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Beating Menopausal Symptoms with Nutritional Supplements

written by: MandaSpring • edited by: Lisa Lambson • updated: 2/13/2009

Menopause is a normal part of life, but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with the uncomfortable symptoms of it. Discover all natural nutritional supplements for menopause before heading for hormone replacement therapy options.

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    What is Menopause?

    As women age we go through a period of time where our fertility years are left behind and the golden years are present. This is a time when we leave behind the child bearing desires and begin to relax. With this, comes the reduction of hormones since their presence is no longer required for reproduction. These hormones are called progesterone and estrogen.

    Symptoms often include: insomnia, hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain and mood swings. One might experience all of the aforementioned or merely one or two. The severity can also fluctuate. During menopause women also have an increased chance of getting osteoporosis. In order to combat these symptoms we need to count on the support of natural nutritional supplements for menopause.

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    Nutritional Supplements for Menopause

    There are a few nutritional supplements for menopause that can help ease the side effects of lower hormones. So, we should learn about which nutritional supplements can combat each issue. Let’s face it, women are not all the same and each one will experience their own blend of symptoms. After becoming educated as to which supplements combat specific issues you can make an informed choice as to vitamins, minerals or herbs are important for you to feel better.

    • Hot Flashes: Black Cohosh, Soy and Red Clover

    • Mood Swings: St. Johns Wort, Kava-Kava, Ginseng

    • Insomnia: Valerian Root, Kava-Kava

    • Osteoporosis Prevention: multivitamin with calcium

    • Weight Gain: Natural green tea or hoodia diet supplements or vitamin shakes can help reduce cravings while keeping a goal weight maintained.

    The other more expensive options are taking prescribed hormones. But, as with over the counter progesterone creams, hormones treatments can cause cancer. Hormones that have been given by doctors are usually from a mare (or comparable source) and have been linked to cancerous conditions. Taking nutritional supplements for menopause such as soy and red clover have isoflavones which are phytoestrogens from plants that naturally substitute the depletion.

    Menopause is a normal part of life, but you don’t have to suffer from the effects of it. These nutritional supplements for menopause are widely available and are generally quite affordable. So, the above natural options are a much safer and effective method.

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