Nutritional balance during and after the menopause
Women are increasingly looking to maintain health naturally during the menopause. Menopace® is an effective formulation of 21 nutrients, which can be taken alongside or independently of HRT. In independent consumer tests up to 85% of women found it helpful in maintaining all round good health.
The secretion of ovarian hormones oestrogen and progesterone declines around the menopause, but menstrual cycles seldom cease abruptly and there is a period of transition in which considerable hormone fluctuations become readily apparent.The advanced Menopace formula includes vitamin B complex, zinc and magnesium, three nutrients used by the body in the production of GLA (gamma linolenic acid), a precursor of the body's own hormone like substances which help regulate changes in hormone balance.
Helping to maintain menopausal health
Menopace provides vitamin B complex, which is involved in the maintenance of the nervous system and brain function and may help contribute to a normal sense of well-being. It also contains moderate dietary levels (20mg) of Soy Isoflavone extract, to provide Daidzin, Glycetine and Genisein. Isoflavones are naturally occurring plant compounds that studies have shown may be useful for women during this time.
Oestrogen has a positive effect on the production of collagen, a substance that forms part of the bone matrix and helps keep skin supple and taught. After the menopause, oestrogen levels and hence collagen production can significantly decline. Menopace includes vitamin C to help the body maintain collagen production, along with copper, zinc and other minerals important to collagen deposition.
Minerals to keep bones strong
Bone health is particularly important for women during and after the menopause. Menopace® provides magnesium, zinc and vitamin D, to help maintain strong bones. These nutrients can help to facilitate bone mineralization, the uptake of calcium and may help maintain bone density. Menopace is designed to be taken in conjunction with a calcium supplement such as Osteocare.
Nutrients for heart health
It is thought that lower oestrogen levels may influence heart and cardiovascular health in older women. Menopace includes antioxidants like selenium and vitamin E, to help support against the harmful effects of free radical damage. Optimal levels of vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid also help maintain healthy lower levels of a blood amino acid called homocysteine that is independently linked with heart health.