Human body needs nutrients for every process. Every period of human life brings some new requirements when it comes to nutrients, and people must be aware of that. Also, it is not and should not be the same if you are a man or a woman, because their needs for vitamins and nutrients are also very different.
There are various multivitamins on the market these days. You should be careful when choosing the brand, because sometimes, aggressive marketing is not what will get you the best quality product or the most easily absorbed nutrients. Many of these supplements contain 100% of recommended daily allowances (also known as RDA), but people frequently fail to recognize that these are only minimal amounts of vitamins and minerals necessary for the human body. By using 100% of the RDA you will only prevent lack of those substances in the body.
There are also some products claiming to contain “foundational nutrients”. Any of these should contain probiotics, some omega 3 fatty acids and also some coenzyme or Co Q10. Good bacteria, also find in yogurt and good sources of Co Q10 and omega 3 fatty acids can be very helpful if used with healthy diet and regular physical activity every day.
How to Choose Multivitamins
Teenagers need nutrients to be able to cope with their weird eating habits and diets, as well some to provide plenty of energy for all of their activities and the growth of their bodies at the same time. Teenage girls' multivitamins should include magnesium, calcium, iron and vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 will support the menstrual cycle, while magnesium and calcium will maintain their bones healthy. Teen boys need more vitamin A, zinc and sarsaparilla. Male hormones can provoke acne in teenagers, and these supplements should be able to deal with that problem. Also, notice the difference – male teens don’t need iron supplements.
Adults need multivitamins and supplements in order to be able to maintain optimal immune system and provide sufficient energy. These supplements can also work against stressful occasions in everyday life and against some seasonal problems.
Pregnant women, breastfeeding moms or even those thinking about becoming pregnant need specific nutrients, as said “for two”. Their multivitamins and supplements should contain selenium, zinc, manganese, copper, calcium, magnesium, but also vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid.
Women after the menopause won’t need supplemental iron, but supplements and vitamins that will provide energy and support their urinary and bladder health are more than welcomed. Men after the age of 50 need something to keep their prostate healthy, as well as the rest of their body and provide sufficient energy as well.