Our body’s hormonal system is a web of chemical messages that are picked up by the brain to regulate our immune system, metabolism, reproduction and hunger. When our hormones are out of balance, our mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing suffers. There are a few actions you can take to ensure your hormones are balanced.
One way to regulate your hormones is to eat enough protein. Two of the most important hormones for regulating appetite and therefore weight are ghrelin and leptin. When we are hungry, the level of ghrelin in our body rises and signals to our brain that we need to eat. Studies have found that consuming approximately 30g protein at each meal can help regulate how hungry we get by reducing ghrelin and stimulating hormones that make us feel full: leptin, PYY and GLP1.
The third way we’re recommending to maintain balanced hormones is massage therapy. A fantastic stress reliever, it increases temperature which can help relax muscles and balance out hormones, specifically cortisol. Massage therapy has been shown to reduce levels of cortisol by 38% and can even increase serotonin by 28%. Our Muscle Ease Body Oil is highly absorbent to promote healthy skin and relieve muscular pain. A complex blend of organic essential oils, it renews the skin cells, relieving tension in your muscles to help with recovery and relaxation after a stressful day.
By making sure you take care of your hormonal health, you’ll get a better night's sleep, clearer skin, better memory, and a higher libido. Balancing hormones leads to a more balanced and enjoyable lifestyle.