Question: Do you know what's in your vitamins—really? All too often we take a multivitamin because we're told to. We may even take it a step further and look for some key terms in our formulations. But do you really know all of the incredible benefits that you're giving to your body when you take your vitamins?
We ask because with our new Perelel x Erewhon Daily Vitamin Packs for Him + Her the benefits are many—and we couldn't not get loud about it.
So, we thought we'd dig a little deeper to understand all of the incredible health benefits your body is receiving when you take your vitamins, not only today but in the long-run when you start family planning and thinking about your reproductive health. To help, we asked registered dietician and Perelel Panel member Stephanie Lauri to break it down. She choose five of her favorite nutrients in the formulas of our Perelel x Erewhon daily vitamin packs and explained what that means for you and your health.
Continue reading below.
There are so many good nutrients in Perelel's Core Multivitamin for women but an under-the-radar star is the vitamin D included in the formulation, explains Lauri.
"This multivitamin provides a good source of vitamin D especially as we head into winter months with less sun exposure to support our vitamin D status."
What does that mean for your health?
"Your Vitamin D status is linked to immune function, bone health, inflammation, and brain health," she says. What's more, low vitamin D levels can have implications on your reproductive health and are "associated with impaired fertility, endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome."
You may have heard that omegas are key to supporting your overall health. But do you know why? "For both men and women, omega 3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory effects," explains Lauri.
For women specifically, "supplementation [of omega 3s] has been associated with a reduction of symptoms and lower risk of developing endometriosis as well as improved reproduction."
And for men, omegas make a difference in supporting overall reproductive health, too. "Supplementation with omega 3 fatty acids are associated with improved semen quality, higher sperm concentration, total sperm count, and motility in men," says Lauri.
To benefit the most from your omegas, Lauri recommends looking for one in the most bioavailable format, meaning a format that's the most absorbable for your body to break down and reap all of the incredible benefits. That's why Perelel uses an omega with both DHA and EPA, because the duo better metabolizes in your body. Not to mention, EPA has many mood boosting benefits, too and may help support your overall mental health.
In our Perelel x Erewhon Women's Daily Vitamin Pack + Bloat Relief* we included our much-loved Beauty Blend with added collagen and biotin.
"Biotin is a B vitamin that helps convert nutrients into energy," explains Lauri. "And have been shown to improve hair health, brittle nails, and skin smoothness and appearance."
Bloat Relief* Blend
A new staple in our routine—meet the Bloat Relief* blend. Included in both packs for his + hers, Bloat Relief is a botanical blend formulated by doctors to give your digestive system a daily rest to east bloat and keep things moving.
"In this blend, peppermint and lemon balm help relieve stomach cramps and bloating by helping the muscle of the bowel wall to relax, while ginger root and licorice root have a calming effect on the stomach," says Lauri.
Want to kick it up a notch? Lauri recommends this nutrient-packed Ginger Bloat Relief Smoothie to help give your digestive system some extra T.L.C.
And finally, for our male friends we included extra antioxidants just for you.
"CoQ10 is an antioxidant that can help support a decrease in oxidative stress linked to infertility," explains Lauri. "CoQ10 has been directly correlated with semen parameters and may positively impact sperm count, motility, and morphology."
But that's not all. In addition to the reproductive health benefits of CoQ10, the supplement also supports your energy, vitality and overall health and wellbeing.
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This article is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and we recommend that you always consult with your healthcare provider. To the extent that this article features the advice of physicians or medical practitioners, the views expressed are the views of the cited expert and do not necessarily represent the views of Perelel.