The menopause is a natural part of life for us women. Unfortunately, it can also be a daunting, confusing and frustrating experience for many who are unsure of whats normal. Here at Dulwich Health, we aim to provide advice, offer solutions to the symptoms and assist our customers get through the menopause naturally.
The change to your normal pattern of the menstrual cycle during menopause is often accompanied by both physiological and psychological symptoms, which may be experienced for months to years, so don’t struggle in silence.
The Main Symptoms Experienced by Women are:
There are 4 stages to menopause; pre-menopausal, perimenopausal, menopausal and post-menopausal, all of which come with their own list of symptoms (and annoyances). A healthy diet and regular exercise can go a long way to reduce symptoms, but sometimes we all need a little extra to help us through. When it comes to addressing these symptoms, natural supplements can be immensely helpful. Let’s take a look at some of the key supplements that can support you through menopause:
Health Supplements for Menopause:
Peri and post-menopausal woman are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coronary heart disease (CHD) due to a decrease in oestrogen.
Pycnogenol demonstrates anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and circulation boosting properties, aiding to combat these diseases. Pycnogenol also decreases symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, irregular periods and improved mood, thus significantly alleviating menopausal symptoms.
Bio-Vitamin D3 800IU
Post-menopausal women are at a much higher risk of osteoporosis, resulting in weaker bones and a decrease in calcium production.
Vitamin D3 helps to support the absorption of calcium from our food and aids production of a protein called osteocalcin, aiding bone mineralisation and density.
Similarly, Magnesium deficiency is highly associated with osteoporosis, lower activity of Vitamin D and the parathyroid hormone (PTH). Studies show supplementing with Magnesium led to decreased bone loss, better sleep by regulating your body’s circadian rhythms, lower risk of developing anxiety and depression and increased overall heart health.
VenusTech Devil’s Claw
Joint inflammation is a common symptom in menopause. Devil’s claw is a popular supplement to alleviate symptoms of menopausal joint pain. Reported to have a similar effect to steroids, without any side effects. Devil’s claw contains a class of compounds that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
VitTech Vitamin B12
The hormonal imbalances that occur during and after menopause can lead to a Vitamin B12 deficiency in woman. It is an essential micronutrient needed for a variety of processes. B12 deficiency can lead to tiredness, fatigue, memory issues, low mood, sleep deprivation and more.
AlliTech 450mg Capsules
Allicin, a compound found in garlic, could be beneficial for menopausal women due to potential effects on cardiovascular health, bone health, anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidant capabilities, immune system support, and potential for hormonal balance.