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  • Should Women Take Supplements? Sources and Dietary Needs

    Should Women Take Supplements? Sources and Dietary Needs

    All vitamins and minerals are important for good health. Vitamins and minerals often work together in your body. It’s usually best to get your vitamins and minerals from many different types of food in all of the food groups. Fill your plate with fruits, vegetables, dairy, grains, and a variety of protein foods to build a healthy plate.

    Find out which vitamins that can help you most!

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  • The Best Vitamins to take for Women

    The Best Vitamins to take for Women

    Women have specific nutrient needs that change throughout their lifespan. For example, teens have different nutrient needs than postmenopausal women, and pregnant and breastfeeding women require greater amounts of specific nutrients than non-pregnant women. What’s more, nutrient needs may differ depending on your overall health and lifestyle. Although vitamin supplementation isn’t necessary for all women, some may need to supplement to reach their recommended intake levels. This article reviews vitamins for women, including vitamin sources, dietary needs, and why some women may benefit from supplementation.

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  • What is Vitamin C?

    What is Vitamin C?

    Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps protect your cells against the effects of free radicals — molecules produced when your body breaks down food or is exposed to tobacco smoke and radiation from the sun, X-rays or other sources. Free radicals might play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamin C also helps your body absorb and store iron.
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  • What is Vitamin D?

    What is Vitamin D?

    Vitamin D is a nutrient you need for good health. It helps your body absorb calcium, one of the main building blocks for strong bones. Together with calcium, vitamin D helps protect you from developing osteoporosis, a disease that thins and weakens...

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