1. VITAMIN E
Vitamin E can help with hot flashes. Start with 400 IU a day. Do not take vitamin E supplements if you have heart disease or diabetes.
2. SOY ISOFLAVONES
Soy isoflavones can help relieve hot flashes. Try 40-50 mg a day either in pill form or soy products for about 12-16 weeks. As a reference: 100 grams of tofu has 25 mg of isoflavones.
3. RED CLOVER ISOFLAVONES
Red clover isoflavones help with night sweats. Start with 80 mg a day for about 12-16 weeks. Red clover isoflavones may interact with other medications, inform your doctor if you are also taking tamoxifen, birth control, or MHT medication.
4. SIBERIAN GINSENG
Siberian ginseng can help with night sweats. Start with 400 mg a day. Do not take with blood-thinning medication like aspirin.
5. BLACK COHOSH
Black cohosh can help with hot flashes if taken in combination with vitamin E or isoflavones. Start with 20-40 mg a day for no more than 6 months. Black cohosh can interact with liver and heart medications, please inform your doctor if you plan on taking this supplement.