What are the benefits of our Food-Grown® Endo Complex?
When I formulated this product specifically for endometriosis, I very much wanted to support all the symptoms that women can experience with endometriosis. Not just the symptoms directly related to the condition but those that also affect your mood, energy, sleep and your ability to cope with stress. It has been a particularly personal product to formulate, given my own endometriosis history.
BY OUR FOUNDER & FORMULATOR, HENRIETTA NORTON
So what are the benefits of taking Food-Grown® Endo Complex?
1. Supporting Healthy Oestrogen Levels
Women with endometriosis face more challenges with the natural production of oestrogen - often having higher levels of oestrogen which ‘drives’ and worsens the condition. This supplement formula supports the balance of oestrogen and works to lower levels that could be too high. Excess oestrogen is also inflammatory which equally worsens the condition. When oestrogen is kept in check and balance it allows another hormone called progesterone to stay at a healthy level. Progesterone is supportive and protective for women with endometriosis. I chose to use a natural compound called Indole 3 Carbinol (which comes from Cruciferous vegetables) which gently and holistically works on oestrogen-balancing and metabolism.
2. Supports Energy Production
Women with endometriosis report fatigue as a very common symptom, for several reasons:
- This can be fatigue directly connected to the condition. Dealing with such an all-encompassing disease is tiring.
- Nutrient deficiency or insufficiency. This is very common because the condition is very ‘draining’ on nutrient reserves and there is loss of nutrients with heavy menstrual flow too.
- Recovering and healing from surgery.
- Stress: Many women with endometriosis find life very stressful - as living with the condition affects work, relationships, social life and mental health. Stress can be exhausting.
- Comorbidities are common in endometriosis (a comorbidity is the presence of one or more additional conditions often co-occurring with a primary condition). Those other conditions such as thyroid issues, are tiring to live with too - so it can be a case of multiple issues creating fatigue and exhaustion.
3. Supports inflammation
Endometriosis is an inflammatory condition. The inflammatory aspect actually worsens oestrogen levels (creating higher levels). Pre-surgery, women may be battling with adhesions (organs and tissue that become fused together) which are inflamed too. Too much inflammation also weakens the immune system over time and can create more fatigue.
4. Supports mood and mental wellbeing
The Parliamentary report into endometriosis sufferers living in the UK, showed that mental health was a major area of concern. Many women experience depression and anxiety or just don’t feel their best selves. The report sadly exposed that women looked for psychological support but did not get the support they needed and this worsens their experience of the condition and an ability to cope.
Due to the long length of diagnosis, this delay can eat away at women’s mental resilience. In addition; many of the nutrients required for endometriosis are the same nutrients needed by the brain to support mood and mental health - and the body prioritises the nutrients to deal with the disease at the expense of the brain.
5. Healthy Cleansing
Healthy detoxification is key to manage this condition - to remove waste (including waste hormones). There is also published research and evidence that endometriosis is affected by environmental toxins that worsen the condition.
6. Immune Support
Women with endometriosis experience issues with ‘normal’ immune function. The immune system can be yo-yoing between being weak in one sense, and then ‘over the top’ in another sense - hence being partly an autoimmune condition. Women with endometriosis will report feeling like they pick up bugs and infections more easily. They will report feeling ‘run down’ and can even feel like they have a cold or flu just before their menstruation starts and during their period - as the endo sites (the patches on the organs/tissue) are especially active and angry and inflamed.
Food-Grown® Endo Complex may not be suitable for everyone with endometriosis. If you are not sure, book a free 15 minute consultation, where you can speak directly to our endometriosis nutrition experts.
They will be able to discuss your symptoms, treatment, check compatibility with medications and advise on what supplements to take. For a longer in depth consultation, you can also book a paid 45 minute consultation. This gives our experts more time to advise you on dietary changes as well as the initial questions and help covered in the free 15 mins.