Hormones & Anxiety Solutions

You will hardly notice when your hormones are in balance. You will feel well, energetic, have great sleep, manage your weight easily, have great libido, and so much more. This is what most of us took for granted in our twenties!

When anxiety raises its ugly and persistent head, we dig deeper into the roles of hormones. For this purpose we look at two groups of hormones: thyroid hormones and sex hormones. Out-of-balance hormones cause a whole lot of problems. Look at headaches and anxiety; the first hints that hormone metabolism issues may be causing issues. It is unsurprising that anxiety may often be traced back to the onset of puberty, especially in girls.

Considering the intricacies of all the body systems and processes they regulate, hormone balance is a complex subject. To begin, your doctor is the best person to visit, to shed more light on exactly what is going on hormonally, as blood tests to check levels are required.

Once you know which aspects of your hormones require treatment, you begin the process of supplemental nutrition such as we offer, and/or presription medication. The thorny question of HRT (hormone replacement therapy) has to be addressed too. This choice is directly linked to how you metabolise hormones. Supporting detoxification pathways is of utmost importance to ensure hormone metabolites are adequately managed.

Diet and nutrition play a surprisingly interesting role in supporting the endocrine system, especially the thyroid.

WARNING: if you are on any prescription medication, have an illness or a chronic disease, or are in a compromised state of health, consult your doctor before taking any of our supplements, or before implementing any of our recommended lifestyle or dietary changes.

If you have any other queries, please feel free to contact us 

COMPLETE HORMONE CLEAR: 3-IN-1

COMPLETE HORMONE CLEAR is forrmulated as a 3-in-1 product for two reasons:

  • Firstly, because we see a better effect when all three compounds are used.
  • Secondly, because it is easier to take 1 capsule than 3. Reducing the daily pill-popping load is important to most of us!

 

When looking at supporting your body to flush the hormone metabolites from your body, most people know about either I3C (indole-3 carbinol) and DIM (Di-Indolyl-Methane). Both of these are phytochemicals extracted from cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli.

 

Using I3C and DIM together leads to a good combination of beneficial metabolites that work together to support estrogen balance, breast and prostate health. Adding in Calcium-d-glucarate ensures the process is completed and metabolites are excreted via the gut without being reabsorbed.
 

DIM (Di-Indolyl-Methane) is the product most people know and use:

  • Is a compound that is derived from I3C; is a metabolic compound of I3C in the stomach; is transported through the digestive tract to the liver; is an important factor in hormone metabolism.
  • It is a potent inducer of cytochrome P450–regulated metabolism of estrogen in Phase 1 liver detoxification.
  • Is an antioxidant and potent stimulator of natural detoxifying enzymes in the body.
  • Supports estrogen balance by increasing beneficial 2-hydroxy estrogens and reducing the unwanted 16-hydroxy version.
  • Improves estrogen metabolism.
  • Helps resolve estrogen dominance.
  • Supportive for weight control.

 

I3C (indole-3 carbinol) is a well-known solution:

  • Is a compound derived from cruciferous vegetables; gives rise to DIM in the stomach; contains many  additional beneficial phtyochemicals.
  • It is a potent inducer of cytochrome P450–regulated metabolism of estrogen.
  • Is an antioxidant and potent stimulator of natural detoxifying enzymes in the body.
  • Supports estrogen balance by increasing beneficial 2-hydroxy estrogens and reducing the unwanted 16-hydroxy version.
  • Improves estrogen metabolism.

 

Calcium-d-glucarate is little-known powerhouse:

  • Is used for preventing breast, prostate, and colon cancer; and for removing cancer-causing agents, toxins, and steroid hormones from the body.
  • Increases estrogen elimination.
  • Helps the body to excrete hormone metabolites so that they are not re-absorbed in the gut, thereby reducing the detoxification load on the body.
  • Prevents re-uptake of hormone metabolites in the gut.

 

Gene Information: Known support for COMT, SULT1A1, CBS, BHMT-02, CYP1Z1, CYP1A2, CYP1B1, GSTM1, GSTT1, GSTP1 and prevents reuptake of cleared hormone metabolites.

LIPO-ACTIVE GLUTATHIONE: ESSENTIAL MASTER ANTIOXIDANT & LIVER DETOXIFIER

LIPO-ACTIVE GLUTATHIONE is a potent, liposomal formula.

