Wellness Hub September 2016 It’s Women’s Health Week Swisse September 8, 2016 Share We need to talk about health. Well that’s the thinking behind this week’s Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week (September 5-9). This year’s free online event has tips and tools, videos and expert health advice, all available by visiting womenshealthweek.com.au. Go on, you know you want to. With women’s health top of the wellness agenda, you might consider rounding out your health arsenal. Meet the main players. THE ALL-ROUNDER With the quality of Australian soil influencing the profile of certain nutrients in our food, a good multivitamin can help supplement a balanced diet. Stage cue: Swisse Women’s Ultivite Power. This powerhouse has 29 key ingredients and is designed specially to help support energy levels and provide support during stress. Containing high potency B group vitamins to support energy production and boost vitality, plus vitamin B2, B6 and B12 to help reduce tiredness and fatigue while Vitamin B5 and B6 and important for adrenal health. A supplement as hardworking as you. THE PMS BUSTER News just in: Up to 75 percent of women suffer PMS symptoms. Sad face. Sounds familiar? Meet vitex, aka chaste tree, traditionally used in Western Herbal Medicine to help relieve PMS symptoms, regulate periods and relieve menopausal symptoms. Now that’s real flower power. THE STRESS RELIEVER Adoptogens are the biggest health trend of 2016, according to reports by Well+Good. Withania is an incredible one, which means it helps improve our resistance to stress, both physical and emotional. This nightshade plant has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine as a rejuvenative tonic to help support a healthy nervous system. Couple that with Vitamin C to help support the synthesis of hormones involved in the body’s response to stress and you’re laughing.