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Menopace® Original

Nutritional balance during and after the menopause

Women are increasingly looking to maintain health naturally during the menopause. Menopace® is a comprehensive formulation of 22 nutrients, which can be taken alongside or independently of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).

Regulation of Hormonal Activity

During menopause, a woman's ovaries produce less oestrogen and progesterone. Menopace® includes vitamin B6 to contribute to the regulation of hormonal activity.

Helping to maintain menopausal health

Menopace® also provides vitamin B12 and thiamin (vit. B1), which contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system. It also contains moderate dietary levels of Soya Isoflavone extract (20mg), to provide Daidzein, Glycitein and Genistein isoflavones which are naturally occurring plant compounds.

Collagen Formation

Oestrogen has a positive effect on the production of collagen, a substance that forms part of the bone matrix and is known to help keep skin supple and taut. After the menopause, oestrogen levels and hence collagen production can significantly decline. Menopace® includes vitamin C which contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin, cartilage, teeth, bones and blood vessels.

Minerals for bone health

Bone health is particularly important for women during and after the menopause. Menopace® provides magnesium, zinc and vitamin D which contribute to the maintenance of normal bones. Vitamin D also contributes to the absorption and utilisation of calcium from the diet. Menopace® is designed to be taken in conjunction with a calcium supplement such as Osteocare®.

Nutrients for heart health

It is thought that lower oestrogen levels may influence heart and cardiovascular health in older women. Menopace® includes thiamin (vit.B1) which contributes to the normal function of the heart whilst folate, vitamins B12 and B6 contribute to normal homocysteine metabolism. Maintaining healthy lower levels of the blood amino acid homocysteine is independently linked with heart health.

Active Lifestyle

Vitamin B12, biotin and minerals copper & iron contribute to normal energy release plus vitamin D which contributes to normal function of the immune system.

Product Availability:

Menopace® is available in the UK from Boots, Superdrug, Tesco, Asda, Waitrose, Morrisons, supermarkets, pharmacies and health stores including Holland & Barrett. Alternatively you can order online here.

Menopace® Original Formula

One-a-day vitamin and mineral tablets

Nutritional Information Average per tablet % EC NRV*
Vitamin A (2500 IU) 750 µg RE 94
Vitamin D (as D3 200 IU) 5 µg 100
Vitamin E (Natural Source) 30 mg α-TE 250
Vitamin C 45 mg 56
Thiamin (Vitamin B1) 10 mg 909
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 5 mg 357
Niacin (Vitamin B3) 20 mg NE 125
Vitamin B6 10 mg 714
Folacin (Folic Acid) 400 µg 200
Vitamin B12 9 µg 360
Biotin 30 µg 60
Pantothenic Acid 30 mg 500
Magnesium 100 mg 27
Iron 6 mg 43
Zinc 15 mg 150
Copper 1000 µg 100
Manganese 0.5 mg 25
Selenium 100 µg 182
Chromium 50 µg 125
Iodine 225 µg 150
PABA 25 mg -
Soya Isoflavone Extract 20 mg -
*NRV = Nutrient Reference Values, µg = microgram
mg = milligram, IU = International Units,
Ingredients
Bulking Agents: Dibasic Calcium Phosphate & Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Oxide, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid [Carrier: Glyceryl Tristearate]), Anti-caking Agents: Stearic Acid, Silicon Dioxide & Magnesium Stearate, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Salt), Vitamin E (D Alpha Tocopheryl Acid Succinate) (from Soya), Zinc Sulphate, Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Tablet Coating (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Titanium Dioxide, Copper Chlorophyllin), Para Amino Benzoic Acid, Niacin (as Nicotinamide), Soya Isoflavone Extract (from Soya), Thiamin (Vitamin B1 as Mononitrate), Ferrous Fumarate, Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl), Crosslinked Cellulose Gum, Vitamin A (Acetate [Carriers: Gum Acacia, Sucrose, Starch, Tricalcium Phosphate, Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol]), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin [Carriers: Trisodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Maltodextrin]), Riboflavin, Copper Sulphate, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol [Carriers: Acacia, Sucrose, Corn Starch, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol]), Manganese Sulphate, Folic Acid (as Pteroylmonoglutamic Acid), Sodium Selenate, Potassium Iodide, Chromium Trichloride, Biotin. Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold.

Directions

ONE TABLET PER DAY WITH YOUR MAIN MEAL. Swallow with water or a cold drink. Not to be chewed. Do not exceed recommended intake. Only to be taken on a full stomach. This comprehensive formula replaces other Menopace® supplements and multivitamins. There is no need to take an additional multivitamin..

  • No artificial colours
  • No preservatives
  • No salt or yeast
  • No lactose
  • Gluten free
  • No gelatin
  • Menopace® is not tested on animals

Food Supplement

As with other food supplements, seek professional advice before using if you are under medical supervision or suffer from food allergies. Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold. Food supplements must not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. This product contains iron, which if taken in excess, may be harmful to very young children. Store below 25°C in a dry place, out of sight and reach of children.

Menopace® Original FAQ

Why has Menopace® been developed?

Menopace® has been developed by a team of experts including highly qualified pharmacists and medical consultants, and is based upon solid scientific research evidence, as a nutritional safeguard for women during and after the menopause. The menopause marks the end of the reproductive period when the ovaries stop producing oestrogen. At this time certain vitamins and minerals are particularly important. Each Menopace® tablet contains a comprehensive combination of nutrients, especially for this time including vitamin B6 which contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity. Vitamin D plus magnesium contribute to the maintenance of normal bones plus biotin, pantothenic acid & vitamin B12 with copper and iron which contribute to normal energy release. Altogether Menopace® provides 22 nutrients in a scientifically developed micronutrient formula. [Top]

When is Menopace® recommended?

