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many as 75% of menopausal women. This study was undertaken to assess the effect of vitamin E on hot flashes. After 1 week baseline period, the enrolled patients (n = 51) received placebo (identical in appearance to vitamin E softgel) daily for 4 weeks, followed by 1 week wash out and 400 IU vitamin E (softgel cap) daily for the next 4 weeks.
Conclusion: Based on our trial, vitamin E is recommended for the treatment of hot flashe.
E of estrogens in the treatment of the symptoms of the menopausal syndrome is firmly established; however, as is well known, there are several contraindications to their use. Testosterone compounds (1, 2) and a synthetic vitamin E preparation (3) have been employed.
It is the purpose of this paper to report our observation.
Antioxidants can help protect the body from various changes and diseases that become more likely as a person ages, such as heart disease and cancer. Scientists also say there may be a link between low levels of antioxidants and anxiety and depression, which many people experience as they transition through menopause.
Boosting overall health may make it easier to manage the changes that occur around menopause.
How To Get More Vitamin E
The best dietary sources are seeds, nuts, vegetable oils and avocado. Light and air destroy vitamin E so if you plan to get your vitamin E from vegetable oils such as sunflower oil, be sure to buy it in a dark coloured glass bottle.
To obtain that amount in one day you would need to eat, for example, one tablespoon (uncooked) sunflower oil, 23 almonds and 2 tablespoons peanut butter or an avocado.