Balanced Hormone Levels

Natalie Cote

Did you know that estrogen has over 400 functions in the human body? That’s right, the human body not just a woman’s body. Having properly balanced estrogen levels help your body do all of the following things:
• Maintain a healthy weight • Enhance energy levels and improve mood
• Increase sexual interest
• Improve sleep
• Maintain the amount of collagen and water in the skin, reducing wrinkles and keeping the skin supple • Maintain memory and decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
• Maintain bone density
• Decrease accumulation of plaque in arteries • Decrease blood pressure
• Decrease LDL levels
What can you do to help your body maintain balance? Eat your broccoli! Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage contain a phytoestrogen called diindolylmethane, otherwise known as DIM. DIM has been researched extensively in recent years and has been found to promote healthy estrogen metabolism causing a beneficial shift in the balance of estrogen, testosterone and progesterone in both men and women.
Don’t like broccoli? Here at PerforMix Specialty Pharmacy, we recommend our Wellsentials DIM + e Supplement. DIM can be used with other supplements and is considered safe to use in conjunction with both synthetic or bioidentical hormone replacement therapies. In addition to getting enough sleep each night, eating those veggies and moving your body for at least 30 minutes a day, Wellesntials DIM + e can help you to achieve your health and fitness goals, whether you are a man or woman, young or old, athlete, body builder or a dieter!
Want to learn more about DIM or have questions on hormonal balance? Call me here at PerforMix Specialty Pharmacy!

-Courtney Parker, RPh, PharmD

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