5 Best Supplements For Women
The right combination of vitamins can easily enhance your day with a healthy boost.
Grape Seed Extract
What it does Prevents wrinkles and skin cancer
How much you need 150-300 mg daily
Grape seed extract is rich in proanthocyanidins, a class of antioxidants 50 times as potent as vitamin E. Preliminary animal research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has shown that it may reverse wrinkles, skin cancer, and other damage from UV rays. In pill form, it also helps maintain collagen and elastin, two building blocks of smooth skin.
What it does Protects against cancer
How much you need 1,000 IU daily
In a review of 63 studies, getting more vitamin D was associated with a
lower risk of colon, breast, and ovarian cancers. It's hard to get
enough through food alone, so taking it in pill form.
What it does prevents migraines
How much you need 100-300 mg daily
One possible cause of these killer headaches - which women are three times as likely to suffer from than men—is a lack of coenzyme Q-10, a compound made by the body. A study in the journal Headache found that when patients with lower CoQ-10 levels started taking a CoQ-10 supplement, their headaches were less frequent and less severe.
What it does Boosts energy
How much you need 1-4 g daily
This spice may help regulate blood sugar levels, which can keep your energy up through the day, according to a new study from the University of Birmingham in England. And no, you don't have to carry a cinnamon shaker in your purse - take two 500-milligram cinnamon capsules around midday to help steady your levels before the afternoon slump.
What it does Quells PMS symptoms
How much you need 1,000 mg of calcium citrate daily for the two weeks before your period
According to a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, women who get 1,000 milligrams or more have a 40 percent lower risk of having PMS symptoms.
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