The Best Vitamins for Women
Vitamins and minerals are essential for good health.
Getting adequate nutrients from food alone is challenging due to changes in agriculture and our intake of nutrient depleted foods. The best vitamins for women combine the nutrients you need in the right proportions for a woman.
Why You Should Consider Taking a Multivitamin
The most obvious reason, like it or not, is that people just don’t eat healthily. Numerous surveys have demonstrated that we are not eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Not only that, but the produce we do eat is often short on nutrients for many reasons. Fruits and vegetables are sprayed with pesticides, picked before they are ripe and shipped in from foreign countries – all of which deplete important nutrients.
As well, many prescription drugs can deplete nutrients, including:
- Birth control pills deplete B-vitamins.
- Antacids (Zantac, Pepcid) deplete calcium, vitamin D and vitamin B12.
- Anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, naproxen) deplete vitamin C and folic acid.
- Diuretics (Lasix/furosemide) deplete potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, B1 and B6.
How to Choose The Best Multivitamin Supplement
You are probably one of thousands of people who take a supplement everyday… but do you really know what is in that supplement you take? Knowing what to look for on a supplement label will help you pick the right product for you and your family.
Single Dose Disadvantage
Bodies weren’t designed to use nutrients in one large single dose. Research has proven that eating smaller, more frequent meals allows for better absorption of the nutritional value of food. The same premise applies to vitamins. For example, Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin. The body can’t store it and its lifespan in the body is relatively short. This limits the effectiveness of a one-a-day multi and ultimately leaves us unprotected much of the time. A more effective strategy is to use a multi that is taken in divided doses during the day.
Tablet versus capsule
Tablets take a long time to dissolve, and sometimes don’t dissolve at all. Capsules, on the other hand, dissolve quickly allowing the body to absorb every nutrient. The best vitamins for women are in capsule form. Look for vegetable capsules versus capsules made of gelatin because they eliminate the concern over potential impurities associated with traditional beef and pork-based gelatin capsules.
Today, it has become necessary to supplement our diet with a multivitamin. And even better, the best vitamins for women come in a multivitamin with antioxidants.
The Importance of Antioxidants
Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules generated by normal bodily functions such as breathing and eating, and they are also produced in response to stress, sun, pollution, and chemical exposure. These unstable molecules are seen as dangerous because they seek out and attach to molecules from healthy cells, causing damage – a process known as oxidation.
Numerous age-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis and cataracts have been associated with an excess of free radicals or a deficiency of antioxidants. For example, the oxidation of cholesterol in our blood vessels leads to inflammation and atherosclerosis.
Sun or chemical exposure can lead to free radical damage of the cornea of the eye and development of cataracts and it can also take a toll on our skin, causing premature aging and wrinkling. Antioxidants act as “free radical scavengers,” neutralizing the damaging effects of free radicals.
Antioxidants are abundant in fruits and vegetables, as well as in other foods including nuts, grains and some meats, poultry and fish. Examples of some good antioxidants include pomegranate, cranberry, blueberry, grape seed extract and lycopene.
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What The Experts Say
“Supplements can help to fill in the gaps in our diets and ensure we are getting the right vitamins and minerals for optimal health”
Customers Just Like You Find Success With Multi + Antioxidants
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