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The Importance of Supplements for Women

The Importance of Supplements for Women
Follicular Phase Support Bundle

Cognitive Function, Foundational Health

Anti-Inflammatory Bundle for Women

Muscle Performance, Cognitive Function, Foundational Health

Peri & Post Menopause Support Bundle

Joint Health, Bone Health, Muscle Performance, Cognitive Function, Foundational Health

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to wellness. This rings especially true when it comes to women’s health. It goes without saying that men and women differ when it comes to their respective health journeys and concerns. Unlike their male counterparts, women experience distinct nutritional and physiological differences that should be addressed to ensure long-standing healthy living.

In this explainer, we take a closer look at the key ingredients and supplements women should start incorporating in their daily routines, based on their unique health needs and goals.

The Unique Needs of Women

There are many unavoidable factors that contribute to the different stages of women’s health. This includes the impact of the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle, the use of hormonal contraceptives, and the effects of entering peri menopause and post menopause.

Follicular Phase

Those who menstruate can experience iron deficiency and inflammation during the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle. The follicular phase begins on the first day of a woman’s period and typically ends 13-14 days later when ovulation occurs. During this time, progesterone levels increase and decrease, which can lead to abrupt changes in mood. Additionally, while a Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in both genders, lower levels of this nutrient can lead to a prolonged follicular phase in women.

Hormonal Contraceptives

Although hormonal contraceptives—or birth control—are a basic right for women everywhere, there are some side effects that are less than pleasant. This may include headaches, nausea, and mood swings. "Research indicates that oral contraceptive pill users have a higher level of oxidative stress and inflammation when compared to naturally cycling women,” says Dr. Stacy Sims, a renowned female physiology expert, author, and nutrition scientist.

Peri & Post Menopause

“Two of the biggest issues that women often experience during peri menopause and post menopause are increased soft tissue injuries from chronic inflammation and brain fog,” says Dr. Sims. This emphasis on vasomotor symptoms as well as cognitive impairment are associated with this life stage, which sees a natural decrease in estrogen levels as ovarian function declines.

Product Deep-Dive

Reaching optimal wellness should always be an accessible feat. Momentous achieves this through specially made supplements that are as efficacious as they are high-quality. Here, we highlight a few standouts from our collection, which have been curated with Dr. Sims.

Follicular Phase Support Bundle

What It Does: The Follicular Phase Support Bundle helps to combat the inflammation and iron deficiency that’s prevalent during a woman’s menstrual cycle. "This bundle is designed to help improve iron absorption in the follicular phase, when hepcidin (a hormone that regulates how your body uses iron) is lowest, by further supporting a reduction in inflammation which occurs in the early follicular phase,” says Dr. Sims.

What’s Inside: Two powerhouse ingredients make up this bundle: Vitamin D3 and Omega-3. Vitamin D3 helps boost iron absorption, regulates mood, and is vital for bone health; this is key as it’s been found that a deficiency in Vitamin D is associated with a prolonged follicular phase. Omega-3 helps reduce inflammation, supports cognitive function, and helps maintain hormonal balance; it has also been found to improve mood disorders. A 2012 study also found that consistent Omega-3 supplementation can provide menstrual pain relief.

Anti-Inflammatory Bundle for Women

What It Does: Are you taking a hormonal contraceptive? You may want to consider reaching for the Anti-Inflammatory Bundle for Women, which combines three ingredients that work to combat oxidative stress from contraceptives. “This bundle helps counteract oxidative stress, with Turmeric, Vitamin D3 and Creatine all working together to support the body across all phases of hormonal contraceptive use," says Dr. Sims.

What’s Inside: Say hello to the trifecta of anti-inflammation, made possible by the inclusion of Turmeric, Creatine, and Vitamin D3. Turmeric has long been heralded as a wellness wonder thanks to the presence of antioxidant curcumin, which has been found to alleviate endometriosis symptoms and improve the appearance of healthy follicles, in animal studies. Creatine—which women store 70-80% of compared to men—boasts anti-inflammatory properties and is known to help improve strength when paired with resistance training. As previously mentioned, Vitamin D3 helps boost iron absorption, regulates mood, and is vital for bone health. Its main role in this bundle, however, is modulating the response provided by Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties.

Peri & Post Menopause Support Bundle

What It Does:  Peri & Post Menopause Support Bundle brings together four clinically proven ingredients that, when combined, help to reinforce bones and joints against menopause-driven degeneration; it also controls inflammation for smoother transitions and enhances overall vitality. “This bundle addresses increased soft tissue injuries from chronic inflammation and brain fog, plus many others, with five supplements [for peri menopause and post menopause symptoms]," shares Dr. Sims.

What’s Inside: A thoughtfully curated blend of Creatine, Turmeric, Collagen Peptides, Alpha GPC, and Vitamin D3 make up this Peri & Post Menopause Support Bundle. Creatine helps combat creatine depletion in the body; it has also been shown to improve body composition and bone mineral density in postmenopausal women, when combined with resistance training. A 2022 study found that turmeric supplementation could improve oxidative stress and inflammation in the first few years of menopause. Collagen Peptides supplementation is key for boosting the body’s natural collagen production, which is linked to healthy hair, skin, nails, and joints; the body’s most abundant protein is primarily responsible for maintaining connective tissue health. Alpha GPC, a nootropic, is clinically shown to bolster cognitive function in menopausal women. Vitamin D3 serves as a cornerstone for bone health and inflammation regulation.

Why Momentous?

Momentous is performance-obsessed. We believe in designing a daily wellness routine that works for you and your unique needs. This is done through the creation of heavily researched, scientifically proven products that put you and your health first. Our products undergo rigorous testing to ensure each one meets our high standards as they pertain to quality, efficacy, and integrity. The latter of which is demonstrated through our sought-after NSF certifications. In short, there’s something for everybody at Momentous. 

Integrating Supplements into a Woman’s Daily Routine

Supplementing your wellness regimen doesn’t need to be intimidating. The goal should always be for this welcome change in your day-to-day routine to be as seamless as possible. Luckily, Momentous makes it happen with supplements that can be taken without interrupting your plans. They’re made with women’s health and lifestyles in mind.

While we recommend taking our products consistently to see results— give it three to four weeks before experiencing noticeable differences—it is vital to consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before introducing new wellness supplements to your diet.

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