How Can Collagen Help Ease Menopause Symptoms?

How Can Collagen Help Ease Menopause Symptoms?
The menopause is becoming a more talked about topic, and rightly so; there’s no need for it to be the taboo topic society’s set it up to be. Menopause is a natural stage of life and opening the conversation around it could create a safe space for those experiencing menopause, as well as improving education around the topic for everyone. Did you know there are 48 symptoms associated with the menopause? From anxiety to worsening PMS, there’s a full A-Z of menopause symptoms. That’s why we’ve created balance, a Pura Collagen powder specifically designed for easing symptoms of the menopause. With so many possible menopause symptoms, there are multiple methods of menopause relief that you can try at home. Below, we’ve outlined some of the most effective:

Eat the right foods

Proper meal planning and understanding what you eat can help you understand what foods are helpful for you during the menopause, as well as which foods could be triggering certain symptoms. For example, a study found that diets high in refined carbohydrates increased the likelihood of depression in postmenopausal people. Instead, you might want to eat foods high in phytoestrogens, such as soybeans, flax seeds, and tofu. Studies have shown that diets high in soy are associated with lower blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as a reduced severity of hot flashes and night sweats in menopausal people. Additionally, consuming protein at regular intervals throughout the day was found in one study to slow the process of muscle degradation due to ageing. Getting the right nutrition is incredibly important at all stages of life. That’s why we work with expert nutritionists when designing our collagen powders, including Sally Duffin, who has published her own book, ‘Natural Nutrition for Perimenopause: What to Eat to Feel Good and Stay Sane’.

Look After Your Body

We know, we know – looking after your body seems to be the go-to fix-all for everything, but that’s because it really is. Getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, and exercising regularly are the easiest ways to keep your body in its peak physical condition. In particular, focusing on exercises where your feet and legs support your weight (like running or walking), or resistance exercises (like using weights) are great for strengthening the parts of the body naturally weakened by the menopause.

Collagen and Menopause

Our favourite way of combatting symptoms of the menopause, however, is with collagen. During the first five years of the menopause, up to 30% of dermal collagen can be lost, and it continues to decrease at a rate of 2% annually after that. In the preliminary years of menopause, you may well notice that your skin feels thinner, and your joints and bones weaker. This is all to do with the loss of collagen.

Does Collagen Help with Menopause?

The short answer is, yes! Taking supplements to rebuild the natural collagen in your body can ease many of the symptoms that come with the menopause. Many skincare brands add collagen to their products in order to tackle collagen production from the outside, in. However, collagen molecules are usually too big to get any further than the first layer of skin, so collagen in skincare won’t do much at all. The best way to get collagen back into your body is to ingest it as a collagen peptide powder. That’s why at Pura Collagen, we create bespoke collagen powders tailored to specific needs. We offer glow+ for hair, skin and nails, flex+ for joints and cartilage, protect for immune health, and sleep for, well, sleep.