Are you struggling with hormones? You’re not alone! Up to 75% of women may experience hormonal imbalances during their lifetime. 1https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12892987/ Hormonal imbalance doesn’t just affect women; men can struggle with hormonal imbalances too.
What are hormones, anyway?
Hormones are chemical messengers that are secreted directly into the blood from your endocrine glands. 2https://www.news-medical.net/health/What-are-Hormones.aspx There are the ” happy hormones,” that impact your mood, but you’re also affected on daily basis by hormones like insulin, growth hormones, adrenaline, estrogen, and testosterone. These important biochemicals can impact your:
- Metabolism & appetite
- Sleep regulation & quality
- Reproductive health & sex drive
- Growth & development
- Mood & Stress
If you’re looking for a natural answer to hormone imbalance, consider shatavari! This is a type of asparagus plant that has been used for centuries in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. It is commonly used to promote fertility and assist with the female reproductive system.3https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322043#uses-of-shatavari
Shatavari is also known as an adaptogenic herb. This means it helps normalise hormones and brings everything back into balance, whether high or low.
Emerging research on Shatavari suggests it can improve hormonal imbalances and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).4https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29635127/ Other studies also show that it may help reduce the symptoms of menopause.5https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2210803318300010
Here are some other significant benefits you could gain from taking Shatavari daily:
1. Boosted Immune system
Shatavari has anti-oxidant and anti-viral properties.6https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15478181/ These factors all contribute to protecting your body from damage and disease. It may also speed up your recovery time when ill.7https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0378874104000212?via%3Dihub
2. Better blood sugar regulation
This may help maintain healthy blood sugar regulation by stimulating insulin production.8https://joe.bioscientifica.com/view/journals/joe/192/1/1920159.xml It shouldn’t be taken alongside blood sugar medications – but otherwise can be helpful.
3. Ulcer treatment
4. Younger skin
The antioxidant properties of Shatavari can also benefit your skin. The saponins in Shatavari can reduce free-radical skin damage that leads to wrinkles. It may also reduce the breakdown of natural collagen.10http://www.scienceasia.org/content/viewabstract.php?ms=5300 As collagen helps maintain your skin’s elasticity – this means nicer skin and fewer wrinkles!
Shatavari can also improve milk production in lactation through your hormones. It may also help with IBS and reduce diarrhoea.11https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/are-there-health-benefits-of-shatavari-powder As it is an adaptogen – it can provide benefits across the entire body.
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