A Daily Routine That Can Help With Fatigue, Irritability, Anxiety and Sleep?
Aug. 24, 2022
It’s OK to prioritize your own wellbeing and get the support you need.
Does it seem like we’re all just a lot more…exhausted these days?
Economic fragility, the ongoing and neverending pandemic, the relentless cycle of troubling news, the attack on women’s reproductive rights—it’s more difficult to find energy for the day-to-day.
On top of that are family responsibilities, work commitments, trying to keep up with a social life and finding time for what’s most important—you. Yeah, it’s a lot. And we’re tired.
Besides the fatigue we’re feeling, we’re struggling to focus. Losing our keys and forgetting about appointments—could this be brain fog? And popping awake at 3 a.m., every single night…trouble sleeping is a symptom of perimenopause, and between hot flashes during the day and night sweats in bed, we’re really looking for some support right now.
This is a time in life when we’re supposed to be focusing on ourselves—and taking care of ourselves—the most.
“If there was baggage that you had in your premenopausal life that you hadn’t dealt with yet – maybe you weren’t eating so well, maybe you weren’t exercising on a regular basis, maybe you were juggling too many balls in the air -- when you hit the perimenopausal transition, guess what? Your body is going to remind you that this is the period of time where you really need to be trying to turn the focus within,” says Phenology Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Kourtney Sims, aka Dr. Kourtney, board-certified OB-GYN, NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner and holistic nutrition expert.
“You need to be trying to focus on yourself, you need to try to delegate responsibilities that you don’t absolutely have to do, because your body is going through a shift where it needs you to take that time for yourself,” she adds. OK, that’s easier said than done, right? But Dr. Kourtney says it’s necessary for you to take care of yourself–even if you aren’t used to putting yourself first.
If you’re wondering where to even start finding all that spare time to start looking after yourself, we hear you. And Dr. Kourtney has advice: “Ask for help. Look for resources. That really is the key to getting through the perimenopausal journey.”
For us, one form of help comes in the form of the Phenology Morning + Evening Gummy Duo. The daily supplements provide focused support through a transformative relief regimen, clinically designed to calm symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, brain fog, fatigue, irritability, occasional anxiety and poor sleep.*
We’re prioritizing our daily routine and the small moments of self-care we can give ourselves, and our Morning + Evening Gummies are the perfect solution to relieve your peskiest symptoms during your daily routine.*
How Phenology Essential Relief Gummies Help Provide Perimenopause Support
Each of the gummies is created intentionally to correspond to every part of the day. Designed to be taken in the morning and at night, this daily supplement regimen provides key nutrients we need during this life stage, plus bioactive ingredients for the symptom relief we’re looking for, so we can focus on other things.
Phenology Morning Gummies include:
Saffron to support mood and emotional health*
Vitamins B6 & B12 to support energy metabolism and reduce brain fog and fatigue.*
Genistein to cut severity and intensity of hot flashes by more than 50% after 12 weeks.*‡
Phenology Evening Gummies include:
Saffron to help calm moments of occasional anxiety, as well as better sleep and sexual desire.*
Better sleep, calmer mood, less occasional anxiety and reduced hot flashes? Yes, for real. Here’s how they work:
Saffron has been used for its healing properties for centuries because its active components, safranal and crocin, help increase serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine levels in your brain. Clinical trials have shown that 14 mg of saffron extract taken twice daily can balance your mood, supporting calmness and relaxation, and promoting better sleep patterns.*
Found in red clover, fava beans and alfalfa, genistein is an isoflavone, or phytoestrogen, which gently stimulates your body’s estrogen receptors, helping alleviate some of the effects of hormonal imbalances that occur during the menopausal transition.* The single isoflavone “genistein” in a 30 mg per day dose of our Morning+Evening gummies has been clinically shown to be effective in reducing the frequency and severity of hot flashes by more than 50%.*‡
“We’ve carefully crafted our gummies to offer women an array of key nutrients, such as vitamin D3 and K2, as well as symptom supporting ingredients in a form that’s efficient and delightful. Every woman’s experience is unique, which is why we focus on supporting both her mind and body in ways that easily fit into her lifestyle” says Phenology VP of Nutrition Science Chloe Giraldi.
Following the Phenology gummy regimen—taking two Morning and two Evening Gummies every day—maximizes the clinically shown benefits after about 3 months. You may start to see benefits sooner, particularly with improvements in your sleep after only a few days, but it typically takes about 12 weeks for the daily regimen to work best.*
Product to try: Essential Relief Gummies
How to Get Even More Support and Maximize Your Daily Routine
Need an extra boost? To level up your routine, you can get the daily gummies regimen powered up—the Elevated Relief+ Gummies. Refined cannabidiol (CBD) isolate and chamomile extract is included in this regimen to promote calmness and relaxation,* plus:
Beauty Booster: Noticing changes to your hair and skin? Phenology’s Morning Gummies with Beauty Booster contain added lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants for skin and eye health, as well as biotin, a nutrient that is essential for healthy skin, hair and nails.* Maintaining balanced levels of these naturally-occurring nutrients is important during menopause to help maintain the health of your skin and hair.*
Sleep Booster: 3 out of 4 women who take the Phenology Assessment report fatigue as a top symptom. To help support better, deeper sleep, there’s the Evening Gummy with Sleep Booster. It includes an additional 3 mg of melatonin along with the existing dose of 25 mg CBD to improve healthy sleep quality and duration, and support libido and sexual desire in perimenopausal women.*
Product to try: Elevated Relief+ Gummies
We’re all looking for support right now. The Morning+Evening Gummy Routine from Phenology is just one way you can take some time for yourself each day and get the relief you need—and it’s OK to look for relief!
“Think of your perimenopausal journey as your opportunity to really try to come into yourself and do things for yourself, do things that you want to do, not things that other people want you to do,” says Dr. Kourtney. “It doesn’t have to be an onerous responsibility. It doesn’t have to be a horrendous change. It doesn’t have to mean the loss of everything that you consider yourself to be as a woman. It’s a period of time for you to start putting yourself first.”
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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