171- Nutritional Products Designed Specifically For Women with Donna Burke

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

January 27, 2022

If you have been around the gym and fitness scene, you've probably seen many different products that are aimed to improve performance and recovery.

You may have seen some products marketed as a pre-workout or a fat burner, which these labels are changed to market to different sexes.

What you probably don't know is most of these formulations are exactly the same, they just have different names.

Unfortunately most of these products are researched and studied on men, and there is little research done specifically on women. Until now.

Donna Burke shares with us how formulations should be changed to meet the needs to women for each week of the month.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • Why most studies are not done primarily on women
  • How different times of the month can change the nutrient needs for women
  • What are some of the most important nutrients to change during cycles
  • What are some of Donna's favorite products designed specifically for women


  • [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
  • [3:00] Who is Donna Burke and what made her start to research about nutritional differences for women
  • [5:00] What are some main differences between men and women that can contribute to different nutritional needs
  • [7:15] Why is it the majority of studies are done on men and it is very difficult to find women-only studies
  • [9:00] Would women need to change up their formulas weekly based upon where they are at in their cycle
  • [11:30] There are some nutrients that are very important for blood production
  • [12:15] What levels of Vitamin B and C that are optimal and how can you tell if you are getting enough or not enough
  • [14:00] Would it be beneficial to get your blood drawn in each stage of a women's cycle to learn what nutrients are low and high for that person
  • [15:00] Women who are on sports teams together are their cycles usually synced up
  • [16:00] Women who lose their menstrual cycle due to being too lean, do they need different nutritional support
  • [17:30] Women don't have to have their bodies fit a societal norm in order to perform well in athletics
  • [20:00] A couple Olympics ago, some volleyball players were picked apart due to how their bodies looked, even though they are competing at the Olympic level
  • [21:15] It is tough for young girls to watch professional female athletes get picked apart based on how their bodies look instead of how they play
  • [22:45] Do all the nutritional supplements need to be changed between men and women, or just certain ones
  • [24:00] At this point how many different products does PRTCL have for women specifically
  • [29:30] What is Donna Burke's personal favorite supplement
  • [31:00] For the men who pound high levels of preworkouts before exercising, you should know there are side effects to ingesting that much caffeine at once
  • [34:30] What does Donna Burke do to reach her vision of health

Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Donna Burke

Website: PRTCLProducts.com

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Donna Burke shares how women need different nutritional support during their cycles

Donna Burke shares how women need different nutritional support during their cycles

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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