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Changing Your Vitamin Supplements For Menopause

As with any major lifestyle or physiological change, as you go through menopause, the amount and types of vitamins and minerals that your body needs to function at its peak will change. Responding to these changes accordingly, right from the beginning of any menopausal or pre-menopausal symptoms, will allow you to transition gracefully and with as few side effects or interruptions to your daily routines as possible. If you’re wondering which supplements are right for you during menopause or perimenopause, here are just a few of the vitamin and mineral supplements that can help you transition and get on with your life.

The Most Important Supplement: Calcium

While calcium is always an important part of any balanced diet, its importance shoots through the roof when a woman hits menopause. Calcium is the best— the only— way to prevent bone loss, which is the leading cause of osteoporosis. In fact, menopausal and pre-menopausal women need more calcium per day than women who have not yet hit menopause. Of course, no one likes taking giant horse pills for supplements— and fortunately, it’s better if you don’t. Simply take two or three calcium supplements at various times of day instead of one giant pill; your body will do a better job of absorbing the calcium. And be sure to supplement with dark green veggies like broccoli— the calcium in vegetables is actually easier for your body to digest and absorb than the calcium in milk!

Vitamin D: Calcium’s Perfect Match

Speaking of your body’s ability to digest and absorb calcium, nothing helps your body do that more easily or more efficiently than vitamin D. Vitamin D is an absolutely essential part of any high calcium regimen, and while vitamin D is definitely available in a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and supplements, the easiest way to soak up some vitamin D is by spending time out in the sunlight. It’s important to remember to protect your skin, though— you will still be able to absorb ample amounts of vitamin D even with high SPF sunblock. Additionally, skin cancers, sunburns, and other ailments that stem from a high exposure to sunlight without proper protection can all inhibit the body’s ability to properly absorb vitamin D.

By incorporating this dynamic duo into your daily lifestyle and supplement regimen, you will be able to stay healthy and strong for years to come.

 

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