Ladies, we’ve got a list of the best supplements and wellness products for women so you can go and enjoy your life! Whether you’re a busy career lady, a sweet and nurturing homemaker, a sporty femme fatale, or someone who simply cares about getting the best nutrition, this blog post is for you.
We’ve divided our list into 4 categories:
- beauty supplements (such as our Collagen Peptides + Liposomal Vitamin C)
- vaginal and gut health support supplements (e.g. our Women’s Probiotics)
- supplements that provide joint support for older ladies (e.g. our Glucosamine and Curcumin)
- supplements for well-rounded health (e.g. MagEnhance and Omega-3)
Alright, let’s begin!
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What are the best beauty supplements for women’s hair, skin, and nails?
Wouldn’t it be nice if the ‘fountain of youth’ existed? Or that time machines are real so you can jump back in time and relieve your youth? Alas, they’re nothing but fantasy. Fortunately, these beauty supplements below may help slow the aging process and retain your youthful looks for a while longer!
Best beauty supplements for women #1: Collagen Peptides
Collagen is the protein responsible for building your skin, muscles, hair, nails, tendons, cartilage, and bones. It’s produced naturally in the body, but production declines with age. This affects elasticity and structural support and explains the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, thinning hair, and brittle nails.
The good news is that supplementing with our Collagen Peptides may help increase your body’s collagen stores. We use types I and III hydrolyzed bovine collagen from grass-fed cows in New Zealand. Since the collagen is hydrolyzed, it’s more easily absorbed by the body, so you may also see faster results!
We compiled a long list of collagen benefits in our ultimate guide. To give you an idea, here’s a table summarizing collagen’s benefits:
|How collagen can help
|Reduces wrinkles, less skin dryness, stronger and more radiant skin
|Promotes hair growth, healthier follicles, prevents thinning, slows down graying
|Improves nail thickness and prevents brittleness, boosts nail growth
|Improves eyesight, helps eyes stay young, prevents ocular diseases
|Reverses bone loss, increases bone density, strong bones and joints, more flexibility
|Teeth and gums
|Strengthens teeth enamel, prevents cavity and decay, heals mouth ulcers, prevents tooth loss
|Improves gut health, heart health, protects against brain disease
|Faster recovery after exercise, reduces sports injuries, boosts muscle mass
|Look younger than your age, be healthier, feel more confidently beautiful!
Best beauty supplements for women #2: Liposomal Vitamin C
Vitamin C’s popularity peaked during the recent pandemic thanks to its antioxidant and immunity-boosting properties. However, this nutrient is not a one-trick pony! In particular, vitamin C is a co-factor in collagen formation. Meaning, no vitamin C, no collagen!
Vitamin C’s role in collagen production leads to these skin benefits (1):
- Enhances skin elasticity, texture, and overall appearance
- Improves signs of skin aging
- Decreases the intensity of UV spots
- Promotes faster wound recovery
- Minimizes raised scar formation
Now here’s the important part – not all vitamin C supplements are created equal. Ordinary vitamin C or ascorbic acid is highly unstable and easily gets destroyed when exposed to heat, light, and air. A liposomal formulation is therefore a much better choice as liposomes are made from phospholipids (the same substance found in our cells).
Our Liposomal Vitamin C supplement uses liposomes made from sunflower seed lecithin and coconut oil powder. Each capsule also contains 500mg of bioavailable vitamin C, so you can benefit from everything vitamin C offers!
Best beauty supplements for women #3: 5-MTHF Activated Folic Acid
Folic acid (aka folate) is usually associated with pregnancy and preventing birth defects in a developing fetus. But did you know its benefits also extend to skin and hair health?
Folic acid plays a vital role in cell development, including those of our hair, nails, and skin. In fact, dull hair, premature hair greying, hair thinning, and hair loss are folate deficiency symptoms.
Folic acid is a water-soluble vitamin (just like all the other B vitamins). We need to take it from food or supplements regularly. The only problem is many people are unable to metabolize folic acid efficiently.
For example, people with defects in their MTHFR gene or those with kidney disorders. These individuals need the bioactive version called ‘5-MTHF activated folic acid’. This form is readily absorbed by the body and doesn’t need further conversions (unlike regular folic acid).
Our 5-MTHF Activated Folic Acid supplement comes in two doses – 1MG and 5MG. We highly suggest you consider taking this product if you have been diagnosed with folate deficiency or if you suspect you’re deficient.
Related article: What is 5-MTHF? The Ultimate Guide to Folate and Methylfolate
What is the best supplement for vaginal health?
Contrary to what’s shown in commercials, vaginas don’t smell like roses and flowers. Vaginal odor varies from one woman to another. Still, a fishy odor with discharge should ring alarm bells in your head.
Several factors can influence vaginal health. For example, when the harmful bacteria outnumber the good ones, this may cause bacterial vaginosis. While antibiotics work, they also kill off the good bacteria.
A better alternative for optimal vaginal health is to take a probiotics supplement, such as our Women’s Probiotics & Prebiotics. This supplement is designed to help rebuild the good bacteria population and restore balance to the microbiome down there.
Another feminine concern is the overabundance of yeast. This can lead to a yeast infection known as candidiasis. Taking our Women’s Probiotics & Prebiotics alongside an anti-candida diet may help clear up the symptoms faster!
