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The Importance of Omega-3s During Menopause

The Importance of Omega-3s During Menopause

When we dreamt up Whole Love menopause multivitamins we had a few (ok, maybe more than a few) non-negotiables, namely: keep ‘em clean, give women 50+ more of what they need, and—super important—include a bottle of Omega-3s with every order. They’re called XOmegas and they are super essential before, during, and after menopause. Here’s why: 

Omegas + Your Hormones

Think of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and specifically EPA (hint: most multis only contain DHA), as the ultimate hormone regulator. As we approach menopause, our estrogen levels naturally decrease. Consuming enough Omega-3s delivers nutrients to your brain and balances hormone levels, which in turn can help prevent common, normal symptoms of menopause like depression, mood swings, and even hot flashes. 

Omegas + Sexual Wellness

Another common, normal symptom of menopause? Vaginal dryness, a side-effect that can really ruin the *mood*, if you know what we mean. Omega-3s contain ample fatty acids that can help provide lubrication to those experiencing vaginal dryness. Major sigh of relief. 

Omegas + Bone Health

Lower estrogen during menopause means a lower rate of calcium absorption, which in turn can compromise bone health and cause painful ailments like arthritis. Add on factors like the food we eat, our environment, and daily stressors are all, and we’ve got extra inflammation in the body that can lead to chronic fatigue and disease. Omega-3s work to reduce inflammation and increase bone mineral density, making it the perfect thing to take during menopause in order to amp up bone health. 

From hormone health to disease prevention, the benefits of Omega-3s speak for themselves. It’s recommended that women eat at least one omega-rich food every day, including things like fatty fish, oysters, flax seeds, and walnuts—OR you can take a fish oil supplement as a part of your wellness routine (psst that’s why we include our XOmegas for free with each multivitamin purchase!).  

If you do decide to incorporate Omega-3s into your routine, here are some pro tips to consider:

Pro Tip #1: Fish oil should never smell fishy. If you find that your fish oil has a strong odor or you are experiencing funky burps, it’s time to throw it away. High-quality fish oil does not and should not smell awful. 

Pro Tip #2:  If you do have a high-quality fish oil like XOmegas and you’re still weirded out by any possible smell, store the capsules in your fridge or freezer. This is a game-changer for sensitive taste buds. 

Pro Tip #3: If your digestion is less than optimal, always choose an enteric-coated Omega-3 like XOmegas. This special capsule design breaks down further in your digestive system, so no fish burps. We promise!

So, you now have the 4-1-1 on Omega-3s. Get your bottle of XOmegas for free today with a new Whole Love complete multivitamin subscription included in every order, every time. 

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