Most women over the age of 40 become well aware that menopause is just on the horizon. For many of them, they look to the future with grief and worry, because they know menopause comes with a lot of unpleasant symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and vaginal dryness and discomfort. They also know that because of their hormonal shifts, they may face certain health risks.
While hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the most common option for menopausal women, is it the safest one? Mounting research is now suggesting that HRT may come with some potential and serious health risks.
Risks of Hormone Replacement Therapy
What exactly is hormone replacement therapy and what kind of risks are involved? HRT is a treatment plan that uses medications containing female hormones to help a woman balance her hormones. Some treatments use estrogen alone and some combine estrogen with progesterone.
These medications are meant to replace the important hormones that the woman’s body is still making, but at much lower levels. By replacing these hormones, the woman no longer has to experience the dreaded symptoms of menopause.
Now there are some benefits to HRT, namely it can prevent bone loss and fractures in postmenopausal women. But along with these benefits come some risks.
According to the Mayo Clinic website, in the largest clinical trial to date, a combination estrogen-progestin pill (Prempro) increased the risk of certain serious conditions, including:
- Heart disease
- Blood clots
- Breast cancer
This is another example of people trying to get relief from one medical condition, only to be potentially plagued with an even more serious medical condition.
Royal Honey – A Safer Alternative
Because of these potentially serious health risks, some medical experts are now advising their patients to seek natural treatments for relief from menopausal symptoms. Studies are now suggesting that royal jelly, a nutritious substance from bees, may help women naturally get the relief they need.
One recent study found that when women consumed just 150 mg of royal jelly every day for 3 months, their HDL (good cholesterol) increased while their LDL (bad cholesterol) significantly decreased. In addition, the study found that royal jelly may have the potential to reduce post-menopausal associated dyslipidemia, which is thought to contribute to the development of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).
In addition, royal jelly has shown promising results in improving anxiety and depression symptoms associated with menopause and may do so in as little as 3 months. And as far as the fatigue many women experience during menopause, royal jelly seems to help there as well, giving energy throughout the day.
While more human studies will need to be conducted, the results so far are very promising and show that royal jelly may indeed be a safe and effective natural treatment for women suffering from the symptoms of menopause.
Our Golden Royal Honey May Offer Even More Benefits
Now you know that royal jelly offers some significant benefits to menopausal women. And while our Golden Royal Honey contains royal jelly, it contains some other powerful natural ingredients that may also offer some relief to menopause symptoms.
To start, our raw honey is great for boosting energy levels as well as helping to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Our honey also contains Panax Ginseng, which has been used throughout history to treat mood disorders and anxiety. Ginseng is also a proven energizer.
And finally, there’s Tongkat Ali. Many health experts discuss how this herb improves the sexual lives of men, but women can also greatly benefit from this herb as it helps balance hormones and give women their libido back.
If you’re tired of suffering from menopause symptoms but don’t like the idea of HRT treatments or the potentially dangerous side effects, then give our Golden Royal Jelly a try and see if life can’t start feeling better.