Best Womens multivitamins are the ones geared toward women over 50 is that they contain slightly more iron and less calcium and vitamin D. Iron is responsible for transporting oxygen via your bloodstream, making it crucial for energy metabolism — especially if you’re doing a lot of high-intensity physical activity. That said, supplements with higher iron content can make you feel slightly nauseous or constipated, depending on the form of iron in the specific brand you’re taking.
When it comes women’s multivitamins, you should only take one to fill potentials gaps in your diet while still attempting to meet your nutrient needs through food. Only 10% of Americans are eating enough veggies and fruit — not to mention the fact that 10% of us don’t get enough dietary fiber, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and omega-3’s, according to the Centers for Disease Control. We’re also lacking in choline and vitamins A, D, E, and C, the federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 found. These nutrients have one main, overarching theme: They’re all found in plant-based foods, seafood, and fortified dairy products (or non-dairy alternatives).