Before We Can Find Your Hormonal Cycle…
Calcium is an essential nutrient commonly found in dairy products including milk and cheese. It may be surprising to learn that over 98% of calcium in our body is stored and found in our bones. When other organ systems need calcium, it is released from the bones and distributed where it is needed. If too much calcium is removed from bones this creates bone loss, which can ultimately cause osteoporosis and other ailments.
Calcium has long been recognized as a treatment alternative for the PMS symptoms. Estrogen helps control and regulates calcium levels in the body. Extreme changes, especially low levels, of calcium can contribute to depression, anxiety, water retention, food cravings and pain. Taking Calcium with Vitamin D helps its absorption. Calcium will also improve bone strength, prevent fractures and promote bone health when taken with vitamin D. Calcium has a protective effect against osteoporosis. Other benefits of calcium is it may help lower blood pressure, help control cholesterol and blood fat levels and promote weight loss.
Chromium is a mineral also known as an essential trace element. Chromium is used to improve blood sugar in people in diabetes, depression, weight loss, increase muscle mass, decrease body fat, improve energy and prevent age-related mental decline. Chromium is thought to be helpful for those with Prediabetes, Diabetes, high cholesterol, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), improving athletic performance, obesity, Schizophrenia, Atypical Depression, Dementia, Bipolar disorder, low blood sugar, Heart disease, Turner’s Syndrome and high blood sugar related to steroid use.
Chromium is thought to be helpful in PMS, Peri-Menopause and Menopause in reducing mood symptoms and improved overall health satisfaction during these hormonal cycles.
Side effects are infrequent and include skin irritation, headaches, dizziness, nausea, mood changes, confusion and impaired coordination. High doses can also lead to blood disorders and liver or kidney damage.
There are certain medications that cannot be used with Chromium. Antacids, Steroids, H2 Blockers, Insulin, Beta-blockers, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are just some of the medications that cannot be used with Chromium. Consult your health care providers before taking Chromium.
Maca root is a starchy powder often referred to as “Peruvian ginseng” as their uses often overlap. Traditionally, Maca Root is found to increase stamina and sexual function and improve mood in women and men. It has also been used for energy, hormone balancing, healthy thyroid functions, sexual functioning, PMS and menopause. It’s thought to help alleviate symptoms related to stress, depression and frustration.
Side effects are infrequent but may include headache, stomach upset, sleep disruption, increased sweating and may affect liver function and blood pressure.
You cannot take Maca Root if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Maca Root should not be taken with anticoagulant medications. Consult your health care providers before taking Maca Root.
Magnesium is mineral needed by every organ in your body to function properly especially bone. Magnesium also converts food into useable energy. It is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body assisting in over 300 biochemical reactions. Magnesium is important in controlling blood pressure, blood sugar levels supporting a healthy immune system, and keeping your heart beating regularly.
Effective dietary supplement against insomnia, anxiety and pain.
Health benefits of magnesium that have been proposed but not scientifically proven include lowering the risk of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and osteoporosis.
Top 3 symptoms of menopause
- Sleep disturbances
- Weight gain
There are no harmful effects on taking excessive magnesium through your diet. Magnesium supplementation at pharmacological doses can cause adverse intestinal side effects such as diarrhea and abdominal cramping. Symptoms of persistent excess magnesium include changes in mental status, nausea, diarrhea, appetite loss, muscles weakness, difficulty breathing, low blood pressure and irregular heartbeat.
Passion Flower Extract
The Native Americans and Peruvians and Spaniards have been using the over 500 species of the passion flower for centuries. The Spanish explorers and Christians named this plant since it resembled a crucifix and its association to “the Passion” which was used to describe the end of Jesus Christ’s life.
Passion Flower Extract (PFE) is used to treat a number of hormonal-related symptoms experienced by women. Passion Flower Extract is thought to treat anxiety, insomnia, and digestive problems.
Passion Flower Extract has been proven clinically to treat women with Menopause, Peri-Menopausal and PMS symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, mood swings, anxiety, and fatigue.
It is not a phytoestrogen (doesn’t act like estrogen in the body) like soy or black cohosh, so can safely be used by women with breast cancer suffering from Menopause or Peri-Menopausal symptoms.
Side effects of Passion Flower Extract are infrequent and include dizziness, confusion and sleepiness.
You cannot take Passion Flower Extract if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Passion Flower should not be taken with sedative medications. Consult your health care providers before taking Passion Flower Extract.
Royal Jelly is made by honey bees. It’s a creamy white substance produced by these bees which is fed to queen bees and their offspring. With its high nutrient content including unique proteins, carbohydrates, fatty acids, B vitamins, polyphenols and minerals it has been used for centuries to help with a number of chronic medical conditions and physical aches and pains. Its thought to have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects on the body. More research is still needed to validate some of its benefits but traditional healers are convinced that it has a profound benefit to health and wellness.
Some suggested benefits include reducing heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels and blood pressure, support wound healing and skin repair with an antibacterial effect, improve blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity, improve memory, improve dry eyes, reduce side effects of cancer treatment, reduce symptoms of aging, improve skin quality, wrinkle reduction and improve hair growth. Royal Jelly is thought to support a healthy immune system. Medical research is lagging behind many of these claims.
Royal Jelly is thought to mimic estrogen and help symptoms associated with PMS, Peri-menopause and Menopause including hot flashes, night sweats, depression, anxiety, acne, poor memory.
Side effects of Royal Jelly are infrequent but include allergic asthma, anaphylaxis and contact dermatitis.
If you have allergies to bee stings or pollen you should not use Royal Jelly. Consult your health care providers before taking Royal Jelly.
Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine
Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin that is present in many foods. The body uses vitamin B6 for over 100 enzyme reactions that are used in metabolism. Specifically, vitamin B6 is necessary to the synthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine and myelin formation. During pregnancy and infancy vitamin B6 is used in brain development and to support immune function.
Vitamin B6, along with other B vitamins, are thought to help symptoms of PMS including anxiety, depression, irritability and moodiness. It acts like serotonin which is mood boosting. It’s also thought to act as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Other health benefits of Vitamin B6 and other B vitamins (B12 and folic acid) that have been proposed include lowering the risk of heart disease by lowering homocysteine levels. Low vitamin B6 levels have been associated with increased risk of certain cancers, such as colon and cognitive decline. Vitamin B6 may reduce symptoms associated with nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.
Mild vitamin B6 deficiency is common in the United States. Symptoms of vitamin B6 deficiency include anemia, itchy rashes, scaly skin on the lips, cracks at the corners of the mouth and a swollen tongue. Other symptoms of a very low vitamin B6 levels include depression, confusion and a weak immune system.
Relatively nontoxic, vitamin B6 is considered safe when consumed through diet. However persistent consumption of excessively high doses can cause severe sensory nerve damage leading people to lose control of their bodily movements. Nausea, light sensitivity, painful skin patches and heartburn are other symptoms associated with high doses of vitamin B6 intake.