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18
JUL

Iron Supplementation Benefits Physical Performance

Filed Under: Vitamins and Minerals,Women's Health at 12:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

A recent study suggests that iron supplementation may provide physical performance benefits. Previous studies have suggested that iron deficiency impairs physical exercise performance but this new research focused on iron deficiency and anemia in women of reproductive age (WRA).

Published in the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, this study performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the effect of iron supplementation compared with control on exercise performance in WRA. Randomized controlled trials measured exercise outcomes in WRA and compared the results of individuals taking daily oral iron supplementation versus the ones not taking it. The results were quite impressive. Iron supplementation improved both maximal exercise performance, demonstrated by an increase in maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max), and submaximal exercise performance, demonstrated by a lower heart rate. Daily iron supplementation significantly helped to prevent and treat iron deficiency in the group.

Iron is an essential mineral found in many foods but women may require supplementation particularly during pregnancy, when the amount of iron needed by the body needs nearly doubles. Iron is needed to make hemoglobin, a protein in your body, which helps carry oxygen to your cells. When you are pregnant the volume of blood in your body also increases by about 50%, requiring more hemoglobin to meet these requirements.

Many women have low iron levels even before they become pregnant.  The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have estimated that young minority women are at the highest risk of being iron deficient.  As pregnancy continues, normal hematocrit and hemoglobin values will also decrease during the second and third trimester because of hemodilution increasing the risk of becoming anemic. Exercising during pregnancy is very important to maintain good health but women must ensure that iron intake can support the higher required levels as well as the amount needed for physical activity.

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26
MAY

What’s New? Harmonic Innerprizes

Filed Under: Supplements,Women's Health at 2:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another premium brand of supplements to our customers: Harmonic Innerprizes.

Harmonic Innerprizes offers a unique line of products to make a significant difference on people’s lives. Established in 1995, the company has pioneered the new science of monatomic elements (ORMES) that was discovered by David Hudson a few years earlier. This research led to the study of electromagnetics and how the electromagnetics of substances affected the electromagnetics of the body and how the health and vitality of the body is influenced by electromagnetic frequencies.

Harmonic Innerprizes discovered that you can positively influence the health of the body, the thoughts of the brain, and the feelings of the emotions by infusing it with the energy from minerals, botanicals, and nutraceuticals that have been energetically balanced. The company concluded that the health of the body is more influenced by belief systems than imperfect diets or the quality of drinking water. Harmonic Innerprizes believes that anything physical was created from energy and by reconnecting with that energy optimal health can be achieved. By optimal health, it means balance and harmony permeating mind, body and spirit because you simply will not have a healthy body unless the mind is focused on the positive and the emotions are proactive and not reactive.

Harmonic Innerprizes Etherium dietary supplements are trace elements that contain significant amounts of natural monatomic minerals to enhance the body’s electromagnetic systems that increase the mind, body, spirit connections. These products have the ability to invigorate the senses and broaden your perceptions, resulting in higher states of consciousness and a spiritual transformation.

You can save even more on all Harmonic Innerprizes supplements at Lucky Vitamin.com. Just enter promo code MAY14NEWY10 to save an extra 10% on all items of this new brand.

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20
MAY

Supplements to Reduce PMS Symptoms

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Supplements,Women's Health at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

It’s that time of the month again. Aunt Flo rears her ugly head in the form of bloating, mood swings, cramping and a boatload of other annoying symptoms. This period of emotional imbalance is known as premenstrual syndrome. PMS symptoms are a lot more common than you think. In fact, around 80% of women will experience at least one PMS symptom in each cycle. Luckily, there’s something out there that can bring relief when PMS symptoms start.

Super Nutrition offers three formulations that can reduce PMS symptoms including Simply One Women, Women’s Blend and Anti-aging Potency. All of these formulations contain vital nutrients that have been scientifically proven to reduce PMS discomfort.

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), naturally present in many foods, can reduce PMS symptoms, including moodiness, irritability. In a recent study of 630 women, 100 mg to 150 mg of supplemental vitamin B6 reduced PMS in about 66% of the women, and 160 mg to 200 mg of Vitamin B6 reduced PMS in about 79% of the women.

