Women’s health and beauty

Let’s feel beautiful, healthy and full of energy today and all days!

The years leading to menopause mean a real transition in the lives of women. We approach the end of our reproducing period and soon will open a new chapter. For quite a few women, this transition is hard to accept, despite the fact that it is part of all women’s lives. Some start to be slightly worried about health issues and most if not all women would like to carry on feeling beautiful, fit and young for many more years.

The natural decrease in feminine hormonal levels has an impact on health. Apart from various discomforts such as heat waves, poor sleep, irritability, this change might make us think twice about certain health issues such as osteoporosis, joint pain, cardio-vascular health, weight management, cancer etc… Even in these times of constant communication, the menopause topic remains touchy. Some women might fear to lose their appeal, to be side lined by younger ones…

Wouldn’t it rather be the precise moment to renew ourselves and to make a commitment to take care of ourselves more, often after years of maternity and/or establishing a career? Finally freed from the natural constraints of menstruation, would it be time for women to express their strength and confidence? To blossom even more with passing years? Taking steps to improve your health can provide a feeling of well-being, which will enable you to consider this period of life in a more positive manner.

To cherish one’s health, nutrition can play an important role, as well as sport, kindness toward ourselves and others and the pursuit of a passion which puts us into regular contacts with others. Women usually need to feel connected to others.

Nutrition: In order to maintain beauty and health, specific nutrition has a lot to offer.

The desire to maintain a firm skin, strong hair and nails: with hydrolysed collagen, biotin and millet.
Osteoporosis: a moderate intake of calcium (the equivalent of 2 yogurts, approximately 240 mg) as a nutritional supplement with vitamin D combined with calcium from food might be a reasonable approach. Calcium from food (mainly green vegetables and dairy products) is slowly taken into the blood stream through digestion and permits absorption into bones. A high dose of calcium (over 1 g) taken in one go seems to worry some scientists due to eventual risk of calcium deposit in the arteries, which might lead to increased cardio vascular risks.
Joints: As from the onset of menopause, specialists notice the beginning of cartilage lesions. Nutritional supplements with hydrolysed collagen, amino acids and glucosamine can help slow down this natural progression.
Nervosity, cramps, palpitations, headaches are often due to a lack of magnesium. Always see a doctor in case of palpitation.
Cholesterol levels should be under control and checked by a doctor. Beta-glucans can help to maintain a normal level of cholesterol.
Women after menopause very rarely need extra iron.
Antioxydants: oxidative stress is a factor of inflammation, but it is also considered as a cause of cancer and seems to play a role in Alzheimer’s disease as well as in other more common health issues (such as cardiovascular disease). Co-enzyme Q10, green tea, melon extract (rich in SOD-superoxyde dismutase), edelweiss, gentian are a highly complex combination of antioxidants.
Muscles : lysine, calcium and magnesium help maintain strong muscles
Fat metabolism: cholin helps to limit the storage of fat and helps to maintain liver and heart function.
For a normal blood sugar level (glycemia): chrome
Limit appetite and over eating: guar and agar-agar contribute naturally to the feeling of fullness (satiety)

It is much easier to choose a specific nutritional supplement tailored to women’s needs.

Practice kindness to yourself. Instead of constantly focussing on our flaws, we might benefit from paying more attention to our qualities. No woman is perfect (luckily!) and each one has her own unique charm.
Take care of your soul and mind: Take part in enriching activities which might be social, relaxing or spiritual. These activities can help reduce stress and anxiety and help take refocus on key values and reduce attention to our “perceived” physical flaws.
Practice sport! According to many studies, sport and exercise are very effective against depression, anxiety, support the cardio vascular system, bones and joints as well as helps to control weight. Physical exercise helps women feel better in their bodies with or without eight loss. One big source of happiness is to join an exercise group. Regular work out sessions often lay the path to strong friendships.

It is very important to learn to take care of our bodies in order to enjoy living in them!


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