|Menopause is a natural event in a woman’s life that designates the end of her childbearing years. Perimenopause or the years immediately before and after menopause is when menopause-related changes typically occur. It’s important for women to stay healthy during menopause. Eating right and choosing proper supplements for nutritional insurance are extremely important. More and more women are taking control of their nutritional health by incorporating natural products into their daily regimen. Herbalife is an excellent starting point for women looking at nutritional options. It’s advised that women meet with their doctors to assess and address their individual questions on menopause.
Vitamins and minerals play an important role in the adult years of women, particularly for those experiencing mid-life changes due to menopause. During this time vital nutrients are needed to address the common health concerns of mature women. These concerns consist of hormonal, heart and bone health.
Dietary calcium is an important part of a woman’s diet. Adequate calcium in a healthy diet may help reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life. Women in their menopause years are particularly at risk for developing osteoporosis and should consume 1000-1500 mg of calcium each day. Xtra-Cal Calcium Supplement offers one of the most concentrated forms of calcium available in a tablet. It is also formulated with other vitamins and nutrients including magnesium and vitamin D that can promote healthy bones and skeletal health.* Three tablets supply 100 percent of the U.S. Percent Daily Value of calcium intake for men and women over 40.
Like calcium, folic acid is a nutrient that all women can benefit from, regardless of age. Folic acid, as well as vitamin B6 and B12, play a role in the maintenance of normal homocysteine levels. Recent findings have found elevated homocysteine levels can be a risk factor in heart health. If all women of childbearing age consumed sufficient amounts of folic acid, 50 to 70 percent of birth defects of the brain and spinal cord could be prevented, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Yet, only 15 percent of women ages 18 to 45 are aware that the U.S. Public Health Service recommends all women of childbearing age consume 0.4 milligrams (mg) of folic acid daily either from dietary sources or vitamin supplements, according to a survey conducted bythe Gallup Organization for the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. Formula 2 Multivitamin-Complex are loaded with folic acid and a good source of a multitude of other vitamins, minerals and herbs.
Today’s scientific advances support a number of natural choices for women, like soy. Soy provides natural phytoestrogens or isoflavones, compounds that may exhibit mild estrogenic activity. Studies indicate these isoflavones may help support bone density. Black Cohosh and Red Clover are also natural sources of phytoestrogens. Natural progesterone delivered through transdermal cream, like Nature’s Balance Cream, is one option. In a random trial of progesterone cream, 83% of the women receiving the active agent noted improvement or resolution of their symptoms compared to only 19% in the placebo group. Black cohosh is an herb that significantly improves menopausal symptoms and is found in Herbalife’s Woman’s Choice. In several studies it was established that not only did black cohosh relieve symptoms, but did it better than both placebo and estrogen.*
Omega-3 fatty acids
Medical and nutritional experts agree that Omega-3 fatty acids play a significant role in good health, and some studies suggest it can help support the proper functioning of the heart. Looking for a direct line to cardiovascular health? Call on Herbalifeline® with Omega-3, a fatty acid which can help keep your heart–the most important muscle in your body–healthy. Omega-3 fatty acids are required for normal growth and development as well as good vision. Researchers have found that Omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce fatty triglyceride levels in the blood, which can build up in the arteries and cause heart attacks.
According to the North American Menopause Society, the majority of women experience menopause at about age 51, but it can occur as early as the 30s or as late as the 60s.
Common Signs of Menopause Include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Personal dryness
- Irregularity in menstrual cycle
- Mood swings