Sexism & Supplements:


It is no secret that many products are marketed – specifically – for either men, or women. However, as our society has become increasingly more and more “gender neutral” in regards to the products we use, many people are now questioning the validity of all gender-specific products.  While some items such as soap, alcohol, or even yogurt, are obviously exploiting the consumer’s definition of what they consider to be feminine or masculine, does that mean that all items that are advertised as “just for [gender]” are simply the same thing but in different packaging? And are our nutritional supplements trying to pull the same trick on us?

There are very few – subtle – differences between the basic biology of the sexes. So, it stands to reason that we should require the same kind of dietary support. Right? Well, the answer is more complex than you would think.

By and large, men and women have very similar nutritional needs. Proteins, fat, carbohydrates, and essential “leafy greens” are all on the same food pyramid that we all learned about in junior-high health class. Which was all well and good across-genders when most of us had just barely entered puberty. However, what the pyramid failed to teach us, was how to maintain the body following our transition into adulthood when those – previously subtle – differences deepen.

The most obvious differences are noticed early on in our development. For men, a big difference is in the amount of protein they require due to increasing muscle mass. However, for women, nutritional needs change significantly when reaching sexual maturity. Menstruation, for instance, is a double-edged sword. Although it is a beautiful symbol of a girl entering womanhood, the biological reality of what happens during your period is nothing short of traumatizing for the body. The process can leave you weakened, mal-nourished, and with only a short amount of time to heal before the ordeal happens all over again. It is for reasons such as those that when choosing a supplement, your gender must come into play.


That being said, you must still be cautious of vitamins; specifically, those which are advertised as “multi-vitamins”. Many people take their recommended dose of multi-vitamins every day and believe that they are good enough. However, these supplements should be seen as a “jack of all trades, yet master of none”. Meaning, they are great to achieve the minimum vital nutrients that all humans need, but if you want to see actual health benefits, you are going to have to supplement your supplements.

Changes in nutritional requirements do not stop at puberty. In fact, the individual needs of a body are constantly in-flux. As men age, many now turn to testosterone supplements in order to promote their general health into an older age, while preserving their sexual vitality. As women mature, there are even more considerations to take in mind. One of the most drastic changes occurs in relation to bone health.

As women pass their thirtieth year, our bones deteriorate at a higher rate than our male counterparts. This is due to a decrease in Estrogen, which assists with bone health. Once menopause is reached, the effects of these deficiencies become noticeable with the onset of diseases such as Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis can have many devastating side-effects, all having to do with a general weakening of the very structure that allows you to move; up to and including breakage. To counter-act this natural – if not inconvenient – part of the aging process, we are encouraged to take a high-absorbing nutritional supplement to aid in our Calcium intake.

One of the most effective solutions to this issue has been adopting bone-specific nutraceuticals into your daily regimen. While available without a prescription, nutraceuticals are seen as the big-brother to the lesser “vitamins” you find in your local grocery store. For bone health specifically, there are very few on the market right now with the right amount of research backing up their health claims. However, one such nutraceutical with double-blind studies confirm their results is Osteotherapy. Offering advanced levels of, both, Calcium and Vitamin D, it is widely regarded as the go-to solution for any woman looking to maintain their health after thirty.

In summary, modern advertising will often exploit gender roles in order to further a marketing campaign. However, when it comes to your individual health it is important to realize that the needs of your body are unique to you and there is no “magic bullet” solution that can take care of them all. You must consult with your physician to learn what you must do to keep yourself healthy and happy, regardless of what age (or gender) you are.


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