Women's Vitamins: Information
A women's vitamin is a dietary supplement specially intended for women that provides one or more necessary vitamins, minerals or other nutrients. A healthy diet based on whole grains, fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, lean meats and fish will give you the best nutritional foundation for health but it's simply not possible to obtain optimal amounts of all necessary nutrients through diet alone - even very good diets. Furthermore, lifestyle factors can affect nutritional status, such as strict vegetarianism, the use of certain medications, and some illnesses.
It has also become increasingly difficult to obtain proper nutrition while living a modern lifestyle. With such health hazards as stress, pollution, and poor or erratic diet, women today are often deficient in many key vitamins and nutrients. Women's vitamins, while not a complete solution, may help fight deficiencies and help improve health for women with inadequate nutrition.
Adequate consumption of calcium (1000-1200 mg per day, and up to 1500 mg in post menopausal women) is very important for women in order to avoid osteoporosis. Younger women may require more iron, and all women of child-bearing age should take at least 400 mcg of folic acid daily.
Usage Women's Vitamins
Read labels thoroughly and take as directed. Always take vitamins with solid food unless directed otherwise by the label.