Fibroids are tissue growths within the uterus that are usually non-cancerous. However, in some cases, uterine fibroids may cause symptoms including pelvic pain, heavy menstruation, difficulty with urination, and unexplained spotting or bleeding between periods. Factors that can contribute to the development of fibroids include genetics, diet (nutrient deficiencies), hormonal imbalances, and stress.
Additionally, higher levels of insulin circulating in the body may also contribute to the development of uterine fibroids.
How does insulin increase? One way is when the body is under heavy or constant stress it produces cortisol. Chronic elevated levels of cortisol can contribute to increased insulin levels and eventually insulin resistance. Higher levels of cortisol also impact the liver and its ability to dispose of excess hormones such as progesterone and estrogen that can also cause fibroids.
Stress Defy and Baseline+ taken together work overtime with reducing stress levels and maintaining hormonal balance. As a result, this aids in the prevention of the domino effect chronic stress can have on insulin sensitivity, metabolism of excess hormones, and the development of uterine fibroids.