At our core, we are dedicated to ensuring that women have access to the highest quality hormone solutions. Our approach to hormone care is founded on comprehensive, holistic principles that extend beyond mere estrogen therapy.
1. Comprehensive Hormone Care:
We firmly believe that achieving optimal hormone care for women involves considering a full spectrum of essential hormones, which includes but is not limited to:
2. Minimal Additives:
We prioritize the use of hormone solutions with minimal additives. Many common prescriptions contain potentially harmful additives like red dye, yellow dye, titanium dioxide, and peanut oil. These substances can pose a risk, particularly when used over an extended period.
3. Avoidance of Synthetic Hormones:
We advocate the avoidance of synthetic hormones in favor of natural, bioidentical hormones. This preference is rooted in our belief that natural hormones are often safer and more effective, aligning closely with a woman’s unique physiological needs.
As women age, hormonal fluctuations are a natural part of the process, and many may experience various symptoms that can impact their well-being and quality of life. At Moment Health, we believe that every woman deserves access to quality solutions to navigate these hormonal changes safely and effectively. Our comprehensive approach combines scientific knowledge with cutting-edge research to provide evidence-based solutions tailored to individual needs.
PROGESTERONE PRODUCTION DECLINES WITH AGE
Progesterone usually declines with age, and yet is one of the most important hormones in the body.
As women age, their progesterone production diminishes. Supplementing natural bio-identical progesterone with a high quality cream or capsule may help fight stress, aging, chronic inflammation, estrogen excess, thyroid problems, infertility, and much more.
Estrogen is made in both men and women. It’s needed to perform many roles in the body, but just like when oxalates are chronically or insulin is chronically high, problems can happen. The body like its balance.
Cell proliferation is the process by which a cell grows and divides to produce two daughter cells.
Estrogen has this action mostly via activation of growth factor pathways that prompt cells to divide. This mechanism is also needed for reproduction. However, this mechanism must be controlled so the message isn’t used for the wrong processes in the body.
It’s commonly said that “estrogen makes everything grow.” It helps grow a baby! It makes the lining of the uterus grow, promotes the growth of the egg, and keeps the vaginal tissue moist. Growth messages can be positive and negative-this is why estrogen must be balanced.
Keep in mind that while estrogen is needed for cell proliferation, it can also be a contraceptive and can mimic stress.
What matters is that estrogen is produced at normal levels and is balanced optimally to support you.
Testosterone production usually declines with age in men and women.
Testosterone can help with the immune system. This may be why men are known to recover from the flu faster than women. Testosterone may be protective against the flu (and this may be why men tend to recover from the flu quicker than women). These data suggest that androgen receptor signaling creates a local pulmonary environment that promotes downregulation of detrimental inflammatory immune responses to protect against prolonged influenza disease.
Testosterone is often thought of as just a “male hormone,” but it’s incredibly important for women too.
Conclusions: Testosterone therapy improves well-being, mood, and sexual function in premenopausal women with low libido and low testosterone.
DHEA is the highest-circulating steroid present in the human body and it helps to produce other hormones, including testosterone and estrogen. DHEA plays an important role in the brain, immune system, anti-aging, and overall health, but levels decrease by about 80% between ages 25 and 75.
As the levels of DHEA and DHEA-S decline with age, the brain loses its protective properties and becomes more sensitive to the ravages of neurological decline.
DHEA supplementation provides benefits for both early and late postmenopausal women. One study treated early (50-55 years and late postmenopausal women (60-65 years) with oral DHEA 50 mg/day for 6 months. Treatment with DHEA was associated with a progressive improvement of the menopausal symptoms(Gyencol Endocrin 2000).
Cortisol impacts our sex hormones including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone as well as insulin and thyroid. Cortisol should be highest upon waking and then lowest at nighttime. It is inversely related to melatonin levels.
When we are stressed, our brain activates our hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA) and can down-regulate FSH and LH, which can cause lower progesterone levels and impact sleep and mood. The body’s shock response increases cortisol, decreases blood pressure, and increases water uptake from the blood by tissues and organs. As a result, arteries become constricted. This physiological response is a huge contributing factor to many negative symptoms. High cortisol can contribute to excess estrogen. Excess estrogen is stored in our fat cells and can result in insulin resistance.
Elevated cortisol can also suppress thyroid levels since it can create the inactive form of thyroid hormone and can cause symptoms of fatigue, weight gain, constipation, mood changes, hair loss, and decrease metabolism.