Vitamin D

There is some evidence that getting more vitamin D from the diet might help to prevent PMS or reduce symptoms. Another study revealed women who received took 706 IU/day of vitamin D per had 41% less PMS symptoms than those who received 112IU/day.

Vitex (Chaste Tree Berry) 

Vitex is sometimes called “the women’s herb.” It is used for menstrual cycle irregularities, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), a more severe form of PMS called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and symptoms of menopause. Please take into consideration it should not be taken with the pill as it may increase the side effects and decrease its effectiveness.

Magnesium

The mineral magnesium, found naturally in food and available in supplements, has showing good preliminary results for PMS. When taking magnesium at 200 and 360 mg per day reduced symptoms including weight gain, fluid retention, swelling of extremities, breast tenderness and abdominal bloating.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is very helpful to women. It provides relief from hot flashes, cramps, and menstrual pain. It has a primary function as an antioxidant, protecting cell membranes, active enzyme sites and DNA.

Every woman with PMS suffers a different set of physical and emotional symptoms. It’s good to know that help is here from Super Nutrition!

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2
MAY

Vitamins During Pregnancy

Filed Under: Baby and Child Health,Vitamins and Minerals,Women's Health at 4:02 pm | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

Pregnancy is one of the most talked about terms in medicine. Making sure that both the mother and fetus stay healthy throughout the pregnancy is very important.  A balanced diet is the best way for your baby to receive nutrients during the pregnancy. Vitamins should only be used to ensure you are receiving the proper amount of nutrients and should not in any way replace a healthy diet.   A healthy diet is one that consists of a variety of vegetables, fruits, proteins, and fats. Calories are very important for pregnant women during pregnancy. They provide energy, aid in the expansion of red blood cells, as well as aid in the growth of the uterus and breasts. I’m going to discuss some of the supplements and why they are important for you and your growing baby.

  1. The majority of the vitamins and the dosage needed can be found in a good prenatal multivitamin.
    1. Vitamin A – Important for reproduction, healthy skin, and promoting normal vision.  Recommended dose 2,500-5,000 IU/day.
    2. Vitamin C – Aids in the absorption of iron.
    3. Vitamin D – Vital in the development of fetal teeth and bone as well as necessary for metabolism of calcium and phosphorus. Recommended dose 400 IU/day.
    4. Vitamin E – A very potent antioxidant that helps in maintaining cell integrity. Recommended dose 200-800 IU/day.
    5. Vitamin K – Aids in the prevention of neonatal hemorrhage. Recommended dose not established.
    6. B6–Prevents morning sickness, preeclampsia, and diabetes.
    7. B12 – Functions in protein metabolism and DNA synthesis.
  2. Minerals are also important throughout your pregnancy.
    1. Iron- Statuses decline during pregnancy because the fetus consumes what maternal iron is stored.  It is important that mom consults with her healthcare practitioner for the amount of iron she should be taking to help prevent anemia and other iron deficiency conditions.
    2. Folic acid-Helps prevent neural tube defects and low birth weight infants. It also prevents megaloblastic anemia and increases protein effectiveness in the body. Recommended dose 400-800 micrograms/day.
    3. Calcium- Another mineral important to supplement during pregnancy as it has been found to increase bone mineral density in offspring. Recommended dose between 900-1200mg/day.
    4. Zinc-Necessary for DNA and protein synthesis as well as for the prevention of congenital malformations. Recommended dose 15mg/day.

 

  1. Besides vitamins and minerals, Omega 3 acids such as DHA, play a vital role in the development of the brain, central nervous system, and visual system.  Fetuses rely on DHA from their mother so it is imperative that the mother has adequate intake in her diet and supplements. Recommended dosage 200-300mg/day.
  2. Choline is an essential nutrient needed for proper brain development. Studies have shown that high choline diets during pregnancy resulted in improved cognitive function in offspring. Recommended dose around 450mg/day.
  3. Probiotics have shown to reduce the risk of allergies and eczema in offspring during pregnancy. These are also important because infants are born with a sterile intestinal tract. The mother’s flora is needed to build the intestinal flora of the baby.

 

 

All supplements should be prescribed by your healthcare provider or under direct supervision of a healthcare provider. These dosages are only recommendations and are not in any way meant to replace any dosage prescribed by your doctor. Please consult your healthcare provider before changing or including supplements in your daily routine.

