Hot flashes: more than 75% of perimenopausal women will experience them (1). They range anywhere from uncomfortable to downright miserable- causing a flushed face, sweating, and even a rapid heart rate or chills in some women. Studies claim most women experience these symptoms anywhere from 6 months up to 5 years from the onset of perimenopause (1). Hot flashes can occur from stress, hormonal fluctuations, and inflammation throughout the body.
Do you find yourself waking up to sheets and pajamas drenched in sweat? Hot flashes that occur while you're sleeping are called night sweats. Night sweats can ruin a restful sleep and cause reduced energy throughout the day.
Here at BINTO, we strive for a more natural and holistic approach to treating menopausal symptoms. We've formulated a women's 50+ multivitamin with ingredients to support your overall health and relieve perimenopausal symptoms-including hot flashes.
The stress reducers:
Astragalus root & cocoa seed extract
Why they're beneficial:
Astragalus root lowers cortisol, the stress hormone, levels in the body. Cocoa seed extract lowers emotional stress and blood pressure. Stress can trigger hot flashes in perimenopausal women
The anti-inflammatory components:
Bromelain, black cohosh standardized extract, blueberry fruit extract, and curcumin C complex
Why they're beneficial:
Bromelain: reduces inflammation throughout the body
Black cohosh standardized extract: the root of this herb is non-estrogenic (that's a good thing!) and can relieve the frequency of hot flashes
Blueberry fruit extract: vitamin C has demonstrated the ability to relieve hot flashes
Curcumin C Complex: turmeric can help diminish inflammatory-related discomforts such as hot flashes, arthritis, and even gastrointestinal issues
BINTO DHA Omega-3
We usually recommend perimenopausal women also take a DHA supplement to relieve hot flashes caused by inflammation in the body. Because fatty acids play a role in the inflammatory responses of cells, DHA levels are significant in bodily processes (2). Inflammation results in an elevated temperature, which causes hot flashes. In this case, we definitely want to fight inflammation at the source.
Tip: avoid nitrates
Nitrates can increase the negative effects of menopause-related symptoms.
- Avoid processed meats like sausages, ham, bacon, and salami.
- Filter your drinking water- nitrates can be found in tap water along with bacteria and other contaminants.
- Avoid processed foods- even packaged seafood or canned beans can have added nitrates and nitrites as a preservative
- Because soil can be rich in nitrates from fertilization methods, researchers claim fruits and vegetables furthest from the ground are best.