Multivitamins for Women
A woman's nutrient requirements vary as they progress through life. A balanced nutritious diet rich in vitamins and minerals is essential regardless of a woman's age. The modern diet often consists of high sugar, low nutrient intake meaning a basic multivitamin is often beneficial. Two ranges that we would suggest are the Pharmaton range and the Vitabiotics Wellwoman range of multivitamins.
Supplementation with specific nutrients may be of benefit as described below.
Good nutrition before and during pregnancy can help avoid a troublesome pregnancy and ensure the health of your baby. While a slight increase in calorific intake is required the nutrient content of the diet is of more significance. To support a healthy diet, a supplement formulated specifically for pregnancy may be of benefit. At Lucan Village Pharmacy we stock the Vitabiotics Pregnacare range as a supplement to be taken during pregnancy.
Breastfeeding has been proven to be the most beneficial form of nourishment for a new infant. It is essential that a nursing mother maintains a healthy diet in order to provide an adequate supply of milk.
If you are breastfeeding and feel your diet is not providing an adequate amount of nutrition to ensure good health for yourself and your infant a supplement may be of benefit. Vitabiotics Pregnacare Breast-feeding is a particularly good supplement designed specifically for breast-feeding mothers.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Premenstrual Syndrome, sometimes called premenstrual tension (PMT), occurs as a result of a oestrogen-progesterone imbalance.
Regular physical exercise causes the brain to release chemicals, known as endorphins, which help reduce pain and provide a feeling of well-being. A healthy well balanced diet can also relieve PMS symptoms.
We suggest supplementing a balanced diet with Sona Vitamin B6 and Sona Cal/Mag to help reduce PMS symptoms.
Menopause represents a major transition in the lives of most women resulting from decreased production of sex hormones from the ovaries.
Typical symptoms of menopause, including irritability, hot flushes, night sweats, headache, weight changes result from oestrogen deficiency.
Women that have high cholesterol should consider increasing plant sterols in their diets. We recommend the Bakol Fort and Zerochol ranges for their high levels of plant sterols that may help to reduce harmful cholesterol levels.
Excess weight can have negative implication on many aspects of your health. A weight reduction of 10% drastically improves your energy and mental health and also helps reduce blood pressure and cholesterol. The aim of our weight loss program is to help you improve your diet and lifestyle allowing you lose weight while improving your overall health. We offer Pharmanord's CLA 24/7 tablets which, in combination with healthy meal planning and increased physical activity, help optimise the relationship between body fat and muscle mass.
In our modern society, with the continuous challenges we experience through work, family and lifestyle, an ability to manage stress is of great importance to our overall health.
Stress results in an increase in metabolism which in turn means nutrients are rapidly burned up. Replacing vital stress nutrients can help us deal with the day-to-day stresses of life.
Sona B-Complex and Pharma Nord's Q10 may be beneficial in helping replace these stress nutrients and combat the effects of stress on your overall health.
Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the most important factors in supporting the female reproductive system. A diet high in saturated fats, simple sugars, processed carbohydrates and alcohol will have a negative impact on a woman’s fertility.
We offer NHP Fertility Support for Women which is a multivitamin and mineral formula that contains the exact vitamins and minerals you need to improve your chances of conceiving and staying pregnant.