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Hormone Balance can seem daunting if you haven't had some guidance to help you understand how the pieces all work together. I have found that for Midlife Women - the best place to start to balance hormones is to restore ...Continue reading
Well the answer to that can get complicated! And there is still a lot of research going on in this topic because the actual cause of hot flashes is still NOT completely understood ...Continue reading
We all knew our children would grow up... but we never expected many of the other challenges of midlife!
The cost of living continues to increase despite working harder; our parents are aging and need more help, our home seems increasingly more disorganized, and our free time feels like it has dwindled to almost nothing. Everything seems just a bit harder than it once seemed. And we question "How Did I Once Do it All?"
The truth is - it IS harder. The Hormones we once had that were running our brains and bodies smoothly and efficiently, exist now at only trace amounts ...Continue reading
Progesterone is our First Sex Hormone to Decline! And it starts declining years before you're ready! Did you know that Progesterone starts to literally plummet when we hit about 35 years old! .And if that's not enough ...Continue reading
Do You Think You Might be Losing Too Much Hair?
1. High conversion of Testosterone to DHT (Dihydrotestosterone). DHT is the cause of male and female pattern imbalance. DHT is like testosterone but even stronger. When your DHT increases, it may be because your DHEA dose is too high, or your testosterone is too high. DHT concentrates on the scalp and causes the hair follicles to open up allowing the hair to fall out.Continue reading
Our Sex Hormones, Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone, all play a part in maintaining our body weight and youthful figure.
Sex Hormones play a part in our metabolism, appetite, blood sugar control, muscle mass, and even sleep, which in turn effects our weight and body mass index.
Estrogen effects how well our bodies utilize sugars and starches. As your Estrogen declines, your body is less efficient at metabolizing sugars and starches and therefore a lower carbohydrate diet is more successful as you get older. This is also the cause of the MIDsection weight gain.
Estrogen and Progesterone together play a roll in your insulin levels.
Premenopause phase (up to 10 years before menopause), brings about Estrogen dominance, which then causes an increase release of insulin. Elevated insulin levels result in our muscles becoming resistant to insulin, which in turn can bring about pre-diabetes, and difficulty controlling sugar cravings.
Estrogen dominance also causes our thyroid hormone to be less efficient. This means that your thyroid hormones may measure completely normal in blood work, but the function of it's ability to burn calories is reduced.
Progesterone also plays a part in weight gain by itself too. One of the ways is by it's effect on our ability to reach deep levels of sleep. Without adequate sleep, cortisol rises, which in turn causes weight gain.
And how about Testosterone? Testosterone decline causes a loss of muscle mass. This effects our energy levels because our energy level is based on how much ATP our Mitochondria make. The more muscle you have, the more ATP you make, and the more calories you burn.
All of these changes during midlife, result in increased fat storage, Increased difficulty losing weight and keeping the weight off.
Young Hormones line of skin creams and vaginal suppositories are formulated to include the finest bioidentical hormones available. These added hormones - Progesterone, Estradiol, Estriol and DHEA - are USP Grade* supplements. They are made bioidentical to human hormones from non-GMO, organic sources, then blended into a botanical cream or suppository which are also made from all-natural ingredients.
For our pump products, the result is an elegant, non-sticky, non-oily cream product in a stylish airless pump bottle that can deliver just the right amount of topically-applied cream each and every time.
Our suppositories are also completely amazing, with bioidentical hormones in organic triglycerides of saturated fatty acids and nothing else! No unwanted ingredients in our products!
Research has shown topical application is the safest and best way to supplement your Progesterone and Estrogen hormones! It's the best method for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) before, during, and after menopause.
For our cream-based Young Hormones, we provide a generous quantity of each in a beautiful bottle with a metered pump to deliver just the right amount each time. Each bottle contains 50 grams of product, which will typically last 2 to 4 months! Also, remember that topically-applied hormones only need to be about 1/4 the strength of ingested (swallowed) hormones for the same benefit because our products applied to the skin pass directly into the bloodstream without going through the destructive digestive tract.
