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Table 3 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Costs Over 6 Months

From: Psychosocial and socioeconomic burden of vasomotor symptoms in menopause: A comprehensive review

Product Main Ingredients Cost ($US) at 1 Month Cost ($US) at 3 Months Cost ($US) at 6 Months
Femforte® Black cohosh, soy isoflavones, androstenedione, chaste berry 58.00 174.00 348.00
MACA750™ Organic maca root 19.95 59.85 119.70
Promensil™ Red clover 24.95 64.90 129.80
Remifemin® Black cohosh extract equivalent to 20 mg dried Cimicifuga rhizome 49.99 78.98 157.96
Sleep & Slim™ L-glutamine, L-lysine HCl, magnesium citrate, L-ornithine, glysine, L-arginine, collagen, vitamin B6 (pyroxidine HCl), L-carnitine, vitamin B3 (niacin), aloe vera, ascorbic acid, citric acid, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, carrageenan 49.95 149.85 299.70
Effisoy™ AglyMax: fermented soy germ extract 29.95 79.35 149.75
Hot Flash, Non-GMO Soy Geneistein-rich soy concentrate, black cohosh root extract, dong quai root extract, licorice root extract, vitex berry extract 45.98 137.94 275.88
  1. Note: Three-and 6-month costs that are lower than 3 and 6 times the 1-month costs for certain items reflect bulk prices for the items.