a Panax Ginseng Extract Supplement which is third-party tested to ensure label accuracy, potency and purity, and which contains no questionable additive ingredients. Interested consumers can check out Illuminate Labs Panax Ginseng Extract at this link to the product page on our website, where the supplement can be purchased for only $15 on a subscription basis.

Milk thistle is another research-backed plant supplement for menopause. A 2020 clinical trial found that milk thistle supplementation decreased the severity and frequency of hot flashes by 70% in menopausal women.

Future Kind Milk Thistle Extract is our top milk thistle supplement pick because it's effectively dosed and costs only $19.99. Interested consumers can check out Future Kind Milk Thistle Extract at this link to the product page on the official brand's website.

Both of the supplements recommended in this section are entirely free of questionable additive ingredients like titanium dioxide.

We are not suggesting that either of these supplements should be used for the treatment of any medical condition; rather, suggesting some natural options that consumers can discuss with their doctor.

What Really Happens During Menopause?

A TED video with over 200,000 views is only 5 minutes long, has fantastic animation, and explains what happens in the body during menopause:

Does MENO Cause Side Effects?

MENO doesn’t appear to have been studied in any clinical trials, which makes it challenging to say whether or not this supplement will cause side effects.

However, we can make an educated guess based on its ingredients.

Black cohosh may cause side effects such as dizziness and vomiting according to a 2022 medical review, but this is described as an uncommon side effect, and the dose in MENO is quite modest.

There is no mention of side effects on the product page of the brand’s website.

Overall, we consider MENO Vitamins unlikely to cause side effects in otherwise healthy adults, because its active ingredients have favorable safety profiles.

It’s always best to check with a doctor before taking any new supplement just to be safe.

Where to Buy MENO for the Best Price

MENO only appears to be available for sale on the brand's website and on Amazon. Here's a price breakdown for a one-time purchase at the time of publishing this article:

Brand website: $42.99 (plus shipping, link)

Amazon: $42.99 (free shipping, link to official Amazon listing)

MENO is currently around 15% cheaper on Amazon than at the brand's website when factoring in shipping fees.

Real Customers Review MENO

Amazon is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand's website in our opinion.

MENO has been reviewed over 1,000 times on Amazon, with an average customer review rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named "Stacy Clark" who gives the product a 4/5 star rating and claims it improved one of her symptoms:

"I have been having night sweats and hot flashes for a while now. Originally I was using a hormone cream on my stomach. I started having issues and needed an alternative. This is it! My night sweats are virtually gone."

The top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named "Ting Lin" who gives the product a 1/5 star rating and dislikes the product experience of both the capsule and gummies:

"The gummies have this horrible chemical taste that lasts a while after it's gone. I also do not get any relief, if anything, I kept getting stomach aches, even if I had food in my system...I would try the pills, but they look to big to swallow, especially if they go down sideways.."

O Positiv has an average review rating of 4 out of 5 stars on Facebook.

MENO Vitamins has an average customer review rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars on Google.

Pros and Cons of MENO

Here are the pros and cons of MENO in our opinion:

Pros:

  • All active ingredients have research backing
  • Likely to relieve menopausal symptoms
  • Likely to be especially effective against hot flashes
  • Hormone-free
  • Unlikely to cause side effects
  • Mostly positive online customer reviews

Cons:

  • Doesn’t appear clinically tested
  • Contains titanium dioxide
  • Contains “natural colors”
  • Gummies contain citric acid
  • Gummies contain added sugar
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Conclusion

MENO is one of the more impressive menopause symptom formulations that we've reviewed on Illuminate Health to date.

We consider this supplement highly likely to relieve menopausal symptoms, and consider it to be better-formulated than O Positive's other supplement we reviewed in our FLO Vitamins reviews article (on their supplement for PMS).

We don't currently recommend this supplement due to the inclusion of undefined colorants and titanium dioxide.

Both the capsule and the gummy formulations contain questionable additives.

MENO seems unlikely to cause side effects in otherwise healthy adults based on its formulation, although this hasn't been proven in a clinical trial.

Most of the online customer reviews of this supplement that we came across while researching this article were positive.

Amazon currently offers free shipping on MENO, which makes it a better value than at the brand's website.