Hormone Imbalance – Estrogen Issues
EstroFactors is an amazing Metagenics supplement for women with PMS symptoms, especially associated with estrogen dominance (symptoms include mood swings, migraines/headaches, breast tenderness, cramps). When a patient complains of these symptoms we like to check hormones on specific days during their cycle to assess for high estrogen, low progesterone, both or neither!
Estrofactors helps women with hormone imbalance in addition to other measures to re-balance estrogen/progesterone as well. Keep in mind: it will not significantly lower very high estrogen levels. (See CDG Estrodim for High Estrogen section below for that.)
Normal Estrogen Levels with Low Estrogen Metabolites
We also recommend EstroFactors for women with PMS who have fairly normal hormone levels. These women may have normal estrogen levels, but can still have imbalances in estrogen metabolites, that’s where this product is helpful!
Women who have had trouble tolerating estrogen in the past have estrogen metabolism issues and can really benefit from Estrofactors! An example of what these patients might say: “I tried birth control, but I had so many bad side effects” or “it worsened all my PMS symptoms”.
Finally, the ingredients in this product help to dampen the conversion of testosterone to estrogen (may help with libido too!) They modulate the metabolism of estrogen, protecting women from estrogen associated cancers!!
Dosage & Warnings
Dosing is 1 capsule twice daily, we sometimes recommend less such as 1 cap daily or just the 2 weeks before period.
CDG Estrodim for High Estrogen
We recommend CDG Estrodim for 30 days to women who want to lower estrogen levels. Then we test levels again to make sure this is working to keep your estrogen levels lower, but not too low that you have any menopausal-like symptoms.
Fem Premenstrual for Younger Teens
In younger teens we do not recommend Estrofactors or CDG EstroDim. FemPremenstrual is best for those with menstrual issues under 18!
Do not take any of these products during pregnancy unless prescribed specifically and follow your providers instructions carefully. See your Excell for Life provider before taking these or any of our pharmaceutical grade supplements.