It’s no secret that there are vast differences between the physiological requirements of men and women.
Women, for example, are much more likely to suffer from issues such as a bloated stomach† and are 50 per cent more likely to suffer from symptoms of stress and anxiety than men*.
So, when it comes to health supplements that can boost immunity, minimise abdominal discomfort or help keep anxiety in check, we should be looking for a range that is created bespoke for women and their unique needs.
That’s why Vida Glow has developed a female-first range of health supplements, formulated specifically for women, in once-daily doses that make a difference.
“Women are underserved when it comes to health products that are designed for them,” says Vida Glow founder Anna Lahey.
“We want to be able to serve the evolving needs of women and provide effective solutions for their most pressing concerns, so they can feel their best, every day.”
What Should Women Look For In A Supplement?
“Women have different hormonal profiles than men and that can affect metabolism, nutrient needs and body composition,” GP Dr Sara Kayat tells marie claire Australia.
“Women tend to have higher requirements for certain nutrients, such as iron, calcium, and folate, due to menstruation, pregnancy and lactation.”
For that reason, it’s important to seek out supplements that have the needs of the female body in mind. As always, Dr Kayat says, it’s important to do your research—and speak to a doctor—before adding any supplement into your routine. And don’t forget, supplements shouldn’t be used to replace a balanced diet. Instead, they can be used to ensure you’re hitting your daily requirements of important vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
Here, we look at the new supplements range from Vida Glow that is giving women’s health a well-deserved spot in the supplement spotlight.
For Gut and Intimate Health
Get your gut in tip-top shape with Vida Glow’s Gut Pro. The powerful, multi-strain probiotic contains clinically studied actives to restore gut flora, relieve symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort and bloating, and support digestion.
Additionally, the once-daily also helps maintain female vaginal health, supporting vaginal pH, healthy vaginal flora and can temporarily relieve symptoms of mild vaginitis.
For Those Who Are Expecting
A two-in-one prenatal supplement that supports preconception and pregnancy, Vida Glow’s Prenatal+ is scientifically formulated with key micronutrients, like activated folate, B6 for morning sickness relief and vegan DHA to support maternal health and foetal development.
To De-Stress and Unwind
Relieve symptoms of stress and mild anxiety with Vida Glow De-Stress.
The fast-acting, chewable liquid burstlet is formulated with a clinically studied active Sorenzo that helps moderate the body’s physiological response to stress both immediately and long-term.
Utilising both physiological and sensorial mechanisms to support relaxation, it reduced anxiety by 39 per cent in six weeks and stress-related tension by 59 per cent after 12 weeks^.
The supplement supports a healthy stress response in the body and supports emotional wellbeing, so you can sit back and relax.
The Super-Strength Supporter—Coming Soon
Want something to give your immune system and body a bit of support? Vida Glow’s Multi 360 is a once-daily super-strength multivitamin that supports and maintains the female body’s overall function.
Formulated with 11 essential vitamins and minerals (including vitamin C, vitamin B3, vitamin A**, folic acid, calcium and fish oil) the high-impact actives are delivered in a two-in-one soft gel technology for complete immunity, energy and general health support.
Women’s Health will be available online at vidaglow.com and Adore Beauty, as well as in store at Sephora, David Jones, and Myer from $50 AUD.
Always read the label and follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.
Brought to you by Vida Glow.
* McLean CP, Asnaani A, Litz BT, Hofmann SG. Gender differences in anxiety disorders: prevalence, course of illness, comorbidity and burden of illness. J Psychiatr Res. 2011 Aug;45(8):1027-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2011.03.006. Epub 2011 Mar 25. PMID: 2
^ Uebelhack, I. (2012). Evaluation of benefit and tolerability of Serenzo® in chronically stressed subjects, open-label, pilot monocentric study.
** The recommended daily amount of vitamin A from all sources is 700 micrograms retinol equivalent for women and 900 micrograms retinol equivalent for men. If you are pregnant, or considering becoming pregnant, do not take vitamin A supplements without consulting your doctor of pharmacist. When taken in excess of 3000 micrograms retinol equivalents, vitamin A can cause birth defects.