GETTING THROUGH THE MENOPAUSE comes as a relief to many women as it's often a difficult time. Hot flushes, night sweats, mood changes, bone health, heart health, disturbed sleep. The symptoms are often varied but if you're one of the unlucky ones, they can come in bucket fulls. Every woman experiences the menopause differently but most greet its cessation with relief.
Often, however, that usually isn't' the end of it; there's the aftercare to follow. During the menopause physical changes occur in a woman's body. The skin may become thinner and the lack of oestrogen often means vaginal glands don't lubricate as well, leading to sexual discomfort, and less inclination to make love. Other concerns with falling oestrogen is the unfavourable changes in cholesterol and fat levels in the blood, which may lead to problems in those areas. As oestrogen levels drop, some women, particularly inactive ones, tend to lose bone mass and strength.
It is therefore important to consider taking a good multivitamin which will provide many of the missing nutrients the changing body needs, one such as Solgar's VM Prime For Women.
Solgar VM-Prime for Women is a unique among multivitamins as it's made especially for menopausal and post-menopausal women. It is also rich in essential nutrients for healthy, strong bones. This multivitamin may help control hot flushes and night sweats, and promote heart health, but if hot flushes and night sweats are lingering extra support may be found by taking Solgar's Botanical Female Complex.
Solgar VM-Prime for Women is really quite complete in the list and quality of the ingredients it uses. Solgar tells us that,
"VM Prime For Women is an advanced multiple nutrient formula that is tailored to help address the specific needs of women going through the menopausal transition. Of particular concern to menopausal women is the management of symptoms, bone support and cardiovascular health."
The formulation includes calcium and magnesium, as citrates, which ensures ease of absorption, together with Vitamins D3 and K2. Recent research has highlighted the importance of Vitamin K2 which helps to promote the incorporation of calcium into the bone matrix. Vitamin D3 helps the uptake of calcium from the digestive system and promotes the transportation of calcium into bones. Vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid help to lower homocysteine levels thereby supporting cardiovascular health as well as offering possible protection against neurodegenerative diseases.
VM Prime For Women also provides soy isoflavones to further support bone health as well as aiding to lessen menopausal concerns such as hot flushes. The addition of 400iu of Vitamin E further supports the management of menopausal symptoms.
Once menstruation ceases, a woman's need for iron diminishes; therefore this supplement is iron-free.
What's in it?
Three tablets provide: Calcium 300mg, Magnesium 150mg, Vitamin C 400mg, Vitamin E 400iu, Citrus Bioflavonoid 250mg, Choline 50mg, Beta carotene 6mg, Pantothenic acid 80mg, Zinc 15mg, Thiamin 50mg, Vitamin B6 50mg, Lutein 45mcg, Soy Bean Germ Powder 60mg, Inositol 50mg, Vitamin B2 50mg, Niacin 50mg, Biotin 300mcg, Selenium 150mcg, Manganese 2mg, Copper 1500mcg, Vitamin B12 500mcg, Molybdenum 50mcg, Folic Acid 400mcg, Vitamin D3 1000iu, Boron 100mcg, Chromium 200mcg and Iodine 150mcg.
How well you cope with the menopause is dependent on many factors, not least inherited ones, your diet and getting exercise. Many women find hot drinks after about six o'clock in the evening raises the body's temperature and contributes to increased night sweats. Red wine after the same hour may also have the same effect. But in the area of natural supplementation you can do a lot by taking the right vitamins and Solgar's VM Prime For Women is a sound investment.
- Getting through the menopause
- Menopausal symptoms
- Inherited tendencies
- A good diet
- A good menopause multivitamin