10 Powerful Allies To Support Menopause
There are approximately 13 million people who are peri or postmenopausal in the UK. Symptoms last on average 4-8 years with at least 3 out of 4 people experiencing many of these uncomfortable and often debilitating symptoms.
Botanicals in the therapeutic sense are substances derived from plants with medicinal properties and health benefits. Adaptogens are a class of natural herbal substances that help the body adapt to stress and maintain balance. The concept of ‘adaptogens’ was first coined in 1947 but they have been used in traditional medicine systems, particularly in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, for centuries. We all experience the menopause journey differently. To help make the road a little less bumpy, here are some nutritional allies to support your symptoms.
1. Feeling stressed and anxious?
Try Ashwagandha. Stress, anxiety and low mood are commonly experienced by women during this transition. Ashwagandha is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine to reduce stress, improve mood and alleviate anxiety. Try our Coffee + Collagen, Cacao + Reishi or Cacao + Collagen which all contain balancing ashwagandha.
2. Struggling with brain fog?
Try Lion’s Mane. Brain fog is the popular name for the many cognitive menopause symptoms including difficulty concentrating and an inability to think clearly. Lion’s Mane is neuroprotective and has been shown to enhance focus and clarity of thought. Try adding Lion’s Mane to your daily ritual by using our Matcha + Collagen.
3. Trouble winding down?
Try Reishi. Not only has Reishi been used for thousands of years to support the different female life stages, but it is also rich in 'triterpenes' which are naturally soothing. Try our restorative Cacao + Reishi blend as part of your rest ritual.
4. High blood pressure?
Try beetroot. The hormonal changes during menopause can lead to a sharp rise in blood pressure. Studies have shown that nitrates in beetroot can play an important role in maintaining healthy blood pressure. Try our Cacao + Reishi and Cacao + Collagen blends with the rich earthy flavour of beetroot.
5. Need more serene energy?
Try Matcha. Unlike coffee, matcha offers a natural and clean caffeine source without the jitters. This is down to its rich content of L-theanine, an amino acid that provides a sense of calm against the stimulating effects of caffeine on the body's nervous system. Try our Matcha + Collagen in your daily rise ritual.
6. Need an antioxidant boost?
Try berries. Oxidative stress plays an integral part in the ageing process. Declining hormones during menopause can leave the body’s antioxidant defence mechanisms overwhelmed. Try adding our berry-rich antioxidant Radiant Collagyn blend to your daily ritual.
7. Tired and painful muscles?
Try magnesium. Magnesium plays a role in more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, helping to maintain normal muscle and nerve function, protecting bones as well as contributing to energy metabolism. Try adding magnesium-rich True NightCap to your evening rest ritual.
8. Better blood sugar balance?
Try cinnamon and chromium. Research suggests that cinnamon can help to improve blood glucose levels and increase insulin sensitivity while chromium contributes to the normal maintenance of blood glucose levels and nutrient metabolism. Find cinnamon in our Matcha + Collagen blend and Chromium in our True Hydration.
9. Sleep issues?
Try glycine. During menopause, women may experience changes in their glycine levels, which can exacerbate sleep issues caused by fluctuations in hormones. Add glycine-rich True NightCap to your evening rest ritual.
10. Struggling with whole-body health?
Try collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is naturally found in skin, cartilage and bones. As we age collagen levels naturally decline which may affect mobility, skin elasticity, joint and gut health. Hormone fluctuations during menopause accelerates the natural decline in collagen. Add True or Wild Collagen to your daily routine to support whole-body health.