I'm very sceptical about 'natural, organic,' etc products and haven't had much success with them in the past. But I was getting beside myself with menopause symptoms. I'm at higher than normal risk of heart disease or stroke, so HRT is a last resort. Meno-balance was recommended by a trustworthy source so I'd thought I'd try it for a couple of weeks. Within a week I had relief from frequent, intense hot flashes and weeks down the track, I'm continuing to feel better. The only negative is having to take a capsule 3x a day. It's such a relief to have some respite from the symptoms, which were making it hard for me to work or do anything.