Supplements for women’s health

Magnesium aids sleep
Sleeping troubles are common. According to this study, is low magnesium, and there may be a correlation. A recent study involved almost one hundred adults with an average age of sixty who experienced poor sleep quality. Prior to starting the study, it was discovered that fifty eight participants were low in magnesium. Over one-third of these participants were magnesium deficient. Supplementing magnesium for six-seven weeks can improve sleep. Supplementation was also associated with a decrease in C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation in the body.

B vitamins for PMS
A new study of over three thousand women found that those with the highest thiamine and riboflavin intake had a thirty five percent lower risk of developing premenstrual syndrome (PMS) compared to those with the least intake of these Bs. To keep it simple, eat B-rich foods or take a multivitamin.

Alpha-lipoic acid for PCOS
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects one in twenty women of childbearing age and is associated with hormone and blood sugar imbalances. Symptoms include pelvic pain, acne, weight gain, period problems, and depression. A recent study indicates that alpha-lipoic acid may be of benefit. Six nondiabetic women with PCOS took lipoic acid daily for four months. They experienced an average of fourteen percent improvement in insulin sensitivity. Their triglycerides dropped, and their cholesterol readings improved.

Vitamins fight HPV infection
The human papilloma virus (HPV), the virus that also causes warts, is implicated in cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer. But supplements can help combat HPV infection and cervical abnormalities that lead to cancer. Almost one thousand women aged eighteen to sixty were enrolled and their supplementation habits reviewed. Vitamins A, C, E, calcium were significantly linked with a lower risk of abnormal cervical lesions in women with high risk HPV infection.

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