Welcome to the Women’s Supplement Class!
So happy that your are joining. A new year means a year older for everyone! As we age, supplements can be very helpful to our bodies. However, I don’t want to sacrifice my health by taking supplements full of artificial additives and synthetic ingredients. So I began this year looking at Young Livings supplements for my husband and I to try. Amazingly, I found that they offer a wide range of supplements targeted specifically for women.
This class is to introduce each supplement and provide a compliant description. Not interested in supplements? Look for my next class on Oils for Women. Let me know if you have any questions as you follow along.
Who knows what your Endocrine System is/does? This will be the most lengthy post! Before moving on, its very important that you read this information.
The endocrine system is a network of glands that produce and release hormones that help control many important body functions, including the body’s ability to change calories into energy that powers cells and organs.
The endocrine system influences how your heart beats, how your bones and tissues grow, even your ability reproduce. It plays a vital role in whether or not you develop diabetes, thyroid disease, growth disorders, sexual dysfunction, and a host of other hormone-related disorders.
+Glands of the Endocrine System+
Each gland of the endocrine system releases specific hormones into your bloodstream. These hormones travel through your blood to other cells and help control or coordinate many body processes.
Endocrine glands include:
• Adrenal glands: Two glands that sit on top of the kidneys that release the hormone cortisol.
• Hypothalamus: A part of the lower middle brain that tells the pituitary gland when to release hormones.
• Ovaries: The female reproductive organs that release eggs and produce sex hormones.
• Islet cells in the pancreas: Cells in the pancreas control the release of the hormones insulin and glucagon.
• Parathyroid: Four tiny glands in the neck that play a role in bone development.
• Pineal gland: A gland found near the center of the brain that may be linked to sleep patterns.
• Pituitary gland: A gland found at the base of brain behind the sinuses. It is often called the “master gland” because it influences many other glands, especially the thyroid. Problems with the pituitary gland can affect bone growth, a woman’s menstrual cycles, and the release of breast milk.
• Thymus: A gland in the upper chest that helps develop the body’s immune system early in life.
• Thyroid: A butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck that controls metabolism.
Even the slightest hiccup with the function of one or more of these glands can throw off the delicate balance of hormones in your body and lead to an endocrine disorder, or endocrine disease.
Supplement #1 CortiStop
CortiStop Women’s is a dietary supplement designed to help the body maintain its natural balance and harmony. When under stress, the body produces cortisol. When cortisol is produced too frequently, it can have negative health consequences such as feelings of fatigue, difficulty maintaining healthy weight, and difficulty maintaining optimal health of cardiovascular systems. CortiStop supports the glandular systems of women. (The Diagram) This supplement contains the following oils: Clary Sage, Fennel, Peppermint and Frankincense.
This supplement is frequently out of stock.
Quantity: 60 capsules
How To Use
Take 2 capsule in the morning before breakfast. If desired, for extra benefits, take another two capsule before retiring. Use daily for 8 weeks. Discontinue use for 2-4 weeks before once more resuming.
*When taking a supplement, sometimes it best practices to start low and go slow. Let your body adjust.
Supplement #2 Thyromin
Thyromin is a special blend of porcine glandular extracts, herbs, amino acids, minerals, and therapeutic-grade essential oils in a perfectly balanced formula that maximizes nutritional support for healthy thyroid function. The thyroid gland regulates body metabolism, energy, and body temperature.
Definition of Porcine Glandular Extracts: Glandular supplements are generally extracted from cow (bovine), sheep (ovine) or pig (porcine) sources and are concentrated into a product for healing equivalent glands in humans. This supplement contains the essential oils Spearmint, Peppermint, Myrrh and Myrtle.
How to Use
Take one to two capsules daily, immediately before going to sleep.
Supplement #3 Life 9 Probiotic
Gut health is so important! Life 9 is a high-potency probiotic that combines 17 billion live cultures from 9 beneficial bacteria strains that promotes healthy digestion, supports gut health, and helps maintain normal intestinal function for overall support of a healthy immune system. Life 9 is specially designed with special delayed-release capsules.
Here’s the list of 9 probiotic strains in this probiotic.
1. Lactobacillus acidophilus
2. Bifidobacterium lactis
3. Lactobacillus plantarum
4. Lactobacillus rhamnosus
5. Lactobacillus salivarius
6. Streptococcus thermophilus
7. Bifidobacterium breve
8. Bifidobacterium bifidum
9. Bifidobacterium longum
How to Use
Adults and adolescents 12 and over: 1 Capsule(s) 1 time(s) per day.
