This women's formula contains optimum levels of over 35 vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants and herbal extracts in just three easy-to-swallow vegetarian capsules per day. It is made from the highest quality ingredients and contains the proper ratios of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to energize, provide relief from stress, protect against organ degeneration, and aid in the prevention of chronic disease. In addition, it contains betaine hydrochloride (HCL) and a digestive enzyme blend to help maximize absorption. Betaine HCL helps compensate for low stomach acid production, something traditionally seen amongst the elderly but becoming increasingly common in younger people.
Most women talk to their health care practitioner about osteoporosis just as they reach menopause. Ideally though, it is best to promote healthy bone structure and prevent bone loss long before menopause. Recent clinical trials and epidemiological studies have shown that a wide range of nutrients are essential to bone health and inadequate intake leads to osteoporosis. These studies show that calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, manganese, copper, boron, iron, zinc, vitamins D, A, K, and C, and the B vitamins all play a role in preventing osteoporosis.
Suboptimal intake of vitamins, minerals and nutrients is common, especially in the elderly, and is a risk factor for developing chronic diseases. Heart disease, cognitive decline, and advanced macular degeneration (AMD) are three of the most common conditions that affect older people. While both formulas contain all the essential vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients to promote healthy aging, the Women's 50+ Formula contains additional nutrients to address the more complex needs of older women, and to reduce the risk of these debilitating diseases.
In addition to heart-health nutrients such as the B vitamins, vitamins C and K, calcium, magnesium, lutein, CoQ10 and BerryRich, the Women's 50+ Formula contains curcumin and BlueRich, a super-strength blueberry concentrate for healthy homocysteine, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels and to reduce oxidative stress. Curcumin's powerful antioxidant properties reduce oxidative stress and have been shown to discourage platelets from clumping together, which in turn improves circulation and may protect against atherosclerosis.
The antioxidants in BerryRich and BlueRich help inhibit LDL oxidation, increase blood flow, and prevent hardening of the arteries. CoQ10 provides cells with the energy they need. Certain cells, like those in the heart, need more energy. The ability to produce CoQ10 declines with age and certain cholesterol-lowering medications further deplete the body of CoQ10. Lutein helps reduce atherosclerotic lesions (small fatty deposits on the inner arterial walls). The Women's 50+ Formula is iron free, as research suggests excess iron may increase a post-menopausal woman's risk of heart disease, and because iron deficiency is uncommon in women who no longer menstruate.