Who should take Brevail, and why?
Every woman concerned with health, vitality, and longevity should consider taking Brevail. Brevail represents a new paradigm of proactive breast health that is dedicated to addressing breast health before a problem occurs.
Proactive breast health is firmly founded on the model of the estrogen window, and the very real possibility of managing ones own estrogen window toward the attainment of optimal breast health.
What can I expect when taking Brevail?
When using Brevail you may not feel any noticeable change in your body. For many women, the satisfaction in knowing that they are taking a proactive step toward optimal breast health is motivation enough. However, women have also reported a range of potential side-benefits, and you might experience the following when taking Brevail on a regular basis:
Women have reported a reduction in menopause and PMS related symptoms, such as...
- Reduction in hot flashes
- Reduction in bloating
- Reduction in breast tenderness
Some women may experience a slight lengthening of their menstrual cycle. For example, that might mean they experience a 30-day cycle rather than a 28-day cycle. While this may not appear to be a benefit at all, you may experience fewer periods during your reproductive years, and decrease your lifetime exposure to estrogen as a result.
Does Brevail have any adverse effects?
There are no known adverse effects related to lignan supplementation. As with all nutritional supplements or pharmaceutical drugs, suggested dosages of Brevail should not be exceeded without the advice of a licensed health care professional.
What is the active ingredient in Brevail?
Brevail is comprised of a very special and specific plant lignan* which has been isolated, purified, concentrated, standardized, and guaranteed for potency from flaxseed. Flaxseed is the most highly researched source of plant lignans.
While flaxseed is the worlds most abundant source of lignans, the concentration of lignan from crop to crop, variety to variety and, for that matter, from seed to seed, can fluctuate up to 300%. Brevail guarantees to deliver an exact dose every time, designed to raise the bodys physiologic concentration of lignans to that of women on a very conscientious, vegetarian diet and with an excellent history of breast health. Brevail is the only product of its kind to have validated the exact dose with a clinical, human oral dosing, pharmacokinetic study.
* Over 400 individual lignans have been identified in nature. The lignan in Brevail is highly validated and researched for efficacy. Many others are not, and may be inert, at best.
What other ingredients are in Brevail?
While Brevail is the first standardized lignan product, it is more than that.
Seldom do individual plant actives work alone, but are exponentially more beneficial in the presence of other like compounds. In nature, as in Brevail, lignans coexist in natural foods in harmony with other phytochemicals, accessory, and antioxidant nutrients.
These potentially synergistic constituents have been carefully retained during the Brevail manufacturing process, and thought to enhance your bodys use of lignan, as well as have unique nutritional attributes of their own.
Brevail has been carefully crafted to preserve the synergistic and value-added constituents in proper balance and proportion. Brevail's product profile is a perfect fingerprint, true in integrity, profile, and balance, provided by a master formulator -- nature.
For a full listing of Brevail actives, click here
How many Brevail capsules should I take each day?
Just one per day.
Extensive university research was conducted to determine the optimal oral dosage for Brevail, as well as the absorption of lignan in the body. To maintain peak levels of lignan in the body, it is important to take one Brevail capsule at least once every day.
However, if you happen to miss a day, simply resume taking the product on a daily basis.
The dosage for Brevail was determined by a human, oral dosing, pharmacokinitic study designed to raise the body's physiologic concentration of lignans to that of women on a conscientious vegetarian diet and with an excellent history of breast health. Both epidemiological (blood samples) and urinary data confirm rapid absorption and metabolism of Brevail in the human body consistent with a diet high in plant-based foods.
Does it matter what time of day Brevail is taken?
Brevail can be taken with water, juice, or other liquids, with or without food, any time during the day or night.
How long before Brevail starts working?
The effect of Brevail is almost immediate. Within one week of taking Brevail, lignan levels equal or slightly exceed those in women who have demonstrated a high degree of breast health.
What if I stop taking Brevail?
Once you stop taking Brevail, supplemental lignan levels and their proactive effects are gone within 48 to 72 hours.
Supplemental lignan levels are quickly reestablished once Brevail supplementation is reinstated.
Can children take Brevail?
The dosage of Brevail was carefully researched and developed for express use by female adults.
Is it possible for Brevail to flush out too much good estrogen?
You do not need to worry about flushing out too much health-promoting estrogen. Lignans, by nature's design, cannot fully saturate available estrogen receptor sites, nor fully displace estrogen. The result is a delicate balance between body and nature, just as nature intended.
What if I eat a lignan-rich diet?
Unless you are a strict vegetarian or consume a macrobiotic diet extremely high in unrefined fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes on a daily basis, it is highly unlikely that you will consume the amount of lignan provided in a single, guaranteed potency capsule of Brevail. While lignans are found in a multitude of natural foods, they are present in extremely minute quantities.