 

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13
APR

Aging: Keep the Good & Reverse The Bad

Filed Under: Men's Health,Vitamins and Minerals,Women's Health at 8:45 am | By: Kim McCorkell, Senior Editor

Did you know if you live until 2050, some scientists believe you may not need to get older?

Granted, there are wonderful things about aging: wisdom, experience, lasting friendships or retirement (even getting closer to it!). But in an ideal world, there wouldn’t be a decline in immune function, fine lines or wrinkles, memory loss and slower movement to go with it. Luckily for us, it may not have to.

New science has profoundly expanded our understanding of what’s possible in human wellness and anti-aging. Optimal anti-aging potencies have been discovered to help prevent premature aging – and in some cases reverse it*. SuperNutrition has capitalized on these discoveries and released a new line of multivitamins specifically formulated for cell protection and rejuvenation, to help put an end premature aging.

SuperNutrition’s AntiAging Potency Multivitamins for Men and Women contain the world’s highest anti-aging potencies. These radically different multivitamins are based on published scientific studies that have determined the potencies that provide optimum anti-aging effects*.  They contain:

  • Research-level potencies of eleven bone-building nutrients
  • Hair, skin & nail support (for women)
  • Folic acid, vitamins E, C, B6 and selenium to support heart health
  • Vitamins for immune support including D3, real retinol vitamin A and zinc
  • An effective balance of stress reducing, energy enhancing B vitamins

Keep the wisdom and gain the energy. For a limited time, shop SuperNutrition at LuckyVitamin.com up to 50% off retail prices. Take advantage of our incredible savings today and try SuperNutrition’s AntiAging Potency Multivitamin for Men or Women!

*To read more, visit SuperNutritionUSA.com/science.php to access an extensive database of scientific abstracts.

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26
DEC

Lucky Vitamin Presents: Optimal Blend For Dynamic Women

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Diet & Weight Loss,Women's Health at 6:01 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is pleased to announce a new line of products from Olympian Labs, Inc. For over 20 years, OL has been a trusted supplement company with a proven track record of success. They pride themselves on innovative vitamin, supplement and sports nutrition formulations, as well as, potency and the highest quality ingredients.   We are excited to introduce OL’s new line: Optimal Blend for Dynamic Women. It’s designed to support women’s health, wellness and graceful aging.

The new line includes exciting and effective anti-aging products such as Biocell Collagen®, Skin Support Supplement and Ageless that contain natural nutrients that work from the inside-out at the cellular level to improve the appearance of skin, repair cells and restore youthfulness. With the stress of daily life, environmental contaminants and lack of proper nutrition, it is never too early to properly care for your skin. Additionally, the product line contains weight loss and stress products that help accelerate weight loss, reduce appetite, overeating tendencies, and speed metabolism. Other general health products that address digestive, bone, urinary tract health, energy and hormonal balance are also sold by the company as well.

Since their beginning, the Olympian Labs mission has been to create the world’s most effective and advanced line of supplements to improve the quality of life. They have conducted extensive research and development and partnered with leading naturopathic institutes and physicians to develop cutting- edge formulations that support health, age management and performance. Olympian Labs is cGMP and NSF certified. Click here to view the Optimal Blend for Dynamic Women line.

 

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16
JUL

The Nausea Of Pregnancy

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Herbs,Homeopathy,Women's Health at 11:50 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

Did you know that approximately 80% of pregnant women experience nausea during the first trimester of pregnancy?  The term most people use to associate with the nausea of pregnancy is “morning sickness.” However these symptoms can strike at any time and, for most women, last all day long. Doctors and scientists are not sure what causes nausea during pregnancy.  Anti-emetic drugs can be used to help with nausea but are often times limited due to risk of birth defects.  So today we are going to look at some alternatives to help treat the nausea associated with pregnancy.

Common dietary recommendations include eating small, frequent meals and avoiding spicy, fatty foods. It is also recommended to avoid foods and smells that cause nausea. One study found that high protein meals were more effective at preventing nausea then high carbohydrates or high fat meals.  Let’s look at some other alternatives besides dietary changes to help combat the nausea.

Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale) has anti-nausea and antiemetic effects and has been used successfully help combat nausea associated with chemotherapy and other drugs, motion sickness and postoperative nausea.  There have been at least 4 randomized controlled trials that have found Ginger powder or extract to be an effective treatment for the nausea of vomiting associated with pregnancy.

