Top 10 Supplements for Women
Ladies, are you looking to kickstart your wellness regimens, or simply round out nutritional deficiencies that are all-too-common with a typical diet? Nutritional needs for women are different than those for men; while we all need the same nutrients, we might need need some in different amounts. Additionally, our wellness concerns may differ from those of men. Keep reading to find out our top 10 supplements for women and why you'll love adding them to your wellness regimen.
One Daily Multivitamin
Multivitamins are an important foundation for general wellness, and a well-rounded multivitamin can help fill nutritional gaps present in a typical diet.* Multivitamins should contain a nutrient profile with important essential vitamins (A, C, D, E, K and your B vitamins) as well as minerals and other important nutrients.* Not all multivitamins are equal, however, and it's important to shop for a supplement made with high-quality ingredients while steering clear of harmful fillers. Nature's Lab One Daily Multivitamin contains essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fermented superfood blends, and even important nutrients like CoQ10, resveratrol, turmeric and more. While many multivitamins are targeted towards men or women, our One Daily is suitable for all and does not contain additional iron in consideration for those with iron sensitivities (instead, we offer our standalone Perfect Iron to support healthy iron levels).*
Sometimes a little bit of sunshine is the best medicine. Vitamin D, the "sunshine vitamin" is synthesized in the body naturally when the skin is exposed to sunlight. Over 42% of American adults are deficient in this critical nutrient, with statistics higher among certain groups such as premenopausal women and those over age 65.* This vitamin is best known for its role in skeletal health; vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus from food, which can promote bone health.* Because hormone changes can make women more prone to adverse bone health than men, supplementing with vitamin D is especially important.* Additionally, vitamin D can promote healthy mood and even skin health.* Try Nature's Lab Vitamin D3 Plus, and shop all vitamin D supplements here.
Another critical vitamin on the list is Vitamin C. Best known for its role in immune health, vitamin C also promotes healthy blood cells to support immunity and also acts as an antioxidant to help cells fight against oxidative stress.* Vitamin C helps support both of these important skin components by supporting collagen synthesis.* Collagen is an important component for skin elasticity and stability.* Vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant to protect the skin from UV damage from free radicals.* Try Nature's Lab Vitamin C 1,000 mg, and shop all vitamin C products here.
The body requires iron to carry oxygen in the blood to all parts of the body to promote wellness and energy support.* When iron stores are depleted iron deficiency may occur, which may lead to fatigue, exhaustion or anemia.* Approximately 20% of women and 50% of pregnant women are deficient in iron. This affects women more than men due to menstruation, pregnancy, and poor iron bioavailability in the diet. Nature’s Lab Perfect Iron utilizes iron bisglycinate chelate for optimal absorption.* This form of iron is bound to the amino acid glycine and is absorbed more efficiently than other forms of iron.* Try pairing iron with vitamin C for enhanced absorption.*
Magnesium is an important macro mineral; it's one of the most minerals in the body and supports over 300 enzyme-driven bodily functions.* Magnesium is needed in large amounts by the body and must be supplied in the diet through food or supplement sources. Magnesium supports healthy bones, joints and muscles as well as the absorption and metabolism of calcium, which is particularly important for women.* It also supports mood regulation, relaxation, and helps regulate excessive cortisol related to stress.* Try Nature's Lab Magnesium Glycinate for a gentle, bioavailable form of supplemental magnesium.
Look and feel your best with beauty from the inside out with supplements for beauty support.* While many women think of biotin supplements for beauty support (find our biotin here), Nature's Lab Hair, Skin & Nails contains biotin as well as the entire family of B vitamins and vitamin A, C and D3 to promote general wellness, healthy skin and collagen production, hair follicle stimulation and hair growth and cell rebuilding.* Additionally, this product contains MSM, silica and a group of three branched-chain amino acids to further promote beauty support as well as connective tissue health.*
Another great pick for beauty support is hyaluronic acid. This sugar molecule, also known as glycosaminoglycan, found in the dermis layer of skin. It's naturally produced by the body and can help skin retain moisture to appear supple and hydrated.* Natural factors, such as aging, as well as environmental stressors can cause hyaluronic acid levels to decrease.* With this reduction can come increased dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.* Supplementing with hyaluronic acid, such as Nature's Lab Hyaluronic Acid with BioCell Collagen & MSM can help support skin health.*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are a key family of polyunsaturated fats. Considered essential fats (fats the body cannot create on its own), they’re important to healthy tissue function throughout the body.* These fatty acids work together with diet and exercise to support low triglyceride levels in the blood.* Triglycerides are a type of fat in the blood, and high levels may correlate with adverse effects on heart health.* Because heart health is crucial (with heart disease affecting men and women equally), omega-3s can be an important addition to a heart-healthy supplement regimen.* Foods high in omega-3 include fish, vegetable oils, nuts and leafy vegetables, but omega-3 fatty acids from fish contains EPA (eicosapentaenoic) and DHA (docosahexaenoic) fatty acids. These highly unsaturated fats have been linked to healthy triglyceride levels and blood pressure regulation to support heart health.* Try Nature’s Lab Triple Strength Omega-3 Fish Oil with EPA and DHA containing 1500 mg of omega-3 fatty acids (1300 mg derived from EPA and DHA).
CoQ10, or Coenzyme Q10, is a powerful nutrient that occurs naturally in the body. CoQ10 is a part of the electron transport chain which is responsible for generating energy in our cells. Coenzymes play an important role in energy production, and CoQ10 plays an important role in heart and skeletal health.* CoQ10 also functions as an antioxidant and can help protect cells from damaging free radicals, which can occur with age, nutrient deficiencies and environmental stressors.* This can make CoQ10 an important component of skin health.* CoQ10 may also play an important role in fertility as its effects as an antioxidant may promote reproductive health.* Try Nature's Lab CoQ10 with Alpha Lipoic Acid and Acetyl L-Carnintine, and shop all supplements containing CoQ10 here.
Zinc is an important trace mineral found in cells throughout the body. It is responsible for numerous functions throughout the body, and it helps stimulate the activity of over 300 different enzymes and can nerve, digestive and immune health.* Because zinc cannot be created in the body, it is important to get adequate amounts of this trace mineral through the diet or through supplements.* Zinc-rich foods include red meat, shellfish, legumes (chickpeas, beans), seeds and nuts, which may not be as commonly-incorporated in the diet for some women.* Try supplementing with Nature’s Lab Zinc Picolinate. This supplement utilizes a form of this zinc that is easier to absorb and more bioavailable to better support healthy zinc levels.*
The gastrointestinal system is quite complex; a healthy gut can contribute to energy levels, general wellness, mood, sleep and so much more (in addition to digestion).* With stress, nutritional imbalances, hormones and other factors, it's natural for digestive imbalances to occur.* Digestive enzymes can help play a role in breaking down food and promoting gastrointestinal balance.* Try Nature's Lab EnZym Balance, a rich blend of herbs and enzymes to provide relief from occasional digestion discomfort.* Formulated with aloe vera, ginger root and turmeric to help regulate and soothe the digestive system along with phenolic oils and enzymes to enhance digestion and the absorption of nutrients typically found in a healthy diet.*
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