The physiology of female body demands consumption of certain vitamins and minerals in higher amounts and hence, composition of multivitamin supplements for women are different than those for men. Before looking for multivitamin tablets for women, it is important to understand the requirement of vitamins and minerals through different stages of life of an adult woman.
Vitamin and Mineral Requirement in Adult, Pregnant and Lactating Women
Adult women need all the essential vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, and vitamin K, along with minerals such as iron, zinc, and calcium. Micronutrients such as folic acid and iron are required in higher amounts in female body. For adult women, the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for iron is 18 mg per day. In pregnant women and lactating women, 27-30 mg per day iron intake is recommended to avoid risks of severe anemia. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, all women of child-bearing age need to consume 400 mcg of folic acid every day. During pregnancy, folic acid supports the development of fetus and placenta. Further, pregnant and breastfeeding women are advised to 1,000 mg of calcium every day
Vitamin and Mineral Requirement in Post-Menopausal Women
Though the exact reasons behind osteoporosis are still being researched, it has been observed that women reaching menopause are more prone to osteoporosis than men. After menopause, the level of estrogen in female body decreases sharply and this has been associated with the onset of osteoporosis. The gradual loss of bone mass in post-menopausal women can result to fractures even with minor falls or sudden strains. Moreover, various research studies have shown that Asian and Caucasian women are more likely to suffer from osteoporosis compared to their black counterparts. Hence, it is essential for all women reaching menopause to increase the intake of calcium and vitamin D in diet.
Calcium supplements in form of calcium citrate and calcium carbonate are recommended for senior women. However, the amount of calcium intake should not exceed 2,000 mg per day often as this might increase risks of kidney problems. Vitamin D is required for calcium absorption. Outdoor time with a moderate exposure to sunlight for about 20 minutes every day can help fulfil the body’s requirement. Men and women over 50 years are recommended daily intake of 600 international units (IU) of vitamin D. Older women are advised to seek medical supervision before taking vitamin D supplements to avoid any complication.
Purayati’s Multivitamin Tablets for Women& Senior Women
Purayati’s Multivitamin Tablets for Women and Senior Women have been formulated keeping in mind the vitamins and minerals that are most required by adult and post-menopausal female bodies. Purayati’s Multivitamin Tablets for Womencontains 23 vital nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin B complex (including folic acid), vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin K. Further, the product contains an increased dosage of calcium for strengthening bones. Purayati’s Multivitamin for Senior Womenis rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to support the dietary requirements of women over 50 years. Both these products have been manufactured at ISO and FSSAI certified plants.