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Women of all ages, can benefit from the following supplements.

Vitamin D3 Complex: Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, obtained by exposure to sunlight or from the diet, it promotes calcium absorption in the gut and maintains calcium and phosphate concentrations, which enables normal mineralisation of bone. (1,2) Inadequate amounts of Vitamin D could result in bones becoming thin and brittle, leading to rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. (1,2) Sufficient amounts of Vitamin D, along with calcium, could help protect women from osteoporosis. (1,2) Vitamin D also contributes to the body’s immune function and helps protects against high blood pressure, cancer and other diseases. (1,2)

Calcium + Magnesium FormulaCalcium is vital for the formation of strong bones and teeth, and it also assists with blood clotting, muscle contractions and nerve transmissions. (3-5) If we do not consume enough Calcium through our diet, it is taken from our bones for use by our bodies. (3) Magnesium assists with bone formation and works in partnership with calcium to improve bone health. (4,5,6) Boron is a trace element that assists with bone health and helps with the metabolism of calcium and magnesium. (7) 

The foodstate Calcium + Magnesium Formula contains all three these elements to help you achieve good bone health.

Menopause Formula: Foodstate’s Menopause Formula contains phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and omega 3 fatty acids, as well as Red Clover and Black Cohosh, which are all specifically aimed at menopausal women to help relieve their symptoms. (8-10) 

Joint Formula: Joint dysfunction such as cartilage and spinal disc degeneration is often associated with ageing. (11) Glucosamine and chondroitin, both help with the formation of cartilage, (12) and omega 3 fatty acids, help reduce inflammation and joint stiffness. (13)

It always helps to take a multivitamin as they often provide you with vitamins and minerals you didn’t even know you lacked or needed:

Multivitamin + Mineral For Women. The normal physiology of women, results in a greater need of certain vitamins and minerals. So make sure you supplement with a multivitamin that replenishes the daily requirements your body may have.

Further Reading

References: 1. NIH Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin D – Health Professional Fact Sheet. [online] 2014 Nov [Cited 2017 Oct 6]. Available from: URL: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/. 2. Mayo Clinic. Drugs and Supplements: Vitamin D. [online] 2013 Nov [cited 2017 Oct 6]. Available from: URL: http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/vitamin-d/background/hrb-20060400. 3. National Osteoporosis Foundation. Calcium and Vitamin D: What you need to know. nof.org [online] [cited 2015 Aug 14]. Available from: URL: http://nof.org/calcium. 4. Mayo Clinic Women’s Healthsource. Special Report, July 2009. [online] 2009 [cited 2017 Oct 5]. Available from: URL: http://www.mayoclinic.org/documents/mc5129-0709-sp-rpt-pdf/doc-20079085. 5. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. National Institutes of Health. US Library of Medicine. Calcium in diet. [online] [cited 2017 Oct 5]. Available from: URL: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002412.htm. 6. NIH Office of Dietary Supplements. Magnesium — Health Professional Fact Sheet. [online] [cited 2017 Oct 5]. Available from: URL: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional/?print=1. 7. Pizzorno L. Noting Boring About Boron. Integrative Med 2015;14(4):35-48. 8. Geller SE, Shulman LP, van Breemen RB, Banuvar S, Zhou Y, Epstein G, et al. Safety and Efficacy of Black Cohosh and Red Clover for the Management of Vasomotor Symptoms: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Menopause 2009;16(6):1156-1166. 9. University of Maryland Medical Center. Red Clover. [online] 2015 March [cited 2017 Oct 5]. Available from: URL: http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/red-clover. 10. University of Maryland Medical Center. Black Cohosh. [online] 2016 Feb [cited 2017 Oct 5]. Available from: URL: http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/black-cohosh. 11. Benoist M. Natural history of the aging spine. Eur Spine J 2003;12(Suppl 2):S86-S89. 12. Kelly GS. The Role of Glucosamine Sulfate and Chondroitin Sulfates in the Treatment of Degenerative Joint Disease. Alt Med Rev 1998;3(1):27-39. 13. University of Maryland Medical Center. Omega-3 fatty acids. [online] 2015 Aug [cited 2017 Oct 6]. Available from: URL: http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/omega3-fatty-acids.