With so many health supplements on the market, which ones should women choose? Here’s a quick guide to some of the best, and why they're so good!
Vitamin C – Excellent for improving complexion and anti-ageing. Vitamin C is known to assist immune system health and prevent common illnesses like colds, flus and sore throats. Vitamin C may help reduce the effects of allergies, speed healing after surgery and can also help prevent and heal herpes simplex (cold sores).
B Complex Vitamins – The B Complex group offers women a huge range of benefits and are particularly good when absorbed together from a single source like Bee Pollen or Royal Jelly. The B group play a vital role in assisting energy production which can support women’s vitality and reduce fatigue. B group vitamins also help metabolise fats and proteins, promote healthy skin and hair and may assist to increase circulation and improve blood pressure.
Vitamin E –Helps slow cellular ageing caused by toxins, the ageing process and free-radical damage. Vitamin E assists oxygen supply to the blood helping maintain healthy function of all cells and organs. Vitamin E is a super antioxidant and a common ingredient to beauty creams and serums that aim to improve skin health, appearance and elasticity.
Each of these supplements have specific health benefits for women…
For example, Vitamin E & B complex vitamins are thought to be useful for reducing hot flushes during menopause and are recommended to manage PMS symptoms. Vitamin B6 is associated with reduced menstrual symptoms.
Vitamin C, folic acid (Vitamin B9), B12 and B6 are recommended for women taking the contraceptive pill whose natural levels of these nutrients may be compromised. Vitamin C is also recommended to assist women with varicose veins.
Natural supplements like Royal Jelly and Bee Pollen contain naturally occurring combinations of Vitamin C, Vitamin E and B Complex vitamins. That’s why these health supplements are often categorised as ‘superfoods’ or nutritional superfoods. These products are a good start for women seeking a good mix of nutrients from a single product or supplement.
Talk to your doctor or natural health practitioner about vitamin supplements for women, and see how naturally occurring supplements can add vitality health and beauty to your day!