Supporting female health is essential for all stages of a woman's life. It is important to understand the changes to nutritional status and requirements during different life stages when looking for appropriate nutritional supplements for women.
Many women experience a time when they feel they need to support nutrient intake with female-specific multivitamins . However, it is important to ensure that they are appropriate for current requirements and needs.
Cytoplan have utilised evidence-based research to formulate nutritional supplements which are appropriate for the variety of needs throughout the female lifespan. We offer a range of multi vitamin and mineral supplements, built on our nutrition gap philosophy, for women which are appropriate during teenage (growth and development), reproductive, conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding, perimenopause and menopause years. Ensuring that they are in desirable food-based forms making them highly bioavailable, gentle and effective. This broad range of women's vitamins and minerals are vegan meaning that there is an option for every woman.
Women's Wholefood Multi is a broad-spectrum wholefood multi containing 10mg of iron, this is appropriate for all women of reproductive age from teenage years, where growth and development needs support, up until the menopause when the requirement for iron reduces.
PregnaPlan is a meticulously formulated wholefood multi vitamin and mineral designed for women who are considering pregnancy or want to support reproductive function, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Providing 11mg of iron, 400ug of folate in the bioeffective methylfolate form and 334mg of calcium form calcified seaweed, Vitamins D3 and K2, as well as optimal levels of other essential vitamins and minerals.
CoQ10 multi or 50+ is a wholefood multi vitamin and mineral formulation appropriate for post-menopausal women as it has lower iron levels and additionally contains 80mg of CoQ10, which is important for energy production and cognitive and cardiovascular function, as levels of COQ10 begin to decline at around the age of 50.
At Cytoplan we understand that women also have unique needs when it comes to supporting hormone regulation, reproductive health, and the genito-urinary tract. Therefore, we offer a comprehensive range of products of evidence-based formulations supported by research.
These include herbal and botanical women's supplements associated with female reproduce health such as Agnus Castus and phyto-oestrogens from soy isoflavones which are present in our Menopause Support.
We also understand the unique and delicate microbiome that is associated with the female genito-urinary tract and therefore have developed , well-researched, 8-strain probiotic supplement to support the health of the female microbiome. This is appropriate during preconception, pregnancy and menopause supporting the health and integrity of both the gut and the genitourinary tract as well as supporting normal digestive function and therefore contributing to reproductive health. Cytoplan's Women's Biotic contains the strain Lactobacillus helveticus associated with supporting female health.
Cytoplan's Women's range therefore provides suitable products for all women.
What are the best multivitamins for women?
Like with all multivitamin and mineral supplements it is essential that they provide optimum levels of all nutrients to bridge the nutrition gap and that they are in a bioeffective, form such as in food-based Food State and Wholefood nutrients.
The most appropriate multivitamin and mineral will depend on the life stage of a woman..
During reproductive years, while she is menstruating, it is important for a woman to obtain good maintenance levels of iron as well as optimum levels of all nutrients including folate (as methyl folate) vitamin D3 and K2, zinc and selenium. Therefore, the most appropriate multi vitamin for women at this time is the Women's Wholefood Multi.
When planning a family, nutrients including iron, calcium, folate (as methyl folate) as well as optimum levels of all other nutrients are incredibly important. Cytoplan's wholefood formulation PregnaPlan is formulated to support women during preconception, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.
After menopause, when menstruation stops, the requirement for iron is much lower. The production of certain compounds including CoQ10, which is essential for energy, cognition, and cardiovascular health, begin to decline. Therefore, Cytoplan's CoQ10 multi is an excellent choice for women after the menopause.
What are the best supplements for women?
In order to support overall wellness, it is essential that women are obtaining optimal levels of nutrients, therefore it is recommended to use a high-quality multi vitamin and mineral which aims to elevate intake to optimum. Cytoplan provide safe, gentle, and effective food-based nutrients that are designed to bridge the nutrition gap. We provide appropriate multi vitamins and mineral appropriate for all stages of women's life including:
Growth, development and general health during reproductive years (teenage to perimenopause) - Women's Wholefood Multi (high in iron and providing optimal levels of all nutrients)
Preconception, pregnancy, breastfeeding and postnatal recovery - PregnaPlan (Appropriate levels of iron, methylfolate, active form of folate, and calcium as well as optimum levels of all nutrients)
Post-menopause - CoQ10 multi (lower in iron providing optimum levels of all nutrients including CoQ10)
It is also helpful to ensure a good intake of omega 3 fatty acids and support for the gut microbiome in order to maintain wellness and healthy hormone regulation. A good recommendation is Cytoplan Vegan Omega 3 and Women's Biotic.
What are the best supplements for women over 40?
Early 40s is a time when mild perimenopause symptoms can start to appear. With perimenopause often comes mood swings, brain fog and heightened anxiety, therefore there are many suitable supplements available in Cytoplan's Women's range that can help to support this. Including herb and botanical formulations such as Menopause Support and Agnus Castus. It is also important to support the gut and liver which are responsible for the detoxification of oestrogen, a probiotic such as Women's Biotic can be supportive for this.
As a fundamental it is important to ensure optimum levels of all nutrients and therefore a high quality bioeffective food-based multi vitamin and mineral is recommended. For women who are still menstruating, the Women's Wholefood Multi is ideal and for those who are post-menopause the CoQ10 multi is recommended.
Additionally, our gut microbiome begins to change after the age of 40 with a decline in Bifidobacterium species. Therefore, a live bacteria of probiotic supplement is indicated, Cytoplan's Women's Biotic or Fos-a-Dophilus are appropriate for Women over 40.