"Menopause." You hear the term a lot, and yet beyond its textbook definition, it is not always clearly defined. This is in part because it offers a unique experience to every woman it meets.
When does Menopause start?
According to the Mayo Clinic, Menopause occurs “12 months after your last menstrual period and marks the end of menstrual cycles.” This can happen in a woman’s 40s, but typically takes place when women hit their 50s.
Some women transition smoothly into menopause. While others are met with hot flashes, sleep disruption, low energy and a range of emotions. However a woman’s body handles the change, it typically involves a decrease in estrogen levels, which can lead to other more serious complications. These include an increased risk of cardiovascular disease—the leading cause of death in women—and an increased risk for developing osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to weaken and become brittle. A direct correlation has been made between a decrease in estrogen and increased osteoporosis. Weight gain also can be an outcome of menopause as metabolism slows during this stage in life.
These are just a few reasons why a Menopause-specific supplement can be crucial to maintaining a healthy body and a healthy lifestyle. These are also just a few reasons why we're excited to introduce Tespo's new Menopause formula. We think of this one as a symphony of sorts—a formula in which all of the ingredients work together in harmony to help you stay active and happy through Menopause and beyond.
Best vitamins and nutrients for Menopause
Vitamin D3 plays many critical roles including, supporting heart health, healthy aging and strengthening bones. In particular, it helps your body absorb calcium, which works to keep bones strong and healthy. It also supports the immune system and fights free radicals to fend off wrinkles and the aging process. The recommended daily intake for women ages 51 to 70 is 600 IU daily of Vitamin D. For those over age 70, it’s recommended to get at least 800 IU daily. It’s not uncommon for people to take 1,000 to 2,000 IU daily. The Tespo formula contains 800 IU.
As your intake of calcium increases, Vitamin K plays a key role in keeping calcification from happening in the arteries. Vitamin K plays an essential role in blood clotting as well as in helping your bones to absorb calcium and therefore building strong bones. If your bones aren’t able to absorb calcium, it ends up causing calcification or hardening of the arteries. Vitamin K1 works to prevent this from happening by helping to keep calcium moving into the bones and out of the heart’s arteries. It’s also essential to cardiovascular health.
The mineral calcium is a key component of bones and teeth. It is also necessary for blood clotting and for your heart and nerves to function properly. Calcium becomes even more critical to our health as we age because the amount of calcium present in the body tends to decline as we get older. Furthermore, as estrogen levels in women decline after menopause, absorption of calcium also tends to decline. Hence, the importance of taking calcium in partnership with Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K.
Green Tea Extract from the Leaf of Green Tea
This antioxidant is full of catechins, which can help boost metabolism—something that becomes a bit sluggish after menopause. Green tea contains polyphenols, which may help prevent inflammation and decrease joint degeneration while promoting cartilage health. It also aids in overall healthy aging.
This trace element aids with hormone management by helping to increase both estrogen and testosterone levels, which can ease menopause symptoms. It also works in partnership with calcium to strengthen bones and helps to metabolize minerals involved in bone development. It also is used to treat osteoarthritis
geniVida® is a plant isoflavone linked to numerous healthy benefits found in an Asian diet. This unique phytochemical ingredient is produced for women‘s health by DSM. It offers documented short-term relief (menopause symptom relief, including reduction of hot flashes) and long-term (bone health) benefits.