Most Important Supplements for Women

Top 10 Supplements for Women

Don’t stock your shelves mindlessly with multivitamins. These are ten most important supplements for women. If you don’t get enough of them with the foods you consume, you should consider supplying them with supplements.

Magnesium_Most Important Supplements
Magnesium is crucial for more than 300 essential reactions in the body.

MAGNESIUM

WHAT DOES IT DO? Magnesium is crucial for more than 300 essential reactions in the body including the production of energy, bone, heart, kidney and muscle health, stress response. It also allows us to relax.

WHY DO I NEED IT? Deficiency is quite common and often includes symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, fatigue, muscle cramps and anxiety.

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Iron Foods_Most Important Supplements
Iron delivers oxygen around the body.

IRON

WHAT DOES IT DO? Iron delivers oxygen around the body and encourages the process of turning glucose into energy.

WHY DO I NEED IT? Supplementation isn’t needed unless a blood test showed low levels. If you have low levels then ferrous form of iron is well tolerated by most and usually doesn’t affect the bowel.

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B6, B9 & B12

WHAT DO THEY DO? The vitamins B have collective roles that are vital for repairing DNA, supporting detoxification and mediating inflammation.

WHY DO I NEED THEM? They support proper functioning of almost every system in the body and the methylation process which regulates an unhealthy compound known as homocysteine that can damage blood vessels.

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Zinc Foods_Most Important Supplements
Zinc is necessary for our immune system and healing wounds.

ZINC

WHAT DOES IT DO? It’s necessary for our immune system, healing wounds, cognitive function, to support fertility, and for our sense of taste and smell.

WHY DO I NEED IT? If you need to salt your meals excessively then it’s quite possible that your zinc levels may be lower than optimal. Consume zinc-rich foods such as pumpkin and sunflower seeds, seafood, whole grains and animal protein unless a zinc taste test suggests levels are very low.

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omega 3_Most Important Supplements
Oily fish, grass-fed meat or supplements?

OMEGA 3

WHAT DOES IT DO? EPA and DHA are two fats vital to every cell in both the brain and body.

WHY DO I NEED IT? In a perfect world we would get them by consuming plenty of oily fish but unfortunately many of our oil-rich species are over-fished. Eating grass-fed meat is another option but otherwise opt for supplementation.

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CAROTENOIDS

WHAT DO THEY DO? Carotenoids help to protect all the mucosal linings of our body, also called the first line of our immune system.

WHY DO I NEED THEM? Carotenoids help to decrease the risk of numerous diseases including certain types of cancer and heart disease. Increase your intake by consuming carotenoid rich foods like carrot in combination with naturally occurring fats such as avocado.

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Wheatgrass_Most Important Supplements
Wheatgrass boosts energy.

CHLOROPHYLL

WHAT DOES IT DO? Chlorophyll is a green pigment found in most plants where it’s needed for the process of photosynthesis, which transforms sunshine into energy.

WHY DO I NEED IT? Chlorophyll is believed to be a natural deodorizer and many people said their energy levels increased as a result of including green colored plants in their diet such as wheatgrass and chlorella.

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GLUCOSINOLATES

WHAT DO THEY DO? Glucosinolates are found in pungent plants such as cabbage, watercress, Brussel sprouts, kale, and broccoli, and support detoxification of the liver.

WHY DO I NEED THEM? These chemicals are broken down into derivatives and help to detox pathways in the liver and have anti-cancer effects.

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Written by Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson is a woman who lives and breathes fitness and healthy lifestyle. She is a regular visitor to the gym and has gained wealth of experience in toning and strengthening the body. In the evenings she likes to read a good detective novel.

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