Unlock the Blackcurrant seed oil benefits with women's vitality.
When you’re in a good mood you’re balanced, you’re bright, and you’re bursting with life.
How would it be to feel like this all the time?
Understanding your hormones can feel overwhelming but we believe supporting them is, nevertheless, simple.
We feel we have bottled up the feeling of long-lasting hormonal well-being and equilibrium.
Our Women’s Wellness blackcurrant seed oil supplement is a bottle of balance for Women from ovulation to menopause, and our Gut Health formula has surprising effects on everyone’s hormone health.
OMEGA 6 (GLA)
Blackcurrants -especially the seeds- can reduce hormonal symptoms familiar to many females; breast tenderness, mood swings, inflammation, and pain can be mitigated with the beneficial fatty acids in blackcurrants.
Blackcurrant seeds are an excellent source of gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) - also known as omega-6- which is an essential fatty acid that supports the outer membrane of your cells: a starting point for the production of your hormones.
As women approach menopause, their bodies naturally reduce the production of estrogen and progesterone (the hormones involved in fertility). Hormones are synergistic in nature, so this decline can lead to temporary hormonal imbalances and symptoms like hot flushes, breast tenderness, irritability, and inflammation.
GLA supplementation has been shown to ease these symptoms, and mitigate more than just menopausal mood swings (1).
GLAs are a precursor to prostaglandins; hormone-like substances that help to regulate many bodily functions, including the reproductive and endocrine system, and the way you feel.
if you're deficient in GLA (due to poor diet or digestive issues), your body may not be able to produce enough prostaglandins (and many other hormones) needed for optimal health.
Reduced prostaglandin production from low GLA intake can result in the anxiety, mood swings, and PMS symptoms that are so familiar to many ovulating women.
Blackcurrant seed oil, along with other seeds like Borage, Hemp, and Evening Primrose (another star ingredient in our ‘Women's Wellness’), are one of nature's most bioavailable sources of GLA and are hugely beneficial for the stability of women’s hormones from ovulation to menopause.
Omega-6s are only half the picture; Omega-3s (Alpha linoleic acid) are another essential fatty acid that have a profound effect on mood, mental health, and hormone regulation.
Most of the benefits of these essential fatty acids come from their ratio in respect to one another.
When these two essential fatty acids are in their most beneficial balance, we can feel the balance in our bodies, with fewer symptoms such as menstrual cramps, menstrual pain, water retention, breast swelling, and irritability.
Standard diets are often high in omega-6s and low in omega-3s, throwing the delicate ratio off-balance and inducing inflammation and hormonal dysregulation.
One potential underlying pathway for dysmenorrhea in Women (painful periods) is a disturbance in the ratio between omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids (2).
Blackcurrant seed oil is one of nature’s complete sources of essential fatty acids, with the seed holding the highest concentrations of hormone-heathy fatty acids. This means that our Women’s Wellness formula is perfect for helping you to balance your delicate omega ratio, and support healthy, happy, hormone production.
PREBIOTICS, PROBIOTICS AND HORMONES
The idea that mood manifests from the gut is not new. Hippocrates, the Father of modern medicine, stated that “all disease begins in the gut” over 2,000 years ago.
A healthy microbiome is digestive remedies, fundamental to a healthy mind, and healthy hormone balance. Research has shown that 90% of serotonin (a neurotransmitter that supports a happy mood) is produced in the gut. This is contrary to the popular understanding of serotonin being produced in the brain (3).
Naturally fluctuating levels of hormones -like progesterone and estrogen- throughout a woman's cycle also inversely affect intestinal health and motility.
It takes a well-nourished gut to produce well-balanced hormones, and natural prebiotics are the best way to keep your microbiome in balance.
Supplementing with an effective, all-natural prebiotic can make positive changes to hormonal symptoms; Gut Health contains a bounty of botanical prebiotics that boost your microbiome and modulate your hormones.
We know that healthy hormones and symptom balance can feel far from simple, but we believe that this one berry can beat the fuss, boost your mood, and become a best friend for anyone looking to support their hormones in the most holistic way.
(1) Kim, T.-H., Byun, D.W. and Park, Y. (2012). Omega-3 and Menopause. The Journal of Korean Society of Menopause, 18(2), p.75. doi:10.6118/jksm.2012.18.2.75
(2) Saldeen, P. and Saldeen, T. (2004). Women and Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey, 59(10), pp.722–730. doi:10.1097/01.ogx.0000140038.70473.96.
(3) Terry, N. and Margolis, K.G. (2017). Serotonergic Mechanisms Regulating the GI Tract: Experimental Evidence and Therapeutic Relevance. Handbook of experimental pharmacology, [online] 239, pp.319–342. doi:10.1007/164_2016_103.