3 BEST Supplements for Women
Even a strong nutrition program like Core Performance Women isn’t always enough to give your body what it needs to fortify itself against the stresses of everyday life. Here are some supplements you might want to consider:
1• A multivitamin that offers a full spectrum of antioxidants and B vitamins and can fill in the gaps of your nutrition plan, sending in reinforcements in the fight against cellular damaging free radicals, keeping our bodies and minds healthy.
2• Calcium and vitamin D, both found in milk, work together to prevent several chronic diseases. They keep bones and teeth strong and also help with blood clotting, nerve function, muscle contraction and relaxation, and enzyme regulation. You can’t go wrong adding a calcium/ vitamin D supplement to your nutrition program.
3• Fish oil provides powerful omega-3 fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory properties and are essential for good cardiovascular health and mental clarity. Everyone should have a bottle of fish oil or fish oil capsules in their pantry. If fish oil gives you a case of the burps, krill oil is a good substitute.
Fish oils also provide powerful omega-3 fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory properties and are essential for good cardiovascular health and mental clarity. Our bodies need an optimal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids, generally between 4 to 1 and 10 to 1. Most diets, though, are typically much higher in omega-6 than omega-3. The omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon, mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, tuna, and some types of white fish cannot be made by your body, so they must come from your diet. Unless you eat fish at least three times a week, you’re not getting enough omega-3s. Everyone should have a bottle of fish oil or fish oil capsules in their pantry. Fish oil is high in omega-3 and some omega-6 fatty acids.
The two components to look at on your fish oil supplement are EPA and DHA. It is recommended that you get a total of 1 to 3 grams of combined EPA and DHA per day, not just 1 to 3 grams of total fish oil. It also is recommended that you get about 500 mg of DHA for healthy brain and mood functioning. If you are pregnant and nursing, you will find DHA in the prenatal vitamins recommended by your doctor. These serve as brain food for the developing baby and also for you, so be sure to incorporate them into your daily routine. As with any supplement, check with your physician before taking the product.