As jetsetters and go-getters, women are constantly on the move. There’s a lot to think about all the time, so maintaining a healthy lifestyle can get pushed to the back burner. However, your health should take precedence. Cardiovascular health, skin and bone health are extremely important concerns.
Isotonix Women’s Health is more than just a multivitamin. This product also supports a healthy complexion, helps support healthy bones, teeth, joints and skin. Women will benefit from receiving this foundation of nutrients that supports cardiovascular health.
So, while you are managing life like a champ, let Women’s Health be there to back you up!
Key Ingredients in Women’s Health
Calcium is found in milk, cheese, yogurt, corn tortillas, Chinese cabbage (Napa), kale and broccoli. Calcium is an essential mineral with a wide range of biological roles. Calcium is needed for maintaining healthy bones. The skeleton has an obvious structural requisite for calcium as well as acts as a storehouse for calcium. Apart from being a major constituent of bones and teeth, calcium supports healthy muscle function.Magnesium
Magnesium is a component of the mineralised part of bone. It helps maintain normal levels of potassium phosphorus and calcium. It also promotes the normal mobilisation of calcium, transporting it inside the cell for further utilisation. It supports normal muscle function and nerve tissue. Magnesium promotes the normal synthesis of proteins, nucleic acids, nucleotides, cyclic adenosine monophosphate, lipids and carbohydrates.
Importantly, magnesium also supports the body’s ability to build healthy bones and teeth, and promotes proper muscle development. It works together with calcium and vitamin D to help keep bones strong. Magnesium also promotes cardiovascular health.Magnesium supports the release of energy from food during metabolism, regulation of body temperature and nerve function. Importantly, magnesium also promotes healthy bones and teeth. It works together with calcium and vitamin D to promote strong bones.
Foods rich in magnesium include unpolished grains, nuts and green vegetables. Green, leafy vegetables are also good sources of magnesium.
Potassium is an essential mineral that helps maintain fluid balance in the body. It also supports a wide variety of biochemical and physiological processes. Foods rich in potassium include bananas, oranges, cantaloupe, avocado, raw spinach, cabbage and celery.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin. Vitamin C is found in peppers (sweet, green, red, hot red and green chili), citrus fruits and brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, collards, mustard greens, broccoli, spinach, guava, kiwi fruit, currants and strawberries. Nuts and grains contain small amounts of vitamin C. It is important to note that cooking may reduce vitamin C content.
Vitamin C is integral in supporting a healthy immune system, promoting cardiovascular health, and providing some antioxidant activity. The body does not manufacture vitamin C on its own. Therefore, Vitamin C must be acquired through diet and supplementation.
Sources of dietary vitamin E include vegetable oils, margarine, nuts, seeds, avocados and wheat germ. Safflower oil contains large amounts of vitamin E and there are trace amounts in corn oil and soybean oil. Vitamin E is actually a family of related compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. The main health benefit of supplemental vitamin E comes from its immune supporting antioxidant activity. Vitamin E is one of the fat-soluble antioxidants in the body.
Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)
Niacin is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for many aspects of health. It promotes skin health and it is also important for the conversion of food to energy. Niacin (also known as vitamin B-3) is found in dairy products, poultry, fish, lean meats, nuts and eggs as well as legumes and enriched breads and cereals
Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5)
Calcium pantothenic acid (B5) is used in the release of energy, as well as in the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates.
Pine Bark Extract (Pycnogenol)®*
Pycnogenol is a natural plant extract from the bark of the maritime pine tree, which grows exclusively along the coast of southwest France in Les Landes de Gascogne. This unspoiled and natural forest environment is the unique source of pine bark. Pycnogenol is one of the most researched ingredients in the natural product marketplace. Pycnogenol acts as an antioxidant.
* Pycnogenol® is the registered trademark of Horphag Research, Ltd., and is protected by U.S. patent numbers 4,698,360; 5,720,956; and 6,372,266.
Grape Seed Extract
Grape seed extract is typically extracted from the seeds of red grapes (instead of white), which have a high content of compounds known as oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs). Grape seed extract is rich in polyphenols, compounds with high antioxidant activity.
