Written by the Smart Solutions Education Team
In an increasingly toxic world, the accumulating metabolicburden on the liver can alter hormonal function. The average woman uses 12 personal care products each day, with 168 unique chemical ingredients.1 As more than 50% of the metabolism and conjugation of estrogens takes place in the liver this is not a good sign for women’s health.2
The liver has an important job of breaking down and removing excess hormones and their metabolites from the body and this can be slowed by the accumulation of toxins, leading to poor metabolism of estrogen and other hormones3.The result is hormonal imbalances which negatively impacts the menstrual cycle.
What products can help?
Estrosmart maintains healthy estrogen-to-progesterone balance by supporting the production of desirable estrogen metabolism. Estrosmartsupports estrogen metabolism by promoting a higher 2-hydroxyestrone to 16-hydroestrone ratio and provides factors for BPA detoxification. This leads to a reduction in the severity of symptoms associated with recurrent breast pain.
Estrosmartalso contains ingredients like Calcium D-glucarate and Sulforaphane which support liver detoxification, as well as Diindolymethane (DIM) and Indole 3- carbinol (I3C) which support a healthy estrogen balance. Antioxidants such as Green Tea Extract, Curcumin and Rosemary Extract are also included in Estrosmart.
Cyclesmart contains all the above ingredients to assist in detoxification and to balance estrogen and progesterone, however, with the addition of Vitex and Zinc, it also specifically targets menstrual symptoms. Cyclesmart is for women struggling with PMS symptoms, and other menstrual irregularities.
How can you trust what’s in your supplements?
Look for the TRU-ID® logo, which certifies that the ingredients listed on the label are actually in the products! This guarantees the purest ingredients are in your product. Estrosmart and Cyclesmart are both TRU-ID® certified for ingredient authenticity, meaning their herbal ingredients are traced to their specific botanical origins.
- Environmental Working Group. 80 Years Later, Cosmetics Chemicals Still Unregulated. Accessed Feb 11, 2020. https://www.ewg.org/news-and-analysis/2018/06/80-years-later-cosmetics-chemicals-still-unregulated
- Relationship Between Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland - Scientific Figure on ResearchGate. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Anterior-Pituitary-Complex_fig3_320413589 [accessed 14 Aug, 2020]
- Cui J, Shen Y, and Li R (2013) Estrogen synthesis and signaling pathways during ageing: from periphery to brain. Trends Mol Med. March; 19(3): 197–209