Hundreds of bottles of Myomin are sold every month. This is actually unfortunate because it means people are buying Myomin because they have too much estrogen. Too much estrogen is linked to estrogen-dominant problems such as uterine fibroids, thyroid troubles, endometriosis, cysts, infertility issues, and the list goes on and on. 

How does Myomin work? 

Myomin helps block the aromatase enzyme in the body. Aromatase, also called estrogen synthase, is an enzyme responsible for a key step in the biosynthesis of estrogen. If you block or reduce the production of aromatase, you reduce the production of estrogen. Myomin doesn’t technically reduce estrogen in the body, rather it indirectly supports healthy estrogen levels. Myomin works great for women with mild to moderatly elevated levels of estrogen.

What Causes Estrogen Levels To Increase? 

Toxins!

Toxins in our environment mimic estrogen, like a copycat, aka: xenoestrogens. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a classic example. BPA is in many products, such as plastic water bottles, the lining of canned foods, and cash register receipts. Be aware of what you’re eating and where it comes from to reduce your chemical exposure. Trash all those plastic water bottles and drink out of non-plastic bottles and cups. Try those cool glass or stainless steel water bottles currently on the market. Check out more BPA information and other xenoestrogens like parabens and phthalates. 

Being Overweight 

Adipose tissue creates estrogen. If you’re overweight and have estrogen troubles, lose weight. I know this is a big statement, so here are a few suggestions to start: eat enough protein every day (especially at breakfast), eliminate all the white foods and processed foods, eat plenty of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables.   

Tests 

Ask your doctor about ordering an Estrogen Fractionation Test for you. It tests estrogen levels of E1, E2, and E3. Some estrogens are more harmful and more risky than other estrogens. It’s important to know the levels of all the different types of estrogens.

Also ask your doctor to check your Vitamin D and Iodine levels. 

DIM & I3C is another supplement used to support healthy estrogen levels naturally and processing of estrogen metabolites.

Disclaimer

Always talk with your doctor about infections as they can become life threatening. Any information provided is merely to support your understanding - not to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Re-posted per Dr. Ben Lynch's podcast on 7/20/11

In Health and Happiness,

Kelly Harrington, MS, RDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

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