Our body is just like a running vehicle. Vehicles need fuel to run. Similarly our body requires
proper diet, nutrients and supplements to work for. Fuel and diet can’t be anything. Diet that
we take has to be proper, well selected and specific. For that reason, we should consider adding
following nutrients to our diet.
Calcium- As we grow older, the process of osteoporosis speeds up. Osteoporosis is the process
of removal of calcium from the bones leading to fall in their tensile strength. You can meet the
daily requirements of the calcium by consuming dairy products, taking juices and calcium
Iron- A menstruating women undergoes a lot of blood loss. She can suffer from shortage of iron
in the body and hence turn anemic. It can be supplemented in diet along with fruits and juices
so as to meet this requirement. Vitamin C can enhance absorption of iron from the digestive
Omega 3 fatty acids- Fish oil is the richest source of omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids,
they possess tremendous anti-inflammatory action. They also protect against the heart
Vitamin D- As the age progresses, one loses his ability gradually to convert sunlight into Vitamin
D. No doubt using sunscreen lotion might prevent from skin cancer but it also diminishes ability
of sun rays to interact with bone calcium to get converted into vitamin D. In order to meet the
body requirements calcium and vitamin D can be supplemented externally.
Vitamin B6 and vitamin B12- Vitamin B6 act as a haematinic and vitamin B12 help in the nerve
Folic Acid- Folic acid deficiency in women can lead to birth defects in pregnant women. This
birth defect affects the brain and spinal cord. In addition folic acid can be obtained from leafy
and green vegetables, Orange juices and beans.
Beta carotene- Sources are apricot, papaya, potatoes and mangoes etc. Beta carotene scavenger
the free radicals and hence, prevent the cell damage. Its deficiency can be supplemented
Multivitamins for women have been launched into the market keeping in mind, the need of
women body. These products are designed especially for those women who have completed 5
decades of their life. Women after menopause require some extra amount of the nutrients.
Every women’s body is different and also their requirements. You can discuss with your general
practitioner or dietitician, the benefits or the advantages of a vitamin particular.
In the present article we have made a sincere effort to discuss the importance of the
multivitamin supplement for women. Most important are the folic acid, iron, vitamin C and
Vitamin D. However, each one of them holds equal importance at their place.
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