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Today we are diving deep into a topic that affects us all but is often misunderstood — hormones!
These chemical messengers are the unsung heroes in our bodies, diligently working behind the scenes, influencing everything from growth and development to metabolism, sexual function, reproduction, and even our moods.
However, just like a finely tuned orchestra, things can sometimes get out of rhythm, throwing the entire symphony of your body into chaos.
The good news? With a little knowledge and some simple lifestyle tweaks, you can become the maestro of your own wellbeing, bringing harmony back to your body.
Proteins are not just building blocks for muscles; they are vital in the production of peptide hormones, influencing a plethora of bodily functions including appetite, stress management, and more.
Did you know your gut is kind of like your second brain? Nourishing it with a healthy dose of fiber not only promotes a happy gut but also stabilizes insulin levels. Consider integrating products like our Turkey Tail THRIVE Honey Tonic, packed with prebiotic fibers to fuel a healthy microbiome.
Your brain absolutely loves healthy fats, and guess what? They also help to balance your blood sugar and regulate hormones that are involved with appetite, metabolism, and feeling full. Our honeyblends are made with cacao butter and coconut oil for an added dose of healthy fats to enhance bioavailability and provide a powerful support to your brain & hormonal health.
These fungi are powerhouses when it comes to supporting your hormonal and reproductive health. Reishi contains compounds that help regulate the body’s stress response, balance hormones, and promote better sleep. Maitake, on the other hand, has been shown to help balance blood sugar and some research suggests that maitake mushrooms may be therapeutic against PCOS and could help combat common issues like infertility. In one Japanese study, maitake induced ovulation for 76.9% of women with PCOS.
Read this blog post for a deeper dive and experience their benefits firsthand with our Limited-Edition BALANCE Maitake Reishi Honey Tincture.
Regular exercise not only keeps you fit but enhances hormone receptor sensitivity, helps to regulate insulin, and lowers cortisol levels. In particular, high intensity exercise has been shown to increase levels of Human Growth Hormone (HGH), which promotes recovery, metabolism, and muscle growth. Amplify your workouts with additions like our Cordyceps POWER Honey Tincture, Cacao Powerblend, or Energy Bundle.
Quality sleep is non-negotiable for hormonal balance. It helps your body regulate numerous hormones, including those related to stress, reproductive health, and appetite.
A good night’s rest ensures a peak in your cortisol levels when you wake up, setting off a chain reaction that stimulates the release of other vital hormones. This lays the foundation for a well-regulated cycle of physiological processes that span across the day. Conversely, subpar sleep can hinder cortisol release, consequently throwing this system out of balance.
Stress messing with your hormones? Say hello to adaptogens. These powerful substances interact directly with your HPA axis – your body’s main stress response system – to enhance your ability to resist stress, facilitate recovery, and restore balance, also known as homeostasis. Leveraging the adaptogenic properties of mushrooms like reishi, chaga, and lions mane can be a game changer in better managing stress.
*The information above is for educational purposes only, and does not substitute professional medical advice.
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