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.
Estrogen dominance: changes in sleep patterns, changes in weight and appetite, higher perceived stress, slowed metabolism
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS): infertility, weight gain, higher risk for diabetes, acne, abnormal hair growth
Low estrogen: low sex drive, reproductive problems, menstrual irregularity, changes in mood
Hypothroidism: slowed metabolism, weight gain, fatigue, anxiety, irritability, digestive issues, irregular periods
Hyperthyroidism & Grave's disease: anxiety, 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, anxiety and depression, trouble sleeping, brain fog, reproductive problems
Conventional treatments for hormonal imbalances usually include synthetic hormone replacement therapies, birth control pills, insulin injections, thyroid medications and more. Unfortunately, for the majority of people suffering from hormonal disorders, relying on these types of synthetic treatments often does three things:1. It makes people dependent on taking prescription drugs for the rest of their lives in order to keep symptoms under control.
The good news is there are ways to balance your hormones naturally.
Getting your gut balance is the first step to rebalancing your hormones and your overall health. Our gut is the cornerstone to our wellbeing and it touted as our second brain for good reason too. For more information on Gut health visit Fruitful Digest.
Learn to relax more and take time for yourself. Take up yoga or gentle exercise to rebalance your inner wellness and reduce excessive cardio. Stop yo-yo dieting, reduce your caffeine intake and destress by taking a bath.
Get your diet right, one that is low in sugar, but rich in fruit and vegetables, protein and healthy fats. eat a variety of foods such as chia seeds, flaxseeds and pumpkin seeds that are a rich sources of natural omega-3s. Adaptogens such as Ashwagandha are a unique class of healing plants that promote hormone balance and protect the body from a wide variety of diseases.
Ashwagandha, in particular, can be extremely effective at balancing hormones and that’s why we included it in Vanilla Happy. It benefits thyroid function because it promotes the scavenging of free radicals that cause cellular damage. Ashwagandha can be used to support a sluggish or overactive thyroid, and it can also help to overcome adrenal fatigue. Your adrenals can become overtaxed when you experience too much emotional, physical or mental stress, leading to the disruption of hormones like adrenaline, cortisol and progesterone.
Ashwagandha properties help to:
- Protect the immune system
- Reduce blood sugar levels (insulin and diabetes)
- Has anti cancer properties
- Reduces cortisol (stress) levels
- May reduce symptoms of depression
- Offers inflammatory benefits
- Improve brain function, including memory
- Helps to improve your sleep patterns
Vanilla Happy is a unique blend of herbs, superfoods and adaptogens hand picked as each one of them contributes to rebalancing your hormones. This unique blend includes Ashwagandha, Siberian ginseng, raw cacao, chia seeds, flaxseeds, maca powder and spirulina and together they are extremely powerful in helping the body restore balance.
Vanilla Happy is delicious and extremely versatile too. It’s a rich chocolate vanilla drink that has been sweetened with monk fruit powder. Here are a few ways you can enjoy your Vanilla Happy:
- Add it to a shaker with milk
- Sprinkle over the top of cereal (healthy coco pops anyone?)
- Add to a bowl of porridge
- Create a hot chocolate
- Add to your morning smoothie (along with other Kulture products)
- Make healthy bliss balls
- Add to a cheesecake, biscuits or chocolate cake, the possibilities with this product are endless.
After a week you will really start to feel the benefits of taking Vanilla Happy. As your sleep patterns improve so too will your energy levels. With energy levels increasing, you find that you can cope better with the pressures of everyday life in a more positive way.
We recommend taking Vanilla Happy once a day ongoing to maintain your new found balance.