How would you like to elevate your mood, energy & sleep, balance your hormones and increase your sex drive?  This may sound too good to be true, but with the benefits of Maca, nature’s hormone adaptogen, it’s now possible, along with added benefits of hair, skin, & nail growth, heart health and increased metabolism.

I am fortunate to be introduced to quality supplement companies in practice and Femmenessence is one such company.  They have invested heavily on studying the various phenotypes of the herb Maca and formulated 3 different product offerings for women at various stages of their life: childbearing years, Perimenopause, and Menopause.  Their extracts have been studied clinically and have produced significant results for the participants.

As our clientele is primarily women aged 35-65, Femenessence products have become an invaluable tool in practice especially for perimenopausal and menopausal ladies.  While studies showed results in 8-12 weeks, it’s not uncommon for customers to come back after only 1-2 weeks to say they have more energy, are sleeping better, hot flashes have subsided significantly and as time marches on are noticing lower numbers on the scale!  This has become a starting point for many of our customer base entering the hormonal shift that typically begins around age 40.  And for those ladies that it was not entirely successful, we have bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to offer as a further stepping stone to discuss with their physician.  My take home message for this month is Take care of your hormones and they will take care of your brain, bones & heart to name just a few!

Michael Briggs, PharmD, CNC, ICCT serves as COO of Lionville Natural Pharmacy and has been published in The Professional Guide to Complementary & Alternative Therapies, Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Older Adults. The Nursing Drug Handbook Series, and Pharmacotherapy. Learn more at