Diet alone may not be enough to alleviate your physical symptoms. You should, therefore, consider a good quality vitamin and mineral supplement to soothe symptoms of menopause and promote hormone balance. We have compiled a list of FoodState supplements, which may be beneficial to help keep you healthy in menopause and after. FoodState’s range of vitamin and mineral supplements are beneficial to the whole family, as it presents vitamins and minerals in a form that the body can recognise, absorb and use!
Menopause Formula [LINK TO MENOPAUSE FORMULA PAGE]
FoodState’s Menopause Formula contains phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and omega 3 fatty acids, as well as Red Clover and Black Cohosh, which are all specifically aimed at menopausal women to help relieve their symptoms. (1-3)
Vitamin D3 Complex [LINK TO VITAMIN D3 COMPLEX PAGE]
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, obtained by exposure to sunlight or from the diet. (4) Inadequate amounts of Vitamin D could result in bones becoming thin and brittle, leading to rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. (4) Sufficient amounts of Vitamin D, along with calcium, could help protect women from osteoporosis. (4) Vitamin D helps the body to better absorb calcium from the diet and promotes good bone health, it also helps with the immune function. (4) Vitamin D helps regulate the levels of calcium and phosphate in your body. (4,5)
Calcium + Magnesium Formula [LINK TO CALCIUM + MAGNESIUM FORMULA PAGE]
Calcium is vital for the formation of strong bones and teeth, and it also assists with blood clotting, muscle contractions and nerve transmissions. (6-8) If we do not consume enough Calcium through our diet, it is taken from our bones for use by our bodies. (6,9) Magnesium assists with bone formation and works in partnership with calcium to improve bone health. (7,8,10) Boron is a trace element that assists with bone health and helps with the metabolism of calcium and magnesium. (11)
The FoodState Calcium + Magnesium Formula [LINK TO CALCIUM + MAGNESIUM FORMULA PAGE] contains all these elements to help you achieve good bone health.
Joint Formula [LINK TO JOINT FORMULA PAGE]
Joint dysfunction such as cartilage and spinal disc degeneration is often associated with ageing. (12) Use a supplement that contains both glucosamine and chondroitin, which helps with the formation of cartilage. (13)
Multivitamin + Mineral for Over 50’s [LINK TO M+M FOR OVER 50’S PAGE]
It always helps to take a multivitamin as they often provide you with vitamins and minerals you didn’t even know you lacked or needed. Changes to the human body that occur as a person ages, can result in the development of illness if a person does not manage their lifestyle accordingly. (9) All vital organs begin to lose some function as you age during adulthood. These changes occur in all of the body’s cells, tissues, and organs, affecting the functioning of all body systems. (14) Help your body function optimally by supplementing with the formula specifically aimed at those over the age of 50, with FoodState’s Multivitamin + Mineral for Over 50’s [LINK TO M+M FOR OVER 50’S PAGE]
See also: Multivitamin + Mineral For Women [LINK TO M+M FOR WOMEN PAGE]
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