Well-being during and after the menopause
The menopause – a natural process in a woman’s body
Menopause is the episode of a women’s life which signals the end of fertility. It is characterized by a fall in the production of sexual hormones, which is responsible for the appearance of mild to severe signs such as mood changes, increased stress, night sweats and hot flashes.
Although going through menopause like any other women, women living in Asia curiously do not experience such discomfort. Their luck might be explained by the fact that their diet is rich in soja which is an excellent source of isoflavones.
The combination makes the difference!
The Active-Meno tablets from Doppelherz contain a special combination of 500 mg Calcium, 5 μg Vitamin D3, B-Vitamins and 50 mg Soja Isoflavones that covers increased nutrients needs and contributes to the well-being of women during and after menopause.
Soja isoflavones are antioxidant that exert cell-protecting effects and may improve arterial health. They are also known as “phytoestrogens” due to their structural similarities with estrogen and their hormone-like activities. They were indeed shown through several clinical studies to reduce the incidence of menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes. Soja isoflavones might also be beneficial to bone metabolism, especially when combined with high intakes of calcium and vitamin D3. Each Active-Meno tablet of Doppelherz contains 50 mg isoflavones brought by 125 mg Soja concentrate.
Calcium is an essential mineral that is used by the organism to activate and support countless metabolic pro-cesses. Calcium is also the main structural constituent of the bones, assuring their strength and stability. When calcium intake through food is not sufficient, bone-calcium can be released to make it available for other purpo-ses (metabolic processes, muscle contraction, nerve impulse conduction). Due to hormonal changes, bone calcium loss is even more pronounced during the menopause. When unattended, this might lead to bone fragility, a condition called osteoporosis.
Vitamin D3 plays a central role in the absorption of calcium. By activating a specific calcium transporter, Vitamin D3 allows calcium to readily cross the intestinal epithelium and reach the blood circulation. The combination of calcium with vitamin D3 in Active-Meno ensures an optimal calcium uptake and a good supply for the synthesis of new bone tissue.
B-Vitamins play an important role in many metabolic reactions: a sufficient intake of B-Vitamins is for instance necessary to sustain energy production in the cells. B-Vitamins also allow nerve cells to grow and function properly. Active-Meno tablets from Doppelherz® contain 6 vitamins of the B-group, including Folic Acid and Biotin.
Vitamin B1 is necessary for the metabolism of the nerve cells.
Vitamin B6 is important for the energy-yielding metabolism, for the constitution of the myelin layer around the nerves and for the use of oxygen.
Folic Acid contributes with Vitamins B6 and B12 to protein metabolism, to the formation of red and white blood cells, to cell division and maturation and to oxygen transport. Biotin is necessary for hair and nail growth and for a normal skin.