There are many stages throughout a woman's life and each of them place their own nutritional demands on the body.
Nutrition is our first line of defence as the body changes, so we must ensure a good balance of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, including essential fatty acids (such as Omega-3), are obtained on a regular basis.
These nutrients help to maintain the health of the immune system, hormone balance, the health of the skin, hair and nails and the proper development of our bodies as we go through life's stages.
As we age there are four main stages of development in life and each places different nutritional demands on us:
- Teenage - this is where we would recommend something like the Teenage Pack or Multi Vits 'n' Mins, and Omega-3 & 6 products, as hormones change and the body strains as it develops.
- PMS - Premenstrual Syndrome affects almost 50% of premenopausal women, with symptoms including stress, depression, irritability, tiredness and cramps. We would recommend EPO or Starflower Oil for their GLA content, vitamin B6 to help hormone production and Agnus Castus to balance hormone levels.
- Pregnancy - Nutritionally one of the most demanding times in a woman's life. During this period of rapid development the mother is the only source of nutrition for the growing baby. We would always recommend our Pregnancy Pack and Omega-3 or Flaxseed Oil, all the way through growth and development, right to the end of breast feeding.
- Menopause - Usually occurring between the ages of 45 and 55, this is when hormone levels drop, resulting in many symptoms including hot flushes, night sweats, irritability, mood swings and depression. Nutrition is actually a relatively easy way to control these symptoms. Try Black Cohosh, Evening Primrose Oil, Dong Quai or even Red Clover.
So whichever stage of life you're in Health Plus have the perfect product for you!