If you are undergoing going menopause, more often than not you’d be struggling with a number of difficult symptoms, such as mood swings, fatigue, hot flashes, night sweats etc. What if we told you there are some natural solutions that could help you ease the symptoms?
Instead of opting for risky procedures, such as hormone replacement therapies, a boost in the intake of Vitamins B and E will make it easy for you to manage menopausal symptoms. Let’s find out what makes these two as the best vitamins for menopause symptoms.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps fight the free radicals in the body, which may increase due to menopause. It also reduces inflammation in the body. It also helps in controlling various symptoms of menopause, such as heart palpitations, shortness of breath and fatigue, dizziness and insomnia. Research shows that hot flashes affect more than 75% of women who go through menopause. This study conducted on 51 subjects went on to prove that vitamin E supplements could significantly reduce hot flashes in menopausal women.
Tips To Increase Levels Of Vitamin E in the Body During Menopause:
- Aim for at least 400IU to 800IU of Vitamin E daily
- Make almonds, hazelnuts, butternut squash or broccoli a part of your daily diet
- Include fruits such as avocado that are rich in Vitamin E
- Use unprocessed vegetable oils while cooking
Vitamin B is an antioxidant that keeps the mucous membranes healthy and prevents vaginal dryness. It also controls mood swings, depression and corrects the loss of appetite. Good sources of Vitamin B are whole grain cereals, potatoes, nuts and beans.
Vitamins B1- B12: This range of Vitamins help control menopause symptoms such as insomnia, bloating, mood swings, soothes irritability and even keeps the hair and nails healthy.
- Vitamin B2 helps in the production of estrogen, which decline naturally during menopause. Good sources of vitamin B2 include milk and eggs.
- Vitamin B12 helps with mood swings and depression. Sources of vitamin B12 include eggs, milk, sauerkraut, pickles, barley green etc.
- Vitamin B6 (also called pyridoxine) is a natural diuretic. It is effective in reducing water retention and eases bloating.
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin) helps with the production of estrogen and other hormones. Also, it reduces blood cholesterol and dilates blood vessels.
- Folic acid (synthetic form of Vitamin B9) manufactures estrogen, which helps in managing hormonal imbalance. It also helps in reducing depression and anxiety, which are common symptoms of menopause.
So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and safely try these natural methods to help ease your symptoms of menopause.