Perimenopause Information

Supporting women going through all stages
of perimenopause and onwards.

Whether you are taking HRT or not, supplements and vitamins may help you through this journey. However, please check with your GP or pharmacist that you can take them with your regular medication. We are giving you recommendations only, we are not medically trained so make sure you seek medical advice.

There are so many supplements out there, especially now and it can be quite daunting deciding which ones might be beneficial to you. We have tried to make this as simple as possible for you to choose the right ones. We are not recommending or endorsing any of these products.

Multi Vitamins – these are good because they have a lot of the main vitamins in that you need on a daily basis. There are a number of multi vitamins to choose from and the price difference can range from £3 for generic ones to over £200 depending on the brand and what is in them. There are ones that just have the common vitamins: B6, B12, C, D and E, together with the minerals Iron, Zinc and Iodine. Then there are female specific ones that may also include others Red Clover Extract, Wild Yam, Maca Root Extract, Ashwagandha, Sage Leaf, Siberian Ginseng Root Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract and Magnesium Citrate.

Here is a list of the various vitamins and minerals and how they may help you.

Vitamin B6, B12 & Complex

Hormones

Balances hormonal activity, tiredness, sleep

Vitamin C and D

Bones These contribute to collagen formation of bones and teeth

 Vitamin E

Anti Oxidant  Skin, bone  and heart health, immune system and mood regulator

 Iron, Zinc & Magnesium

Fatigue, Immune System, Muscle Iron is essential to ensure healthy blood cells. Zinc for a healthy immune system & testosterone. Magnesium for bone health, sleep and moods.

Calcium, Collagen & Biotin

Bones, Skin & Hair Calcium is  a well known necessity for bone health – Biotin helps strengthen hair and nails. Collagen is necessary for good skin.  

 

Other vitamins, minerals and supplements

There are a number of other supplements you can take that may help you through this phase and beyond. Again always check with your healthcare professional that you can take these along with HRT or any other medication you are on. Also check the daily recommended intake for each vitamin/ supplement and make sure you do not exceed the recommended dose.

 Ashwagandha, Wild Yam, Macca Root

 Stress & Sex Drive  Helps with stress, sleeplessness and has anti-inflammatory properties

Red Clover, Dong Quai & Black Cohosh

Perimenopause Symptoms Help to lower symptoms including hot flashes and night sweats

Sage Leaf, Ginkgo Biloba

Flushes, Memory, 

Helps reduce hot flushes, night sweats, brain fog 

Starflower Oil, Evening Primrose Oil

PMS relief & anti inflammatory breast pain, mood enhancer,

Soya Isoflavones

Perimenopause Symptoms Help reduce hot flushes