Posted on: 12.05.2023 Posted by: Drlark Comments: 0

In addition to the diet recommendations I gave in my last post for undoing estrogen dominance (the most common perimenopause symptom), I urge you to take the following supplements to help to reduce estrogen levels.

• Soy isoflavones—50 to 100 mg as food and in pill form. Soy isoflavones have estrogen-like effects similar to your own estrogen, but in a much weaker and less toxic form.
• Bioflavonoids—750 to 2,000 mg. Bioflavonoids are found in the peel and pulp of citrus fruits and buckwheat and are weakly estrogenic.
• Flaxseed oil or ground flax meal—1 to 2 tbsp of flaxseed oil; or 4 to 6 tbsp ground flax meal mixed into cereals and shakes. Essential fatty acids, such as flax, are critical for reproductive health.
• Vitamin B-complex—25 to 100 mg daily are necessary for the liver to detoxify estrogen.
• Herbs such as turmeric (400–500 mg two to three times a day), or dandelion (150–500 mg daily) or milk thistle standardized extract (150–175 mg one to three times a day) and amino acids like L-methionine (200–1,000 mg) or L-cysteine (200 mg twice a day) also promote healthy liver detoxification.
• Oat or rice bran for fiber (1–2 tbsp per day in 8–12 oz water).

In addition to reducing estrogen levels in your body, you also have to promote progesterone production. This will move you from estrogen dominance back to hormonal balance.

• Take vitamin B-3 (25-100 mg), B-6 (50 mg twice a day), zinc (15-30 mg), vitamin C (1,000-5,000 mg), and magnesium (400-600 mg)
• Vitex, or Chaste tree berry, (40 mg daily) increases the production of the luteinizing hormone that triggers ovulation at midcycle, promoting progesterone production. It also inhibits release of the follicle-stimulating hormone that stimulates estrogen production in the first half of the menstrual cycle. So it normalizes the secretion of hormones and helps to bring estrogen and progesterone into balance during perimenopause (premenopause).

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