2012-10-12 06:32:27 - Health professionals are finding that women with menopause symptoms such as insomnia, irritability, hot flashes, or leg cramps can benefit greatly from calcium.
The use of prescription sleeping drugs, such as Ambien, Lunesta and Sonata, has been steadily increasing. Global sales for all sleeping pills, called hypnotics, will top $5 billion in the next several years. Most sleeping pills, especially when taken over long periods of time, have considerable side effects, stay in the bloodstream, and give a hangover effect the next day and beyond. They can become addictive, impair memory, reduce performance on the job and at home, and contribute to machine and car accidents.
Adelle Davis is one of the earliest nutritionists to base her dietary recommendations on scientific research studies. Davis writes about the roles of calcium in her landmark book "Let's Eat Right to Keep Fit". She suggests a natural
sleep remedy for insomnia and says: "A calcium deficiency often shows itself by insomnia, another form of an inability to relax. The harm done by sleeping tablets, to say nothing of the thousands of dollars spent on them, could largely be avoided if the calcium intake were adequate.”
Regarding the many roles of calcium in women's health, Davis says: "The amount of calcium in a woman’s blood parallels the activity of the ovaries. The blood calcium falls to such an extent during the week prior to menstruation that PMS with nervous tension, irritability, and perhaps mental depression results. At the onset of menstruation, the blood calcium takes a further drop, often causing cramps of the muscular walls of the uterus.”
Davis continues: “During the menopause, the lack of the ovarian hormones (estrogen and progesterone) causes severe calcium deficiency symptoms to occur. At these times, high amounts of calcium should be obtained and every step be taken to insure its absorption into the blood. When these precautions are taken and the diet is adequate in other respects, the woman at menopause usually loses her irritability, hot flashes, night sweats, leg cramps, insomnia, and mental depression.”
One natural insomnia remedy gaining popularity with women of all ages is Sleep Minerals II from www.NutritionBreakthroughs.com
. Sleep Minerals II contains highly absorbable forms of the best known minerals for relaxation and sleep -- calcium and magnesium, combined with vitamin D. The ingredients are formulated in a softgel with healthy oils, making them more quickly assimilated than tablets or capsules, and providing a deeper, longer-lasting sleep.
Valerie H. in Santa Clarita, CA says: “I had such severe menopause insomnia, it took me hours to fall asleep. I also had crawling and tingling feelings in my legs at night. I got the Sleep Minerals II and after a few days of taking it, it started to work really well. I fall asleep now within 20 minutes and no more restless legs.”
Lyn K. of Los Angeles, CA. says: "Not only do I sleep much sounder with Sleep Minerals II, it seems to fill in a missing link in my health. I feel stabilized and I'm carried through my day with a stability from the sound rest. As to my menopause symptoms, my heart and eyes also feel healthier and stronger."
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