Ladies, let's get personal
Let's Talk About Personal Dryness, Itching, Menopause, and More...
If you are reading this at work... make sure no one is standing behind you.
You know we would never write something risqué. However, since a lot of our lovely customers are women (if you are a man and reading, we thank you), we care about you and want to discuss one of the most important and often times overlooked aspect of your health.
Don't be shy, let's get personal and talk about intimate issues.
Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg, chief of the division of behavioral medicine at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland studied more than 3,000 women ages 45 to 75 and discovered that nearly 60% suffered silently with vaginal pain and dryness, because they were too embarrassed to discuss it.
Estrogen and progesterone create natural lubrication and are crucial to female health. These fluctuations and changes in hormone levels can affect your intimate responses and enjoyment of your physical relationship.
First, you need to determine the source of the discomfort:
• As we age or go through major life changes estrogen levels decrease during peri-menopause, menopause, after childbirth, and during breastfeeding.
• Psychological and emotional health can trigger dryness. Anxiety and depression are major factors that can cause personal dryness. Even worries about performance can also hinder the body's natural responses.
• Medications such as anti-histamines, anti-biotics and allergy prescriptions can have a drying effect within the body and create increased dryness.
• Products such as laundry detergent, perfumes, soaps, body washes and scrubs, can act as irritants and increase allergens and dryness due to dyes, artificial fragrances, and chemicals found in there personal care products.
Many personal relief creams on the market target vaginal dryness. Most are marketed as lubricants or vaginal moisturizers.
Since limited testing is done on these types of products, often there are inadequate reports of reactions, and choosing the wrong kind of relief product could alter estrogen levels and create side effects such as rashes, skin lesions, yeast infections, inflammation, liver damage, fatigue, reduced sperm count, insulin resistance, and may cause cancer.
You want to avoid any personal relief product that contains:
• Parabens, phthalates, and petrochemicals
• Benzene derivatives: sodium benzoate, methyl, ethyl, propylparaben, and benzoate of soda
• Boric acid, salicylates, and cinnamic aldehyde
How Can You Get Relief That Works?
A study from the University of Versailles Saint Quentin in France, tested personal gel containing purified bovine colostrum to treat vaginal dryness.
The study found that the colostrum gel had beneficial effects. It increased the thickness of the vaginal wall, increased blood flow, and reduced dryness.
Colostrum also helped to change the pH balance from moderately acidic to a more neutral range (pH 6.0-8.0).
We have developed our Personal Relief Cream formulated with over 70% Colostrum to help you get relief that actually works! It is water-soluble and contains aloe, blueberry seed oil, and vitamins A & E. Vitamin E in particular has been shown to increase lubrication in clinical trials.
Dryness and discomfort can be easily reversed with our Personal Relief Cream. We firmly want to shut the door on the old myth of a women becoming, "all dried up," after menopause, after all 50 is the new 30. So try a simple non-hormonal treatment first like our Personal Relief Cream.
Our Personal Relief Cream, if used over time and consistently, can have a longer lasting effect if you wish to avoid hormonal therapy or if you have hormone sensitivity. If you have any concerns we recommend you discuss them with your health care practitioner.
We know that you care about what you put on your skin, so how much more should you be concerned with what you are putting on the most sensitive part of your body? As a side note considering the area we are discussing - the personal cream can also be used very effectively for hemorrhoids.
With our all-natural formulation, you will be able to relieve dryness, discomfort, itching, relieve tension and get back to enjoying every aspect of your life.
Coconut/Palm (Cetearyl Alcohol) wax
Rice Tocotrienol (Oryza Sativa) bran oil
MSM (Dimethyl Sulfone)
Avocado (Persea Gratissima) oil
Defensil [Octyldodecanol, Black Current (Ribes Nigrum) seed oil, Sunflower(Helianthus Annuus) seed oil unsaponifiables, Cardiospermum Halicacabum flower/leaf/vine extract, Tocopherol, Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) seed oil, Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) leaf extract]
Aloe Vera [Soybean (Glycine Soja) oil (and) (Aloe Barbadensis) leaf] *
Apricot Kernel (Prunus Armeniaca) oil
Hemp (Cannabis Sativa) seed oil
Blueberry (Vaccinium Macrocarpon) seed oil
Coconut/Palm (Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate) wax
Bentonite Clay *
Vanilla Plantifolia fruit oil
* Registered Organic.