It's Women's Health Care Week and we want to talk to you about vitamins. Before you think this will be Borefest 2018, hang with us for a hot minute. You'll be glad you did because we'll give you the Top 5 Essential Vitamins for Women.
So here's the deal ...
Vitamins are ESSENTIAL to everyone's diet ... especially women. While it's obviously best to eat a diet rich in whole foods. In our current hustle and bustle of daily life it's not always an option. Vitamins are definitely worth the investment in your long term health.
We don't want to get nerdy on you, buuuut ...
The Scientific American Journal published a study showing that due to soil depletion, crops grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today. Sadly, each generation of fast-growing, pest-resistant produce is truly less beneficial for you than the one before (read more on that here).
Kind of crazy, right?!
To make sure we stay in full goddess mode, we need vitamins and minerals. Let's be honest, we probably aren't getting enough of them from our diet alone. No judgments, it happens!
We got you, boo!
Here are the Top 5 Vitamins that are essential for women:
Duh! Remember when you were a kid and your parents reminded you to take your vitamins. Well, like all those times you scoffed at them as a kid and now realize as an adult they kind of knew what they were talking about, this is one of those times!
They are actually vitally important to maintain long term health and improve your quality of life as you age. They can also help slow down the aging process. AMAZING!
Not all vitamins are created equal though so here is what to look out for:
Make sure it includes vitamins A, C, D, E and K, as well as potassium, zinc and iodine.
It should contain 100% of your daily value of most vitamins and minerals.
To maximize absorption, split your vitamin in two and take half in the morning and half in the evening. Once you get into the habit, it'll be easy peasy!
The one we think that is the bee's knees is this one from Rainbow Light.
Calcium is notoriously known for healthy bones and teeth. It is pretty essential to a high quality of life. In addition to building bones calcium helps our blood to clot, our muscles to contract, and our heart to beat. Just a few things we need for survival, no big deal. 🤷♀️
Every day, we lose calcium through our skin, nails, hair, sweat and waste. Who knew?!
Our bodies can't produce its own calcium. When we do not get the calcium our body needs and craves, it is taken from our bones. This is ok from time to time, but if it happens too often, bones get weak and easier to break.
Plus, as women can also be at a greater risk for developing osteoporosis, so it is important to make sure you are getting enough. Added bonus is if you find calcium containing magnesium and vitamin d3. Those are the best kind!
Side note, it's important NOT to take calcium within 1-2 hours of your multi-vitamin as it can effect absorption.
3. Vitamin D
This vitamin is kind of a big deal. It's hard to get from sunshine alone, especially in the winter months! Not only do adequate levels lower your risk of cancer, but it also boosts your immune system as well. It can also reduce your risk for diabetes. That is pretty rad!
Our recommendation is to find a liquid supplement or liquid capsules, as those are more easily absorbed. This one from Nature Made is our jam!
4. Omega 3's
This is the one type of fat we do NOT want to skip. They are kind of amazing because they are anti-inflammatory and they also improve eye health. They add many neurological benefits for adults. Who does not want improved memory and better cognitive abilities? Yes PLEASE! (If you want tips on how to boost memory, check this out).
We are obsessed with this one from Nordic Naturals! Definitely make sure your Omega-3's are from sustainable sources and high quality.
Not a fan of the fish burps? This supplement is our fav for it's brain boosting abilities.
5. Last but certainly not least, B-Vitamin Complex
A study in the American Journal of Psychiatry found that a B-vitamin deficiency can lead to psychological issues, mood swings and even depression. Whomp, whomp!
This little beauty is like all of our life goals packed into one super vitamin complex! Better hair, glowing skin, beautiful nails, happy mood all day, metabolism boosting vitamin goodness all in one supplement.
Can I get an AMEN?!
However, many B-Vitamin complexes contain synthetic ingredients and fillers, our body doesn't recognize that and we tend to just pee them out. Gross, we know!
Which is why we developed Vitality.
American diets are filled with processed foods that lacks many key nutrients. We wanted to create a supplement that nourishes and restores the vitamins and minerals in our bodies.
Real nutrition doesn't need to cut corners. Our nutrient-rich B-vitamin complex works on a cellular level for MAX ABSORPTION for a difference you can FEEL. Plus we have 10 POWERFUL super fruits that take anti-aging to the next level -- working from the inside, out. This is like the Beyonce of vitamins.
>> You Have To Try it to Believe it
It fills in the gaps and delivers the nutrients
your body needs so you can always be your best YOU.
Now practice some self LOVE and treat your body to the vitamins it deserves!
Peace and Love,
Your Oxyfresh Tribe