WOMEN’S WELLNESS: TOP 5 SUPPLEMENTS FOR BETTER HEALTH
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Time to read 7 min
In light of Women’s Health Week, let’s celebrate the incredible women in our lives!
From the super mums to the boss ladies, there’s no denying that we’re surrounded by inspiring women doing incredible things every day. Yet, whether you’re a mum, grandma, aunt, sister or daughter, let’s be real, as women, we tend to always put our needs last on our ‘to-do list’.
From squeezing in time for that morning workout, improving your sleep, finding extra energy throughout the day, taking care of your gut and immune health, or simply making room to focus on your mindset, there are plenty of ways we can prioritise our health and happiness for the better.
Not sure where to start? Here are our top 5 women’s wellness supplements for anyone wanting to get more out of their daily health and functionality.
Who is it for? Anyone wanting to improve the health of their hair, skin, nails, muscles, bone or cartilage.
Why is collagen beneficial? Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, making up over a third of your body’s total protein. But, that’s not all. It also makes up 75% of your skin, 70% of joint cartilage, 90% of tendons and ligaments, and 30% of your bones. Essentially, it is the “glue” that binds your body together. On an external level, collagen is what gives strength and elasticity to your skin and binds cells and tissues together, promoting a more youthful and healthy-looking appearance. And on an internal level, collagen sends out important signals to your body’s cells, alerting them to repair damaged cells and reduce inflammation.
While our body’s natural collagen production is incredible, it does come at a cost. Unfortunately, as we age, our collagen production begins to slow down, resulting in the first signs of physical and functional ageing. The solution? Ensuring you source enough collagen from your diet!
Why Evolve Collagen? Where the appearance of your skin, functionality of your body, and the health of your insides are concerned, Evolve Collagen is designed to support the integrity, elasticity and strength of your bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and more. Containing hydrolysed collagen peptides, Evolve Collagen allows you to reap the renowned benefits of type I and III bovine-sourced collagen in a fast-absorbing formula that rapidly delivers key amino acids to your body for maximum results. Evolve’s smooth, easy-to-mix and convenient formula is the perfect daily addition for those wanting to get more out of their health, appearance and performance.
How to consume: Evolve Collagen comes in powder form in two flavours: natural and chocolate. This versatile and smooth formula can be added to your favourite smoothies, soups, baked goods, your morning cuppa, or enjoyed as a standalone drink with water.
Who is it for? Ideal for women who need a little help improving their gut health, reducing bloating, enhancing digestion, or supporting immune health. In addition, it can also be useful for athletes wanting to improve nutrient absorption for better workouts and results.
Why is gut health so important? Inside your gut lives over 40 trillion chemists that work around the clock to help digest your meals, produce essential nutrients, safeguard you from disease and influence what parts of your DNA manifest and which remain dormant. These microbes play an important role in determining your appetite, allergies, metabolism, neurological function, and believe it or not, your mood. However, in today’s day and age, poor gut health is becoming increasingly more common as the ideal organism balance is becoming increasingly less common. From the toxins we’re constantly exposed to and put in our bodies, the varying levels of stress in our lives, our poor food choices, the hormones in our food, and the medication (namely, antibiotics) we consume over a lifetime, many factors that contribute to a compromised microbiome, and subsequently, our overall health. As 80% of your immune system is housed in our gut, having good bacteria in your digestive system is extremely important for vitamin and mineral absorbency, hormone regulation, digestion, vitamin production, immune response, toxin elimination, and mental health.
How can Gut Performance help? Gut Performance is a safe, 100% natural concentrated food that has been scientifically developed in Australia. Designed to help reduce bloating, bring your gut microbiome back to a healthy environment, improve general health, support weight loss, improve intestinal absorption, and reduce gut inflammation, Gut Performance contains compounds that can nourish and fortify the protective lining throughout your digestive tract and help your natural microbiome to flourish. Rich in soluble and insoluble fibre, antioxidants, active prebiotics, and complex micronutrients, Gut Performance is a great addition for anyone wanting to get more out of their everyday health and performance.
How to consume: For best results, mix one scoop of Gut Performance with 200ml of water, or add it to your favourite smoothies!
Who is it for? Anyone wanting to improve muscle repair and recovery post-workout, or those wanting to improve sleep and decrease stress. Adrenal Switch is a vegan magnesium support formula!
