Low estrogen is usually tied to a woman’s age.  A woman’s body typically slows the producing of estrogen when the menopause years approach.  When we reach our mid-forties to fifties, our body goes through changes to where natural estrogen levels decrease because the body is no longer in a stage of reproduction.  It’s funny how it knows.

 

Anyway, while we’re in our 20′s 30′s and some times in the early forties our body is churning along with normal estrogen production.  Once that body changes gears, that’s when the symptoms start.

 

You can have low estrogen levels and need natural estrogen replacement even if you’re young.  I’m talking about teen years and early twenties.  Although most times, the low estrogen at these ages is going to be related more to genetic reasons or extreme diets.  For example, studies have shown that athletes in sports where diets are extreme and aggressive in fat restrictions are more prone to low estrogen levels and the effects that come with it.

 

So what are the symptoms that make us look for natural estrogen replacement.  Here’s a list that pretty accurately covers most of what is reported sufferers experience.

 

  1. Hot flashes, night sweats
  2. Depression
  3. Fatigue
  4. Joint pain
  5. Vaginal dryness
  6. Headaches
  7. Loss of libido
  8. Hair loss and thinning hair

 

Another danger of low estrogen levels is that estrogen is part of the process that helps bones absorb calcium.  When estrogen is low, bone density can be affected, making it a much greater reason to get estrogen levels under control naturally.

 

Natural estrogen replacement can help a great deal with the symptoms associated with the condition.  Helping a woman maintain levels of estrogen to where her emotional and physical states are sound.

 

Maintaining a balanced diet and staying active has shown to do great deal of benefit to a woman’s hormonal balance.  This doesn’t imply you have to go join a gym and be there daily.  It’s simply a matter of staying active.  Walking is great low impact exercise for the body.  Long walks or bicycle riding are both great options that can help, without jeopardizing joint safety and health.  I for one, don’t really enjoy feeling like a hamster on a treadmill.  I find a brisk walk out in the open much more enjoyable and relaxing.

 

Getting hormone levels as close to normal as possible naturally is possible following some key points and being well informed.  A doctor would be the best source of information for each individual case.  There isn’t a blanket that covers everyone.  We all have different bodies, eating habits, activity levels and genetics.  For that reason it’s important to get the information from a qualified MD.

 

Looking for a natural way to replace estrogen levels and get a nice boost of antioxidants while you’re at it? We’ll look no further than your closest pomegranate tree. Yeah, this is news to me too. Apparently pomegranates are known to contain estradiol, estrone, and estriol estrogens. I’ve got a lot of catching up to do on what supplements and natural foods contain estrogens. I’ve had pomegranate trees around my whole life and never ever did I even consider that pomegranates would be good for natural estrogen replacement. I was aware of the antioxidants and the benefits against free radicals but this estrogen info is news to me.

You can read more about the study here. Yeah I though it was just hoopla but it turns out there’s an actual study. Who’d figure?

Now, if you don’t have a way to get fresh pomegranates, which is what I would recommend.  Pomegranate extract is an option, while you get you’re hands on some fresh ones.  They’re such a refreshing snack, always a bit of work to eat and there’s just never been a time that I’ve had one and not gotten all sorts of red or pink on me, but they’re great eating.

There’s several varieties to the extract the best thing to do is a search for available pomegranate extracts and research a bit the reviews.  That’s what I like to do when I’m looking at a new product or supplement.

If the estrogen replacement benefits aren’t enough, it’s also great for our hearts.  Here’s a short list of the benefits it can provide:

  1. It lowers cholesterol – thanks to it’s rich antioxidants.
  2. It lowers blood pressure – by drinking one glass a day
  3. It lowers the risk of blood clots – it slows down the platelets and thins the blood.
  4. It increases oxygen flow – a 2007 study revealed that 8 oz a day increased blood flow to the heart muscle.

 

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Here’s some Nutrition facts on the Pomegranate.  Each one packs more antioxidants that almost any other plant of fruit available.  It’s rich in Vitamin C, A, E and folic acid.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

Energy 346 kJ (83 kcal)

Carbohydrates 18.7 g

- Sugars 13.67 g

- Dietary fiber 4 g

Fat 1.17 g

Protein 1.67 g

Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.067 mg (6%)

Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.053 mg (4%)

Niacin (vit. B3) 0.293 mg (2%)

Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.377 mg (8%)

Vitamin B6 0.075 mg (6%)

Folate (vit. B9) 38 ?g (10%)

Choline 7.6 mg (2%)

Vitamin C 10.2 mg (12%)

Vitamin E 0.6 mg (4%)

Vitamin K 16.4 ?g (16%)

Calcium 10 mg (1%)

Iron 0.3 mg (2%)

Magnesium 12 mg (3%)

Manganese 0.119 mg (6%)

Phosphorus 36 mg (5%)

Potassium 236 mg (5%)

Sodium 3 mg (0%)

Zinc 0.35 mg (4%)

 

Natural estrogen replacement doesn’t have to be an ordeal of pills and creams.  Besides the usual creams and pills a nutritious and delicious diet with plenty of natural foods that can supply the body with estrogen is a great choice.

