SPOTLIGHT ON HORMONAL HEALTH

Begin your journey to balanced hormones here

The way in which our hormones function is sometimes referred to as a symphony. Each has a very specific task and is needed at a very specific time. When everything is working well a wonderful symphony is created, ‘the dance of the hormones’. How anything in our body works as it should is amazing. When we realize all the nutrients and requirements needed for optimum function, it is mind blowing. Often times when we don’t feel great perhaps our hormones are a little out of synch. Women who battle at PMS time and at menopause know all about this. All of us though are affected by hormone imbalances in stress situations. The DHEA and testosterone levels are sometimes the first to get out of line.
R134.00R337.00

Sally T. Ashwagandha 500mg;

Ashwagandha is a herb which originated in India over 3000 years ago. Its botanical name is Withania somnifera, but is also commonly known as Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry, or winter cherry. It is a plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family. Though used for a variety of medical issues, one of the best known is the reduction of cortisol levels in periods of stress.

Suggested uses:
– May assist with reducing stress hormone levels
– If stress in our lives is only occasional, and we take adequate time for rest, relaxation and sleep to restore cortisol and stress hormones, then occasional stress cortisol release will not be a problem. But, if we live a typical modern Western lifestyle, we are subject to chronic stress, with inadequate nutrition, rest, relaxation and sleep, and are subject to chronic excessive cortisol levels
– Can assist with getting a good night’s sleep
R180.00

Sally T. L-Methionine 500mg; 90 Caps

Methionine is a valuable nutritional compound that is of multiple benefits for the body.

In Europe, doctors have been using it with excellent results to treat depression, inflammation, liver diseases, and certain muscle pains. Meat, fish, eggs and dairy products are all excellent sources of methionine.

Vegetarians can obtain methionine from whole grains, but beans are a relatively poor source of this amino acid.

Adding L-methionine in supplemental form is inexpensive and can make a radical difference to achieving optimum metabolic and bodily functioning.

L-Methionine may be used to help with:
– Natural liver detoxing, especially heavy metals and lead
– Mood stabilization and depression
– Muscles to move and perform in athletics and body building activities
– Improving creatine levels by supplying energy or boosting levels in the muscles so they can vigorously move during intense workouts and training
– Effectively metabolising fats
– The effective fat or lipid metabolism which significantly aids in weight control and in the possible prevention of cardiac disease
– Processing fats in the liver (lipid metabolism), which prevents fatty liver disease
– Effectively neutralise toxins in the liver by increasing glutathione levels
– Naturally supporting cellular health with its powerful antioxidant activities as it fights free radicals which cause cell damage and or cell death. (Optimum cellular health is essential in reversing the early signs of ageing and the development of degenerative or aging-related diseases.)
– Reducing estrogen dominance
– Choline deficiency which can be caused by a deficiency of L-Methionine. (It has been confirmed that there are certain nutrients sometimes called lipotropic agents, which are peculiarly effective in promoting the bodily production of lecithin. Three substances of this group are methionine, choline and inositol)
R244.00R513.00

Sally T. GTF Supreme

Blood glucose control has been an important line of treatment for the last 30 to 40 years as many physiological and emotional symptoms are rooted in the disequilibrium of blood sugar levels.

Suggested uses:
– Weight loss
– Fatigue, poor energy levels
– Leaky gut syndrome
– Liver detoxification
– Assists in stabilizing mood swings
– Cravings and addictions
– Boosts immune system
– Stress
– Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar)
– Diabetes

Let’s look at each ingredient in GTF Supreme

This is one of the major fuels for the brain and has been shown to enhance mental performance, memory and stabilize moods. It has also been shown to curtail addictive tendencies. Being a specific fuel for the colon it assists in healing of the gut and ensuring a healthy ecology.
Chromium picolinate helps to balance insulin and blood sugar levels, normalize hunger and reduce cravings. A simple deficiency in chromium can begin a powerful cycle of excess insulin release followed by insulin-related cravings and weight gain as well as blood sugar and heart-related problems. Diets high in refined carbohydrates (sugars, flours, fats, processed foods) can produce a chromium deficiency as they increase the rate at which chromium is excreted in the urine. Emotional and physical stress as well as extremes in activity can also deplete our bodies of chromium. Chromium levels decrease with age and the older we get, the more our bodies appear to need higher chromium requirements.
Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6) has an important role in brain function and is used as a co-factor in a multitude of physiological reactions in the body. A deficiency can therefore cause wide-ranging problems.
Magnesium is one of the most versatile minerals being involved in over 300 reactions in the body and its importance cannot be over-emphasized especially bearing in mind that it is deficient in much of the soil in South Africa. Important functions are the protection against heart disease, irregular heartbeat and essential for energy production. Of particular interest to the carbohydrate addict is the fact that magnesium stores are dependent on insulin action and the higher your insulin levels and insulin resistance, the lower your natural stores of magnesium are likely to be. Diabetics have significantly lower levels of magnesium. Low levels of magnesium are also found in hyperinsulinaemia. Excess levels of insulin might be responsible for the magnesium depletion observed in various hyperinsulinaemic states, diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, hypertension and obesity.
Potassium enables nutrients to move into, and waste products to move out of, cells. If glucose is to be used, it has to cross the cell membranes into the cell substance itself. To do this, insulin and potassium are required. Potassium supplements improve insulin sensitivity, responsiveness and insulin secretion in diabetics assisting in constant energy levels. Potassium also helps maintaining fluid balance in body and is depleted by alcohol, sugar, diuretics, laxatives, stress
R159.00

