What is menopause?
Menopause is the phase in a woman’s life that marks the end of menstrual cycles, a time when estrogen levels decline. It is defined as being after twelve months without having a period. Menopause can occur between 40 and 50 years. In the UK, the average age is 51.
Menopause is a natural biological process and part of the natural ageing process. However, physical, psychological and emotional symptoms such as hot flushes, can alter sleep, decrease energy and effect emotional health and relationships. There are many effective treatments available from adjustments in lifestyle to hormone therapy.
Which mushrooms have useful properties for menopause?
It has energizing properties, reduces stress levels and is a natural hormonal regulator
The Reishi is known for its adaptogenic capacity, being a powerful hormonal balancing mushroom.
On the other hand, many of the symptoms of menopause indicate an increase in the general inflammatory state, which is why Reishi has an important role due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capacity.
Help maintain the optimum weight and regulate blood sugar levels
Shiitake and Maitake help maintain ideal weight and control over cholesterol and blood glucose levels, often associated with menopause.
Increases sexual libido and regulates hormonal alterations
The Cordyceps has always been considered by the TCM as the mushroom of excellence for the hormonal alterations of women useful in addressing problems of fertility but also supportive in the loss of libido. In addition, this is an energizing, aphrodisiac so it could be considered its additional use in case of menopause.
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