The first thing you should notice while on HH is a sense of calm. The number one symptom women who are on Happy Hormones report is improved moods.
This should lead to improved sleep. It doesn't happen for all women - especially if sleep issues are chronic - but in time, HH helps a great deal with sleep. This effect was intended since good sleep is important for endocrine health and hormonal balance.
For some women you may experience a worsening of symptoms as your hormones begin to shift and balance. The combination of herbal medicines stimulate the body to adjust its hormone levels and this can cause an exacerbation of existing symptoms which settles once hormones start to balance.
For menopausal women, the average length of time for improvement in symptoms is 1 month. It can be more and it can be less, depending on how well your body can balance its hormone levels.
It can however take up to 3 months to feel the full benefits and we encourage women to keep a symptom journal to be able to compare symptoms and severity over time.
For women with more chronic imblances the process is longer - over 6 to 12 months - largely because we are dealing with longer standing symptoms which takes time to regulate.
For these conditions, following the 8-Week Program is really non-negotiable, if you want to get full recovery & improvement. It's so important since you have a fundamental issue metabolising hormones in the liver, and the liver doesn't need to deal with any more dietary chemicals.
If you are taking the pill, HRT or have a contraceptive device, then this can complicate things slightly, as we need to give HH time to balance your hormones first before coming off these. You need to give HH 6 weeks to do this.
I hope this helps to manage some expectations with HH. It really is a 3-cycle journey to begin to really see the changes it can make for you. The best results are from women who also follow the 8-Week Program, but you will get results regardless.
How long do you need to take HH?
Well, this depends on how many of the diet and lifestyle changes you make. Hormonal imbalance is not like an infection that will go away after treatment. It's a lifelong process you need to own and take responsibility for.
HH is here to help along with the 8-Week Program to teach you how to best lead your life. We give you all the tools. From there, it's your decision. To get started, we suggest taking our online women's health assessment, which will provide you with a comprehensive personalised report detailing how your symptoms connect to hormonal imbalance and how to take proactive steps to regain your hormonal health.