Take control of your hormonal health with the best menopause supplements
The best menopause vitamins and supplements
Together with LIVVE UK , the menopause specialists, we have devised a list of the best supplements that can support women going through the menopause and beyond.
Midlife health and wellbeing for women has never been in the spotlight as much as it has now. Whether it’s taking control of your hormonal health as you approach menopause known as peri-menopause or whilst going through the transition, it is so important to understand how our changing bodies require definitive and targeted support at this time.
With Menopause affecting over half the population it is vital to understand women’s health issues, wellbeing and what supplements will support them through this period. This is why we are constantly working with healthcare professionals to ensure our supplements positively impact your health and wellbeing.
Here are our recommendations for helping you go through the peri menopause and menopause.
In terms of skin quality and appearance, lack of sleep around the menopause could also take its toll, promoting dark shadows under the eyes and impairing skin integrity. Sleep deprivation may disrupt the restorative effects on the immune system, which could lower immune responses and may also affect collagen synthesis. Magnesium might help you sleep and keep you relaxed and calm by contributing to the normal functioning of the nervous system.If you struggle to get good quality sleep, Neutrient Magnesium could be a smart addition to your bedtime beauty routine.
Moreover, magnesium promotes brain health and supports psychological function. Altrient liposomal Magnesium works towards relaxing the mind and helping settle stress and anxiety due to the role that these mineral plays in supporting normal psychological function and providing support to the nervous system.
Vitamin D3 K2
After the menopause, hormone levels of oestrogen and progesterone plummet, seriously affecting your body´s bone regeneration process. Therefore, post-menopausal women have a much higher risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis, a disease characterised by weak, brittle bones.
Vitamin D is a real bone hero during this phase of a woman’s life as it contributes to normal calcium absorption, supports normal blood calcium levels, contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and has a positive impact on our mood.
If you live in Europe or the Northern Hemisphere, you might not get enough sunlight from October to March and taking a daily vitamin D3 supplement is highly recommended by the department of Health.
Neutrient D3 + K2 is an advanced sublingual vegan spray delivering maximised absorption of bioactive forms of vitamins D3 and K2. Just 2 sprays daily provide 2000 IU of vitamin D3 perfectly balanced with 50mcg vitamin K2 as MK-7.
Liposomal Vitamin C
Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) can be extremely beneficial during the perimenopause. It’s important throughout our lives - as a powerful cell protector and immunity supporter - but it can be especially important during perimenopause when we’re often floored by symptoms, are having trouble sleeping and stress levels are soaring. We know that vitamin C levels drop steadily as women progress through the menopausal transition.
Vitamin C is known to contribute to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin and blood vessels. Without good blood vessel tone you’re less likely to see that fresh faced blush of youth or gain effective delivery of the key nutrients needed to feed your skin. Study show taking 3 sachets of Altrient C daily for 3 months increases skin elasticity by 63% and reduces fine lines and wrinkles by 13%.
One of the bugbears for many women is the visible deterioration of bones, joints, skin quality, tone and texture which tends to occur quite rapidly within the first few months.
In fact, around 30% of the collagen in your skin is likely to be lost during the first five years following your menopause.
Topping up on hydrolysed collagen peptides can be a game changer for women trying to keep their skin looking and feeling radiant and youthful. A daily dose of hydrolysed collagen is ideal because they are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream helping to replenish collagen. Team it up with Vitamin C- which is the only nutrient necessary for collagen production. This defense nutrient is crucial for skin firmness and elasticity, but is easily depleted, therefore replenishing daily is key for keeping the benefits.
Changes in hormone levels throughout the menopause mean that the muscles and tissue which provide tone, strength and support to your bladder and urethra may become weak. So the bacteria that cause cystitis, which would normally be washed through the bladder and urethra by fast flowing urine, tend to linger and collect in weakened areas where urine flow is slower and less powerful than usual. This is why UTI’s (urinary tract infections) rise as women go through the menopause.
The use of Lactobacillus in clinical research has been shown to prevent the recurrence of urinary tract infections and bacterial vaginosis. Altering the gut microbiota with a multi-strain formula with a range of Lactobacilli species offers key menopausal support as well as reducing the risk of long-term chronic disease.
Neutrient Neu Biotic helps replenish the number of healthy and live bacteria in your gut microbiome with 20 microbial strains at a high dose of 20 billion CFU per capsule, offering more variety and diversity. Featuring 13 different Lactobacillus strains, 5 different Bifidobacterium strains, plus Streptococcus thermophilus and Enterococcus faecium.
Liposomal Vitamin B complex
During both the perimenopause and the menopause many women experience days of extreme tiredness and unexplained fatigue which is often not restored by rest and sleep. Scientists have discovered that vitamins B1, B2 and B6 are involved with regulating our metabolism to such an extent that they might help reduce tiredness and fatigue. However, these vitamins tend not to be stored in the body, so a daily supply is essential as you travel through the menopause.
On the other hand, if vaginal dryness is making your life miserable, stocking up on a good liposomal vitamin B complex is a sensible choice. Niacin, vitamin B2 and biotin all contribute to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes and normal skin. Choosing a B complex formula also provides you with vitamin B6 which can be particularly beneficial during hormonal fluctuations because of its contribution to the regulation of hormonal activity.
Understanding the changes that happen during perimenopause and menopause is incredibly empowering. Our bodies are remarkable, but they need the right fuel and support. Wherever you are on the journey, know you’re not alone and there is plenty of help on hand.
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