Natural Health & Vitality Supplement for Women – Adaptogenic Apothecary.
For one that has experienced menopause, the mixed symptoms associated with it can be tiresome, disturbing, and upsetting, not just for me, but also for those I live with!!
There is various product available to help alleviate these symptoms as women transition into their menopausal years, however, I have found that the supportive properties of Adaptogenic Apothecary Freedom powder supplement is simple to use, and can help ease physical and psychological discomforts, helping to promote positive, healthy ageing.
Sara Rooney, BSc Hons, Ba Hons, NIMH, female hormone health herbalist and Formulator at Adaptogenic Apothecary says: “Freedom is a targeted supplement made from medicinal mushrooms, herbal adaptogens and functional foods carefully selected and blended with professional expertise to reduce menopausal symptoms. We have chosen adaptogens that work synergistically to restore endocrine balance, support the cardiovascular system, and bone health, regulate blood sugar, reduce inflammation, and support good sleep, improving energy and vitality”.
Jodie & Paris Welton are the sisterhood behind Adaptogenic Apothecary, they created the range as a natural support for women who don’t have regular cycles anymore, going through the perimenopausal transition and/or are in menopause. After going through their own personal journeys to support the different phases of their monthly cycles they embarked upon a journey to learn which plant-based food supplements could help them with the ebbs and flows of each phase.
Working with a leading medicinal herbalist specialising in women’s hormonal health, first, the idea for Harmony was born; the world’s first menstrual cycle support to specifically target each of the 4 phases, soon followed by Freedom formulated to banish menopausal symptoms and can be taken instead of or alongside HRT.
What does Freedom contain?
They wanted their products to contain the highest quality, ethically sourced, natural ingredients.
Lion’s Mane dual extract: These powerful medicinal mushrooms increase neurogenesis, the process by which new neurons are formed in the brain, thus increasing mental clarity and focus. Lion’s Mane also improves gut health by acting as a pre-biotic and offers powerful immune support thanks to its betaglutans. Lion’s Mane can help to decrease hot sweats and improve mood in menopause.
Cordyceps extract: This energising medicinal mushroom helps to improve mitochondrial function and cellular function as well as increased athletic performance, healthy ageing parameters, and increased energy. It is also an adaptogen; balancing female hormone production and enhancing libido.
Saffron (extract of Affron®): Know to reduce anxiety, improve mood, ease joint pain, improve sleep, increase libido, and help to maintain a state of relaxation.
Goji berry: Goji has 500 times more Vitamin C than oranges gram for gram, which supports healthy collagen production, for youthful-looking skin. Goji is known in Chinese medicine as a true elixir of youth.
Maitake mushroom: A Japanese adaptogenic medicinal mushroom that offers blood sugar and insulin regulation and supports healthy weight management.
Ashwagandha: Many studies have shown this adaptogen to be very calming, helping to increase positive energy, improve sleep and reduce anxiety and stress.
Raw cacao: A powerful antioxidant that can be mood-enhancing and anti-ageing while providing a source of magnesium. Cacao contains anandamides (known as the bliss molecule) that can limit negative mind states such as fear and anxiety and increase happiness.
Cinnamon: This helps to improve blood sugar regulation and is a powerful antioxidant.
Rosehip: Contains compounds researched to have anti-ageing effects on the skin and prevent the breakdown of collagen.
Beetroot: Rich in antioxidants, the addition of beetroot helps lower blood pressure and increase detoxification through the liver.
Inulin prebiotic: From organic agave, this provides food for the beneficial bacteria in our microbiome, supporting gut health, detoxification, and hormone balance.
Coconut milk powder: Contains high levels of healthy saturated fats that the body requires, like MCFAs (medium chain fatty acids). The body uses MCFAs to assist in supporting healthy metabolism, for energy and to help balance blood sugar levels.
Freedom also has an optimised balance of the following:
Adaptogens: A category of herbs and medicinal mushrooms that help the human body adapt to stress, support normal metabolic processes, and restore balance. They increase the body’s resistance to physical, biological, emotional, and environmental stressors and promote normal physiological function.
Tonics: Herbs that are used to invigorate, tone, or restore balance in the body.
Medicinal Foods: Herbs, spices and plants that are rich in phytochemicals and antioxidants. They are very nutritive and contain high levels of beneficial vitamins and minerals.
Jodie Welton, co-founder of Adaptogenic Apothecary said: “We have been overwhelmed with requests for a natural solution for women who no longer have regular cycles and those who want adaptogenic support whilst using HRT, so we are excited to be able to help with Freedom. It is easy to use, women need to simply add 2 teaspoons daily into a drink or sprinkle over food.”
Each ingredient has been hand-selected based on its synergistic and nutritive qualities. The formulation is 100% natural, with no additives, caffeine, or artificial flavourings.