Hitting the menopause at the ripe old age of 58, was when everything seemed to start dropping off, drying up, mixed in with a large dose of “glowing” in not the best way. Up to that point, my skin and hair were grand, albeit when I looked in the mirror without my glasses. I have found the soft focus provided by not wearing my glasses is definitely the light that Joan Collins asked the camera man to use in “Dynasty”. (Now, that is definitely showing my age.)
I am an advertiser’s dream; but have got much more enlightened as to what works. For me – and that’s important. I get skin treatments and will talk about the places I go and what treatments I like, in another post. These above products are what I take and what works, for me, from the inside out. Aided and abetted by lots of water, especially glasses of cooled, boiled water as I find it goes down much easier and lots and lots of green tea. I won’t mention the wine which is purely for medicinal purposes. Nothing nicer than the pop of a cork and the glug glug of a crisp glass of Sauvignon with lovely friends.
IoniCell – the blurb “IoniCell for Women is a supplement that helps the body generate collagen, grow lustrous hair, helps nails grow stronger, rehydrates cells for healthier skin, and stimulates collagen for a more youthful appearance. It works to protect, energize, and enhance cells through a patented ingredient, Ioniplex, which is a naturally occurring fulvic acid that contains over 65 trace minerals. It works at the cellular level to promote beauty from deep within.
It has been scientifically shown to reduce naturally occurring cell damage by promoting cellular integrity and function through the signature ingredient. This results in stronger and thicker nails, smoother and healthier hair, and more radiant and youthful looking skin. It improves the appearance of all hair types.”
This is what I have found after three months of usage. Definitely better hair. I do use good quality shampoos, and don’t bother with styling tools during the week, to help. My hair is thicker after a lot of damage from extensions and has grown much quicker in the last two months. I’ll never be Rapunzel, but when I use styling tools, the style holds much better. My skin quality has improved, not so much of a parched desert with cracks scenario and my nails are growing really well. Since retiring, I am a divil for finding things to do around the house, but there has not been any breakage in the last 8 weeks, which is pretty good
MenoMin – the blurb “Cleanmarine® MenoMin is ideal for menopausal women, helping to regulate hormonal activity, maintain normal mucous membranes, as well as reduce tiredness and fatigue. Plus all the benefits of Cleanmarine Krill Oil.
Traceability from Sea to Shelf: Cleanmarine phospholipid Krill oil ingredient has been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council as being from a well managed, sustainable traceable fishery. Provides omega 3 as phospholipids which provides benefits in key areas including;
- Mg to mg Cleanmarine delivers 60% more omega 3 to the cells than fish oil
- Faster Omega 3 absorption
- Doesn’t repeat like fish oil”
Now remember the dropping off, the drying up, the “glowing” I talked about earlier? Honestly, these have really helped.. I am not kicking the bed clothes off, I’m up at 8am most mornings as I’m retired, and just don’t feel as tired. Anything to get through what can, essentially, be a hard time for women and finally….
Zenflore – the blurb “Zenflore supports your mind and body during busy and demanding times and reduces fatigue. The special 1714-Serenitas culture in Zenflore was discovered and developed by PrecisionBiotics®, in partnership with scientists and clinicians from one of the world’s leading centres of research on the microbiome and the gut-brain axis, the APC Microbiome Institute in UCC, Ireland. By combining this unique Bifidobacterium longum 1714TM culture with specially selected vitamins, Zenflore supports your mind and reduces fatigue. This naturally occurring bacteria is part of the family of bacteria given by mother to baby at birth.”
If I could recommend anything, I would recommend these. You know those fluttery feelings of anxiety that one can get, sometimes upon waking. When all the little and large worries of the day take hold. Or just before sleep… these just help. I honestly can cope so much better. The world can be hard at times and I, for one, constantly worry about my family as all I want is their happiness. If I was to take nothing else, I would take these.
I haven’t put in any links to any of the above. They can be got very easily online or in shops
So here’s to things staying put, and feeling generally less of a red tomato more of a pink, velvety rose. And no crankiness………..