Gwyneth Paltrow says she has started the early stages of menopause at 46, with mood swings so bad she finds herself ‘suddenly furious for no reason’.
The Oscar-winning actress said she had begun to notice big changes to her body and mind since entering perimenopause.
She made the comments in an online video for her lifestyle company Goop – which is selling a range of supplements said to help menopausal women.
The mother-of-two, who recently married television producer Brad Falchuk having divorced Coldplay’s Chris Martin in 2016, revealed that she was already feeling changes in her body, including sweating and hormonal changes.
Gwyneth Paltrow revealed she has started the menopause at 46 years old and plugs her new goop product ‘Madame Ovary’ in an online video
‘When you get into perimenopause you notice a lot of changes,’ she said. ‘I can feel hormonal shifts happening, the moods, you’re all of a sudden furious for no reason.’
She said society needs to change how it views the process, adding: ‘Menopause gets a really bad rap and needs a bit of rebranding.
‘I remember when my mother went through menopause and it was such a big deal and I think there was grief around it for her and all these emotions.
‘I don’t think we have in society a great example of an aspirational menopausal woman.’
Perimenopause, also known as menopause transition, begins several years before menopause. During that time, the ovaries gradually make less oestrogen until it stops releasing eggs entirely.
The Oscar-winning actress said she had begun to notice big changes to her body and mind since entering perimenopause
Gwyneth Paltrow shared an Instagram picture with her son 12-year-old Moses (left) and daughter, 14, Apple (right)
Miss Paltrow said that while she was not yet in menopause, she was experiencing a ‘perceptible shift in hormones’, alongside increased sweating and mood swings.
Goop’s menopause supplements, called Madame Ovary, cost £70 for a one-month supply.
Miss Paltrow claims the combination of herbs, vitamins and plant compounds can help ‘ease the most common complaints of menopausal transition’.
In California earlier this year, Goop was forced to pay out £113,000 after doctors branded some of its controversial products ‘ridiculous and dangerous’.