Ann Womens Health | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access
Neil E Wolkodoff1*, Gerald M Haase2 and Joy Curry3
1Medical Program Director, Colorado Center for Health & Sport Science, USA 2Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Medical School, USA 3Colorado Christian University, USA
*Correspondance to: Neil E WolkodoffFulltext PDF
Menopause is natural phenomenon in women that typically occurs in the early 50s. It is associated with additional health issues for women that affect general wellbeing, fitness and quality of life, as well as complicating the aging process. Many menopausal women exercise yet note that results both in the physical as well as psychological dimension lag behind results that were typical or expected before menopause. The current study looked at the impact of a nutritional supplement based upon Bergamot combined with already exercising women, and its’ effect on both physiological and psychological variables. In review, the supplement produced significantly better results in both areas compared to a placebo group in exercise-matched women. This presents a previously untested addition to exercise effectiveness for this group and appears to hold promise for clinicians in the use of polyphenols, and specifically Bergamot with this population. In addition, it supports the use of the specific psychological instrument, the Utian Quality of Life scale, as a measurement tool the clinician can use with menopausal women to measure the changes from various interventions.
Menopause; Phytonutrient; Bergamot; Exercise; Strength, VO2 Max; UQOL
Wolkodoff NE, Haase GM, Curry J. The Effects of a Unique Bergamot Supplement on Fitness Factors and Mood in Menopausal Women: An Initial Investigation. Ann Womens Health. 2020; 4(1): 1018..