Fatigue, hot flashes - the menopause isn’t much fun. But there are steps you can take to support your body during the change. The right supplements can protect and support you.
Which supplements do I need during the menopause?
Fatigue and tiredness, hot flashes, and brain fog. The menopause isn’t much fun. But while a trip to the GP will probably lead to a quick prescription for HRT, there are steps you can take without a doctor’s help to make life a little happier for yourself during this time.
You can try and get more sleep, change your diet, keep busy and all of those other lifestyle changes that add up to a happier you no matter what stage of life you’re in, but there’s also evidence that some supplements can help you during and after menopause.
Because your body will always need the right building blocks to keep your brain healthy, your bones strong and all your other organs doing what they do. That’s especially true for women experiencing the menopause.
Three menopause-supporting vitamins and minerals
No matter what stage of life you’re in, your body requires certain vitamins and minerals to function properly. It’s just that some phases of your life need a little more of a certain vitamin or mineral to support your body in a specific way. And while we always recommend Vitamin D to everyone and anyone in Britain, during the menopause there are three supplements which are particularly important.
Vitamin B6 - This vitamin is especially important, because it’s used by your brain and your nervous system. Vitamin B6 is a mood booster (which you’ll probably welcome at the moment!) that helps your body create feel-good chemicals like serotonin and dopamine, and it’s also important to help you regulate your hormones (again, very important right about now).
Vitamin B12 - Another B vitamin here - because there’s nothing your body loves more than a B vitamin (except maybe coffee, chocolate or a glass of wine). Vitamin B12 supports your bone health (more on that later), helps to protect your brain from some symptoms of ageing, and helps you feel less tired and fatigued.
Calcium - Finally, a mineral! This one’s a biggie. In some severe cases, doctors have to step in and prescribe calcium supplements to menopausal and post-menopausal women. So make sure you have one less thing to worry about by getting ahead of the game and ensuring you have enough calcium and prevent that potential post-menopausal bone loss.
Support your health with an all-in-one menopause complex
Of course, when you’re not feeling 100%, the last thing you want to have to do in a morning is pop open three, four, even five supplement bottles to get yourself the right blend of vitamins and minerals to support your body and your health.So don’t. Instead, reach for our Menopause Complex and enjoy all of the benefits of Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and Calcium, all in one place. Then, you’ll be ready to tackle the day, no matter what it brings.