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Thursday, 27 September 2018
As women get closer to menopause they are likely to experience a mix of challenging symptoms. These can include things like hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings and more. Menstrual periods begin to vary in heaviness and frequency, but once there has been no period for 12 months, they are in menopause. The previously mentioned symptoms then begin to subside. During this major physical transformation there is a range of supplements available to help.
Vitamin E is particularly beneficial during menopause.
The physical, emotional, and psychological symptoms of menopausal stress can really feed into the hormone imbalances. Because of this, your average day-to-day worries can feel much more stressful in menopause than they usually feel. Vitamin E may ease stress.
Vitamin E also has good antioxidant properties, and some scientists believe that it can help to relieve stress symptoms by reducing oxidative stress.
Finally, some studies have found that people with low levels of vitamin E are more likely to experience depression than those with higher levels. Depression is a common side effect of stress.
Vitamin is primarily produced in the body when exposed to sunlight but, as if you live in a country with less sunshine like Ireland, a vitamin D supplement is recomm
Vitamin D is essential for good bone health, especially in children as they develop bones and teeth, and for the elderly who run the risk of contracting osteoporosis.
To stay healthy, bone goes through a constant process of remodeling, where new bone tissue replaces old tissue. During menopause, these processes can become skewed, resulting in more bone being reabsorbed by the body than is rebuilt.
As a result of this, bones can become weaker and break more easily, when a woman is in menopause. To help keep the bones strong, women must ensure they have enough calcium and vitamin D.
Women may become deficient in vitamin B12 during menopause, which has been linked to insomnia.
It is a good idea to stock up on B12 rich foods like liver, mackerel, sardines, red meat and milk during this time. Alternatively you can take a supplement like Sona B Complex which is packed full of Sona B vitamins
Known for helping the body to make antibodies, keeping the nerves working as they should, breaking down proteins and maintaining a normal blood sugar range, B6 plays an important role in your overall wellbeing. B6 has been linked with symptoms of depression, confusion and irritability. As women are at increased risk of depression during menopause, it is important to maintain healthy levels of B6 in the body.
Source: Do vitamins help with menopause?; David Railton; Medical News today; 11th June 2017