The symptoms of declining Oestrogen levels may include:
- Decreased sex drive
- Hot flushes or night sweats
- Thinning of vaginal and pelvic tissue
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Vaginal dryness, leading to painful sex
- Amenorrhea (missing periods etc)
- Breast tenderness
- Headaches, or migraines becoming worse
- Weight gain
- Fatigue and Difficulty concentrating
Healthy Sex Essential Products
In Malaysia Kacip Fatimah Extract is exclusively a female herb. I use it in clinical practice with women displaying menopausal symptoms and women who have come in showing a low oestrogen profile. This incredible herb is traditionally used to maintain healthy sex and a healthy female reproductive system, will tighten, tone and lubricate the vaginal wall and tissue and enhances sexual function. Kacip Fatimah is rich in phytoestrogen and isoflavones.
HRT or ‘Nature Identical’ hormones certainly are not necessary for every women of peri-menopause or menopause age. There are much more natural herbal solutions, and Kacip Fatimah would be my favourite for the double purpose of supporting healthy oestrogen levels and for the toning affect of the pelvic organs.
This particular Kacip Fatimah from Bionutricia is incredibly concentrated and you only need to take 1/2 – 2 tiny scoops (inside the container) per day. Start at a low dose and build up gradually. If you are unsure consult your preferred health care practitioner.
Sea Buckthorn Oil
The conclusions of a study entitled, ‘Effects of sea buckthorn oil intake on vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study’ concluded that sea buckthorn oil showed beneficial effects on vaginal health, indicating it is a potential alternative for mucosal integrity for those women not able to use estrogen treatment for vaginal atrophy. (2014 Nov;79(3):316-21. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2014.07.010. Epub 2014 Jul 21)
Sea buckthorn oil improves blood circulation, which is essential for vaginal moisture. Another study of postmenopausal women found that the women who used sea buckthorn oil saw improved vaginal dryness compared to the placebo group. In clinic I use Sea Buckthorn oil as my favourite remedy for the treatment of vaginal dryness. The dosage is just 1 mil per day to see results.
Collagen is a protein that helps strengthen the pelvic muscles and bones. It is also important for and healthy sex vaginal health, as it helps the body absorb nutrients from food and drink. Vaginal rejuvenation stimulates the regeneration of collagen and elastin, which can improve urinal stress incontinence, vaginal tightness, vaginal dryness, and the symptoms of postmenopausal atrophy.
Marine collagen is from North Atlantic wild caught cod, it is 100% pure and natural. Collagen also plays an essential role, in skin, hair and nails, joints, muscles and tendons and the digestive system. I recommend my clients have one dessertspoon of Marine Collagen in their daily smoothie. It is tasteless. There are not many areas where a good quality collagen is not beneficial, but this is especially the case in menopause, where gut integrity for accurate hormone production becomes more important as well.