Menopause brings many uncomfortable symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, and brain fog. One common complaint is fatigue, especially during the early stages of menopause while your body adjusts to the new hormone balance. Another reason women have low energy levels is because the night sweats and insomnia keep them up late at night.
If you are experiencing fatigue as a result of menopause, you don’t need to suffer through it or take pharmaceuticals that are unsafe or addictive.
Here are 8 ways you can boost your energy naturally:
Taking this adaptogenic Ayurvedic herb can reduce stress hormone levels, fight adrenal fatigue, lower anxiety and improve sleep.
CBD oil can increase focus, promote wakefulness, and reduce stress, making a great choice to naturally boost your energy in the morning. Just make sure you choose a CBD product that is formulated for daytime, and not nighttime or else it might make you sleepy!
3. Maca Root
This superfood native to Peru can boost mood, enhance workout performance, increase memory, and fight chronic fatigue. Ladykind's Rise Up Tincture contains CBD, maca root, and other herbs that balance women's hormones and boost energy.
Taking this Brazilian plant that contains caffeine may improve memory and athletic performance.
Blueberries are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that boost energy. A study of over 17,000 menopausal women found eating more fruit and vegetable decreased hot flashes by 19% and improved other menopause symptoms.
6. Vitamin B5
If you’re not taking a multivitamin or supplement containing Vitamin B5, you could be missing out. Also known as pantothenic acid, this crucial B vitamin is required for making new red blood cells and converting food into energy.
Taking this tropical herb can boost mood and improve physical stamina, helping you power through a workout or your work day.
8. Green Tea
Whether you’re drinking a cup of green tea or taking a supplement that contains it, green tea contains caffeine for energy as well as antioxidants that protect the brain and improve focus.
You Can Fight Menopause Fatigue Naturally
Many of my clients love using Ladykind Rise Up Tincture, as it has 6 of the 8 energy boosters all in one simple dropper! Make sure you talk to your doctor before taking any herbs or supplements to make sure they are safe to take with any other medications you may be on.
Taking control of your fatigue is easy if you incorporate simple life changes including trying some of these herbs and foods. Adopting a healthy lifestyle, eating right, exercising, getting enough sleep, and relaxing, will help you have more energy to enjoy your life to the fullest and will also help reduce those pesky hot flashes.
Questions About CBD & Menopause?
Still confused about CBD and whether it's right for you? Every Wednesday at 1:00-1:30pm PST I host a room on the Clubhouse app called Women's Health and CBD where you can discretely ask your questions about CBD, menopause, and other women's health issues and get them answered by a cannabis clinician. It's audio only, and it's not recorded. Just pop in and ask your questions, there are no stupid questions ever. Join the Women's Health & CBD club now to be reminded in the app every week when we're live.
Michele Ross, PhD