Vitamins during Menopause
Menopause is one of the crucial physical tuning points in a woman’s life. During this time, a lot of hormonal changes take place, as a result of which she might feel weak or even at times, emotionally ill-balanced.
It is therefore imperative that a woman takes care of her mental and physical health during menopause and replenish her body with requisite doses of the right vitamins. The best vitamins and the health factors to be taken into account before consuming them require expert advice.
Before mentioning menopause vitamins, make sure that your hormones are balanced and check out for symptoms such as PMS, monthly menstrual discomfort, hot flashes, unexplained weight gain, mood and related symptoms.
Low levels of vitamin A contribute to heavy menstrual bleeding (and possibly cervical cancer) and aged-related skin conditions like leukoplakia. Therefore, include plenty of vitamin A sources like Carrots, spinach, turnips, apricots, liver, cantaloupe melon, sweet potato in your daily diet.
Folic acid may help to prevent precancerous changes in the cervix. Main thing is, all B vitamins work in harmony. They help us to handle sugar, maintain health of the liver, and stabilize brain function. Low levels of vitamin B complex can lead to emotional stress, fatigue and depression.
Since the need for collagen regeneration increases with age, so does the need for vitamin C. It also helps the adrenal glands and the body’s immune system – another system that needs more help as we enter mid-life and menopause.
This vitamin is essential during and after menopause to prevent bone loss. Vitamin D can be taken in supplement form or from being outdoors in sunshine. Additionally, natural foods containing vitamin D include egg yolks, fish, especially salmon, enriched milk, and liver.
Vitamin E is an excellent vitamin for menopause. It has long been called the “anti-aging” vitamin. This vitamin can be taken in pill form or from natural foods including sweet potatoes, the external leaves of broccoli and cauliflower, raw nuts and seeds and some salad dressings.