2021 marks 17 years since my doctor informed me that, due to a combination of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and pelvic inflammatory disease, I would need to undergo an emergency hysterectomy. I was distraught when my medical team explained to me that the full hysterectomy I required included the removal of my ovaries, a procedure that would cause my body to go into instantaneous early menopause. I was only 30. I couldn’t believe what was happening to me. I was incredibly blessed to already have my son but, needless to say, my doctor’s orders came as a huge and life-altering shock.
As soon as I’d undergone my operation, I was prescribed hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in the form of Evorel Patches. I started off using 100mg patches, which is a pretty high dose as it is, and had my dosage increased every year for 15 years. The patches prevented me from experiencing many of the dreaded side-effects of menopause such as hot flushes, weight gain, moodiness, or problems with memory or concentration. They were a lifeline. But they were just masking the issue.
You’re only supposed to stay on HRT for a maximum of 15 years. Taking HRT for longer than that has been associated with an increased risk of breast cancer and other illnesses. As I neared 45, I began to grow increasingly concerned about having to come off HRT. I didn’t want to throw my hormones out of whack or begin experiencing any of the nasty side-effects of menopause. When I heard about the incredible power of LYMA to help women who are going through the menopause to balance their hormones and reduce their symptoms naturally, without side-effects and at a cellular level, I knew I had to give it a go.
I initially went to my doctors to ask their opinion on the formula. Honestly, they didn’t even listen to me. As soon as I mentioned the word ‘supplement’, it dawned on me that I was talking to a brick wall. My doctors were adamant that LYMA wasn’t going to help balance my hormones or support me through menopause. What they didn’t know is that LYMA isn’t like other supplements. LYMA is in a class of its own. Unlike the majority of supplements, LYMA is formulated using the highest quality, peer-reviewed ingredients that are clinically proven to work. Each ingredient has been fully characterised and fully standardised, so that you know exactly what the active component is, and you can guarantee that there is a standard amount of this active present in every capsule. Furthermore, every ingredient is present in its most bioavailable form making it easy for the body to absorb every last piece of powerful, patented technology.
During my first year taking LYMA I was able to reduce my dose of my HRT to just 50mg without feeling a thing out of place. But it gets better. I’ve now been taking LYMA for 18 months, and for the past six I have been completely off the patches and have not been taking any form of HRT at all. And as if that weren’t enough, in the past six months I have not experienced one hot flush, have suffered from zero mood issues, haven’t felt nauseous, and haven’t had trouble focusing or gained weight. In fact, I’ve not had a single side-effect. Plus, my skin is glowing, and I’ve had no dryness, redness, inflammation or spots. It’s as though menopause never happened to me.
Another massive difference that LYMA has on my life is that my ME and chronic fatigue have become less severe. I used to wake up every day feeling as though I’d had two bottles of wine to myself the night before. I used to nap every day too, sometimes for hours. Well, since I started taking LYMA, I’ve been waking up feeling refreshed, clear-minded and ready to take on whatever the day throws my way. And I can’t remember the last time I had a nap after lunch. I feel so much more balanced and I feel free from the shackles of my illness. My quality of life has skyrocketed, and I have LYMA to thank.
Overall, I feel like a changed woman. I’m more energetic and much happier, and I look and feel better than ever. I have no trouble sleeping, my moods are consistently high, and I’ve not experienced a single hot flush or night sweat. My skin, hair and nails look incredible. I feel better than I ever thought possible. It’s no exaggeration to say that LYMA has changed my life.
LYMA contains KSM-66® Ashwagandha, an ancient adaptogen that can elicit a sense of calm and wellbeing and ease the symptoms of menopause. Ashwagandha has been used by Ayurvedic practitioners for centuries to encourage women's hormones back into balance. Ashwangandha also supports healthy sleep, enhanced immunity, a clearer mind and improved concentration. KSM-66® Ashwagandha is the most powerful and only proven form of this adaptogen and is just one of the reasons that LYMA is so special, and so well-placed to help women transition through the menopause.
LYMA also contains peer-reviewed Vita-algae D3™. Vitamin D has been shown to be absolutely instrumental in returning the body to homeostasis during menopause. The body cannot produce vitamin D itself and must obtain it either by supplementing or by eating fortified foods.
Finally, Cognizin® is a nootropic and potent brain-health nutrient that has been clinically proven to enhance brain power, increase attention span, and slow mental decline in women during menopause and beyond. Cognizin® helps to keep your brain balanced and healthy and keeps your hormones in check. Cognizin® has been optimally formulated in LYMA to help you feel your best.
Originally published Mar 22, 2021.