We put Fan Club, HUM’s first supplement for the management of menopause symptoms, to the test during a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial. Spoiler alert: The results are really strong.
The impact that menopause can have on daily life is often overlooked and women have few options to help them manage perimenopause and menopause symptoms.
To give women a natural, estrogen-free solution to help reduce 11 common symptoms of menopause and perimenopause, HUM created Fan Club. Fan Club contains three key ingredients that have individually been studied to support symptoms of menopause like hot flashes, night sweats, sleeplessness, mood swings, heart racing, and fatigue.
Fan Club’s standout ingredients are:
- Siberian rhubarb root extract
- The probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum DR7
- Grape seed extract
Together, these ingredients are a powerful tool for managing symptoms and helping women regain control of their lives during perimenopause and menopause. But just how powerful are they?
We put Fan Club to the test. Or rather, took it to the lab to get clinically-backed results.
“The ingredients we use in Fan Club have really robust evidence to support their effect of improving many menopause symptoms,” says Jennifer Martin-Biggers, PhD, MS, RDN, the VP of scientific affairs and education at HUM Nutrition. “It was important for us to support users of Fan Club with additional science to show how efficacious this can be to help relieve a variety of symptoms.”
Find out how well it performed under the microscope.
How the Study Worked
To ensure no bias in our study, we worked with an independent, third-party clinical research lab in California to perform a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study. The lab enrolled over 100 women experiencing menopause symptoms to participate.
The research lab adhered to clinical research ethical and legal requirements. To ensure that a clinical study is conducted ethically, an independent ethics committee, called an Institutional Review Board (IRB), reviewed the study plans to make sure it was safe and designed according to research standards.
The final study included 111 perimenopausal women with mild, moderate, or severe symptoms.
The participants were split up into two groups, either the experimental group that received Fan Club, or the control group that was given a placebo. Neither the study administrators nor the participants knew which group they were in.
Both groups were instructed to take the active or placebo supplement once daily for 8 weeks. They were given surveys to assess their symptoms at baseline, and then 30 and 60 days after beginning the supplement.
Questions in the survey were designed to assess changes in menopause symptoms including hot flash and night sweat frequency and severity of 11 total menopause symptoms, as well as hours slept.
The majority of participants started to see results between three to four weeks. After four weeks of taking Fan Club once per day, the experimental group had significant improvements in symptoms.
- 90% of participants witnessed positive results
- 87% of participants had fewer hot flashes
- The number of hot flashes participants had decreased by 60%
- Participants had a 40% decrease in total symptom score
- 64% of participants had fewer sleep problems, and as a bonus, they slept on average 48 minutes longer
- 72% of participants had sex drive improvements
- 49% of participants had less vaginal dryness
- 64% of participants felt less irritable
Statistical analysis showed these results to be statistically significantly decreased among participants in the Fan Club group, compared to those in the placebo group. An evaluation of statistical significance is performed with study data to help quantify if a result is due to chance or actually a result of efficacy or performance. The statistical significance of the Fan Club study indicates the formula is clinically efficacious.
Women also reported significant decreases in the frequency and severity of other menopause symptoms including:
- Heart racing
- Joint and muscle discomfort
- Mood swings
- Bladder problems
“The most impressive result is that this study tells us Fan Club starts to have a profound effect alleviating symptoms as soon as 4 weeks after taking it, and these results persist,” explains Dr. Martin-Biggers.
Throughout the course of the eight-week study, there were no adverse events reported related to Fan Club.
What Users Had to Say
While the numbers speak for themselves, we thought we’d let our trial participants do the talking, too, because their love for Fan Club is unmatched. Here’s what a few had to say about their experience after 8 weeks of taking Fan Club.
“I absolutely LOVE this product ‘cause it actually works! It has literally given my life back to me! I cannot THANK YOU enough!!!”
“I hope at the end of the test that we’re able to buy this because I’m crying happy tears just writing about this.”
“I feel very different to the way I felt 2 months ago. I have only experienced one hot flash in the past month and several other beneficial changes.”
“I no longer have hot flashes, sweating a lot, or sleeplessness. My mood and anxiety have ceased as well! My overall well-being has improved drastically!”
“I’ve tried so many different things and nothing has worked since this.”
Join the Fan Club
We’re so happy at the results of the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study of Fan Club, but even more, encouraged by the meaningful impact Fan Club can have on the lives of women going through perimenopause and menopause.
“I am thrilled with the results but not surprised by them as the ingredients we used have great science supporting their effectiveness,” says Dr. Martin-Biggers.
Ready to join the Fan Club with us? (We thought so!) If you’re dealing with menopausal symptoms, Fan Club is the perfect supplement to add to your daily routine, says Dr. Martin-Biggers.