Women’s health has a unique set of nutritional requirements that change at
different stages of life. Getting enough of the right nutrients can help spell
happiness at any age. Nature’s Sunshine’s supplements for women provide those
nutrients necessary for maintaining women’s health.
During puberty, girls undergo major growth spurts, accumulation of important
bone mass and the onset of menstruation. Girls continue to build bones through
the mid-20s. The bone mass built during childhood, teenage years and young
adulthood support the body for rest of its lifetime. Adequate calcium intake is
essential to strengthen the bones during these critical years. Calcium works
best in conjunction with magnesium and vitamin D for healthy, strong bones and
Appropriate iron intake becomes important once girls begin
menstruating. In the body, iron is a component in the production of hemoglobin,
the compound that carries oxygen in the blood. Iron is lost through menstrual
bleeding. Good sources of iron in the diet include meat, fish, poultry, legumes
and spinach. Taking iron with vitamin C increases the body’s ability to absorb
iron. Observing these tips and providing the body with essential nutrients with
Nature’s Sunshine’s supplements for women can help improve a women’s health.
When a woman reaches the child-bearing years, proper nutrition becomes more
than a matter of her own health—her body is building up stores that can nourish
a baby. The effects of a mother’s diet on her child begin years before she
Iron continues to be important during a woman’s child-bearing
years, especially during pregnancy. In fact, an estimated 50 percent of pregnant
women are iron-deficient, taking a negative toll on women’s health. That’s
because iron needs increase as the mother’s blood volume increases by 50 percent
and the development of the baby’s blood system strains the mother’s iron stores.
Folic acid—one of the B vitamins—tops the list of important supplements for
women trying to conceive. Folic acid prevents neurological birth defects. The
recommended daily intake of folic acid for women of child-bearing age is 400
mcg. During pregnancy that number jumps to 600–800 mcg. Studies show that while
getting adequate folic acid during pregnancy is critical, proper folic acid
supplementation before conception drastically reduces the risk of neurological
birth defects like spina bifida.
Women’s health becomes particularly
important when nursing. Mothers need to be especially careful about their diets
because a breastfeeding baby eats what the mother eats. A mother’s diet rich in
fruits, vegetables and whole grains provides ideal nourishment for nursing
infants. A multivitamin can ensure that both the women’s health and and the
baby’s is being sustained with adequate nutrients.
During menopause, hormones change again, leading to new nourishment standards
for women’s health. Proper diet and finding healthy supplements for women can
even diminish some of the more unpleasant effects of menopause. Calcium
requirements for menopausal women increase from 1,000–1,500 mg per day. In this
phase of life, the body drastically lowers its production of estrogen and
progesterone, which can cause calcium to “leak” from the bones.
Vitamin D and
magnesium aid in the absorption of calcium and help keep the bones strong. Many
nutrients may help with the symptoms of menopause, including vitamin E and
phytoestrogens (plant-based compounds with estrogen-like effects). Isoflavones
are a class of phytoestrogens found in soy products.
Nutritional Help for PMS
- Proper nutrition is important when dealing with PMS. Your body has
increased energy needs before and during menstruation. Increasing your
protein intake can provide that extra energy.
- Watch your sodium intake, which can lead to fluid retention and
- B vitamins may help offset fatigue and moodiness.
NSP Supplements for Women’s Health
Depending on your diet, supplements for women by Nature’s Sunshine can help
make up the difference between what nutrients you get from the foods you eat and
the recommended levels of vital nutrients your body needs at your stage of life.
Nature’s Sunshine has a full line of nutritional supplements for women of all
Natural Changes combines NSP’s most popular nutritional supplements for women
into easy-to-use packets. Each packet contains two capsules of C-X, one tablet
of Skeletal Strength®, one capsule Wild Yam with Chaste Tree, one Super GLA
softgel and one Nutri-Calm® tablet. Together these supplements help balance
hormones by supplying the glandular system with a variety of vital nutrients and
strengthen the body by providing needed nutrition to the structural system.
Flash-Ease is a potent, time-release version of the trusted herb black
cohosh. Blach Cohosh is a popular herb native to the West and widely known for
supporting the mature woman’s body as she encounters normal glandular challenges
and physical changes. In fact, women have used it for decades to help “keep
cool” during menopause. Flash-Ease also includes dong quai, a noted Chinese
herb, to further support the glandular system.
Menstruation may be uncomfortable, especially when it is accompanied by
cramps, bloating and mild mood changes. Menstrual Reg is designed to help
balance hormone levels, thereby minimizing discomfort. It contains herbs
traditionally used to provide all-over support for women’s health, including
lady’s mantle, shepherd’s purse, yarrow, black haw, nettle, sarsaparilla, chaste
tree and false unicorn. Menstrual
Nature’s Prenatal® Multivitamin and Mineral is a complete multivitamin
specially formulated for pregnant and lactating women with 800 mcg of folic
acid. It provides a balanced combination of vitamins and minerals to support
women’s health and a growing baby. It also contains ginger root to help support
the stomach. It’s free of artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, sweeteners,
sugar, yeast, gluten, lactose, milk and wheat.
Red raspberry leaves are widely used in herbology for their vitamin and
tannin content. They possess astringent qualities and have been used by women
for centuries as a support to the reproductive system. This supplement for women
is available in capsules or liquid. Red
Pro-G-Yam® Cream is a fragrance-free, paraben-free body cream containing
natural progesterone. Each ounce contains 500 mg progesterone in a unique herbal
base designed for maximum skin absorption and efficacy. Also available in 5
mg/per ounce. Pro-G-Yam
Breast Assured® is a supplement for women that contains a blend of herbs and
nutrients that support and protect the female reproductive system, including the
breasts. The active compounds and metabolites that compose Breast Assured act as
antioxidants, bind estrogen receptors and boost the immune system.
Take These Every Day
Women can benefit from two daily supplements: Super Supplemental with Iron
and Skeletal Strength. Ensure you’re getting your daily allotment of important
vitamins and nutrients, plus get plenty of iron and bone-building minerals with
Nature’s Sunshine’s supplements for women.
Super Supplemental Vitamins & Minerals
Super Supplemental Vitamins & Minerals augments any diet, providing 100
percent or more of current daily requirements for 12 essential vitamins and
seven minerals, plus significant amounts of seven other minerals and important
nutrients and two powerful antioxidants—lutein and lycopene. It also has extra
amounts of essential B-vitamins for energy. All of these nutrients can
significantly improve women’s health. Super
Supplemental with Iron
Skeletal Strength provides nutrients for the structural system, including
materials that the body uses to manufacture bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons
and skin. This supplement is perfect for women as it offers generous amounts of
calcium, magnesium and vitamin D. It helps rebuild and preserve bone and muscle
tissue and provides balanced nutrients for best utilization. Skeletal