Why Are Vitamins Important for Women’s Health?
Women today are busy. We are working, traveling, raising families, learning new skills, and pushing the boundaries of what we can accomplish like never before. Some examples include building companies, running for office, and making breakthroughs in science and engineering.
In short, we are multitasking masters—which means our bodies need all the additional support they can get to keep us at the top of our game. Because the truth is, being on the go 24/7 sometimes means we forget to do things like, oh, eat healthy, get enough sleep at night, or schedule that annual checkup.
The good news is that taking a daily multivitamin is one of the simplest ways women can support their nutritional needs at every age and every stage of life.
Why do women need vitamins and minerals?
As extraordinary as the human body is, it’s still not completely self-sufficient. We need certain nutrients that the body can’t produce on its own, and the simplest way to get them is to acquire them through the food we eat.
Of course, when you’re so busy that lunch is a granola bar you found in your yoga bag and dinner is whatever’s easiest to pick up on the way home, it’s safe to say you may not be getting all of the essential vitamins and minerals you need from your daily diet.
Yet, those nutrients are absolutely vital to the countless jobs your body performs every day—jobs like cell growth, energy production, and immune system support.
And not only that, but women need different amounts of vitamins and minerals in their daily diet at different points in their lives; this is why the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) levels developed by the Food and Nutrition Board differ by gender and age.
Let’s look at some important vitamins and minerals for women.
- Vitamin D
This important vitamin assists with calcium absorption to support healthy bones and immune function.
- Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is needed for the production of healthy red blood cells and to support brain and nervous system function. As we get older, the body is less able to absorb B12, which is why supplementation is often recommended.
- Folic acid/Folate
Folate is a B vitamin that is especially important for women who are pregnant or trying to conceive. Necessary for cell production and the development of a healthy brain and spinal cord in the first trimester, healthful diets with adequate folate may reduce a woman’s risk of having a child with a brain or spinal cord birth defect.
We’ve all heard that calcium helps build strong bones, but it’s also important for a healthy heart, nervous system, and muscles. The majority of our calcium supply (99%) is stored in our bones and teeth.
Iron is an essential mineral necessary for healthy blood cells, which in turn carry oxygen from your lungs to your organs and tissues. A woman’s menstrual cycle can deplete her healthy iron supply, and pregnancy will also increase the body’s need for iron. Supplemental iron can help support healthy iron levels in the body.
Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a role in more than 300 different cellular processes throughout the body, from energy production to blood pressure regulation. Studies have shown that many people may not consume an optimum amount of magnesium. As magnesium is an essential mineral, it is important for women at all ages to consume adequate magnesium, either through diet or in combination with supplementation.
Rainbow Light provides powerful daily support for women at every age.
Whether you’re 20, 40, or feeling fabulous at 60, Rainbow Light has a once-daily multivitamin made especially for your body and its unique needs. For more than four decades, we’ve been formulating superior-quality nutritional supplements grounded in nature, including a full line of products made just for women.
Here’s to being a multitasking goddess of the modern age.