Sleep disturbances, anxiety, brain fog which makes concentration difficult, dry skin, hair and nails, heart palpitations, cold hands and feet, hot flushes, night sweats, forgetfulness, mood swings, depression, exhaustion, menstrual irregularities and changes in cycle length, and vaginal dryness and lower sex drive…to name just a few of the symptoms of Peri-menopause!
Peri-menopause, is the stage that happens before the Menopause, it is often the Menopause itself when periods stop completely that is thought to be the most difficult and dramatic stage, rather than the time leading up to it, but Peri-menopause can be a challenge in itself and can happen over a number of years…. some women suffer the side effects for as long as 15 years. And so, Peri-menopause can be experienced by women in their early thirties up to their late fifties and beyond, with a number of women experiencing it in their twenties.
HRT (hormone replacement therapy) is the age-old prescription to deal with these uncomfortable symptoms which can suit some women great, offering welcome relief, but it doesn’t work well for everyone… and of course it can be fraught with adverse side effects. So, what is a natural option when it comes to dealing with what can be a daily challenge for so many women.
Natures Naturals have launched a new range of drinks and snacks that work to help alleviate many of the most uncomfortable symptoms. The range is called Fembev.
FemBev Drink Mix comes in lemon or chocolate flavour and is a natural sleep aid containing pumpkin seeds (cold-pressed to remove the oil and then blended in a powder formulation) and this helps promote sleep naturally. The drink also provides a powerful source of tryptophan, a precursor for serotonin which is great for regulating mood, emotion and appetite, and is well known to alleviate stress, anxiety and depression. Other purported benefits of ingesting a natural source of tryptophan include easing chronic pain symptoms, weight loss and increased libido.
FemBev RestBites are a delicious bedtime snack, again comprising of pumpkin seed flour, added to coconut oil and oats, unsweetened cocoa, rice crisps, vanilla extract, and unsweetened coconut flakes, all in a smooth semi-sweet chocolate coating. They are delicious and a great all-natural snack with ingredients that may just help those suffering from sleep disturbances and mood swings.
It’s important to take a Vitamin B-complex multivitamin if you are taking in tryptophan, as tryptophan will metabolize to vitamin B3 if your body is deficient. To ensure you are getting the full benefit, Natures Naturals vitamin formulation contains B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic Acid), B6 (Pyridoxine), B7 (Biotin), B9 (Folate) and B12 (Cobalamin), which all work in conjunction with each other and provide benefits for a whole host of symptoms. B vitamins are not easy to obtain through diet alone.
Whilst available as a standalone product, this great formulation is also supplied free with each tub of FemBev Drink Mixes!
If you are suffering from dry skin, then DermaBalm is a deeply hydrating cream that works instantly to offer soothing relief to very dry skin. An all-natural formulation, it’s a great addition to the above products from Natures Naturals who have created this selection to offer natural relief for so many women.