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Managing Menopause symptoms with Vitamin D

What role does Vitamin D play in managing the symptoms of Menopause?

Vitamin D plays an important role in your overall health and well being by making sure your muscles; heart, lungs and brain work well and can fight infection.

Getting enough Vitamin D can be complex, as you need to expose your skin on a regular basis to sunlight. There are some Vitamin D benefits from foods such as oily fish and eggs however other factors such as pollution and use of sunscreen affect the body’s ability to get sufficient amounts of the vitamin.

Vitamin D is unique, as your body turns it into a hormone known as ‘Calcitrol’. It’s Calcitrol that manages the absorption of calcium in your blood, bones and gut, which is essential for healthy body.

Vitamin D and cholesterol together create the mother hormone pregnenolone, and this hormone is responsible for creating both progesterone and estrogen.  Estrogen levels stay higher for longer during menopause, but progesterone drops rapidly from 40 onwards.  So providing the body with the building blocks to continue to create this hormone is key to reducing symptoms of peri-menopause during the 40s and 50s.

Vitamin D and Menopause the facts:

As you age the body loses it capacity to absorb calcium  - vitamin D is crucial to fixing calcium in bones

There are higher risks of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women – research has shown vitamin D can reduce potential osteoporosis.  If you are taking a calcium supplement then make sure you add in Vitamin D as you can't absorb calcium properly without it.

Diets rich in calcium and vitamin D can help control symptoms of irritability, anxiety and tearfulness.  A deficiency in vitamin D can lead to depression, brain fog, memory loss and concentration issues.  It can help you to feel brighter and more focused.

I recommend Natures Sunshine Vitamin D, organic and GMO free.  Click on the link below, open an account through the link and then search Natures Sunshine Products.

Intake recommendations (based on international units—IUs—per day):

  • Adults: aim for 800-1000 IU per day (For those with severe deficiency up to 2000iu, consult your doctor or health coach if in doubt)

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This community was created for women like you (and quite frankly like me) who want to balance their hormones and moods naturally, who want to feel supported, heard and understood!  Who are ready to be inspired and are motivated to implement some changes in their health and their life going forward.

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How can The Hormone Fairy help you during Menopause?

Are you struggling with your Hormones, you don’t have to be a hostage to them.   This is the prime of your life and it’s time to step into your power, feel happier, sexy and back to your old self.

Let me, Cat The Hormone Fairy wave my magic wand!  If you’re ready for something different, ready to take the first step on a journey to a healthier and happier you, then I’m excited to help you make those changes.

  • Book a Breakthrough session to find out how you can work with me.  Whether that’s 121 Hormone Coaching, Hormone Testing, a Group 30 Day program or a Menopause Mastermind. Click the link below to book a 15-minute chat or drop me a message via the contact page.
  • JOINour Private Facebook Hub where you can ask me questions, learn more of my top tips, feel supported, join challenges and make new friends.  Click here to enter
  • Attend an Event Come along to our Monthly Menopause Meet-ups locally, Menopause & Mochas during the day or Mocktails & Menopause in the evening. Organised with my sister company "Menopause Tribe" – A chance to chat, learn, share experiences, feel supported, make friends and have fun.  There’s also 1 Day Workshops & Retreats, and weekend Retreats to help you get back on track.  Keep an eye out on our Website, Facebook Page, Instagram for our latest events.


  1. This blog is intended for advice, you are responsible for your own health & wellbeing. Please book a consultation for individualised advice or speak with your GP or Health Practitioner



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