Any phase of life - like menopause - needs adjustment of supportive nutrients for our health. Vitamins playing a special role in this context. Therefore it is vital to understand which vitamins we need, for which health issues specifically, and which natural sources to tap for. Read on to learn more about.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
Menopause is not an ailment or disease – it is regular part of any female’s life, usually in the age bracket 45-55. From this point of view, menopause requires certain health support, just like any other lifetime bracket. Therefore, it is important to understand which nutrients are specifically relevant for health. With vitamins in the forefront – but which vitamins and what for specifically during this time of female life transition?
And from which strictly natural sources of whole food (instead of extracts only).
SCIENTIFIC MEDICAL VERIFICATION
While vitamin K is basically important for peri- and postmenopausal periods, vitamins A/B/C/D/E are relevant for supporting/regaining health during transition time of menopause specifically.
Based on research at, inter alia, the State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in Tabriz and Gilan University of Medical Sciences in Gilan – both Iran, the Medical University of Lublin in Lublin, Poland, and Ningbo University School of Medicine in Ningbo, PR China.
As a relevant antioxidant, this vitamin is especially important to bolster the immune system, as well as supporting eyes for optimal vision, skin health, etc.
Whole food sources containing vitamin A specifically are, inter alia,
Vitamin B complex
As vitamin B is broken down into B-2/B-6/B-9 and B-12, this type of vitamin protects, inter alia, against cardiovascular disease and stroke, as well as cognitive decline, depression and osteoporosis, etc.
Besides fortified breakfast cereals and beef liver which contain the whole vitamin B complex each, we can break down foods in regard to vitamin-B-type as follows.
Like vitamins A and B vitamin C also helps with cardiovascular disease and immunity support, and additionally with cognitive function.
To be found in vegetables such as tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, green/yellow peppers, and fruit like oranges, strawberries, papaya, and kiwi, etc.
This vitamin can help to prevent osteoporosis, tooth decay, and with diabetes 1.
Available primarily from sun exposure on our skin, and from some foods such as, inter alia, dairy, oily fish (salmon, mackerel, tuna), egg yolks, cheese, mushrooms, fortified milk and orange juice.
As an antioxidant, vitamin E is not only a powerful mental health support in general with special reference to anxiety and depression (both happening frequently in time of menopause). It can also help to ward off heart disease and cancer.
Whole foods containing vitamin E are, inter alia, spinach, beet greens, sunflower seeds, butternut squash, avocados, almonds, peanuts, swiss chard, trout, etc.
IN A NUTSHELL
Any phase of life needs adjustment of supportive nutrients for our health, depending on respective gender. Vitamins playing a special role in this context. Therefor it is vital to understand which vitamins we need, for which health issues specifically, and which natural sources to tap for.
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All information stated in this blog are for your personal education, and not to replace the advice of your healthcare provider.All information stated in this blog are for your personal education, and not to replace the advice of your healthcare provider.
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