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Four Vitamins for Menopause January 5, 2010

Posted by feminestra in Health, Healthy living, Menopause, Natural Menopause Relief.
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Everyone knows that vitamins are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. In fact, many health problems are caused by a lack of essential vitamins. As we get older some people need more vitamins to stay healthy as their natural reserves are depleted. This is especially true during menopause as extra amounts of vitamins can help women ease into menopause.

Today doctors are quick to turn to HRT to solve menopausal symptoms. In reality many menopausal symptoms can be relieved through natural methods saving you from the risk associated with HRT. You do not need to take a bunch of different herbs to get natural menopause relief as many women think. Simply increasing your intake of vitamins B, C, E, and K can relieve many of your menopausal symptoms.

Vitamin B is one of the most important vitamin groups. There are eight different B-vitamins, known together as the vitamin B complex. B vitamins are essential to support a health metabolism, maintain skin health and muscle tone, enhance nervous system function, and promote cell growth. Vitamin B deficiency is associated with a number of conditions, many of them life threatening. Most people do not need to supplement their vitamin B intake, but seniors may due difficulty with nutrient absorption.

Vitamin C is most commonly associated with boosting the immune system and a good cure for the common cold. It is also necessary for the creation of collagen which is a key component of blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and bones. The C vitamin is also a very effective antioxidant. Deficiency of this vitamin is known as scurvy, which was prominent in early sailors, and is potentially fatal.

Vitamin E is another essential vitamin that can be very beneficial during menopause. It has been linked to support heart health when taken in moderation; however studies have also linked it to several potentially fatal conditions.

Vitamin K can help prevent a few different conditions. Recently, it has been linked to good bone health when taken with vitamin D. This is important for menopausal woman as they are at a higher risk for osteoporosis and other bone diseases. Evidence shows that vitamin K that may help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Vitamin K is also used in topical and cosmetic creams to treat under-eye circles and spider veins.


How to Choose the Right Natural Menopause Relief Product November 30, 2009

Posted by feminestra in Health, Menopause, Natural Menopause Relief.
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There are dozens of products that you could take try to relieve your menopausal symptoms, but which ones will work for you? Many women ask themselves this question as they enter menopause and are lost in a sea of advertisements and information. Each menopause experience is different as well as the person going through it; what works for someone else may not work for you, and what works for you may not work for others.

Menopause relief is not an exact science even with today’s modern medicine. The medical community thought the HRT was a breakthrough until reports showed that it increased cancer risk. This has many women turning away from HRT and looking towards other methods. There are really two courses of action that you can take when looking for menopause relief.

Many women figure going to the doctor is the best bet as they can assess your situation and prescribe you one or more medications to help relieve many of the symptoms. If the meds fail, the doctor can prescribe you something else until you find out what works. The downside is that you will probably experience side effects that may be worse than the menopause symptoms and require more medicine. Also more and more hormone drugs are being linked to cancer and drug companies are being sued left and right.

Many women are looking towards natural alternatives to relieve their menopausal problems. Natural products are quickly gaining popularity due to the bad news coming from hormone replacement drugs. These products have worked for many women for many years so there is no reason that they should not work today. A major plus for natural menopause alternatives is that you can customize your own treatment, treating only the symptoms you

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have. The best way to find out what works is to do the research and try different things and combinations. There are some all-in-one treatments, like Feminestra, that have been through clinical trials and have been proven to work in a large majority of women.

No matter what you choose to relieve your menopause symptoms make sure you know the benefits and the risks. Do the research and find what will work the best for you. A good place to start is to look in forums and other blogs like this one for information.