EP 8: 10 Must-Have Supplements for Women

Which supplements do you recommend? Do they really work? How do you identify which brands are good quality?

With so many supplement options available, it can be hard to sift through the noise and find the ones that make sense for you. Plus, just because something is natural doesn’t automatically mean it’s safe.

For over ten years, I’ve worked to hone in on the most beneficial supplements, and today I’m sharing the top ten supplements I recommend for most women. I’ll discuss the right way to think about supplements, what you can expect from each one, how and when I use them, and which brands are worth it. Enjoy the episode!

Episode Highlights
-Supplements are a complement, not a standalone therapy
-Natural doesn’t mean safe
-Today’s Confession & my current supplement protocol

Supplement #1: Omega-3
-How to check the quality of oil-based supplements in capsules
-Choosing the best source of omega’s for you
-Balancing Omega-3, Omega-6 & Omega-9
-How much flaxseed oil to take each day

Supplement #2: Magnesium Glycinate
-The role of magnesium in your body
-Conditions and symptoms that can improve with magnesium supplementation
-Whole food sources of magnesium

Supplement #3: Maca root
-Traditional uses of maca
-Maca for balancing hormones
-Different types of maca and their properties
-Potential side effects of maca

Supplement #4: Myo-inositol
-Especially beneficial for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
-Typical symptoms of PCOS
-Research on inositol for improving fertility

Supplement #5: Zyflamend™
-Who can benefit most from using Zyflamend™?
-Why I generally recommend solitary supplementation and why Zyflamend™ is the exception
-Potential side effects from Zyflamend™

Supplement #6: Probiotics
-Why I prefer MegaSporeBiotic™
-Understanding the Estrobolome
-The gut-vagina connection

Supplement #7: Vitex/Chaste Tree
-How vitex impacts your hormones
-How much vitex to take per day
-Who can benefit most from taking vitex
-Research on the mode of action of vitex

Supplement #8: Ashwagandha
-Ashwagandha is part of many proprietary blends
-Traditional uses of ashwagandha in Ayurveda
-Benefits of ashwagandha
-Recommended daily dosage for ashwagandha

Supplement #9: Rhodiola
-Benefits of Rhodiola
-Who will benefit most from Rhodiola supplementation

Supplement #10: Hops
-Transitioning patients off of sleep medication
-Sedative effects of hops
-Different formats available for taking hops

Mentioned In This Episode
Join Dr. Shawn Tassone’s Online Physician-Grade Pharmacy for Exclusive Savings
Udo Erasmus’ Book | Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill: The Complete Guide to Fats, Oils, Cholesterol and Human Health
Femmenessence Articles

General Supplement Recommendations
Omega-3, Omega-6 & Omega-9
Plant-based: Udo’s Oil 3·6·9 Blend
Fish Oil: Nordic Naturals ProOmega

Maca Root
Dr. Anna Cabaca’s Mighty Maca® Plus
Femmenessence Maca Supplements

Ovasitol® Inositol Powder Supplement
Zyflamend™: Herbal Pain Relief & Inflammation Support Supplement


Cortisol Manager® by Integrative Therapeutics

Nature’s Way

Dr. Shawn Tassone’s Practice
-Dr. Shawn Tassone’s Book | The Hormone Balance Bible
-Dr. Shawn Tassone’s Integrative Hormonal Mapping System | Hormone Archetype Quiz

Medical Disclaimer
This podcast and website represent the opinions of Dr. Shawn Tassone and his guests. The content here should not be taken as medical advice and is for informational purposes only. Because each person is so unique, please consult your health care professional for any medical questions.

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