Bluebonnet Nutrition Targeted Multiples Age-Less Choice for Women 50+
As women age, they are often concerned about maintaining their vitality and health of their aging bodies so that they can be active with their kids and grandkids well into their senior years. Providing the right nutrients to counteract the negative effects of aging is typically their number one goal. So, in addition to supplying complete nutritional support for women in their prime, the nutritional scientists at Bluebonnet have incorporated pomegranate, tomato extract and coenzyme Q10 into this innovative multiple for women 50+ to help support her aging heart. Plus, as women mature, the ravaging effects of free radicals caused by stress, pollution, smoking, drinking and processed fast foods over a lifetime become more apparent, which is why the popular and potent antioxidants, vitamins C, E and beta-carotene, as well as a special blend of turmeric, elderberry, marigold, green, white and black tea extracts have been integrated into this unique multiple formula. In addition, glucosamine, MSM and Perluxan™ hops extract were included to help maintain the fluidity of motion and the normal rate of repair of healthy joints, as well as acetyl-L-carnitine, ginkgo biloba extract and phosphatidylserine to maintain healthy brain function. Lastly, extracts from dong quai, black cohosh, red clover and flax lignans were incorporated to help mediate hormonal health issues as these women gracefully transition into their prime.
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