Supplements worth trying for fatigue

 
  • Valerian. A 2008 NICE survey (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) found that ‘valerian might improve sleep quality without producing negative side-effects’, although this was based on a small number of participants. 
  • Black Cohosh is used to reduce sleep disrupting hot flushes and night sweats. Not for you if you have a history of liver problems or breast cancer. 
  • Sage contains mild Phytoestrogen (plant-based) properties, which may help with the hot flushes and night sweats that can contribute to fatigue. 
  • B-complex vitamin capsules may help support your nervous system and are involved in your body’s energy production.
  • A.Vogel’s Menopause Support containing isoflavines and magnesium and Vitabiotics Menopace may help to manage fatigue and underlying anxiety. We’re not sponsored, we’re just sharing. 

The 2015 NICE guidelines emphasise that the different strengths of over-the-counter brands and preparations can impact on the effectiveness of prescription drugs. If you have any underlying health issues, check with your doctor.

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