Frequently Asked Questions

Ingredients

Key Ingredients: S-equol

Inactive Ingredients: Dicalcium Phosphate, Fermented Soy Germ, Silicon Dioxide, Croscarmellose Sodium, Magnesium Stearate, Coating (Hypromellose, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Cellulose), Microcrystalline Cellulose. Contains Soy

 

S-equol, the key ingredient in Equelle, is a plant-based, non-hormonal compound. It is produced through our patented soy germ fermentation process. 

This process starts by extracting a small amount of soy germ from the bean, which is then added to the fermentation conditions and produces S-equol. Only small traces of soy compounds remain in the final Equelle product. 

1 in 5 American women are able to produce S-equol in their own bodies after eating soy. Researchers have found that these women experience more mild menopause symptoms as a result. However, they are unable to produce enough S-equol to fully alleviate menopause symptoms and can still benefit from Equelle.

About Equelle

Equelle is a hormone-free, non-prescription dietary supplement with naturally-derived S-equol. Equelle provides menopause symptom relief by helping to reduce the frequency of hot flashes, supporting sleep quality, reducing vaginal irritation, and alleviating mood swings.

Equelle's active ingredient, S-equol, works by safely and naturally mimicking estrogen. As estrogen declines, menopause symptoms go up. S-equol acts like estrogen in your body to help decrease menopause symptoms 1

Equelle has been clinically validated to alleviate menopause symptoms, such as reducing the frequency of hot flashes, supporting sleep quality, alleviating mood swings, alleviating muscle aches and reducing bothersome vaginal symptoms such as irritation, soreness and itching. In clinical studies, participants taking Equelle experienced reduced hot flash frequency starting as early as week 4, with about 5 fewer hot flashes per day at week 8 compared to baseline. After 12 weeks of taking Equelle participants slept 50 minutes more on an average per night vs. 16 minutes more with placebo.

You can take Equelle if you are in perimenopause, menopause, or postmenopause. If you're experiencing menopause symptoms like hot flashes, sleep disturbances, vaginal discomfort, and more, Equelle may be right for you.

Equelle is the only menopause supplement with S-equol, which naturally mimics estrogen to alleviate menopause symptoms. Equelle is built on 20 years of research and development, uses a patented production process and has conducted 4 randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials.

Taking Equelle does not impact estrogen levels. Although Equelle’s active ingredient, S-equol, mimics some of the same activities of estrogen by preferentially binding to estrogen receptor beta, Equelle is a dietary supplement free from human & animal hormones and clinical research shows S-equol supplementation reduces the frequency of hot flashes, supports the quality of sleep, reduces bothersome vaginal symptoms like irritation, soreness and itching, and alleviates mood swings1

Your body has two main types of estrogen receptors, called alpha receptors and beta receptors. Alpha receptors are primarily in your breast, ovarian, and uterine tissues. Beta receptors are primarily in places like the lining of your blood vessels and some parts of your brain. Estrogen, and estrogen hormone replacement therapies, bind to both alpha and beta receptors. S-equol has a similar molecular structure to estrogen but mostly binds to beta receptors.

By favoring these beta receptors, S-equol:

  • Mimics the benefits of estrogen and relieves menopause symptoms
  • Does not increase your risk for breast cancer and is not associated with changes in sex or thyroid hormones or endometrial health

S-equol, the key ingredient in Equelle, is a plant-based, non-hormonal compound. It is produced through our patented soy germ fermentation process.

This process starts by extracting a small amount of soy germ from the bean, which is then added to the fermentation conditions and produces S-equol. Only small traces of soy compounds remain in the final Equelle product.

1 in 5 American women are able to produce S-equol in their own bodies after eating soy. Researchers have found that these women experience more mild menopause symptoms as a result. However, they are unable to produce enough S-equol to fully alleviate menopause symptoms and can still benefit from Equelle.

Equelle's active ingredient, S-equol, comes from Japan. It is tableted and manufactured in the United States. 

Your doctor may be able to provide you with samples of Equelle. However, samples are not available in all areas. If you are unable to receive samples, we do offer a 90-day money-back guarantee so it's risk-free to try!

How to take

Take 1 tablet of Equelle in the morning, and 1 tablet at night. This will maintain sufficient levels of S-equol in your body to help you with your symptoms throughout the day— morning and night.

** Attention: We are in the process of rolling out our new concentrated version of Equelle. Previously, the dose for Equelle was 2 tablets in the morning and 2 tablets at night. On July 19th, we started to ship our new concentrated version (1 tablet in the morning and 1 tablet at night). 

Please follow the directions on your bottle for the correct directions. If your bottle states 2 tablets in the morning and 2 tablets at night (4 total per day), you have the original version. If your bottle states 1 tablet in the morning and 1 tablet in the evening (2 total per day), you have the new version. 

 

Equelle should be taken as long as menopause symptoms persist. Menopause symptoms are caused by declining estrogen and you can experience these symptoms for several years, until the body adjusts to those declining levels. Equelle can help relieve these symptoms during this time. If you feel like your symptoms have subsided, you can try to stop taking Equelle and see if your symptoms return. Equelle has been extensively studied and there are no safety issues with taking Equelle for a long period of time.

