BestWomen’s Formula takes our #5 spot because it contains a few ingredients which we do not prefer, does not contain an adaptogen, utilizes the traditional capsule delivery method, does not contain a money-back guarantee, and does not offer 24-hour customer service.
Secondly, the formula contains a whopping 15 ingredients. Our motto is this: If you can’t count the ingredients on two hands, it has too many ingredients. Some supplement manufacturers cram a ton of ingredients hoping that more is better, but it can actually be the opposite. Some ingredients may counteract and neutralize others. And with so many ingredients, it’s anyone’s guess how they all interact in the stomach. Keep it simple.
TBestWomen’s Formula also contains soy isoflavones. For consumers, it might be a matter of preference, but we generally steer clear of natural products that contain soy. Soy contains high levels of goitrogens, a compound that inhibits the thyroid’s ability to use iodine properly, so for those concerned about possible thyroid issues, we encourage you to read about these potential dangers and stay informed.
For the above reasons, we gave BestWomen’s Formula our #5 spot.
Soy Isoflavones (non-GMO) (min.20% isoflavones) 100 mg Kava Kava ext. (Piper methysticum) (root) (30% kavalactones) 100 mg Wild Yam extract (Dioscorea villosa) (root) (6% diosgenin) 100 mg Licorice 4:1 extract (Glycyrrhiza glabra) (root) 100 mg Dong Quai powder (Angelica sinensis) (root) 100 mg Red Raspberry powder (Rubus idaeus L.) (leaves) 100 mg Black Cohosh extract (Cimicifuga racemosa) (root) (2.5% triterpene glycosid 80 mg Chasteberry (Vitex agnus-castus) 10:1 extract (fruit) 50 mg Ginger root powder (Zingiber officinale) (rhizome) 50 mg Red Clover (Tritofolium pratense) (flower) (8% isoflavones) 50 mg Ginkgo standardized extract (Ginkgo Biloba) (leaf) (24% ginkgoflavonglycosi) 30 mg * Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.* Daily Value not established. Other Ingredients: Calcium stearate, magnesium stearate, rice flour, silicon dioxide, gelatin, and water.