EVERY morning, Michelle, who is turning 8 this year, wakes up eling tired. Her skin eels dry and intimacy has been difficult.
During midlife, a woman’s body undergoes physical, physiological and emotional changes. The most significant change is felt in terms of hormonal changes driven by oestrogen.
In your 40s however, fine lines, weight gain and tiredness all set in too easily because oestrogen levels are fluctuating in a phase called perimenopause. During perimenopause, skin becomes thinner and loses its ability to retain moisture thereby causing dryness.
As the skin on the face and hands dries, this reflects the condition of the skin in the vaginal area too, causing not only painful sex but also an increased risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Midlife fat accumulation is probably one of the classic symptoms of perimenopause.
During this time, fat metabolism slows down dramatically while a fat redistribution exercise takes place. Instead of the hip areas, fat accumulates preferentially in the belly.
The fat content in breast tissue reduces, which is why women may also notice a significant sagging effect in the bustline. Overall, body weight increases while weight maintenance becomes difficult for them.
Studies show that women transitioning towards menopause are 40% more likely to report forgetfulness and may be vulnerable to depression as it is more common in times of hormonal change.
Stress adversely affects hormone levels resulting in negative moods as well as risk of having cardiovascular disease.
Phytoestrogens are plant oestrogen with the ability to mimic the actions of oestrogen in the body. Soy isoflavones comprise the best researched category of phytoestrogen used in the management of symptoms associated with perimenopausal hormonal changes.
Organic genistein is a certified organic source of soy isoflavones, which has been clinically tested to be pure and safe for your hormonal care.
The most important soy isoflavones to take are genistein and daidzein. Organic genistein is a double standardised soy isoflavones formula with standardised levels of both genistein and daidzein.
During midlife, a woman’s body undergoes physical, physiological and emotional changes. The most significant change is felt in terms of hormonal changes driven by oestrogen. In your 40s however, fine lines, weight gain and tiredness all set in too easily because oestrogen levels are fluctuating in a phase called perimenopause.
Daidzein content is important as it helps prevent hair loss in women and imparts protective anti-cancer benefits.
Armed with knowledge, Michelle started on organic genistein and saw a significant difference into the second month. She has more energy and regular periods. Michelle now feels better equipped to face midlife.
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