Gamma-oryzanol (ferulic acid) is found in grains and isolated from rice bran oil. Gamma-oryzanol was first shown to be effective for menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes, in the early 1960s. Subsequent studies have further documented its safety and effectiveness. In one study, 85 percent of the subjects who took 300 mg daily reported improvement in menopausal symptoms.
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