Sex hormones- heres everything you need to know

It’s safe to say that we can all agree that being a woman isn’t easy. From periods to pregnancy, our bodies go through some pretty overwhelming changes throughout our time on this planet.

We all know that we will feel better if we avoid doughnuts and opt for more leafy greens. Running for half an hour in the evening is far better than curling up on the sofa and binge-watching Netflix. However, when our hormones start acting up and that dreaded time of the month approaches, all we want to do is curl up on the sofa and stuff our faces with sweet treats.

Taking care of your hormone health is one of the best things you can do for yourself, no matter what age you are.

There are four sex hormones involved with the female menstrual cycle and each hormone contributes to our well-being with a unique set of health benefits and functions.

There are so many factors that can disrupt the smooth running of your cycle, and contribute to irritating issues like skin problems, mood swings, energy dips and problematic periods.

Things like a poor diet,  lack of exercise, stress, and a lack of nutrients can contribute to this.

The four main hormones are oestrogen, progesterone, testosterone and the follicle stimulating hormone.

Each hormone has a vital role in your hormone health. Oestrogen initiates ovulation and stimulates bone cells and smooth muscles, which is vital for heart health. It also boosts skin tone and elasticity by stimulating collagen production. It influences our metabolism and helps sharpen the mind and access memories.

Progesterone helps the body prepare, maintain and support a healthy pregnancy. As well as this, it relaxes your mind, muscles and the nervous system.

Testosterone contributes to a healthy sex drive, lean muscle mass, body hair, ambition, focus plus healthy energy levels and metabolism.

The follicle stimulating hormone promotes puberty and also helps to kick-start the monthly female hormone cycle. It is also responsible for stimulating the growth of ovarian follicles each month so that a healthy egg can be released at ovulation time.

Our busy lifestyles, diet, stress and sleep can all affect our hormone health. Cleanmarine For Women is a natural omega 3 and multivitamin designed to provide nutritional support especially around the time of your period.

This synergistic formula importantly contains vitamin B6 which contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity while it also contributes to normal psychological function.

Cleanmarine For Women contains vitamin B1, B2 and B6 which work to support normal energy-yielding metabolism while vitamin B2 and B6 contribute to reducing tiredness and fatigue.

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