“Do you feel like your hormones are out of whack?
I certainly did! Hi I’m Meah Robertson, Naturopath and creator of Fem21, plus a mum of 2 girls. I felt like I was on a terrible hormonal rollercoaster, month after month. Fem21 has changed that for me and has helped thousands of other women to balance their hormones and feel great!
For me it started as a teenager with irregular cycles, hormonal acne and dark hair growth (around the mouth, nipples, snail trail and a pubic hair line that extended down to the middle of my thighs), typical PCOS symptoms. I tried the pill for contraception and to level things out, but my body hated it. I became terribly depressed and anxious and I knew it just wasn’t for me. So after persevering for about 6 months I came off the pill and quickly fell pregnant. Then at 3 months miscarried (2 weeks before our wedding in 2005) which was pretty full on. I then went on to fall pregnant again a few months later (that’s my eldest daughter Ava), I breastfed Ava for 2 years, and whilst breastfeeding fell pregnant (with my second daughter Jada). I then breastfed again for another 2 years. I was so worn out I couldn’t fathom having another baby anytime soon so I had an IUD put in for contraception as I couldn’t do the pill again and there aren’t many options out their for women! Each cycle I would feel so tired, sluggish, bloated, emotionally up & down swinging from cranky to teary. I had terrible cystic acne and breakouts on my jawline and around my mouth. Both around ovulation and my period, I felt like as I would heal from one lot of pimples the next would pop up. I struggled for many years feeling like crap, but pushing through it was terrible for my confidence and sense of self. I was a hormonal train wreck.
One morning I just snapped, I woke up and thought enough is enough, I have to get back on track I can’t keep feeling like this.
I was prescribing liquid herbs in practice but I just couldn’t commit to talking them myself consistently. So I thought why don’t I create a powdered herbal formula that supports women like me and my patients. There wasn’t anything natural on the market that balanced hormones holistically in a superfood powder. So in 2014 I got to work on creating Fem21 to help hormonal balancing, liver & digestive cleansing and alkalising the body. Along with adrenal herbs to help energy and stress and thyroid herbs which are great for metabolism in our cells and help our hormones. As a Naturopath you learn that gut health is integral to overall health. I wanted to include plenty of fibre and probiotics, perfecting the formula.
It took me about 12 months of tweaking before I was happy with the end result which is now Fem21. If I was going to take it everyday and expect other women to do the same it had to taste ok. I think we’ve achieved this whilst keeping it free from any fillers, added sugar, or anything synthetic. Also wanted it to be gluten and dairy free as they can cause problems for some women. It’s a really easy daily routine to mix in water, juice or a smoothie and it just helps to keep everything on track. I say it’s functional not fun, it’s more about what it does right! But don’t worry it doesn't taste as bad as it looks.
Fem21 came out in 2015 and over the years we have continued to hear amazing feedback from women. With how it’s helped with PMS, or bring an absent period back, or reducing period pain, or resolving menopausal symptoms like hot flushes, it’s helped with hormonal acne and helped women with fertility issues get pregnant, which is awesome! It really covers a lot of problems. It’s made a huge difference for me and I hope that you experience your own amazing results with Fem21.”