Those pesky hot flashes. You hate them. We hate them. But now a new natural, holistic supplement company known as Rebalance Health may offer up some long-awaited help in the form of hot flash relief.
Perimenopause and menopause are the times in a woman’s life when reproductive hormone production, particularly the production of estrogen, starts to decline rapidly. These mid-life fluctuations, which we all eventually face whether we like it or not, often create the much-talked-about and always dreaded hot flashes—a common symptom of both perimenopause and menopause. Hot flashes can be uncomfortable and create an unwanted burden on a woman’s overall quality of life, as well as her general well-being and comfort level.
What are the symptoms?
Just as every woman’s body and physical make-up is different, menopausal side effects are different for every woman, but the most typical sensations often include a sudden flush of warmth (that can spread from the face, neck and chest across the whole body like an unexpected, unwanted heat wave); profuse sweating that can take you by surprise and rush throughout your entire body without warning (causing discomfort and even embarrassment as body temperatures rise); a quickened heartbeat that can create a racing or “pounding” feeling in the chest area; unexpected mood changes and fluctuations; and even, on the converse side, a case of sudden chills! If you’re among the 75-80% of menopausal women in the U.S. who are currently experiencing this milestone biological change, then you understand that these side effects can translate to an average of 20 hot flashes daily, each lasting from 1-5 minutes. Over two months, that’s more than 1,000 hot flashes and a well-known desperate battle cry among menopausal women: “Make them stop!”
Equally vexing to a woman’s quality of life is the way that menopausal symptoms can affect the body’s ability to achieve proper restoration and rejuvenation. An additional primary biological impact of perimenopause and menopause is the ongoing disruption that hormone fluctuations can have on a woman’s nighttime sleep patterns. What causes this? Hormonal imbalance exacerbated by rising levels in cortisol. Estrogen, for example, is a vital hormone—and hormones are chemical messengers that play an essential role in regulating a host of critical functions that impact the human body. This impact can include, but isn’t limited to, the management of balanced energy levels and an overall sense of health and vitality.
In the hierarchy of hormones, estrogen is influenced by cortisol which is called a “master hormone” because when it’s constantly elevated, other hormones (such as estrogen) are suppressed. When you bring cortisol back into balance, it allows room for the suppressed hormones to start producing again. In the case of menopause, bringing cortisol into balance creates an “anchor” in the endocrine system. When all the other hormones are in flux due to menopause, the balanced cortisol brings stability. This, then, lets the other hormones calm down…and that seems to be why hot flashes diminish. Changing estrogen levels can also wreak havoc with the body’s natural circadian rhythms—making a full, good night’s sleep elusive and often interrupted. And we all know that maintaining proper sleep is essential to managing and preventing a host of other health issues. Chronic poor sleep can impact a person’s systemic health, leading to higher body inflammation, lessened cognitive performance and greater susceptibility to illness due to a lower immune response.
All the above “change of life” symptoms may be typical for many women—and even frequent for some—and, at minimum, occasional for others. But either way, most of all these side effects are unpleasant, and unwelcomed for most of us. What if there was a more natural alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that could help regulate the body’s response during times of perimenopause, menopause and postmenopausal stress?
Perimenopausal, menopausal, and postmenopausal conditions bring about changes in hormone imbalance that can wreak havoc on cortisol levels—leaving women feeling fatigued and experiencing brain fog, along with the discomfort of repetitive hot flashes day and night. But there’s a way to address the cortisol issue with the advent of natural vitamin supplementation that helps rebalance cortisol and, in turn, assists the body to naturally balance many different body functions, including blood sugar levels, metabolism, inflammation, and even steamier “you know what.”
Colorado-based Rebalance Health’s “Superceuticals™” are breaking down boundaries in menopausal relief and treatment to help women reduce hot flashes—providing a completely holistic option that can leave them more energized and relaxed at the right times throughout the day, and even at night when deep restorative sleep is so much harder to get.
And the strong science behind this type of all-natural alternative to HRT—which Rebalance and others in the nutraceuticals industry are starting to uncover—is the most exciting part! Current development of the Rebalance IRB Hot Flash Study, based on the experiences of 100 user volunteers, is exploring the clinical research behind these new Superceuticals™ that has been shown to naturally increase estradiol by 367% over a short 8-week period. Subjects in prior studies reported a reduction of menopausal-related hot-flashes that correlated directly with a reduction in cortisol and an increase in estradiol. The Hot Flash System™ by Rebalance and other new groundbreaking treatments across the natural health industry offer fresh promise and more choices for women who are suffering from menopausal side effects.
In conclusion, proper natural supplement intake can help to balance female hormones by regulating the production and activity of various hormones in the body. It’s always advisable to talk with your trusted healthcare practitioner about the combination of natural support that is or isn’t right for your health prior to taking any supplements to make sure they are right for your personal situation. But it’s exciting to know that there are now other, more naturally derived solutions in the marketplace to provide women going through perimenopause, menopause or a postmenopausal state the relief they so desperately are craving—and deserve. The result: A healthier, happier YOU!
Editor’s note: I am currently trying Rebalance – like most natural supplements, it takes time to reach full potency. That said, I have noticed increased energy – and am exercising more. I will keep you posted as to my progress but it’s looking good so far!