 

Known as the Master Antioxidant, Glutathione is becoming more accepted as an important part of daily supplementation. It is known to support skin, mitochondria, the immune system, detoxification processes due to its antioxidant properties.

 

Research shows that using the liposomal form of glutathione ensures it is far better absorbed than the non-liposomal versions. This is because the liposome prevents the glutathione from being broken down in the stomach into its components (glycine, cysteine and glutamic acid).

 

Glutathione is useful when used to flush the toxins that have been processed through the liver into water soluble molecules. It plays a significant role in detoxification, and should be used daily as an antioxidant.

 

Absent genes, typically GSTM1, GSTT1, GSTP1 mean this supplement is even more important if your genetic tests show this.

 

HINT: Glutathione is a great hangover cure!

 

Gene Information: Known support for GSTM1, GSTT1, GSTP1 SNPs, phase 2 liver detoxification, and is an important mitochondrial antioxidant.

 

HOW DOES GLUTATHIONE HELP DETOX HORMONES?

Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that is produced naturally by the body. It helps to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals and toxins, including hormones. When hormones are broken down and metabolized by the body, they can produce byproducts that can be harmful if they accumulate in the body. Glutathione helps to neutralize these byproducts and helps the body eliminate them more effectively.

 

In addition to its antioxidant properties, glutathione also plays a role in the detoxification of toxins, including hormones. It does this by binding to toxins and helping to transport them out of the body through the liver and kidneys. By helping to remove toxins from the body, glutathione can support overall health and wellness.

 

There are several ways to support the body’s production of glutathione, including:

  • Eating a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and other whole foods
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Reducing stress
  • Exercising regularly
  • Avoiding tobacco, alcohol, and environmental toxins

 

It’s important to keep in mind that while glutathione can be beneficial for detoxification, it is not a replacement for a healthy diet and lifestyle. It’s also important to talk to your healthcare provider before taking any supplements that contain glutathione or other antioxidants. They can help you determine the appropriate dosage and ensure that the supplement is safe and appropriate for you.

PURE LIVER SUPPORT: ESSENTIAL PHOSPHOLIPIDS SUPPORT CELL MEMBRANE TRANSPORT & LIVER DETOX

PURE LIVER SUPPORT contains phospholipids, which provide support for DNA synthesis, fatty liver, cell membranes, fat transport and acetylcholine production for brain and memory. Essential support for liver detoxification.

 

Liver detoxification is an important method to reduce hormone-related anxiety (and headache) symptoms. A toxic liver may be the cause of an untold number of issues. 

 

The added extra, related to anxiety, is that phospholipids are essential for healthy brain cells. Phospholipids make up the largest portion of the fats that make up the bi-lipid layer of the cell membrane. This means that cell membrane health is supported by adequate daily phospholipid intake. Cell membranes manage the transport of nutrients into, and waste out of the cells.

 

Gene Information: Known support for PEMT, Il-1A, MTRR, MTHFR677, BHMT-02, APOE, and cell membranes, healthy homocysteine, metabolism, memory and fatty liver.

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF PHOSPHOLIPIDS

Phospholipids are a type of fat that is essential for good health. They are a major component of cell membranes and play a vital role in maintaining the structure and function of cells. Phospholipids are made up of two parts: a phosphate group and a lipid (fatty acid) molecule. The phosphate group is hydrophilic (water-loving), while the lipid molecule is hydrophobic (water-fearing). This unique structure allows phospholipids to form a double layer (bilayer) in cell membranes, which separates the inside of the cell from the outside environment.

 

In addition to their role in cell membranes, phospholipids also have several other important functions in the body, including:

  • Providing energy: Phospholipids are a source of energy for the body and can be broken down and used for fuel.

  • Supporting brain health: Phospholipids, particularly phosphatidylcholine, are important for brain health and are found in high concentrations in brain tissue. They are involved in the synthesis of neurotransmitters and are important for maintaining the structure and function of brain cells.

  • Supporting cardiovascular health: Some research suggests that phospholipids, particularly phosphatidylcholine, may have a protective effect on the cardiovascular system. They may help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.

 

Phospholipids are found in a variety of foods, including eggs, dairy products, and soybeans. They are also available in supplement form, although it’s important to talk to your healthcare provider before taking any supplements. They can help you determine the appropriate dosage and ensure that the supplement is safe and appropriate for you.

