Critical Vitamins for Every Woman

Dr. Oz sheds light on one of the most confusing health issues: What vitamins you should be taking daily.

Critical Vitamins for Every Woman

If you’ve ever stood paralyzed in the vitamin aisle, facing the alphabet soup of supplements, fear no more. This is Dr. Oz’s list of critical vitamins that every woman should be taking. And if you know your ABC’s, this list should be easy to remember! 

Helpful Hint: When purchasing your vitamins, check for bottles labeled 100% daily allowance on label.


A Multivitamin

Multivitamins fulfill your nutritional needs for the day. Take half in the morning and half at night. Multivitamins contain:

Vitamin A – critical for healthy vision and skin

Vitamin B – a metabolism booster

Vitamin C – keeps your immune system strong, especially important during cold and flu season.

Vitamin D – promotes healthy bones (and your immune system)

Vitamin Efor healthy development of muscles and brain function

Additional Vitamin D

Dr. Oz recommends taking additional vitamin D. To learn more about the benefits of this supplement click here.

 

Omega 3’s

To keep your brain, heart and eyes healthy, take Omega 3’s every day. For women, the daily dose of Omega 3s is 1000 mg; for men, the dosage is 600 mg.

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