With what feels like a zillion products out there, it really is a challenge to know what the best vitamins for women really are. There’s no doubt that supplements are a valuable part of a healthy lifestyle. From multi-vitamins to magnesium, we’re inclined to take them all, with the hopes of benefiting from them, no matter what the skeptics way. It’s true that the tangible benefits of vitamins have been debated over the years, but we’ve seen firsthand just how awesome the best vitamins for women can be.
Thanks to regularly taking these daily vitamins, we have clearer skin, healthier hair, fewer migraines and a higher sex drive. Yup, we went there and we’re taking you with us! For your health, happiness and overall wellbeing, here are the 11 best vitamins for women that you should join us in taking every day. And as always, please consult your physician before starting or stopping any medication, even vitamins.
1. Best Vitamins For Women: A Multivitamin
Okay, we know this one seems obvious but we hear that not everybody takes a multivitamin daily and we’re wondering, what the heck? Even if your diet is impeccable, varied and wholesome, you’re still probably lacking in nutrition in some areas each day. If you only take one vitamin, this is the one to take.
2. The Bs
Ask your doctor which B vitamins could benefit you most. There’s B-2 to reduce migraines, B-6 to help with morning sickness and B-12 to boost your mood. Figure out which one is right for you and get in on some proper B action.
Taking magnesium before bed can help you sleep with a bonus of helping you poop in the morning. It’s a mild muscle relaxant so it calms you while facilitating those other special bodily functions.
Good for your heart and your brain, CoQ10 is a tad on the expensive side, but worth it, especially for migraine sufferers.
Probiotics help your gut stay healthy which supports your whole body to function more optimally. You might just find some unexpected benefits from taking these daily, including clearer skin and fewer colds.
6. Fish Oil or Omega 3s
Omega 3 Fatty Acids are good for your skin, hair, heart and your mood. And according to a recent USA Today article, they may even prevent psychosis. They’re available in gummy formulas that promise fewer fish burps too, if you’re looking for that sort of thing…which most of us are.
7. Best Vitamins For Women: Calcium
As women age, our bones suffer. Taking calcium can reduce your risk of osteoporosis and bone breakage later in life. However, make sure you read up on proper dosage and type of calcium supplement, as recent studies indicate that taking a calcium supplement without vitamin D may increase your risk for a heart attack.
8. Vitamin D
Few of us get enough vitamin D from the rays of the sun thanks to working indoors and wearing sunscreen all the time. Taking a vitamin D supplement will keep your levels up and we’re only just learning all the benefits of having adequate levels of this wonder vitamin in our system!
If you struggle to get enough fruits and veggies in your diet, you might just need to supplement with some fiber. It’ll work with the magnesium to keep your system regular.
10. Amino Acids
Amino acids can help you in a variety of ways. L-Argenine is good for your heart and may stop migraines while L-Tryptophan is good for both mood and sleep.
11. Folic Acid
Whether you’re getting it from a prenatal multivitamin (which every woman of child-bearing age should be taking everyday anyway) or as a stand-alone supplement, you should be getting plenty of Folic Acid daily. It’s crucial for baby development in the first trimester if you were to get pregnant and, if not, it helps your hair grow.
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