What is the best supplement for menopause symptoms?

Written by John Smyth - January 12, 2023

Best Supplements For Menopause Symptoms

Menopause is a natural part of the female life cycle. This transition is often accompanied by a range of symptoms such as hot flashes, fatigue, and mood swings. Although these symptoms may seem unavoidable, there are various supplements that can aid in reducing the severity of menopausal symptoms. Here are some of the best supplements for menopause symptoms:

1. Plant-based phytoestrogens: Phytoestrogens are substances found naturally in certain plants that mimic the effects of estrogen in the body. Some research suggests that taking these supplements can reduce menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness due to its effects on hormones. Phytoestrogens have also been found to be beneficial in promoting bone health and reducing risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

2. Calcium/Vitamin D: This combination is important for women going through menopause as it helps to promote bone strength and reduce the risk for osteoporosis. Many studies have shown that low levels of vitamin D are associated with an increase in menopausal symptoms such as sleep disturbances, depression, and anxiety. Vitamin D can be obtained from food sources or through sun exposure but calcium must typically be supplemented in the form of pills or tablets taken orally.

3. Omega-3 fatty acids: Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats necessary for our bodies to function properly; however, due to dietary habits many Americans do not get enough omega-3s from their diets alone. Omega-3s are thought to reduce inflammation which may help improve some menopausal symptoms such as joint pain and fatigue while also providing other long-term health benefits like improved brain functioning and reduced risk for heart disease. They can be obtained through consuming cold water fish like salmon or taking fish oil capsules but they can also be found in plant sources such as flaxseed oil and walnuts so vegetarians may benefit from supplementing this nutrient as well.

**4. Black Cohosh: **This herb has traditionally been used by Native American tribes to treat a variety of ailments including menstrual irregularities and hot flashes associated with menopause; however, more research is needed before it can conclusively be said whether it actually works or not. It has been studied extensively with mixed results but if you choose to use it, only take small doses (less than 40mg per day) for short periods of time (no longer than 6 months).

At Hormone Treatment Center we specialize in treating hormonal imbalances throughout every stage of womanhood including during menopause with bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT). We strive to provide personalized care plans designed specifically for each patient’s needs so if you’re looking for relief from your menopausal symptoms, contact us today!

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