It’s hard to be a woman, not only do I have roller coaster hormones to contend with during my heavy periods, but also stomach cramps, tender breasts, backache and hormonal acne and that’s before I tell you how weak and rubbish it makes me feel to lose so much blood. Despite leading a healthy active lifestyle and eating a balanced vegan diet my body still suffers during my cycle and I have the biggest dip in energy levels and outbreak of spots around my chin like clockwork. I use the most absorbent tampons which have still managed to bleed through into my jeans, and nothing seems to touch the ache of the cramping. Thankfully AstroNutrition have the perfect solution!
The Lorna Vanderhaeghe EstroSmart capsules are vegetarian and vegan friendly and have been specially formulated to help women to maintain a healthy estrogen-to-progesterone balance. They protect and treat fibrocystic breasts, detoxify toxic estrogens from plastics, pesticides and cosmetics and halt abnormal cell growth including breast lumps, fibroids, cysts, endometriosis and thick uterine lining.
The capsules are great for those with PCOS and ovarian cysts and stop the conversion of good estrogens 2-hydroxyestrone to bad estrogens 16-hydroxyestrone, whilst eliminating PMS to makes periods effortless. They also target hormonal acne and help to maintain a healthy PAP smear. Adults of twelve years and over can take two capsules daily along with food for effortless periods, fibrocystic breasts, balanced hormones and for the prevention of hormonal acne; and four capsules daily with food to help with endometriosis, fibroids, cysts and flooding periods.
A pot of 60 ESTROsmart capsules costs £34.99 and lasts one month as I take two capsules each day, one with my breakfast and one with dinner. The capsules are a sandy yellow colour, are thinner than regular pills and easy to swallow, leaving no aftertaste behind. I began taking my tablets after my last period ended which was such a heavy flow and left me weak and upset. As the capsules were well into my system by this period I was hoping for some good results and wasn’t disappointed.
Since taking the capsules my period has been far lighter, to the extent that I switched my heavy flow tampons for regular flow which I haven’t been able to use since before I had my two children. I’ve escaped my monthly outbreak of spots around my chin which is such a relief as I always hate covering spots with makeup because it makes my skin feel even worse and takes far longer to heal. But because I don’t have horrible red spots I don’t need to wear makeup and it’s really lifted my mood. I don’t feel as quick to anger or tired, which has made me less stressed and I generally feel happy and positive rather than reflective and emotional like I normally would at this time.
As far as stomach cramps and backache go I still have the feeling of my period being there but it isn’t anywhere as uncomfortable or painful as usual, and I haven’t had to use a hot water bottle or take pain killers which is great. The ESTROsmart has made a great difference to my period and helps to keep my breasts healthly, a big thumbs up for AstroNutrition from this single mummy!