Ladies, there is no need to be miserable throughout your menopausal years. Research shows that menopause supplements can be very effective in easing symptoms and making the process all women experience at some point in their lifetime, more comfortable.
Among the tried and true you may want to consider are these:
Black Cohosh – derived from a plant in the buttercup family and used for centuries, this is among the most popular and longest-studied natural hot flash remedy for women who do not want to turn to hormone replacement or antidepressants to treat their menopausal symptoms.
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It is thought to behave similarly to serotonin in the brain easing feelings of depression and regulating body temperature. You can take black cohosh in many forms: capsules, tablets, or mixed with water.
Vitamin D – this is an essential building block for a healthy body and a great menopause supplement for women as it promotes bone renewal, normal cell growth and hormone balance.
Studies suggest that vitamin D may help control feelings of sadness and anxiety, which are common symptoms of menopause. It is also often referred to as the sunshine vitamin as your body produces it in response to sun exposure.
St. John’s Wort – among the most popular herbs used in the US, has been a long time menopause supplement to curb mood swings, improve sleep, and reduce depression and anxiety.
Derived from a wild flowering plant called Hypericum perforatum, the leaves and flowers are harvested and dried, and can then be brewed in a tea, or taken in a pill or liquid form.
Ginseng – an herb used for as many as 5,000 years by Chinese, Koreans and Native Americans for its therapeutic health benefits.
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As a menopause supplement, it may be used to treat symptoms of fatigue, anxiety, and stress because it’s considered a “normalizer” and an “energizer.” You can take ginseng in different forms including tea, powder, and extract.