Uterine fibroids are often caused by too much estrogen in your body compared to progesterone. Why might you have “too much estrogen”?
There are several reasons, one of which is a sluggish liver – it’s the liver’s job to prepare extra hormones and toxins to be eliminated from the body through the gut. That’s why foods and herbs that support the liver (ie, milk thistle) can help to lower estrogens, while substances that burden the liver (ie, alcohol, caffeine, and Tylenol) can contribute to keeping estrogen levels high. The body needs certain key vitamins and minerals to process hormones correctly, so supplementing with these can also be helpful:
• Multivitamin and mineral: a good quality capsule, with no artificial colors or unnecessary ingredients or fillers. Capsules are easier for the body to break down and absorb than tablets.
• Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine): 50 mg, 1-2 times per day, especially if you’re taking a birth control with estrogen
• Magnesium citrate: 500 mg/day
• Vitamin E: 400 IU/day.