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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the menopause?

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.

What is the average age of menopause?

Menopause usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 but this can vary considerably.

What Is perimenopause?

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.

How long does the menopause last?

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.

What is postmenopausal?

Postmenopause refers to the time after menopause, when a woman hasn't experienced a period for over a year.

What are the best vitamins for during and after menopause?

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.

What are our best supplements for during and after menopause?

Menopace is the UK’s number one menopause supplement brand. This comprehesive range of supplements is designed to provide extra nutritional support during and after the menopause. Menopace Plus combines a specialist vitamin and mineral tablet with active botanical tablets, including  natural Sage and Green Tea extracts.