Even small hormonal changes can have significant effects on your body and how you feel, which is why paying attention to hormonal balance is so important…

For women, an imbalance of our sex hormones, progesterone and oestrogen, can be particularly debilitating, especially if it goes unaddressed for a long time. So we chatted to the experts at Femolene mylife to find out more about hormones and what we can do to keep them healthy.

First things first: Just what are hormones and how do they affect our bodies?

Our bodies are wonderful, complex things – and without hormones they would not be able to function. Essentially, hormones act as messengers, carrying instructions from glands through your bloodstream to all your organs. These instructions tell organs what to do, regulating your bodily functions, from your sleep cycle and mood, right down to your appetite and fertility.

Common signs that you may have a hormone imbalance

  • Water retention, bloating and weight gain
  • Your hair is either growing in weird places or falling out
  • Break-outs, particularly around the time when you menstruate
  • Mood swings, depression and seemingly never-ending PMS
  • Periods that are either very heavy, irregular or just aren’t normal in some way
  • Your food cravings are out of control

What can you do about a hormone imbalance?

In a lot of cases, exercise, cutting down an alcohol and getting the right nutrients into your body at the right time will go a long way towards addressing a hormone imbalance.

The list of vitamins and minerals that are essential to hormone production is long! Zinc, magnesium, vitamin B, vitamin C, iodine and selenium are just a few of the many vitamins and minerals that your body needs to make sex hormones, as well as essential fatty acids. Not enough of these essential building blocks could result in a hormonal imbalance (along with all the symptoms that come with it).

As if it wasn’t difficult enough to think about whether you’re getting enough of all of these vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, your body also needs them in different amounts, depending on your age and where you are in your hormone cycle.

Luckily, there’s a supplement for that

Femolene mylife is a supplement that’s specifically formulated to support your hormonal needs at each phase of your life and each stage of your hormone cycle, so you don’t need to worry about whether you’ve eaten enough seaweed to get your recommended daily allowance of iodine. We love that the products are targeted at relieving the symptoms of hormonal fluctuations from your teen years until after menopause. Find out more about Femolene mylife’s range and read testimonials from women who have used them at https://www.femolenemylife.co.za/.

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