Nutritional Therapist Emily Fawell wrote a feature for us last year on managing your menopause naturally with supplements and we thought we would share some more of our top picks this month.
As oestrogen hormones decline during the menopause, we may experience changes to our skin such as developing fine lines or dry skin. Oestrogen is essential for the development of collagen which is found in the skin and provides strength, structure and elasticity to it.
Age is another factor to bear in mind. As we age, our skin’s natural ‘collagen factories’ begin to wind down and lose the ability to make and store collagen. This is when we start to see the first visible signs of ageing.
A supplement such as Bioglan’s Beauty Collagen may help to support healthier looking hair, skin and nails.
Calcium and Vitamin D
According to the NHS, women can lose up to 20% of their bone density in the 5 to 7 years after the menopause caused by the decrease in oestrogen. Bone density is only one of the factors though that can affect your bones so living a bone healthy lifestyle can help during the menopause.
Calcium and Vitamin D are both vital in building strong bones so it is worthwhile looking into a supplement to facilitate this. Try our Post Menopause tablets which are specifically formulated to provide 40mg of high strength, standardised Red Clover Isoflavones (phytoestrogens) which work from within for long-term hormonal balance and dietary support during the menopause with the added benefit of calcium and vitamin D3.
This Holland & Barrett feature looks at many ways in which maca can help to balance hormones including affecting night sweats and lifting libido. Try out a supplement such as maca capsules from Bioglan Superfoods which are rich in Vitamin C and contribute to normal energy yielding metabolism and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
It’s also important to remember a balanced diet, exercise, limited smoking and drinking and more lifestyle changes should also be adopted and considered – small steps can make big changes!