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) has also been found to be as effective as ginger in the treatment of nausea.  In uncontrolled trials, 75% to nearly 100% of women experienced marked improvement or complete relief of symptoms after taking Vitamin B6.  Another useful modality for nausea is homoepathy. A common homeopathic remedy for morning sickness is Sepia Oficinalis. The characteristic symptoms of Sepia are nausea first thing in morning or from the smell of food/odors, a sick feeling in the stomach and nausea that is soothed from eating.

Some experts are unsure whether pharmaceutical drugs are safe during pregnancy. So try some of these safe and effective alternatives to helping combat your nausea associated with pregnancy.

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14
MAY

AM/PM Menopause Formula

Filed Under: Women's Health at 6:07 pm | By: Kim McCorkell, Senior Editor

What is menopause?
The term “menopause” describes the phase of life each woman experiences when her body stops menstruating. This marks the end of her child-bearing years as her ovaries naturally stop releasing eggs and producing most of their estrogen.

When does menopause occur?
For most women, menopause happens around the age of 51. However, every woman’s body is different. Some stop menstruating in their mid-40s, while others continue well into their 50s.

What are the symptoms of menopause?
Most menopausal women experience the following symptoms as their bodies produce less estrogen:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Occasional sleeplessness
  • Energy and weight fluctuations
  • Mood swings and irritability

Natural relief with AM/PM Menopause Formula
Because many women are uncomfortable with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) as a treatment for menopausal symptoms, Enzymatic Therapy® has developed a safe, natural, hormone-free solution that effectively provides 24-hour relief.*

AM/PM Menopause Formula is a unique dietary supplement that actually contains two different formulas inside the same box that separately address daytime (AM) and nighttime (PM) symptoms of menopause.*

  • AM Formula (white tablet): Taken in the morning, this formula contains Panax Ginseng root and Green Tea leaf extracts to provide daytime energy and support breast health.*
  • PM Formula (purple tablet): Taken before bedtime, this formula contains Valerian root and Hops flower extracts, plus L-Theanine, to help you fall asleep                        naturally with no morning grogginess.*

Both formulas also contain a clinical dose of Black Cohosh extract to provide natural support and relief from hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and irritability.*

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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23
APR

Iron May Prevent PMS

Filed Under: Vitamins and Minerals,Women's Health at 12:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

A new study published by the American Journal of Epidemiology found that women with a higher iron intake had about a 35% lower risk of being diagnosed with premenstrual syndrome PMS than women who had a lowest iron intake. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst compared the mineral intakes from food as well as supplements for nearly 1,060 women, ages 25 to 42, who had been diagnosed with PMS against those of 1,970 women who had few PMS symptoms.

After evaluating data, researchers concluded that iron supplements may ease the severity of PMS symptoms. PMS affects anywhere from 8 to 15 percent of women during their childbearing years and is characterized by physical and emotional symptoms ranging from breast tenderness and food cravings to fatigue and moodiness.

However, not all forms of dietary iron are the same. It was primarily the iron found in plant foods and in supplements that reduced a woman’s chances of developing PMS, while iron coming from animal sources did not have the same effect. Additionally the same study found that an intake of more than 15 milligrams a day from zinc supplements, not from food sources, was associated with a lower risk of PMS. Recommend daily intake for women experiencing PMS symptoms are 18 mg a day of iron and 8 mg a day of zinc.

 

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21
APR

Preconception Health

Filed Under: Baby and Child Health,Women's Health at 10:00 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

Preconception health refers to the health of women before they become pregnant.

Did you know 40 to 50 percent of pregnancies are unintended? Many women have their first visit for prenatal care at eight weeks of pregnancy or later, yet the period of time before the first prenatal visit carries the most risk to fetal development. This is why it is recommended that you start your preconception health before you even start trying to become pregnant. It is recommended that women and men should prepare for pregnancy at least three months before getting pregnant.

One of the most highly recommended products for women to do for their preconception health is a prenatal vitamin. Make sure that your prenatal supplement contains at least 400 -800mcg of folic acid; this is to help prevent against neural tube defects like spina bifida.  Other vitamins and minerals such as iron and calcium are also vital for fetal growth and development. Also remember to be sure your health care provider is aware of the supplements that you are taking.

