Why Are B Vitamins Important In Menopause?

Vitamin B is written in blue across the screen. A man in a white coat stands behind pointing at it.

We all know that our bodies need a balance of vitamins and minerals to function properly – when we get a cold, the temptation (and often advice of well-meaning friends) is to take lots of Vitamin C because we know that Vitamin C is important.  We probably all know someone who “overdoses” on Vitamin C at the first sign of a sniffle, but does this actually work?  Regularly getting enough Vitamin C can help your body fight off infection and shortens the duration of a cold, but there is only anecdotal evidence that taking large amounts can help stave off a cold.

B5 is spelled out in tablets against a blue background.

What we can see from this is that vitamins and minerals aren't a magic cure all for symptoms that we're experiencing, but that our overall health does benefit when we get the required levels of vitamins on a regular basis. 

It's this logic that leads us to put a selection of minerals and vitamins in our Menoshake™, including B5, B6 and B12. When drunk regularly, you can easily that ensure you are getting enough of the nutrients that help our bodies deal with the symptoms of menopause.  Vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid, serves several roles in the body, but it is best known for helping our bodies release energy and nutrients from our food, especially from fats.  With this in mind, it’s easy to see how it is important to help fight symptoms of fatigue and contribute to cognitive well-being. If we're not getting enough B5, then we aren't helping our bodies get the most out of a healthy diet.  Getting enough ensures that our bodies break down dietary sources of fat and process it efficiently, so it's really important for weight maintenance as well as nutrient absorption.

A small card with B6 written on it is surrounded by foods rich in vitamin B6.

Vitamin B6 (or pyridoxine, to use its official name) is also used in the chemical reactions that the body undergoes to release energy. It's also vital in the production of healthy blood, as it helps the body create haemoglobin which carries oxygen around our bodies, so again we can see that this wonderful vitamin can be helpful to give us more energy. More importantly for those of us who are menopausal, B6 is very important for hormone regulation and has also been shown in studies to potentially decrease incidents of depression and anxiety, as it is needed to help make serotonin. B6 is also needed to help produce melatonin, a substance in the body that is important for sleep – something many a perimenopausal woman can often do with more of!

 

B12 is used in many functions of the body, most notably in maintaining our nerves and healthy blood, and it helps the body convert the fats and protein from our food into energy.  Vitamin B12 is also very important for neurological function; people who are deficient in Vitamin B12 can experience memory loss and brain fog.  As brain fog is one of the symptoms of menopause, B12 is included in the MenoShake™ to ensure that women of our age are getting the right amount and aren't unnecessarily struggling with this difficult symptom.  B12 has also been found to be crucial for helping the brain create and use serotonin, so it has an impact on low mood and depression too. 

B12 written on a small black disc with vitamin B12 rich foods beneath it such as seafood.

We include these specific B Vitamins in the MenoShake™ because they're so important in tackling the many symptoms of menopause and perimenopause.  When you get into the MenoShake™ habit, you really are giving your body a regular supply of the nutrients that it needs to function at its best, so what are you waiting for? Order a pouch today and treat your body and mind with the kindness it deserves.

 


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