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5 Signs of Hormonal Imbalance

Angry Woman Holding Head

Weight gain

Obviously hormonal imbalance isn’t necessarily the only reason for weight gain. Many other factors such as bad diet and lack of exercise can also lead to weight gain. However, you may find it exceptionally difficult to lose weight if your hormone levels are whack as the body is unable to function correctly to burn fat.

Stomach fat and loss of muscle

When hormones are imbalanced the body makes more of some hormones and less of others. High levels of hormones such as cortisol make the body store fat for future use, and this in turn can lead to belly fat!

Tiredness

Tiredness often results from fluctuations in blood sugar. This may be due to eating too much sugar, or could be underlying hormonal imbalance issues. When there is too much Oestrogen in the body, blood sugar levels can effected and cause spikes and crashes causing tiredness between meals.

Reduced libido

The main cause of reduced libido is the result of a lack of sleep, or lack of good quality sleep. The “sex hormone” is produced while we sleep, and so less sleep means less libido. Less sleep, or bad quality sleep can result from an imbalance of hormones causing the body to not function correctly, and hence not be able to regulate sleep.

Mood Swings, Anxiousness and Irritability

All of these symptoms are caused by an excess of either Oestrogen or Progesterone in your body. At certain times in the menstrual cycle the delicate balance between these two hormones vary. These variations are what control the stages of your menstrual cycle, which is why certain times of the month can turn you into a different person!

How 30 Plus can help

30 Plus NuWoman can help you to naturally deal with these hormonal imbalance issues. It is a scientifically formulated hormone support supplement for women that contains no hormones, or hormone mimicking chemicals. The ingredients are specifically formulated to help the body maintain a natural hormonal balance, which can often be difficult in modern life due to synthetic source of hormones such as the contraceptive pill and BPA plastics.

30 Plus NuWoman is trusted by thousands of women in Australia and New Zealand. Why not check out our Facebook page, which has tons of reviews from women we have helped.

If you would like to learn more about 30 Plus NuWoman, then visit our website www.30plus.co.nz.

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The Beauty Book talks about 30 Plus & Hormonal Imbalance

Working Lady taking 30 Plus NuWoman

The modern woman leads a busy life juggling work, parenting and trying to maintain a happy home. It’s not uncommon for women to feel overwhelmed as they struggle to balance life’s demands, often feeling emotional, moody desperate and overwhelmed.

This can translate into feelings of hopelessness, frustration and sadness.

Oestrogen Dominance, arising from a woman’s hormones being out of balance, can lead to problems such as uncontrollable emotions, irritability, persistent mood swings, stress, anger, hormonal issues, fluctuating/painful periods, fatigue and difficulty sleeping. The Beauty Book decided to do some research and learnt that Oestrogen Dominance is a condition where women have deficient, normal or excessive oestrogen but have little or no progesterone to balance its effects in the body.

The Beauty Book visited our local pharmacy to find a product that can help with Oestrogen Dominance. We were excited to learn about 30 Plus NuWoman, a natural supplement designed especially for women to bring hormones back into balance. An inspection of the back label explained the product is packed with many key nutrients – Cimi-max, an patented extract of Cimicifuga racemosa (Black cohosh), Tyrosine, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9 (Folic acid), Vitamin B12, Calcium and Chromium Picolinate. We were also excited to learn that 30 Plus NuWoman is completely hormone free.

Our Experience with 30 Plus

The instructions state that it would generally take two menstrual cycles to notice results. One of The Beauty Book’s writers decided to trial the product for a few months and was over the moon with the results. Often experiencing mood swings and the highs and lows of life, in addition to unsettled sleep, life improved dramatically. She found she enjoyed greater periods  of calm in her life and more settled sleep; she was so impressed that she decided to keep taking it. Further research on Oestrogen Dominance showed it can also be responsible for weight gain and terrible period pain. It’s thought there are several factors linked to Oestrogen Dominance. Specifially:

  • Excessive consumption of non-organic meat, especially poultry – the high levels of hormones present in these animals can skyrocket oestrogen levels in the consumer.
  • Increased phytoestrogens (oestrogen mimicking chemicals found in plants such as soy and red clover), ingesting PBA’s (from food and water kept in unapproved plastic containers), chemicals (such as parabans) in beauty products, and other chemicals contaminants in our environment.
  • Oral contraceptive pill and hormone replacement therapy.
  • Every increasing stress facing women in the 21st century.

We were delighted to learn about 30 Plus NuWoman and decided that this product combined with a focus on healthy diet, responsible lifestyle and settled sleep patterns, was an excellent supplement to take to support wellness in the female body.

30 Plus NuWoman is a natural hormone support product, designed to help women deal with hormonal imbalance and overcome the symptoms associated with it. The most common symptoms being: Mood Swings, Irritability, Emotional Outbursts, Sleeplessness and Sugar Cravings. For a more detailed list of symptoms please see: full list of Hormonal Imbalance Symptoms.

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Pesky Hormones! Just what are they?

Womens Hormones

Just what are hormones, and how do they effect us so much? Here is a quick low down on Oestrogen and Progesterone, two very important hormones!

Oestrogen and progesterone

Naturally Produced by:

  • Ovaries

Unnatural Sources:

  • The Pill,
  • Synthetics in food and drinks (BPA),
  • Prolonged Stress

These two are big in the game when it comes to mood swings, irritability and emotional outbursts!

You can think of these as the two sides of a seesaw. As your body produces more Oestrogen, it produces less Progesterone, and vice versa. Too much of either, means too little of the other and thus leads to a hormonal imbalance.