 

LIPO-ACTIVE B-COMPLEX: THE ESSENTIAL Bs

LIPO-ACTIVE B-COMPLEX is a formulated combination of essential vitamins and minerals.

 

The anti-anxiety effects of B12, B9, and B6 have been well-researched. The complete array of B vitamins are essential for energy and cellular health. The B vitamins and additional ingredients are known to support red blood cells, energy, eyesight, appetite, brain function, digestion and cellular health. Contains the unique B-11 Montmorillonite mineral extract for enhanced nerve conductivity and energy. Pairs well with Pure NAC and/or Bioactive Glutathione which open the “downstream” pathways of liver detoxification.

 

Bioactive B-Complex plays an important role in supporting brain health, the nervous system,  cardiovascular health. It is important for the metabolism as well as for the detoxification of hormones from the body. 

 

Gene Information: Known support for NOS, SOD2, CBS, SHMT, ACE, BHMT-2, COMT, MTHFR1298, MTHFR677, MTR, MTRR, PEMT and essential B vitamins.

PURE NAC: LIVER DETOX & LUNG SUPPORT

PURE NAC is part of the hormone and anxiety solution. Once again, the role of detoxification and hormone-related anxiety symptoms is addressed. N-acetyl l-cysteine (NAC) is an antioxidant that may help to prevent cancer, support for liver detoxification, and lungs. It is also used as a drug to help manage acetominaphen poisoning.

 

NAC is particularly important to support the absent gene GSTM1 as well as other mutations. NAC therefore plays an important role in Phase 2 liver detoxification. It pairs well with Bioactive Glutathione as part of an effective liver flush.

 

Gene Information: Known support for NAT2, SULT2, GSTM1, GSTP1, including phase 2 liver detoxification. Consult your healthcare practitioner for more information about gene support.

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF NAC

N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC) is a derivative of the amino acid L-cysteine. It is a powerful antioxidant that has a variety of health benefits, including:

  • Supporting liver health: NAC can help the liver detoxify the body by increasing the production of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that helps neutralize toxins. NAC may also help protect the liver from damage caused by drugs, alcohol, and other toxins.

  • Reducing inflammation: NAC has anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce inflammation in the body, which is associated with a variety of health problems, including heart disease and arthritis.

  • Supporting respiratory health: NAC can thin mucus and help clear mucus from the airways, making it easier to breathe. It may be helpful for people with conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and bronchitis.

  • Reducing oxidative stress: NAC has strong antioxidant properties and can help reduce oxidative stress in the body, which can cause cell damage and contribute to a variety of health problems.

  • Reducing the risk of heart disease: Some research suggests that NAC may help reduce the risk of heart disease by improving blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

 

NAC is available in supplement form and can also be found in foods such as chicken, turkey, and broccoli. It’s important to talk to your healthcare provider before taking any supplements, as they can help you determine the appropriate dosage and ensure that the supplement is safe and appropriate for you.

 

BALANCE ORAL SPRAY: HARMONY IN A BOTTLE

BALANCE oral spray provides effective support for emotional harmony, relaxation & cell membrane health – all of which so often suffer when hormone-related anxiety is at play. Balance is not a solution to your hormone-related problems, but it helps to smooth out the rough edges of emotional stress and anxiety until the physical hormone problems are resolved.

 

This product works on the understanding that the body can resolve its own issues. Tiny amounts of natural substances, like plants and minerals, are used to stimulate the healing process. A South African fynbos species, Rooibos is known for its soothing, pain relieving and antioxidant properties. Ideal for use at times of emotional upset. Our proprietary micronisation process enhances the effect of the extracts.

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF MOOD BALANCE TO REDUCE HORMONAL STRESS

Mood plays a significant role in overall health and well-being. Hormonal imbalances can affect mood, and in turn, changes in mood can affect hormone levels. Therefore, maintaining mood balance is important for reducing stress on the body’s endocrine system and supporting overall health.

 

There are several ways to support mood balance, including:

  1. Getting enough sleep: Sleep is important for maintaining good mental and physical health. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night.

  2. Exercise: Regular physical activity can help reduce stress, improve mood, and increase feelings of well-being.

  3. Eating a healthy diet: A diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and other whole foods can help support mood balance. Avoid processed foods and foods that are high in sugar, salt, and unhealthy fats.

