Vita Menopause™ is specifically formulated to support women through the hormonal changes of their menopause faze. Vita Menopause™ helps reduce many symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, poor sleep, loss of Libido, irregular periods, slowed metabolism and weight gain.
Menopause is the permanent end of menstruation and fertility, defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period. You can start to transition into menopause as early as your mid-30s, with most women entering menopause in their 40s or 50s (the average age is 51 in the U.S.). For some, menopause comes earlier due to health conditions, including a history of eating disorders, cancer treatment or surgical removal of the ovaries.
Menopause is a completely natural biological process, and therefore not a problem to solve. And although it concludes the time in a woman’s life for fertility, you can stay healthy, vital and sexual through your 50s and well beyond. That being said, there is generally a hormonal shift that occurs in women during menopause that may lead to mood swings, hot flashes, insomnia and other common symptoms.
Natural remedies for menopause symptoms, such as Vita Menopause can be very helpful during this transition phase to decrease symptom severity and duration. Also, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and reducing stress can be beneficial. Other supplements such as omega 3 fish oil, probiotics, high ORAC antioxidants, and greens can work wonders as well.
Made to Support Women's Nutritional Needs
We’ve spent years developing a specific menopause formula. And, in conjunction with a healthy diet and lifestyle, our Vita Menopause supplement can help you get real, whole food-based vitamins and minerals in your diet.
It’s specifically formulated for women’s specific hormonal & menopausal needs reducing:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood changes
- Vaginal dryness
- Weight gain
- Slowed metabolism
- Thinning hair
- Dry skin
- Irregular periods
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Our Natural Multivitamin for Women contains:
Vitamin A: A diet rich in beta-carotene can help support healthy eye health.
Vitamin C: A powerful antioxidant, also known as ascorbic acid, is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues. It's involved in many body functions, including formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.
Vitamin D3: Did you know that without enough vitamin D, less than 10 percent of the calcium you ingest is absorbed? That makes this “sunshine vitamin” critical for not only supporting bone health but also in promoting a healthy immune system, digestive health and a healthy metabolism.
Vitamin E: Benefits can include treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels, such as chest pains, high blood pressure, and blocked or hardened arteries.
Calcium: Along with vitamin D, may have benefits beyond just bone and teeth health: perhaps protecting against cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Iodine: is needed in the diet to ensure that the thyroid works properly. Thyroid hormones play an important role in a wide range of bodily functions, including metabolism, bone health, immune response, and development of the central nervous system.
Magnesium: Magnesium is a mineral that's crucial to the body's function. It helps keep blood pressure normal, bones strong, and the heart rhythm steady. Magnesium also supports the healthy absorption and use of calcium in the body.
Zinc: Supports immune health, bone health, eye health, and healthy cells. Estimates indicate that more than 70 percent of Americans don’t get enough zinc.
Selenium: Although it's only required in small amounts, selenium is essential for overall well-being. Selenium supports healthy tissues, immune health and supports healthy detoxification.
Manganese: Manganese is part of an antioxidant enzyme called super oxide dismutase, which offers healthy, potent support to the body.
Molybdenum: is essential in trace amounts for human, animal and plant health. In humans and animals, molybdenum serves mainly as an essential co-factor of enzymes and aids in the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates.
Vanadium: Is used for treating prediabetes and diabetes, low blood sugar, high cholesterol, heart disease, tuberculosis, syphilis, a form of "tired blood" (anemia), and water retention (edema); and for preventing cancer.
Boron: Improves brain function, reduces osteoarthritis symptoms, prevents and treats yeast infections, helps metabolize insulin, helps with kidney stones, supports the metabolic processes, protects against oxidative stress, and prevents vitamin D deficiency.
Horsetail: Horsetail as a diuretic, promotes a greater flow of urine, which may help the body recover from a number of kidney ailments and from edema. Many women find consuming horsetail eases bloating. Horsetail also may strengthen bones, promotes healthy hair, and stronger nails.
Black Cohosh: Can help prevent menopausal symptoms including hot flashes and night sweats. Research shows it might also help improve sleep quality, reduce hormonal imbalances tied to diabetes or fibroids, and even help women with fertility prior to menopause.
Gong Quai: is known both in China and the West for its ability to support and maintain the natural balance of female hormones. It does not have estrogenic activity.
