Women's Health–Be Your Best You

Women's Health–Be Your Best You

Women’s health needs differ from those of men. Support your whole-body, bone and hormone health with the nutrients you need, especially as your body changes over time. Learn about the foods, vitamins and actions you can take to maintain your optimal wellness throughout life’s different stages.

Women’s Health

General Women's Health

Optimize your wellness with a healthy diet, regular exercise and the focused vitamins and nutrients that help maintain women’s health.

Women's Health Information & Research

What nutrients does a woman need daily?

Women may need more iron, calcium and folate than men. Women should take 400 mcg of folate daily and 400-800 mcg if they become pregnant. Women should get between 1,000-1,200 mg of calcium daily. Adequate vitamin D and K2 supplementation should accompany calcium. Finally, pre-menopausal women lose iron during their monthly cycle. However, iron should not be supplemented unless confirmed by a doctor, as it is highly oxidizing to the body.

How can a woman keep her body healthy?

A healthy diet, regular exercise and maintaining youthful hormone levels are three important contributors to maintaining physical health. As women age, the hormones estradiol, progesterone, DHEA and testosterone decrease. This is particularly true after menopause and can result in weight gain, general fatigue and hot flashes and other complaints.

What are the top health tips for women?

Get regular check-ups and monitor your blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure. Keeping these markers in an optimal range supports continued health and helps maintain healthy cardiovascular function. Women should also have regular colonoscopies, well-woman exams and mammograms as appropriate for their age group. A bone density scan is also important and should be done regularly.

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