Keeping these two hormones in balance is vital to a healthy, happy life. It is necessary for the two hormones to fluctuate, but large imbalances can cause some nasty symptoms such as:

  • Mood Swings
  • Anxiousness
  • Depression
  • Emotional Outbursts
  • Reduced libido
  • Increased body fat
  • Pre-Menstural symptoms
  • Irritability
  • Menstural irregularities
  • Anger and Tension
So how do you keep these important hormones in check?
Obviously avoiding the synthetic forms of these hormones would work, but unfortunately is just not practical in most cases. Avoiding BPA is one thing, but not taking the pill and avoiding stress is sometimes just not possible.

We suggest a healthy diet, regular exercise and a hormone support supplement such as 30 Plus NuWoman. 30 Plus NuWoman is made from natural ingredients and helps the body regulate Oestrogen and Progesterone levels. How you ask? Check out the ingredients and their functions here.

Do you have something to add? Want to discuss this with others? Leave us a comment below!

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Top Tips to Avoid Mood Swings

Moody Eggs

If you google Mood Swings, then the first response you get is the following dictionary definition:

  “an abrupt and unaccountable change of mood.”

I don’t like this. Unaccountable means that it is unable to be explained, and thus unable to be controlled or treated. This is just not true!

Here at 30 Plus NuWoman we know that Mood Swings are the result of a hormonal imbalance (that is when you have an unequal balance of Oestrogen and Progesterone in your body) and know that there are ways to treat this. 30 Plus NuWoman contains a number of natural ingredients that help restore normal hormonal balance and get you back to feeling yourself again. But there are a number of things you can also do while taking 30 Plus NuWoman to help yourself:

So without further ado, here are our top 6 tips for handling those hormones, and avoiding mood swings:

  1. Get Enough Sleep – Although scientists are still not sure why we sleep, we are sure that it is vitally important to the body. A lack of sleep is often the cause of extreme mood swings (much like in children). Try and sleep around 8 hours a day, and importantly try and keep a routine.
  2. Regulate Alcohol – Ok, before you stop reading, it says “regulate” not “stop”! Not only does alcohol interfere with sleep, but it also influences mood. Think about those days (you would rather not remember) when you have had a few too many the night before. My guess is you probably weren’t the happiest person in the morning. So keep it regulated!
  3. Regulate Caffeine – Let’s not forget that caffeine is a drug. As a stimulant it effects our central nervous system and gives us a boost. But what goes up must come down, which can result in mood swings. So regulate how much tea, coffee or soft drinks you consume to minimise the down.
  4. A Balanced Diet – Yes I know, a balanced diet is pretty much a cure for everything. But seriously “you are what you eat”. If you eat excessive carbohydrates and processed food then not only will you become sluggish and gain weight, but you will also upset the natural hormonal balance of your body.
  5. Get Some Exercise – I’m not talking about a marathon, or pumping weights here. But you should aim to get around 20 – 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise a day. That might be going for a walk, doing some squats or yoga. Exercise releases endorphins in our brain, which are the “happy chemicals” that make us feel great.
  6. Take 30 Plus NuWoman – It has all the essential ingredients you need to maintain a normal hormonal balance! Find out more here.
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Feeling down? Feeling Hormone Imbalance?

30 PLus Hormonal imbalance lady

Is there some sort of “blues” epidemic? Is it the pressure of daily life? Or is it sometimes misdiagnosis?

A delicate hormonal balance needs to be maintained to ensure good health and a feeling of wellbeing. When the two major female hormones, oestrogen and progesterone, become imbalanced a whole range of symptoms can present themselves.

Many of the symptoms are physical, but it is the mental symptoms of Hormone Imbalance that are often misdiagnosed. Moodswings, anger, anxiety and irritability, and decreased sex drive, often lead to women being prescribed drugs that may mask the cause of the problem and can be addictive.

Bodies out of Balance. Hormone Imbalance?

The overload of oestrogen in the body is not just that produced by the body.

Indeed,  women are often bombarded by different sources of oestrogen, including toxic oestrogen, or xenoestrogens, introduced by environmental factors such as the contraceptive pill and HRT(hormone replacement therapy), a number of chemicals and pesticides, hair dyes, cosmetics, plastic bottles containing BPA, detergents and pollutants in our drinking water. The condition can be treated withnatural herbal hormonal balancers,  such as 30 PLUS®, to counter oestrogen dominance.

30 PLUS® is available from Pharmacies and selected Health Stores.

Other dietary and lifestyle  measures such as reducing processed foods, reducing excess weight and exercising regularly, can give women drug-free control of their lives.

If you are feeling down by all means talk it over with your doctor.  But be aware that hormones maybe secretly ruling your life.

For more information on Hormonal Imbalance see here.

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Mood Swings?

Eggs with different faces painted on

Hormone imbalance is impacting on women’s bodies as well as on their emotional health.

An article in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Life & Style section on 19 July (Boom and bust, by Erika Woods) reported that women’s breasts, particularly those of younger women, had increased on average by three cup sizes during the past 50 years.

Increasing richness of diet and increasing levels of oestrogen due to puberty starting much earlier are offered as possible factors, however some professionals argue that an increasing level of oestrogen in women’s bodies, due to external sources, is a key factor in this developing phenomena.

Other sources of oestrogen are:
• Chemicals in our food – some producers using oestrogen as a growth hormone to fatten animals more quickly.
• Some medication.
• Environmental pollution, especially agricultural chemicals in our food.

(more detailed list here)

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