Melatonin is best known as the “sleeping hormone.” But that’s not all melatonin does for your body. Melatonin plays a role in your metabolic health, gut health, and reproductive health, and healthy aging. Here are some of the benefits of melatonin that you might not know about.
Hormones regulate our physical and emotional well-being, including our weight, energy, moods, sleep, and sex lives. Our hormones have complex relationships and exist in a delicate balance. But since women’s hormones are constantly shifting, maintaining that balance is a moving target.
Research suggests that ashwagandha can be very effective at improving our tolerance to stress and reducing its harmful effects on our health. This is good news for everyone, but it’s especially good for women. To understand why, you need to understand what stress is doing to your body.
Women in their 30s, 40s, and 50s have very different biological needs, even before you factor in your personal health goals. Let’s take a look at which vitamins and supplements are most important at different stages in your life.
Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency is a common problem worldwide, particularly for pregnant and lactating women. During pregnancy, maternal vitamin D levels progressively decline as the body's demands increase. Low vitamin D during pregnancy is linked with increased health risks for you and your baby.