Do often experience 1 or more of the following?
- The smallest things set you off
- Troubles losing weight
- Gaining weight
- Constantly feeling tired / fatigue
- Mood swings
- Troubles getting to sleep
- Lack of sleep / sleep is poor
- Bloating & inflammation
- Cramps during that time of the month
There are reasons why you feel this way
#1 Your Gut Health is Off Balance
Good health begins with the gut. Good digestion and gut health go a long way to making us feel energised. The gut is more than just consuming food, digesting and excreting it. The digestive tract houses approximately 70% of our immunity and that’s why it's coined as the second brain. Good gut bacteria influences our body weight, energy levels, hormonal balance, cravings, better sleep and more.
#2 Your Adrenals are Fatigued
When we experience adrenal fatigue we constantly feel tired or sometimes referred to as brain fog or being burnt out. We have trouble getting to sleep and waking up and often crave sugary and salty foods. We often rely on stimulants such as coffee to get us going, which in turn can have a negative effect if our adrenals are fatigued. Stress is one of the main causes of adrenal fatigue, however the symptoms can be reversed.
#3 You're Not Pooping Enough
We need to be doing No.2's everyday. When we are not going to the bathroom regularly, we get constipated and this causes abdominal cramps and bloating. Another reason for keeping ourselves regular, is to flush out excess hormones that our liver has processed. When we don't regularly flush these out, these excess hormones are reabsorbed back in the body.
#4 You're Not Sleeping Enough
It has been scientifically proven that humans need 7-9 hours of sleep per night in order to function properly. Anything less than this, you are not operating at your bodies full capacity. Sleep is important for healing and repairing the body, keeping you feeling sane, and also contributes to your overall weight. Lack of sleep is linked to many health risks such cancer and is the most significant lifestyle factor for determining whether or not you’ll develop Alzheimer’s Disease.
#5 You’re diet is not right for your body
Are you finding no matter what you eat or how much exercise you do, you’re still holding onto to weight or simply keep putting it on? I think we are all guilty of jumping from one diet to another in the hope of losing weight, but did you know its most likely your hormones, your gut health and potentially the types of food you’re eating that is stopping you from getting back that body you once had?
#6 Your hormones are off balance
Our lifestyles are becoming more and more busier with pressures of work, shuttling the kids off to their sports and hobbies, getting to the gym, shopping for the family and the list goes on. To add to this we have environmental pollutants and pesticides, food is becoming more processed or packed full of sugars which all provide an hormonal imbalance.
You most likely didn’t have the above issues in your 20s or early 30s?
As we get older we are exposed to more pollutants and pesticides, our bodies are changing, our digestive system is decreasing and we need to address how we combat these ever changing occurrences within ourselves and the outer influences.
Why is hormone balance important in your late 30s, 40s & 50s
Hormones such as estrogen, testosterone, adrenaline and insulin are extremely important chemical messengers that affect many aspects of your overall health.
They an important role in controlling your appetite, weight and mood, among other things.
Normally, your endocrine glands produce the precise amount of each hormone needed for various processes in your body. However, hormonal imbalances have become increasingly common with today's fast-paced modern lifestyle. In addition, certain hormones decline with age, and some people experience a more dramatic decrease than others.
Some specific problems associated with the most common hormonal imbalances include:
Estrogen dominance: changes in sleep patterns, changes in weight and appetite, higher perceived stress, slowed metabolism
Low estrogen: low sex drive, reproductive problems, menstrual irregularity, changes in mood
Hypothyroidism: slowed metabolism, weight gain, fatigue, irritability, digestive issues, irregular periods
Hyperthyroidism & Grave's disease: thinning hair, weight loss, IBS, trouble sleeping, irregular heartbeats
Diabetes: weight gain, nerve damage (neuropathy), higher risk for vision loss, fatigue, trouble breathing, dry mouth, skin problems
Adrenal Fatigue: fatigue, muscle aches and pains, trouble sleeping, brain fog, reproductive problems.
You can combat these symptoms with Vanilla Happy
Using a unique blend of adaptogens and herbs that are scientifically backed, Vanilla happy works with your body to balance your hormones naturally.
Ashwagandha, also known as “Indian winter cherry” or “Indian ginseng”, has become a staple in today's alternative medicine.
Ashwagandha recognises when the body is in a state of stress and brings it into balance by reducing cortisol (a hormone responsible for controlling stress and optimising metabolic function) and balancing glutamate, an excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain.
As a result, many side effects such as chronic stress, insomnia, anxiety, chronic fatigue, etc. - subside.
Stress plays a major role in regulating the sensitive reproductive hormones that impact fertility, libido, and healthy menstruation. Ashwagandha’s role in stress reduction is closely tied to its support and enhancement of women’s reproductive health.
Mineral-dense ashwagandha enhances communication within the complex endocrine system — strengthening the adrenal glands, reducing cortisol and insulin, and increasing the production of blood.
Siberian Ginseng is an adaptogen used to help lessen menstrual irregularities and as well as menopausal symptoms during perimenopausal years. It is also used to treat sleep problems as well as increasing ones ability to adapt to environmental factors, including physical and emotional stress.
Maca is most frequently used for energy, hormone balancing, healthy thyroid functioning, sexual functioning (increasing libido), pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), menopause, as well as to help maintain healthy bones. It may also help to balance levels of the hormone oestrogen as well as reducing hot sweats during perimenopausal years. It is also used to provide support to the adrenal and ovarian function, as well as the functioning of the thyroid. Maca is widely used as a substitute for synthetic hormones in the hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Spirulina is a blue-green algae that comes from lakes and ponds and contains large amounts of calcium, magnesium and potassium. These essential hormone-balancing nutrients will reduce cramps, mood problems, breast tenderness and overall inflammation. Also reported to reduce blood sugar problems, spirulina attacks hormonal imbalance at a major root cause. It also helps to improve gut health and is high in fibre.
Raw cacao is a natural mood elevator and anti-depressant. It is also high in magnesium which helps turn into glucose enabling energy and brain function. Also rich in iron which helps the immune system, focus and preserve many vital functions in the body. Raw cacao also has more calcium than milk making it good for bone health.
The health benefits you'll feel when taking Vanilla Happy:
- Helps to improve your sleep patterns
- Elevates your mood
- Improves mood swings
- Reduces cramping during PMS
- Protects the immune system
- Reduces blood sugar levels (insulin and diabetes)
- Supports a healthy thyroid
- Supports adrenals
- Reduces cortisol (stress) levels
- Offers inflammatory benefits
- Improve brain function, including memory
- Increases your libido
- Helps to relieve peri-menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes
How soon will I feel the benefits?
After a couple of weeks you will really start to feel the benefits of taking Vanilla Happy. As your sleep patterns improve so too will your energy levels and you should experience less mood swings. With energy levels increasing, you find that you can cope better with the pressures of everyday life in a more positive way.
How long should I take Vanilla Happy for?
We recommend taking Vanilla Happy once a day, ongoing to maintain your new found balance.
What does Vanilla Happy taste like?
It's a delicious vanilla chocolate drink that mixes best with dairy milk, almond, coconut, oat or rice milk. Simply add 2 tablespoons to a shaker and drink. Alternatively you can add Vanilla Happy to your favourite smoothie in the morning.