What Vitamins Should a Woman Take on a Daily Basis?

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 growth.

       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 deserves.

***Author Dt. Mrs. Maithili Kelkar is B.Sc.(Hons)HSc in Food and Nutrition, Postgraduate Clinical Nutrition Dietician/Nutritionist, Mumbai.


Friday, June 28, 2019