How To Naturally Treat Hormonal Imbalances
Some days you feel better than others. But sometimes, grogginess or pain discomfort lasts too long for your liking. This discomfort–whether it’s weight loss or gain, mood swings, fatigue, acne, or more, is difficult to treat when you don’t know the primary cause.
A hormonal imbalance is usually the cause of these symptoms. This annoying little problem arises when your thyroid, adrenal glands, or sex hormones experience a shift of chemicals, nutrients, or something more. Your body can feel an evident change when its hormones are not functioning correctly.
Properly Utilizing Supplements
Natural supplements are meant to, well, supplement nutrients in your body. That said, supplements should not replace meals or prescribed medications. We’ve gathered some best practices for taking supplements below. Many of these are no-brainers, but a reminder is always helpful where your health is concerned.
- Dosage – Don’t overdose!
Every day we naturally ingest vitamins, adaptogens, minerals, and more just through eating and drinking. That is why it’s vital to your body to monitor the vitamins and minerals and more that you intake daily.
Too much of a supplement can hurt you.
- Take as directed.
If your vitamin B12 says to take it on an empty stomach before breakfast, do that. Many supplements do not adequately absorb when you take them differently than directed. You want all of the benefits, right?
You should take water-soluble vitamins like C and B on an empty stomach because they need your stomach to absorb them.
You should take fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, and E with a meal because they need to absorb along with food.
- Never substitute supplements or improperly combine them.
Supplements should not replace meals, medicine, or exercise. Use them in-sync with your lifestyle, and you will reap the benefits. Moreover, do not improperly combine them with current medications. Not all chemicals interact safely with each other. Check with your doctor before shifting to an integrative lifestyle.
Moving forward: We’ve compiled a few natural vitamins that support hormonal imbalances in your body.
Treating Hormonal Imbalances – some examples
Are you feeling exhausted after getting out of bed? Can’t seem to wake up from a 2pm nap? You might need to up your adaptogen intake. When you’re stressed, you get tired because your mind can’t stop thinking. Stress imbalances your hormones, and it doesn’t feel good.
Adaptogens can reduce stress and increase your body’s ability to adapt. Herbs such as Rhodiola Rosea and Ashwagandha are proven to reduce stress caused by hormonal imbalances.
Your body is very sensitive to changes–especially internal hormonal changes. Gaining weight can be a sign of a hormonal imbalance.
Healthy fats are important for proper cellular function. These cells are the source of hormone production. Getting enough healthy fats means your body can produce the right amount of hormones.
The Omegas are excellent sources of healthy fat. Taking daily Omega supplements is ideal for supporting your hormonal balance and healthy skin.
As you can gather, supplements are excellent for naturally correcting hormonal imbalances. Follow the guidelines on supplements’ labels and maintain a well-balanced lifestyle, and you’ll be on the right track to realign your body’s hormones.