As a nutritionist, I often see clients who believe more is better when taking vitamins, minerals, and supplements. Whilst it's true certain nutrients play a crucial role in supporting our health, from keeping our bones healthy to our minds sharp. However, the saying, too much of a good thing, is a concern, especially during menopause.
Why you Need to be Smart with Menopause Supplements
Many health experts out there accuse brands of meno-washing, which essentially means using the term menopause on a label to promote a product in the hope it will drive sales. This is a very cynical view because dedicated women's health products have been around for years, and any press is good press, as far as I'm concerned.
Surely, it's a good thing we're all talking about menopause! Awareness needs to increase so women can access the support they deserve. This is precisely what Menopause Support is all about. This is far from simply 'meno-washing.'
Taking too many products
The market bombards consumers with information advocating high doses of specific supplements for various health benefits and conditions. However, it's all too easy to cherry-pick products you think you need. In the ever-growing world of supplements, it's common for women going through perimenopause and menopause to exceed recommended doses to pursue better health and perhaps crush those crippling symptoms. However, it's essential to recognise that exceeding recommended limits can be problematic, especially when taking multiple products.
At Nu Mind, we understand the challenges women face during perimenopause and beyond. Our expertly formulated Menopause Support is designed to simplify your supplement routine, reducing the risk of overlapping ingredients and potential health complications. Safety is our number one goal, so you don't need to worry. In other words, we've done the hard work for you.
The problem with herb phytoestrogens
One aspect that often goes unnoticed is the inclusion of herbs in menopause supplements. Whilst ginseng, sage, and black cohosh are commonly associated with menopausal support, their interaction with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and medications can pose risks. We have consciously avoided such herbs and phytoestrogens like red clover and soya to ensure safety for women on medication regimes.
We don't want to exclude customers who are on HRT or undergoing cancer treatments and, therefore, avoid oestrogens of any kind. Also, we're all about mental health and appreciate many of our customers are taking medications that could interact.
Suppose you are worried about your nutrient status. In that case, we recommend consulting your GP or healthcare provider for blood tests to assess your Vitamin D, B12, folate, and iron levels. Some people may need additional support, especially in the presence of a diagnosed medical condition.
If you're a vegan, vegetarian, or flexitarian, paying extra attention to your nutrient intake is crucial. Nutrient deficiencies can be more prevalent in these dietary lifestyles, making targeted supplementation even more valuable.
Nu Mind is not just a supplement; it's a comprehensive approach to menopausal support. We encourage you to take charge of your health by being mindful of your nutrient intake and consulting healthcare professionals for personalised advice. Our team is here to guide you, ensuring that your journey through menopause is supported with high-quality, carefully formulated supplements.
Menopause is a big deal in a woman's life, so it's not the time to compromise on the quality of your supplements. Nu Mind is a reliable partner in navigating the nutrient maze, providing the support you need with the safety you deserve.