Five hormones are in flux during perimenopause: estrogen, progesterone, cortisol, thyroid and testosterone (factor in insulin and leptin as well if there is weight gain). Perimenopause — the years of hormonal upheaval before the final menstrual period — begins with dropping progesterone levels and ends with dropping estrogen. During the first phase of perimenopause a woman runs out of ripe eggs and “the hallmark is shorter cycles and heavier bleeding,” The second phase is defined by lower estrogen and skipped cycles. Despite the perception that there’s a continuous decline in estrogen en route to menopause, “it can fluctuate wildly.” In fact, excess estrogen is the reason why women experience breast discomfort.
Menopause actually does not cause weight gain, but it can increase belly fat, researchers have found. The reason? A drop in estrogen levels after menopause can make fat storage shift from the hips and thighs to the stomach. Also true is that the older you get, the harder it can be to control your weight — although it can be done. A 2003 study of 535 premenopausal women who were followed throughout menopause discovered that the women were able to avoid gaining weight — and some were able to actually lose weight — by following a 1,300-calorie diet and burning 1,000 to 1,500 calories a week. Most experts recommend aiming for at least two hours and 30 minutes per week of moderate aerobic activity, which can also give you more energy and brighten your mood. Foods with the fatty acid phosphatidylserine, such as soy beans, carrots and cabbage, can also improve your mood. Apex Menopause can help!
Our proprietary formulation was designed to alleviate:
- Mood swings
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Discomfort that comes with menopause (physically & mentally)
Our Proprietary formulation was designed to promote:
- Natural hormonal balance
- Increase memory
- Healthy hypothalamus
- Healthy weight
- Reduce headaches
- Reduce swelling
- Stable energy levels
Take twice daily, once with breakfast and once at dinner. Drink 5 to 8 glasses of water daily for best results. Do not take if you are pregnant or think you are pregnant. Intended for adult usage only.