Bilberry extract is derived from the leaves and berry-like fruit of a common European shrub closely related to the blueberry. Extracts of the ripe berry are known to contain flavonoid pigments known as anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidants. Anthocyanins support healthy vision and venous circulation. Bilberry extract helps maintain healthy circulation.
Iron (Pyrophosphate, SunActive® Fe)
Iron is mainly found in citrus fruits, tomatoes, beans, peas, fortified bread and grain products such as cereal (non-heme iron sources). Beef, liver, organ meats and poultry comprise the heme iron sources. The heme iron sources are more absorbable than the non-heme type of iron. Iron is an essential mineral. It is a component of hemoglobin, the protein that carries oxygen in the blood, and myoglobin, another protein that carries oxygen in muscle tissue. Iron promotes red blood cell formation.
Iron supports many imperative biochemical pathways and enzyme systems including those involved with energy metabolism, collagen formation and immune system function.
**SunActive® Fe is a registered trademark of Taiyo International, Inc.
Poultry, fish, whole grains and bananas are the main dietary sources of vitamin B6. Some athletic supplements include vitamin B6 because it aids in the conversion of glycogen to glucose for energy in muscle tissue. Vitamin B6 has been shown to help support cardiovascular health.
Vitamin B2 is a water-soluble vitamin that promotes the processing of amino acids and fats, activation of vitamin B6 and folic acid, and supports the conversion of carbohydrates into the fuel the body runs on, adenosine triphosphate (ATP). It also promotes healthy red blood cell formation, supports the nervous system, respiration, antibody production and human growth.
Thiamin promotes normal carbohydrate metabolism and nerve function. It participates in the metabolism of energy and helps maintain the healthy function of the cardiovascular system.
Zinc is largely found in fortified cereals, red meats, eggs, poultry and certain seafood, including oysters. It is a component of multiple enzymes and proteins. Zinc is an essential trace mineral that has functions in many different enzyme reactions. Thus, zinc plays a part in biochemical pathways and physiological processes.It has been claimed that zinc supports normal immune health. Because zinc is involved in such a great number of enzymatic processes it has been found to support a large range of functions including supporting protein synthesis.
Folic acid is mainly found in fruits and vegetables. Dark leafy greens, oranges, orange juice, beans and peas are the best sources. Folic acid and B12 support the formation of healthy red blood cells. Folic acid is a component of co-enzymes.
Beta-Carotene (Vitamin A Precursor)
Beta-carotene, also known as pro-vitamin A, can be converted into vitamin A when additional levels are required. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin and is part of a family of compounds including retinol, retinal and beta-carotene. Vitamin A is generally known to support healthy eyes and the immune system.
Biotin is a part of the B-vitamin family. Biotin can be found in food sources, such as egg yolks, peanuts, beef liver, milk (10 mcg/cup), cereals and almonds. It plays a role in the citric acid cycle (Krebs cycle), which is the process by which the body creates. Biotin assists in various metabolic chemical conversions.
Vitamin B12 is found in meats, liver, beef, pork, eggs, whole milk, cheese, whole wheat bread and fish. Vitamin B12 can be found in animal products, with small amounts derived from fermented soy products such as miso and tempeh, and peanuts. It is important that individuals who are not able to obtain adequate amounts through diets consume a vitamin B12 supplement. Vitamin B12 helps to maintain energy levels as it plays a vital role in the Krebs cycle.
Vitamin B12 supports normal homocysteine metabolism (homocysteine is an amino acid that is formed within the body).
Iodine is found in most seafood and in iodised salt. The trace element supports more than a hundred enzyme systems such as energy production, nerve function and hair and skin growth. One of iodine’s main functions includes supporting the thyroid gland in producing thyroid hormones thyroxin and tri-iodothyronine, which help regulate and maintain a healthy metabolism.
Regular sunlight exposure is the main way that most people get their vitamin D. Food sources of vitamin D are vitamin D-fortified milk, cod liver oil, and fatty fish such as salmon. Small amounts are found in egg yolks and liver. Vitamin D promotes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and supports the production of several proteins involved in calcium absorption and storage. Vitamin D works with calcium to promote strong bones.