Multivitamins not only support general health, but may also promote bone health when combined with a well-balanced diet and exercise. Unfortunately, most multivitamins are formulated for the general population and don’t take into account the specific nutritional needs of women.
You can only get the vast majority of vitamins and minerals your body and mind need to run optimally through the food you eat. That’s why it’s so important to eat plenty of vegetables, a big variety of food, and include carbs, fat, and protein in your diet. Sometimes, though, you just don’t have the time, resources, or desire to cook and eat all the right food in the right amounts. That’s where good multivitamins can come in and help make up for certain dietary gaps.
At different stages of your life, your nutritional needs change. A well-chosen multi can ensure you are getting all the nutrients you need. It’s crucial that you choose a multivitamin designed for your age and sex so that the nutrients included will be right for you. Here’s what to look for:
More than 40% of US adults are deficient in vitamin D. We’re not spending nearly enough time outdoors for our bodies to synthesize vitamin D from sunlight. It’s becoming more difficult to get enough from food. With its role in strengthening bones, supporting heart health, boosting immunity levels, and weight management, vitamin D is paramount.
Vitamin D also helps with the transportation and absorption of calcium and phosphorous, two important minerals for keeping bones healthy and strong. Look for a multi that contains vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), because it’s best absorbed by the body.
It’s estimated 33% of women fall short of meeting the recommended daily intake of calcium. Low levels of calcium have been linked to bone health issues. While you can get calcium for certain foods, only 30% is absorbed by the body. Supplementing with a quality vitamin, and combining it with vitamin D, can help increase the absorption rate. More absorbed calcium means stronger bones and optimally functioning heart, muscles, and nerves. Adequate calcium and vitamin D, as part of a well-balanced diet, along with physical activity, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
The most common cause of anemia (or low red blood cell count) in women is low iron levels. Anemia can lead to fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath, and poor muscle coordination. Making sure you have optimal iron levels can help prevent some of these symptoms. If you don’t eat red meat, or you engage in high levels of physical activity, you might considers supplementing with a quality iron supplement that can help you reach the recommended daily intake of 18 milligrams per day. SunActive®Iron, the form of iron used in Nourish+Bloom Multi Plus, is top-rated because of its high bioavaibality and easy digestibility.
Folate helps to support a healthy brain. It’s also used to make DNA and RNA, the building blocks of all cells within the body. Women of all ages need folate to support a healthy lifestyle. It’s especially important for pregnant women because it may help support healthy fetal development and prevent neural tube birth defects.
Nourish + Bloom’s Multi Plus contains a multivitamin that contains all of these nutrients. We specified our product to give women the best possible path to healthy living!