HORMONES

Hormones are potent, natural chemical messengers which are crucial to every single function of the human body. It is not possible to live without hormones, but in the environment we live in and as we age, rarely do our bodies have the optimum levels of hormones. Imbalances in hormones can have an impact on virtually every system in the body and significantly affect quality of life. Almost all hormones decline with age in men and women. With small doses of natural hormones in combination with a hormonally supportive diet and vitamin and mineral supplements, it is possible to regain health and vitality.

The main female hormones are:

Is the main hormone which controls a woman’s journey through puberty, fertility and menopause. Oestrogen regulates body temperature, improves quality of sleep, improves memory function, maintains collagen levels in skin, increases libido, reduces the risk of heart disease and maintains bone density.

Is an essential balance for oestrogen. It has a naturally calming effect which can improve mood and sleep. It also has a diuretic effect and reduces bloating and breast tenderness. It stabilises blood sugars and improves energy and endurance. It also protects against endometrial cancer and fibrocystic breast disease.

Usually thought of as a male hormone, more Testosterone is produced by the ovaries than oestrogen and it is essential to female well-being. It improves memory, increases motivation, libido, bone density, energy, strength, muscle mass, and promotes a sense of well-being.

Is produced by the adrenal glands and is the present in higher amounts in the human body than any other hormone. It is converted into both Oestrogen and Testosterone and normal levels are essential to maintain brain function and memory, support the immune system and promote well-being.

Is often referred to as the ‘mother hormone’ as it sits at the top of the hormone production tree. Low levels are particularly associated with poor memory and word-finding difficulties.

Is the sleep hormone. It creates the day/night rhythm and is also a powerful antioxidant. It relaxes muscles, relieves tension and stress and lowers blood pressure. It provides a sense of serenity and supports the immune system.

The main male hormones are:

Often referred to as the hormone of virility, it is necessary for erections ejaculation and fertility. It stimulates libido, improves muscle mass, improves muscle tone, and reduces fat. It improves memory, increases motivation, bone density, energy, and promotes a sense of well-being.

Is produced by the adrenal glands and is present in higher amounts in the human body than any other hormone. It is converted into both Oestrogen and Testosterone and normal levels are essential to maintain brain function and memory, support the immune system and promote well-being.

Is often referred to as the ‘mother hormone’ as it sits at the top of the hormone production tree. Low levels are particularly associated with poor memory and word-finding difficulties.

Is the sleep hormone. It creates the day/night rhythm and is also a powerful antioxidant. It relaxes muscles, relieves tension and stress and lowers blood pressure. It provides a sense of serenity and support the immune system.