Red Raspberry Leaf: helps to treat heavy menstrual flows and erratic periods that some women experience during menopause. The most common menopausal symptoms are due to exhausted adrenals and red raspberry leaf helps to relieve the adrenals during this transition.
Schizandra Berry: Has a traditional use for prolonging life, retarding the aging process, increasing energy, as a fatigue-fighter, and as a sexual tonic. Schizandra also possesses significant protective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action. A 2016 study analyzed the effects of Schizandra extract on women with menopausal symptoms. The study followed 36 menopausal women for one year. Researchers determined that Schizandra is effective at alleviating some symptoms of menopause. These symptoms included hot flashes, sweating, and heart palpitations.
Vitex or Chasteberry: Vitex has been clinically proven to relieve hot flashes. It also has many of the same hormone-balancing properties as black cohosh, helping to regulate hormones tied to sleep problems, fibroids, skin changes and irregular periods. Research shows that vitex increases luteinizing hormone, modulates prolactin and aids in the inhibition of the release of follicle-stimulating hormone, which all helps balance out the ratio of progesterone to estrogen, slightly raising the levels of progesterone.
Valerian Root: Reduces severity and frequency of menopausal hot flashes and has been used to alleviate symptoms such as: anxiety, depression, stress, headaches, insomnia, cramps and menopausal symptoms.
Damiana: Even the Aztecs and Mayans knew the benefits of Damiana and used its leaves as an aphrodisiac. Damiana boosts libido by increasing the blood flow in sexual organs, therefore improving stimulation and sensitivity during intercourse. It also helps improve one's sexual performance by providing more energy and uplifting mood. It relieves anxiety, depression, and nervousness, which are vital to enhance sexual wellness. Damiana restores the ability to reach orgasm by amplifying lust and desire. Damiana also helps in easing several menopausal symptoms by balancing the women’s hormone level. It alleviates symptoms like vaginal dryness, hot flashes, incontinence and boosts sexual drive.
Wild Yam Root: is often promoted as a “natural alterative” to estrogen therapy, so you will see it used for estrogen replacement therapy, vaginal dryness in older women, PMS, menstrual cramps, weak bones (osteoporosis), increasing energy and sexual drive, and breast enlargement.
Lecithin: is used for treating memory disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease. It is also used for treating gallbladder disease, liver disease, certain types of depression, high cholesterol, anxiety, and a skin disease called eczema.
The Most Common Menopause Symptoms
Women can experience a variety of symptoms and conditions related to changes in sex hormone levels and aging. Some of the most common menopause symptoms include:
- Irregular periods: As perimenopause begins (the period before menopause technically starts), periods can come and go, plus get heavier or lighter at times. This can sometimes continue for several years during menopause
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Mood swings, irritability, anxiety or depressive symptoms
- Vaginal dryness and decreased sex drive
- Increased abdominal fat and weight gain
- Insomnia and changes in sleep quality
- Thinning hair and dryer skin
- Going to the bathroom more often
- Breast changes (including breasts becoming smaller or losing volume)
- Changes in the uterus, ovaries and cervix
- For some, a higher risk for certain other age-related diseases (including cardiovascular diseases, dementia and osteoporosis)
Wondering what causes symptoms like hot flashes, or how you can stop insomnia or night sweats?
Menopause is caused by hormonal changes, including altered levels of reproductive hormones. It is a complex biological process, but the most significant changes taking place in a womans body during this time are that there’s increasing loss of ovarian follicles and, therefore, a decreasing amount of estrogen being produced. Estrogen levels start to drop 6–12 months before menopause (during perimenopause, usually in the late 30s and 40s) and continue throughout the menopause process.
Natural Treatment for Menopause
Eat Foods that Help Manage Menopause Symptoms
When trying to balance hormones and reduce menopause symptoms, your diet should include plenty of essential minerals and healthy fats. Filling up on the following foods which are “hormone-balancing,” nutrient-dense and unprocessed can help you eliminate your intake of empty calories and manage weight gain.
Keep in mind that you might need to consume less calories overall in order to maintain your weight as you get older. Due to a decrease in muscle mass and slowing of your metabolism, it’s more important than ever to limit processed foods and focus on eating a clean diet.
Foods that can help manage menopause symptoms include:
High ORAC fruits and berries: These contain antioxidants to slow the aging process and phytosterols that can help balance hormones.
