Finding Menopause Relief with Vitamins
Need relief for menopause symptoms? There are increased risks of certain diseases and conditions for women using commonly prescribed Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) drugs to ease the symptoms of menopause. Because of the increased risks, many are seeking menopause relief by developing a diet specifically tailored to the needs of a woman experiencing the unpleasant symptoms.
The best way to obtain the vitamins and minerals needed by our bodies is by eating a diet rich in them. However, it may be necessary to supplement in order to reach the following total amounts. If you take a multi-vitamin be aware of the contents of each tablet so you are sure not to overdo it!
Menopause relief can be supported by taking the following vitamins:
- ALC (acetyle-l-carnitine) – 500-2000 mg
- Vitamin A – 5000 ICU, no more because it is fat soluble and can become toxic when it accumulates in tissues
- Vitamin B6 – 50-100 mg, not to exceed 200mg
- Vitamin B12 – 50-100mg
- Beta carotene – 3-6 mg per day
- Boron – 3mg
- Vitamin C – 500 mg twice a day
- Calcium – 600 mg twice a day, important to help ward off osteoporosis
- Coenzyme Q10 – 50 mg, take twice that amount if you know you’re at risk of heart disease
- Vitamin D – 400 mg
- Vitamin E – 800 IU
- Folic acid – 400 mcg
- Vitamin K – 100 mcg
- Magnesium – 600mg
- PS (Phosphatidyl serine) – 100-300 mg
- Selenium – 200mcg
Menopause relief is the subject of much discussion today and it is commonly believed taking appropriate vitamin doses can help.