I am starting a new series on the blog, yay! This one is going to go into some details about the health supplements that I use and have used in the past. Welcome to The Supplement Diaries.
Disclaimer. Obviously I am not pushing these supplements on to people, not telling you, you HAVE to buy them or whatever else else, I am simply giving you some information on the product and giving you my thoughts and how it worked for me. Just because a product has worked or not worked for me in no way states that it is going to be that way for everyone. Clearly I am not a professional, just someone doing their research and having their own experiences and sharing them. Please do your own research before deciding if the product is right for you.
The first supplement I want to talk about is one that I have been using for a while now, I've been through one or two of the containers so far and I'm obviously thinking they're working or I wouldn't be wasting my money. This is Alpha Venus by ATP Science, which you will find a lot of the supplements I use are by this brand. ATP Science are very educative with their supplements, they even have a podcast series to help educate their consumers on what they are putting in their body.
What is it?
So, I've done some research into the supplement as I did before I decided if I wanted to give it a go or not, but I'll share my research with you.
Alpha Venus is a herbal supplement designed for girls (and guys) who are estrogen dominant. It is designed to improve the estrogen modulation and the androgen ratio. Those were a few big words that probably didn't mean much to you, right? So let me break it down.
Estrogen is obviously needed in the body to help cardiovascular health and the production of hair, skin and nails, but once it has done its job it is supposed to be cleared from the body. It is when the estrogen isn't cleared away that you will begin to see a estrogen dominance in the body. If you have excess estrogen you are going to retain more water and store more body fat, particularly in the lower body areas- the hips, booty and thighs.
So Alpha Venus is designed to detoxify the body of that excess estrogen in order for you to see less body fat and less water retention. Other benefits are listed as increased libido, increased strength, muscle growth and lean muscle tissue development.
What are the key ingredients?
Broccoli Sprout (Brassica Oleracea) and Rosemary Extract (Rosemarinus Officinalis)
Broccoli and rosemary? Sounds pretty good for you, doesn't it? That is because it is.
These two together are responsible for directly stimulating the gene (NRF-2) which regulates your metabolism and detoxes that excess estrogen down a safe pathway- so no more toxic estrogen storage.
Chase Tree (Vitex Agnus Castus) Extract
This ingredient is responsible for enhancing your ovulation, for helping the healthy follicle to mature for ovulation. It is also included to enhance the production of progesterone in the body which is the hormone that thickens your uterus lining. Vitex also increases dopamine in the body, which is a neurotransmitter that helps the brains reward and pleasure centers.
Bladderwrack or Kelp Extract (Fucus Vesiculosus)
This ingredient is the key to inhibiting the conversion of testosterone to excess estrogen. Bladderwrack is actually a common type of seaweed, it is rich in iodine (essential for thyroid health and a healthy diet). It is also good source of fiber which promotes good digestive health.
So, whats your opinion Elyssa?
I LOVE Alpha Venus as a supplement! I take one table twice a day- at breakfast and at dinner and this just really helps me to feel more balanced and less bloated. I've been taking this supplement consistently for around a month now after taking a short break, and I could really tell the difference between being on them and not using them. I found that it has also really helped with my PMS symptoms, not having as many cravings in the week leading up to my cycle and they are definitely not as painful as they used to be. I have also found a decrease in my stored body fat around thighs and hips area.
I purchase Alpha Venus from Fat Burners Only which is a Perth store so I get my products so quickly- so good for people who are impatient.
As I have said before I highly recommend that you do your own research before deciding if these are right for you.
Until next time x