The average American diet is limited in fresh natural food, there are delicious foods that we may be missing out on the benefits of eating them.  Not just that, we’re also missing out on the nutritional benefits they provide.  Pomegranates are a prime example of that.  I’m sure there’s still much to be learned about pomegranates and how they can aid in estrogen replacement naturally in the body, it’s a fruit that has been believed to help medicinally for thousands of years.

I for one find it to be a refreshing treat and the estrogen benefits are an added plus.  So whether you pick some up at the local grocery store or opt for the more convenient pomegranate extract, it’s probably a good idea to add it to your diet.  I’m sure your body will thank you for it.

Smoky Mountain has a product that is all the rave these days among ladies who are in desperate search for effective relief at an affordable price.  Though you would have to be in need to know what Smoky Mountain is and even more need if you’ve researched their products specifically.  They make an Estriol Cream that has really made a difference in many women lives.  It’s an incredibly well reviewed product online and many women are finding the relief they’ve been searching for and couldn’t find in other inferior products.  You can read many of the reviews here.

So what does Smoky Mountain Estriol Cream do for the average woman in need of relief.  I’m glad you asked.  Here’s a list of the most common conditions reviewers claimed improved or disappeared:

  • Reduction in bloat
  • Less emotional swings
  • Reduced vaginal dryness
  • Alleviates Sexual discomfort
  • Improved skin condition and elasticity
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes

and many other symptoms of menopause and pre-menopause.

For many of us who look for as natural a product as possible Smoky Mountain  has a product that’s paraben freeeeeeee.  To me that’s an option that I really appreciate.  Our bodies already get enough exposure to parabens and other preservatives from many other products.  It’s nice to have the option of a product so desperately needed without the added exposure to additional ingredients.

Most users reviewing have reported that they have felt relief to the symptoms within a week or two, sometimes days.  They also reported having used other products which did not help and when they did feel improvement to the most common effects (vaginal dryness, mood swings and night sweats) even skin texture has improved.

Here’s a list of ingredients for the regular version (with parabens for preservatives):

Deionized Water, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Steareth-2, Steareth-20, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Estriol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

Here’s a list of ingredients for the paraben-free version:

Deionized Water, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Steareth-2, Steareth-20, Retinyl Palmitate, Cholecalciferol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Estriol USP, Potassium Sorbate

Smoky Mountain Estriol Cream is used in many cases to help with natural estrogen replacement.  It’s not always easy to find affordable because in many cases insurance companies dont cover Estriol and that leaves the consumer to pay the cost.  The fact is that it’s not so expensive if you know where to find it.

Suggestions on how to use your Estriol Cream for natural estrogen replacement:

Vaginal Dryness:

Initial use:

Apply 1/4 a tsp of the Estriol cream to the vagina daily for 7 -10 days (10 for extreme cases of atrophy).
Maintenance: Apply 2-3 times per week. Continued use is needed to maintain results. We recommend that
the cream be applied on and around the vagina, not internally.

Stretch marks/Scars:
Apply 1 serving (1/4 teaspoon) directly to problem area daily.
May take up to 6 months for results

All other menopausal symptoms:
Apply 1 serving (1/4 teaspoon) to thin skin on inner wrists or abdomen daily.

As you can see the use is very light and does not require a huge amount of product to see and feel improvement to the symptoms.  Which is also a money saver being that you will use less product.

All in all, it’s such a greatly reviewed product that you cant go wrong trying it out for yourself.  Not every body is alike to testing it out is the only way to see if your body likes it and you reap the benefits so many women have already experience.

Remember to order the type you’re most comfortable with (Regular or Paraben Free) and give it a try.  You might be pleasantly surprised.

Flax Seed for natural estrogen replacement. Flax seed is known to be one of the best sources of natural estrogen. In fact, one of the main components of flax is lignan, a plant estrogen and antioxidants and flax contains up to 700 times more lignans, than other plant based foods contain. Making it an excellent source of plant based estrogen.

As with any good thing you have to be cautious on excessive consumption. Excessive consumption of flax seeds with inadequate consumption of water can cause bowel obstruction or blockage. Proper hydration is important and anyone wanting to supplement their diet with Flax Seed aiming for naturally estrogen replacement should consult their physician and discuss the pros and cons of using Flax seed for that purpose.

            

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