Get your menopause symptoms in check with these tablets

THE menopause can be disruptive, with 63 per cent of women finding their symptoms caused negative effects on their working life. 

Today we look at the latest products to try, and our Beauty Editor puts lip moisturisers to the test.

HEALTH

with Jane Atkinson

CALMING

  • MenoPrime tablets by Solgar, £15.99 for a month’s supply – buy now

The new MenoPrime tablets from Solgar are a combination of two botanical extracts that claim to promote a positive mood.

Clinical studies report saffron has a calming, relaxing effect and may alleviate irritability, while Siberian rhubarb helps manage naturally caused discomforts such as hot flushes, night sweats and mood changes.

HOT FLUSHES

  • Menoforce by A. Vogel, £14.25 for a month’s supply – buy now

Menoforce from A. Vogel are herbal sage tablets. Each one contains 51mg of dried tincture from fresh sage, which has been shown to reduce severe hot flushes by 79 per cent after eight weeks.

It does this by rebalancing the sweat-regulating mechanism in the brain. An essential supplement for many women. 

ALL ROUNDER

  • Menofriend by Dr Vegan, buy once for £18.99, save 15 per cent when you subscribe – buy now

Dr Vegan’s Menofriend contains 19 botanicals, vitamins and minerals – including wild yam, sage leaf and dong quai – designed to naturally help regulate hormone activity.

First order comes with a lovely refillable Dr Vegan pill tin. Downside is you are chucking everything at the problem – I think it’s best to work out what you need and what you DON’T need.

Comes with 30-day money-back guarantee.

BEAUTY

with Gabriella Stein

BUDGET

  • Dr PAWPAW Original Clear Balm, 25ml, £6.95 – buy now

This is an award-winning 100 per cent balm, enriched with pawpaw (papaya), which provides long-lasting, nourishing results, plus aloe vera to soothe sore and sensitive skin and olive oil to deeply moisturise.

A very rich, thick balm, it is perfect for parched lips. Plus, this is a multi-tasker that you can use on cuticles, knees, dry elbows or even as an evening hand treatment.

For the price, you can’t go wrong.

MID-RANGE

  • Goldfaden MD’s new Lip Therapy lip treatment, 15ml, £32 – buy now

A mix of hyaluronic acid, fruit berry wax, peptides, vitamin E, borage oil and sea buckthorn oil. It is designed to hydrate and give a smoother, fuller look as well as reduce fine lines.

It felt slightly tingly when I applied it directly from the tube but also very nourishing, without being too oily or glossy.

It gives the impression of a posh, deep-nourishing treatment – and it did plump my lips.

LUXURY

  • Arbonne LipOil hydrating lip serum, lychee, 3.1ml, £26 – buy now

Formed from a blend of coconut oil, Moroccan oil, jojoba seed oil, moringa oil and raspberry seed oil. Says it hydrates to promote a smoother lip appearance while helping to minimise the look of lip wrinkles.

Wear alone or on top of lipstick for extra shine and moisture. Comes in a clear tube with a wand to apply. It is ultra-sheer and gives an amazing gloss to the lips.

Great to put on top of lipstick to give shine and moisture. Not as nourishing as some of the others though.

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