Yes, Equelle can be broken or crushed and taken in liquid or food.

Safety & effectiveness

In clinical trials, Equelle provided menopause symptom relief as early as 1 month, with optimal results in 2-3 months. Participants receiving Equelle experienced about 5 fewer hot flashes per day at 2 months compared to baseline. After 3 months of taking Equelle participants slept 50 minutes more on an average per night vs. 16 minutes more with placebo. After 3 months, 92% of participants in an online survey reported they were satisfied with Equelle.

Equelle and its active ingredient, S-equol, has undergone decades of clinical research and development and is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA. It has been shown to be safe and is not associated with changes in sex or thyroid hormones, negative effects on endometrial health or breast cancer. Some individuals have reported gastrointestinal side effects and they can subside after a few days to a week of taking the product. It can also help to take Equelle with food. If you are experiencing any adverse effects, we recommend discontinuing product use and consulting your physician or healthcare professional.

Yes, three double-blind, randomized clinical trials were conducted. The results support relief from the common symptoms associated with menopause including reducing frequency of hot flashes and vaginal irritation, alleviating mood swings, and supporting quality of sleep. Read our studies here. In addition, Equelle and its active ingredient S-equol have gone through decades of research, development, and multiple clinical studies to determine the safety of the ingredient.

Equelle does not have any known interactions with other medications. If you are taking other medications, we recommend speaking with your healthcare professional. Equelle should not be taken if you have a soy allergy or sensitivity.

Yes, if you are experiencing menopause symptoms due to entering the menopausal transition either naturally or through induced menopause, consider Equelle to alleviate some of these menopause symptoms like frequency of hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal irritation, and to support sleep quality.

We always recommend consulting with your healthcare professional to ensure you are making the best decision for your body and needs as this is a deeply personal issue. However, Equelle has been clinically studied and shown to be safe.

Your body has two main types of estrogen receptors, alpha receptors and beta receptors. Alpha receptors are primarily in your breast, ovarian, and uterine tissues. Beta receptors are primarily in places like the lining of your blood vessels and some parts of your brain. Estrogen, and estrogen hormone replacement therapies, bind to both alpha and beta receptors. S-equol has a similar molecular structure to estrogen but mostly binds to beta receptors.

By favoring these beta receptors, S-equol:

  • Mimics the benefits of estrogen and relieves menopause symptoms
  • Does not increase your risk for breast cancer and is not associated with changes in sex or thyroid hormones or endometrial health

S-equol is derived from soy using a patented process. A report for the American Institute for Cancer Research notes that a moderate amount of soy (1 to 2 servings a day) is considered safe for survivors and may even be beneficial. Only trace amounts of soy compounds remain in the final Equelle product.

Only trace amounts of soy compounds remain in the final Equelle product. These amounts are significantly less than those present in a single serving of most common soy foods.

Equelle is a dietary supplement regulated by the FDA and we adhere to FDA regulations that require us to follow Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP). The active ingredient in Equelle, S-equol, is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use in dietary supplements.

No. During our fermentation process, only small trace amounts of soy compounds remain in the final Equelle product. These amounts are significantly less than those present in a single serving of most common soy foods. However, since there are still small trace amounts of soy compounds, Equelle should not be taken if you have a soy allergy or sensitivity.

My account

We aim to make it easy to stay on top of your menopause symptoms. So you never miss a dose, each month we will send you a monthly supply, and bill your payment method on file. You will always receive an email 3 days prior to your order renewing, in case you need to make any updates before your order ships.

We’re so sorry to hear that you are having trouble with your account. Simply email us at hello@equelle.com and we will take care of you!

First login to your account here. Once you are logged into your account, scroll to the bottom of the page to the section labeled 'Payment Method'. Click on the box and update the payment. Once you've entered your new card details, click the blue 'Add Payment Method' button to save any changes.

First login to your account here. Once you are logged into your account, scroll to the section labeled 'Shipping Address'. Click the green 'Edit' button and enter your new shipping address. To save your changes, scroll to the bottom and click the green 'Update Shipping Address' button.

Login to your account here. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the 'View Purchase History' button. From there, you'll be able to access the details of your past orders.

First login to your account here. Once you are logged into your account, scroll to the section labeled 'Next Charge Date'. Here, you'll have the option to delay 2 weeks, delay 4 weeks or choose a next charge date.

Login to your account here. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the 'Cancel' button. From there, you'll need to choose an option from the list and confirm your cancelation.

Absolutely! In addition to our subscription plan, we also offer a one-time purchase option here.  

Shipping & returns

Yes, in the United States, shipping is always free!

No, we do not ship internationally at this time.

Fulfillment is typically 1-2 business days after your order is placed and shipping takes approximately 3-5 business days. Once your order has shipped, you will receive an email with tracking information.

We want you to be happy with Equelle. We offer a 90-day money-back guarantee. Simply email us at hello@equelle.com and we will take care of you.

Equelle is currently offered online through our website and is not available in stores at this time.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out to us at hello@equelle.com