Do Women and Men Need Different Supplements?

Do Women and Men Need Different Supplements? - ecoNugenics

The short answer — absolutely!

Cutting-edge research in genetics and other areas of health has uncovered fascinating details about how women and respond differently to illness, nutrition, supplements, medications, and other influences. 

For example, did you know that liver function differs in women and men according to their gene expression? This means there are significant differences in how men and women synthesize hormones, metabolize drugs and other substances, and much more.1

So, forget the concept of a “one-size-fits-all” approach to whole-body health for women and men. For maximum results, focus on customized, research-backed strategies that support your body’s unique makeup and chemistry. 

What Women Need for Whole-Body Wellness

Breast health, hormone balance, and optimal inflammation responses are three of the top factors involved in women’s wellness. 


One of the most effective ways to maintain breast and cellular health is with powerful plant-based ingredients and compounds such as polyphenols, flavonoids, micronutrients, and other targeted antioxidants.  


These powerful natural compounds offer unparalleled benefits including support for healthy inflammatory responses, detoxification, hormone and immune modulation, and a wealth of other health-promoting actions.

The Best Diet for Women

A study from the International Journal of Cancer showed that women with a healthy diet who consumed more fruits and vegetablesparticularly cruciferous vegetables and yellow- or orange- colored produce had a significantly reduced risk of developing breast cellular health issues.2


Analysis from surveys showed that women who consumed 5.5 servings or more of fruits and vegetables daily had a significantly reduced risk of developing aggressive breast health problems, compared to women who consumed 2.5 servings or less. One serving was defined as a cup of raw leafy vegetables, half a cup of raw or cooked vegetables, or half a cup of chopped or cooked fruits.

What Helps Breast Health: Fiber or Nutrients?

Researchers have previously demonstrated links between increased fiber intake and reduced breast health issues.3 This new data points to the protective benefits of cruciferous vegetables and brightly colored produce, independent of fiber content. Rather, the micronutrients in these foods are believed to offer additional benefits. 

For example, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, kale contain an abundance of beneficial breast health compounds, including glucosinolates and other phytonutrients that support healthy cellular growth, detoxify the body, help balance hormones, and promote balanced immunity.4

Phytonutrients for Breast and Hormone Health

BreastDefend is a blend of researched phytonutrients specifically designed to support optimal breast health support and hormone harmony. This doctor-formulated breast cellular health formula has been shown in peer-reviewed studies to promote healthy breast cell growth and behavior on the cellular and genetic levels, in both hormone-positive and hormone-negative breast cells.* 

BreastDefend contains the active compound DIM (diindolylmethane), which occurs naturally in cruciferous vegetables. DIM is an essential phytonutrient for breast cellular health, with multiple mechanisms including support for healthy hormone balance. BreastDefend also contains immune-supportive medicinal mushrooms, the bioflavonoid quercetin, an enhanced bioavailable extract of curcumin from turmeric root, and high-ratio extracts of Scutellaria barbata leaf and astragalus root.* 

One peer-reviewed study shows that the proven breast health benefits of BreastDefend are synergistically increased when used in combination with clinically researched PectaSol® Modified Citrus Pectin.*5 

Research continues to advance our understanding of how to optimize breast cellular health and support longevity. Of particular interest is the research pointing to an antioxidant-rich diet, regular exercise and healthy stress relief all of which work to support breast health on the genetic level, while promoting overall vitality, naturally.




All of BreastDefend’s proven effectiveness comes from a synergistic combination of eight safe, natural, and well-studied botanical ingredients.*


Formulated by award-winning Integrative Medicine expert and best-selling author, Isaac Eliaz, MD, PectaSol is clinically-proven and backed by over 80 studies and 6 patents. It has been recommended by thousands of doctors for 30 years to support inflammation responses, immune health and detoxification.*


  1. Ullah, I., Shin, Y., Kim, Y. et al. Effect of sex-specific differences on function of induced hepatocyte-like cells generated from male and female mouse embryonic fibroblasts. Stem Cell Res Ther 12, 79 (2021).  

  1. Farvid MS, Chen WY, Rosner BA, Tamimi RM, Willett WC, Eliassen AH. Fruit and vegetable consumption and breast cancer incidence: Repeated measures over 30 years of follow-up. Int J Cancer. 2019 Apr 1;144(7):1496-1510.  

  1. Aune D, Chan DS, Greenwood DC, Vieira AR, Rosenblatt DA, Vieira R, Norat T. Dietary fiber and breast cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies. Ann Oncol. 2012 Jun;23(6):1394-402.  

  1. Connolly EL, Sim M, Travica N, Marx W, Beasy G, Lynch GS, Bondonno CP, Lewis JR, Hodgson JM, Blekkenhorst LC. Glucosinolates From Cruciferous Vegetables and Their Potential Role in Chronic Disease: Investigating the Preclinical and Clinical Evidence. Front Pharmacol. 2021 Oct 26;12:767975.  

  1. Jiang J, Eliaz I, Sliva D. Synergistic and additive effects of modified citrus pectin with two polybotanical compounds, in the suppression of invasive behavior of human breast and prostate cancer cells. Integr Cancer Ther. 2013 Mar;12(2):145-52.