The best supplements for the menopause
Wondering how best to navigate the menopause? Trying to work out which supplements you need to be taking and how you’re going to cope with menopause’s myriad of - not so pleasant - symptoms?
Menopause (more specifically perimenopause) is the period in a woman’s life where her reproductive abilities start to decline. A woman’s ovaries will begin to secrete fewer of the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, resulting in a cessation of her monthy cycle.
The resulting reduced levels of sex hormones in a woman’s blood can lead her to experience a variety of symptoms including weight gain, reduced memory and concentration, hot flushes, brittle bones, insomnia, anxiety, depression, a low libido and reduced energy.
Perimenopause is challenging for a lot of women but supplementing smartly can make the transition a whole lot easier. LYMA contains patented ingredients that can help to make the shift to menopause smoother and less painful, and can help to reduce the symptoms you might otherwise experience. The name of the game is the restoration of hormonal balance.
So, how can LYMA provide menopause support?
LYMA contains three of the most vital ingredients for getting you back on track during menopause. Let’s take a look at what they are and how they can help you to hack your menopause:
Vitamin D has been shown to be absolutely instrumental in returning the body to homeostasis during menopause. The body cannot produce vitamin D itself and must obtain it either by supplementing or by eating fortified foods.
Research has suggested that low levels of vitamin D could play a role in the development of brittle bones, diabetes, insulin-resistance, weight gain and depression; all of which have been associated with perimenopause in women. In fact, vitamin D functions more like a hormone than a vitamin.
Without adequate levels of vitamin D, your body is less able to utilise insulin in metabolic processes. Supplementing with vitamin D can help to reduce insulin resistance, prevent the development of diabetes and keep your weight under control.
Upping your intake of vitamin D can also - particularly in the northern hemisphere where sunlight levels are reduced at certain times of year - boost your mood and reduce incidence of Seasonal Affective Disorder ( SAD ). The likelihood of developing mood disorders has been shown to be higher in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women.
Furthermore, women who have a sufficient intake of this vital nutrient have shown a reduced incidence of osteoporosis after menopause due to the vital role that vitamin D plays in calcium absorption.
Vita-algae D3™ as formulated at 2,000 i.u. in LYMA has been clinically dosed to deliver optimal results quickly and effectively.
KSM-66® Ashwagandha is an industry-leading, full spectrum adaptogen, and is just one of the reasons that LYMA is so special, and so well-placed to help you transition through the perimenopause.
Ashwagandha has some pretty special properties and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to bring people’s bodies - and their hormones in particular - back into balance and harmony.
Not only can supplementing with ashwagandha reduce the likelihood of experiencing the mental stress and anxiety often associated with this chapter of a woman’s life, it can also support healthy sleep , enhanced immunity, a clearer mind and improved concentration. Not to mention ashwagandha’s potential to bolster women's mental health by helping to regulate levels of serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain and body.
The particular KSM-66® root extract used in LYMA is highly bioavailable and the most extensively studied extract available on the market. KSM-66® Ashwagandha is backed by a huge amount of clinical research, and has been shown to reduce stress, enhance sleep and lower inflammation. LYMA should certainly be one of the tools in your menopause toolkit.
Brain fog? Cloudy memory? Trouble maintaining focus at work? These are just some of the main complaints women have about going through the menopause. Cognizin® is the nootropic your brain needs to remain fully-functional, alert and resilient throughout your perimenopause and beyond.
Cognizin®, a form of potent brain-health nutrient, citicoline, has been clinically proven to enhance brain power, increase attention span, and slow mental decline in women in middle-age and older. Supplementing with Cognizin® can help keep your brain balanced and healthy as you move through this physically and mentally demanding stage of life.
You don’t have to lose your mental edge when you go through menopause, but you do need to take action if you want to maintain your cognitive health. Cognizin®, as formulated at 250mg in LYMA, will provide you with the nutrients your brain needs to stay sharp.
Reducing the symptoms of menopause and helping your body to restore its hormonal balance requires a multi-pronged approach which should include: optimising your diet for hormone health; engaging in the right kinds of exercise; daily meditation and mindfulness ; ensuring that you are taking the right supplements.
Menopause doesn’t have to be the nightmare that we might think it is; we all have the ability to fine-tune our bodies to work for us rather than against us. Taking LYMA on a daily basis can empower women to minimise the negative side-effects of menopause, and can help women to rise strong, ready to embrace their new chapter.
There is no better feeling than feeling your best, regardless of your stage in life.