Supplements to help reduce symptoms of menopause

Most women will go through the menopause at some point in their life. Menopause is when a woman’s periods stop due to lower hormone levels, and this typically happens between the ages of 45 and 55. The menopause can bring a whole host of unpleasant symptoms such as:

  • Mood changes
  • Sleep problems
  • Hot flushes
  • Chills
  • Weight gain and slowed metabolism 
  • Skin changes – dry and itchy
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Muscle aches 
  • Brain fog

There are many medical treatments used to help manage these symptoms, however there are also many natural supplements that can help benefit women during this time too. Take a look below at some of the products Epigenetics produce that can help reduce the symptoms of the menopause.

Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil

Our Super Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil Capsules are made from the seeds of the Sea Buckthorn plant. Sea buckthorn is known for being rich in many vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins A, C, K and E, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and zinc. It is also full of antioxidants and plant compounds that can be beneficial to your health.

Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil is also known for helping to reduce vaginal dryness (a common symptom of menopause) and acts as an effective alternative treatment for postmenopausal women who cannot take oestrogen [1].

Our Organic Sea Buckthorn Facial Oil is made from the berries of the Sea Buckthorn plant which have been used in skin treatments for centuries. It is rich in unsaturated fat, antioxidants, phytosterols, carotenoids, and vitamins E and K — all of which function together to protect your skin’s integrity and promote its renewal [2].

It’s also a common ingredient in products intended to treat dry, irritated, flaky or itchy skin which is common in those going through the menopause [3]. 

Evening Primrose Oil

Evening primrose is a flower native to North America but also found in Europe and parts of the Southern hemisphere. Oil from the seeds of the evening primrose plant is extracted and used to help health conditions such as eczema and symptoms of menopause.

Emerging evidence suggests evening primrose oil may offer relief from a range of menopausal symptoms, including hot flushes, night sweats, breast pain, joint discomfort, and mood changes.

In a 2013 clinical trial, EPO was taken orally for six weeks against a placebo to test the effectiveness of the supplement in improving hot flashes. Results showed that there was a reduction in the severity of the hot flashes. [4]

Flaxseed Oil

Flax seeds (Linum usitatissimum), also known as linseed, are a naturally rich source of lignans. These plant compounds have chemical structures and functions similar to those of the hormone oestrogen. Flaxseed oil is sometimes used to alleviate menopause symptoms like hot flashes and bone loss.[5]

In a small, 3-month study in 140 menopausal women, those who took flax seeds self-reported significant improvements in various menopause symptoms and overall quality of life. [6]

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