Doctor Seaweed’s Menopause+ capsules are an extremely easy way to incorporate seaweed's incredible health benefits into your diet, alongside carefully selected plant-based nutrients that can help support the many symptoms associated with the Menopause. The wide range of nutrients found in our organic seaweed, specifically the natural iodine, have been further enhanced with the addition of natural and plant-based vitamins C, D3, B-complex and Red Clover to offer support throughout the different stages of the menopause.
This pack is a 30 day supply.
Please note that Doctor Seaweed products are fulfilled and dispatched separately from your ishga products. They will arrive separately, but you will only pay one delivery charge (or free shipping when spending over £25).
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MENOPAUSE+ IN DEPTH
Our seaweed is a natural wholefood, rich in iodine, which is an essential nutrient you need to get in your diet.
The primary sources are white fish and dairy, with seaweed being the only natural and plant based source of iodine.
Without sufficient iodine, your thyroid may not work as it should, as iodine is required in the production of thyroid hormones which have many impacts on your health and wellness.
A diet insufficient in iodine can result in numerous health conditions, including an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), with symptoms including weight gain/difficulty losing weight, tiredness, sensitivity to cold, depression, brittle hair and nails, dry skin and more.
Vitamin B complex is a term used for the B vitamins. They can be found in foods such as eggs, milk and fish – therefore, those following a more plant-based diet may find it difficult to consume all of the B-vitamins.
The B-vitamins play a vital role in maintaining good health and wellbeing and have a direct impact on energy levels, brain function and cell metabolism.
These benefits can be particularly important during the menopause, as Vitamin B complex is essential for optimal physiological and neurological function.
Consuming B-vitamins can enhance energy levels, mood and memory, as well as boosting skin and hair health.
Vitamin C is especially abundant in citrus fruits and is vital for protecting your cells and keeping them healthy.
As your body cannot make or store Vitamin C, you need to ensure you are consuming a source of it every day.
The benefits of Vitamin C can be particularly helpful when it comes to easing symptoms of the menopause, as it supports energy-yielding metabolism and plays a major role in keeping cartilage and bones strong.
Vitamin C also has a role in synthesising the hormones that help to regulate your mood and ability to concentrate, and deficiency can worsen feelings of tiredness and fatigue.
If all these benefits aren’t enough, it also helps to produce collagen, which helps keep skin looking healthy and youthful!
Vitamin D is obtained from two sources: diet and from the action of sunlight on your skin. An abundance of sunlight means you will get much of what is needed.
However, you do also need sources from your diet. This is especially the case during winter months, if you are inside a lot of the time, have darker skin, and as you age due to a decline in your ability to produce vitamin D.
The organic and plant-based source used in Doctor Seaweed’s Weed & Wonderful Menopause+ supplements is extracted from lichens, which are an amazing symbiotic relationship between fungi and algae or cyanobacteria.
The form extracted is vitamin D3, which is more commonly found from animal sources. Research shows that D3 can be more effective than D2 (normally found in plants) at being absorbed by the body.
Red clover is a flowering plant from the legume family, which has traditional uses in the treatment of asthma and whooping cough.
However, more recently, red clover has been used to ease menopause symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats.
This is because it contains a type of naturally occurring plant estrogen (phytoestrogen) known as isoflavones. These isoflavones can bind with estrogen receptors within a women’s body and so may be able to mimic the effects of natural estrogen.
As well as relieving hot flushes and night sweats, there is some evidence to suggest that red clover may have other benefits for menopausal women, including improving heart health and bone density as well as improving the appearance and quality of skin and hair.
Can I take the Menopause+ supplement in conjunction with HRT?
Our capsules only contain ingredients from natural food sources – they simply provide the nutrition in a much easier and convenient way. However, women who are on HRT are suggested to avoid Red Clover products due to the phytoestrogens. If you have any specific concerns, please do consult your doctor or health care professional as we are unable to advise on personal health conditions.
Can I take the Menopause+ supplement in conjunction with thyroxine?
Our capsules only contain ingredients from natural food sources – they just provide the nutrition in a much easier and convenient way. Since they are not medical or pharmaceutical drugs and contain only natural ingredients, they should be completely safe to take alongside thyroxine. In terms of iodine content, taking a capsule is the same as eating 0.5g of the right type of seaweed as a food. The natural levels of iodine allow for European Food Standards Agency health claims that our supplements support normal thyroid function and the production of thyroid hormones, amongst other approved claims. We have many customers on a variety of medication, and specifically thyroid medication such as thyroxine, and who use the supplements with no reported issues. The fact that we only use natural ingredients in our supplements is one of the reasons customers are attracted to our products. However, please do consult with your doctor or medical professional if you have any specific concerns as we cannot know your wider medication or personal health conditions.
The wide range of nutrients found in our organic seaweed, specifically the natural iodine, have been further enhanced with the addition of natural and plant-based vitamins C, D3, B-complex and Red Clover to offer support throughout the different stages of the menopause.
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The name ishga is derived from the Gaelic word for water. The pure, clean waters of the Hebridean Islands off the north west coast of Scotland are home to ishga, and where we sustainably hand harvest the four types of seaweed that are at the heart of our organic skincare range. Hebridean seaweed contains potent natural antioxidants with properties which transform and protect skin. ishga has developed a bespoke process to extract its natural goodness, harnessing an abundance of vitamins and bioactive minerals to create a remarkable range of high performing products that deliver efficacy for all skin types.