Are you getting what you paid for?
In today’s world, supplements have become an essential part of our daily lives. Whether it is to support our immune system, boost energy levels, improve digestion or alleviate symptoms associated with menopause, supplements can offer a convenient and effective solution to support our overall health and wellbeing However, not all supplements are created equal, and its crucial to be mindful of the quality of ingredients when purchasing them.
When it comes to supplements, you get what you pay for. It’s essential to read the label and understand the ingredients used in the supplement. Quality ingredients like herbs and active ingredients that the body recognises, can absorb and utilise are crucial for the supplement to have a positive impact on your health. It’s important to choose natural supplements that are free from synthetic fillers and excipients that diminish the efficacy of the product and reduce the amount of actual therapeutic ingredients that can be included in the formula.
Natural herbal supplements for menopause can help alleviate symptoms like hot flushes, mood swings and vaginal dryness. Traditional herbs like black cohosh, ashwagandha and ginsengs have been used for centuries to support women’s health during menopause. These herbs and many more have been shown to be effective in reducing menopausal symptoms and improving overall wellbeing. The body recognises these ingredients and is more likely to have a positive outcome compared to synthetic supplements.
Some synthetic fillers and excipients that are commonly used in supplements are not always present on the label. However it’s important to be aware that some can reduce the absorption of nutrients in the supplement while others can be linked to gastrointestinal inflammation and oxidative stress.
Choosing natural supplements that are free from synthetic fillers and excipients is essential to ensure you are getting the most out of your supplement. Look for supplements that use plant-based capsules and herbal powders, and avoid supplements that contain artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. Natural supplements are more likely to be gentle on the body and have a positive impact on your health. Quality supplements will also cost more because they contain higher levels of therapeutic ingredients.
Natural supplements for menopause can be an effective solution to alleviate symptoms, so make sure you buy yours from a reputable health store, practitioner or well established and trusted business which specialises in natural health solutions.
If you buy supplements from supermarkets and discount stores because they are cheaper, you will most likely not get the results you are looking for and get exactly what you paid for.
Written by Mona Hecke
Mona Hecke is a degree qualified Naturopath, nutrition specialist and health and wellness writer.
With over 20 years in the health industry, beginning with a focus on children and families, and a bestselling book ‘The Lunchbox Revolution’, Mona is now empowering women through education and conversation to take action and embrace change. Gut health, mindfulness, nutrition, hormones, and menopause are the topics that women want and need to know to create their healthy future.
Mona holds certifications in Lifestyle Coaching, Kinesiology, holistic herbal medicine, and nutrition.
A recognised leader in the health industry, Mona’s strong social media presence and passion for influencing change will continue to be a catalyst for health reform for the benefit of every Australian.