DID YOU KNOW? Women especially those with hormonal imbalance often suffer from certain nutritional deficiencies? Even with following a balanced whole foods diet they may still need to supplement with certain vitamins, minerals and trace minerals to support their bodies to function optimally. (especially if you have been on the pill, or medications like anti-anxiety, antidepressants and metformin/glucophage) These medications have shown to deplete nutrients and lead to major nutrient deficiencies.
5 COMMON DEFICIENCIES amongst women, especially those with hormonal imbalance and post pill.
. 〰️1. MAGNESIUM – muscle function, nerve function, improved blood sugar levels, decreased inflammation, better sleep, reduced cramping. Sources: Nuts, dark chocolate, leafy greens, avos, fish, legumes
. 〰️2. ZINC – fertility, healthy ovulation, skin and hair health, improved insulin sensitivity, reduced excess testosterone, decreased inflammation. Sources: Whole grains, legumes, nuts, dairy products, oysters, red meat and poultry.
. 〰️3. VITAMIN D – regulates hormones, fertility, healthy ovulation, decreased hyperandrogenism, improved blood sugar balance. Sources: Sunlight, salmon, tuna, mushrooms, fortified foods.
. 〰️4. VITAMIN B12 – fertility, formation of DNA, nerve function, improved insulin sensitivity, red blood cell formation, decreases fatigue. Sources: mostly in animal products and not in plant based foods.
. 〰️5. FOLATE – Fertility, healthy ovulation, improved lipid levels, decreased inflammation, converts carbohydrates to energy. Sources: whole foods like leafy greens, legumes, eggs and citrus fruits.
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