Butterflies symbolize change, hope and transformation.
As a woman in my late 50s, I want to feel and look like I am in my 30s; ok, well, maybe my 40s. Giggle.
I understand that due to my poor diet as a young child and teenager, I did not get as many vitamins as I should have. And the little red or yellow vitamin pill mom gave me properly got pooped right out of me and did not absorb. If you grew up in the 60s or 70s, you know what vitamins I am talking about.
The red one was for most days, and the yellow one had an iron for those days I was on my period.
As I studied the best vitamins for women, I started to feel like I could conquer anything if I had the proper nutrients. Some vitamins can give you energy; others will provide you with strong legs so you can be active; other vitamins will keep you focused when you have long work days and need to be sharp-minded; other vitamins for women will help you stay happy, calm, and collected. Or should I prevent you from getting frazzled and emotional and feeling like crying at times?
The best vitamins for women should start with Bs.
True Story: My first day working in the field of nutrition was brutal. I worked in a hectic vitamin store and could not even take a pee break without the boss getting mad at me. I worked 8 hours straight with ok, a few bathroom sneak aways when she wasn’t looking. After the 8-hour shift, a coworker looked at me, tossed a bottle of Bs my way, and said, ” Try these; you will be amazed how much more energy, focus, and joy you will have when you take them.
The next day, I had an 8-hour shift. I took a B complex with breakfast, and another B complex in the bathroom during a quick pee break, and man, did I feel amazing. I was jumping around the store, talking to all the customers, and having a blast. When I got home, I could not believe I did not crash – I went out on the town. Hm….there was something to this.
Around the same time, this was the 1990s; my hair was very thin, dull, and breaking easily, and it did not make me feel pretty. I asked the same coworker for help, and she said to try some minerals this time. So I bought a mineral complex, took them with my new B vitamins, and my hair started getting thicker and stronger.
I had no idea how much taking specific vitamins could help me feel and look better. But then I did have to think about my diet and how my diet was low in vitamins. Yes, I worked in a vitamin store, but I did not grow up with a healthy diet; I had to re-learn how to eat.
Jumping ahead 30 years to now being a holistic nutritionist and having a private practice, I love to teach about the best vitamins for women to take to feel and look their best.
I have one secret vitamin I use when I mess up and eat something I shouldn’t, like dairy. Yes, even this nutritionist loves dairy, but it doesn’t love me. So, when I cheat and eat dairy, I usually wake up with an uh oh on my face. Yes, a blemish.
But I don’t want a blemish on my face. Who does? So I take a few extra zinc pills, and it clears up quickly. Zinc is my favorite mineral to talk about. It is probably #2 on my best vitamins for women list. Zinc deficiency can lead to all sorts of troublesome skin conditions for us, like acne, rashes, slow wound healing, and eczema, to name just a few.
The next vitamin I love to talk about is folate. It is my good mood vitamin, and so many women that are a bit cranky, moody, or blue are low in this vital B vitamin. Folate has much to do with heart disease prevention, too, so it is definitely on my top list of the best vitamins for women. Face it, life can be hard at times, and anything to put us in a good mood is good.
Besides zinc, the best vitamins for women and our immune system is D3. Not D2, which is in the prescriptions and fortified in foods. We need the humankind of D, called D3.
When I started working in my clinic, I began to get sick more often because people would come into my clinic with everything, and I had to protect my immune system. Most of the time, I was ok, but once a year, the overload of viruses, bacteria, and infections people had would land on me, and I would get sick too. It happens.
But when I used vitamin d3 daily at 10,000 IU a day, the sicknesses went way down, and my energy went way up. Super cool. Vitamin D has a significant side effect; it also improves the skin, so it is another nutrient on my best vitamins for women list.
Over the years, I wondered if every woman needed the same vitamins. The answer was a clear No way. We are all women, but each woman is their own person. For instance, I may need 2 B complexes a day; my sister may need three, and my neighbor none. How could I figure it out and only suggest to each client what their body needed?
I met a rep from a lab that is clia certified, and she explained all the different ways to test for vitamin deficiency – which ones were accurate and which were not. Whole blood is the most stable of all the ways to test for vitamin levels. Saliva and finger prick are just not as stable, especially during transport. Plus, whole blood tests the WBC levels of vitamins, which tells you the functionality of each of your vitamins – static tests from other labs only tell you what is floating around in your blood – we need more helpful information.
So, to discover the best vitamins for women to take …………you need to be extra smart and test your blood first. I have found the best micronutrient test and use it almost daily in my practice. My clients love it. I do one on myself every two years or so.
WHAT YOU CAN DO NEXT.
Take a look at the page the link goes to; there is a full-color sample on it to show you all it tests for – it is super helpful and amazing.
The only state I cannot receive orders from is NY.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER AN ORDER IS PLACED?
Once the order is placed, my office will email you a list of nearby facilities to draw the blood. We can also arrange for someone to come to your home or office.
We will email you the order form – paperwork and MAIL you the test kit. You have to remember to put them together. The technician will mail the paperwork and the test kit with the blood sample to our lab.
Results can take 3-4 weeks, and they are emailed to you with a personalized protocol written by me, so you know precisely which vitamin deficiencies you have and what your body needs to function better.
We offer free email Q & A and quick phone calls.
We are here to help you feel your healthiest.
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Hey! I’m Alane Stieglitz-Wincek. I grew up on sugar and plenty of junk food and had no clue how my diet effected my health.
I changed my life and have worked as a holistic nutritionist and naturopath, for over the last 30 years. I help people get healthy, fit and lean, find hormone happiness and recover from all sorts health challenges.
Obsessed With: my family, my dog, my clients, loving life, and living it to the fullest! I love helping my clients find the fastest way to lose weight for women!