Women’s vitamins not only keep your body going they also help us repair the damage we inflict on ourselves. Take Vitamin A , it is vital in repairing cells or Vitamin C , it helps make collagen which is responsible for repairing our skin. Vitamin D is needed for the absorption and utilization of calcium. Calcium is needed to repair the bones we manage to break and the teeth we love to abuse. If you smoke you probably need a Vitamin C Supplement. Women in northern hemisphere climates, the UK for one, probably don’t get enough sun so a Vitamin D Supplement may be needed.
I want to tell you a little about each vitamin on this page. If you want more information about any women’s vitamin just left click on any of the colored, underlined, words. This will open a new window with more details.
As a society we pollute the air we have to live in than we put our bodies in this pollution without any protection. Vitamin E helps neutralize free radicals. This in turn repairs our skin from pollution and damage caused by being in the sunlight. It even helps repair our wounds and keep our eyes healthy. If you’re out in the sun a lot you may need a Vitamin E Supplement.
We already learned that vitamin D is needed to utilize calcium for bone repair. What makes the calcium stick where we need it? Vitamin K does by helping make the protein in bone tissue which causes calcium to crystallize.
The one thing all B vitamins have in common is energy. In one way or another they help create energy from the foods we eat. Vitamin B1 breaks down carbohydrates and helps convert them to energy. Among other things it is also used to transmit certain nerve signals. If you’re on a high-carbohydrate diet you may need a Vitamin B1 Supplement.
Besides helping to produce energy Vitamin B2 helps produce antibodies to protect us. Skin, nails and hair are constantly being renewed. This works out well because while it’s making antibodies it’s also making cells grow and stay healthy. If your nails are thin or brittle you may need a Vitamin B2 Supplement.
I like to call Vitamin B3 the women’s vitamin for S-X. It helps produce S-X hormones and helps with nervous system functions. Since it also helps with memory recall I can’t help wondering how much S-X and memory have in common. Hmmmmm! If you’re pregnant you need to talk to your health care provider before taking vitamin B3 supplements.
The workhorse of women’s vitamins is Vitamin B6 . It is busy helping all over the place. From producing serotonin, melatonin, and dopamine for your mental health to taking apart amino acids to producing RNA and DNA nucleic acids, it’s always busy. Oral contraceptives and antidepressants may make a Vitamin B6 Supplement a good choice.
Compared to vitamin B6 Folic Acid seems kind of lazy. Besides helping produce energy it’s only claim to fame is the formation and functioning of red and white blood cells. On the other hand I guess that’s a good day’s work. Folic acid also has the distinction of being the women’s vitamin that is deficient most often in our bodies. Alcohol and oral contraceptives will probably make a Folic Acid Supplement a must have.
The protector of our cells is Vitamin B12 . It puts a coating around each cell like insulation. When it’s not insulating cells it also helps keep our amino acid levels in a healthy zone. If you drink alcohol or are a vegetarian that avoids dairy products you may need a Vitamin B12 Supplement.
Besides helping to produce energy Biotin helps cells such as RNA and DNA become manufactured. Healthy hair and skin require Biotin. Alcohol and estrogen use may mean a Biotin Supplement is needed. A special note for drinkers of power shakes using raw eggs. Raw egg whites block the absorption of biotin.
Pantothenic Acid is a busy little women’s vitamin. It is busy maintaining several body functions while it’s building cells and antibodies. Like many of the other women’s vitamins this one has it’s own Pantothenic Acid Supplement line.
Fighting cholesterol is one of the great things Choline does. The Institute of Medicine just did a report linking it to memory, and heart, liver, and brain functions. If you have high cholesterol a Choline Supplement may give your body the extra boost it needs to help lower those high LDL numbers.