Your Hormones and Health
The balance of our hormones plays important roles in health and well being. In particular, the balance of estrogens and progesterone can have significance in both men and women. Estrogen and progesterone need the presence of each other in order to perform their individual functions. But as we age, levels can become unbalanced an prevent us from feeling our best.
Estrogen is produced in both men and women, playing a larger role in the female sex. It maintains the health and function of our sex organs and well as other needs such as skeletal growth, skin, and protein deposition.
Progesterone is the building block for other major hormones. Sex hormones are formed from progesterone, including the corticosteroids, which are essential for stress response, electrolyte balance, and blood pressure.
As we age, our active estrogen can begin to dominate progesterone levels. This can be problematic in both men and women. In women, some of the issues go beyond menopause and it can cause weight gain, moodiness, and breast pain. Men tend to suffer from weight gain, loss of sex drive, prostate enlargement, and male patterned baldness due to the condition.
DIM and Hormone Balance
There are various factors that affect our hormones, from diet, environment, stress, and the natural aging process. The supplement DIM (Diindolylmethane) has been shown to naturally help the body balance or reduce our estrogen levels. DIM is a phytonutrient that is found in cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage and broccoli.
A slow metabolism of estrogen prevents the body from managing the levels of active estrogen, and DIM specifically helps increase its metabolism into the beneficial estrogen metabolites the body needs. Many of the benefits that are attributed to estrogen, which include its ability to protect the heart and brain with its antioxidant activity, are now known to come from these 'good' metabolites. In men, the promotion of healthy estrogen metabolism also supports the desirable actions of testosterone, including energy and libido.
DIM may be the solution you need for helping support healthy hormone balance. Always consult your doctor if taking other medications.
- hormone balance
- PMS relief
- adrenal reset
- acne control
- skin health
- increased libido
- prostate health
- aromatase inhibitor