What are hormones?
There are over 50 types of hormones created in your body. These hormones travel in your bloodstream to tissues or organs and have a direct affect on your bodies processes, including;
- Growth and development
- Metabolism - how your body gets energy from the foods you eat
- Sexual function
Hormones are very powerful, even the smallest amount of imbalance can have a huge impact on your physical and mental health. When your hormones are balanced it enables your body to perform at its highest efficiency.
What causes hormone imbalance?
Everyone will encounter hormone imbalance at some stage of their life, such as puberty, pregnancy, menopause. There are also certain lifestyle habits and environmental factors that may play a role in hormonal imbalances, such as poor diet and nutrition, birth control medication, obesity, chronic stress, inadequate sleep etc.
Common symptoms of hormone imbalance.
Common hormonal conditions affecting both men and women could cause any of the following signs or symptoms:
- Weight gain
- Hair loss
- Muscle weakness
- Blurred vision
- Brain fog
- Decreased libido
- Increased hunger & thirst
How are hormones linked to gut health?Recent studies are making it increasingly clear that the health of your gut, healthy or unhealthy, has a direct impact on your hormone levels and imbalances.
There is a link between the health of your gut microbiome and hormones. When your gut health isn’t functioning at its optimal, hormones become imbalanced. For example, there is research showing that the microbiome plays a big role in estrogen regulation.
These studies indicate that poor gut health increases the risk of estrogen-related diseases such as PCOS (1), endometriosis (2), obesity (3), cardiovascular disease (4)(5), osteoporosis (6), prostate cancer (7) (8) and breast cancer. (9)
Gut health research is evolving at such a fast pace and studies on the relationship between gut health and hormone imbalance is a small but very important aspect.
If you are experiencing a hormone imbalance and are looking at ways to reduce the symptoms then start making improvements to your gut health. Start with our Gut Repair Kit...the 3 unique formulas have been specifically designed to work in conjunction with each other to Repair your gut lining, Restore gut microbiome and Replenish nutritional absorption.