What hormones am I trying to balance, anyway?
How optimal levels of estrogen and progesterone restore your vitality
Whenever you confess to someone – your care provider, your sister, your friend – about random health ails, like poor sleep, mood weirdness, or weight that won’t come off, do they ever respond: “oh, it’s probably your hormones”? And then do you, confused, think, “um. What’s that about my hormones?”
Let’s de-mystify the hormone balance happening in your body, and what happens when that delicate balance gets thrown off.
For women, progesterone and estrogen are two of the most vital hormones in the mix. They act like a seesaw in your body, each working together to create a sense of well-being. Progesterone in particular is responsible for multiple functions associated with youth, such as memory, conversion of stored fat to energy, bone strength, and the production of serotonin: a natural mood stabilizer. Cool!
Only, sometimes our body doesn’t produce enough progesterone, and when levels dip, estrogen can rise – creating a state called “estrogen dominance.” The effects are, shall we say, not great: a sluggish metabolism, decreased sex drive, anxiety and/or depression, insomnia. If you’ve had a general sense that you’re not sick, but that something is “off,” it’s possible your progesterone and estrogen are out of balance.
But what causes all that? Age is one factor: our bodies tend to produce less progesterone as we get older. But stress also wreaks havoc on our internal balance, as well as endocrine disruptors: chemicals that, at certain levels, can interfere with hormone production. Some of the worst include BPA, which imitates estrogen in your body (and according to government tests, 93 percent of Americans have BPA in their bodies) and is found everywhere from food cans to receipts; phthalates, often found in perfumes and fragrances, and dioxins – which have been linked to reproductive problems – found in many feminine hygiene products.
It’s hard to avoid endocrine disruptors, harder to avoid stress, and impossible to avoid aging. So let’s talk about what you can do to increase your body’s production of progesterone naturally, so that estrogen is kept in check, and you feel good again.
The ingredients in Asensia are powerful on their own, but working together, they create a synergistic formula that encourages your body to make more of its own progesterone. Utilizing Chaste Berry, L-Arginine, and green tea extract, plus optimally sourced nutrients, Asensia does not elevate progesterone levels to an artificially high level. Rather, through research conducted with Stanford University, the formula was proven to raise progesterone levels to what’s normal for a younger woman.
The result? Estrogen that isn’t out of control, but maintained at that optimal “seesaw” balance with progesterone, resulting in weight that’s easier to manage, better quality sleep, even moods, and an overall sense of health.
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