Regardless of your age or lifestyle, Sarah reckons the following are a must for women. Adjust them as suggested when you meet those lifestyle and wellbeing problems.
Vitamin C A vital support for absorbing iron and a protective antioxidant, it also helps your body create collagen. A good daily dose is 1000mg, but you can increase that to three times as much during a cold.
B complex Essential for energy production in your body and for supporting your hormones. A good dose is 25-50mg of each of the main Bs (1,2, 3, 5, 6 and smaller amounts of 9 and 12) in one B-complex tablet. These nutrients aren’t stored in the body, so you need to top up the supply every day.
Omega-6 evening primrose oil or starflower oil is said to slow ageing, balance hormones and help with PMS and menopause. Take 1000mg a day, increasing to three times that to help with hormonal imbalances like PMS.
Omega-3 fish oil or linseed oil Can help reduce inflammation and maximise brain function. Take 1000mg per day, or twice that if you suffer from dry skin or sore joints. Your body’s cells are dependent on essential fatty acids (EFAs, such as omega-3 and 6). Without them, your body will deteriorate more rapidly. If you’re getting enough, your skin will be strong and supple.