• 20 September 2021



With "Woman N°1", Natura Vitalis has designed a product that is precisely oriented towards the needs of women who are going through the menopause.

Every woman goes through the menopause at some point. Some earlier, others later. In the rarest of cases, however, this time passes a woman by without leaving a trace. For this reason, many look forward to this natural process with uncertain feelings. Women do not want to feel old and are critical of the hormonal changes. General malaise, mood swings and bad temper are the typical signs of the menopause: suddenly they feel listless, they are irritable and nervous, and numerous physical and mental changes accompany this hormonal change of the body. Most menopausal symptoms last between six months and three years.

"This is not to be trifled with. Eight out of ten women experience symptoms during the menopause, especially the typical hot flushes and sweats. About one third even experience severe symptoms that severely limit their quality of life and ability to function at work and in everyday life. These can include sleep disturbances, depressive moods, dryness and infections of the intimate area," says Natura Vitalis founder Frank Felte (www.naturavitalis.de). The company from Essen has long been considered one of the leading manufacturers of natural food supplements and places the highest value on continuous further and new developments of health products on a scientific basis.

The list of possible symptoms is long and varies from woman to woman. The cause: the body produces less oestrogen. The first signs of the onset are often cycle fluctuations and irregular menstrual periods, as well as frequent irritability and sleep disturbances. These symptoms are often wrongly interpreted as overwork at work or in private life, but they are mainly due to the menopause.

Frank Felte therefore advises paying attention to certain behaviours that help to reduce the series of stressful symptoms. "Women experience the transition into the second half of life as less stressful if they try to avoid stress as much as possible, because negative stress is one of the worst accelerators of ageing. It is also helpful for them to practise relaxation techniques such as meditation and yoga. Exercise also makes it easier for them to physically cope with greater mental stress, as does abstaining from regular alcohol consumption."

In his opinion, nutrition also plays an important role in the course and experience of the menopause. With a nutrient-rich diet, women get through the time of change better. They should eat a lot of fruit, vegetables and whole grains and less meat and animal products. Overall, a vegetarian diet has a positive effect on this time.

Soy in particular is helpful, emphasises Frank Felte. Foods rich in soy contain, among other things, the natural substance isoflavone. These are structurally similar to the hormone oestrogen. Soy isoflavones have proven to be a gentle, herbal and at the same time effective therapy alternative to alleviate the symptoms. They can help reduce hot flushes and sweating and have the ability to gently compensate for oestrogen deficiencies.

Likewise, Frank Felte names other natural vital substances that can be helpful in reducing menopausal symptoms. "The effect of red clover, for example, is astonishing: hot flushes and sweats decrease and at the same time concentration, mood and sleeping patterns improve. Hops are also shown to be effective in restoring a woman's overall well-being and bringing the autonomic nervous system back into balance during the menopausal period. In addition, sufficient vitamin B6 regulates hormonal activity and contributes to more serenity and a relaxed transition during this special time for women." With "Woman N°1", Natura Vitalis has designed a product that is precisely oriented towards the needs of women who are going through the menopause.

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