Intake of γ-tocopherol (γ-toc) for seven weeks has been shown to reduce premenstrual (PMS) symptoms like fatigue and irritability, and particularly those related to water retention during the luteal phase.
Mumbai-based vegan nutraceutical company Unived says that the women’s health segment is a “very important contributor” to its business and has expanded its range to meet the needs of women in pre/postnatal stages.
A clinical trial has found that supplementation with a women’s health nutraceutical from Max Biocare for 12 weeks could improve menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, and sweating, while improving sleep quality and mood.
A group of researchers has recommended a weekly supplementation of folic acid at 2.8mg in Malaysian women of child-bearing age, in order to prevent neural tube defects (NTDs) in their babies should they become pregnant.
Indian nutrition brand &Me is eyeing South East Asia with its functional beverages for women, with plans to update its packaging, introduce more product formats, and conduct clinical trials within the next six months.
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