A lot! But not of it is quite ideal for you. Don’t worry though, like always, we have a solution or two for you.
Just like most of the vitamins flooding around your body, vitamin E has trouble staying and tends to decline rather fast during menopause. Good news is, plenty of things that you can ingest have a pretty good vitamin E concentration so, don’t you worry.
Vitamin E benefits for your body post-menopause
Recognized for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, Vitamin E levels in the blood and the skin decline with age. Taking Vitamin E supplements orally has demonstrated benefits post-menopause. Vitamin E benefits include improved bone restructuring in the case of osteoporosis; countering cardio-vascular risk (thanks to its positive lipid profile, low cholesterol, blood-clotting factors..)1. More recently vitamin E has also been used as a suppository to improve menopause vaginal dryness. It is standard to prescribe Vitamin E after menopause and to integrate it locally into anti-aging serums or creams.
Here are some vitamin E foods helpful during menopause
Here are some vitamin E sources:
- Wheat germ oil
- Sunflower seeds
- Hazelnut oil
- Red sweet pepper
Key elements to remember about Vitamin E and menopause
- Vitamin E, just like many other vitamins in your body, is going down as you age.
- You can find Vitamin E in various products and food such as almonds, peanuts or mango and in a lot of anti-aging serums and Vitamin E creams.
1. Comparison of the antioxidant effects of equine estrogens, red wine components, vitamin E, and probucol on low-density lipoprotein oxidation in postmenopausal women. Bhavnani BR, Cecutti A, Gerulath A, Woolever AC, Berco M. Menopause. 2018 Nov;25(11):1214-1223