I have not been shy about sharing my age here on the blog so most everyone is aware I am now firmly ensconced in my 40’s. No turning back now! I am also smack dab in the middle of perimenopause, the time when your body transitions to menopause (which is actually the point when it’s been a year since your last period.) This transition typically begins in your early 40’s and can last from a few months up to 10 years. Yeah, I know, I freaked out when I read that, too. Here are some of the symptoms of perimenopause:
Hot flashes Breast tenderness Worsening of premenstrual syndrome Decreased libido (sex drive) Fatigue Irregular periods Vaginal dryness; discomfort during sex Urine leakage when coughing or sneezing Urinary urgency (a pressing need to urinate more frequently) Mood swings Difficulty sleeping
Of course, every woman’s experience will vary. And let’s face it, we all experience some of these symptoms at various points in our lives (what mom isn’t fatigued?) For me, so far, I’ve had a few hot flashes (living in the south who can tell lol?) difficulty sleeping and the worsening of premenstrual syndrome. However, I’ve been having the most problems with irregular periods. Holy cow, what a ride the past year and a half has been! My monthly business is no longer predictable in any way shape or form. Every month is different. Some months it’s two periods. A couple of times I was late and thought it was finally all over. Lately my time has been lasting weeks, and not days. My record so far is 18 days. Fun times. ;)
Thankfully, this time in a woman’s life is no longer considered taboo. The subjects of menopause and perimenopause are out in the open and the medical community is helping women make the transition more tolerable with information and medical intervention when necessary. Over the counter support is available as well.
Estroven® products are herbal supplements made with all-natural ingredients to provide natural menopause symptom relief. Black cohosh plus soy isoflavones are combined with essential nutrients like calcium, folic acid, and B-vitamins. These work naturally in the body to help reduce hot flashes, night sweats, and other menopausal symptoms. There are four formulas to chose from.
Estroven® plus Multi-Vitamin combines menopausal symptom relief with a multi-vitamin for women. Estroven® plus Multi-Vitamin contains a unique Mood & Memory blend to support mood and memory function, as well as mild to moderate hot flashes.
Estroven® Maximum Strength was created for women who may be experiencing more bothersome menopause symptoms.
Estroven® Nighttime helps promote natural sleep patterns to help you sleep through the night and wake feeling refreshed without morning grogginess.*
The Estroven® plus Energy formula naturally supports the energy you need to stay productive and energized all day, while reducing hot flashes and night sweats.*
I picked up a box of Estroven plus Multi-Vitamin on my last trip to Target. I like that I can get mood and memory support along with my daily vitamins…no extra pill to take. :)
The Estroven website offers a wealth of information and even a self-test to see just how well you are managing menopausal symptoms. You can “like” Estroven on Facebook, and visit a special URL that has details on an Estroven loyalty program.
“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Estroven and received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.”