5 Vitamins Women Should Take

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Speak to your doctor about adding the following 5 vitamins women should take into your diet:

1.       MULTIVITAMIN

Multivitamins fulfill your nutritional needs for the day. Take half in the morning and half at night.

2.       VITAMIN D

If preventing colon, prostate and breast cancers, building strong bones, fighting off colds and slowing aging sound like a good deal to you, look for it all in one simple package: vitamin D.

3.       OMEGA 3

Fish oil contains fats that our body can’t produce. It lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases and enhances cognitive functions. If you don’t eat fish, it’s advisable to take 1 gm per day.

4.       CALCIUM

Calcium is essential for good bone health and to prevent diseases like osteoporosis. Since the calcium content in dairy products isn’t enough, women under the ages of 50 should consume a supplement with 500 mg of calcium and those over 50 years of age, should aim for a supplement with 800-1000 mgs of calcium.

5.       FOLIC ACID

Folic acid is a must for any woman who has even a slight chance of becoming pregnant. Even for women who aren’t trying to get pregnant, folic acid is needed to make DNA and red blood cells.

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