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4 Essential Supplements For Women To Make Them Healthy

The way you take care of your outer body should be the same way you should take care of your inner body. Women love to look young and good.

They can take their time to select good body creams, moisturizers, face cleansers, etc to have a youthful look but they forget that their inner body needs that same care. 

There are some supplements that helps women's health a whole lot. These supplements nourish the inner body and prevents the body from health conditions, diseases and infections. 

Here are the supplements for women: 

1. Calcium (Bone Builders): Calcium is an essential mineral found in high amounts in milk and other dairy products as well as fortified foods. Typically, a little more than 1% of a women’s body weight is calcium, which certainly helps us understand why we consider it so important.

Almost all your body’s calcium is found in your bones and teeth. And since women are four times more susceptible to osteoporosis than men, getting enough is essential for strong and long bone health. 

The remaining 1% is critical because calcium plays a role in heart and muscle action, blood clotting and normal cell function.

Who needs calcium?

All girls and women, especially the following:

a. Teens or young women, because as much as 90% of adult bone mass is achieved by age 18. Peak bone mass usually occurs in the late 20s.

b. Women older than 30, because they typically lose bone mass and strength.

c. Menopausal and postmenopausal women, because bone loss tends to accelerate as the body produces less estrogen.

2. Fish oil (Heart healthy): Fish, such as mackerel, sardines, tuna and salmon, are all rich sources of omega-3s, namely EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). 

These highly specialized fats can’t be made in our body, and because many women don’t eat enough fish they may not like the flavor or and they don’t get enough of these amazing nutrients. 

Omega-3s are important for heart and blood vessel health and for reducing circulating triglyceridesto lower heart disease risk.

These special fats also support healthy joints, reduce inflammation and optimize brain operations.

Who needs it? 

 All women, especially the following:

a. Women who don’t eat fish several times a week.

b. Women at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (especially those who have elevated triglycerides).

c. Pregnant and nursing mothers to enhance brain development of their baby.

d. Overweight women with joint tenderness.

3. Folate (Folic Acid) : Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin. Its name is derived from foliage, as folate is richest in food sources such as leaves (spinach, asparagus) and fruits (cantaloupe). 

You need folate to look healthy. Our cells need it to make DNA, and without DNA, cells wouldn’t function properly. Nor would they make new cells and tissue, such as skin and hair.

During pregnancy, especially the first 6 weeks when women often don’t know they are pregnant, folate is critical in preventing neural tube abnormalities in the fetus, such as spina bifida. 

It’s also involved in supporting normal levels of homocysteine in the blood, a controversial heart risk factor.

Who needs it? 

All women should consider taking a folate supplement, especially during child-bearing years. Pregnant women should take their supplement containing folic acid 400mg daily. 

4. B Vitamins (Energizers): The B vitamins include thiamin (B1), riboflavin (BE), niacin (B3), panthothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), cobalamin (B12) and biotin. These are water-soluble essential nutrients found in many foods, including whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

Vitamin B12 is found exclusively in meat, fish and milk. Many foods are also fortified with B vitamins.

An active woman can burn more than 2,000 calories a day. And B vitamins are essential for producing the energy necessary to meet the demands of everyday life, whether you’re going to the gym, doing laundry, doing home chores, or giving a presentation at work.

Vitamins B6 and B12 reduce a woman’s risk of heart disease by helping to keep homocysteine levels low. High levels of the amino acid raise the risk of heart attacks, stroke and blood clots. 

Biotin has long been recognized for its vital role in healthy hair. 

Who needs it? 

All women, especially the following:

a. Women who exercise regularly because burning more calories daily can increase a woman’s need for these nutrients.

b. Women above 50 years should take a vitamin B12 supplement because age makes it harder to absorb this nutrient from food.

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