Let’s kick things off with something obvious: Men and women are different! From something as obvious as organs to the intricacies of hormones, each gender has unique physiology.
There are plenty of nutrients that both men and women need, but there are others that provide a major benefit to one gender while having less of an impact on the overall wellbeing of the other. The quantity of certain nutrients should also be tailored to the specific needs of a male or female body.
The world’s scientific understanding of the different ways male and female bodies use and respond to different nutrients is growing rapidly. And as that knowledge has expanded, it’s become clear that men and women need different products to get the best possible benefits from a supplement.
As we mentioned above, men and women obviously have different anatomy, but the most meaningful differences are actually at the biochemical and endocrinological level. For example, women need way more iron in supplementary form than men. According to an article published by Harvard Medical School, “The RDA of iron for premenopausal women is 18 mg a day, for men 8 mg.” This is a major difference and an optimal supplement formulation will account for that.
Another example is how the male body processes testosterone; this process leads to elevated levels of metabolites which can lead to prostate issues. But supplementation with particular herbal ingredients can address this easily.
When formulating our Daily Superfood for Men and Daily Superfood for Women, we took these unique physiological needs into account. We believe that a nutritional supplement can not claim to be optimal or complete without being gender-specific. And we intend to continually revise our formulations as new scientific discoveries about the intricate workings of the male and female bodies are made.