During the menopause, women can experience symptoms of fatigue – we discuss in this blog how to manage it.
What is fatigue?
Fatique is also known as lack of energy. It is a symptom that is often experienced during menopause and peri-menopause. Causes of fatigue can include changes in hormone levels such as oestrogen, progesterone and thyroid hormones.
Why does it happen during the menopause?
During perimenopause and menopause, when oestrogen and progesterone levels drop, this can affect the levels of the adrenal and thyroid hormones in the body, impacting your metabolism. A slow metabolism means that your body is using energy at a slow rate, meaning that your body is not getting the energy it needs to function effectively, leading to feelings of fatigue.
What are the key vitamins for menopause fatigue?
There are vitamins that play various roles to help with energy metabolism which help prevent fatigue. These important vitamins are all included in our Vitality and Wellness Capsules but can also be found as part of a healthy, balanced diet. These include:
Vitamin B can help the body to release energy from our food such as:
- Folic Acid
- Pyridoxine HCL
Vitamin B12 is used to make red blood cells, release energy from food and help with our nervous system. If you don’t eat much dairy, you are more at risk of a vitamin B12 deficiency, as it does not naturally occur in fruit and vegetables.
Vitamin C is used to help protect cells, encourage wound healing and maintain healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage.
You can get vitamin C as part of a healthy balanced diet, however, it can’t be stored in the body so it’s important to consume vitamin C every day.
To summarise, there are several essential vitamins that help with menopause fatigue. We should aim to include these types of vitamins through foods or food supplements to meet our daily requirements and prevent fatigue.