Supplements for menopause

Menopause. And 'one of the most searched topics on the net by women over 45.
For this reason we decided to dedicate a special menopause, full of information and tips for good results.    


The term menopause is derived from the greek "μήν μηνός" (month) and "παὒσις" (termination) and indicates precisely the end of menstruation and childbearing age women.

The human being is the only animal species subject to the menopause: the phenomenon, in fact, has also been observed in other primates and cetaceans.

Normally the age in which there is menopause is between 50 and 52 years as a global average, confirmed such as the United States (51 years exactly). Interestingly, this time master has not changed over the centuries: in fact, at the time of the Greeks and Romans, the age was around 50 years.    


The chronological age of menopause can be anticipated if there are one or more of these factors "aggravating"

  • Smoke
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Body mass index, if it is less than the ideal;
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Shortness  


The symptoms can be divided according to the time in which they occur, thus having immediate manifestations, deferred and later:

Immediate manifestations:

During the manifestation of menopause the most common complaints are:

Hot flashes

Among the events at vasomotor hot flashes are the most common. The woman suddenly start to sweat and feel hot flashes, these episodes occur in 65-75% of cases, especially during the climacteric. The duration of the phenomenon, which rarely exceeds 6 minutes. Redness occurs, involving the head and the neighboring parts (face, neck and neck), and then there is a drop in temperature to a cold feeling. Often hot flashes persist for up to five years after menopause (although generally last 1-2 years).


Among the most important is the psychological depression (the calculated average is 50% for women). Is thought to have also an effect of the decrease of hormones, more precisely to the decrease of estradiol, a hormone that is produced by the ovaries during the menstrual cycle. Among other things, it was noted that persists in the beginning, when a woman goes into menopause.

Anxiety, irritability, nervousness

Among the psychological disorders: anxiety, irritability, nervousness, and dysphoria. We are also seeing a neurological aging of women, resulting in decreased ability to concentrate and memory.

Sleep disorders

Among the disorders related to the night-time activities are the most frequent difficulty falling. In menopausal women, there is often a restless sleep, often that you wake up during the night.

Weight gain:

In menopausal women is frequently an increase in weight. The end of fertile age it marks a significant decrease in energy requirements, since the reduction of the basal metabolic rate, ie the energy needed by the body to perform vital functions. The need for iron is reduced, with the cessation of menstrual flow. All these changes can thus result in an increase of weight generally linked to a different location of the adipose tissue, which by hips and thighs tends to move in the abdomen.


Among the minor events can also show hives

Deferred Events

At a later stage they begin to experience the following symptoms:

Thinning of the dermis

These are changes in the skin: the epidermis and the dermis become thinner, with a decrease of collagene.Tali variations cause different atrophy, which is not only the genitourinary tract but also the skin in general, becoming less elastic and dehydrated, which causes an increase in wrinkles and itching.

Decreased sexual desire

 Many studies have shown that the hormonal changes of menopause on sexual desire in women decreases. There is also an increase in the difficulty in practicing sexual activity (shows dyspareunia, vaginal pain when you try penetration), disorgasmia and burning after intercourse

Urological syndrome

With regard to vaginal atrophy, often this event is accompanied with cystitis and urethritis, it often leads to what is defined as the syndrome urological of menopause. This syndrome is characterized by the following elements:

  • Tenesmus
  • Dysuria
  • Pollakiuria
  • Nocturia (less frequently)
  • Negative urine culture

Because of the high sensitivity of the various nerve endings of the apparatus is sufficient at times only the passage of urine to trigger the syndrome, such disorders are found in 50% of women to the achievement of menopause.

Late manifestations

In the final stage, assist with symptoms of a physical characteristic, among which there are muscle pain, decreased bone mass at the origin of osteoporosis, low energy physics, urinary disorders. Recent studies have also detected an increase in blood pressure compared to that of fertile women


The balance hormonal and metabolic changes that accompany menopause change the energy and nutritional needs of the female organism. Therefore becomes necessary to adapt their diet to meet the new requirements and mitigate related disorders in this delicate phase.Important rules to follow:

Reduce the consumption of foods high in fat and calories and, on the contrary, increase the normal ration of other nutrients, such as for example calcium and vitamin D.

Although valuable for their calcium content, be careful not to overdo it with milk and cheese. A handy tip is to prefer skimmed milk, and between cheese, choose those with less fat and salt. Consume every day and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, preferring the extra virgin olive oil for their dressing. Especially fruits and vegetables contain high amounts of potassium and small amounts of sodium, the ideal characteristics of a good diet conservative.

Granted the wine, if you drink only at meals and in moderation.


Menopausal smoking, alcohol abuse, physical inactivity and overweight are risk factors more than ever. So: alcohol and smoking are to be removed completely, while it is recommended that the regular practice of physical activity.


Antiaging Club has chosen to devote special attention to women in menopause, including selecting their products, some supplements for healthy postmenopausal women.

Supplements for menopause