Let's face the facts. We all know it's important to have the correct vitamins daily, but do we really know what we should be taking, how often and what brands should you trust? In today's article, I am going to talk about what vitamins you should be taking and what brands I suggest.
According to Healthline.com, It’s important to get enough nutrients on a regular basis, or you could experience a nutrient deficiency. These deficiencies can affect your health, and you may experience noticeable symptoms and side effects. Fatigue and headaches are two of the most common side effects of nutritional deficiencies.
Some side effects and symptoms can indicate specific nutrient deficiencies:
Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet can indicate a vitamin B deficiency.
Muscle cramps can indicate deficiencies of magnesium, calcium, or potassium.
Fatigue, weakness, and muscle aches can indicate a vitamin D deficiency.
Memory loss can be a sign of a vitamin B12 deficiency.
Mouth ulcers, fatigue, or gray hair can indicate a folate deficiency.
Poor night vision, bumps on the back of the arms, or dandruff can all indicate a vitamin A deficiency.
According to theCenters for Disease Control and PreventionTrusted Source(CDC), vitamins and micronutrients are essential for normal cell function, growth, and development. Since we can’t produce all the nutrients we need, we must get many of them from food.
The following vitamins are imperative for the body to function properly:
vitamin A, which is essential for healthy vision, skin, and skeletal tissue
vitamin B1 (thiamin), which helps the body metabolize fats and produce energy
vitamin B2 (riboflavin), which is an antioxidant and protects the body’s cells against free radicals
vitamin B3 (niacin), which can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease
vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), which is essential for hormone production, immune system health, and producing energy
vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), which helps produce myelin, a protective layer around cells
vitamin B7 (biotin), which is necessary for the metabolism as well as healthy skin, hair, nails, and cells
vitamin B9 (folate), which is necessary for the proper functioning of the nervous system
vitamin B12 (cobalamin), which is essential for the production of healthy red blood cells and nerve cells
vitamin C, which is essential for growth and repair in body tissue
vitamin D, which aids in calcium absorption and allows for healthy bones and optimal immune function
vitamin E, which protects against free radicals and can boost the immune system
vitamin K, which can help the blood to clot and prevent excessive bleeding, and keeps your heart healthy and your bones strong
choline, which is important for liver function, nerve function, and muscle movement
I'd suggest trying to consume your vitamins through the food you eat, but if you can not get the daily recommended intake through your food, that is when you vitamin supplements come into play!
Ritual is a monthly vitamin subscription service that offers the following vitamins in a single tablet:
Methylated 4th generation Folate Omega-3 DHA Vegan DHA from microalgae Saskatoon, Canada Vitamin B12 Methylated B12 Bridgeport, Connecticut Vitamin D3 Vegan-certified D3 from lichen Nottingham, UK Iron Gentle, ferrous bisglycinate chelate Ogden, Utah Vitamin K2 Pure, non-soy form of K2MK7 Oslo, Norway Boron Food-form Boron Momence, Illinois Vitamin E From mixed tocopherols Buenos Aires, Argentina Magnesium Chelated form of Magnesium
Ritual is huge on knowing where their ingredients come from, and they have multivitamins for different demographics.
OLLY The Perfect Womens Gummy Multivitamin
This delicious gummy vitamin supplement brand is a once a day multi vitamin with B vitamins to support energy, Vitamin D & Calcium to support bone health, along with vitamins A, C & E.
Olly products all have delicious tastes, and this one specifically is one of my favorite tasting.
Women's Multi Vegan MultiVitamin
SugarBearHair Women's Multi-Vitamin gummies are an easy-to-use, scientifically formulated, vegan vitamin complex designed for women!
These berry flavored multivitamins are formulated with Vitamins B-12, C, D-2, E, Glutathione, Vegan Omega-3s, Folate, Vegan Collagen Booster blend.
One Daily Multivitamin for Women
These vegetarian capsules contain NATURAL Vitamins A, B Complex, C, D3, E, K2. Minerals - Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium and antioxidants from ORGANIC Fruit and Vegetable Extracts.
Features B12 from Methylcobalamin, B6 from P-5-, MTHFR-friendly Folate (not Folic Acid), Biotin, Vitamin C from Organic Acerola Cherries, Vitamin E from Organic Rice Bran, Plant-based Calcium from Algae, Iodine from Organic Kelp
This brand is also GMO Free, Soy Free , Gluten Free, No Gelatin, No Preservatives, Coloring or Flavoring
Multivitamin for Women
This 250 count supply of Centrum Multivitamin for Women has Iron, Vitamins D3, B, antioxidants, micronutrients and iron as an energy supplement, as well as biotin, antioxidants and vitamins A, B, C, D3 and E.
With this tablet, you only need to take once a day, and is recommended to take these with food.
Multivitamin Complete Softgels
Women's Gummy Vitamins