Did you know your hydration levels change with your hormones!

hydration and hormones

Ladies, this ones for you!  

Research suggests that even when we get our recommended daily fluid intake, this may not be enough for women.  

When it’s the wrong time of month have an extra drink! Our bodies are made up of up to 75 % water so it makes sense to keep topped up!  

Estrogen and progesterone influence your body’s hydration levels, and when the two are roller-coastering, like when you’re in the throes of PMS, you may need to increase your fluid intake to stay hydrated.  

And for those of you experiencing the dreaded perimenopause or in the throws of menopause, dehydration can influence our bodies ability to function. 

How does dehydration affect you during your perimenopause or menopause:   

  • Dehydration may affect our brain function, causing forgetfulness, fuzziness and brain fog. 
  • Headaches – dehydration is a common trigger for headaches, which may become worse during perimenopause. 
  • Joints – dehydration may cause joint pain and inflammation. 
  • Skin – yes, our skin craves water and lack of liquid may trigger itchy, irritable skin and formication. 
  • Constipation or bloating – dehydration causes our digestive system to slow down and reduces mobility in the gut, resulting in digestive issues. 
  • Mood – dehydration may impact on our mood swings, anxiety and stress levels, as well as causing heart palpitations. 
  • Fatigue – dehydration has an impact on our energy levels, so drinking water can help to deal with fatigue. 
  • Hot flushes – our nervous system may be affected by dehydration, triggering hot flushes and night sweats. 
  • Bladder problems and infections – our bladder may become irritated through lack of hydration. Though it might sound contradictory, drinking water can help incontinence. 

All fluid helps to hydrate you. Herbal tea is amazing, it is water infused with goodness. If your wanting to hydrate yourself, its best to avoid caffeine in your tea due to its diuretic effect. 

A rooibos tea contains no caffeine so is a great options for hydration.  
Rooibos contains polyphenol antioxidants, including flavonoids and phenolic acids. These potent free radical scavengers have purported benefits for accelerated rehydration. And as it’s caffeine-free, Rooibos helps to boost your hydration levels.  

Traditional Indian medicine dating back 3000 years, describes Elderflower as the best Ayurvedic herb for treating symptoms of dehydration. It helps to regulate the body temperature to keep fluid levels in a perfect state. For full ingredients list see side of box. 


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