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Women 18-45

This age group is often described in journals as the “women’s reproductive age”and it is a period when it is important to recognize dietary needs.

An optimum dietary intake of nutrients is required to meet the challenges that women experience, both from the physical and the emotional perspectives.

In physical terms, the increased need may be considered as obtaining those nutrients that support physical well-being and energy production. Maintenance of good health is not merely the absence of poor or ill health. This is a time when positive nutritional foundations are required to cope adequately with daily life, building up physical resources for work, child care, pregnancy and career needs, and also preparing for “middle age”.

This is a phase when following the principles of ‘living well’ really do repay dividends for a healthy life. Key dietary requirements include ensuring that adequate water is taken daily, and this is generally accepted to be between 2-3 liters a day.

Water contributes almost 60% of the total weight of the human body. The human body can lose over two liters of water each day through the normal function of the kidneys and perspiration.

Water is known to help reduce tiredness and fatigue. Increased water intake helps the process of weight loss in those who want or need to reduce weight. Two or three liters a day is the recommendation.

The daily requirement for water increases during pregnancy – it has been suggested that morning sickness occurs if inadequate water is consumed.

It is estimated that only one third of women get their daily needs of folic acid.


The following supplements that are known to be helpful are divided into three groups.

Section 1 Supplements are considered ‘first choice‘.

Section 2 Supplements are both complementary and synergistic with the ‘first choice’ supplements.

Section 3 Supplements are considered beneficial for preliminary digestive system cleansing. While optional, they can offer an additional positive process to improving health and wellbeing.

Table of Beneficial Nutritional Supplements

This information is offered as an introduction to supplements, herbs, foods and substances known to help with women’s health between the ages of 18-45. This information is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and it is suggested that sound advice is taken by an appropriately qualified practitioner. The supplements highlighted are generally considered to be ‘first choice’, while the additional selected supplements are complementary.

Supplement Suggestions for Women 18 – 45

First Choice Supplements

NutrientFormulaDaily IntakeInitial PeriodIntakeOngoing
VitaminsMultiVitamin-Mineral1 twice daily2 weeks1 daily1 daily
Anti-Oxidant with Co-Q101 twice daily4 weeks1-2 daily for 3 months1 daily
MineralsMagnesium1 twice daily4 weeks1-2 daily for 3 months1 daily
Beneficial FatsEssential Fatty Acid Complex1 twice daily2 weeks1 daily1 daily

Complementary Supplements

NutrientFormulaDaily IntakeInitial PeriodIntakeOngoing
MineralsZinc & Copper1 twice daily4 weeks1-2 daily for 3 months1 daily
GTF Chromium + Antioxidants1 daily1 daily1 daily1 daily
Specific FormulaConjugated Linoleic Acid1 twice daily6 weekstaken as directedtaken as directed

Cleansing Supplements

NutrientFormulaDaily IntakeInitial PeriodIntakeOngoing
HerbalsCaprylic Acid Complex1 twice daily30 days1 daily2 months

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. None of this information regarding food-matrix nutrients or our products is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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