Do vitamins really work? If so, which are best for women? To say the least, navigating nutrition, vitamins and minerals can be a major challenge. And while it’s possible to get all the vitamins and minerals you need from a carefully planned diet, most of us fall short of eating perfectly balanced meals every day.
At Adriatica Women’s Health, our purpose is to help women of all ages achieve optimal health. In addition to advanced OB/GYN care, we offer women’s health supplements in McKinney, Texas.
There are certain vitamins all women need — including vitamins C, A, D, E, K and B. We share a few of those supplements and their benefits here.
Antioxidant Vitamins (Vitamins A, C and E) for women’s health
These fat-soluble antioxidants:
- Fight free radical damage (the root cause of aging)
- Strengthen your ability to fight colds, infections and other illnesses
- Protect your vision and skin from UV light damage and environmental pollution
- Help protect healthy cells and cell mutations
Essential for women’s health: Vitamin D
Vitamin D is vital for bone/skeletal health and for preventing mood disorders and hormonal imbalances. It can be found in certain foods and through sun exposure.
The Vitamin D Council suggests that healthy adults take 2,000 IU of vitamin D daily; more if you get little-to-no sun exposure. Our all-women team will work with you to pinpoint how much vitamin D you need.
B vitamins are great for women’s health
B vitamins are important for your metabolism, warding off fatigue and boosting brain function. They also work with other nutrients (like iron) to make red blood cells, and to help turn the calories you eat into “fuel.”
Magnesium is an essential vitamin for women
If you often experience leg cramps, insomnia, muscle spasms, anxiety, headaches and digestive issues, you may have a magnesium deficiency. Magnesium helps regulate calcium, potassium and sodium and is essential for more than 300 biochemical functions to take place in the body.
Don’t forget Omega-3 fish oils
The ideal balance of Omegas keeps the heart, brain and immune system at their healthy best. Generally, a ratio of about 2:1 omega-6s to omega-3s is ideal for preventing arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, depression and more.
A women’s vitamin must-have: Calcium
You may know that calcium is crucial for bone strength, but it’s also a key player in:
- Regulating heart rhythms
- Supporting muscle function
- Controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels
When taken with other key nutrients like vitamin D and magnesium, calcium has been shown to help guard against some of the biggest health threats to women: heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and cancer.
Be at your best with local women’s health expertise
For all the stages of your life, the team at Adriatica Women’s Health strives to be your healthcare partner. Whether it’s state-of-the-art OB/GYN care, helping you overcome infertility, guiding you through menopause, or advising you on women’s health supplements, we’re here to make things right. We’ve earned the trust of thousands of women in North Texas, and we look forward to earning yours, too.
To learn more, call 855-398-5962, or use our online form to schedule your appointment today.