Sally T. P-5-P 50mg; 60 Caps

Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate is the active form of Vitamin B6 that drives approximately 168 vital enzyme processes in our body.

It is required for various functions including muscle growth and repair, neurotransmitter functions and energy metabolism.
Vitamin B-6 exists in nature in 3 major chemical forms: pyridoxine, pyriodoxal and pyridoxamine. Pyridoxine is water soluble and stable in heat and acid mediums, while it is unstable in alkaline solutions and light. Pyridoxine and its vitamers are absorbed in the upper small intestine

Vitamin B-6 is a cofactor for more than 50 different enzymes. It is involved in amino acid, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism and plays a role in the action of steroid hormones. P-5-P plays a fundamental role in amino acid metabolism, heme biosynthesis, neurotransmitter biosynthesis, collagen formation and glucocorticoid action.

It may assist with:
– Balancing of sodium and potassium levels by regulating the electrical functioning of your nerves, heart and musculoskeletal system
– Assisting in building and breaking down amino acids (protein building blocks) changing one amino acid to another (transaminase reactions)
– Releasing stored energy from your liver and muscles
– Facilitating the production of antibodies and red blood cells
– The formation of neurotransmitters and hormones
– Anemia. P-5-P is necessary for the activation of glycine in the initial stages of heme production
– Carpal Tunnel syndrome – a direction correlation between carpal tunnel syndrome and a deficiency in P-5-P has been reported (100-200mg daily for 12 weeks)
– PMS, depression, anxiety pain perception, P-5-P is a modulator in the production of serotonin and GABA
– Shown to assist in the reduction of raised homocysteine levels
– Seborrheic dermatitis
This is one of the major fuels for the brain and has been shown to enhance mental performance, memory and stabilize moods. It has also been shown to curtail addictive tendencies. Being a specific fuel for the colon it assists in healing of the gut and ensuring a healthy ecology.
Chromium picolinate helps to balance insulin and blood sugar levels, normalize hunger and reduce cravings. A simple deficiency in chromium can begin a powerful cycle of excess insulin release followed by insulin-related cravings and weight gain as well as blood sugar and heart-related problems. Diets high in refined carbohydrates (sugars, flours, fats, processed foods) can produce a chromium deficiency as they increase the rate at which chromium is excreted in the urine. Emotional and physical stress as well as extremes in activity can also deplete our bodies of chromium. Chromium levels decrease with age and the older we get, the more our bodies appear to need higher chromium requirements.
Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6) has an important role in brain function and is used as a co-factor in a multitude of physiological reactions in the body. A deficiency can therefore cause wide-ranging problems.
Magnesium is one of the most versatile minerals being involved in over 300 reactions in the body and its importance cannot be over-emphasized especially bearing in mind that it is deficient in much of the soil in South Africa. Important functions are the protection against heart disease, irregular heartbeat and essential for energy production. Of particular interest to the carbohydrate addict is the fact that magnesium stores are dependent on insulin action and the higher your insulin levels and insulin resistance, the lower your natural stores of magnesium are likely to be. Diabetics have significantly lower levels of magnesium. Low levels of magnesium are also found in hyperinsulinaemia. Excess levels of insulin might be responsible for the magnesium depletion observed in various hyperinsulinaemic states, diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, hypertension and obesity.
Potassium enables nutrients to move into, and waste products to move out of, cells. If glucose is to be used, it has to cross the cell membranes into the cell substance itself. To do this, insulin and potassium are required. Potassium supplements improve insulin sensitivity, responsiveness and insulin secretion in diabetics assisting in constant energy levels. Potassium also helps maintaining fluid balance in body and is depleted by alcohol, sugar, diuretics, laxatives, stress
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