Essential Female Pack, provided by Douglas Laboratories, has been specially designed to help meet the daily nutritional needs for females of all ages. This convenience pack includes essential vitamins and minerals with important antioxidants, bone supporting nutrients and multi-strain probiotics for a healthy gut and immune system.† Each pack includes Ultra Preventive 2-A-Day, QÜELL Fish Oil EPA/DHA+D, Cal-6+Mg., MultiProbiotic 4000.
Essential Female Pack includes the Ultra Preventive® 2-A-Day multivitamin/mineral. This formula contains Metafolin® L-methylfolate (5-MTHF), the naturally occurring, predominant form of folate commonly found in cells and is essential for overall health, as it participates as a cofactor in a reaction that involves the remethylation of homocysteine to methionine. Ultra Preventive® 2-A-Day also includes important phytonutrients in a proprietary blend of wild blueberry, strawberry and spinach extracts to supply active polyphenols for protection against free radical damage. Lutein, lycopene, zeaxanthin, and astaxanthin are carotenoid antioxidants for ocular health and beyond. Astanxanthin, the most powerful carotenoid sourced from algae, is increasingly popular due to its’ numerous health benefits studied such as cardiovascular, immune, and inflammatory support. † Pterostilbene, a methylated form of resveratrol is considered the next generation of resveratrol. Pterostilbene has advantages over resveratrol: superior biological activity, better oral bioavailability, and slower metabolism in the body. As another potent antioxidant, pterostilbene has been clinically studied for cardiovascular, blood sugar, cognitive and longevity support.
The essential nutrients for bone health are provided in this pack as a special chelate complex of 6 sources of calcium with magnesium and other important ingredients like boron. Among other factors, such as regular exercise, gender and race, calcium supplementation during childhood and adolescence appears to be a prerequisite for maintaining adequate bone density later in life. Calcium is particularly important for women of child bearing age and especially needed to support bone structure in postmenopausal women when the loss of estrogen production at menopause leaves bones much less protected.†
The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids continue to emerge and numerous health organizations around the world recommend adequate daily intake of EPA and DHA. Data continues to accumulate that supports EPA and DHA in cardiovascular health as well as many other areas, including neurological health, vision health, and joint health.† The omega-3 fatty acid EPA is the direct precursor for the prostaglandins, which are involved in helping to maintain the body’s normal inflammatory processes.† DHA plays a major role in the structural integrity of neuronal membranes. DHA is essential for neurological and visual development and is vital throughout pregnancy to support fetal brain growth and formation of the retina and visual cortex.† As the most abundant fatty acid in the brain, adequate amounts of DHA are needed throughout infancy and adulthood for ongoing optimal function.
Vitamin D, also known as the “sunshine vitamin” is an essential vitamin that plays many important roles in the proper functioning of the body. Vitamin D is thought to play a role in cardiovascular disease by affecting inflammatory mediators. † Vitamin D is fat-soluble, meaning it needs a fat source to be absorbed properly. Therefore, combining Vitamin D with omega-3 fatty acids may help facilitate adequate vitamin D3 absorption into the body.
Probiotics have been shown to exert a beneficial support through modification of the immune system host via the gut environment. Clinical trials also suggest that the exposure to microbes through the gastrointestinal tract powerfully shapes immune function. Lactobacillus rhamnosus is one of the most widely studied probiotics, noted and valued for its ability to survive in the harsh conditions of the digestive and urinary tracts. Studies have shown that, taken regularly, L. rhamnosus can be an effective supplement in promoting and maintaining digestive tract health. Prebiotics are carbohydrates that have short molecular chains. They function as nondigestible ingredients that can positively affect selected groups of beneficial intestinal microflora, such as lactobacillus. While probiotics merely add beneficial microflora, prebiotics affect the intestinal environment so that beneficial colonies of microflora can flourish. By aiding the beneficial microflora’s survival, pathogenic microflora can have a decreased chance of survival
Essential Female Pack is indicated for women of all ages who wish to consume the essential healthy nutrients and support immune, bone, gastrointestinal, and vaginal health.
Adults take 1 pack daily with a meal or as directed by a healthcare professional.
No adverse side effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.
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