Green vegetables and herbs: Vegetables in the cruciferous family such as, spinach and kale contain indole-3-carbinol, which naturally helps to balance estrogen levels. These veggies are also high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K and electrolytes that are important for blood pressure and heart health. Superfood herbs such as Alfalfa, barley grass, dandelion leaf and, raspberry leaf, chlorella and beet root powder are equally as important.
High fiber greens: Fiber is important for cardiovascular and digestive health, plus maintaining a healthy weight. Some studies have even found that diets higher in fiber might help to balance production of estrogen. High-fiber diets are associated with less weight gain, healthier cholesterol levels and reduced constipation.
Omega-3 fish oil: Omega-3 fats from fish can protect the heart, promote smooth skin and help to counteract inflammation from omega-6 fats (found mostly in refined oils and low-quality meat). Studies show that frequently consuming omega-3’s facilitates in hormone production and might help to prevent preeclampsia, postpartum depression, menopausal problems, postmenopausal osteoporosis, heart complications, depression and breast cancer.
Probiotics: Probiotics are healthy bacteria that can actually improve your production and regulation of key hormones like insulin, ghrelin and leptin. They’re even capable of raising immune function and protecting cognitive functioning.
Water: Aim for 8-12 glasses daily to help replace fluid lost from hot flashes and to decrease bloating.
Avoid Foods that Make Menopause Worse
Packaged foods: The No. 1 food to avoid during menopause? Packaged foods. The majority of processed/packaged foods contain added sugar, chemical preservatives, high amounts of sodium, toxins and synthetic additives. Many of these foods are typically high in carbohydrates that can cause worsened hormone imbalances and may contain GMO ingredients that are toxic to the liver.
Conventional meat: Conventional (farm-raised) meat or poultry may contain added hormones that can cause problems, including increased inflammation. Make sure to choose hormone-free, grass-fed, cage-free or pasture-raised animal proteins whenever possible. Buying organic meat, eggs, dairy and poultry is another layer of protection that ensures that you won’t be consuming antibiotics, GMO-fed meat and added hormones.
Added sugar: High intake of added sugar can cause weight gain, digestive issues, worsened hormone imbalances and candida, increasing hot flashes and other symptoms.
Refined oils and fried foods: Foods cooked in highly-processed vegetable oils (sunflower, corn, safflower, soybean or canola oil, for example) are high in omega-6 fats that can contribute to inflammation and other health problems. Fried foods and trans fats are also tied to heart problems, weight gain, diabetes and cognitive impairments.
Carbonated drinks: Carbonated soda or other drinks may be able to deplete the body of calcium and contribute to osteoporosis, bone loss and teeth problems.
Alcohol: Many women find that drinking more than “moderate” amounts of alcohol can aggravate hot flashes and contribute to weight gain.
Reduce & Manage Stress
Many women experience increased anxiety, moodiness and even episodes of depression during the menopause years. Managing stress in your life is one important way to reduce behaviors or symptoms like emotional eating and weight gain, fatigue, getting poor sleep and low libido.
Different stress-reducing complementary and alternative medicines work for different people. Some effective ways to relieve stress include: exercise, meditation, acupuncture, aromatherapy, spending time in nature, fostering close relationships, volunteering and dedicating time to spiritual practices.
Get Regular Exercise
Exercise is important for managing several risk factors associated with menopause complications, including becoming overweight or obese, having high levels of inflammation, getting poor sleep, experiencing bone loss or muscle wasting, and dealing with chronic stress. Certain studies have found that even if you haven’t been very active in the past, starting an exercise routine consisting of aerobic and strength-training exercise training at least three times per week for 12 weeks can result in improvements in sleep quality, insomnia and depression.
I recommend engaging in 10–30 minutes of aerobic activity most days of the week, including in the form of high intensity interval training (HIIT) such as burst training. This will strengthen your bones, help prevent weight gain and preserve lean muscle mass, which can lower the risk for osteoporosis and obesity.
Get Enough Sleep
Studies show that both excessive stress and poor sleep are linked with higher levels of morning cortisol, decreased immunity, trouble with work performance, and a higher susceptibility to anxiety, weight gain and depression. To allow your body to recover from stress, control your appetite and improve energy, aim to get 7-9 hours of sleep every night.