Preferred Nutrition WomenSense EstroSense
Symptoms of hormone imbalance are sparked by an imbalance of estrogen to progesterone, with estrogen being dominant. It is important to understand that there are several different forms of estrogen, with some being beneficial and others being potentially harmful.1 For example, synthetic estrogens present in the environment are called xenoestrogens. These toxins are found in pesticides and other chemicals and exposure to these chemicals can result in imbalanced hormone levels, menstrual cycle disruption, reduced fertility and a range of other possible effects.2
Even among the body’s naturally produced hormones, there are harmful and beneficial estrogens. Extensive research in animals and in humans has shown that higher levels of one form of estrogen, called 2-hydroxyestrone is associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer in women, whereas higher levels of another form, called 16α-hydroxyestrone, has been associated with a significantly increased risk of breast cancer.1,3
It is clear then that shifting the balance of estrogen in the body towards the “good” form of estrogen is highly desirable and can have many beneficial health effects. EstroSense® is a complete natural formula that helps to maintain lifelong healthy hormone balance from puberty onward. EstroSense® contains an effective combination of ingredients that have been clinically demonstrated to help promote healthy estrogen metabolism, detoxification of harmful chemicals and hormones, and the production of beneficial estrogen hormones.
EstroSense® is the ideal hormonal health partner for women using oral contraceptives and those suffering from various symptoms of hormonal imbalance which could include, breast health concerns, exposure to xenoestrogens (pesticides, herbicides and toxins), endometriosis, fibrocystic breasts, heavy/flooding periods, PMS, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids and more.
Calcium-D-Glucarate – D-glucarate is a naturally occurring substance that is found in many fruits and vegetables. D-glucarate has been shown to help enhance the detoxification of toxins and carcinogens in the body. It also enhances estrogen metabolism, helping to promote healthy hormone balance.4,5
Indole-3-Carbinol – I3C is a compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables that has been shown to promote healthy estrogen metabolism in women by helping to shift the balance of estrogen in the body towards 2-hydroxyestrone, the “good” form of estrogen.6 As a result, I3C can help to improve hormone balance and may also help to reduce the risk of estrogen-related cancers, like breast and cervical cancer.6 I3C has also been used successfully as a treatment in women with cervical dysplasia.6
Broccoli Extract: Sulforaphane – Sulforaphane is another detoxification compound found in broccoli. Sulforaphane is a powerful antioxidant that can help to enhance the immune system and improve the body’s ability to detoxify and eliminate harmful chemicals and hormones.7,8 Preliminary studies also suggest that sulforaphane may be able to target and destroy early breast cancer cells.8
Milk Thistle Extract – Milk Thistle is known for its liver protecting properties. This natural antioxidant works together with sulphoraphane to enhance the function of the liver, improving its ability to eliminate toxins, excess hormones and harmful forms of estrogen.9 As a result, healthy estrogen balance is restored, and side-effects of unbalanced hormone levels can be reduced.
Additional Antioxidants – EstroSense also contains a combination of other powerful natural antioxidants that work together to protect the body’s cells and tissues from damage, reduce inflammation and the risk of disease and help to maintain hormone balance. These antioxidants include rosemary extract, green tea extract, turmeric and lycopene. Green Tea extract, for example, has been shown to support estrogen balance, with one study showing that green tea drinkers have lower blood estrogen levels than non-drinkers.10