Does A Women Need Multivitamin Supplement?

A Women Need Multivitamin Supplement?

Multivitamins are dietary supplements that introduced in the 20th century. It multivitamin contains vitamins and minerals and not any drug, herbs or hormones. They are sold in the market in the form of tablets, capsules, liquids, pastilles, powders and inject able formulations.

A Women Need Multivitamin Supplement?

A Women Need Multivitamin Supplement?

Although the ingredients in a multivitamin differ from one brand to another. However, they generally contains: B-vitamins: vitamin B1, B3, folic acid, B2, B5, B6 and vitamin B12 or they contain vitamin A, D, E, and K. Multivitamins may also contain minerals such as iodine, zinc, selenium, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, molybdenum, borate and manganese

In general, multivitamins are given to kids, women, expecting mothers, breast-feeding moms, men, or senior citizens, and those with vitamin and mineral deficiency.

 What Multivitamins Do?

Multivitamins do not create any magic and turns you into superwomen. They just covers up the nutritional deficiencies in diet. Processed foods are deficient in nutrients.Multivitamins provides us with nutrients that are eliminated from our food to make sure we consuming daily requirement of essential vitamins and minerals.

Does Multivitamins Benefit The Women?

Although multivitamins are advantageous for pregnant females, those trying to conceive, lactating mothers,fussy eaters, females following a vegan diets, those going through stress, or travelling frequently. However, if you are a female thinking of taking multivitamins every day, you need to consider following benefits of multivitamins.

Does Multivitamins Benefit The Women?

Does Multivitamins Benefit The Women?

Benefits Of Multivitamins

Increases Energy Level –

Our bodies has to work harder to perform simple activities when we are deficient in vitamins and minerals causing fatigue, tiredness and other health issues. Even to maintain basic cell functioning we need minerals such as potassium. Taking multivitamins everyday provides you with essential nutrients to keep you healthy and energetic. 

Prevent Birth Abnormalities 

Females trying to conceive or are expecting, need to take supplements containing folic acid. Low levels of folic acid causes serious birth abnormalities that affects the spine and brain of the developing baby. 

Maintains Muscle Strength 

Free radicals are behind muscle aging-related issues. Taking multivitamins that contains antioxidants such as beta-carotene fights harmful free radicals.

Prevents Osteoporosis

As a female ages and after menopause due to decreased level of oestrogen hormone calcium level decrease and the risk of osteoporosis increases. Multivitamins with calcium can helps to meet daily calcium, requirement. 

Improves Mood

Vitamins improve the activity of brain that is responsible for our mood changes. Therefore, daily multivitamins intake have a positive impact our emotional well-being and mood.

Decreases Stress and Anxiety

B vitamins maintains the proper functioning of the nervous system and secretion of hormones. Therefore, the vitamins and minerals in multivitamin decrease anxiety and stress. 

Maintains Daily Dose of Vitamin D

With age, our ability to convert sunlight into vitamin D decreases. Without vitamin D, our body is unable to utilize calcium. Moreover, the use of sunscreen to prevent skin cancer, shuts great amount of vitamin D that we receive being outside in the sun. Taking a multivitamin containing vitamin D and calcium compensates for this loss. 

Prevents Anemia –

Menstruating females are at the risk of iron deficiency anemia. Therefore, require iron supplement.

Better Memory –

Taking B vitamins, particularly vitamin B12 boosts cognitive function, memory, and protects your brain.

Covers up  absorption Conditions

Conditions such as celiac disease, ulcerative colitis and cystic fibrosis that impedes normal digestion leads to poor absorption of nutrients.A daily multivitamin supplement ensures daily requirements of nutrients. 

Alters the Effects of Certain Medications

Medicines such as Proton pump inhibitors, impairs the absorption of calcium, vitamin B12, magnesium. Some diuretics, can drain potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Multivitamin supplements thus alter the effects of these medications.

Are There Risks Taking Multivitamins?

Water-soluble vitamins are excreted via urine if consumed in excess. However, fat-soluble vitamins and iron gets stored, accumulates in the body, and can have side effects at excessive levels. In addition, too much intake of multivitamins may hinder activity of certain prescribed drugs. Avoid excessive intake of multivitamins. Before taking multivitamins consult our doctor and get yourself checked for deficiencies and other health issues.

Are There Risks Taking Multivitamins?

Are There Risks Taking Multivitamins?

Do not forget that multivitamins are not an alternate for a healthy balanced diet. The purpose of multivitamins is to fill the nutritional gaps. Better, eat a balanced diet to get daily recommended dose of essential vitamins and minerals

 

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.

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