How IV Therapy Relieves Symptoms of Menopause

How IV Therapy Relieves Symptoms of Menopause

Menopause comes in two stages: perimenopause and menopause. And if you’re reading this, chances are you’re going through one of them. The average age for menopause starts at 51 for women in Australia. However, symptoms can develop earlier.

As you age, your body gradually slows down its production of oestrogen, which can influence deficiencies in vitamins and minerals, along with symptoms that can make your life a little more difficult. From mood swings and hot flashes to sleepless nights and depressing weight gain, permimenopause and menopause can take its toll both mentally and physically.

While no women can avoid menopause and some of the symptoms that comes with it, you can minimise their impact on your day-to-day life. By nurturing your body with an adequate amount of minerals and vitamins, this hormonal transition can become a little easier. Here’s what you need to know about your symptoms and their relations to the vitamins you might be deficient in.

1. Mood swings and depression

Mood swings and depression are one of the most common symptoms of menopause. As you age, your level of serotonin drops. Serotonin is a chemical messenger which impacts your digestive system, sleep, and brain. In fact, it is one of the most essential chemicals the body produces to regulate your mood. The normal range for serotonin levels sits between 101–283 nanograms per millilitre. However, menopause might cause these levels to fluctuate, and in some cases, drop below these numbers.

Serotonin can be naturally increased with the help of Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine). Vitamin B-6 regulates the brain’s energy use and helps with the creation of new neurotransmitters – including serotonin. A recent study found that supplementing in vitamin B-6 increased inhibitory GABAergic neural influences, which plays a role in mood swings, anxiety, and depression. The recommended daily intake of vitamin B-6 is 1.5mg for women above 50, but you may not be consuming enough right now. Yet, by ensuring an adequate amount of vitamin B-6 in your diet, you can naturally boost your serotonin levels and ease symptoms of mood swings.

2. Insomnia

Along with mood swings and depression, perimenopause and menopause can come with many sleepless nights. Sleep deprivation and insomnia can be the results of several things: an imbalance in neurotransmitter, overall stress, or the byproducts of medications used to treat other menopause symptoms – such as hot flashes. It can also be the result of a magnesium deficiency. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 1 in 3 adults are deficient in magnesium, a number that increases when influenced by menopause.

However, consuming more magnesium can help you regulate your sleep cycle. Clinical trials have observed an increase in sleep duration and quality after participants consumed 500 mg of magnesium daily for 8 weeks. As such, if you’re having trouble sleeping night after night, it is a good idea to look at the potential cause of these symptoms, and assess your daily intake of magnesium.

3. Hot flashes

As uncomfortable as it is, hot flashes are another common symptom of both perimenopause and menopause. Without warning, you can experience a sudden rise of body heat that makes your skin blush and your forehead sweat. Hot flashes occur because of the hormonal fluctuation your body experiences and they can vary duration, frequency and severity. It is estimated that between 50 to 85% of women around the world over 45 have regular hot flashes.

While there is no current study linking hot flashes with a specific nutritional deficiency, it has been shown that supplementing in folic acid can help alleviate this uncomfortable symptom. A study in 70 menopausal women noted that those who consumed 1mg of folic acid for 4 weeks had less intense and frequent hot flashes than before their treatment. It is safe to say that ensuring your body receives plenty of good fat – including folic acids – can help alleviate it.

4. Weight gain

Weight gain is part of the menopausal cycle. It is well known that the endless hormonal fluctuation that comes with menopause influences the way your body uses glucose and store fat. Additionally, muscle mass naturally decreases with age, and without a regular physical routine, your body is more inclined to put on weight.

While maintaining a healthy diet and physical activity are essential to regulate it, it may not be enough for some women experiencing menopause. Yet, ensuring your body gets an adequate amount of vitamin E and vitamin B-12 can support your effort in regulating weight. These vitamins have antioxidative properties and help boost metabolism – which is needed for weight regulation. Studies (1,2) have shown that vitamin B-12 deficiencies were linked with higher risks of obesity, as well as boosted metabolic effects of taking both Vitamin E and vitamin B-12.

Overall, vitamins and minerals can play an important role in your menopausal symptoms. As such, it is essential to ensure you receive an adequate amount of nutrients daily to experience a little physical and mental relief from this phase of your life. With IV Drip Infusions, the right combination of nutrients for menopause is delivered directly into your bloodstream to promote optimal absorption.

My Botique has developed a cocktail drip perfectly dosed with zinc, magnesium, B vitamins, and folic acids to meet the nutritional needs of menopause. Instead of trying to take countless supplements to try and soothe your symptoms, our cocktail drip provides you with a nourishing treatment that will reduce mood swings, depression, and hot flashes as well as regulate insomnia and weight.

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