  4. Reducing stress: Stress can affect mood and hormone levels. Techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, and yoga may help reduce stress and improve mood.

  5. Seeking social support: Having strong social connections can help improve mood and reduce stress.

  6. Getting outside: Spending time in nature can help improve mood and reduce stress.

 

If you are experiencing mood imbalances or other mental health issues, it’s important to talk to your healthcare provider. They can help you determine the underlying cause and recommend treatment options that may be helpful.

STEROID & THYROID HORMONES

Classes of endocrine signalers are the steroid and thyroid hormones. These are important for regulation of development, reproduction, stress, and growth.  

 

Sufficient cholesterol is needed, because steroids begin with a cholesterol backbone. They are then transformed into different steroids with different capabilities through a series of enzymes – see the diagram for more detail.

 

The thyroid hormones have similar backbones but are different due to the number and placement of iodine molecules.  

 

Although they are similar in structure, hormones work together to produce numerous physiological responses.

 

We use specific genetic tests to determine your own genetic make-up. The results are plotted on a graph, and you are easily able to see what supplements and/or food, or lifestyle changes you require for improved endocrine responses.

HORMONE METABOLISM: ESTROGEN & TESTOSTERONE

While it is important to support yourself by including more cruciferous vegetables in your daily diet, some genetic mutations mean that your body may not be able to adequately process the food source into a useable source. When this is the case, supplement support is needed.

 

How do you know you need to supplement? Your symptoms will be screaming at you! Blood tests will tell you if your estrogen is too high, for example. This is the classic case of unbalanced hormones causing health issues. The cause is usually found in the detoxification pathways of the body, beginning in the cells and ending in the bowels.

THE DELICATE THYROID

Worthy of a book in itself, the subject of the thyroid gland is vast. It is considered true to state that, once out of balance, the thyroid hormones require prescription medicine support.

 

Nevertheless, the thyroid is sensitive to both toxin attack and attack from within. This indicates detox support is required.

 

TOXINS are typically implicated in thyroid dysfunction:

  • Chemical toxins (PCBs, Bisphenol-A, Pthalates, PBDEs, Dioxins)
  • Heavy metals (Aluminium, Cadmium, Mercury, Lead)
  • Pharmaceutical drugs (Corticosteroids, Beta blockers)

 

MOLECULAR MIMICRY

  • “Leaky Gut” is a term that describes an unhappy, inflamed gut lining that has compromised permeability.
  • An inflamed gut lining opens up the junctions between the gut cells, allowing contents from within the gut to enter the cell, the bloodstream and travel all over the body.
  • Detected in the wrong place, gut contents are attacked by your immune system.
  • Once an attack has been launched, your immune cells remember the identity of the invaders, primed to manage future attacks more efficiently.
  • It is considered that if gluten-containing foods are the “invaders” it is likely your immune system will begin to attack your thyroid gland, because the structure of thyroid cells is very similar to the protein structure of gluten.
  • The solution is to firstly, remove all gluten from your diet and secondly, heal your gut (more info and products coming soon).

 

SOME SOLUTIONS

  • Remove dental amalgams safely (biological dentistry).
  • Do not use plastics, non-stick cookware.
  • Reduce overall toxin load to open up the toxin funnels.
  • Targeted detoxification supplements
  • Eat organic, chemical free food.
  • Do not eat gluten.

 

HOW ELSE DOES THE THYROID GET DAMAGED?

There are several factors that can lead to damage of the thyroid gland, including:

  1. Autoimmune disorders: The thyroid gland can be damaged by autoimmune disorders such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ disease. In these conditions, the immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland, causing inflammation and damage.

  2. Medications: Some medications, such as lithium, interferon, and amiodarone, can cause thyroid damage.

  3. Radiation exposure: Exposure to high levels of radiation, such as during radiation therapy for cancer, can damage the thyroid gland.

  4. Surgery: Surgery to remove the thyroid gland, such as for the treatment of thyroid cancer, can also cause damage to the gland.

  5. Infections: Infections, such as thyroiditis, can cause inflammation and damage to the thyroid gland.

  6. Other medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, can cause damage to the thyroid gland.

 

If you are concerned about damage to your thyroid gland, it’s important to talk to your healthcare provider. They can perform a physical examination and order tests to determine the cause of any thyroid problems and recommend treatment options.

 

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