Elixir10 - Phytoestrogen Booster
When the estrogen levels decrease with menopause, the skin and hair begin to age very quickly.
Phytoestrogens are plant chemicals that can interact with two of the most important receptors of steroid hormones: the sex hormone-binding globulin and the cytosolic estrogen receptor. The chemical structure of phytoestrogens differs greatly and may seem very different from estradiol, but a part of the molecule is similar enough to human estrogen to fool the receptor.
For those who think that Mother Nature made these chemicals for our benefit, think again: they are part of the plant’s defense system against fungi. Also, in the 1940s, it was noticed that pastures of red clover, a phytoestrogen-rich plant, had effects on the fecundity of grazing sheep. It is likely that these plants evolved the biochemical pathways required to make these secondary metabolites to disrupt the hormonal balance in their predators, decreasing birth rates in sheep or whatever animal was having them for breakfast.
For Elixir10, we are using botanical extracts standardized for chemicals with estrogenic properties. As a bonus, many of these chemicals have antioxidant activities.