Womens' Health Aromastat
Aromastat is a natural blend of herbs, shown in clinical studies to inhibit the enzyme aromatase. Aromatase is an enzyme found in the liver that converts testosterone into estradiol and androstenedine into estrone. Thus its’ primary action is to convert steroid hormones into estrogen class hormones.
Aromastat contains indole-3-carbinols, like those found in cuciferous vegetables like cabbage, brussells sprouts, cauliflower, collards and broccoli. These indole-3-carbinols, help transform dangerous estrogens into more benign forms, as recognized by the National Cancer Institute.
Chrysin found in the herb Passiflora Incarnata. The flavone Chrysin is a potent natural aromatase inhibitor. In 1993 Chrysin was tested with 10 other flavonoids and found to be superior to an aromatase inhibiting DRUG (aminoglutethemide). Scientists conducting the study concluded that the aromatase-inhibiting effect of certain flavonoids may contribute to the cancer preventative effect of certain plant based diets.
Apigen found in most species of chamomile, the flavone apigen is also a safe and effective aromatase inhibitor, with inhibitory effectiveness about equal to that of chrysin.
The isoflavones in soy most notably genistein and diadzein were shown in studies to be potent aromatase inhibitors
Detox Support Detoxical D (Glucaric Acid Complex)
The body’s detoxification systems have a daily demand placed on them by both external and internal pollutants. This product is for those, whose systems carry the burden of additional demand, where specialized nutrition would help.
Calcium combined with Glucaric Acid to form Calcium D-Glucurate and the botanical Phyllanthus. Glucaric acid is found in small amounts in our bodies, and in fruits and vegetables. Calcium D-Glucarate is a form of glucarid acid, which is utilized in the body to enhance the process by which the body rids itself of potentially dangerous environmental pollutants, including foreign organic compounds, fat soluble toxins, and excess steroid hormones such as estrogen.
Some fruits and vegetables where glucaric acid is found is, oranges, apples, Brussels sprouts,broccoli and cabbage.
There is a lot of interest in using calcium D-glucarate for preventing estrogen related cancer such as breast cancer and other hormone related cancers. Calcium D-glucarate is thought to decrease estrogen levels by affecting estrogens’ elimination. Estrogen is metabolized hepatically in phase II metabolism by combining with glucuronic acid. It is then excreted in the bile. Unfortunately a bacterial enzyme in the intestine called beta-glucuronidase normally breaks the estrogen-glucuronide bond, allowing estrogen to be reabsorbed. Calcium D-glucurate works at this step by inhibiting beta-glucuronidase. Blocking this enzyme is thought to decrease the amount of estrogen being resorbed to lower circulating estrogen levels. There is some evidence that beta-glucuronidase activity may be increased in patients with hormone-dependent cancers like breast and prostate cancer
Now, we know that the common thread in many female hormone diseases such as those mentioned above is a little known condition known as estrogen dominance. The underlying problem is a relative excess of estrogen and an absolute deficiency in progesterone. In the west, the prevalence of estrogen dominance syndrome approaches 50% in women over 35 years old.
Eating low glycemic high fiber vegetables is best. When you can’t You must avoid simple sugars and coffee. This is temporary support till you find your best foods. Log in and you will fine tune your foods and feel better.
Here are some typical complaints from patients having estrogen dominance:
- My breasts are swollen and getting bigger.
- I can’t put my rings on my fingers.
- I am more impatient now than ever.
- People tell me I am too bossy.
- I am getting cramps again like when I was younger.
- I no longer get my period.
- I miss my periods regularly.
- My periods come irregularly.
- I get scared when I see large clots during my period.
- I have Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS).
- When I get a hug, my breasts hurt.
- I have fibroids.
- I have endometriosis.
- I cannot fit into my shoes.
- I have a cyst in my breast.
- I feel tired all the time.
|Estrogen Effect||Progesterone Effect|
|Causes endometrium to proliferate||Maintains secretory endometrium|
|Causes breast stimulation that can lead to breast cancer||Protects against fibrocystic breast and prevents breast cancer|
|Increases body fat||Helps use fat for energy|
|Increase endometrial cancer risk||Prevents endometrial cancer|
|Increase gallbladder disease risk|
|Restrains osteoclast function slightly||Promote osteoblast function, leading to bone growth|
|Reduces vascular tone||Restores vascular tone|
|Increase blood clot risk||Normalize blood clot|
These work synergistic ally to allow easy elimination of estrogen through the gut.