Women of every age, height, weight, and activity level have at least one thing in common:
We need certain nutrients that our bodies don’t make, but require to function properly.

And it comes down to ‘bones, babies and bellies” for women. Sufficient bone density is needed to prevent osteoporosis, an adequate store of folate is essential for fertility and fetal development, and a healthy waistline lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. Women must also load up on the nutrients that are essential to prevent chronic diseases in the future.

We are all aware of the importance of certain key supplements. And most of us supplement those with a good multi-vitamin:
TLC-MultiVitamin or TLC-Turbo Boost: https://tlcforwellbeing.com/product-category/tlc-vitamins-and-products/


The essential basics include Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Vitamin A, Folate, Vitamin D, Biotin, Omega 3 and other B Vitamins.

But there are some supplements that can make a difference to your wellbeing that you may not be aware of:

Helps regulate other hormones; maintains the body’s circadian rhythm, (internal 24-hour clock that plays a critical role in when we fall asleep and wake up); helps control the timing and release of female reproductive hormones (menstruation and menopause).

Why you need it
Melatonin plays a large role in regulating your sleep schedule. When it gets dark at night, a nerve pathway in your eye sends a signal to the brain to tell the pineal gland to start secreting melatonin, which makes you sleepy. Low levels of melatonin along with messing with the quality of your sleep,can also increase your risk for breast cancer.

Where to find it
Tablets, capsules, creams, and lozenges. (There is currently no recommended dose for melatonin supplements but the best approach is to begin with a very low dose—about 200 mcg).

Aids in digestion; fights off disease-causing bacteria; can reduce diarrhea caused by certain infections, chemotherapy, and irritable bowel syndrome.

Why you need it
Since the mid-1990s, clinical studies have established that probiotic therapy can help treat a number of ills, including diarrhea, vaginal yeast and urinary tract infections, irritable bowel syndrome, and certain intestinal infections, while also reducing bladder cancer recurrence and preventing or reducing the severity of colds and flu.

Where to find it
Yogurt, kefir, and other dairy products. (also a variety of supplements)

Coenyzyme Q10:
Necessary for basic cell function; helps cells manage your body’s energy supply; is a powerful antioxidant.

Why you need it
Some researchers believe CoQ10 may help with heart-related conditions by lowering blood pressure and boosting your levels of ecSOD, an enzyme thought to protect blood vessels from damage. Studies also suggest that CoQ10 may fight cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease, as well as improve physical performance while exercising. Japanese researchers, for instance, found CoQ10 supplementation decreased exercise-induced muscle injury.

Where to find it
Occurs naturally in the body. (As you get older, production decreases. The only way to get back up to youthful levels is by taking a supplement.)

Green Tea:
Acts as a powerful antioxidant.

Why you need it
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is the most studied polyphenol antioxidant found in green tea and the most active. Clinical studies have revealed that this antioxidant may help reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol, as well as have anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties that may help prevent the development and growth of skin tumors.

Where to find it
Green tea is widely available. (If you don’t like the taste or prefer not to drink it every day, try a supplement.)

Grape Seed Extract:
Treats health problems related to free radical damage, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Why you need it
Stay young from the inside out! Preliminary animal research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has shown that it may protect brains in ways that fight against future age-related dementia, as well as decrease the development of skin cancer due to UVB radiation exposure. In pill form, it also helps maintain collagen and elastin, two building blocks of smooth skin.

Where to find it
Capsules, tablets, and liquid form.

Prevents damage to blood vessels; lowers “bad” LDL cholesterol; prevents blood clots.

Why you need it
There are high hopes for resveratrol—mainly the interest in the potential for it to prevent heart disease. There’s also research looking in to its ability to inhibit the proliferation of a variety of human cancer cells, including those from breast and colon cancer. What’s more, resveratrol seems to interact directly with genes that regulate aging, says David Katz, M.D., founding director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, so even though you can’t stop the clock, you can try to slow it down.

Where to find it
Grapes, grape juice, wine (especially red), peanuts, and berries. (Supplements are available as well.)

Used as a laxative; helps reduce total blood cholesterol.

Why you need it
Flaxseed is said to lower cholesterol levels, boost the immune system, and protect against cancers, including breast cancer. Note that flaxseed oil contains only omega-3 fatty acids and not the additional fiber or lignans available through the seed, but its health benefits are undeniable, so make sure you are getting enough.

Where to find it
Soft-gel capsules.

Did you know that you can buy all your supplements from the TLC-Online Shop.
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and we will deliver to your door. 

Written by SE More for www.tlcforwellbeing.com