A study on prenatal Omega-3 fatty acids reveled that adequate intake of omega 3 fatty acids docasehexaenoic (DHA) acid and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) can increase gestation length and improve infant cognitive and visual performance. Adequate levels of Omega-3 fatty acids have also been shown to reduce the incidence of preterm birth in some populations.

Another beneficial step in your preconception health may be starting a detox or cleanse. A preconception detox is a way to give some rest to your overworked organs; to ease the labor of removing toxins from the foods we eat, the xenoestrogens in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the denatured soil on our farms. You may also want include starting an exercise program into your preconception checklist. It is recommended that you only exercise during pregnancy as long as you had started a program before you became pregnant. Exercise increases your metabolism as well is a great way to aid in detoxification.

Before you become pregnant, it is recommended you also stop drinking alcohol and smoking. If you have a medical condition, be sure it is under control. Some conditions that can affect pregnancy or be affected by it include asthma, diabetes, oral health, obesity and epilepsy. Also avoid contact with toxic substances or materials that could cause infections at work and at home. Also stay away from chemicals and cat or rodent feces before and during your pregnancy. You may also want to talk to your doctor about any over the counter medications that you are using. These include dietary and or herbal supplements.

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26
MAR

Folic Acid May Help Reduce Risk of Autism

Filed Under: Baby and Child Health,Women's Health at 1:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

A new study says that mothers taking supplements containing folic acid at the time of conception and in the early months of pregnancy may cut in half the risk of autism.

The study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association followed 85,176 children born in Norway. Only 114, or 0.13%, of those children had autistic disorder but 0.2% of the children whose mothers did not take folic acid had autism, compared to 0.1% of the children of mothers who took the vitamin in pill form. Women who took folic acid supplements before and early in pregnancy were 39% less likely to have autistic children. Stated differently, of every 10 children who would have become autistic without the folic acid supplements, 6 would be autistic with them.

“This is important because this is something women can do to reduce the risk of autism,” says Alycia Halladay, Senior Director of Clinical and Environmental Sciences at Autism Speaks. Folic acid supplementation is already recommended to prevent neural tube defects, which are often severe malformations of the brain. Pal Suren, the lead author of the Norwegian study, says that no adjustments for parental age or other factors seemed to make a big difference in the size of the effect.

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21
NOV

Lucky Vitamin Presents: GUD From Burt’s Bees

Filed Under: Personal Care,Women's Health at 12:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce GUD from Burt’s Bees products to our customers.

GUD from Burt’s Bees is what happens when a few like-minded people decide to make a line of personal care products to make other people smile.

GUD comes from the imagination of Burt’s Bees and is a novel and extrasensory approach to natural beauty created for the of-the-moment woman. GUD offers amazing fragrances in guilt-free formulas and packaging for an all-around good vibe. Just like Burt’s Bees products, GUD products contain no parabens, no phthalates, no petrochemicals and are never tested on animals.

GUD is not only good-smelling and fun, but also 97% natural. GUD was created for women everywhere to be able to enjoy amazing smelling natural personal care products that will leave you looking, smelling and feeling great. GUD believes that all people deserve to have the highest quality and standard of living possible. The company takes the commitment to social responsibility very seriously with multiple efforts and financial contributions making a difference in the community and around the world. GUD believe everyone must respect and care for all living creatures and be a positive force within the community. GUD has established The Greater Good Foundation and will continue to support like-minded organizations that are also focused on being a powerful force for nurturing the well-being of others.

Lucky Vitamin is now offering free shipping on all GUD from Burt’s Bees items. Just enter promotion code GUDSHIP at checkout for free standard shipping or savings equivalent to $5.95 off (cost of standard shipping). A $25 minimum purchase of GUD from Burt’s Bees products is required.

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20
JUL

Lucky Vitamin Presents: Belli

Filed Under: Women's Health at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

A specialty skin care line for expecting moms, new moms, and baby has arrived. Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce Belli skincare products to our customers.

Belli skincare is proud to be the only skincare company in the world to conduct teratology screening to guard against any ingredients linked to birth defects or other problems with pregnancy. The company searches through over 16 million medical research articles in over 5000 international journals and continuing to use the safest ingredients possible for this delicate time in a woman’s life.

