Menopause Supplements

menopause supplements, menopausal symptoms, supplements for menopause,menopausal supplements,menopause,perimenopauseMost women begin to experience menopausal symptoms between the ages of forty and fifty-five. Menopause is caused by hormonal changes, and, it’s symptoms are similar to adrenal stress symptoms and often include irritability, fatigue, depression, mood swings, and nervous disorders. However, menopausal supplements, along with diet, may control symptoms, so that no medical intervention is needed.

The supplements most often helpful for menopausal women are

 

Supplement Possible Health Benefits Best Sources
Calcium
  • Prevents hot flashes
  • Prevents osteopenia and osteoporosis
Herbs include amaranth, chickweed, comfrey, horsetail, nettle, oatstraw, and rosemary.
Dong Quai
  • Hormone regulator
  • Uterine tonic
The root can be eaten, or it can be taken in tincture form.
Ginseng
  • Alleviates depression
  • Eliminates mood swings
  • Improves imbalances
The root of this anti-aging herb can be eaten, or it can be taken in tincture form.
Iron
  • Aids energy
  • Alleviates fatigue and exhaustion
Herbal sources include alfalfa, comfrey, horsetail, nettle, parsley, and yellow dock root.
Spirulina
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Improves vitality
  • Prevents degenerative diseases, such as arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Promotes feelings of well-being
  • Strengthens the nervous sytem
This blue-green algae can be taken in powder or tablet form, and you can also purchase spirulina drinks through Empowdered Herbals.
Vitamin B Complex
  • Alleviates depression
  • Helps with the production of estrogen
  • Improves energy
Vitamin B complex can be found in tablets or pills.
Vitamin E
  • Alleviates hot flashes
  • Eliminates muscle cramps
  • Reduces vaginal dryness
Vitamin E supplements are available in capsules.

  

Informational Note:

This site provides information for educational purposes, and although
many people have used these menopausal supplements without
incident, there are several important things you should know.

People sometimes have allergic or adverse reactions to supplements
or herbs. There may also be adverse drug interactions. For instance,
dong quai interacts with warfarin and could result in bleeding problems.
People who have diabetes, high blood pressure, or rheumatic heart
conditions should also not take supplements without consulting
their health care professional.

If you have not taken something before and if you decide to try it,
do so with caution. Also, check to make sure you know what side effects
or adverse reactions can happen if you do take something. If you are
taking other medications, or if you suffer from a chronic disease, DO
NOT take anything without first talking to your health care professional.

 

4 Comments

  1. Hi Geri,
    Hope you had a nice relaxing Christmas.

    I enjoyed this article – I have been suffering from hot flashes for quite some time now due to an early hysterectomy. I have tried Black Cohosh which seems to help, but will definitely try some of your suggestions.
    Have a great day today!
    Kymber

  2. I went into full blown menopause at 46. I had massive hot flashes every 15 minutes. I literally could NOT function.

    I was put on a hormone patch with estradiol and projesterone.

    I’m thinking of switching over the bio-identicals…..should I?

  3. Charmaine:

    I’m not a doctor, and I would never advise switching or discontinuing any medications your doctor has given you. I can, however, find information about bioidenticals and let you know both the good and the bad. Once you have that information, you can make a more informed decision about whether or not you want to switch. I will create a post on bioidenticals soon.

    Geri

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