Vitamin E and Menopause: What happens to vitamin E during menopause?

 A lot! But not of it is quite ideal for you. Don’t worry though, like always, we have a solution or two for you.

Just like most of the vitamins flooding around your body, vitamin E has trouble staying and tends to decline rather fast during menopause. Good news is, plenty of things that you can ingest have a pretty good vitamin E concentration so, don’t you worry.

Vitamin E benefits for your body post-menopause

Recognized for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory  properties, Vitamin E levels in the blood and the skin decline with age. Taking Vitamin E supplements orally has demonstrated benefits post-menopause. Vitamin E benefits include improved bone restructuring in the case of osteoporosis; countering cardio-vascular risk (thanks to its positive lipid profile, low cholesterol, blood-clotting factors..)1. More recently vitamin E has also been used as a suppository to improve menopause vaginal dryness. It is standard to prescribe Vitamin E after menopause and to integrate it locally into anti-aging serums or creams.

Here are some vitamin E foods helpful during menopause

Here are some vitamin E sources:

  • Wheat germ oil
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Almonds
  • Hazelnut oil
  • Peanuts
  • Avocado
  • Red sweet pepper
  • Mango
  • Kiwifruit

Key elements to remember about Vitamin E and menopause

  • Vitamin E, just like many other vitamins in your body, is going down as you age.
  • You can find Vitamin E in various products and food such as almonds, peanuts or mango and in a lot of anti-aging serums and Vitamin E creams.

SOURCE:

1. Comparison of the antioxidant effects of equine estrogens, red wine components, vitamin E, and probucol on low-density lipoprotein oxidation in postmenopausal women. Bhavnani BR, Cecutti A, Gerulath A, Woolever AC, Berco M. Menopause. 2018 Nov;25(11):1214-1223

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