*Please note that these products were gifted to me for the purpose of sharing in the Great Products to Help with the Menopause post. This post also contains affiliate links which, if clicked on and a purchase made, will provide me with a small commission – which goes towards supporting my family. Thank you*
The menopause kind of crept up on me. It coincided with IVF treatment for Rex together with my pregnancy. You can probably imagine what a hormonal mess I was in. Thankfully, a number of great products to help with the menopause have come along since to enable me to manage my feelings – and body too. I would love to share them below with you.
The primary female hormone, oestrogen, is the one that protects joints and reduces inflammation, but their levels drop during menopause, inflammation can increase, the risk of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis can go up and the result can be painful joints.
Because of this it is recommended that women take particular care of vitamin D3, vitamin K2, magnesium and calcium levels. These four nutrients work together for optimal bone-building and support, however due to modern diet and pressured lifestyles, our nutrients levels are drastically lower than ever before.
DLUX+ VITAMIND+K2 ORAL SPRAY
I call this my sunshine spray. It has helped lift my moods immensely and, as a result, I quickly notice if I haven’t taken it!
BetterYou DLux+ Vitamin D+K2 Oral Spray is an optimum strength supplement delivering 3000IU of vitamin D3 alongside 75μg vitamin K2 to support a healthy immune system, healthy bones and blood clotting.
Better You Magnesium+ Calcium Body Lotion
BetterYou Magnesium + Calcium Lotion supports bone health with the combination of magnesium and calcium. Expertly formulated at an optimal 1:1 ratio and blended with a hydrating lotion to create a unique way to supplement these two essential nutrients.
Products are available from the BetterYou website, Amazon and all great online stores.
Dr. Hauschka’s Regenerating range
Regenerating Day Cream Intensive (RRP £55)
Formulated to improve the firmness of skin, leaving it smoothed and toned, the Regenerating
Day Cream Intensive strengthens the skin’s natural resilience and provides dry, sensitive skin
with rich, long-lasting care and protection. Feelings of tension and wrinkles caused by dryness
are noticeably reduced encouraging a radiant and well-nourished complexion that lasts all day.
Regenerating Oil Serum Intensive (RRP £59)
Combining the concentrated care of an oil with the power of a serum, the Regenerating Oil
Serum nourishes skin that is losing firmness and elasticity to improve its natural barrier
function. Dry and sensitive skin becomes more resilient and is protected against environmental
influences. Every application provides a special care experience as the unique texture melts into
the skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and silky smooth.
Products are available from Amazon and many other online stores.
GOPO Joint Health
Joint pain affects as many as 40% of all menopausal women and joint stiffness is the most common contributor to impairment of quality of life and work in women of a menopausal age.
The galactolipid GOPO® has been shown in randomized, placebo controlled clinical trials to improve daily activities, joint pain and joint stiffness in women of menopausal age. High levels of the galactolipid GOPO® are found only in GOPO® Joint Health.
Also with the drop in oestrogen levels, a woman’s entire body, including their mouth, becomes dry. And when your mouth is dry, bacteria can grow, causing tooth decay and making your gums bleed or recede.
Clinical studies suggest that Gengigel Mouth Rinse has significant therapeutic benefits in terms of pain relief and expedited healing.
Gengigel Mouth Rinse RRP. £9.35, available from Amazon, Boots, Superdrug and Lloyds Pharmacy. www.gengigel.co.uk
Recent research has shown that chlorella, a green algae which is thought to be one of the most
effective ‘crops’ at turning sunlight into energy and nutrients, could help reduce stress levels.
Researchers found that chlorella may affect part of the brain called the hypothalamus, which plays a
big role in how we react to stress. It was discovered that the algae appears able to reduce the
amount by which the hypothalamus activates the body’s stress system; resulting in a lower
production of a specific stress hormone, called adrenocorticotropic hormone, and a reduction in
stress induced hyperglycaemia (a raising of blood sugar levels seen in stressful situations).
The scientists concluded that the research helped reinforce the concept that chlorella has an ability
‘to diminish the impact of stressors’; ultimately that under stressful conditions the body doesn’t get
Thankfully, you don’t have to go wading in ponds to find chlorella as it’s now available in supplement form from a number of companies. There are several different species of chlorella available, but Sun Chlorella are one of the leading brands and use the same variety of the algae (Chlorella pyrenoidosa) the scientists used in their study.
Sun Chlorella is available in two formats, including powder, which can easily be added to smoothies or protein shakes, and tablets, which are both available directly from www.sunchlorella.co.uk, Amazon or health stores nationwide.
Unfortunately after birth and menopause, incontinence is a real issue for millions of women in the UK alone. The NHS estimates that between 3-6 million people in the UK have some level of Urinary Incontinence.
Sanature’s Pro Vivo Incontinence Pads made from 100% cotton give those affected a safe and secure feeling to protect their sensitive, intimate skin in a natural way. The difference with Sanature compared to regular, synthetic incontinence pads is that they are made from 100% cotton on both core and top sheet.
Not only does cotton absorb more moisture than a regular, synthetic pad, but it is also breathable and
hypoallergenic. This prevents skin irritation and removes any extra discomfort from an
already uncomfortable situation.
The product range includes:
Sanature Pro Vivo 100% Cotton Incontinence Panty Liners Light – £3.99
Sanature Pro Vivo 100% Cotton Incontinence Pads Mini – £3.99
Sanature Pro Vivo 100% Cotton Incontinence Pads Mini Plus – £3.99
Sanature Pro Vivo 100% Cotton Incontinence Pads Normal – £4.49
Sanature Pro Vivo 100% Cotton Incontinence Pads Super – £4.49
Sanature Pro Vivo 100% Cotton Incontinence Pads Super Plus – £4.99
Pernaton is widely known for a range of green lipped mussel extract gel products and has now launched a brand new capsule.
Pernaton Capsules are formulated to help improve joint mobility as they are a source of high grade Glycosaminoglycans and contain omega-3 fatty acids, 11 different minerals and 18 vital amino acids essential for joint health.
Pernaton Gel has been proven to offer relief from the symptoms of Fibromyalgia, Arthritis and Menopause. The development of the capsules offers an internal defence by providing the body with everything it needs to support strong joints and functional muscles.
The active green-lipped mussel extract is essential for the formula of the capsule but does mean that they are not suitable for anyone with a seafish or mollusc allergy. Pernaton Capsules are available online via Amazon or the dedicated website www.pernaton.co.uk
The Nanogen range is perfect for women of 40+ who are concerned about thinning hair and hair loss.
Nanogen includes the famous 100% natural Keratin Hair Fibres that create instant volume by electrostatically attaching themselves to the existing hair shaft – to create dramatic volume. The range also includes luxury shampoos, conditioners, a Root Boost and Hair Hydrator.
One of the highlights is the amazing 7-IN-1 Shampoo for Women Hair Thickening Treatment, which gets rave reviews – and many of the product ingredients are based on skincare-inspired technology to support scalp health.