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Women’s Multi general information
What is Women’s Multi used for?
Women’s Multi high strength tablets are a comprehensive nutritional supplement formulated to support health and wellbeing in women with busy active lifestyles. A balanced diet is important for providing all the essential nutrients for a healthy functioning body. However, busy lifestyles often make it difficult to meet the recommended intake of important micronutrients by diet alone. Women’s Multi is a high potency multivitamin/mineral formula that promotes healthy energy levels and reproductive care, helps reduce stress and improves emotional wellbeing.
How does Women’s Multi work?
Women’s Multi tablets contains a range of vitamins and minerals that are micronutrients, which by definition, are nutrients needed in only small amounts but are critical to ensure normal metabolism, growth and physical and mental wellbeing. Micronutrients are not made by the body and are only obtained from the diet, and a deficiency can result in serious health problems. Based on controlled studies, it has been demonstrated that vitamin/mineral supplementation may contribute to improving health, reducing risk of some chronic diseases and help fill any gaps in nutrition due to poor diet, reducing risk of micronutrient deficiency1, 2. Studies have also demonstrated that vitamins and minerals are important for normal brain function including energy metabolism and modulation of cerebral blood supply3.
Women’s Multi tablets contain a range of B vitamins, which comprise a series of eight vitamins that play an important role in cell metabolism, which in basic terms is the conversion of organic materials, like carbohydrates, into energy (catabolic reactions). They are also involved anabolic reactions which include synthesis and repair of DNA and RNA and the synthesis of neurotransmitters and other cell signalling molecules. They are also important in processes that contribute to maintaining healthy skin and muscle tone, a healthy immune and nervous system, and producing enough red blood cells, which if deficient results in anaemia. Folic acid (vitamin B9) is particularly important for reproductive care during pregnancy to promote normal development of the nervous system and to prevent neural tube defects that can occur as a result of folate deficiency. Folate levels have been also found to correlate with mood and cognitive performance4. Nicotinamide in Women’s Multi, also known as niacinamide or nicotinic acid amide, is the water-soluble, active form of vitamin B3, a precursor of essential coenzymes for numerous reactions in the body and is used to treat various skin conditions including acne and dermatitis5, 6.
Women’s Multi tablets contain calcium pantothenate, which is a form of vitamin B5 also known as pantothenic acid. It is precursor of coenzyme A and is required for various metabolic functions, including metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids.
Free radicles are produced in cells as a result of oxidation both due to normal metabolic processes and due to environmental pollutants like ozone and cigarette smoke. Unless there is a balance between antioxidants and free radicles then cell damage can result. Women’s Multi contains vitamins C and E, betacarotene and the minerals selenium and zinc which are all powerful antioxidants.
Betacarotene found in Women’s Multi tablets is member of the plant flavonoid group of nutrients, which are known for their contribution to the vibrant colour of food and for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory health benefits7. Betacarotene is the orange pigment found in many fruits and vegetables and is also a precursor for Vitamin A (retinol) being converted into vitamin A in the intestines. Vitamin A plays a vital role in vision, and deficiency can cause blindness. It is also important for growth and development, and maintaining a healthy immune system.
Hesperidin in Women’s Multi tablets is a phytoflavonoid glycoside (containing a sugar group) commonly found in citrus fruits, particularly oranges, and is metabolised to produce the aglycoside (without the sugar group) hesperitin. Both hesperidin and hesperitin are thought to have several biological properties including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial8, 9, 10.
d-a-Tocopheryl Acid Succinate is a natural source of vitamin E, which is another powerful antioxidant and is also involved in key metabolic processes including regulating enzymes like protein kinase that is plays a role in smooth muscle growth and lipid metabolism.
Essential micronutrients include minerals. Magnesium is a mineral needed as a catalyst for many enzyme systems involved in biochemical reactions throughout the body and is retained by most cells of the body with 50% found in bone. It helps maintain normal function of muscles, nerves and the immune system; helps regulate blood sugar levels and blood pressure, keeps bones strong and is involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. Zinc is another mineral that is essential for many aspects of cell metabolism and is particularly important for wound healing, normal brain function and male prostate gland function. Selenium and Zinc are also antioxidants. A deficiency in essential vitamins and minerals can contribute to a variety of problems and illnesses.
Calcium balance in the body is strictly regulated and the bones and teeth act as reservoirs for calcium, which is essential for building and maintaining bone strength. Calcium is also important in nerve transmission and muscle contraction. Cholecalciferol (or Vitamin D3) is a natural prohormone of calcitriol (1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3), which is the active metabolite of vitamin D3. Calcitriol is converted from Vitamin D3 in the kidneys into a hormone that regulates calcium metabolism by controlling absorption of calcium and phosphate by the intestine and their secretion by the kidneys and it also regulates bone remodelling (bone formation and resorption) and bone mineralisation. If there is a lack of Vitamin D3 then calcium levels may become low and this contributes to brittle bones and to osteoporosis.
