best multivitamins for women
This article is for the women who are dominating their career or successfully raising a family that may not have the time to focus on their wellness and looking for the best multivitamins for women. Now I am not saying every woman needs to be placed on a supplemental vitamin. If one eats a robust diet in healthy grains, vegetables, clean proteins, and fruits there is no need for an additional multivitamin.
My next question is do you,ladies???
According to FoodInsight.org, only 56% of Americans believe that are in good or excellent health. That is not good enough considering we are the wealthiest country in the western world with access to some of the best food on the planet! But we are no where close to the healthiest…….
Is there any Specific Food I should be Eating to be Healthy?
The short answer is no, there is not one food that will make you healthy in a few days. Being healthy means making the healthy choice 2/3 of the time. In your three daily meals, 2 better have lean meats, whole grains, and vegetables rich in fiber and antioxidants.
No woman should starve herself as if she is trying to win Paris Hilton’s Miss America. There is simply too much tasty food out there.
However, with DISCIPLINE and PLANNING, you can successfully eat healthy while making room for that decadent dessert.
It is okay to have a guilty pleasure but it is a pleasure! Eating healthy takes work, discipline, and sacrifice every day.
It sucks but it is sooooooooo worth it!!!!!
Do I need a Multivitamin to be Healthy?
Every woman who does not eat a proper diet as they should think long and hard about supplementing their nutrition.
Here is a list of some of the more important nutrients that can be lacking from a woman’s daily diet. You can also see some of the key benefits eating these nutrients can give to you.
Do you see anything here that you are missing from your daily diet?
Meats, Spinach, Beans, Lentils
Increased Energy & Mood
Fruits, nuts, whole grains
Hair and Nail Growth
Leafy Greens, Cereals, Fruit
Improved Reproductive Health
Fish, Eggs, Yogurt
Stronger Bones& Energy
Dairy products, Tofu, Calcium Fortified Cereals
Lean Sources (Fish, Chicken, Turkey)
Increase Muscle Mass
Vegetables, Whole Grains, Beans, Seeds (Sunflower, Flax)
Promote Digestive Health
I know a lot of my ladies could be eating more protein. It is something that even I struggle with living the hectic lifestyle of a first-year resident. However, as a male, building and maintaining muscle comes easier than women.
Just like everything in life, women will have to work harder to build their muscle mass.
For women, who genetically have less muscle mass, lean protein is key if you want to build muscle tone as well burn more fat. Remember, muscle demands more calories than fat to maintain!!!
What I am trying to say if you have more muscle mass, even when you are sitting down on the couch watching This Is Us, your extra muscles are burning extra calories.
Just a few pounds of muscle can really make a difference especially in the areas everyone pays attention to like the abs, arms, and butt.
Why do I need Iron?
Women are more than twice as likely to suffer from anemia (low amount of blood) than men. The most common type is iron deficiency anemia from either blood loss in menstruation or not eating enough iron.
Have you ever thought why some women never seem to get warm?
I mean it does not even matter if they are wearing a full moose parka while sitting next to a toasty fire. The reason is they do not have enough blood carrying nutrients and oxygen to the rest of your body. Without that energy, you will feel cold and tired just like parka girl.
Remember ladies, you can also get your iron in your leafy greens, meats, beans, and vitamin supplements.
What is the Big Deal about Vitamin D and Calcium?
This dynamic duo of bone health and energy is more important than peanut butter and jelly or Jay Z and Beyoncé. Calcium is in most dairy products and green leafy veggies (kale, spinach) that helps strengthen the bones to prevent osteoporosis (brittle bone disease) and bone fractures.
Besides promoting energy and skin health, vitamin D helps in the absorption of calcium.
Ladies, you have two options for vitamin D.
- Show some skin and get out in the sun. Our body uses sunlight to make vitamin D, I recommend getting at least 30 mins of solid sun time per day. PLEASE, use sunscreen for the fairer skinned folk out there.
- Foods rich in vitamin D include fish, dairy, fortified cereals, and soy milks, my new favorite is chocolate soy milk. It has the same nutrients as milk with fewer calories and fat.
How will B7 (Biotin) and B9 (Folic Acid) keep me Looking Fine?
Easy, B7 or biotin is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a crucial role in re-growing hair and nails. It is found in most vegetables, fruit, and meats. Some of my favorite sources are avocados, strawberries, sweet potato, and salmon. Our nails and hair are made out of a material called keratin. It is a protein that is very tough, but without proper B7 supplementation, keratin will weaken leading to hair loss, rashes, and depression.
Folic acid will not only help in your neurological function but also help newborns develop properly. Folic acid supplementation is a recommendation by the CDC to ensure a healthy pregnancy.
One-A-Day Women’s Gummy Vitamins
Centrum Silver Women’s Health
Whole Food Power
Health Nurture Multivitamin Max
Amazon has a 50% sale on this supplement so get it while it is hot! This multivitamin is both gluten-free and made with no artificial colors. Health Nurture does a great job at boosting your immune system with its natural blend of ingredients.
Mega Food Multivitamin for Women
These soft gel supplements have the iron and calcium needed to keep all the ladies strong and energetic all throughout their lives. The soft gel capsules not only make it easy to swallow but also allow our gut to absorb them with more efficiency.
This tasty gummy vitamin is fortified with biotin and collagen. These two are KEY to keeping strong nails and beautiful shining hair. Many women on YouTube have been raving about the difference being on this has done for them.
I have tried to make the list of the best multivitamins for women as short as possible, but the one I have chosen as a Doctor I personally recommends they are the best.
Bio: Christian Bramwell, MD uses his own weight loss story as teaching for people struggling with their own weight through blogging, teaching, and writing. His mission in life is to promote health and education, that is why he has chosen to be a family physician and found his own nonprofit Project RAK based on education and empowerment.