Bluebonnet Nutrition Targeted Multiples Ladies Choice
Bluebonnet Nutrition Targeted Multiple Ladies Choice is a multinutrient formula specifically designed for the nutritional needs of women 18 to 49. The old adage, “a woman’s day is never done” could not be any truer today. Juggling between the demands of work and family can be challenging and then add on the societal pressures of dieting and staying thin. This becomes a recipe for nutritional disaster. That is why the nutritional scientists at Bluebonnet realized that it’s not enough for an adult female multiple to just simply fill their basic nutritional needs. So, in addition to supplying complete nutrition for adult women, Bluebonnet incorporated the popular and potent antioxidants, vitamins C, E and beta-carotene, with a special blend of turmeric, elderberry, marigold, green, white and black tea extracts to counteract oxidative stress caused by damaging free radicals. Although heart health is often incorrectly pegged as a concern only for men, research has shown that it is a major issue that should be of top concern to women too. That is why Bluebonnet has also integrated pomegranate, tomato extract and coenzyme Q10 into the formula to provide nutritional support for a healthy heart. Plus, this innovative multiple for women 18-49 provides extracts from dong quai, black cohosh, vitex, red clover, red raspberry, cranberry and flax lignans to help support hormonal and urinary tract health, as well as hibiscus, chamomile and passion flowers to help support their emotional well-being.
The human body requires a broad range of essential and nonessential nutrients for general health and well-being, each of which has a specific function. Essential nutrients are ones that the body cannot manufacture or are produced in limited amounts; therefore, they must be obtained from the diet. These include carbohydrates, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and water.
Vitamins are essential organic (carbon-containing) nutrients that are found in food, and they contribute to good health by regulating metabolism and assisting in the biochemical processes that release energy from digested food. They are classified as either fat- or water-soluble. The fat-soluble vitamins include A, D, E and K. The water-soluble vitamins include thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, folate, B12, biotin, pantothenic acid and vitamin C (ascorbic acid). With the exception of B12, water-soluble vitamins are stored in the body in limited amounts and are excreted within one to four days; therefore, they must be replenished on a daily basis. Fat-soluble vitamins; however, are stored in the body's adipose tissues and liver.
Dietary minerals make up 60-80% of all the inorganic (noncarbon-containing) material in the body and fall into two categories: macrominerals and microminerals. There are seven macrominerals Ð also known as major or bulk minerals: calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and sulfur. They are present in virtually every cell in the body. In fact, the human body needs at least 100 milligrams (mg) of each every day Ð just for normal functioning and well-being. Microminerals, commonly called trace minerals, are required in smaller quantities Ð typically less than 100 mg per day. Still, some are considered “essential” for good nutrition. Essential microminerals include chromium, copper, fluoride, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium and zinc. Dietary minerals serve a life sustaining function by helping the body operate properly and remain strong. Minerals not only build skeletal and soft tissues, they also regulate processes Ð such as heartbeat, normal blood clotting, internal fluid pressure, nerve reactions, impulse transmissions, muscle contractions, oxygen transport, acid-base balance to keep the body pH neutral, and enzyme and hormone systems.
In today's fast-paced world, many individuals rely on fast food and a not-so-well-balanced nutritious diet. Therefore, most people do not get the daily recommended allowance of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that are required for optimal health and wellness. Both vitamins and minerals are fundamental in the growth, development, metabolism, maintenance and repair of tissues, coenzyme systems and general ongoing health. Multiple vitamin and mineral formulas help to bridge the nutrient gap in daily diets. So, no matter one's activity level, dietary habits, age, gender or health status, supplementing the diet with a multiple vitamin and mineral formula can provide benefits that the whole body can utilize