Resveratrol and Cognition-Menopausal Women

Resveratrol Improves Cognitive Performance in Menopausal Women

A new clinical study examining Resveratrol supplementation and its ability to support Healthy Aging in Women was just released showing the benefits this phyto-nutrient has on cognition, cerebrovascular function and cardiometabolic markers in postmenopausal women. 125 postmenopausal women, participated in this 24 month randomized, placebo-controlled crossover trial.  Participants between the ages of 45 – 85…

RCT Highlights Milk Thistle’s Potential Menopause Benefits

A new study finds daily supplementation with Milk Thistle may support decreased severity and reduced frequency of hot flashes for menopausal women. 80 menopausal women participated in this randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study.  The women were split equally into two groups; one group received a 400 mg Milk Thistle Extract supplement while the 2nd group received…

Black Cohosh and Menopause

Black Cohosh/St John’s Wort Could Ease Menopause Symptoms

A new study has found a combination of Black Cohosh and St John’s Wort could significantly ease the symptoms women experience as they transition through menopause.  Approximately 300 women participated in this study which lasted 9 months.  Participants received either herbal tablets or a placebo.  The most common physical symptom experienced by woman transitioning through…

Magnesium Muscle and Performance

Effect of Oral Magnesium Supplementation on Physical Performance in Healthy Elderly Women Involved in a Weekly Exercise Program

A new study found that 12 weeks of supplementation with Magnesium Oxide improved physical performance in elderly women who were healthy at the onset of the study. 139 women participated in this study.  These women with a mean age of 71.5 years all attended a fitness program involving mild exercise.  Participants were randomly assigned to…

Calcium and Bone Density in Postmenpausal Women

Calcium Supplementation Could Prevent Reduced Bone Density in Active Post-Menopausal Women

A new study found supplementation with Calcium could prevent exercise associated reductions in bone density in post menopausal women. 33 women between the age of 57 and 65 participated in this double-blind, randomized, cross over study.  The first group of 10 women, drank a sports drink with 1000 mg of calcium added one hour before…

Could Low Vitamin D Put Postmenopausal Women At a Higher Risk of Metabolic Syndrome?

According to new data the onset of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) in postmenopausal women may be closely linked to Vitamin D deficiency.  Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) was seen in 58% of postmenopausal women with either deficient or insufficient levels of Vitamin D when compared with a 40% occurrence in women with adequate Vitamin D levels. Over 450…