The growing desire to have a balanced and healthy lifestyle has taken precedence over the past year. Given the uncertain times we are living in and the current economic conditions, staying mentally and physically healthy is of great importance. According to the WHO (World Health Organization) women are more prone to suffer from anxiety and depression than men are. With the current virtual/homeschooling situation, responsibilities from work or the challenge of seeking work, along with other duties and obligations in and outside the home, it is important that we women continuously keep our immune systems supported through diet and quality vitamins.
In this article, we will be discussing the best vitamins for women for optimal health.
Top Vitamins For Women’s Health
All nutrients are important but not all are made equal. There are specific nutrients for women, where in my opinion, are crucial in supporting the immune system and promoting overall health. All women should be taking the following vitamins as staple additions to their diet and on an ongoing basis.
Multivitamins provide the required amount of nutrients needed in your diet every day. Helping to metabolize carbohydrates, fat and protein, Women’s multi’s are gender specific and help to support all stages of motherhood, including lactation. Multivitamins help to fill the dietary “gap”, offering full body support and overall maintenance of health.
Friendly bacteria, live bacteria and microflora are just a few names probiotics are also known as. The strength of our immunity is based on a couple of factors and the guts live bacterial balance is of most importance. Probiotics help to regulate bowel movements, reduce symptoms of indigestion and allergic reactions and also increase nutrient absorption. The better you can absorb nutrients from food and vitamins, the more your cells can uptake and put to use in keeping your immune system strong. Probiotics can be found naturally in fermented foods and drinks like Kombucha and Sauerkraut.
Essential fatty acids, also called Omega 3, are coined “essential”, because it must be obtained through outside sources of food or supplementation. Omega 3 fish oil plays a huge role in brain health and cognitive function, helping to ward off symptoms of dementia. It is also great for mood balance, heart health and acts as a safeguard against autoimmune disorders. It has many beauty benefits as well, which supports healthy hair, hydrated skin and strong nails. Omega 3 can be found in fresh water fish, nuts and avocados.
Other essential vitamins include Calcium and Magnesium, as women are more prone to bone disease with age, extra fiber to keep the bowels regular and vitamins like B-6 to keep stress under control.
Energy Vitamins For Women
Between work, maybe school, children, a partner, errands and everything in between; women have a lot on their plates. Fatigue and ongoing tiredness can come from a lack of sleep, over commitment and most commonly, a poor diet. Below are a few vitamins for women that will help to support energy levels throughout the day.
B Complex is an umbrella term for an array of B vitamins. Together, they are responsible for the health of the nervous system, adrenal glands, brain function and cellular health. B vitamins are also a great energy vitamin for women, offering added fuel to the cells which keeps energy levels sustained throughout the day. B vitamins can be found in whole grains, dark green vegetables, dairy and shellfish.
Other options include adaptogenic herbs like Lemon Balm and Rhodiola, along with greens powders, lots of water and regular exercise, will also promote a balanced mood and give your body a boost of energy.
We could all benefits from a bit more energy in our lives. From midday crashes to complete exhaustion after a long day, our energy stores dictate our productivity on any given day. Noor’s Energy + Multivitamin, is a unique combination of vitamins and minerals that increases the body’s natural energy production while boosting the immune system and supporting overall body functions.
Top Beauty Vitamins
A women’s beauty is prized and giving ourselves attention in this area is not only healthy but it lifts the spirits, increases confidence levels and promotes self-love. Below is a list of the best beauty vitamins for women.
Vitamins For Hair And Nails
Noor’s Beauty Gummy contains key nutrients, like Biotin, Collagen and Silica that help to promote strong, healthy and lustrous hair, skin and nails. Brittle nails, dull hair and dry skin are due to nutrient deficiencies in the above mentioned. Beautify yourself with the essential vitamins and protein in Noor’s Beauty Gummy.
Vitamin C is a popular vitamin that not only boosts the immune system, but is also a great for defying the signs of aging. Its antioxidant action helps to fight free radical damage which reduces the appearance of fine and wrinkles. Vitamin C taken as a vitamin and also applied externally as a serum, gives the skin a brighter look, neutralizing blemishes, scars and evening out skin tone. It can be found in citrus fruits, pineapple, mango and broccoli.
All In All,
The job and duties of us women never stop. We are charged with a tremendous amount of responsibility and it is vital that we keep our bodies in shape and up to nutritional satisfaction with exercise, a healthy diet and the best supplements for women. Although we have a lot on our plates, never forget that your ability to be there for others is dependent upon how well you take care of yourself.