Peri-menopause occurs before the full onset of menopause. It’s signified by the last fews years of menstruation and this is a transitional time for your body. The change in hormones can manifest as irregular periods, irritability, depression, hot flashes, night sweats, decreased libido, changes in cholesterol levels, insomnia, and other symptoms.
During these years, progesterone and estrogen start to slowly decrease. As your hormones fluctuate, so does your mood and your physical symptoms. The good news is, there are ways you can manage this and bring your hormones into balance as your body evolves into its new phase.
Maintain a Healthy Gut
There’s a group of bacterial genes in the gut called the estrobolome which dictate how your body metabolizes estrogen. It can have an impact on your weight, libido, and mood. Optimizing your gut health is key to hormone balance. Supplements like Blu Spore and L-Glutamine support and assist your gut in managing fluctuations.
Aim for Maintaining Balance
Blu Balance is our super star for all things women’s health. It is a blend of botanicals and nutrients that support female hormones from PMS to peri-menopause, by metabolizing excess estrogen and boosting production of progesterone, naturally. Blu Balance helps to maintain hormone homeostasis and may be dosed differently depending on your needs and symptoms.
Manage Your Stress Levels
Cortisol is nicknamed the stress hormone and cortisol levels increase as estrogen decreases. Unbalanced cortisol can show up as fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, changes in sleep, depression, anxiety, and other mood changes. Supplements like Blu Chill (GABA) and Blu Calm (L-Theanine) can help manage stress. Deep Blu Sleep, our natural sleep aid, can assist with insomnia and irregular sleep patterns that contribute to hormone imbalance. Additionally, while making lifestyle changes around diet and exercise might seem like trite advice, starting mindful habits like meditation, sticking to a regular workout routine, avoiding alcohol, and focusing your diet on whole foods can go a long way to offset these effects.
Support Detox Pathways
Detoxification is one of our 4 Principles of Longevity. Milk thistle is a natural botanical agent that supports your liver metabolism and detoxification. Your liver has a huge responsibility filtering almost everything you consume including supplements, medications, hormone boosters and exogenous hormones (hormones from outside the body). Supporting your liver with milk thistle, is a well tolerated supplement you can easily dose at bedtime to optimize detoxification, which is an important part of supporting hormone fluctuation. Shop our Detox Collection HERE!