Perhaps you’ve woken from eight hours of sleep, but you can’t quite seem to shake off a deep fatigue that leaves you unmotivated to do much but think about going back to bed. Or you’re getting ready for the day and wondering why the face in the mirror has such puffy, dry skin, or why your hair seems thin and brittle. Maybe you’ve stepped on a scale and are seeing weight gains or losses that you cannot account for. You might be feeling anxious and irritable, plagued by symptoms of depression that have arisen for seemingly no reason.
Do those scenarios sound familiar? These symptoms and more could be an indicator of hormonal imbalances. While we are not medical professionals and cannot diagnose you, we do encourage you to consult with your health care providers if you are experiencing symptoms. Hormones are produced by a number of endocrine glands such as the thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, and parathyroid; in women, the ovaries also produce the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. All hormones interact and work with each other to control and regulate the functioning of our cells and organs, metabolic processes, and reproductive functions. Changes in hormone levels can be severe and may cause symptoms throughout your body. Certain factors may lead to hormonal imbalance: medications and medical treatments, tumors, eating disorders, stress, and trauma can all affect the way your body is functioning. Some medical conditions such as diabetes and thyroid dysfunction can further exacerbate imbalances.
Due to the changes women’s bodies undergo during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, women are more prone to developing these imbalances than men. The most common disease in women from hormonal imbalance is polycystic ovary syndrome; you can reference the article “One in Ten with PCOS” in our journal to learn more about this condition. Dealing with the symptoms of hormonal imbalances is challenging; it can be especially difficult if you are trying or struggling to conceive. We see you, and we have formulated our fertility products with that in mind. Medical care professionals and nutritionists have identified certain vitamins and supplements that can naturally help balance your hormones. These include:
- B Vitamins (B complex)
- Omega3 fatty acids
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin C
You’ll see those nutritional components and more in our Promise Fertility plus DHA, Promise Fertility Support, and Promise DHA Omega-3 vitamins. Every ingredient in our fertility support products have been researched extensively in order to provide you with the highest quality fertility enhancing nutrients, that is our promise to you. Stay tuned for our next journal post to discover more about hormonal imbalances and what foods to eat to help fuel your fertility!
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