Benefits of Multivitamins for Women

by Sharon Hopkins

More often than not, women tend to neglect eating a well balanced and nutritious diet on account of their busy lifestyles and also at times because of juggling their personal and professional lives. Such inadequate diets do not offer a woman’s body with the essential nutrients that are required to remain healthy. Thus many women are recommended to take multivitamins on a daily basis and these would contain the recommended daily dose of the various minerals and vitamins that are required by the body.

Multivitamin supplements for women are generally preferred to individual vitamin or mineral supplements as they generally contain the adequate proportions and dosages and also eliminate the need to consume an array of tablet supplements. Hence most doctors will recommend that women consume a good multivitamin formula which will have all the high quality minerals, vitamins, amino acids, anti-oxidants, enzymes, amino acids and even herbal supplements. A good multivitamin for women is one that is not made up of synthetic chemicals and is instead made up of natural food factors.

One of the benefits of multivitamins for women is that they contain beta carotene which is known to protect women from heart diseases and cancer and is also known to boost their immune system. Beta carotine also acts as a good anti-oxidant which is useful in preventing various skin disorders in women and also helps in improving their vision. Some other benefits of multivitamins for women are that if taken during pregnancy they tend to reduce the risk of the child suffering from neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida. Benefits of multivitamins for women especially if they are consumed by elderly women is that they tend to improve the functioning of the women’s immune system by reducing the risk of infectious diseases and almost cutting into half the number of days they would fall sick.

There are also specific vitamin supplements like vitamin D and calcium that are highly recommended for women as they tend to reduce the rate of hip fracture especially in the case of older women. Another one of the benefits of multivitamins for women especially multivitamins that contain minerals is that they tend to reduce the incidence of low birth weight infants and also preterm birth. This is however more common a problem among low income groups, particularly in the developing world.

There are also certain multivitamins that contain calcium and are hence highly beneficial in protecting women against osteoporosis. In fact it has been observed that the rationale use of multivitamins by women will also help in reducing their overall health care costs.

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