Why is Magnesium important? Magnesium is involved in more than 600 reactions in the human body, but despite this, over 75% of Australians are deficient in it. From supporting healthy brain development, memory and learning to helping regulate muscle contractions (ie minimise muscle cramps), supporting sleep quality and more, Magnesium is extremely beneficial for everyone, irrespective of gender.
According to Healthline, here’s a simple breakdown of Magnesium’s vast health benefits:
Sleep: magnesium helps your mind and body enter a state of relaxation, hence why it can be beneficial for increasing the rate at which you fall asleep and the quality of your sleep.
Muscle contractions: Contrary to popular belief, your muscles require magnesium for both relaxation and contraction. Magnesium acts as a natural calcium blocker, which subsequently helps your muscle cells relax after contracting. Unfortunately, when your magnesium levels are low, your muscles are more likely to contract too much, which can cause muscle cramps and spasms.
Brain function: Simply put, magnesium acts as a gatekeeper for NMDA receptors, which play an important role in healthy brain development, as well as memory and learning. Additionally, it helps to prevent nerve cells from being overstimulated.
How can Adrenal Switch help? Switch Nutrition Adrenal Switch is a vegan magnesium support formula designed to help switch off stress and turn on recovery with the help of a powerful combination of ingredients, including standardised Ashwagandha extract, highly bioavailable Magnesium, Zinc, B6 and L-Theanine. These ingredients work synergistically to help regulate cortisol, prevent adrenal overstimulation, improve sleep, support muscle repair and recovery post-workout.
How to consume: After training, consume one serving of Adrenal Switch in 300-500ml of water for recovery. Before bed, consume one serving of Adrenal Switch in 300-500ml of water to improve sleep.
Who is it for? Anyone wanting to enter a calorie deficit for weight loss or those who are too busy to source all their nutrients from whole foods. This might include women wanting to lose weight, busy mums on-the-go, shift workers, workers on the road, corporate workers, and those who tend to skip meals.
Why are meal replacement shakes beneficial? Whether you’re short on time, wanting to slim down, lacking vital nutrients, or struggling to find a convenient and hassle-free meal to fit into your busy lifestyle, a meal replacement shake can be a practical and affordable solution for providing your body with the energy and nutrients it requires to get more out of your daily functionality and performance. Yet, it’s important to understand that not all meal replacement shakes are created equal. When purchasing a meal replacement, it’s important to read the nutrition panel carefully so you’re well aware of what you’re putting into your body. For instance, some meal replacements contain trace amounts of vitamins and minerals and are low in important macronutrients (carbs, fats and protein). Additionally, they may also be high in unhealthy ingredients such as corn syrup and chemical preservatives.
How can Plant Life help? Low in sugar, high in protein, and under 200 calories per serve, Plant Life allows you to enjoy a nutritious and satisfying meal, without the mess, preparation and cost involved. Plant Life contains a premium plant-based protein blend consisting of Sprouted Brown Rice, Pea Protein and Brown Rice Protein to keep your muscles nourished throughout the day and to help keep you fuller for longer. Complex sweet potato carbs to support energy production and muscle recovery. A multivitamin fortified with 23 essential vitamins and minerals for optimal functionality and to deliver important nutrients commonly lacking in plant-based diets. An MCT-Omega Blend to provide good fats to support appetite control, blood sugar regulation and to help boost your metabolism.
How to consume: Mix 1 ½ scoops of Plant Life in 180ml - 240ml of water or milk of your choice.
Who is it for? Anyone wanting help to enhance their mood, focus, gut health and cognitive function.
Why is your immune system important? Your immune system is your body’s primary defence against illness and infection. It plays an important role in destroying harmful bacteria, microbes, toxins, viruses and parasites, which essentially means it’s responsible for helping to get rid of anything unfamiliar and potentially threatening to your body. Roughly 70-80% of our immune system is housed within our digestive system. When your gut bacteria is balanced, so too is your immune system. Hence why gut and immune health are so closely linked.
How can Vitality help? Project U Vitality is a mood, memory and gut health support formula that can be taken daily as a multivitamin. Designed to help stimulate brain function, support gut health, boost energy, enhance mood and lower cortisol, Project U Vitality contains Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon Balm, Moringa Leaf Powder, Reishi Mushrooms, Huperzine A and more to help you get more of your daily health and functionality.
How to consume: Mix 1 scoop of Project U Vitality with approximately 200ml of water and consume once daily on an empty stomach. Do not consume more than 2 servings within a 24 hour period.