As you stick to your New Year’s resolutions, make your health and happiness a priority. Instead of getting caught up in overly-ambitious goals, focus on things that are good for your body and mind, and that you can actually stick to all year long! Incorporating herbs into your life can be one of the simplest (and healthiest) new habits you can choose. Whether you already have established self-care routines or you’re brand new to herbalism, this list of essential herbal supplements for women can help you on your path to wellness this year.*
The Best Herbal Supplements for Women
Adrenal Health® Daily Support
To combat stress and live a more balanced life, it’s essential to optimize adrenal gland function.* The adrenal glands influence your stress response, immune health, sleep patterns and mood. The small but powerful adrenal glands produce hormones that naturally assist in maintaining functions ranging from blood pressure and cardiovascular activity to blood sugar levels and metabolism.
Gaia Herbs Adrenal Health® Daily Support is our best-selling formula to sustain energy and vitality so you can keep feeling your best.* It contains a harmonious blend of five Adaptogens, including Holy Basil, Ashwagandha, Rhodiola Rosea, Schisandra and Oats—all herbs that support the adrenals and help balance the body during times of stress.* Keep a bottle in your bag and one on your kitchen counter so you can conveniently access them. This is a popular formula to help maintain balance and well-being for those feeling stressed, overwhelmed and overworked.* Adults take two capsules two times daily after meals.
The health of the thyroid gland impacts how you feel on a daily basis. Because they help regulate metabolism, thyroid hormones affect every major system in the body (yes, they’re that important!). Gaia Herbs Thyroid Support is a unique formula made with a combination of Ashwagandha, Kelp, Coleus and Schisandra to help support healthy metabolic balance and maintain optimal weight.* Adults take two capsules in the morning and one capsule in the evening between meals.
Healthy hormone levels are necessary for a woman’s physical and emotional well-being. Vitex, or Chaste Tree Berry, has been used since the time of Hippocrates in the 5th century BC to support gynecological health, particularly for the changing seasons and cycles of life.* It promotes a healthy mind and body throughout the menstrual cycle and during the transition into menopause. Chaste Tree Berry is one of our favorite herbs for women due to the positive impact it can have on overall quality of life by helping to maintain hormone balance.* Chaste Tree Berry is available in herbal extract or in capsule form. When taken over an extended period of time, Chaste Tree Berry supports female hormone production and balance.* We have a Chaste Tree Berry Certified Organic herbal extract, Vitex Berry capsules and a Vitex Elixir herbal extract.
Our modern day tendency is to be overly committed. Between work and personal obligations, it is easy to feel tired and run down, which can ultimately affect a woman’s sex drive. With Horny Goat Weed, Damiana and Maca, Gaia Herbs Women’s Libido formula supports a healthy sex drive to help women maintain their spark.* Adults take one capsule three times daily between meals.
Nursing mothers especially need nourishment and hydration. Gaia Herbs Lactation Support™ capsules contain an herbal blend of Fenugreek seed and Red Raspberry leaf to help support healthy production of breast milk.* Adults take one capsule three times daily between meals.
As women approach menopause, hormones naturally go through a major shift. Our Women’s Balance formula may support these changes.* Gaia Herbs Women’s Balance uses traditional herbal wisdom to help maintain healthy female hormone balance and well-being.* This formula blends Vitex and Black Cohosh—herbs traditionally used for the relief of occasional hot flashes—with St. John’s Wort—an herb that supports emotional health.* Adults take one capsule three times daily between meals.
Keeping the body and mind balanced through the hormonal fluctuations of menopause is key to enjoying life as you move from one phase to the next. One of the most widely known plants for women’s health, Black Cohosh is traditionally used for maintaining balance during menopause.* It may be a menopausal woman’s best friend as it offers essential support for a woman’s body during natural transitional hormonal states.* Gaia Herbs offers both Black Cohosh liquid Phyto-Caps® and Black Cohosh Root herbal extract, which may be taken on an as-needed basis.
Self-Care Isn’t Selfish
No matter the time of year, make focusing on yourself and your well-being a priority. Herbs can help, but so can meditating, spending time outdoors and getting enough rest. To help you get inspired, check out these additional ideas to support your wellness.