With so many demands on women today, it can be difficult to give your body the proper nutrition it needs. Eating highly processed foods and neglecting to take in the vitamins and minerals you need can wreak havoc on your body. A lack of whole foods can lead to hormonal imbalance, which may cause health issues such as uterine fibroids, painful monthly cycles or uncomfortable menopause.
Therefore, no matter how busy you are, you may want to consider adding one or more of the supplements below to your diet to help your system maintain balance.
Fish Oil: High in omega-3s, which are essential for female fertility, and essential fatty acids, fish oil not only aids in motor development of babies in the womb, but also reduces inflammation caused by endometriosis and reduces painful menstrual symptoms.
Evening Primrose Oil: Also high in essential fatty acids, this supplement has been shown to ease PMS symptoms such as cramping, breast pain, lower back pain and mood swings.
Dong Quai: Known in TCM as a “blood builder,” dong quai may be helpful to those who lose a large amount of blood or experience dryness during their cycles. It can also help with irregular menstruation and amenorrhea.
Red Raspberry Leaf: This herb is rich in nutrients such as vitamins A, B, C, & E and minerals like calcium, iron and phosphorus. It helps alleviate cramps and back pain during PMS, and may also help reduce the chance of miscarriage by strengthening the uterus during pregnancy.
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