Menopace® is a one-a-day supplement specially formulated for during and after the menopause, with vitamin B6, which contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity and can be continued after the menopause for as long as required. There is no maximum length of time over which Menopace® can be used. Menopace® is also recommended for those women who have an early menopause.

Menopace® is a food supplement which does not contain any hormones, and can be taken with or without Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Menopace® is suitable for use by women who have had partial or a full hysterectomy.
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Can Menopace® be used simultaneously with HRT and what about medications or conditions?

Generally, Menopace® may be used along-side medications such as HRT because it contains only moderate levels of vitamins and minerals, and it is free of any drugs or hormones. For specific advice on taking Menopace® with medicines, we recommend that you contact your doctor or pharmacist first. [Top]

How and when should Menopace® be used?

One tablet per day is recommended with or immediately after your main meal, swallow with water or a cold drink. Taking the tablet with a large meal maximises the absorption of the nutrients, and can reduce nausea, which is sometimes experienced if multivitamins are taken on an empty stomach. Menopace® should only be taken on a full stomach. Always ensure that Menopace® is taken with plenty of liquid to wash the tablet down. [Top]

Are there any undesired effects whilst taking Menopace®?

Menopace® has no known side effects when taken as directed. Do not exceed the recommended tablet intake. In case of overdose, seek medical advice immediately. [Top]

What are the active ingredients?

Menopace® contains the following active ingredients for during and after the menopause: Vitamin A 750 mcg RE; Vitamin D (200 IU) 5 mcg; Vitamin E 30 mg α-TE; Vitamin C 45 mg; Vitamin B1 10 mg; Vitamin B2 5 mg; Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 20 mg NE; Vitamin B6 10 mg; Folic Acid 400 mcg; Vitamin B12 9 mcg; Biotin 30 mcg; Pantothenic Acid 30 mg; P.A.B.A. 25 mg; Iron 6 mg; Magnesium 100 mg; Zinc 15 mg; Iodine 225 mcg; Manganese 0.5 mg; Copper 1000 mcg; Chromium 50 mcg; Selenium 100 mcg; and Soya Isoflavone extract 20mg providing the active constituents: Diadzein 1.1mg, Glycerine 0.77mg & Genistein 0.33mg. Menopace® is free from artificial colourings, gluten, preservatives and yeast. Menopace® has not been tested on animals. [Top]

How long does it take before experiencing any benefit in relation to health and general well being?

Results vary amongst individuals, but in most cases we would expect the beneficial effects of the vitamins and minerals in Menopace® to build over several weeks. A regular intake is recommended. [Top]

Is Menopace® recommended with any other Vitabiotics product(s)?

Calcium is a mineral, especially required during the menopause, which is needed for the maintenance of normal bones. Menopace® Original, Menopace® Plus and Menopace® Night have therefore been designed so that they can be used with Vitabiotics Osteocare® range. There is no need to take additional Osteocare® tablets if you use Menopace® with Calcium. [Top]

Difficulty swallowing tablets or capsules is fairly common - do you have any advice?

Difficulty in swallowing tablets is quite a common experience. Vitabiotics have researched this extensively, trying different methods, and hope that our tips will help you swallow tablets with ease.

The usual advice for those who have difficulty in swallowing tablets, is to break the tablets into 2-3 pieces, before swallowing with plenty of liquid. For capsules (which contain liquid), and in cases where people have more difficulty in swallowing tablets we recommend after chewing some food (e.g. banana), just before you swallow, pop the tablet into your mouth and swallow it together with the chewed food, followed by some liquid. The throat opens up wider automatically to swallow the chewed food and hence the tablet should go down with greater ease. Alternatively the tablets or capsules may be swallowed with thicker liquids such as yoghurts or smoothies. We hope these tips are of help.
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Some Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) levels are above 100%, is this safe?

Certain vitamins are very safe at levels tens or even hundreds of times the RDA, whereas for others the safety level is much closer to the RDA. For this reason every vitamin and mineral needs to be considered on an individual basis in terms of its upper safe level.

The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) is the amount of a vitamin or mineral which has been calculated to help prevent basic deficiency states in the general population. However, certain vitamins and minerals at optimal levels, above the RDA, have consistently been shown to have positive benefits in specific areas of health. This is why some Vitabiotics formulas have certain nutrient levels greater than 100% RDA.

All Vitabiotics products has been developed using the latest research and contain effective levels of vitamins and minerals, while avoiding any excessive amounts, in accordance with official upper safe limits for vitamins and minerals.

Vitabiotics avoids 'mega dose’ levels of isolated nutrients and instead we have always stressed the importance of safe, moderate and sensible levels of vitamins and minerals, carefully balanced to maximise their combined effect; an approach which has been supported by many experts and researchers over the years.
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Always read the product directions before use. Do not exceed the recommended intake. As with other food supplements seek professional advice before using if you suffer from food allergies, and consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, or if on medication. Vitamin supplements are not intended to treat or prevent any disease. Food supplements must not replace a balanced and varied diet, and a healthy lifestyle. Do not take if you are allergic to soya. This product contains iron, which if taken in excess, may be harmful to very young children.