Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the treatment given to women for hormonal imbalances experienced within their bodies during perimenopause and menopause. For those currently using therapy for hormonal imbalances, be sure not to assume your hormones are being processed and appropriately eliminated. Today women are continuously exposed to multiple sources of estrogen. These include but are not limited to pesticides within our food, extra hormones within our dairy and meat supply, even the plastic bottles and containers we use regularly contain estrogen-like plasticizers. Due to high estrogen levels in many standard products today, women are not the only individuals who need to be aware of their exposure. Did you know men are at risk of excess accumulation as well? Dangerous levels of estrogen can also develop due to the metabolism of testosterone in men. A rise in colon and prostate cancer is associated with accumulated exposure to toxic estrogen levels.
An excellent source for hormone replacement therapy in men and women can begin with a nutritional foundation of multi-vitamins, omega-3, essential fatty acids, vitamin D, and probiotics. Quality products that are helpful and used for preventative measures and elimination of estrogen exposure include diindolylmethane (DIM) or indole-3-carbinol (I3C). Here at Central Drug, we offer BioDIM Plus; this supplement contains both DIM and I3C, and is also very beneficial.
Studies dating back to the 1980s have proven estrogen supplementation can result in drug-induced nutrient depletion, specifically in folic acid and B-vitamins. To weaken the adverse effects of mediated nutrient depletion, Vitamin B-Complex 100, a complete B complex, or a supplement containing the active metabolite of folic acid, 5-MTHF, should be added to your nutritional foundation.
Another infection in the body, more commonly found in women, is a urinary tract infection (UTI). A D-mannose-based supplement is highly effective in maintaining a healthy urinary tract. If you struggle with or would like to prevent recurring or chronic UTIs, you will benefit from UT Support. For those of you with menopause who do not prefer estrogen supplementation, products such as Menopause Support and Black Cohosh Plus provide a natural herbal method to hormonal balance.
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