- Women's Health
Wheat Germ & Female Hormones
Many women and young girls struggle with unbalanced hormones. The main reasons women don't get regular periods is not because of the thyroid or the adrenals, but simply, a vitamin or mineral deficiency. Stress can also keep a woman from getting her period, because when a person is overly stressed, the body needs more nutrients to balance itself out.
When the body doesn't get what it need to work properly, it does not work. If you are deficient even in one vitamin or mineral, a lot can happen in your body. For women, the main thing effected is their menstruation cycle. You may be just getting it late or more days spread apart, or missing it for months at a time. When the body struggles to have a period, something is missing.
I have been dealing with this since I first got mine. I would get it for a few months, then not get it for a few months. I was told this is normal in your teens and should regulate itself out when you get a little older. Well, I'm older and its still happening. I have tried thyroid support, B vitamin complexes, Maca root, and more... all of which helped but didn't last. I have come to find only one thing that seems to consistently help me body, that's wheat germ.
Wheat germ is a grain that has little flavor, kind of tastes like oatmeal. It has several vitamins in it, including...
- Vitamin E - Daily intake of Vitamin E may help heavy menstrual cycles, pain and fatigue associated with PMS.
- Zinc - A small amount is used up with every period your body has, but if there is not enough zinc in your body, it may lead to late, skipped, or missed periods.
- Magnesium - Low levels of magnesium are prevalent in women who experience menstrual problems. Intracellular magnesium levels vary with the menstrual cycle, and women with premenstrual syndrome have low levels of this mineral.
- Folate - Also known as Folic Acid, belongs to a group of vitamins called B-complex. B-complex vitamins support the growth and development of various parts of the body, which includes the brain, hormones, nerves, muscles, nails, skin, hair and blood. One of the most important B vitamins for women is folic acid, vitamin B-9.
- Phosphorus - Combined with iron helps the body regulate energy, reduce inflammation and pain. This combination may relieve menstrual head aches and cramps.
- Iron - Is known to help women who have heavy menstrual cycles, as a large amount is lost from the body thru menstruation which may lead to anemia. If you are a heavy bleeder be sure to have a good amount of this in your daily diet.
- Thiamine - Another B complex vitamin ( B-1) that is needed for hair, skin, nail and other tissue growth. It is also important for digesting sugar. If the body is low in Thiamine, sugar will not be processed properly leading to larger amounts of the hormone insulin in the blood stream, which may lead to Polycystic ovary syndrome - a condition in which there is an imbalance of a woman's female sex hormones.
I found this helps me when I eat 2 to 4 table spoons daily. I mix it in pudding as a treat. You can sprinkle it over salads, use it for breading meat, on pizza, and many more ways. Wheat germ is known as a wonder food, for simply eating it everyday helps your body in more ways then one. Some people have reported weight loss, higher energy, better sleep, hair growth/nail growth, better skin and yes, REGULAR PERIODS!