Most women will eventually go through Menopause, yet there often is a knowledge gap about what exactly is happening to the body. Although the experiences will vary, there are certain symptoms that can be identified. And luckily, on the back of today’s research, there are some things women can do to reduce these Menopause symptoms and sail smoothly through this transforming life stage.
What is Menopause?
Simply said, Menopause is the time when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally. Because this process involves the reduction of sex hormone production, this will cause a range of changes in the female body.
Menopause can be divided into three stages: Perimenopause, Menopause, and Postmenopause. The transition from Perimenopause until Postmenopause can take three to five years. The first stage, Perimenopause, occurs about four years before the last period. During this phase, the oestrogen levels fluctuate heavily and start to drop. When there have been twelve consecutive months without a period, then you have entered Menopause. Once the production of sexual hormones has completely halted, it is considered the Postmenopause.
What are typical symptoms of Menopause?
The symptoms vary throughout the different stages and will also be vastly individual. However, there are a few similarities between the experiences of women. According to a Community Survey conducted by Mpowder, 65% of women describe ‘extreme despair’ at the impact that the menopause had on their relationship with their bodies. A lot of this can be attributed to the lack of knowledge around what to expect.
The most typical Menopause symptoms include:
The list is much longer, but these are the most typical symptoms that the majority of women will experience at some point during the Menopause process.
Introducing Mpowder Meno-Boost: The best supplement during menopause
Menopause is a completely natural process that shouldn't have any negative connotation attached to it. However, given that the body is undergoing such profound changes, there are things women can do to make life easier for them.
Mpowder is the world’s first plant-based supplement powder range to target the three stages of menopause. The recipes are guided by peer-reviewed clinical testing, as well as feedback from their own community – us at TheDrug.Store particularly love this personal touch! At the same time, Mpowder is trying to change the conversation around Menopause and empower women through education and community-building to embrace this stage of life. To do that, they organise monthly online Expert Workshops, where they unpack the newest scientific discoveries or rediscovered ancient practices. Keep an eye on their announcements on Instagram, where they introduce each topic and expert.
The newest addition to the menopause range is Mpowder’s Meno-Boost Bio-Stage N°2, which focuses on the most common symptoms women experience in the period after menopause. It targets hot flashes and supports fluctuating hormones with the natural remedies Red clover, Maca and Ashwagandha. At the same time, it also supports energy and promotes a steady mood with Ahiflower, Lemon Balm, and Magnesium. Additionally, it protects bone density with Rosehip, Red Clover and Pomegranate extract. And lastly, it targets the most common nutritional deficiencies, which you might not 'feel', but that have the potential to impact your health and wellbeing.
In total there are over 24 plant-based ingredients in this powder – all selected for their potential seen in the lab, as well as experienced in real life.
We’re very proud to be working with Mpowder and to be able to support women throughout their Menopause!