A variety of circumstances may create a hormone change and that includes stress, which can happen at any age. The most common reason is a natural, but not always comfortable, occurrence. As women age, hormones fluctuate and decrease through the seasons of perimenopause and menopause. The symptoms can often be uncomfortable and sometimes miserable.
As hormones change, women can experience vaginal atrophy, dryness, pain with intercourse, and low sex drive. This is disheartening because when there is discomfort or pain, desire often goes down to protect oneself from being hurt. A vicious cycle occurs. The woman longs for emotional and physical connection with her partner but then avoids the connection due to pain. This results not only in physical pain but emotional pain as well. It is not something many women feel free to talk about, so they continue to suffer physically and in their sexual relationships.
In addition to its 400 mg of natural progesterone from wild yams in a 2 oz jar, NuVahj contains precursor hormones pregnenolone and DHEA. Precursor means that on their own they have minimal effect, but the body converts them into other hormones that have a powerful effect on the body. A key description in the following ingredients is the word, soothing. Rose water is soothing and has hormone-balancing properties. It also provides a beautiful, subtle aroma. Coconut oil nourishes the skin, so cells restore and rejuvenate. Aloe is well known for its skin healing properties. MSM is anti-inflammatory, is used to reduce pain, and is necessary for collagen production and skin repair. Primrose oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and supports hormone balance. Rich in linoleic acid, safflower oil is hydrating and soothing. Jojoba oil's molecules are most like the oil of our skin and are protective and soothing. Squalane (from olive oil) has anti-aging and skin-soothing benefits. Glyceryl Laurate (Monolaurin) assists the body in reducing inflammation. It has properties that are both soothing and antimicrobial. Tocopherol is natural vitamin E and is essential for healthy skin growth and repair.
The following essential oils enhance the hormone-balancing and healing properties of the other ingredients. Atlas Cedarwood has antimicrobial properties and has been used for hundreds of years for urinary tract and vaginal infections. Ylang Ylang Flower oil has been referred to as a great aphrodisiac and has been used to enhance mood, libido, and feelings of peace and confidence. Sweet Orange oil nurtures the body in hormone balancing. It also has antiseptic properties that reduce the chance of germs and infection, is anti-inflammatory, and has mild sedative properties that encourage relaxation and reduce pain.
Full list of ingredients:
Rosa damascena (Rose) Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Laurate (Monolaurin), Squalane (From Olive Oil), Oenothera Biennis (Primrose) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Phospholipids (from Safflower), Glyceryl Behenate, Glyceryl Oleate, Progesterone, DHEA, Pregnenolone (from Wild Yam), Tocopherol (Natural Vit E), Cedrus atlantica (Atlas Cedar) Wood Oil, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl, Citric Acid.