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Your current hormonal phase

It looks like you're in the perimenopause. This is the period approximately four to ten years before your final menstrual cycle, which we refer to as the "actual" menopause. Perimenopause usually starts in our 40s but can even begin in the mid-30s with subtle symptoms.

The noticeable initial signs include low energy, lack of concentration, forgetfulness, reduced stress resistance and feelings of irritability, anxiety or sadness. Often you might experience perimenopause through stronger PMS (premenstrual syndrome) symptoms, fatigue or poorer sleep.

It is important to ensure you are taking good care of yourself, even if you are completely symptom free, in order to lay the foundation for your health and well-being in your later years.

Top Tips

For perimenopause

This is the time to provide extra support to the liver and intestines for natural detoxification and the brain for concentration and mood.

1. A diet rich in vegetables is excellent for addressing oestrogen dominance and PMS, as well as sleep and mood issues. Consuming anti-inflammatory foods every day, such as dark leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, all other types of vegetables and fruits, omega-3 fats, fibre, plant-based proteins from peas, lentils and beans, as well as a wide range of fermented foods, all act together to support your hormonal changes and their symptoms.

2. Micronutrients like magnesium, iron, and B-vitamins, bitter drops, and plant extracts like Peri Balance or Take it easy support your body during this demanding phase.

3. Sleep and stress management are especially crucial now. Focus on sleep hygiene, stress reduction, exercise, and outdoor activities to help manage these aspects effectively.

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Step by Step

Gradual changes are the most successful. Focus on the most important step first. By the way, our name XbyX is composed of 'XX' for the female chromosomes and 'Step by Step' for the gradual optimisation of nutrition and lifestyle. Quite fitting, isn't it? 😊

Your priority

More Hormonal Balance & Fewer Symptoms

Among the approximately 1,000 hormones, the messengers of our body, there is always something happening. Not only during fluctuations in the monthly cycle. For example, stress hormones like cortisol, rise and fall, influencing oestrogen and progesterone.  Meanwhile, every day melatonin (the sleep hormone) tells your body when it is time to sleep or wake up, by communicating with other hormones. 

An excess of stress, lack of sleep or nutrient deficiencies disrupt this finely tuned communication system. When the delicate balance of hormones is disrupted from its usual rhythm, it affects energy levels, sleep quality, weight and much more. Even our immune function is closely connected to oestrogen. Thus, the immune system also follows a monthly rhythm. We are more susceptible to infections around ovulation and before the start of menstruation. Fascinating, isn't it?

Things get even more interesting later in perimenopause: did you know that there are over 34 symptoms associated with menopause? Considering that hormone receptors are distributed throughout the body (from the brain, skin, gut, vagina to the joints and bones), it's no wonder. Did you also know that nutrition is almost always the first step to making lifestyle changes?

Our recommendation

Perimenopause Bundle

Even before menopause begins, the first symptoms are noticeable. That's why we've developed the Perimenopause Bundle with the best XbyX products for this phase: Peri Balance, Take It Easy, Lust For Life & Daily Energy, all specially designed to support your hormonal needs.

Top Tips

For more well-being

Many symptoms of a hormonal imbalance can be effectively treated through nutrition, stress management, sleep hygiene, exercise, plant-based remedies and micronutrients. A healthy diet improves concentration, sleep, digestion and skin complexion. It also offers the reward of a lower risk of diseases and reduced inflammatory processes.

1. Plant-Rich Diet: Important for nutrients like vitamin C, E, K, B6, B12, magnesium, calcium, zinc and selenium that are necessary for hormonal balance. Include vegetables, plant-based proteins and healthy fats in your diet. Healthy fats are essential for proper hormone function!

Orient yourself towards a Mediterranean diet: fruits, vegetables, plenty of legumes like beans and lentils, olive oil, fish, (fermented) dairy products, few eggs and poultry and minimal red meat. Prepare everything as fresh and vitamin-preserving as possible.

Make sure to regularly consume phytoestrogens, bitter substances, gut-friendly, satiating fibre and probiotics. Studies have shown the effectiveness of all of these for various hormone-related symptoms. When you can, try to avoid sugar, fast carbohydrates, unhealthy fats and alcohol.

2. Cruciferous Vegetables & Spices: Dark, leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, kale, cabbage, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower or radishes are a must. They contain compounds like sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol, which support oestrogen balance. What's great about cruciferous vegetables is that they also contain a large amount of bitter substances, important for digestion and nutrient absorption. You can also add plenty of herbs and spices in your cooking. They are rich in antioxidants and fight inflammation.

3. Micronutrients: First, meet your needs through food and then supplement with high-quality supplements where necessary. The body requires vitamins and minerals daily. It can store fat-soluble vitamins (Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E) but not water-soluble vitamins (Vitamin C, all B vitamins). Among minerals, magnesium, iron and selenium are of great importance. Ideally, have the most important nutrients regularly measured during your medical check-up.

4. Document Your Symptoms: What helps you and what harms you? Listen to your body and recognise the connections between your diet, lifestyle and your symptoms. Prioritise eating and doing what makes you feel best.

5. Reduce Stress: Stress releases cortisol, which can disrupt all sex hormones over time. Reduce stress, for example, through deep breathing. Exercise has a proven impact on reducing stress, depression, anxiety and sleep problems.

Lastly: Avoid processed foods. Cook your meals at home and stay hydrated. Ideally, drink 2-3 litres of water daily and unsweetened herbal teas.

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