Looking for supplements to alleviate perimenopausal symptoms? You’re in the right place.
Whether you’re suffering with hot flushes, night sweats, low mood or any other uncomfortable symptom relating to perimenopause, we’ve listed 12 of the best supplements for a range of different symptoms to help you decide which to buy.
Perimenopause is the period in a woman’s life where her body makes the natural transition to the full menopause – where their periods completely stop.
One of our in-house experts Alexander Thompson explains further:
“Levels of oestrogen, the main female sex hormone fluctuate in this period but ultimately start to decline more and more, causing changes to the length of the menstrual cycle, as well as milder versions of the classic symptoms often experienced during the menopause (hot flushes, mood swings, anxiety, brain fog, dry skin, thinning hair, fatigue, reduced libido and vaginal dryness).”
Tackling perimenopause should be approached from two angles.
Firstly, you could try perimenopause supplements that provide deep-acting hormonal support for the longer-term symptoms.
And secondly, you could use products that provide targeted extra support for specific symptoms, such as hot flushes, fatigue, dry skin etc.
In order to provide the best perimenopause supplements, we asked our team of expert nutritionists to share their recommendations.
Valerie - 5/5 stars - Miracle tablets
"Highly recommended these, they have reduced my hot sweats down to one a day now"
Mrs simo – 5/5 stars - Peri meno mood swings!
“These tablets have changed my life! Stopped taking for 2 weeks and mood swings returned with a vengeance...back on them and calm is restored! Highly recommend”
Neen – 5/5 stars – Great
“This product is amazing, works really well for me. I was struggling with peri menopause symptoms and Red Clover has taken my symptoms away. I feel normal again.”
Kathryn_T – 5/5 stars – Fewer hot flushes!
“I've definitely been aware of improvement in menopause symptoms (flushes, night sweats) since taking this regularly, and I only take 2 or 3 during a day (max is 6). Certainly recommend giving it a try.”
Donna – 5/5 stars - 'Instant' Relief
“I have been putting up with hot flushes during the day and at night which have been getting progressively more frequent during the last year as these seemed to be my only symptoms and I didn't want to resort to HRT remedies. Finally had enough of it all and bought these on a recommendation and they were effective from day one. Would definitely recommend. Sign up for the monthly delivery for best prices.”
Annette W – 5/5 stars - Helps Ease Menopause Symptoms
“I am trying to take a more holistic approach to menopause, and these tablets seem to help ease some of my symptoms.”
Bilberry – 5/5 stars – Memory Recall
“I really do think that this supplement is helping with my memory recall. Thank you very much!”
Connie118 – 5/5 stars - Quality
“Excellent product, loyal user of this. Makes my mind work more efficiently.”
Looby2 – 5/5 stars - Yay!
“I think these have helped me be more 'level' in my mood. Hard to tell exactly, as also taking some other supplements, but generally feeling a lot better in my peri-menopausal self. Easy to swallow.”
grizzler1 – 5/5 stars – Recommended
“Chose to use these as a natural alternative. Very pleased. Not a cure all, but definitely makes a valuable impact. Wouldn't be without them.”
Joanne166 – 5/5 stars – Great energy boost!
“I regularly buy these Korean Ginseng Capsules because they are great value and provide a much needed energy boost. I wake early and have a commute by car which can be a tiring start to the day. Instead of caffeine I use these capsules to keep me alert! I find they work just great and highly recommend them.”
C Nicole – 5/5 stars - I have a better quality of life!
“It has really helped with my energy levels and brain function. I suffered with brain fog a lot but since taking these I haven’t! I am more focused, more active and more long lasting energy!”
Gedge41 – 5/5 stars – Feeling good
“I use these regularly, to supplement my diet. Since going through the menopause I find I require the extra support.”
NessLDN – 5/5 stars – Great for mood swings
“Well worth the money, I've noticed improvements in my skin, hair and mood swings.”
It is hard to pinpoint one best supplement for perimenopause, as symptoms can differ from person to person!
However, we have listed a range of different supplements suitable for supporting a whole variety of perimenopause symptoms, so it’s best to do your research based on your own experience and choose from that.
There are concerns that the hormonal effects of phytoestrogen based products may affect the management of other hormonal related conditions and interfere with hormonal-based medicines.
Furthermore, those with a personal/ family history of hormonal cancers should also use these products cautiously. Other products will have specific cautions and these can be varied.
Ultimately, it is important to check with a GP or pharmacist before using any product if any there are any other health conditions or if any medicines are being taken.
Fortunately, there are an array of different supplements and vitamins for alleviating and managing the symptoms of perimenopause.
We hope you’ve found our list of the best supplements for perimenopause useful for supporting you on your journey.
Last updated: 17 January 2023
Joined Holland & Barrett: Jan 2018
Bsc in Nutrition, Registered Associate Nutritionist and Certification in Pre and Post Natal Nutrition
Donia started her career as a freelance nutritionist, later she joined Nestle as their Market Nutritionist to help support their healthier product range, before joining the team at Holland & Barrett in January 2018.
Donia has over 6 years experience as a Nutritionist and also works with clients on a one to one basis to support their goals which include weight loss, prenatal and postnatal nutrition and children’s health.