When it comes to menopause, everyone thinks of hot flashes, and with good reason. For some women, it is a difficult time that brings about big changes. The variability of symptoms, both in terms of intensity and frequency, is explained by genetics and lifestyle. Recent studies show us that these symptoms are also linked to the risks of certain diseases.
Therefore, I am going to discuss how to reduce the symptoms by mentioning the impact of lifestyle habits, some disease risks associated with these symptoms, and by giving testimonials from Vitoli® Menopause.
Menopause; a natural phenomenon
Menopause is an unavoidable phenomenon caused by the cessation of egg production. Each woman has a set number of eggs, after which the body undergoes significant changes coordinated by altered hormonal levels. These hormonal levels, and their daily variations, differ from woman to woman. Here are the main factors that affect daily hormone levels:
- The quality of sleep,
- The level of physical activity, and
- Stress and anxiety management.
This is to say that all facets of a healthy lifestyle influence hormonal production.
More symptoms = more risk
A recent study (meta-analysis considering 32 studies and 310,000 women) reported that women under 40, with symptoms of menopause, have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The conclusions are as follows: 50% more risk of cardiovascular disease and 23% more risk of stroke. Three 30-minute sessions per week of strenuous physical activity (during which you have difficulty or even inability to speak without becoming breathless) would help reduce this risk to normal circumstances.
In addition to hot flashes, problems with sleep and depression, often all three related, are also correlated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Even in women whose symptoms appear later, after the age of 50, the risk of cardiovascular disease increases and is correlated with the intensity of symptoms.
Besides intense physical activity, which has significant impacts on reducing the symptoms of menopause, diet is surely the second factor to consider. Of particular interest, is the consumption of soy flavonoids. Soy products, drinks, tofu, beans should be incorporated into the diet, but other legumes and flax seeds can also help. For flax seeds, it is best to grind them just before consumption to avoid oxidation of the beneficial molecules and to ensure good digestion.
The quality of sleep is important both for the regulation of daily hormone production, for the management of stress and anxiety, as well as for the management of mood and emotions. These factors are severely affected by the onset of menopause. The quality of sleep is therefore an aspect to be favored. There are several Vitoli blog posts that can help you improve the quality and duration of your sleep. Be aware that chemical sleeping pills usually do not provide deep, restful sleep.
This product contains both the dose of soy isoflavone, the dose of black cohosh, and the dose of the most powerful antioxidants: the exclusive Provitol Complex (olive polyphenols). Note that this is an important difference from Vitoli products: each complementary ingredient contains the dose for it to be effective and not an effective dose divided into three because there are three ingredients in the formula, as many businesses do. This principle, associated with the quality of the ingredients and the synergies of the formulations, allows greater efficiency.
For black cohosh, it is a flower found here in Quebec. These beneficial molecules cannot be part of a balanced diet. Likewise, although the amount of soy isoflavone in Vitoli® Menopause is based on the diets of Asian women, few women consume enough and regularly enough to ensure adequate intake. Supplements help make these molecules available at the dose required for potential effectiveness.
Here, I will present to you the testimonials received for Vitoli® Menopause. The testimonials come from women who wrote to us thanking us and we asked them for the right to use them by mentioning their full name, age and region so that they can be identified.
- I’ve tried real hormones and had a lot of side effects after. I then turned to natural products. I tried another very expensive natural product brand that helped me, but I still had hot flashes and insomnia. I decided to give Vitoli a try and I am very impressed, because after only a week, I no longer have hot flashes at night and I sleep much better. Thank you Vitoli. – Johanne St-Pierre, 53 years old, Bas-St-Laurent.
- I started taking Vitoli® Menopause a month ago and it is a really effective product because I see so much of a difference. I used to wake up often at night because I was so sweaty that I had to change. Now I can sleep without waking up because I don’t have any night sweats anymore. Thank you very much for your products. I recommend it to those who need it, because if you try it, you will love it. – Sylvie Chicoine, 55, Saint-Paul de Joliette.
- I got to know Vitoli products via the Eric Simard Facebook page, Priorité: bien vieillir. It is thanks to you, of course (Mr. Simard), that I experienced the benefits of this product in less than a week. I fully intend to continue with Vitoli for my hot flashes and also, I believe very much in your products. In addition, my doctor recommends it to me. Thank you Vitoli! – Éléonore Bacon, 63 years old, Châteauguay.
- I was skeptical, as it had been two years that I tried all kinds of natural health products. Vitoli® Menopause completely made my hot flashes disappear in one week and now I take just one capsule a day and it is wonderful. Thank you Vitoli. – Lisette Doucet, 50, Pointe-Calumet.
For those who prefer a natural approach, there is Vitoli® Menopause; the most efficient product on the market. You can also use Vitoli® Sleep at night and/or Vitoli® Stress and Anxiety at night and/or day to help with these other important aspects. Ask for the Vitoli quality!
Other suggested articles:
- El Khoudary SR et al, 2020. American Heart Association Prevention Science Committee of the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention; and Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing. Menopause Transition and Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Implications for Timing of Early Prevention: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2020 Dec 22;142(25):e506-e532.
- Mehrpooya et al, 2018. A comparative study on the effect of “black cohosh” and “evening primrose oil” on menopausal hot flashes. J Educ Health Promot. 2018 Mar 1;7:36.
- Taulant et al, 2016. Association of Age at Onset of Menopause and Time Since Onset of menopause With Cardiovascular Outcomes, Intermediate Vascular Traits, and All-Cause Mortality. JAMA Cardiology, 2016;1(7):767-776.
- Zhang et al, 2017. Dietary isoflavone intake and all-cause mortality in breast cancer survivors: The Breast Cancer Family Registry. 2017 Jun 1;123(11):2070-2079.