Due to fast paced living and excessive
work life stress, taking care of oneself tends to be pushed to the background.
This is especially true for women who, while managing both work and family,
forget to maintain a balanced diet, hydrate and even exercise. Lack of proper
healthy lifestyle added with too much stress and tension gravely affects the
overall health of women and leads to multiple illnesses and symptoms. Moreover,
women’s bodies have special needs at different stages and that requires extra
care. Are you wondering what vitamins
should a woman take on a
daily basis? Read on to find out.
5 Essential Vitamins
for Every Woman
Vitamin A and C – These
vitamins are antioxidants that protect against damage from free radicals and
prevent ageing and other issues of the eyes, skin, heart and brain. Consumption
of these vitamins increases and strengthens immunity system and protects the
skin from damage due to pollution and UV radiation. They also stimulate cell
Vitamin B – B vitamins
including folate improves metabolism and provides energy to your body. These
vitamins prevent you from feeling exhausted all the time and boost your work
efficiency. They stimulate cell growth and red blood cells which provides
oxygen and energy to the body and thus transforms calories to fuel. These
vitamins are especially necessary during pregnancy.
Vitamin D3 – This
vitamin is particularly necessary for those women who stay indoors most of the
time and thus barely get any sun exposure or apply too much sunscreen. Those
who suffer from Vitamin D3 deficiency often have hormonal imbalances and mood
swings and also bone and brain health issues.
Vitamin K – Most women
suffer from bone diseases and Vitamin K deficiency is a major reason behind it.
Vitamin K improves bone health, prevents blood clots and also maintains heart
health. Intestinal problems or consuming cholesterol medicines can lead to
deficiency. Apart from having Vitamin K rich diet, multivitamins are very
important to make sure that the required amount is getting consumed.
Vitamin E – Another
antioxidant vitamin, Vitamin E prevents skin cancer and other skin related
diseases like ageing. Moreover it facilitates cell growth and stops cell
mutation. It also protects the eyes from problems like cataract especially in
older women. It is fat soluble which is also very beneficial and thus a very
important component in women’s diet.
These vitamins are essential for every woman to have a
healthy body and to function properly. Not only do they keep a lot of diseases
at bay but also provide energy and strength to work throughout the day. They
provide the extra nourishment that women’s bodies need. However regular diet
does not provide these vitamins in the correct amount required. Purayati’s
Multivitamin for Women is one of the best multivitamin
tablets for women in India as it provides all the required vitamins and
nutrients and gives an all round health support that every woman needs and
Mrs. Maithili Kelkar is B.Sc.(Hons)HSc in Food and Nutrition, Postgraduate
Clinical Nutrition Dietician/Nutritionist, Mumbai.