An Herbalife recommendation for fibroids. I was recently able to provide assistance to a female customer and wanted to share it.

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An Essential Supplement

An Essential Supplement


Uterine fibroids, also known as myomas, leiomyomas, and fibromyomas, are swellings in the walls of the uterus; they are present in at least 20 per cent of women over the age of 30.  They are benign and in most cases cause no problems.  Many women are unaware of fibroids until discovered on a routine examination.  Usually several uterine fibroids are present, rather than just one.


Heavier periods can occur and very occasionally an individual fibroid can cause a firm swelling in the lower part of the abdomen. This may press on the bladder causing frequent urination or incontinence.  In extremely rare cases fibroids can require removal by surgery, but in most cases fibroids shrink and disappear after menopause.


Protease is responsible for digesting proteins in your food.  Protein is perhaps the most difficult substance to metabolize so protease is considered to be one of the most important enzymes that we have.  If the digestive process is incomplete, undigested protein can wind up in your circulatory system and other parts of your body.  As the protein foods break down the essential amino acids needed by the body are liberated.


Taking Proteolytic enzymes, such as Herbalife’s Aminogen can help to clean up your body by removing unwanted protein from your circulatory system.  This will help to clean up your blood stream and restore energy and balance.  One of the tricks of an invading organism is to wrap itself in a large protein shell that the body would view as “normal”.   Proteolytic enzymes have been used for a long time in various forms of therapy. Their use in medicine is gaining more and more attention; several clinical studies are indicating their benefits in oncology, inflammatory conditions, blood rheology control, and immune regulation.


Iron and Zinc enhance iron absorption.  This is important to supplement when heavy bleeding is present.  Herbalife’s Best Defense and Formula 2 Multivitamin are sources of these minerals.  Together these products provide essential Iron, Zinc, Vitamin A, and B Vitamins in antioxidant strength.   While red meat, poultry, fish, green leafy vegetables and citrus fruit are excellent sources of Iron and Zinc, and lean meats, wheat germ, liver, kidney, egg yolk, butter, whole milk and cod liver oil are food sources of the vitamins, a subset of these foods must be avoided because they increase the presence of estrogen that promotes the occurrence and growth of existing fibroids.  Dairy, eggs, red meat and fat are all estrogenic foods to avoid.  All others listed should be integrated into your diet to balance hormonal levels and regulate menstruation in partnership with Best Defense and Formula 2 Multivitamin. 


Krill Oil is an essential fatty acid complex that is rich in phospholipids which makes it ideal for female health.  It is superior to standard fish oil as excellent essential fatty acids for stabilizing the mood, reducing inflammation and pain, and aiding in the regulation of estrogen and progesterone.  Tri-Shield  is an Herbalife proprietary formula with 100% pure Neptune Krill Oil.


Lycopene, may be able to reduce the size and incidence of fibroid tumors based on an animal study presented at the annual Experimental Biology meeting held in Washington D.C. in April, 2004.  Researchers from Firat University in Turkey, the University of Maryland and the Karmanos Cancer Institute at Wayne State University in Detroit supplemented the basic diet of Japanese quails with Lycopene.  After 10 months, the supplemented quails had fewer leiomyomas compared to a control group fed only the basic diet (10 percent versus 20 percent).  In addition, the average diameter of the tumors was significantly smaller in the supplemented groups. The size of the tumors in the group supplemented with 200 mg lycopene was also significantly smaller than those in the group supplemented with 100 mg, indicating a dose response effect of lycopene on the size of the tumors.  Lycopene is easier to absorb from cooked or processed tomatoes.  The best ways to get Lycopene into your diet are by eating tomatoes, salsa, spaghetti sauce or drinking tomato juice.  It also gives watermelon and pink grapefruit their red color so eat plenty of these freshly sliced or juiced.


Citrus bioflavanoids found in most citrus fruits, kiwi, bell peppers, dark greens, and most all berries are recommended widely to stem heavy bleeding by strengthening capillaries and promoting good blood circulation in the tense pelvic muscles. This has been borne out by many medical studies involving the usefulness of citrus bioflavonoids in a variety of bleeding problems.  Herbalife’s Garden 7 provides powerful Lycopene and citrus bioflavanoids.  Increasing dietary fiber reduces blood estrogen levels, one of the things that helps fibroids grow.  Fiber can also help to relieve constipation which affects nearly half of all women with fibroids.  Supplementing your diet with Garden 7 and adding Active Fiber Complex to any beverage provides the soluble and non-soluble fiber and antioxidant solution to reduce the production of estrogen, restore hormonal balance, and shrink the diameter of tumors.  In addition to those foods mentioned, the pith of citrus fruits is a very efficacious food source of citrus bioflavonoids and should be consumed whether eaten along with the pulp and juice of oranges, grapefruits, or any citrus fruit or when blended into Herbalife Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix taken for healthy weight-management. 


Weight should be kept within ideal range for your height.  Excess weight is linked to elevated estrogen levels.  The following herbs were included in a list of the most successful in combating the growth of uterine fibroids and taking part in supporting liver and glandular function while supplying the body with a sound array of nutrients and cleansing and detoxifying properties: licorice root, dandelion root, ginger root.  Soy products are also believed to combat fibroids.  These are all included in the list of ingredients in Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix.



Herbalife Product Recommendations


Aminogen ($16.30)

Formula 2 Multivitamin ($20.95)

Best Defense ($10.45)

Tri-Shield ($37.30)

Garden 7 ($41.95)

Active Fiber Complex ($24.10)

Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix ($34.40)

Personalized Protein Powder ($29.95)


Find all these and more at or call Désirée Peerman for a complimentary wellness evaluation at 847.219.3121.






Disclaimer: Herbalife International advocates a nutritional approach to health and wellbeing.   The body’s ability and power to heal depends upon the totality of diet, nutrition, lifestyle and environmental factors.  No claims for the cure of any disease is intended, or implied.  Always consult a health care practitioner when combating disease states.   The statements in this recommendation have not been approved by the FDA.


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