Menosan® Menopause Support – Unique formulation of isoflavones from fermented soy, magnesium and hibiscus
Our soy isoflavone product is obtained using an extract of fermented soya beans and provides 50mg of bioavailable phytoestrogenic soy isoflavones per day. This unique formulation also contains magnesium (known to help with symptoms such as tiredness and fatigue), hibiscus and vervain.
Menosan® Menopause Support can be used to help you through all stages of the menopause. Using fermented soya beans means that the important phytooestrogenic soy compounds (genistein, daidzein and glycitein) are more easily absorbed by the body.
If hot flushes, excessive sweating or night sweats are your main menopausal symptoms, you might like to consider using Menoforce® Sage Tablets – a licensed herbal remedy formulated specifically to treat menopausal hot flushes and night sweats.
What is the menopause?
The menopause is the natural process women go through as they reach a certain age and is a normal part of life.
The first use of the term “menopause” is said to have been in 17th Century France. However, it is only relatively recently that there has been general awareness of menopause as a concept – 100 years ago, life expectancy was much shorter and few women lived long enough to experience it. Those who did were most likely the wealthy elite who would never dream of speaking about such matters anyway.
The word “menopause” is derived from Greek – mĕn or menos meaning “month” and pausis meaning “to stop”. This fits in very well with the medical meaning of menopause, which is defined as the point when monthly periods, or menstruation, finally stops.
Going through the menopause
However, periods rarely just suddenly disappear in the menopause. Typically, the odd one might be missed or arrives late; periods may become heavier and less regular before ceasing completely.
This change in the normal pattern of the menstrual cycle is often accompanied by symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats or mood swings. These, and other menopausal symptoms, may be experienced for a few months or years.
Many people describe this phase as ‘going through the menopause’, ‘the change’ or ‘the change of life’. It may also be referred to as the peri-menopause – the period leading up to the menopause.
Two of the most common symptoms of the menopause are hot flushes and night sweats, experienced by over 80% of menopausal women. These may be helped with the use of Sage leaf extracts
Other menopause symptoms such as low mood or sleeping poorly can also be treated using herbs.
Tips for a Healthy Menopause
Lifestyle advice and self-help tips to help you sail through the menopause
The menopause gets rather a rough press in our society as we don’t usually value age and experience the way they do in less Westernised cultures.
There are many things you can do for your health to ensure that the menopause is embraced rather than dreaded. Why not try a few of the health tips below to help you through the menopause and into the next phase of your life.
Food and drink
There are some dietary changes you can make to help you through the menopause:
Drink at least 1.5 litres of still plain water daily
Cut out coffee and take a maximum of 2 cups of tea daily (why not try Bambu – a coffee alternative)
Make sure your bowels move regularly
Eat regularly as skipping meals will not help with trying to maintain a healthy weight
Reduce refined carbohydrates – white sugar, white bread, white pasta, white rice and things covered in heaps of syrup
Eat more phyto-oestrogenic foods such as broccoli, oats & soya
Eat more non-dairy, calcium containing foods such as brown rice, salmon and pumpkin seeds