In a previous post, I discussed a common perimenopause symptom: fibroids. I also told you how to use diet to control this problem thats so common in early menopause. Today, I am going to give you some supplements that can reduce fibroids and their symptoms.
Nutritional supplements can help balance hormones and reduce estrogen levels. When used properly, they can dramatically reduce bleeding, pain, and cramps that may accompany fibroids. In particular, I suggest using:
B-Complex Vitaminshelp regulate estrogen levels and reduce menstrual cramps. I recommend taking 50100 mg of B-complex vitamins daily, with an additional dose of 50100 mg of vitamin B6 (not more than 100 mg total of B6), which has been shown to be particularly helpful in reducing menstrual cramps, fluid retention, weight gain, and fatigue.
Vitex (Chaste Tree Berry)normalizes the secretion of hormones and helps bring estrogen and progesterone into balance. I recommend taking 40 mg once or twice a day.
Vitamin C and bioflavonoidswork to build collagen and strengthen blood vessels, while promoting normal estrogen production and blocking its fibroid-stimulating effects. I suggest taking 1,000 to 5,000 mg of a mineral-buffered vitamin C and 750-2,000 mg bioflavonoids daily, in divided doses (choose a product with additional rutin, a potent bioflavonoid derived from alkaline buckwheat, rather than naringin, an acidic, grapefruit-derived bioflavonoid). With both nutrients, start at the low end of the dosage range and work your way up.
Vitamin Aa study of 71 women found that those with excessive bleeding had significantly lower blood levels of vitamin A than the normal population. I suggest taking 5,500 IU of vitamin A, as beta-carotene, per day.