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Women over 40: Understanding and treating the symptoms of perimenopause.

By Romy Raves

Are you over 40 and struggling with how to treat your perimenopause symptoms? Femarelle is a natural alternative to hormone therapy that treats perimenopause by restoring hormonal balance.



As many of you know, I turned 50 this past summer so age related changes to my body and my hormones are top of mind these days. Luckily, I have not yet begun full-fledged menopause, however I am in what is commonly known as perimenopause, which is the beginning of the process. So needless to say, I’ve been doing my research and I have discovered a natural supplement that can really help ease your symptoms and make this life transition a lot more comfortable. In this post, I want to share with you what I have learned about perimenopause, what signs and symptoms to look for and then tell you about a wellness supplement that has worked for me.

What is perimenopause?

Perimenopause is the transitional period that prepares our bodies for menopause. As we age, all women experience an inevitable decline in estrogen levels which is often accompanied by frustrating and life altering symptoms. During perimenopause, our ovaries gradually diminish their hormone production in preparation for menopause and the final cessation of periods. And because perimenopause often takes place while we still have our periods, the symptoms and onset can lead to confusion. Perimenopause lasts until the ovaries stop releasing eggs.

What are the most common symptoms of perimenopause?

  • Irregular Periods

  • Increased and Prolonged PMS

  • Insomnia

  • Decreased Energy Levels & Fatigue

  • Mood Swings

  • Skin Dryness & Loss of Elasticity

The list of above includes some of the most frequently documented symptoms of perimenopause. And when chatting with my friends in the same age group, I’ve noticed that many experience at least a couple of the symptoms mentioned above. Fatigue, moodiness and looking old/tired being the ones that my friends complain about the most. For this post, I want to drill down a little bit on moodiness and loss of elasticity. MOODINESS – During our mid-forties, many women experience a decrease in levels of serotonin (“the happy hormone”) that regulates emotions and when the hormone that regulates emotions starts to waiver, a woman’s emotional well-being becomes imbalanced (Ummm . . . YES!) You are not alone, more than 50% of women between the ages of 45-55 suffer from this phenomenon and lower levels of estrogen have been linked to sadness, depression, lack of motivation, irritability, anxiety, stress and forgetfulness. Many women feel like it is similar to PMS, except that the symptoms are experienced constantly rather than for a few days before a monthly period. SKIN ELASTICITY – The gradual decline in estrogen that begins in our 40s also takes its toll on your skin because estrogen is also responsible for keeping skin fresh and elastic looking. This decline also decreases in the rate at which skin detoxifies, making it more susceptible to damage from sun and pollution. This is also why our skin sags, looks drier and wrinkles start to appear, not only around the eyes and mouth but also on the neck and chest.

What is Femarelle?


Femarelle® is a unique line of natural, drug and estrogen-free hormonal therapy supplements that helps bring balance and improves the quality of life for women undergoing the natural process of estrogen decline that occurs with age. Made with a proprietary fermented soy derivative and supported by 19 studies and extensive research and development, Femarelle acts on the estrogen receptor sites to restore hormonal balance and provide relief to the physiological and psychological challenges women face as they experience each stage of estrogen decline. Because all women are unique and women of different ages experience menopause differently, Femarelle has created three distinct wellness supplements that target the most common symptoms experienced at each stage: perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause in women ages 40-70+. These phase focused formulas ensure that specific symptoms get the focused and targeted attention that they need to treat the most common systems of their stage.

What is Femarelle® Rejuvenate?


Femarelle® Rejuvenate is a natural wellness supplement specifically designed to treat the moodiness, fatigue and loss of elasticity that women experience during the perimenopause phase. This natural hormonal therapy is made with a proprietary amino acid-rich natural compound derived from soy, proprietary extracts and vitamins B2 and B7 to help women as they begin to experience fluctuations in their monthly cycle.

Rejuvenate helps women in their 40s treat the onset of hormonal fluctuations. Specifically, Femarelle® Rejuvenate helps perimenopausal women experience:

  • Better control over their moodiness

  • Improved sleep

  • Increased energy levels

  • Better skin elasticity



What do I think of Femarelle® Rejuvenate?

After taking Femarelle Rejuvenate for a month, I have noticed a diminishing of my perimenopausal symptoms, specifically on my energy levels and skin health. I’ve noticed that I have a bit more spring in my step and don’t feel as sluggish as I previously had. I’ve also noticed a slightly increased suppleness and vibrancy in my face. Overall, I’m very pleased with the results and I am really glad that innovative and natural products like this now exist to help women ease the symptoms of menopause.