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Trouble Understanding or Balancing Your Hormones?

Trouble Understanding or Balancing Your Hormones?
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Hormones are the chemical messengers in your body that carry messages between your cells and organs, and control most of your bodily functions, from basic needs like hunger to complex systems like reproduction. They are created in the endocrine glands, like your pancreas, thyroid, adrenals, and ovaries. These, and many more glands, work together in your body in order to create and manage the body’s major hormones. While they play different roles, hormones are important to protecting and managing your overall health and wellness.

You know many of the most commonly mentioned hormones. For women, estrogen is the main sex hormone. In men, testosterone is the main sex hormone. For stress, it is cortisol that assists the body in stress response. And melatonin is what alerts your body that it needs sleep. When your hormones are properly balanced, your body and health thrive. But when hormone levels are too high or too low, hormone imbalances can occur.

What are Hormone Imbalances?

Women may naturally experience periods of hormone imbalance due to puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, birth and menopause. Men may experience these periods due to puberty and aging.

Here are the common symptoms of hormonal imbalances:

Rebalancing Hormones

However, these imbalances may be able to be rebalanced naturally. Maintaining a healthy weight, eating a nutritious and balanced diet, exercising regularly, practicing good hygiene, and reducing stress are all natural ways you may be able to rebalance your hormones.

Flaxseeds are one of the world’s healthiest foods with natural protein, fiber, omega-3s and antioxidants. The phytoestrogens in flaxseeds have been shown to promote healthy hormones and proper hormonal balance for women of child-bearing ages, peri- and post-menopausal women, and also for men concerned with the impact of imbalanced dietary hormones and fats on their health.†

Maca Root is a nutritious root vegetable related to the turnip. It is found naturally in the Andes Mountains and has been used traditionally on its beneficial effects on sexual health in both men and women, energy levels, and endurance. Maca acts as an adrenal adaptogen, which means that it helps the body adapt to stress and contains compounds that support our glands, supporting our thyroid and ovaries.†

DIM, diindolylmethane, restores your hormone levels by altering the production of estrogen metabolites, increasing progesterone levels, and supporting adrenal function. When combined with Indole-3-Carbinol, they help to protect delicate tissues in the body from the side effects of harmful estrogens found in the environment and provide the ability to convert them into neutral metabolites, detoxifying the body and allowing for safe extraction.†

If you have questions about hormones or need some help with balancing your hormones nutritionally, please visit a retail location near you to speak with a certified nutritionist.

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