Is your PMS worse this month?
If you experience an increase in your PMS symptoms this month, you’re not alone!
We need to be protecting more than just our immune system around here!
During times of extra stress (** lookin’ at you Rona**), it’s likely that you are producing an increase in stress hormone cortisol, which means our sex hormones and important events like ovulation can take a hit and throw periods out of whack.
This increase in cortisol also decreases sex hormone progesterone which can potentially bring on an earlier period, but also, when the hormonal ratio of estrogen is higher than progesterone it’s what causes those pesky PMS to show face…
Cue an increase in:
- Mood swings + irritability
- Intense cravings
- Disrupted sleep… the list goes on.
Does any of this sound familiar yet?
It's annoying. But, it’s actually our body’s genius way of prioritizing your survival, protecting you from the perceived current danger, deciding that it’s not a safe time to be ovulating or bringing a baby into the world and so it puts it all on pause.
This can be okay for a short period of time, your body is resilient and with the right support your PMS can subside within a few cycles. However, if you remain in a stressed state for a prolonged period of time, you may experience missing or irregular periods, infertility, no libido, mood disorders, thyroid dysfunction and weight challenges which are more challenging and take more time to heal.
Nevertheless, this email isn’t to stress you out about not stressing out!
It’s because of the prevalence of stress during this pandemic that we at Ova Moon want to support you and make sure your hormones stay as healthy as possible for the sake of your future periods, fertility and overall vitality.
Adaptogenic herbs support the body’s natural ability to deal with stress. They are called adaptogens because of their unique ability to “adapt” their function according to the specific needs of the body. So they may increase or decrease your stress and/or sex hormone levels depending on your individual physiology.
Decreases menstrual pain*
Cleanses the Uterus*
Regulates the cycle*
Overall Health Benefits: Boosts immunity, lowers blood pressure, and relieves asthma and coughing. Shatavari is also an aphrodisiac and can boost libido.*
The Cycle Science of Shatavari: Increases fertility by cooling the uterus and reducing inflammation. It effectively treats painful menstruation and heavy bleeding and brings regularity to feminine rhythms. It targets the nervous system and reduce symptoms of emotional irritability, abdominal cramping and headaches.*