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The 10 Top Positive Menopause Products Recommended By You

The Menopause can be a troubling time, it often comes on suddenly and many women are left ill-equipped with the way to deal with these new symptoms. HRT is the obvious choice for treatment, but many of us are reluctant or unable to take it, so what are the alternatives?

On our Rejuvage Facebook community, many of you have shared your experiences and what products have helped you.  These real reviews and practical advice is so valuable that we wanted to share the top product tips. Thank you for your engagement! See our audience’s recommendations of what helped them most during the transition.

1. Soy Isoflavones

What is it?
A dietary supplement which contains phytoestrogens called isoflavones, you may have guessed it by the name, they mimic the activity of the hormone oestrogen in the body.

What’s it for?
Hot flushes, night sweats, general menopause relief.

What our audience said

“My gynaecologist recommended soya Isoflavones, and they worked for me ….well my husband is still alive and if it hadn’t been for those tablets it might have been a different story!” –  Elaine

£15.99 – Buy Now

2. Menopace

What is it?
An advanced range of menopause supplements and vitabiotics designed by experts to provide effective nutritional support. It’s the number one menopause product in the UK and has won eight Boots Vitamin Awards.

What’s it for?
All common symptoms of the menopause.

£5.85 – Buy Now

3. Gabapentin

What is it?
Sold under its brand name, Neurontin among many others, it’s a medication primarily for epilepsy but has also been shown to significantly improve certain menopause symptoms.

What’s it for?
Hot flushes and insomnia.

What our audience said

“I am taking gabapentin it has been helpful in reducing my hot moments during the night. Also talking to your partner and friends about the difficulties you are facing.” – Susan

Gabapentin must be prescribed by a doctor.

4. Black Cohosh

What is it?

A medicinal plant well-known as an alternative treatment for hormone-related symptoms. The remedy has been approved as a prescription alternative to HRT in Germany.

What’s it for?
Hot flushes, night sweats, disrupted sleep, vaginal dryness, anxiety, mood swings.

What our audience said

“I know it sounds daft but for the hot flashes… Black cohosh…. Holland and barret… I don’t do herbal remedies but this stuff is awesome and I wish I’d known about it 5 years ago.” – Jenny

£16.45, Buy Now

5. Vaginal Moisturiser

What is it?

A non-hormonal treatment for vaginal dryness which provides long-lasting relief via a gradual-releasing applicator.

What’s it for?

Vaginal dryness.

What our audience said

“Wow what a positive message… Not! We ain’t dead ladies we are merely cocooned waiting to emerge as our true and beautiful Butterfly selves.. Get that lube out and change your mindset. One brilliant aspect of menopause is sex without contraception! Whoo bring on the new me and the younger me pissed off and life becomes more ‘Me’ orientated!!” – Trudy

£8.04, Buy Now

6. Promensil Cooling Spray

What is it?
A handy handbag size spray that is useful if you suffer from sudden hot flushes. It’s a soothing, cooling peppermint oil with menthol. The water-based spray reduces heat in the skin and leaves you less flushed. It also contains glycerine, which attracts moisture and helps keep skin hydrated and soft.

What’s it for?
Hot flushes.

£14.99, Buy Now

7. Acupuncture

What is it?

A traditional Chinese medicine which involves the practice of applying thin needles to specific points in the body to relieve pain and treat certain diseases.

What’s it for?

Hot flushes, anxiety.

What our audience said

“Acupuncture has helped me to a large degree. After my first session, my flushes stopped for months. Gradually they crept in again so had it again and flushes stopped. I still get flushed but they’re not as fierce. I am due to go back for more acupuncture which I know will alleviate them greatly. My practitioner combines Reiki with the treatment. It’s been invaluable.” – Susie

8. POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice

What is it?
Many women find foods with high levels of natural plant oestrogens soothe symptoms of the menopause such as hot flashes and night sweats. It is a not a replacement to HRT, but experts often suggest women trying to eat and drink foods that are rich in phytoestrogens and pomegranate contains is one of the richest sources of plant oestrogens plus Vitamin C, which is a protective antioxidant.

What’s it for?
A natural remedy for hot flushes and bone density loss.

£3.60, Buy Now

9. Fish Oil

What is it?
Fish oil is rich in omega 3 essential fatty acids, which are very good for lubricating the whole body. The supplement has also been shown to alleviate hot flushes.

What’s it for?
A natural remedy which can help treat joint pains, dry skin, hot flushes and vaginal dryness.

£25.99, Buy Now

10. Keeping fit and active!

What is it?
Any form of exercise whether it be HIIT, yoga, cardio or strength training!

What’s it for?
Beats weight gain caused by menopause, low mood, anxiety, bone density, muscle mass.

What our audience said

“Exercise definitely helps me to feel mentally ‘lifted’. I know it’s the last thing you feel like after a night tossing turning flushing but even power walk boosts endorphins. I won’t let this beat me. My son was so kind he said try to embrace this. Take it on. I feel I am doing so now and acupuncture and other healthy strategies and choices are making me feel positive and that in itself helps.”

Thank you to all the women who got involved and identified some of the best alternative treatments out there! What’s your go-to Menopause treatment? Let us know in the comments below.

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