My Best Health Supplements For Women

I credit my health to, not only, my nutritional efforts but to my natural vitamin supplement routine as well. I take a slew of supplements every day!

Here is a peek into my medicine cabinet!

Best Health Supplements for Women!

Probiotics (2 tabs daily on an empty stomach)
Probiotics literally mean pro-life; which makes a whole lot of sense considering over 60% of our immunity and wellness resides within our digestive tract. Probiotics are friendly bacteria that repopulate the bacteria within our digestive tract; and they promote digestion, immunity and work to keep our digestive tract healthy.

The two main cultures are Lactobacillus Bulgaricus and Lactobacillus Acidophilus and they are living culture, so look for probiotics that must be refrigerated.

Fermented foods are excellent probiotic sources, which include:

  • Kefir- fermented milk
  • Miso- fermented soybeans
  • Sauerkraut- fermented cabbage.

I would not recommend heating these foods over 118 degrees celsius, in order to keep the active cultures alive as long as possible.

Sea Vegetables (2 tabs daily)

Include:

  • Spirulina
  • Chlorella
  • Blue/Green Algae

Sea vegetables contain over 10x the minerals than land vegetables; and they are rich in calcium, iron, zinc and amino acids. Sea vegetables offer a wide range of health benefits, including relief from symptoms of:

  • PMS
  • Anxiety

And improved:

  • Digestion
  • Immunity

Raspberry Ketones (2 tabs daily)

This potent female tonic is beneficial for women of all ages, from your first period to menopause. They are high in usable minerals that strengthen the pelvic region, thus preparing the uterus for conception and delivery; and relieving menstruation cramps.

Raspberry ketones also help with the hormonal imbalances that characterizes the female fertility period- from our teens to our early 50′s. Since taking raspberry ketones my periods have gotten substantially easier- as easy as periods can be I suppose!

Vitamin D (1000 IU’s daily)

This is a fat soluble vitamin, so unlike vitamin C which is water soluble, the whole dosage can be taken at once, without worry that half of it will be urinated out.

Vitamin D is crucial for those who reside in norther climates where sun exposure in the winter month is scarce; and is essential for bone growth and renewal, as well as the assimilation of calcium and phosphorus. Without vitamin D we may find ourselves S.A.D, struck down with Seasonal Affected Disorder; which is seasonal depression resulting from vitamin D deficiency.

Omega 3 Fatty Acid (2 tabs daily)

In North America where our diets are heavy in animal proteins we tend to get enough omega 6 fatty acids; but tend to be deficient in omega 3 fatty acids, which are plant based, derived from foods like chia and hemp seeds. However the balance is crucial, because when we are balanced in both essential fatty acids, we boost our good cholesterol (HDL), increase our energy, enable weight loss and ensure healthy skin, hair and nails. The balance is VERY important, as an imbalance can lead to memory problems and reproductive challenges.

Milk Thistle (1 dropper full daily, under the tongue)

This a boozer’s best friend, as this potent liver detoxifier helps to rebuild damaged liver cells.

Milk thistle comes in tincture (liquid) form or tablet; I take the tincture under my tongue daily, because under the tongue is where it will be absorbed into bloodstream the quickest.

I take milk thistle daily; however, if I plan on enjoying a few adult libations, I take a dropper full BEFORE going out, then AFTER going out before bed and then the following morning; due to the nature of this plant, it is impossible to overdose, so go wild if you like to indulge!

Liquid Chlorophyll

This is a plants food source, and it fuels their growth from a cellular level, so imagine what it can do for us! And this is a natural breath freshener and body deodorizer, so if you feel that you may get a little ripe by the end of the day, this may be just what you need. I add it to my water everyday and it tastes deliciously minty!

So there it is, the best health supplements for women- for this woman anyways. What’s supplements are in your natural health routine, please comment below!

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Comments

  1. These are great supplements! I’ve been adding probiotics to my morning smoothie, is it better to take on an empty stomach? Why is that?

    My daily musts are maca, MSM, vit D, omega 3, spirulina. I need to add milk thistle for sure!

    • Hey Christa, probiotics are essential on an empty stomach because food activates key enzymes that aid in digestion; but they also affect the probiotics. I take mine about 30 minutes before meals, to ensure that those friendly bugs get where they are going.

      Milk thistle is one of my faves! It helps tip the scales back in my favor, as this summer has been full of adult juice!

  2. Hi Christa, I took raspberry ketone after watching Dr. Oz one day. I noticed that I had a discharge after taking it 2 wks, then my period started one week early. So I thought about the time when I drank raspberry leaf tea and how it helped ease my periods. So I stopped the ketone and took it again 3 months later, same effect. I’ve been waiting to see if anyone said anything parallel to what I was experiencing. I’m so glad I found your blog. I used to have a regimine with some of the same supplements you have suggested. It does make you become balanced.

    • Hi Kimberley,

      Having a supplement routine definitely helps with balance; but I haven’t had discharge as you have with ketones. I would suggest consulting with a naturopathic doctor, they will run a battery of tests on you and figure out a regimen that suits you best. If that isn’t possible, perhaps stick to the raspberry tea, as that seems to have worked best for you; and take probiotics, greens and fish oil supplements daily.

      Thanks for reading, I appreciated you:)

      Bianca

  3. oh I apologize I meant Bianca. not Christa

  4. Thank you for these musts..Great!

    I have a question, what do you recommend for preventing diarrhea, I have taken probotics, but still continue to have occassional diarrhea (once a week, which interferes with work).
    thanks
    mary

    • Hi Mary,

      I would suggest keeping a food diary for at least a week, and looking for a trend, to identify what times of day or foods are triggering your diarrhea. It could be something you are eating, that may be “healthy” but for one reason or another doesn’t agree with you. Also boost the effectiveness of your probiotic supplements by eating fermented foods such as kefir (fermented milk), which is great in smoothies or mixed with fresh oj; and saurkraut.

      Hope this helps!

      Bianca

  5. Thank you Bianca for taking the time. With regards to Kefir, I am allergic to dairy. Also, I’m on a yeast diet with no sugar, and I’ve tried for months to keep a food dairy a there’s no obvious connection…I’m not sure what to do.. Any other form of therapy, I’ve done chiro and accupture in the past. So, I’m not sure.Thanks so much Bianca.

    • Mary,

      I think you would really benefit from a visit to a naturopathic doctor. Unlike tradtional doctors, naturopaths spend on average 1 1/2 to 2 hours with you during your first visit and go through everything with a fine tooth- from food journals to bloodwork. And then they prescribe supplements and lifestyle changes tailored to your needs.

      Its worth a try!

      Bianca

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