Multivitamins (with multiminerals included) is the most popular nutrition supplement than other products within American population. Although a research initiated by Preventive Services Task Force said that there is no adequate evidence to support that there is a benefit or harm risk for healthy person without nutrient deficiency if taking multivitamins every day. Of course, the report excluded the pregnant women who are definitely need extra prenatal vitamins to support them and the fetus. A research among women aged from 50 to 79 years old who were with breast cancer and were taking multivitamins for over 7 years averagely, had a lower death rate 30% from this invasive disease, compared to the group who didn’t have any women supplement. So it is still a little beneficial for women to take multivitamins. But which supplement is the best multivitamin for women?
There are some multivitamin products in the market serving for both of men and women. But there are still some tiny differences in formulas when we’re comparing the multivitamins for women and men. The multivitamins for women will have more calcium dosage than men’s, according to the special inner requirement of women, especially when girls are growing up or when they are in menopause. It contains more skin, nail, and nourish ingredients (e.g. antioxidants, herbs, vegetable/fruit blend) in women’s multivitamins, relatively there are more strength or muscle elements for men’s.
Let’s go through following typical women multivitamins and choose the best multivitamin for women after you read this article.
- Non GMO verified herbs and vegetables. Whole food based vitamins and minerals, easy to swallow, easy to digest, even in an empty stomach. One tablet per day
- Dosage of vitamins and minerals are extremely low
- Time released for beauty/antioxidant/fruit/green/vegetable blend, and digestive blend to ensure an easy absorption in body
- Large size, two caplets per day
- Hair, nail and skin blend with MSM, fruit/green/vegetable blend, organic mushroom blend for immunity defense
- Large size, one tablet daily, lower cost than GNC’s
The best multivitamin for women aged 50+, we recommend for the following product:
For the kid and teenage, the best multivitamin is (no other brand has so refined product line as GNC did):
2 – 12 years old, GNC milestones™ Kids Multi Gummy
12 – 17 years old, GNC milestones™ Teen – Multivitamin For Girls 12-17
Normally, the teen can take the adult’s formula when she is over 14 years old.
There is still something you need to know. We have to choose the right formula for you or your family in additional to the product quality. As the individual’s age and gender vary, we have to refer to RDAs (Recommended Dietary Allowances) and ULs (Tolerable Upper Intake Levels) standards from the institute of Medicine of National Academies. The DVs (Daily Values) in the product label are not updated for a quite long time (established in 1968 by FDA), so sometimes it can be misleading. Do not to exceed the ULs before you receive any suggestion from a doctor.
Here’s the information for reference purpose only, it cannot be a substitution for professional advice from your healthcare physicians. We’ll be appreciated if you can share this article to your friends.