Every woman has a unique experience with menopause. It’s natural, and no matter what the experience with menopause is, every women will experience it at some point in their lives. As part of the natural biological process, menopause can be both physically and emotionally disruptive to your daily life, your sleep habits, and much more. Many women at this time are prescribed hormone replacement therapy or some other form of prescription medication, when in fact there are all-natural solutions to this process, and arginine supplements are just the beginning.
What is Menopause Exactly?
According to the Mayo Clinic, menopause is the permanent end of menstruation and fertility, defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period. As mentioned, every woman’s experience with menopause is unique to them, but overall many of the symptoms will be the same:
- Decreased fertility
- Hot flashes
- Trouble sleeping
- Weight gain
- Thinning hair
Of course, each of these symptoms will be distinctive depending on each individual going through menopause, but overall these are the ones that can cause the most disruption.
The reason for these symptoms is due to the fact that your ovaries will start producing less and less estrogen and progesterone, which is why hormone replacement therapy is often prescribed by physicians.
All-Natural Remedies to Menopause Symptoms
Maintaining a healthy diet, exercising, and practicing relaxation techniques such as yoga or meditation are wonderful, all-natural ways that you can ease the transition through menopause. Simply watching what foods you eat trigger hot flashes can help you avoid them. Studies have shown how effective yoga can be at decreasing hot flashes as well.
Arginine supplements have been shown to have a positive effect on hot flashes as well. As some of our very own clients can tell you, arginine supplements have decreased the onset of these hot flashes, making them more bearable and less traumatic. Arginine decreases the affects of hot flashes by increasing healthy circulation, thus promoting the function of the underlying muscles, making the body feel ‘normal’ again.
Larrian Gillespie, author of The Menopause Diet, has suggested that 500 mg/day of the amino acid L-arginine may be effective in decreasing the affects of hot flashes.