For all you ladies who are past menopause and are using HORMONE SUPPORT to keep you SWEET, SAVVY, AND SEXY, this may be the most Valuable Tip you receive throughout your whole day today from anyone!
Hormone Support is a perfectly balanced blend of Estriol and Progesterone. It will get you out of that "danger zone" we don't want to be in - called Estrogen Dominance. But there is a bit more you ought to know!
Background Foundation: for beginners
Hormone Support is a mix of Estriol (E3) and Progesterone only and does not have any Estradiol in it at all. Estriol is that form of Estrogen that is our most protective Estrogen - the one that increases during Pregnancy. The one that has been shown to decrease our risk of breast cancer!
Estriol offers the same benefits of Estradiol (E2), but is weaker than Estradiol. Don't get me wrong though! It is STILL very helpful for all the same things that Estradiol helps with.
Hormone Support with Estriol and Progesterone still help decrease the symptoms of menopause - and yes, even Hot Flashes, Mood Swings, Digestive Slowing, Sleep problems and so forth! And even in it's weaker form, Estriol, still helps our brain (improves memory and mood), bone (decreases bone loss), heart (decreases heart disease), and many other systems in your body.
Estriol has NO metabolites! It does not convert to Estradiol (E2) or Estrone (E1). And this is very good news for us! Estrone (E1) is the Estrogen you make after menopause and it comes from Fat Cells primarily. So if you are overweight - trust me... you are making more Estrone than a woman who is thin! And this is NOT good news for you. Estrone can convert to both Estradiol and to other metabolites, one being associated with increased risk of breast cancer.
Advancing the Foundation: for you Discovery minded Women
1. If you are thin, you likely started off with low levels of Estradiol AND low levels of Progesterone. You will also likely have a low Progesterone to Estradiol ratio. After 3 months of using Hormone Support cream, your testing will then likely show Estradiol levels still low, (there is no Estradiol in Hormone Support), and nice Healthy Youthful levels of BOTH Progesterone and Estriol. Since your Estradiol (E2) is still low and your Progesterone is now at a healthy level (what you want with Hormone Support) a Progesterone to EstraDIOL (E2) level either now be normal OR will not be able to be determined due to the fact that your Estradiol level is too low to measure. BUT a Beautifully balanced Progesterone to EstRIOL (E3) will be present.
2. BUT... if you are OVERWEIGHT, you probably started off with higher levels of Estradiol (from Estrone conversion), with a very low Progesterone to Estradiol ratio. You are actually the ladies at most significant danger for the effects of Estrogen Dominance.
Fortunately once starting Hormone Support, you will start protecting yourself, and you will see it in your follow up labs. With 3 months use of Hormone Support your follow up labs will THEN find your Estradiol levels possibly STILL high but now are at least Balanced with a nice Progesterone to Estradiol ratio and you are no longer in Estrogen Dominance. Of course your Estriol level will also be at Healthy Youthful Levels.
If this is You though, you still have work to do! You don't want elevated Estradiol (E2) levels. High E2 can cause the same symptoms of low E2! And even if you don't have symptoms... like hot flashes and night sweats... don't forget... Estradiol can potentially convert to metabolites that increase your risk of breast cancer.
The Valuable Tidbit: for You Master Brainiacs
IF YOU ARE OVERWEIGHT OR YOUR INITIAL LABS SHOW ELEVATED ESTRADIOL (E2), the most important Additional thing you should do for yourself to help balance your Estrogens is to take a quality DIM and I3C supplement.
DIM is Di-Indolemethane and I3C is Indole-3-carbinol.
These supplements literally clear Estradiol (E2) out of your system through the GI tract . They are a vital part of the care you are discovering is so important to give yourself.
DIM and I3C are concentrated in Cruciferous Vegetables and EVERY woman should eat a lot of cruciferous vegetables.
But women who actually see high levels of Estradiol on labs need EXTRA help and really should take a supplement containing these compounds.