Plant based supplements for Women
Supplements for women.
We know how essential vitamins and minerals are to the human body, to perform all of it its health purposes for example maintaining a healthy immune system, growing tissues and regulating body systems. Vitamins and minerals are best consumed when they come from food but in many circumstances it is not possible to achieve the daily requirements through food and supplementation is needed.
Here we will discuss 4 key essential vitamins and minerals required especially in a plant based diet.
Vitamin D is essential for the body as it helps absorb calcium from the diet but also plays a key role in the maintenance of health bones. Vitamin D is also essential for general health and for immune health. Vitamin D is especially essential during the winter months when there is a lack of sunshine and at least 400IU should be consumed on a daily basis.
Omega-3 such are essential for heart and blood vessel health and for lowering heart disease risk. These essential facts help support healthy joints and help cognitive health. It is important to supplement with a good quality omega-3 if you do not eat fish several time a week or follow a plant based diet.
B vitamins are essential in optimal health with many features such as regulating hormone production, maintaining healthy skin and cognitive support. It’s important to try and obtain these from your dietary intake but supplements should be considering in women who are over the age of 50, pregnant or plant based.
Calcium is an essential mineral which can be found in high amounts in milk. It is important women under the age of 18 to aim to obtain calcium through their dietary intake but plant based can often prevent this due to fortified products being low in calcium. Vegan young women should aim to supplement, women over 30 years old and menopausal women.