Alanna Harris, May 1 2019

Get the right supplements for every stage of life! 


This month we are focusing our attention to Women's Health, and offering information on products to help maximize your health! As a women there are multiple things to deal with (such as Menstruation, Pregnancy, and Menopause), and it helps to know what products work the best for us.  With the proper supplements, and the right information, we hope to help you to achieve your best you :)! 

Below is a list of supplements specifically designed for women.

Multivitamin Support:

Metagenics offers a product called 'Wellness Essentials,' which is specifically designed for women. This product offers 30 individual packets that contains a serving of (6) pills per packet. This includes (2) PhytoMulti vitamins, (2) Fish oil softgels, and (2) bone builder tablets. 

This product offers multiple health benefits such as the 'Phyto Multi with Iron.' This multi offers a blend of 13 concentrated extracts and phytonutrients to help support cellular health. In addition, the 'Bone Builder' is composed of calcium, phosphorus, trace minerals, and helps to maintain healthy bone strength.  Furthermore, "OmegaGenics' fish oils help to support hearth, brain, and mood health. Together, these (3) main supplements help to support overall health on a daily basis!

PS. The Wellness Essentials also come in a pregnancy version :)!


Menopause Support:

Menopause can be very uncomfortable for many women. I hear the hot flashes are the worst, and the mood swings are awful.  To help ease these symptoms, Metagenics has created a supplement called Estrovera to help ease menopause symptoms. It's clinically shown to dramatically reduce the number of daily menopausal hot flashes. They believe in it SO much they also have a money back guarantee: If you have purchased Estrovera and aren’t satisfied with the reduction in menopausal symptoms, you may submit a request to receive a full refund of your purchase on their website

Sound too good to be true?! It's not, I promise! There is a key ingredient called ERr731. This ingredient is sourced from Siberian Rhubarb and has been praised in many clinical trials for it's success. In fact, this ingredient has been proving success since 1993!  

Try it today, and feel the relief!

Menstrual Support:

If you were to ask any woman about the worst part of menstruation? It would most likely be the cramps! Yuck! Some cycles are just terrible, so having some relief,  is greatly appreciated! Metagenics has a product called Chasteberry Plus, and it's used to support menstrual regularity, ease menstrual cramps (yes, it seriously DOES work!), and contains Ashwagandha, which offers stress support. 

Ashwagandha is considered an ancient medicinal herb, and it is primarily used for stress management, however there are other benefits. Ashwagandha also provides blood sugar benefits, reduces cortisol release, boosts brain function, and helps to fight anxiety and depression. 

Next time you are feeling the pain, give this a try, and FEEL the relief!

Women's Probiotic:

Natural Factors offers a probiotic for women called Women's Multi Probiotic. This probiotic has been specifically designed to support the intestinal, vaginal, and urinary tract health, thus helping to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs). As with all probiotics, this one will encourage a favourable gut flora, and provide antioxidants for optimal health!

This product is derived from human, plant, and dairy sources. These sources have been selected to help inhibit pathogens that commonly cause UTIs, from sticking to the walls of the intestinal, vaginal and urinary tract. In addition, the cranberry extract stops bad bacteria from causing UTIs, thus helping to stop reoccurring infections.

Overall, this probiotic is designed specifically for women. The reviews speak for itself, but if you don't believe them, give it a try today!

Estrium - Estrogen Metabolism:

For overall support of antioxidant health, try Estrium by Metagenics today!  This product works to support estrogen metabolism by promoting a healthy hormone balance. This product is recommended for women during their reproductive years, or those dealing with a hormonal imbalance

Metagenics offers (2) versions of this product: one features a whey protein (Estrium Whey), and the other (Estrium - mango flavoured) is rice protein based.


Iron:

Who needs Iron?

Iron should be taken by women who are menstruating, and those that are anaemic (i.e. low iron).

What is the purpose of Iron?

Iron is a mineral and it's purpose is to carry oxygen in the hemoglobin of red blood cells throughout the body so the cells can produce energy. Iron also helps to remove carbon dioxide. Thus, it's important to have adequate amounts of iron in our blood, to make sure oxygen is being carried throughout our bodies at all times.

Iron comes in different forms such as liquids, tablets, and capsules. At Integrated Health Centre we offer a liquid iron by Naka and tablet by Natural Factors.

Collagen:

Collagen is also recommended for women for multiple benefits. There is no specific type of collagen for women, however there are different forms such as capsules, liquids, and powders. 

How do I know which form is good for me?

Collagen can be taken in any form as mentioned above, however it is important to know that collagen can be fish and bone based. Collagen will be marked as either 'Marine' or 'Bovine' sourced. Any marine based collagen will be sourced from different types of fish. Make sure to read the label to find out what source your collagen is coming from to make sure you get the right fit for you!

What are the benefits?

Collagen can help to strengthen the skin, thus leading to elasticity and hydration. Studies have shown that collagen may slow the aging of skin, and help to reduce wrinkles and dryness.


Other research shows that collagen may help to maintain your cartilage, which is the rubber like tissue that protects the joints. As your body ages, the amount of collagen decreases, which can lead to joint disorders such as osteoarthritis.  

Finding the right supplements, can sometimes be overwhelming, especially if we are not sure what we are looking for. It is my hope that this blog will help to direct you ladies to the products you need. I hope this blog shares the right information, to guide you to the right supplements for you. As always, at Integrated Health Centre, we will be here to help! We have amazing staff who are knowledgeable, friendly, and willing to help! Give us a call today, or come in-store, and we will gladly help you find what you are looking for.

Don't forget, the first (7) people to purchase a supplement from this blog post will receive a free magazine from Natural Factors! Hurry in to get your copy today; while supplies last!

Written by

Alanna Harris

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