Hops-Based Supplements for Menopausal Symptoms Aren’t Likely to Cause Drug Interactions

Everyday Health: A small study finds that these dietary supplements don’t affect 4 of the most important drug-metabolizing enzymes in humans.

Choosing a botanical dietary supplement to treat hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms is a bit like navigating the Wild West — moving through uncharted, unregulated territory. Now a new study has crossed an important concern off the worry list for many women: Those who take botanical dietary supplements that are produced from hops to ease night sweats, sleep problems, and hot flashes associated with menopause are not at risk for problematic interactions with other drugs they may be taking, according to a study in the May 2020 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. READ MORE.

(Source: Everyday Health, 06/01/2020)