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Hormone Support

Both males and females produce hormones that are essentially chemical messengers to the brain, necessary to carry out processes such as fertility, metabolism, and growth. They also provide our body with immediate energy when we’re in danger and can promote sleep and reproduction. When our hormones are in balance, our physical, mental, and emotional processes work together for optimal health and wellness. Sometimes they become imbalanced, however.

Stress and Hormones

Chronic stress can cause thyroid levels to fluctuate by causing the body to create either too much or too little thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). This hormone, produced in the thyroid gland regulates our body’s energy levels and metabolism and when out of balance can leave us feeling cold, constipated and exhausted.

Hormone Changes During Menopause

Statistically, the average age of menopause is 51, and 57% of women report experiencing at least one uncomfortable symptom during this period. In the period leading up to menopause, hormone levels of estrogen and progesterone fluctuate. About six months prior to reaching menopause, estrogen levels begin to drop. After the last menstrual cycle is complete, estrogen will continue to decrease through the years.

Effects from low estrogen include:

Loss of Bone - Post menopausal women are at higher risk for osteoporosis due to low estrogen.
Changes in Skin - Low estrogen causes loss of collagen, which is necessary for healthy skin.
Changes in Teeth and Gums - Connective tissue may be damaged due to low estrogen, which can lead to tooth loss and gum disease.

Additional reading:
Hormones and Hormonal Health, Your Health and Hormones, Hormone Testing