A survey supported by supplements brand Revive Active reveals ‘the true extent of women’s experiences and concerns’ when navigating menopause.
Answers were gathered online by Atomik Research in May 2022, from 2,007 women over the age of 35 who have begun perimenopause or menopause.
The data shows that 74% have suffered from low energy and 68% have experienced brain fog during this new phase of their lives. 57% have felt more anxious and been affected by mood changes, including increased emotional sensitivity (44%) and negative thoughts (21%).
The women surveyed say the symptoms which frighten them most are weight gain (54%) and forgetfulness (48%).
62% of women say they would consider taking a daily supplement to help them take control of hormonal imbalances, low energy and brain fog.
Celebrities speaking up about their own experiences of menopause are also shown to have helped women at various stages of menopause; the names most admired by participants are Holly Willoughby, Davina McCall, Kate Garraway and Tamzin Outhwaite.
Intervening before symptoms become significant, balancing out hormones and replacing nutrient deficiencies can help women to arrive at the menopause in a good place
Dr Anita Sturnham, brand ambassador for Meno Active, comments: “It’s wonderful to see more women openly talking about the issues they are facing during the menopausal journey. These survey results highlight the scale and complexity of this natural life stage and shine a light on the physical and emotional struggles many women go through.
“In the perimenopausal period we know that our hormones will start to decline, our periods will change and we may start to notice other things, such as gaining weight more easily and disturbed sleep as well. I find this period a crucial time to support women with diet and lifestyle measures and this often includes adding in a targeted supplement that helps to support symptoms such as brain fog, fatigue, sweats and mood changes. Rather than wait for things to decline, prevention is better than cure. Intervening before symptoms become significant, balancing out hormones and replacing nutrient deficiencies can help women to arrive at the menopause in a good place.”
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