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A Natural Solution for Menopausal Weight Loss

Written by: Wayde Gniel



Time to read 5 min

Menopause Overview: Menopause marks the end of a woman's reproductive ability, occurring in the late 40s to early 50s with significant hormonal changes.

Common Symptoms & Health Risks: About 70% of women experience weight gain during menopause, alongside symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, and long-term risks such as osteoporosis and mental health issues.

Causes of Weight Gain: Estrogen decline affects metabolism, leading to increased body fat, especially around the stomach, and influences fat storage, energy usage, and insulin resistance.

Natural Methods & Supplements: Lifestyle changes, including exercise, meditation, hydration, and sleep, along with supplements like ecdysterone, can help manage menopausal symptoms and support weight loss efforts.

Introduction: Navigating menopause and weight loss with ecdysterone

Menopause is a natural stage in a woman's life that marks the end of her ability to have children [1]. It typically occurs in the late 40s to early 50s and brings about significant hormonal shifts in the body.

As women go through this phase, they often face a range of physical and emotional changes, with weight gain being a common concern. However, a promising solution does exist: ecdysterone, a natural substance found in plants that contains estrogen-like properties. 

Let's explore how this powerful ingredient can help with menopausal weight loss during this challenging period.

Common symptoms of menopause

Research indicates around 70% of women gain weight during menopause [2], often seeing a shift in where fat gathers, particularly around the belly.

Alongside weight gain, menopausal women experience a number of other symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings [3]. Furthermore, menopause brings about several other physical and emotional changes that can make this stage more of a struggle:

  • Lower estrogen levels can cause dryness, affecting sexual health.
  • Menopausal women may experience irregular periods, insomnia, and fatigue, which can disrupt sleep and energy levels.
  • Memory and focus issues can make staying organised difficult and add to stress.

In addition to the short-term symptoms, menopause can increase your risk of long-term health problems [4]. Low estrogen levels can cause weaker bones and has been linked to mental health problems like anxiety and depression. These issues can seriously impact overall quality of life.

What causes menopausal weight gain?

As we mentioned earlier, putting on weight is a typical sign of menopause [5]. Lots of women find they slowly gain weight even though they stick to their regular eating and exercise habits. This can be annoying and tough to deal with, making them feel more frustrated and down about themselves.

This happens because estrogen, an important hormone that manages many body functions, drops a lot during menopause. This change can mess up the body's ability to keep a healthy weight, leading to more body fat, especially around the stomach.

Estrogen also affects how your body stores fat and uses energy, which has an impact on how quickly your body burns calories and where fat is stored. Lower estrogen levels can lead to insulin resistance and less energy burned, which can add to weight gain. 

A nurse using old scales to measure the weight of a menopausal woman.

Natural methods to ease menopause symptoms

To naturally manage menopause symptoms, simple lifestyle changes are often key [6]. This may include steps such as: 

  • Exercise: Regular exercise and physical activity, such as walking or yoga, helps ease hot flashes and mood swings.
  • Meditate: Meditation and deep breathing provide relief from anxiety and improve sleep quality.
  • Hydrate and Rest: Drinking plenty of water and getting plenty of sleep aid in hormone and symptom control.
  • Eat Well: Eating a healthy diet and controlling portion sizes helps maintain a healthy weight.

If you're looking to make dietary changes, you may want to try supplements such as black cohosh or evening primrose oil [7]. These are popular choices to help with hot flashes and mood swings.

Before taking any supplements, it's important to talk to a healthcare provider. They can check if the supplements are safe and effective for you, and make sure they won't cause problems with any medications you're taking or any health issues you have.

Which supplements help with weight loss during menopause?

During menopause, if you're trying to stop weight gain with supplements, there is one ingredient that has shown a great deal of promise and is worth looking into.

Ecdysterone, a plant-based compound, mimics estrogen's effects in the body [8]. This natural substance can assist menopausal women with weight gain [9]. Taking supplements with this ingredient may help balance hormones and reduce this common issue.

As a phytoestrogen, it connects with receptors in the body, helping to control hormonal activity. By helping to fix this balance, ecdysterone might ease symptoms such as weight gain, which worsen due to low estrogen levels.

Research shows that it can also enhance how your body makes proteins, build muscle mass,  exercise better , and increase fat burning, all of which help better manage weight.

Introducing our menopausal weight loss supplement

At APOC Science, we want to improve nutrition and quality of life for everyone. We have made a range of supplements for different ages using natural ingredients commonly found in everyday diets.

If you need help with menopause and weight loss, try Livena®. It's a Menopausal Metabolic Support Supplement that contains 120 mg of ecdysterone in a liquid form for better absorption.

Supported by research, including four human clinical trials, the natural ingredients in Livena® have been shown to be effective in combating menopausal weight loss. 

You can help with common metabolic issues during menopause by taking only 4 mL each day. This can also support overall health and vitality during this important life stage.

Ready to take the next step with weight loss during menopause? Visit our Livena® Product Page and start your journey today.


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