DoTERRA says … “PHYTOESTROGEN LIFETIME COMPLEX™ dō̄TERRA Women Phytoestrogen Lifetime Complex is a blend of natural plant extracts that support hormone balance throughout the different phases of a woman’s life. Phytoestrogen Lifetime Complex include a standardized soy extract with genistein, a powerful phytoestrogen that binds with estrogen receptors in cells, and the natural phytoestrogens in pomegranate. It also includes a concentrated extract of flax seed lignans to help manage potentially harmful metabolites that are produced when estrogen is metabolized in the liver. Balancing hormones and managing harmful metabolites by eating a healthy diet rich in phytoestrogens and other essential nutrients, exercising, and managing weight can help reduce uncomfortable symptoms associated with PMS and the transition through menopause and supports healthy bones, heart, breast tissue and other body structures and functions as a women ages.*”
I have been taking doTERRA phytoestrogen for about a month. I am 55 years old and have all the regular symptoms … weight gain, insomnia, serious hot flashes, loss of skin elasticity and a thing or two more. All those symptoms are a result of my decreasing estrogen levels. I’m enjoying that my hormones aren’t as up and down as they used to be but the symptoms are .. keeping me awake at night.
I did a little research and found out that adding hormones to your body is a hit and miss advantage. As with everything balance is the key. By adding the estrogen I may be tipping the scale on some other hormone or body chemistry. I am proceeding with caution.
I am hoping this product will help me in 3 areas: 1. Hot flashes 2. Insomnia 3. Weight gain. I talked to my doctor, she is an internist, she told me to go ahead and try it but limit it to about a year. So, this is my year.
I started the supplements in July and these are the resulted effects in the main 3 areas:
1. Hot flashes, they have decreased. Don is very happy about that. I have even had moments of being chilled. It was delightful.
2. Insomnia – better. But, I have also reduced my coffee.
3. Weight gain. Psh. Nothin. Still the same.
I waited too long before ordering my next bottle of Phytoestrogen so I went without it for about a week. Within that week I had emotional ups and downs, increased hot flashes and returned insomnia. I am going to be careful to order it on time. There you have it, month one! I think I am going to like this. If you have some difficulties and would like to consider if this product would be helpful for you just leave a comment and I will help you get started.