Supplements worth trying for hot flushes
There are as many supplements on offer as shades of Hot Flush red, pink and crimson. It’s easy to be tempted by a little bottle of pills promising the end of your hot flush hell. Be advised that these contain phytoestrogens or have oestrogen like properties and shouldn’t be taken if you have hormone positive breast cancer.
Evening Primrose Oil
These supplements are not phytoestrogenic and are linked with reducing hot flushes:
Pine Bark Supplement
Vitamin C and E
There are specific menopause supplements such as A.Vogel’s Menopace. Independent herbalists like G Baldwin have a huge online range. Look for products carrying the Traditional Herbal Registration (THR) symbol or product license number which means a product is made to good quality standards with appropriate labelling and a product information leaflet.