Are you one of the millions of women suffering through menopause or peri-menopause?
Do you experience hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, mood swings or fatigue?
These could be symptoms of a hormonal imbalance.
After reviewing my latest blood panel, she and my naturopath separately concurred that I was indeed having a hormone imbalance.
My estrogen levels appeared higher than normal.
There are many different products on the market such as creams, essential oils, medications and supplements, that may or may not provide some relief.
My nutritional therapist recommended Maca Powder.
What’s Maca Powder?
Maca is a superfood and a root from the cruciferous family.
Cruciferous vegetables contain cancer-fighting compounds, reduce inflammation, regulate blood sugar, promote weight loss, and promote estrogen balance.
If you are going through menopause or peri-menopause, “Maca may be the ultimate natural HRT. Unlike some herbs and phytoestrogens such as soy, Maca does not try to mimic estrogen in your body. Yet it can actually increase the body’s production of estrogen if your levels are too low” according to HormonesBalance.com.
“Maca in peri-menopausal and menopausal women has been linked to an increase in hormones, including progesterone and luteinizing hormone (which stimulates ovary function). The Maca also stimulated estradiol and suppressed the production of chemicals like the stress hormone, cortisol“.
In addition to balancing hormones, Maca has other healing and health secrets such as:
- Energy Enhancement
- Adrenal Nourishment
- PMS Relief
- Libido Stimulation
- Reduced Cravings
- Liver Enzyme Support
- Bone Benefits
You can get Maca in supplement form or in a Powder form, which can be added to a smoothie or into your morning cereal.
Be sure to only purchase Maca Powder produced in Peru and where it comes from is listed on the label.
In China, laboratories are producing a synthetic form of Maca and trying to pass it off as authentic Maca root.
It’s important to avoid anything synthetic in food.
“China grows and exports a relatively large number of superfoods including rice protein, grass powders, hemp seeds, goji berries and more, so it’s not surprising that they have chosen to cultivate Maca as well. The unfortunate reality is that these foods carry a high risk of contamination” according to the Maca Team.
I just started using the powder in my oatmeal, and feel like I have more energy.
I will know more when I have another blood panel run.
What About Supplements?
My Naturopath and Nutritional Therapist both recommended supplements and here’s a sample of what I take daily.
Vitamin D3 – It can lessen the symptoms of chronic conditions such as diabetes and arthritis, and actually prevent infectious diseases.
Vitamin D can help with weight control, memory and mood.”
Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc – Calcium promotes healthy bones and teeth, works with calcium to help maintain strong, healthy bones and supports the immune system.
Magnesium also plays a role in muscle and nerve function, blood sugar and blood pressure regulation and energy metabolism, zinc boosts your body’s immune system and helps wound healing
Chelated Magnesium – May help nervous tension, mild anxiety, stress, muscle tension, weakness, spasms, cramps, and restless legs.
Chromium Picolinate – Chromium may help to reduce the amount of sugar circulating in your blood.
Supports healthy blood sugar levels.
Jarro Dophilus – Protects the probiotic bacteria from stomach acid, promote healthy intestinal microflora, which in turn helps to support intestinal health and immune function
Omega 3 – Omega-3’s have anti-inflammatory benefits
B Complex – Shown to improve overall energy and help stress-related fatigue
Chelated Iron – Supports iron deficiencies
Biogenesis – Biofem HRT 60 caps – Designed for hormonal support
Flax Seed Oil – May reduce inflammation and help prevent certain chronic diseases, such as heart disease and arthritis
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