Here’s what makes our Women’s Probiotics so potent. Each capsule contains 6 Billion CFU of patented probiotic strains, 2 types of prebiotic fiber to feed the probiotics, cranberry juice powder, and D-mannose powder. We also use active packaging technology and delayed-release veggie capsules to ensure the probiotics make it to your gut alive!
What are the best supplements for optimal joint support for older ladies?
While it’s possible to slow down the aging process, growing old is simply inevitable. At one point, we have to accept that fact and just try our best to remain healthy. That said, it’s common for older ladies to suffer from joint pain and inflammation, such as gout and osteoarthritis.
Here’s where our anti-inflammatory and joint health support supplements come in:
Best supplement for older women #1: Glucosamine
Our Glucosamine Complex is formulated to give your body the necessary nutrients to rebuild joints, reduce pain, and increase movement.
Each serving contains 1500mg of Glucosamine to help produce and maintain cartilage, and support the structure and function of your joints. But that’s not all!
We also added other ingredients known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. These are Boswellia, Chondroitin, Turmeric, Quercetin, MSM, Methionine, and Bromelain.
All these ingredients work together to help manage joint pain effectively and slow down joint degradation.
Best supplement for older women #2: Curcumin Phytosome
Our Curcumin Phytosome supplements are potent anti-inflammatories as well. It comes in two doses – 250mg and 500mg. Curcumin is turmeric’s bioactive compound (it’s also one of the ingredients in our Glucosamine Complex).
The only problem with ordinary curcumin is that the body absorbs it poorly. This is why we use Meriva® Curcumin in our products. Meriva is a patented curcumin-phosphatidylcholine blend that provides up to 2900% better absorption than ordinary curcumin (2)!
Meriva® Curcumin can decrease inflammation levels by up to 1,600% (3). Also, it helped osteoarthritis patients significantly by reducing pain, stiffness, and digestive problems. It also improved their maximum walking distance by as much as 346% (4).
What are the best supplements for women’s overall health and wellness?
While it’s always best to get our vitamins from food, not all of us are inclined to follow a strict healthy diet. For optimal health support, check out these supplements made from high-quality ingredients!
Best supplement for optimal feminine wellness #1: MagEnhance Magnesium Complex
Magnesium is an essential mineral that is a cofactor in hundreds of biochemical processes that occur in the human body. Studies show magnesium may help women with premenstrual syndrome, PCOS, pregnancy, menopause, bone health, and more (5).
While magnesium is naturally found in foods such as veggies, fruits, grains, beans, and legumes, millions of people are still deficient in this nutrient (6).
To ensure you get your body’s complete magnesium needs every day, check out MagEnhance Complete Magnesium Complex. It contains 3 forms of bioavailable magnesium:
- Magnesium-L-Threonate is the only form of magnesium that can cross the blood-brain barrier. It raises brain magnesium levels and promotes learning and memory!
- Magnesium Taurate acts on GABA receptors to calm nerves and help with sleep.
- Magnesium Glycinate raises body magnesium levels to support heart and bone health, muscle and nervous system function, and more!
Learn the differences between these 3 forms of magnesium here: Magnesium Glycinate vs L-Threonate vs Taurate: What’s The Difference?
Best supplement for optimal feminine wellness #2: Omega-3 Fatty Acids
There are several omega-3 fatty acids – EPA, DHA, ALA, DHA – each contributing to women’s wellness in different ways. Omega-3 may best be known as a potent anti-inflammatory. But its numerous health benefits include brain, heart, and eye health support.
In women, Omega-3 supports fertility and healthy pregnancy. And for the beauty-conscious, Omega-3 may even help slow down skin aging, promote fat loss, and prevent hair loss.
To learn more about how Omega -3 can help support women’s wellness, read our Omega-3 ultimate supplement guide.
Our Ultra Pure Omega 3 is one of the best supplements for women’s wellness. Each serving contains 2,250mg of molecularly distilled triglyceride fish oil (not the cheap ethyl ester oil used by other brands). More specifically, each serving gives you 1,224mg EPA, 816mg DHA, and 210mg of other omega-3 fatty acids.
Best supplement for optimal feminine health #3: Women’s Prenatal Multivitamin
Our Women’s Prenatal Multivitamin is best suited for women of childbearing age. It’s formulated to help ensure all bases (nutrition-wise) are covered in case of pregnancy.
Many women don’t realize they’re pregnant until their bellies become noticeably bigger; this typically happens in the second trimester. The first trimester, however, is the most critical stage of a baby’s development. This is when they need ample amounts of nutrients to support fetal growth. If mum lacks the proper nutrients, baby’s health could be affected, too.
Our Women’s Multivitamin features 25 bioavailable vitamins and minerals to support mother and child from preconception to breastfeeding! Here are 10 things you need to know about our women’s prenatal vitamins.
What do you think are the best supplements for women?
Here at Intelligent Labs, we take women’s health seriously, which is why we’ve formulated high-quality supplements that cater to women’s wellness. Whether you’re looking for feminine health support, or you want to slow down the advance of time, or just be well and healthy, we’ve got the best supplements for women of all ages!
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(5) Effect of magnesium supplementation on women’s health and well-being, Debora Porri, Hans K. Biesalski et al. NFS Journal, Volume 23, June 2021, Pages 30-36
(6) American Osteopathic Association. “Low magnesium levels make vitamin D ineffective: Up to 50 percent of US population is magnesium deficient.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 26 February 2018.