Vitamins for Women's Health

Supplements for Women’s Health

Are you struggling with menstrual problems, lacking energy or generally not feeling yourself? Anaemia and hormone imbalances are common issues for women which may be helped through changes to nutrition and lifestyle.

Including key nutrients in the diet and adopting a healthy lifestyle can improve women’s health.

Key Foods for Women’s Health

Some of the key nutrients to include in the diet to support women’s health include: B vitamins, vitamin D, vitamin K, iron, folate, zinc, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Eating these foods regularly should provide adequate amounts of these nutrients:

  • Oily fish: eat salmon, mackerel, herring, anchovies or sardines 2-3 times a week to provide a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, vitamin D, iron, zinc and calcium.
  • Dark green leafy vegetables: broccoli, kale, spinach, rocket, watercress, beet greens and Swiss chard provide good levels of B vitamins, vitamin K, iron, folate, zinc, calcium and antioxidants.
  • Nuts and seeds: unsalted and unroasted nuts and seeds are a great source of zinc and calcium.
  • Berries: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and blackcurrants are all powerful antioxidants.
  • Organ meats: liver, kidney and heart are an excellent source of B vitamins, iron, folate and zinc.

Which Supplements Can Support Women’s Health?

  1. Iron
  2. Calcium
  3. Vitamin D
  4. Omega-3 fatty acids
  5. Zinc

Top Tips on Buying Supplements for Women’s Health

  1. Test vitamin D levels during the winter months and supplement accordingly, as there isn’t sufficient exposure to vitamin D through natural sunlight. Choose supplements containing vitamin D3 which is the most bioavailable form of vitamin D.
  2. Iron bisglycinate is a highly absorbable form of iron which is better tolerated by those with sensitive digestive systems.
  3. You can supplement with omega 3 in the form of fish oil, or a vegan alternative derived from marine algae.

Nutritional Therapy Support For Women's Health

Work with a registered Nutritional Therapist for a personalised nutrition and diet plan, tailored to your specific health requirements. For one-to-one support with Women’s Health and to book a consultation, head over to our expert page here:

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