This comprehensive range of vitamins and minerals in Women’s Multi tablets supports the nervous system, healthy energy levels, emotional health, bone health and reproductive care. Antioxidant protection also provides support for optimal cardiovascular and immune system health.
What does Women’s Multi contain?
Women’s Multi tablets contain the following active ingredients:
- Betacarotene (pre-vitamin A) 1.5mg
- Thiamine Hydrochloride (vitamin B1) 25mg
- Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 20mg
- Nicotinamide (vitamin B3) 100mg
- Calcium Pantothenate (vitamin B5) 55mg
(equiv - Pantothenic Acid 50mg, Calcium - 5mg)
- Pyridoxine Hydrochloride 50mg
(equiv - Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) 41mg)
- Biotin (vitamin B7) 50mcg
- Folic Acid (B9) 300mcg
- Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) 50mcg
- Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) 100mg
- Cholecalciferol 20mcg
(equi - Vitamin D3 800IU)
- d-a-Tocopheryl Acid Succinate 41mg
(equiv - vitamin E 50IU)
- Hesperidin 10mg
- Magnesium Oxide 104mg
(equiv - magnesium 60mg)
- Calcium Hydrogen Phosphate 220mg
(equiv - calcium 40mg)
- Ferrous Fumarate 16mg
(equiv - iron 5mg)
- Zinc Gluconate 38mg
(equiv - zinc 5mg)
- Selenomethionine 373mcg
(equiv - selenium 150mcg)
- Chromium Picolinate 161mcg
(equiv chromium 20mcg)
- Potassium Phosphate 21mg
(equiv - potassium 6mg)
- Copper Gluconate 14mg
(equiv - copper 2mg)
- Manganese Amino Acid Chelate 5mg
(equiv - manganese 500mcg)
Women’s Multi tablets are formulated without artificial flavours, sweeteners, preservatives or colours and are suitable for vegetarians.
Women’s Multi for health and wellbeing
Women’s Multi tablets contain a range of vitamins and minerals and are used as a nutritional supplement to support health and wellbeing in women with busy active lifestyles. These vitamins and minerals are micronutrients, which are needed in only small amounts but are critical to ensure normal metabolism, growth and physical wellbeing. Micronutrients are not made by the body and are only obtained from the diet, and a deficiency can result in serious health problems. Women’s Multi tablets contain a comprehensive range of vitamins. Betacarotene, a precursor for Vitamin A (retinol) plays a vital role in vision, growth and development, and maintaining a healthy immune system. Vitamin C are E are potent antioxidant sand the vitamin B range are essential for their metabolic role in converting food to energy and their role in anabolic processes involved in synthesis and repair of nucleic acids and proteins that contribute to maintaining healthy skin and muscle tone, a healthy immune and nervous system, and producing red blood cells. Folic acid (vitamin B9) is important for reproductive care. Vitamin D supports strong bones and teeth in conjunction with calcium. Other components of Women’s Multi tablets include hesperidin, which has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. Minerals in Women’s Multi tablets include magnesium, zinc and selenium, which are important in many aspects of cell metabolism and contribute to bone strength, immune function and brain function. Busy lifestyles often make it difficult to meet the recommended intake of important micronutrients by diet alone. Women’s Multi high potency multivitamin/mineral formula promotes healthy energy levels and reproductive care, helps reduce stress and improves emotional wellbeing.
What are the side effects of Women’s Multi?
The most commonly reported side effects when taking Women’s Multi include gastrointestinal symptoms like stomach pain, diarrhoea, constipation and an unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth. Hesperidin may increase bleeding and cause gastrointestinal upset and headache. Use of a multivitamin/mineral supplement such as Women’s Multi within the normal recommended dietary intake is considered safe for long-term use11.
When should Women’s Multi not be used?
You should not use Women’s Multi if you:
- are allergic to any ingredients in Women’s Multi
- are pregnant or are breastfeeding
- have liver disease or diabetes
- are taking medicines that interact with Women’s Multi including, cholesterol lowering medications, tretinoin for acne, antacid, some antibiotics, diuretics, warfarin, some heart or blood pressure medications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
What medications interact with Women’s Multi?
Some vitamins and minerals in Women’s Multi tablets may reduce effectiveness of some drugs or result in increased amounts and should either not be taken while you are taking Women’s Multi tablets or only after discussion and instruction from your doctor. These include, cholesterol lowering medications, tretinoin for acne, antacids, some antibiotics, diuretics, warfarin, some heart or blood pressure medications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs12.
How should Women’s Multi be taken?
You should take one tablet of your Women’s Multi tablets once daily with food and for as long as recommended by your health professional.
How long should you take Women’s Multi?
You should continue to take your Women’s Multi tablets for as long as recommended by your health professional.
Missed dose of Women’s Multi
If you miss a dose of Women’s Multi take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.
How should Women’s Multi be stored?
You should store your Women’s Multi below 25°C in a cool dry place.
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