25 Aug Decoding the Biological Clock
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Throughout their lives, month-to-month, and even daily, women experience a cycle of changes in their sex hormones. The ‘biological clock’ influences other areas of health, including behavior and mood. During the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, some women experience pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). This occurs during the second half of the cycle just prior to menstruation when progesterone and estrogen levels increase and then suddenly drop.
From a woman’s early 20s to her late 30s, the ability to conceive can drop by 50% and will continue to decline until around age 50. By the mid to late 30s, women may begin to experience more irregular menstrual cycles as the ‘biological clock’ begins to fluctuate. Estrogen levels often decline but may also suddenly spike and cause adverse body effects.
Mood and behavioral symptoms associated with these hormone shifts can be influenced by many factors, but there are clear links between hormone levels and neurotransmitter function. As estrogen and progesterone decline with age, so do testosterone, norepinephrine, GABA, and serotonin levels. Treating the symptoms of these imbalances can be complex, but research has shown that assessing hormone and neurotransmitter levels together is the BEST way to optimize health outcomes and find a treatment plan.
If you’re ready to begin improving your health from the inside out, having your hormones and neuroendocrine system checked is a great place to start.
Reach out today and let’s talk about what the next best step is for you and your health and wellness goals.
Balance between inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmitters is vital to health and well-being. Inhibitory neurotransmitters such as serotonin, GABA, and glycine control excitatory signals in the nervous system. That is why supporting inhibitory neurotransmitters often results in an overall calming and relaxing effect.
Prolent™ helps support inhibitory neurotransmission. This formula contains glycine, ingredients for serotonin synthesis, and ingredients to support GABA release and/or function
Serotonin also plays important roles in:
- Mental and emotional health (including mood and anxiousness)
- Stress response
- Appetite and cravings
- GI motility
- Menstrual health
- Calm and relaxation
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