Supplements Every Woman Should Take
Women, especially those who care about preserving their health, body and brain function, should supplement with vitamins, minerals and essential amino-acids. As we get older, our bodies, hormonal changes and lifestyles put a dent in production of that which we took for granted in our youth.
And since many of you asked me what kinds of supplements I use and their purpose, here is the list of what helps me stay vital, energized and fight off those free radicals that speed up aging:
1. Multivitamin for active women ( I like Rainbow Light or Life Extensions brand for their superiority) 2. Super R- Lipoic Acid - champion antioxidant, controls inflammation, repairs collage damage & mitochondria 3. L-carnosine - cleans heavy metals (lead, arsenic, mercury), anti-aging, improves heart function 4. Probiotics - assist digestion & absorption of fats & carbs, fight bacterial infections, boost immunity, promote longevity (66billion CFU daily) 5. DHEA - natural hormone that decreases w/age. Enhances immunity, sharpens memory, brightens mood, promotes lean muscle mass 6. Curcumin (turmeric) - powerful anti-inflammatory agent, helps w/arthritis (I load my green smoothies with raw turmeric root) 7. Omega 3 fish oil - protects DNA from oxidation, anti-inflammatory (reverses aging), anti-cancer, treats depression, mood disorders, attention deficit 8. Vitamin D3 - decreases risks of many common cancers: colon, breast, prostate, ovarian; happy pill, critical for maintaining calcium on blood 9. Acetyl L Carnitine - turns fat into energy, helps brain function & the entire nervous system 10. NAC (N - acetylcystein) - master antioxidant, detoxifies the body & helps repair damage caused by stress, pollution, radiation, infection, drugs, poor diet, aging, injury and trauma. Makes cells run smoothly - improves body's ability to remove & recycle sick, dying and dead cells 11. CoQ10 - powerful antioxidant which helps motochondria (powerhouses in cells) to stay young (with age, mitochondria start to lose their efficacy in generating power). 12. Melatonin -natural hormone, induces sleep & relaxation (so does Ashwagandha)
So there you go.....The list of my essential supplements I take on daily basis. Seems a lot? Well, unfortunately, we lose a lot of with age, and the body no longer functions nor produces the same amount of anti-oxidants as it used to in our 20s. So I'll use any help that's available, in natural form, plus clean eating and keeping my body in motion. Especially for being an active woman trying to keep up with my 2 year old:)
Hope this helps