You know, that time in your 40s when you might feel like stress is piling up like never before?
It’s all because of our lovely friend, progesterone, going MIA! 😅
This hormonal change has a big impact on our stress response system and can even make us more prone to anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
Who knew, right? 🤯
But don’t worry, progesterone isn’t just good for our cycle; it’s actually awesome for our brains too! 🧠
The not-so-fun part? Progesterone takes a nosedive during perimenopause, leaving us feeling a bit off-kilter. Studies even show that lower progesterone can lead to less life satisfaction and increased stress. Yikes!
So, how can we give our nervous systems a little love during this rollercoaster phase? 💆♀️
- Magnesium: This super stress-buster is perfect for perimenopause. It does wonders like boosting GABA, and promoting sleep! Magnesium glycinate is a top choice since it comes with bonus calming effects. 🌙
- Taurine: This amino acid/neurotransmitter duo helps calm your brain by boosting GABA and blocking glutamate and adrenaline. And guess what? Estrogen depletes taurine, so we gals need it even more! A combo of magnesium and taurine is a match made in heaven for perimenopause. 😇
- More rest and self-care: This challenging time won’t last forever, so it’s okay to slow down and take care of YOU! Try relaxing by activating your vagus nerve and chilling out your nervous system. Breathing, yoga, meditation, end your shower with just cold water.
So, buckle up and get ready to conquer perimenopause like the warrior you are! 💪🏼