Key Products for Women's Health

by Darlyn Britt


Many women will face interesting health challenges in their lives. Some of these challenges respond well to natural supplements. We've spotlighted six products for women's health.

1. Natural Changes
The female body is a dynamic machine, constantly changing throughout life. In their fifth decade of life, most women will encounter physical and emotional changes. Their nutritional needs also change to reflect shortages that naturally occur. Finding balance is the key.

Natural Changes is a pack of supplements that provides essential nutrients for the maturing female body. It is composed of five NSP formulas:

C-X provides herbal support for the reproductive glands of mature women. (2 capsules)
Wild Yam & Chaste Tree nourishes the female reproductive system. (1 capsule)
Super GLA provides a generous amount of essential omega-6 fatty acids, which can be converted into eicosanoids-hormone-like compounds that regulate many important bodily functions and processes, including heart health, already-normal range blood pressure maintenance and hormonal responses. (1 softgel)
Skeletal Strength® contains minerals and other building blocks the body can use to manufacture bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and skin. These nutrients counteract many of the forces that rob the structural system of strength and flexibility. (1 tablet)
Nutri-Calm® supports the nervous system under stress, by providing generous amounts of B-vitamins in a base of herbs known to support optimal nervous system health. (1 tablet)

Natural Changes supports the female glandular system, helps the mature female body balance hormones, provides essential nutrients for the structural system and aids the body under stress. Don't overlook these products for women's health.

2. Flash-Ease
This formula contains black cohosh, an herb known for its support of the mature woman's body. Flash-Ease is a timed-release formula, providing natural support all day or all night long. The noted Chinese herb dong quai enhances this formula, as it too provides glandular system support for women.

3. Female Comfort
Female Comfort is a unique herbal formulation that supports a woman's reproductive system. It combines 10 herbs known for their benefits to the female body. For example, red raspberry leaves nutritionally support the entire female reproductive system.

Blessed thistle is regarded as important for female reproductive organs. Marshmallow root is beneficial to the urinary system.  Black cohosh root is used by many women during and after menopause and is known to aid the structural and muscular systems.  Dong quai root benefits the circulatory, nervous and immune systems. It is also known to aid muscle, joint and skin elements of the structural system.  Female Comfort also contains ginger rhizome, licorice root and Queen of the Meadow leaves.

4. Cranberry & Buchu Concentrate
Cranberry is more than just a Thanksgiving dinner garnish. It provides powerful support for a healthy urinary tract. Studies show that cranberry juice contains substances that support urinary tract health. Buchu herb has a powerful aroma, not unlike camphor, that makes it beneficial for urinary system health.

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5. Breast Assured
Every woman is concerned with breast health, and most women have a friend or family member who has dealt with breast health issues.

NSP Breast Assured is a blend of herbs and nutrients that support and protect the female reproductive system, including the breasts. The active compounds and metabolites that compose this formula act as antioxidants, help block estrogen receptors and boost immune stimulation. Breast Assured also supports a balanced hormonal profile and may improve the menopausal experience for some women experiencing normal physical and emotional changes.

Key ingredients include flax seed meal (promotes a healthy balance of estrogen levels in the body), ellagic acid from pomegranate fruit (shown to have chemo-protective properties) and maitake mushroom (stimulates immune system activity). Also contains calcium glucarate, kudzu root extract and lutein.

6. Super GLA
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) provides support to the female glandular system, particularly before menstruation. Super GLA combines three oils: evening primrose, black currant and borage to provide generous amounts of essential omega-6 fatty acids. In the body, these can be converted into eicosanoids. Three important eicosanoids include prostaglandins, thromboxanes and leukotrienes. This group of hormone-like compounds regulates many important bodily functions and processes and may affect circulatory system health, skin and joint health, and immunity and nerve function. Super GLA provides nutritional support to the female reproductive system, particularly before menstruation when normal conditions of mild mood changes, breast tenderness, cramps and swelling can occur. Provides 130 mg of gamma-linolenic acid per capsule.