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Are there over-the-counter vitamins I can take for my menopause?

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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Black cohosh has been shown in some studies to show some benefit.
There are also some yam products which have some studies supporting its use.

In brief: Yes

Black cohosh has been shown in some studies to show some benefit.
There are also some yam products which have some studies supporting its use.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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Dr. Tasleyma Sattar
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Black cohosh and soy are two of the most commonly used over the counter supplements.
Other supplements like chasteberry, flaxseed, st. John's wort, and vitamin c may have some benefit but are not as widely used as black cohosh and soy.

In brief: Yes

Black cohosh and soy are two of the most commonly used over the counter supplements.
Other supplements like chasteberry, flaxseed, st. John's wort, and vitamin c may have some benefit but are not as widely used as black cohosh and soy.
Dr. Tasleyma Sattar
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Yes

The vitamins that are most helpful in menopause are vit d (2000 iu) & vit k (1-2 mg), which can prevent bone loss, one of the most serious problems in menopause.
Vit e (400 iu) may reduce hot flashes- look for natural e with mixed tocopherols. Minerals like calcium, magnesium & strontium support bone health. Useful herbs include black cohosh, ashwagandha, purearia mirifica & rhaponic rhubarb.

In brief: Yes

The vitamins that are most helpful in menopause are vit d (2000 iu) & vit k (1-2 mg), which can prevent bone loss, one of the most serious problems in menopause.
Vit e (400 iu) may reduce hot flashes- look for natural e with mixed tocopherols. Minerals like calcium, magnesium & strontium support bone health. Useful herbs include black cohosh, ashwagandha, purearia mirifica & rhaponic rhubarb.
Dr. Randy Baker
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