Written by Janette Mason, CNP
Are you between the ages of 39 and 50? Well sister, we have something important to share with you! Now is the time you want to be supporting your body through life’s next transition. We are talking about menopause. Yes, you may feel like you are too young to be thinking about this or perhaps you are in perimenopause, and you are already experiencing ALL the symptoms…either way, we have some suggestions to help make this life transition a time for celebration instead of frustration.
Did you know that one difference between difference between a woman going through menopause with ALL the symptoms VS a woman sailing through symptom free comes down to her adrenal health?1It’s not a new notion that stress has a part to play in many hormonal symptoms that show up in life, and when it comes to menopause we really want to be able to pull out all the stops for supporting our resilience to stress. Top of the list is looking after your adrenals!
Your adrenal glands play an important role in hormone regulation. When you begin to transition through menopause, it is the adrenals that help to pick up the slack with hormone balance, as your ovaries will decrease their sex hormone production.1 There are a few keyways of supporting your adrenal health, these include lifestyle measures and key foods and supplements. Some ideas are:
- Adopt some stress relieving practices. We know not everyone is down to sit and meditate every day and that’s ok! Stress relieving practices can be anything that take your mind away from the daily stress of life and bring in some joy. Something like playing basketball with your kids, taking a walk in the forest, or swimming in the lake. If you are finding joy in the practice, it is a win in our books!
- Ensure you are eating enough protein throughout the day. Eating protein provides your body with amino acids that are used to produce specific hormones, like estrogen, insulin, and thyroid hormone (to name a few). Protein is also an important food to help keep your blood sugar and energy levels steady throughout the day – an important part of adrenal health.2
If you are already in perimenopause or menopause and are experiencing negative symptoms, we hear you. As much as we would love everyone to be able to go through menopause symptom-free, we are realistic and realize that it is not always the case. This is why for nearly 10 years, Menosmart+ has been a go-to solution for women. We have heard time and again, that this formula has been a favorite among women in perimenopause and menopause alike.
What sets Menosmart+ apart from other hormone supplements is that Menosmart+ was formulated to work with the body to diminish symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats effectively. Menosmart+ contains research-backed herbs:
Black Cohosh:helpful for vasomotor symptoms (i.e., hot flashes) over 8 weeks of intake3
Sage Leaf:research shows intensity and frequency of hot flashes dropped significantly in 8 weeks of use vs nonusers4
Chastetree Berry (Vitex agnus-castus):used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve symptoms associated with menopause, such as hot flushes6,7
Combining lifestyle support like meditation, eating with keeping enough protein in mind, and adding Menosmart+ is a fantastic way to boost your health plan. We aim to support women, of all ages through education and products that really work. Put your health first and try some of these suggestions today.
- Lasley, B. L., Crawford, S. L., & McConnell, D. S. (2013). Ovarian adrenal interactions during the menopausal transition. Minerva ginecologica, 65(6), 641–651.
- Joseph, J. J., & Golden, S. H. (2017). Cortisol dysregulation: the bidirectional link between stress, depression, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1391(1), 20–34. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.13217
- Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, S., Shahnazi, M., Nahaee, J., & Bayatipayan, S. (2013). Efficacy of black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) in treating early symptoms of menopause: a randomized clinical trial. Chinese medicine, 8(1), 20. https://doi.org/10.1186/1749-8546-8-20
- Bommer S, Klein P, Suter A. First time proof of sage's tolerability and efficacy in menopausal women with hot flushes. Adv Ther. 2011;28(6):490–500. doi:10.1007/s12325-011-0027-z
- Bensky D, Clavey, Stöger E, Gamble A. (2004) Chinese Herbal Medicine: MateriaMedica. 3rd edition. Seattle (WA): Eastland Press, Incorporated;
- Hoffmann D. (2003). Medical Herbalism: The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine. Rochester (VT): Healing Arts Press.
- WHO (2009): World Health Organization. WHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants, Volume 4. Geneva (CH): World Health Organization.