The Ying & Yang of Your Uterus.
In life, there is a constant theme of duality, Day and night, good and evil, or work and play.
In your body, there is a similar theme of duality. Specifically when it comes to your menstrual cycle. Two hormones, Estrogen, and Progesterone work hard to keep your reproductive system in harmony. These two hormones play a major role in the Menstrual cycle and PMS. Both hormones are necessary to prepare the uterus for menstruation, but they both are very different in terms of how they affect our mood and body.
Estrogen and Progesterone
Estrogen can be a little bit of a buzzkill. If you’re a woman, there’s a good chance that at one time or another, you’ve experienced the worst symptoms of PMS—rising anxiety levels, feelings of depression or overblown anger. On top of that, you may be bloated, foggy-headed and have painful, swollen breasts. These symptoms are most likely due to high levels of estrogen that cycle through your body before your menstrual cycle, also known as “estrogen dominance”.
Luckily, your body also produces Progesterone. This hormone is sometimes referred to asthe “Anti PMS Hormone”. Progesterone provides key benefits to the body such as being a natural diuretic, sleep aid, anti-anxiety compound, and metabolism stimulator.
The Good News
Sadly, this biological process is not optional for those who want to have kids at some point. However, the symptoms associated with the process can be minimized through remedies that mother earth provides us. Learn how we found 4 natural supplements and combined them to kick PMS symptoms out in our next blog!