The 2021 Women's Essentials Awards

The 2021 Women's Essentials Awards

Stressed, sleep-deprived, and out of whack? Doing your best to stay healthy but baffled by symptoms that make you feel less than balanced? We’ve got you covered.

Welcome to our annual selection of essential products designed with women in mind. Some may be new to the market, but their ingredients have a long history of traditional use. Others offer innovative delivery systems or new formulations designed to help the body reap benefits more efficiently.

We hope you find this information useful as you search for the next best thing to support your health and well-being.


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Vital Planet Brenda Watson’s Vital Flora Women’s Daily 60 Billion/60 Strains Probiotic+7 Prebiotics contains an ideal ratio of beneficial bacteria. Prebiotic sources support probiotics in a delayed-release capsule.

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Dr. Mercola Hair, Skin and Nails provides a clinically proven trio of ingredients (biotin, natural bioactive keratin, and hyaluronic acid) to contribute to firmer, hydrated skin and stronger hair and nails.

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Nordic Naturals Omega Woman with Evening Primrose Oil offers 500 mg omega 3 and 76 mg GLA to support hormonal balance and healthy skin.

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Natural Factors WomenSense AdrenaSense restores calm after mental and physical stress, thanks to herbal extracts such as rhodiola, eleuthero, schisandra, and ashwagandha. Can help support sleep.

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Ancient Nutrition MultiCollagen Protein uses a fermented collagen that results in bioactive collagen peptides clinically proven in human trials to improve skin tone and reduce knee stiffness.

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With 1 billion CFUs of probiotics per dose, thyme oil, oregano oil, grape seed extract, and clove oil, Enzymedica Candidase Extra Strength helps balance the body’s yeast levels.

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Spinster Sisters Co. Body Butter Lavender smells wonderful and deeply nourishes dry skin with Fair Trade-certified shea butter. Phthalate and paraben free.

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Garden of Life mykind Organics Women’s Multi Berry Whole Food Gummies use fruit pectin, not animal products, to deliver wholesome ingredients, including whole-food cranberry and vegan D3.

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Irwin Naturals Women’s Living Green Liquid-Gel Multi utilizes more than 70 nutrients, including vitamin D3, cranberry, omega 3s, adrenal-support nutrients, and green superfoods.

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Arthur Andrew Fibrovera AHS uses blood-cleansing enzymes and botanical components to support healthy hormones and modulate inflammation

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Earth Mama Organics Periodic Tea eases symptoms of PMS, period, and postpartum with raspberry leaf, stinging nettle, lemon balm, and ginger. Not for use during pregnancy. 

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Host Defense MycoBotanicals Woman blends organic mushroom mycelium (reishi, turkey tail, maitake, mesima) with shatavari and chasteberry to support reproductive health and hormonal balance.

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Nature’s Answer Pueraria Mirifica contains phytoestrogens, including the cruciferous vegetable extract DIM, to support hormonal balance. Includes folic acid and biotin for skin and nails.

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Support immunity quickly and conveniently with Mushroom Wisdom Maitake D-Fraction PRO 4X. Extracts of immune-supporting compounds are the same strength researchers use.

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Xlear Xylitol Natural Saline Nasal Spray soothes and moisturizes the sinus and nasal passages with a xylitol and saline combo. Great for allergies and immune support.

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1MD OsteoMD delivers clinically researched, highly bioavailable nutrients such as D3 and K2 that work synergistically to support bone health.

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Korean Ginseng Koreselect Balance combines red ginseng root, peony root extract, and other botanicals to aid with mood, circulation, and focus.

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Herbal ingredients in Solgar Menopause Relief—Siberian rhubarb and saffron extract—have been clinically shown to relieve menopause symptoms while supporting a positive mood.

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The average bread bombs your bloodstream with sodium. Not so with Food For Life Ezekiel 4:9 Low Sodium Sprouted Grain Bread. Your blood pressure will thank you.

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Keep your stomach happy with Hungry Buddha Coconut Cocoa Keto Bars, plant protein bars with low carbs and minimal sugar.

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Klean Kanteen Insulated TKWide 20 Oz Twist Cap, with its built-in sipping spout and reusable straw, is great for grab-and-go hydration. Twist open the straw spout to sip, and snap shut for a leakproof lid.

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Bluebonnet’s Intimate Essentials For Her Hormonal Balance boosts sexual energy with the traditionally relied-upon herbs of black cohosh, dong quai, and vitex berry.

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NOW Fenugreek 500 mg is an herb traditionally used for many reasons, including to lower blood sugar and to increase breast milk production.

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ChildLife Essentials Prenatal DHA delivers 500 mg DHA and 45 mg EPA to support brain and eye development in utero and a healthy birth weight.

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Emerald Labs Prenatal 1-Daily Multi is doctor-formulated for the specific needs of pregnant and lactating women with methylated folate plus gentle iron, ginger, and non-soy–based K1 and K2.

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Kyolic Kyo-Dophilus Cran+ Probiotic contains Cran-Max cranberry extract and a clinically studied proprietary probiotic blend for urinary tract, bladder, and digestive tract health.

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RidgeCrest Herbals Gladder Bladder contains patented ingredients shown to help support a healthy microbial balance in the urinary tract and promote healthy urine flow.

§These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.