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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.