Any woman young or old will tell you the same thing (as will their loved one’s….) - hormone balance is key for quality of life.
We all want to breeze through our monthly menstrual cycle, and the unique stages of our reproductive lives. Sadly, fluctuations in hormones occur at every stage and it's all too common I see women in naturopathic practice feel as though they’re on a constant rollercoaster emotionally, mentally and physically, with symptoms including;
- Irregular cycles, painful cycles, heavy cycles
- Debilitating PMS – low mood, anxiety, depression, irritability
- Zero libido (less than zero)
- Hot flashes, night sweats (in both menopausal and non-menopausal age ranges)
- Insomnia – difficulty falling and staying asleep
- Infertility – difficulty falling pregnant and difficulty maintaining a full term pregnancy
- Cystic acne – around the jawline, chin and neck
- Weight gain, bloating
- Fatigue and exhaustion
- Diagnosis including PCOS, Endometriosis, Fibroids
Just because these symptoms are common, it doesn’t mean that they’re normal. No-one wants to move through life like this in the short, or the long term. It will come as no surprise that things like your nutritional status, your lifestyle, increasing your levels of activity and ensuring that your body can adapt to the stress it faces each and every day all play a crucial part in these symptoms and diagnosis of chronic hormonal challenges such as endometriosis and/or PCOS (+ more.....)
For women who want to balance their hormones naturally, improve energy and mood – hello Fem21.
A potent blend of alkalising greens, superfoods, herbal agents and antioxidants, packed into therapeutic doses work together to support your body and return it to balance, calm and equilibrium. Fem21 has a unique formulation that supports the optimal function of your entire hormonal/endocrine system including stress/adrenal glands, thyroid and ovaries/reproductive glands. Fem21 gets to the core of hormonal equilibrium and supports;
Period Pain, Hormonal Health, Peri-menopause, Hormonal Migraines & Optimising Fertility
The liver is a major organ in the body. You need it to do 1 of ‘numerous’ functions in the body, particularly as it works as a processing plant to metabolise, and process our hormones (in particular oestrogen), toxins and emotions (particularly anger). This ensures excess hormones are cleared from the body healthfully. Well known and heavily researched herbs such as Dandelion and Rosemary contained in Fem21 assist the body in clearing toxins by enhancing the function of a natural process known as ‘phase 2’ detoxification. Milk Thistle is a powerful protective and antioxidant herb for the liver and together with Kale, this formulation works tirelessly to decrease oxidative stress in the liver.
Adrenal Fatigue & Thyroid HealthThe adrenal glands and our thyroid gland are 2 critical ‘anchors’ of the endocrine/hormonal system. If these glands aren’t working properly, it will flow through to the rest of our body; increasing some or all of the symptoms listed above and contributing to low grade chronic inflammation in the body.
Herbs such as Bladderwrack and Withania contained in Fem21 help to lift the function of the adrenal and thyroid glands; and can dramatically improve energy levels and the way our body can adapt and come in and out of stress easily. Licorice is an adrenal tonic and can improve the tone and function of the adrenal glands and with it’s aldosterone like activity, it can be of benefit for women with PCOS.
A robust digestive system is needed to absorb the nutrients we take in, and eliminate the toxins we need ‘out’ of the body. If your digestive system isn’t functioning well, it doesn’t matter how good the food is you’re eating, it won’t get to where it’s needed without good working guts. Learn more about how to improve your digestive health and wellbeing with simple steps using probiotic rich foods and supplements HERE;
Overworked and sluggish bowels are really common in modern lifestyles. Fem21 contains prebiotics Slippery Elm. Prebiotics provide a good quality food source for our good bacteria/probiotics. These bacteria work to re-inoculate the bowel, reduce inflammation and support gut healing and preventing the recycling of hormones*.
*Beneficial gut bacteria can reduce the production of the enzyme beta-glucuronidase. The more of this enzyme you have the more oestrogen continues to recirculate in the body, which can be extremely disruptive to health including hormonal health.
Do you really need any more reasons to start taking Fem21? I didn’t think so.
Regain control over your period, your peri-menopause and your life; whatever stage it is at.
Please note: Fem21 is not recommended during pregnancy, breastfeeding or while using medications including contraceptives (unless under professional guidance).