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Quick Tips For Womenby Dave Foreman
What would an April-June Newsletter be without something just for Mom? Whether you are a new mother or a grandmother, your supplement regimen should be designed for who you are... a woman. Here is how I would build my supplement program if I were a woman. (No laughing out loud.)
SPECIAL NEEDS-For this I want to focus on two basic areas: PMS and Menopause. If you have other special needs (cholesterol, osteoporosis, blood pressure, etc.), you will need to add a combination formula for those needs too. These are the products I would consider using for PMS or Menopause:
ANTIOXIDANT -The selection of your antioxidant may vary depending on any other special need(s) you may have. For now, I am assuming that you have no other needs except for general health and wellness. Product choices:
OMEGA-3 (FISH OIL BLEND) -What you chose here is mostly up to you and your needs. If you are pregnant or breast feeding I recommend a fish oil with a higher level of DHA. Your body is being zapped of its EFAs and DHA is especially important for you and your baby. I personally use Coromega, but find that Nordic Naturals and Carlson Laboratories are excellent choices too.
PROBIOTIC -If you grant me some leeway, I think that probiotics could be more important for women than men. Just because of the way you were designed by God, you are more susceptible to health challenges (yeast infections, urinary tract infections, etc.) if your friendly bacteria are not in balance. Look for a blend of bacteria in your formula, not just one (like acidophilus). I would consider using any one of the following:
MULTIVITAMIN - I feel that most women make a big mistake when choosing a multivitamin. One size does not fit all, especially with vitamins. Choose one for who you are: gender and age. I prefer to use whole food vitamins. If not, pick a natural vitamin (second best alternative). Here are some great selections: