There's a Reason These Ingredients Are Famous in the Menopause World
While everyone’s menopause experience is different, the hormone imbalances that happen during perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause can certainly cause some discomfort.
Do you find yourself having to change your shirt multiple times a day because of sweaty hot flashes?
Do you wake up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat?
Do you have trouble sleeping in general?
Do you feel like your moods are out of your control?
Are you annoyed by the feeling of dry skin?
Do you experience discomfort from vaginal dryness?
While some of these things may seem a bit taboo — the truth is, if you’ve experienced any of these things, you’re not alone.
It’s estimated that 85% of women who’ve gone through menopause have experienced one of these menopause-related discomforts.
If you’re one of them, you’re probably looking for relief — preferably relief that doesn’t involve the worrisome side effects of hormone replacement therapy — more natural relief.
Of course, that’s what At Last Naturals is here for! Our products can help provide the relief you’ve been looking for, so you can get on with your busy life. We understand that it can be overwhelming to read about different natural menopause relief products and their seemingly long lists of ingredients.
That’s why we’re taking a dive into some of the natural ingredients in our products — so we can reduce that overwhelm and help you understand the important role that each of these ingredients plays in helping to provide natural relief for menopause.
Wild Yam Extract
All of our menopause relief products at ALN contain wild yam root extract. Wild yam root is rich in diosgenin — a plant compound that has diverse medicinal properties.
It can act as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, working to gently and effectively balance hormone levels and provide natural menopause relief.
Some studies have shown that administering wild yam can help restore the body’s levels of antioxidants, sexual hormones, and lipids in postmenopausal women — therefore helping to minimize the discomforts associated with menopause.
Our Extra Strength Wild Yam Gel contains 12% wild yam root extract and works to cool and soothe discomforts such as dry skin, hot flashes, mood swings, hypertension, and cramping.
You might be familiar with Aloe vera’s role in treating sunburns and irritated skin, but it has so many other amazing healing properties too.
Aloe vera is anti-inflammatory, rich in vitamins C, A, E, and B12, antioxidants, enzymes, and minerals — such as folic acid, copper, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.
In the skincare world, Aloe vera is known for its antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic abilities. It can help treat dry skin, acne, burns, and dandruff while providing a unique cooling sensation. If you’ve ever used it on your skin, you know the benefits of Aloe vera are unmatched, which is why it’s a key ingredient in the ALN wild yam cream and gel.
On a separate note, you can find drinks that contain Aloe vera too! When ingested, the enzymes in the gel work to break down fats and sugars, aiding in digestion, gut health, hydration, and regulation of blood sugar. Consuming Aloe vera may even help replenish the collagen in your skin, which can prevent dryness and other signs of aging.
Vitamin E is another important antioxidant that has been used in the dermatology field for over 50 years. Some say it’s an essential part of a healthy skincare regimen since it protects the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals.
So, what exactly are free radicals? They’re unstable atoms that can cause damage to the cells in your body. Free radicals are either produced by the body itself or introduced by an outside source, such as sun exposure, tobacco smoke, or other toxins and pollutants.
In the skin, the damage done by free radicals can appear as fine lines, wrinkles, dull/uneven skin tone, and pigmented spots. In other words: the common signs of aging.
Think of Vitamin E as your self-defense, free-radical scavenger, helping to replenish your skin and hydrate your body. Our Vaginal Replenishment Gel is enriched with Vitamin E to help restore your body’s natural lubrication.
Seaweed (Natural Alginate)
Seaweed is gaining popularity in the world of natural cosmetics — and for good reason!
Because seaweed exists naturally in marine environments, it produces natural, organic compounds that allow it to survive under stressful living conditions.
I think we can all admire seaweed’s calm, productive response to stress.
These organic byproducts have the unique ability to protect your skin, making seaweed a heavily sought-after ingredient in the skincare world. These bioactive components in seaweed can provide moisturizing, antioxidant (hello again!), antibacterial, anti-aging, and anti-acne benefits for your skin.
You may have noticed that the benefits of seaweed are very similar to the benefits of Vitamin E. They both work to replenish the body’s moisture levels and work to fight the presence of free radicals in the skin that exist from overexposure to environmental stressors.
You can find seaweed at the base of ALN’s Vaginal Replenishment Gel, working to replenish your body’s natural moisture while closely matching your body’s pH level.
Which One Is Your Favorite?
These natural ingredients all have amazing powers, some of which overlap with the next. But together, they create a powerhouse of natural defense against the negative impacts that can come with menopause — and aging in general.
If you’re looking for menopause relief, we hope you’ll give these natural ingredients a try!
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