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Importance of Vitamin D, Calcium and Multivitamins for Women

Vitamins and Supplements for Women

Many women are concerned about their health and well-being, especially as they age. One of the most important aspects of maintaining good health is ensuring adequate intake of essential nutrients, such as vitamin D, calcium, and multivitamins. In this blog post, we will discuss why these nutrients are vital for women, how much they need, and how to get them from food and supplements.

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus, which are essential for bone health. Vitamin D also supports immune function, mood regulation, and prevention of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers. Women need at least 600 IU of vitamin D per day, but many are deficient due to lack of sun exposure, skin pigmentation, or dietary restrictions. To ensure adequate vitamin D levels, women should eat foods rich in vitamin D, such as fatty fish, egg yolks, cheese, fortified milk, and cereals, or take a supplement.  We recommend vitamin D3 in combination with vitamin K2.

Calcium is a mineral that is crucial for building and maintaining strong bones and teeth. Calcium also plays a role in muscle contraction, nerve transmission, blood clotting, and hormone secretion. Women need about 1,200 mg per day. However, many women do not get enough calcium from their diet, especially if they avoid dairy products or have lactose intolerance. To meet their calcium needs, women should consume foods high in calcium, such as milk, yogurt, cheese, broccoli, kale, almonds, tofu, fortified orange juice, and soy milk, or take a supplement if needed.

Multivitamins are dietary supplements that contain a combination of vitamins and minerals that are essential for normal growth and development. Multivitamins can help fill in the gaps in the diet and prevent deficiencies of certain nutrients that may cause health problems. Women may benefit from taking a multivitamin that is specially formulated for their age group and life stage, such as prenatal, postmenopausal, or senior. A multivitamin can provide women with extra amounts of folic acid, iron, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, and other nutrients that they may not get enough of from food alone.

In conclusion, vitamin D, calcium, and multivitamins are important nutrients for women's health and well-being. Women should aim to get these nutrients from a balanced diet that includes a variety of foods from all food groups. However, if they have difficulty meeting their nutritional needs through food alone, they may consider taking supplements after consulting with their doctor. By doing so, they can improve their bone health, immune function, mood stability, and overall quality of life.


Complete Healthcare for Women - Obstetrics and Gynecology


Richard Lorenzo, D.O.

Kortney Jones ARNP

Kortney Jones, ARNP Kortney Jones, ARNP Kortney Jones is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She provides ob-gyn services including birth control, pregnancy and prenatal care, and infertility as well as gynecological services such as women’s health and wellness, abnormal uterine bleeding, endometriosis, pellet hormone therapy, and menopause.

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