Why am I so grumpy?

Woman with steam coming out of her ears

Life can be irritating at times.  A parking ticket, someone not pulling their weight at work, a house full of screaming kids –  there’s no limit to blood boiling moments. But while it’s easy to play the blame game and no doubt a child rubbing jam across the curtains deserves a solid reprimand, have you ever wondered if the problem is you, or more specifically, something going on within you?

It could be hormones, chemicals that carry messages from the brain to the organs controlling function and health. Basic things like eating and sleeping are controlled by hormones but also more complex functions like sexual desire and reproduction. Critically, hormones are responsible for emotions and mood. Anger, irritability, anxiousness – all can be caused by hormones and sometimes all at once.

A key to feeling better is to keep hormones in balance. We know that’s not easy as it might involve a whole raft of things needing to work together simultaneously across multiple aspects of your life including work, family and play. But there are some things you can do right now that will give you a kick-start.

Regular exercise  – Being physically active increases dopamine levels, a ‘feel good’ neurotransmitter, but also serotonin which can allow for a better sleep and the regulation of oestrogen. So get out there and get a sweat on!

De-stress – Could be meditation, yoga or just reading a book. Either way, calming activities can help normalise your levels of the stress related hormone cortisol. And avoid situations you know are going to wind you up. We know you can’t always avoid the idiot boss but if you can limit your exposure to them you might avoid a meltdown.

Maintaining healthy food habits. Food has a massive impact on hormone levels. Lowering your sugar and refined carbohydrate intake can optimise hormone function while also helping avoid obesity, diabetes and other diseases which are known to throw hormone levels out.

30 PLUS NuWoman – This is a naturally derived supplement formulated for women wanting to support hormonal balance. It doesn’t contain hormones but rather supports the body in managing its own to achieve a healthy balance. Kiwi women swear by it and it’s available here or at leading pharmacies and supermarkets.

For more on 30 PLUS NuWoman, click here.

22 thoughts on “Why am I so grumpy?

  1. Amelia Cassin says:

    I am 21 years old and experience extreme depression and anxiety when I’m on my period, I’ve noticed a cycle and they are definately linked.
    Is it suitable for my age?
    I am also on sertraline for my anxiety but it’s definately worse when I’m on my period, do you think it would be OK to take together?
    I also only get depression symptomd when it’s my time of the month and weep ALOT!

    • Katy - NuWoman says:

      Hi Amelia, NuWoman BALANCE sounds like the perfect product for you – it is a product for younger women like yourself from the same NuWoman brand. However, we would recommend that you check with your doctor/healthcare practitioner before you begin taking this product alongside medication. Hope this helps, let us know if you have other questions 🙂

    • Katy - 30 PLUS NuWoman says:

      Hi Diana, We would recommend that you discuss taking 30 PLUS NuWoman with your healthcare professional before starting.

    • Katy - 30 PLUS NuWoman says:

      Hi Leesa, There has been no clinical studies performed on children of this age, therefore we would recommend you consult your health care professional for more advice.

    • Katy - 30 PLUS NuWoman says:

      Hi Steph, we do not recommend that you take 30 PLUS NuWoman while pregnant or breastfeeding as not studies have been carried out for obvious reasons. However, if you are trying to conceive you may continue to take 30 PLUS NuWoman, we just suggest you stop taking it when you become pregnant. We have had many reports from women that 30 PLUS NuWoman has actually helped them conceive.

  2. Krista White says:

    I take fluoxetine for depression however I have heard such great things about 30plus but I wondered how it would work whilst taking fluoxetine ?

    • Katy - 30 PLUS NuWoman says:

      Hi Krista, Yes 30 PLUS NuWoman may be able to help you. We would recommend that you discuss taking it with your healthcare professional first though.

  3. Anna says:

    Hi. Can you take this while on the contraceptive pill or would it not be worth it when it comes to the results?

  4. Trace Smith says:

    I have been on 30Plus for over 25 years .
    I am now 52 and going through menopause.
    To say that it has been a life saver is an understatement. My hormones were so far out of whack that I was suicidal .
    6 weeks after giving birth I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue and depression when all along it was my hormones .
    After a long road of different medications l found 30Plus and have never looked back.
    My hubby always says that if they were ever to stop making it ,he would buy a pallet full first lol

  5. Sarah says:

    Hi there, I was taking 30 plus and was feeling great except for a sore and achy tummy, is this normal, I stopped taking 30 plus and my stomach stopped being sore.

    • Katy - 30 PLUS NuWoman says:

      Hi Sarah. This is not normal, it may be that you have a slight intolerance for one of the ingredients

  6. Nat says:

    I took this fab product through my 30s until my mid 40s. It definitely made a difference. I’m 54 now, perimenopausal and shitty as hell. Can I start taking it again even at my age?

    • Katy - 30 PLUS NuWoman says:

      Hi Nat, Yes you certainly can. 30 PLUS NuWoman is suitable for women of all ages!

  7. Nicola says:

    Hello, I am on citalopram an anti depressant am I able to take 30 plus while taking these. Thanks

    • Katy - 30 PLUS NuWoman says:

      Hi Nicola. In this case we would recommend that you discuss taking 30 PLUS NuWoman with your health care practitioner before starting.

  8. Vanessa Edwards says:

    Im 48, and Before I started on 30plus, I would get regular headaches/migraines. Since taking 30 plus for the last year, I havnt had any, until today…I ran out of 30plus about 10 days ago, and today, had to cancel all my afternoon clients, (I’m a hairdresser), due to a migraine (I get aura migraines, where my vision becomes impaired, but also felt like my eyeballs were going to burst)…I couldn’t afford to buy any more, but found some money to go buy some more today. Could be a coincidence, but I truly believe 30plus has been of so much benefit to me and my crazy hormones. I recommend them to a lot of my clients.

    • Katy - 30 PLUS NuWoman says:

      Thanks for the message Vanessa, it’s always great to hear how 30 PLUS NuWoman has helped. Headaches/Migraines are sometimes caused by hormonal imbalances so this is most likely the cause.

    • Adrianna (Adi) says:

      Hi Vanesa,

      I am 48 too and was wondering if you think they are suited for our age group even though it states 30 plus. My hormones have been all over the place and wondered whether its a way of getting us ready for Menopause another problem I am already starting to worry about.

      I hope you don’t mind me asking how long you have been taking 30 plus and does it truly do what it says it does.

      Hey thanks your feedback will be great to hear and I am sorry to read about your headaches hope your feeling better.

      Thanks Adi

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