Women’s Essentials is a convenient way to get daily comprehensive nutritional support. Each daily dose packet contains several different supplements that provide Albion® chelated minerals; activated B vitamins, including 5-MTHF as Quatrefolic® and methylcobalamin as MecobalActive™; botanicals for antioxidant protection; and fresh, pure, third-party assayed fish oils. Women’s Essentials for Women contains iron and additional calcium.
- Provide Foundation Micronutrition for Variety of Protocols*
- Supported Improved Dietary Intake*
- Provide Antioxidant Support*
The average diet can be lacking in complete nutrition due to modern food-production techniques, poor food choices, and nutrient-depleting preparation methods.[1-3] Combine these with the toll of lifestyle stress and oxidizing chemicals—found in foods and the environment—and it becomes essential to ensure comprehensive foundation nutrition for the body. To achieve this, each cellophane-wrapped package of Women’s Essentials contains the following Whole Family Healthcare formulas:*
Multivitamin Formula w/o Iron This high-quality, hypoallergenic multivitamin/mineral blend is provided in vegetable capsules and not only features activated vitamin cofactors and patented Albion® chelated mineral complexes, but it also provides folate as 5-MTHF as well as methylcobalamin as MecobalActive™. The form of 5-MTHF is Quatrefolic®, which is proven to have greater stability, solubility, and bioavailability when compared to calcium salt forms of 5-MTHF. MecobalActive is a patented form of methylcobalamin that has very high purity; no harmful solvents are used in its production. The balanced nutrient profile in Multivitamin Formula w/o Iron supports vitamin/mineral synergistic activity; antioxidant protection with vitamins C and E, selenium, and carotenoids; and phase I detoxification.*
Antioxidant Formula This innovative blend contains oxidation-fighting botanicals derived from a variety of fruits. The technique known as ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) measures antioxidant capacity, and units of an ORAC value are expressed as micromoles Trolox equivalents per gram of a substance. Consuming an average of five to nine servings per day of a variety of fruits and vegetables yields 6000 Trolox equivalents. This same amount is supplied by just two capsules (1000 mg) of Antioxidant Formula.*
Whole Omega Each enteric-coated softgel contains 1 g of fish oil, delivering 360 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 240 mg of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). A rigorous, proprietary, temperature-controlled/vacuum technology is used for purification and manufacturing. Stringent verification processes reduce any potential health risks that may otherwise result from the oil’s exposure to rancid fats, toxins, bacteria, molds, yeasts, or very high levels of fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamin A. Whole Family Healthcare is proud to guarantee the purity, stability, and potency in fish oils. In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations, our supplier also agrees to adhere to voluntary guidelines for manufacturing and to a code of ethics as members of the Council for Responsible Nutrition. Research suggests that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may support cardiovascular health.Studies have also shown that fish oils may support healthy cyotkine production, promote optimal joint function[8}, and support overall brain and nervous system function.*
Women’s Essentials, plus each packet contains one capsule of Whole Family Healthcare’s Bone Support Formula for added calcium. Bone Support Formula is microcrystalline hydroxyapatite concentrate (MCHC), a complex crystalline compound that contains calcium, phosphorus, bioactive growth factors, type I collagen, amino acids, glycosaminoglycans, and essential trace elements that naturally comprise healthy bone. Each Bone Support Formula capsule contains 275 mg of calcium which, in addition to the 50 mg of calcium delivered in Women’s Essentials from DimaCal® dicalcium malate and calcium ascorbate, brings the total amount of calcium to 325 mg per packet. This amount of calcium comprises 33% daily value (DV). One capsule of Bone Support Formula also provides 99 mg of phosphorus, which is 10% DV.
Each packet of Women’s Essentials for Women also contains 2.5 mg of iron and comprises 14% DV. The iron in this formula is Albion’s Ferrochel® (ferrous bisglycinate chelate), a well-studied,100% fully-reacted, and patented form of iron that has higher bioavailability, lower toxicity, fewer food interactions, and a longer shelf life than any other common form of iron.*
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