Collagen and Menopause – and the honest good news.


Collagen and MenopauseCollagen and Menopause

Collagen is a naturally occurring protein found all over the body, from skin, hair, and nails to muscles, bones, and joints. As proteins go, it’s fabulously abundant – but we don’t produce the same amount all our lives.

From as early as 25, our collagen production begins to decline. By 50, we’ve lost around half of our collagen – and this age, for women, may well coincide with menopause, as the drop in estrogen levels is also linked to dwindling collagen production.

 Signs of Menopause

Menopause can be a challenging time and every woman’s experience is different, of course, every body is unique, so everyone’s experience of menopause will be different. For example, the average age that UK women reach the menopause is 51, but that can range from 45 to 55 – or even earlier, in the case of ‘premature menopause’ which can occur prior to our 40th birthdays.

Signs of menopause are many and varied, ranging from absent periods and trouble sleeping to issues around mood, memory, and concentration. On top of these new challenges, menopause can also have implications for skin and hair.

Menopause and Skin

Menopause can have a big impact on our skin.   As menopause progresses, loss of estrogen results in a rapid decrease of collagen in your skin.  According to some studies, the initial five years after menopause can see collagen losses in the skin of around 30%. This collagen loss has several adverse effects on aspects of your skin, such as:

  • Elasticity
  • Hydration levels
  • Overall thickness

These changes aren’t just internal or invisible issues, but lead to textbook signs of ageing, including:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Sagging jowls
  • Dry skin
  • Skin sensitivity

Collagen is absolutely vital for your skin – it holds everything together, and the menopause introduces new vulnerabilities and collagen loss that require a strong skincare routine.

Menopause and Hair

Perimenopause can cause our menstrual cycles to fluctuate, leading to heavier and more frequent periods.   This leads to a loss of serum ferritin – also known as the iron in our bodies. Studies have found that low levels of ferritin lead to superfluous hair shedding, or telogen effluvium.

By taking a Collagen supplement packed with Vitamin C, we can help our bodies to absorb iron and stop our ferritin stores from getting too depleted and so minimise hair loss and thinning.

Collagen and Menopause

Going through the menopause can be tough – so taking a Collagen supplement can ease this distressing time and keep your skin, hair and nails in tip top condition.

With great-looking skin, shiny nails, and thicker-looking hair, you will find yourself getting your glow back, allowing you to go about an active lifestyle with confidence and flair – whatever your circumstances may be.

Menopause is a Hot topic right now, with Women speaking out for better understanding and treatments for the many and varied symptoms.

Reaching menopause can lead women to re-evaluate how they treat their body and thinking about Collagen supplements is a great place to start to address some of the changes that are inevitable.

Using Homeopathy to relieve Menopause symptoms is another great way of taking control of your body.  This is a time of transition and one that should be embraced, however, we are now more aware than ever that this time brings with it some challenging symptoms…… hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, low libido, weight gain, adult acne, changes in hair, skin and nails.

Many will reach for HRT to address the balance of hormones enabling them to get on with life with none of the symptoms, but this doesn’t work for everyone and many will ask questions about the side effects and longevity of taking such medication.   Ultimately our female bodies are supposed to be dropping our levels of Estrogen as we enter our phase of not reproducing and Homeopathy can help balance our hormones, to alleviate any symptoms and keep us restored in a more Natural way.

There are so many remedies that can be useful to women at this time, so please consider a FREE 15 min chat to discuss your specific symptoms and find out how Homeopathy can help you.  

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