By Jing Struve
CEO & Executive Director of Farlong Pharmaceutical
The month of May is recognized as Women’s Health Month and its purpose is to bring awareness to the unique needs of women's bodies, including the nourishment and protection they need. It’s never too early or too late to take a look at your overall health and see how you can improve it both physically and mentally, and even take preventive measures to promote good health in the future. Along with a proper diet, exercise and sleep schedule, there are several all-natural supplements that can help benefit your health, such as Notoginseng, Astaxanthin, Dong Quai and the Lotus plant to name a few.
Notoginseng root extract has been proven to have several positive benefits for women, especially with cardiovascular and neuromuscular systems and physical performance. Notoginseng can assist in restoring blood pressure to normal levels, reducing fat accumulation in the blood vessels, alleviating chest pain and reducing chances of heart attacks. It supports the health of blood vessels and blood flow and is also commonly used to increase energy levels and alleviate sore muscles after exercise.
Astaxanthin is known as one of the most potent antioxidants, more powerful than omega-3 fatty acids, krill oil, CoQ10 and vitamin C. The powerful herbal supplement has significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and specific to women, the herb can help relieve menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, bladder issues, mood swings and joint pain. In addition, this natural ingredient can help with age-related macular degeneration or vision loss, indigestion, fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis and more. The antioxidant is also known to prevent and slow the progression of damage to the brain as well as reduce and slow the physical impacts of aging.
Dong Quai is one of the most popular women's health supplements and is referred to as the "female ginseng." A member of the same botanical group as celery, dill, parsley and carrots, the herb is commonly used by women to relieve menstrual pain, reduce hot flashes, relieve pain and help reduce the risk of miscarriage in pregnant women. It has also been shown to help with restoring certain health conditions to normal levels including blood pressure, ulcers, anemia, Psoriasis and skin discoloration, constipation, allergies and more. Dong Quai can help both women with existing ailments and those in perfect health.
Lotus plants have been used medicinally and in cuisine for centuries. The plant is used for a variety of ailments, as well as to relieve inflammation, lower blood sugar and cholesterol, support the digestive system and regulate menstrual cycles to name a few. Studies have shown that the plant’s seed embryo
has the potential to halt and obstruct the spread of lung cancer cells. Specific to women, the plant is known for supporting fertility by warming the uterus and strengthening kidney deficiencies.
This month, take the time to evaluate your health and make the necessary changes and adjustments to help you look and feel your best. Both women and girls have unique needs, and there are an endless number of natural resources that can drastically improve your overall health and daily well-being.
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About the Author: Jing Struve has over 16 years’ experience in the industry and is the executive director at Farlong Pharmaceutical. Inspired by the healing power of ancient remedies, Jing is passionate about applying these remedies in concert with modern technology to assist people in living healthier and better lives. Farlong develops hundreds of ingredients and supplements rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine including Panax Notoginseng Powder, Breviscapine, and astaxanthin from seed to shelf, beginning at their GAP farm located in Yunnan Province, where 75% of the world’s medicinal botanicals originate. Farlong also offers a wide variety of supplements for better memory, heart health supplements, supplements for menopause, and more. Since 1998, Farlong Pharmaceutical has combined ancient Oriental medicine and modern technology to create a line of natural, GRAS and scientifically proven functional products that promote a healthy life. For more information, visit Farlong.com.