Frequently Asked Questions
Menopause is when your periods stop due to lower hormone levels, usually between the ages of 45 and 55. Menopause is a point in time 12 months after a woman's last period.
Menopause usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 but this can vary considerably.
Perimenopause means "around menopause". It’s the the time during which your body is making the transition to menopause. You reach menopause when you have not had a period for 12 months.
Changes related to the menopause can start months or even years before periods stop completely. Changes associated with the menopause can continue for around four-to-five years after your last period, though can continue for much longer for some women.
Postmenopause refers to the time after menopause, when a woman hasn't experienced a period for over a year.
Vitamin B6 contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity. As skin and hair can often change during this time, vitamin C, which contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin, cartilage, teeth, bones and blood vessels, can provide beneficial support, along with biotin which contributes to normal skin health. Sources of vitamin B6 include salmon, eggs and spinach, whilst vitamin C can be found in foods such as citrus fruits, broccoli and potatoes.
Menopace is the UK’s number one menopause supplement brand. Menopace was also voted the most trusted menopause supplement in a survey of a thousand women who have been through the menopause (One Poll survey, January 2023). Menopace is a range of supplements that provide extra support during the menopause. Menopace Max provides the highest level of nutritional support in the Menopace range, including calcium, which is needed for the maintenance of normal bones, vitamin B6, which contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity, plus Red Clover extracts.
Bone health is particularly important for women during and after the menopause, as bone mass can decrease. Calcium helps to reduce the loss of bone mineral in post-menopausal women.** Low bone mineral density is a risk factor for osteoporotic bone fractures‡, so it is especially important to make sure we safeguard our intake of calcium during this time. Minerals calcium, magnesium and zinc, as well as vitamin D, all contribute to the maintenance of normal bones. Menopace Calcium combines these with other key nutrients, including Soya Isoflavone extract.
It is thought that lower oestrogen levels may influence heart and cardiovascular health in older women. Thiamin (vitamin B1) contributes to the normal heart function, whilst vitamins B6, B12 and folate contribute to normal homocysteine metabolism.
Menopace also includes vitamin B6 which contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity. Skin and hair can often change during this time. Oestrogen has a positive effect on the production of collagen, a substance that forms part of the bone matrix and skin structure. Menopace includes vitamin C which contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin, cartilage, teeth, bones and blood vessels. Menopace also provides biotin which contributes to normal skin health and zinc which contributes to normal hair health.
Research suggests that changes occur in many brain areas during the period of the menopause, and looking after mental performance is important throughout life. Iron, zinc and iodine all contribute to normal cognitive function, and pantothenic acid contributes to normal mental performance.
*A beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of at least 1200mg calcium from all sources. ‡ In women aged 50 years and older.