Vitamins are core macronutrients that are necessary for optimal health, but how much do you really get in your diet? Are you sure you are getting the right amounts of vitamins?
As you progress through life, the likelihood of being vitamin deficient in one area or another is more common than you may realize. In fact, women of childbearing age are more likely to be deficient in several vitamins including vitamin D and B6. Here’s a look at what you need to know to ensure your vitamin needs are met. That way, as you progress through life, you can continue to live it as your best possible self.
What Vitamins Should Women Take?
Getting enough vitamins can help you feel your best. Here are some of the best vitamins for women to include in their daily diet and supplement ritual.
Calcium is one of the most familiar nutrients because you might constantly remind your little ones to drink their milk. You may not have realized but calcium is just as vital for women as it is for kids. Since your body doesn’t produce its own calcium, you rely on your diet to meet your daily needs. Many adult women don’t get enough calcium in their daily diet which makes them a prime candidate for dietary supplements.
Your bone structure is what benefits the most from calcium. Weight-bearing exercises can also help strengthen your bones. That means in addition to calcium supplementation or dieting, establishing a strong exercise routine can be very beneficial as well. You can also try the Recovery IV Drip Package after a tough workout to get you back on your feet and naturally supplement muscle, energy and stress recovery.
Calcium is found in dairy products such as cheese, milk and yogurt, as well as dark leafy greens such as broccoli and kale. Calcium-fortified foods such as soy products, cereal, fruit juices and milk substitutes are all also great sources of calcium.
Folate is a water-soluble vitamin commonly found in leafy green vegetables such as spinach, asparagus and even fruits such as cantaloupe. Folate aids in the production of DNA, so it allows your cells to function properly.
For women who are pregnant, folate is critical for the health of fetuses in the early stages of pregnancy and has even been shown to prevent the cause of birth defects from vitamin supplementation. Folate — also known as folic acid — is also shown to help reduce the feeling of nausea, a common side effect of morning sickness and pregnancy.
Folate is one of the essential B vitamins, but what are the rest? B vitamins are commonly referred to by their names or by number. The reason these are typically grouped together is that they work together as a team in your body.
The B vitamins have a range of functions ranging from burning fats and glucose for energy while others aid in our mental health with the production of serotonin and strengthening memory. Adequate levels of B6 in your diet have been discussed in relation to a lower risk of cancers. These B vitamins are essential for energy consumption and cognitive performance which is why they are included as core ingredients for Energy and Focus IV Drip Package.
Also known as CoQ10, this helpful vitamin is produced naturally in our bodies. However, the production of CoQ10 reduces over time with age. But why is it important? There are a number of health benefits connected to adequate levels of this water-soluble vitamin. Some of the benefits include:
- Reducing headaches.
- Improve exercise performance.
- Improve insulin sensitivity and regulate blood sugar levels.
- Ease muscle weakness and pain associated with the intake of statins.
While there isn’t a clear answer yet on whether treating low levels of vitamin D can prevent heart attacks, it is confirmed that low blood levels of vitamin D puts individuals at an increased risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke and diabetes.
Another consideration of the benefits of vitamin D includes its link to calcium. Vitamin D aids with the absorption of calcium, strengthening your bone health. Your bones are not the only part of your body that benefits from vitamin D, either. Adequate amounts of vitamin D can also be very beneficial for your skin. Because of these findings, vitamin D may also play a role in aiding your skin in sunburn recovery.
Vitamins Every Woman Should Take
The above listed are perhaps the most essential, but they are not all there is. Other vitamins such as vitamin K and iron also play a crucial role in everyday women’s health. The best way to ensure you are getting adequate nutrients is with a proper diet. Drinking lots of water and eating plenty of healthy fats such as monounsaturated fats, found commonly in nuts and avocados, can help aid in your body’s intake of these vitamins since vitamins are either water or fat soluble.
Receive Vitamins Through IV Therapy
When you live a busy life, it can be hard to ensure you’re getting enough vitamins in your diet. One review suggests that 41.6% of adults in the United States are deficient in vitamin D. Another finding suggests that as high as 80-89% of vegetarians and vegans could be deficient in B12 vitamins.
Supplements are one of the most frequently used ways adult women maintain their vitamin needs, but sometimes, even supplements may not be enough. That’s why more and more women are considering IV therapy treatments to supplement their dietary needs. IV therapy is an easy and convenient way for women to promote their health and wellness while getting vitamins such as vitamins B and C, calcium, magnesium and other essential nutrients.
Book Your Mobile IV Therapy Today
Mobile IV Medics brings IV therapy to promote women’s health right to you. Book your appointment online or call us at 833-484-7477. When it comes to your health, what matters most is you. We provide a convenient alternative solution to your daily wellness goals.
About the author
Brad Wenderoth, Pharm.D.
Brad Wenderoth, Pharm.D. is a licensed pharmacist and co-owner of Mobile IV Medics. With over 16 years of healthcare experience, Brad is bringing his expertise and passion for patient care to the Mobile IV Medics patient population. Prior to Mobile IV Medics, Brad worked in varying areas including both direct patient care and hospital leadership at Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, nationwide health system pharmacy consulting for Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), and professor of pharmacy at the USC School of Pharmacy. He holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Arizona, a pharmacy practice residency from USC, and a lean six sigma green belt from Johns Hopkins.