Updated: Jan 11, 2020
Today I’m talking about supplements that may naturally help balance your hormones along with what I personally take daily, so stick around! At 45 years old, I’ve learned how to adjust to the changes my hormones have been going through.
I’m definitely in perimenopause and have had up to four months here and there without having a cycle the last couple of years, amongst also having some hot flashes and night sweats. Fun, fun!
I avoid prescription meds like the plague, but I’ll give just about any supplement or vitamin a test run and see what I think. So today I’m sharing what I take to keep things in check.
First I want to touch on what I feel are the 5 must-haves for all women. There are several all-in-one options out there, but as my needs have changed over the years, I’ve found that I like to have my basics and then add to them as needed according to my symptoms. I've given you the direct links to what I personally take from my Amazon Associate store.
A good multivitamin that contains the following:
B vitamins - Support energy, cell metabolism, and brain function
Selenium - Supports metabolism and Thyroid function
Zinc - Supports Thyroid and Sex hormones and helps reduce inflammation
Chromium - Balance blood sugars/insulin
ALA (Alpha-linolenic acid) - An antioxidant that helps lower blood sugar, reduce inflammation and slow skin aging.
CoQ10 - Generates energy in our cells and decreases as we age.
Vitamin D3 + K2 - Healthy bones and immunity
Vitamin C - immunity
Probiotics - healthy digestive system
Protein powder - I suggest aiming to get around 80% of your ideal bodyweight in grams of protein daily and protein powder is just too easy not to use. Here is my favorite Whey Isolate and here is my favorite Pea Protein. If you use my affiliate code: firedupp you can get 5% off your oder.
Some additional ones I am currently using also include:
Calcium D-Glucarate - Made up of calcium and Glucaric acid, which is a compound found in our bodies as well as in fruits and vegetables such as oranges, apples, brussels sprouts, and broccoli. It helps the liver detox and eliminate xenoestrogens I talked about it my last video. It’s also been shown to help prevent breast, prostate, colon, lung and skin cancer.
Ashwaganda - An herbal plant that’s an adaptogen, meaning it can help our body cope with daily stress and anxiety. It helps balance hormones, lower blood sugar levels, reduce cortisol and inflammation. As soon as I implemented this, my daily hot flashes and night sweats stopped. It was crazy!
Turmeric - A spice that comes from a plant and contains the chemical curcumin. I learned last year through a blood test that have a mild case of Rheumatoid Arthritis and it helps decrease inflammation and joint pain. Which by the way, I attribute my healthy lifestyle to thankfully not having many symptoms of RA.
A couple of other things I recommend for specific symptoms are:
L-Glutamine - An amino acid that supports your gut, immunity and balances blood sugars to help fight cravings
Watch the video I did on this topic on my YouTube channel below.
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