A mother-of-three has revealed how she turned to a ‘super supplement’ recommended by a friend, after male GPs dismissed her menopausal symptoms that left her feeling ‘exhausted’.
Gemma Asim, 52, from London, said life began to feel like ‘a struggle’ shortly before her 50th birthday, when menopausal symptoms left her feeling ‘exhausted and flat’.
The receptionist went to see her GP, who recommended she take HRT (hormone replacement treatment), but when Gemma admitted she was concerned about an increased risk of breast cancer, she said she felt ‘dismissed’.
After confiding in a friend, she was recommended a ‘super supplement’ called Lyma, containing ingredients including Vitamin D3 and Keratin, which Gemma credits with transforming her physical and mental well being almost ‘immediately.’
Gemma Asim, 52, from London, said she was struggling to cope with the menopause and that doctors ‘dismissed’ her concerns, but turned to a supplement recommended by a friend which transformed her health
She credited the supplemant, called Lyma, with having transformed her wellbeing and health, saying that she felt ‘lighter’ after taking it
Recalling when it started, Gemma said she started feeling the menopause symptoms six months before her fiftieth birthday.
She revealed: ‘Everyone thinks menopause is just hot flushes – but it is so much bigger than that. It affects all kinds of things, your whole life in lots of different ways.
‘It would vary day to day – I was sleeping really badly, and then I became anxious about bed time. I was irritable.’
She went on: ‘Everything was dry – my hair, nails and skin were all suffering. And all the tiny things were affecting my mental health.’
Gemma credited the supplement Lyma with strengthening her nails, hair, skin as well as helping her sleep and immune system
Gemma said she struggled to feel like herself, admitting: ‘I felt like life was a struggle, like it was a huge effort to do anything. I felt all out of sync, dull, flat and emotionless.’
The mother-of-three, who lives with her husband and children, said she found herself in ‘the centre of all the arguments.’
She said it came to a head after her husband asked her: ‘Why is it always you?’
Gemma’s ‘first port of call’ was her GP – but she was left disappointed with his reaction to her concerns.
The mother-of-three turned to the ‘super supplement’ after a friend recommended it – and felt it improved her skin, nails and hair almost immediately (pictured, after taking Lyma earlier this year)
Gemma revealed: ‘My GP wasn’t very receptive or sympathetic – he was sort of like ‘Well get on with it’. He offered me HRT or nothing.’
A study finds Hormone Replacement Therapy increases risk of breast cancer
HRT was back in the spotlight in September after an Oxford study found it raised the risk of breast cancer by a third.
Researchers said women aged 50 to 69 were 32 per cent more likely to get the disease if they had taken the most common form of the hormone replacement therapy for at least five years.
The danger was twice as high for patients on the treatment for a decade.
The Oxford team said however that the overall risk was still small – and doctors said the benefits often outweighed the risks.
But as her mother had suffered from breast cancer, she was warned that she would have an increased risk of developing the disease while on the therapy.
Thinking that a female GP might be more understanding, Gemma booked another appointment.
But she revealed: ‘She was more sympathetic, she still couldn’t offer much though.
‘I just thought ‘What else can I do?’ and decided to ride out the storm.’
After a year, Gemma confided in a friend that she was struggling to cope, and she was recommended a ‘super supplement’ called Lyma.
Lyma, which costs £149 per month, promises to smoothe skin by 80 per cent, strengthen hair by 47 per cent and nails by 88 per cent, improve sleep and brain energy, maximise immunity and reduce stress and anxiety.
The brainchild of Lucy Goff, with its clients including actress Liv Tyler, singer Ellie Goulding and several Victoria’s Secret models.
Gemma said she spoke to her husband to persuade him to allow the supplement into their monthly outgoing.
Gemma said she felt she had her ‘bounce back’ within a week of taking the supplement, and has noticed an improvement in her nails, hair and skin
After taking the tablets twice in the morning and twice in the evening for a week, the mother-of-three said her mood was almost immediately lifted.
She said: ‘I felt like within a week of taking it that I had got my bounce back.’
The mother-of-three said she took the supplement for about a month before noticing her nails, hair and skin had also improved.
She said: ‘It also helped with my sleep pattern, I wasn’t feeling so anxious at night, and I had a better immune system.’
The mother-of-three said she now takes four Lyma tablets a day in order to maintain her health and wellbeing
She added: ‘The best effects have been on my joints and body – I feel much lighter and more supple.’
Gemma, who runs regularly, said she takes part in 5km long cancer runs yearly – and revealed after taking the supplement she’d beaten her personal best by 2 minutes.
She said that even her colleagues at work had noted a huge difference, saying: ‘I had more energy than girls half my age.’
The eight ingredients of Lyma
- Ashwagandha. This patented form of the adaptogen ashwagandha (KSM-66) can reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol by 28 per cent, according to trials.
- Keratin in the form of Cynatine HNS, a patented ingredient that research says can cut hair loss by 47 per cent and nail breakage by 88 per cent, and result in skin 80 per cent smoother.
- Curcumin, the active ingredient in the spice turmeric. This form, HydroCurc, is a proven antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
- Beta glucans, found in oats. This patented form, Wellmune, can improve mental clarity by 11 per cent and result in a 32 per cent increase in antibodies, according to studies.
- Lycopene, the antioxidant in tomatoes. Lycored, the patented version used in Lyma, can apparently reduce cholesterol by 10 per cent.
- Citicoline (Cognizin), a natural nutrient that supports the mitochondria within cells that produce the brain’s energy. It’s claimed to increase brain energy by 14 per cent.
- Vitamin K2 (K2 Vital), which helps reduce cardiovascular disease risk by up to 50 per cent.
- Vitamin D3, the only non-patented ingredient. After a UK winter, 60 per cent of us are low on sunshine vitamin, D, which is important for our immune system, for cancer prevention and cardiovascular health.