Erin Stokes, Naturopathic Doctor, MegaFood Medical Director | July 2019
You’ve likely heard about the importance of a multivitamin to fill the gaps in your diet, but maybe you haven’t made the leap to actually start taking one. And perhaps you wonder, “Does it even make sense to take a multi?”
Food is always the first place to get your nutrients. Yet the food we eat can fall short. A look back at any of our diets over the last 24 hours reveals that nobody’s perfect on the nutrition front (or on any front for that matter!). With a quick review of everything you’ve had to eat over the last day, can you see some ways that your diet could be better? I know I can. The truth is that none of us eat perfectly, and there are inevitable gaps in our nutrition. A high-quality gender and age-specific multivitamin helps you cover your bases to ensure that you’re getting the nutrients you need.
The world of multivitamins can be overwhelming, and the right solution for you is not a “one size fits all” equation. As a woman, your health needs change over time, and you want to make sure you’re taking the right multivitamin to meet those needs. No matter your age, there is an option for you in the women’s multivitamin collection formulated by award-winning integrative medical physician, Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. As always, check in with your healthcare practitioner before taking a new supplement.
20s and 30s: Multi for Women
As you zoom around your life whether for work, family or social commitments (or all of the above!), it’s easy to get run down and not get the vitamins and minerals you need from diet alone. One nutrient to pay particular attention to in your 20s and 30s is iron, since it’s needed for cellular energy production. In fact, one of the most common symptoms of low iron is fatigue. MegaFood Multi for Women has 15 mg FoodState® Iron to help replenish iron lost during monthly cycle.* It also contains a full spectrum of B vitamins to support healthy energy production and nervous system health.*
40s: Multi for Women 40+
Women in their 40s usually have a renewed focus on health and wellness. With that focus comes a closer look at nutrients and their roles in the body, with a particular emphasis on bone health. This is a common time when your doctor may suggest that you get your vitamin D levels checked. And, did you know that close to 90 million Americans are either insufficient or deficient in Vitamin D?1 Multi for Women 40+ contains 1000 IU (25 mcg) of FoodState vitamin D plus vitamins K1 and K2 to support already healthy bones.* Because calcium and magnesium are best taken separately from a multivitamin, Multi for 40+ is formulated without calcium and magnesium. An excellent companion supplement to any of the women’s multis is MegaFood Bone Health.
50s, 60s and beyond: Multi for Women 55+
By 50, most women are experiencing changes associated with menopause. Once you’ve transitioned through menopause, you’ll want to also transition your multivitamin. Once women stop their monthly cycle, they will not be losing iron monthly and generally don’t need to supplement with iron in their multivitamin (unless specifically recommended by your healthcare practitioner).* Multi for Women 55+ contains the unique addition of Green Tea Leaf Extract to support a woman's unique physiological needs.*
All of our doctor-formulated multis do have some important features in common, such as a convenient 2-tablet serving size. These tablets can be taken anytime of day, even on an empty stomach, making it so much easier to be consistent with your multi! All formulas also contain methylated forms of FoodState® B12 & Folate, and active forms of B2 & B6. They are all made with real food like broccoli, carrots, brown rice and oranges from trusted farm partners, certified glyphosate residue free, non-GMO Project Verified and gluten, dairy and soy-free.
Regardless of your age-specific multi, the entire doctor-formulated collection provides provides nutrient forms of vitamins and minerals at potencies recommended for women like you during your varying phases of life.*
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1 The CDC Second National Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition in the U.S. Population