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DSM in Food, Beverages & Dietary Supplements

Essentials for women

For women’s specific health needs.
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Each of life’s stages carries with it certain health concerns – and through our essentials for women solution we address these needs.


  • Adolescent girls begin to experience fertility at a time of fast physical and emotional growth, and need the right building materials to support these changes
  • With the childbearing years come the trials of monthly cycles, as well as preparing for pregnancy and lactation. Later on, menopause arrives and with it reduced protection from estrogen and an increase in age-related health issues. Good nutrition can provide the support needed for optimum health in women of all ages.
Uniquely female needs
Women have special dietary needs as they move through life, from adolescence, through their child-bearing years, to menopause and beyond
Healthy living at all ages is the best way for women to take care of themselves – to stay in shape and to get the energy they need to manage their everyday commitments

Key nutrients for women include:

  • Iron to replace monthly losses
  • Vitamin D and calcium for strong bones throughout life
  • Omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids during pregnancy, and to support heart health
  • The B-vitamins for lifelong energy and protein metabolism
  • Genistein, particularly the pure form found in geniVida™, to help reduce symptoms of menopause and to help maintain healthy bones.