September is international PCOS Awareness Month and Salome is determined to do its bit in creating awareness and empowering women with the option of a naturally based solution to this common hormonal disorder. An estimated 8 – 13% of women suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) that involves reproductive, cosmetic and metabolic problems. The long-term effects of this condition, if not diagnosed and treated early, are infertility due to ovarian dysfunction, as well as the risk of developing diabetes, cardiac problems linked to hypertension, sleeping problems and high cholesterol.
What is PCOS and what is the cause?
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that often affects women in their reproductive age. Symptoms of PCOS include irregular or prolonged menstrual cycles and elevated levels of the male hormone androgen, which results in excess body hair and acne, and polycystic ovaries where the ovaries are not able to function properly. There is no known cause of this condition, but with a diagnosis from a health practitioner, PCOS can be managed.
Diagnosis is key!
Getting a diagnosis by a health practitioner is key to effectively managing PCOS. The onset of PCOS can start from as young as 14 or 15 years old and if left undiagnosed and untreated for years — will cause further health complications down the line, including possible infertility. Parents are encouraged to talk to their daughters about what is considered ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’ periods. Just by having these conversations, we can normalise these common women’s health conditions and debunk myths and the unfortunate stigma attached to it.
What is Salome and how can it help with PCOS?
The Salome range was developed by local pharmaceutical company, 3Sixty Biomedicine, and is based on consumer insights that South Africans are wanting more natural alternatives to treat common female health conditions.
Salome Polycos assists with the management of symptoms commonly associated with PCOS by helping to decrease testosterone levels, increasing progesterone levels in women with irregular or absent periods and thus regulating the menstrual cycle, as well as reducing blood pressure levels. It also plays a role in increasing insulin activity in women diagnosed with PCOS, as many suffer from insulin resistance. Due to these hormonal imbalances women living with PCOS often battle with acne, irregular periods, male pattern hair loss or experience excessive body hair growth (hirsutism). Salome Polycos’s main active ingredient is D-chiro-inositol (DCI) which is a natural extract obtained from the carob bean tree.
In cases where infertility can be linked back to the hormonal imbalances caused by PCOS, patients who make use of products like Salome Fertility that contain Myo-inositol and D-Chiro-inositol have seen an increase in their ovulation, a reduction in their hyperandrogenism and in the oxidative stress in their follicular fluid. The efficacy of the product lies in it containing the correct ratio of Myo-inositol and D-Chiro-inositol that have been extracted from the pod of the Carob bean tree. Clinical studies have shown that these natural extracts are instrumental in helping manage the regulation of ovarian function in PCOS patients.
Who can use this?
Due to the herbal extracts and use of natural ingredients in the products, the Salome range has minimal side effects and can be reimbursed by certain medical aids. The products are available online at www.3Sixtybiomedicine.co.za as well as from Takealot, and can be purchased over the counter at leading pharmacies nationwide.
Where can I get the Salome range?
The full Salome range that contains natural herbal extracts is available online from Takealot and www.3Sixtybiomedicine.co.za, as well as over the counter at most pharmacies nationwide. The products are recognised and can also be reimbursed by medical aids.
*** WIN! ***
This PCOS Awareness month, WomenStuff has partnered with Salome to create awareness and reward you for becoming empowered about this common women’s health condition. For learning more about the ABC’s of PCOS you can enter the below competition and stand a chance to win a stylish Salome and Lou Harvey self-care hamper valued at R2,209!
The hamper contains an exclusive Lou Harvey tog bag and box cosmetic bag, as well as a discounted voucher for a Salome Heavy Menstrual Bleeding pack and a Salome Menstrual Pain pack. To enter, simply complete the form below and answer an easy question:
Question: Name one of the Salome products that helps to manage the symptoms of PCOS?
One entry per person, please. Competition ends on Monday 20th September 2021 at midnight. Please read our full competition terms and conditions here.
Salome Competition Standard Terms and Conditions
This competition is organised by WomenStuff and 3Sixty Biomedicine and is specific to the Salome Range.
You acknowledge that by submitting your entry into the competition you have been given the opportunity to understand these terms and conditions before entering the competition and you agree to them.
By entering you understand that you stand a chance to win a Salome hamper. The prizes are not transferrable and are not eligible to be exchanged for cash or anything else.
The competition begins 8th September 2021 and closes 20th September 2021 at midnight. It is your responsibility to enter the competition within this time period.
You are eligible to win this competition if you are 18 years or older and do not work for 3Sixty Biomedicine.
Upon completing the online competition entry form, you will be automatically entered into the competition.
The prize consists of a Salome Hamper consisting of 1 x customized Lou Harvey tog bag, 1 x customized Lou Harvey box cosmetic bag, and a discounted voucher for 1 x Salome Heavy Menstrual Bleeding and 1x Salome Menstrual Pain pack valued at R2,209.99.
Please note that the image of the Lou Harvey tog bag and box cosmetic bag displayed here is not the same pattern/design as the customised version that you will receive.
We have done our best to ensure the prize is good quality, but we do not give any warranties about the prize or experience you have – by entering the competition you agree to accept the prize ‘as is’ and indemnify us against any damages that anyone may suffer as a result of the prizes.
The winner will be drawn through a random draw on the 1st October 2021.
We will notify the winner within 2 days. The winner must respond within 7 working days to receive prize.
As South Africa is in lockdown, delays are expected in prize delivery but the winner will receive the above-mentioned hamper and prize no later than 4 – 6 weeks after the draw and being notified.
Any additional costs for the prizes will be the responsibility of the winner.
After the winner is selected 3Sixty Biomedicine will enter into no further correspondence regarding the prize and the winners chosen, unless deemed necessary.
If the winners fail to comply with these rules or terms of acceptance of the prize, 3Sixty Biomedicine will consider it a rejection of the prize and without prejudice remedy the situation with another choice of prize winner.