Brevail guarantees to deliver an exact dose every time, designed to raise the body's physiologic concentration of lignans to that of women on a very conscientious vegetarian diet and with an excellent history of breast health. Brevail is the only product of its kind to have validated the exact dose with a clinical, human oral dosing, pharmacokinetic study.
Should I take Brevail if:
I am pregnant or lactating?
Pregnant women or breast-feeding mothers should not take Brevail.
With the exception of early pregnancy, women are exposed to lower-than-average levels of estrogen while pregnant and lactating. The body effectively closes the estrogen window during this time, temporarily negating the need for Brevail.
Further, though no negative side effects have been reported in relation to women, lignans, pregnancy, and lactation, Brevail has not been tested in pregnant or lactating women. If you are taking Brevail and discover after the fact that you are pregnant, simply discontinue use until after the birth of your child and after lactation/breast feeding has ceased.
I am an adolescent female?
The dosage of Brevail was carefully researched and developed for the express use by female adults. However, parents of adolescent girls should take note of lignan rich food sources that contribute to the positive delay of menarche (first period). A delay in onset of menarche reduces a woman's exposure to estrogen during her lifetime, perhaps reducing her risk for estrogen related cancers.
I have had my ovaries removed?
You may take Brevail if you have had your ovaries removed. However, if you are on estrogen replacement therapy, you should consult with your doctor before taking Brevail in conjunction with these medications.
I am on birth control pills?
There are no known contraindications against taking Brevail while you are on oral contraceptives. As with all nutritional supplements and pharmaceuticals, do not exceed the suggested product dosage detailed on the product package.
I am undergoing breast, ovarian or cervical cancer treatment?
Women undergoing breast, ovarian, or cervical cancer treatments should consult with their physician before taking any nutritional supplement including Brevail.
Brevail is comprised of natural plant lignans and is therefore not a pharmaceutical drug. Natural products cannot legally be sold to treat or prevent illness, only to support the structure or function of the body. However, a physician has the right to use any means within his or her power to treat or prevent disease – including nutritional supplements. Lignans, isolated, concentrated, purified and standardized for potency in Brevail, have been shown to support the structure and function of the body to ensure healthy breast tissue.
I have been treated for breast cancer?
Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle are important factors to ensure a healthy future. For some pharmaceuticals such as Tamoxifen® the effectiveness of the drug wanes and should be discontinued after 5 years. For women interested in the preservation of healthy breast tissue long-term, they may want to consult with their physician to see if Brevail is a good choice for them. As with all pharmaceuticals or nutritional supplements, you should consult with your physician before use following or during the treatment of a serious illness.
I have a family history of breast cancer?
Yes, you can take Brevail. If you have a strong family history of breast cancer, you should also be screened for the two known genes that are strongly linked to hereditary breast cancers - the BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer genes. If, in fact, you are identified as possessing either mutated gene, you should be under the close supervision of a doctor who can explain your options.
The majority of breast cancers are not hereditary. In fact, only 10% of breast cancers can be owed to a hereditary predisposition. The remaining 90% of breast cancers are owed to dietary, lifestyle, environmental and unknown causes.
Stage of Life...
I am Pre-Menopausal
You should strongly consider taking Brevail.
Pre-menopausal women may well have the absolute best opportunity to adopt a proactive breast health program. It is during a womans reproductive years that she is exposed to the most estrogen estrogen that, if left unchecked, could pose a future health challenge. The risk of breast disease is closely linked to the amount of estrogen a women is exposed to during her lifetime, described as her estrogen window. Brevail is the first and only natural product designed to address the estrogen window.
I am in Menopause
Brevail is not contraindicated while experiencing menopause, unless possibly while using estrogen replacement therapy.
Ironically, since lignans found in Brevail mimic estrogen in some structure and function, they may ease this life transition to some degree. However, due to the similarity between lignans and estrogens, please consult with your physician before taking Brevail in conjunction with estrogen replacement therapy.
I am Post-Menopausal
You can take Brevail if you are post-menopausal.
Despite popular belief, the ovaries as well as the adrenal glands on the kidneys continue to secrete some estrogen post-menopause. Of most concern, however, is the production of a particularly toxic form of estrogen from adipose (fat) tissue in post-menopausal women.
Post-menopausal women are more likely to contract breast cancer than pre-menopausal women.
Where can I purchase Brevail?
Purchase Brevail here Look for Brevail Summer 2003 in the vitamin, mineral, or nutritional supplements section of your local health food, grocery, or drug store.
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