Giving birth to your baby is so much more than a physical act. It’s a life-altering experience, full of emotion, beauty and meaning. For expectant and new mothers, it’s also a time of uncertainty, with a changing body, unique skin care issues, a new baby to care for, and heightened safety concerns.

Belli skincare supports expectant and new mothers through this changing time by providing soothing, balanced skin products that pamper and protect.

Belli offers three different premium collections: Belli Pregnancy, Belli Motherhood and Belli Baby. Each line addresses the specific needs of each stage, with thoughtful attention to the safest formulations.

Belli Motherhood is LactMed screened to avoid ingredients linked to harmful effects during breastfeeding and Belli Baby is screened for xenoestrogens, chemicals which can act like hormones that interfere with normal development of the reproductive system.  So no matter which Belli products you use, you can have peace of mind erring on the side of caution.

At Lucky Vitamin, you can get free shipping on all Belli items. Just enter promotion code: BELLISHIP at checkout for free standard shipping, with savings equivalent to $5.95 off (cost of standard shipping). A $50 minimum purchase of Belli products is required.

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13
SEP

Hot Flashes? Try Black Cohosh

Filed Under: Women's Health at 4:05 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Women often debate whether or not black cohosh supplements can reduce hot flashes, but this incredible herb is still unknown to many people. Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa) is a wild plant found throughout the eastern United States and Canada. Generally used in herbal remedies for muscle pain and gynecologic conditions, black cohosh was used by Native Americans to treat gynecological and other disorders, including sore throats, kidney problems, and depression.

Today, black cohosh supplements are used to treat symptoms associated with menopause but it can also help with premenstrual tension and menstrual cramps. Recent studies have shown that black cohosh reduces hot flashes in 35 percent of cases. Moreover, many women have been taken the herb regularly without reporting adverse health effects.  So, if 35 percent of users get relief from hot flashes and supplements are safe to be taken, you have nothing to lose.

Black cohosh acts as an antispasmodic to muscles, nerves, and blood vessels and as a muscle anti-inflammatory. It contains the anti-inflammatory salicylic acid, the base for the active ingredient in aspirin, among several other constituents such as triterpene glycosides, isoflavones, aromatic acids, tannins, resins, fatty acids, starches, and sugars.

Black cohosh seems particularly effective for uterine cramps and muscle pain caused by nervous tension, as well as pains accompanied by stiffness, soreness, and tight sensations or contractions. Additionally, black cohosh supplements may relax the uterus, especially when tension is caused by anxiety.
Women taking black cohosh supplements on a regular basis have experienced decreased night sweats, improved sleep, and less nervous tension during the day.

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18
SEP

It’s Never Nothing

Filed Under: Women's Health at 10:54 am | By: Susan Coyle, Contributing Columnist
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Your husband is the one at risk, not you. He is the one most likely to have a heart attack and therefore the one most likely to have cardiovascular disease. So a little bit of chest pain every once in a while doesn’t concern you. Besides, it only comes when you over-exert yourself, fading with rest. And it’s not like it’s an overwhelming, blinding pain; it’s a mild pressure, a burning ache, a discomforting heaviness – nothing to be melodramatic about.  You’ll tell your doctor if it gets more severe.

Would you like to know what he is going to tell you?

You have angina, the most common symptom of heart disease.  It is caused by a decrease of blood flow to the cardiovascular system, which prevents oxygen and vital nutrients from reaching the heart. The pain you are feeling is your body attempting to find what it needs and secure enough oxygen to continue working. When you rest it will go away, but that doesn’t mean your condition has disappeared. It’s still there. You are still at risk, regardless of whether you are male or female, regardless of whether your doctor has previously alerted you to the dangers of cardiovascular disease.

If you experience angina, see your doctor immediately. He will assess your condition, determine the causes and treat it accordingly. It’s most probable that you will be given medication and told to adjust a few of your more harmful habits. You’ll have to eat well, exercise regularly, quit smoking, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, and monitor your heart, all of which are things you should be doing anyway.

Heart disease doesn’t just affect men; it affects men and women. In fact, certain forms and symptoms, angina being one of them, are more common in women.  So don’t ignore anything. It’s not nothing. It’s something – it’s your heart, your life.

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