Take 1 capsule every night following a meal or as needed. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications and take at least 2-3 hours before or after antibiotics.
Supplement 4# FemiGen
FemiGen capsules were formulated with herbs and amino aids designed to balance and support the female reproductive system from youth through menopause. FemiGen combines whole food herbs like wild yam, damiana, and dong quai, along with synergistic amino acids and select essential oils to supply nutrition that is supportive of the special needs of the female systems. Inclues the following essential oils: Fennel, Sage, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang. Also contains ginseng and wild yams.
How to Use
Take 2 capsules with breakfast and 2 capsules with lunch.
Supplement #5 PD 80/20
PD 80/20 is a dietary supplement formulated to help maximize internal health and support the endocrine system. It contains pregnenolone and DHEA, two substances produced naturally by the body that decline with age.
Pregnenolone is the key precursor for the body’s production of estrogen, DHEA, and progesterone, and it also has an impact on mental acuity and memory.
DHEA is involved in maintaining the health of the cardiovascular and immune systems.
How to Use
Start with 1 capsule per day, then increase to 2 capsules per day as needed.
Supplement #6 Super Cal Plus
There are plenty of calcium supplements you can choose from, but Super Cal Plus was created to offer more than just calcium and minerals—it is a true bone-health supplement. This supplement contains many beneficial essential oils including: Idaho Blue Spruce, Black Spruce, Copaiba, Vetiver and Peppermint.
+Uses a synergistic blend of bioavailable calcium, magnesium, and other trace minerals derived from red algae harvested off the coast of Iceland.
+Features a dual-action blend that helps maintain and support the structure, integrity, and density of bones.
+Promotes healthy bones by supporting the body’s ability to resorb bone tissue (osteoclasts) and deposit new bone tissue (osteoblasts).
+Provides an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, vitamin K, and vitamin D.
+Helps support and contribute to the maintenance of healthy bones using calcium, magnesium, and a unique matrix of trace minerals
Plus, adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life as part of a well-balanced diet may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
The unique seaweed in this supplement absorbs calcium, magnesium, and other trace minerals from ocean water, bringing them together to support overall bone health, including bone-density support. Super Cal Plus also includes a unique fermented polysaccharide complex to support bone resorption and formation. With these powerhouse ingredients, plus a special blend of handpicked essential oils, Super Cal Plus plays an important role in maintaining overall bone health to help you stay moving.
How to Use
Take 2 capsules daily with food.
Supplement #7 Estro
Estro is an herbal tincture formulated to support the female glandular system and to foster a normal, healthy attitude during PMS. It contains plant-derived phytoestrogens, including black and blue cohosh, which are used extensively in Europe, along with clary sage essential oil, which contains sclareol, an essential oil phytoestrogen.
Herbal Tincture Definition: A liquid extract made by soaking herbs in alcohol to extract the active ingredients from the herbs. Alcohol is considered an excellent solvent because it is food grade and can extract herbal constituents, such as resins and alkaloids, that are poorly soluble in water. After a number of weeks, the herbs are then strained and removed, leaving behind the liquid. A tincture can be made of a single herb or a combination of herbs.
Phytoestrogens Definition: A group of naturally occurring compounds found in many plants. Foods that contain phytoestrogens include tofu, soybeans and flaxseeds.
1.8 FL OZ
How to Use
Take 3 half droppers (3 ml) two to three times daily in distilled water, or as needed.
Supplement #8 EndoGize
EndoGize is especially formulated to support a healthy and balanced endocrine system in women.
How to Use
Take 1 capsule twice daily. Use daily for four weeks. Discontinue for two weeks before resuming.
Supplement #9 SleepEssence
This is not a supplement just for women but I thought you may want to know about it!
SleepEssence contains four powerful Young Living Therapeutic Grade essential oils that have unique sleep-enhancing properties in a softgel vegetarian capsule for easy ingestion. Combining lavender, vetiver, valerian, and Ruta graveolens essential oils with the hormone melatonin—a well-known sleep aid—SleepEssence is a natural way to enable a full night’s rest.
How to Use
Take 1–2 softgels 30–60 minutes before bedtime.
This completes the Supplement Class. Comment any questions that you have and I will do my best to answer them. Please let me know if you have any questions! I hope you find the supplement that best fits your needs.