Women's Vitamins

Women's Vitamins

Women go through lots of changes throughout their lifetime, from pregnancy to menopause, and at these stages, you may need to introduce vitamins so your body can function as it should.

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What women’s vitamins should I take?

 

Most women will get all of the nutrients they need from their diet, but if you’re over 50, are a vegetarian or vegan, are pregnant, or have very heavy periods, you might need to introduce vitamins to boost your levels.

 

You may wish to try folic acid, iron, calcium, vitamin B12, and vitamin D, which help your body function as it should.

 

If you’re unsure which vitamin you need, it’s a good idea to opt for a multivitamin targeted for women’s health, which will have all of the nutrients you need to stay healthy in one single tablet.

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Centrum Women - 30 Tablets

£8.49

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Centrum Advance 50+ - 60 Tablets

RRP £9.99£8.99

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Valupak Multivitamin - 50 Tablets

RRP £1.29£1.19

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Centrum Advance 50+ - 30 Tablets

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Frequently Asked Questions

Vitamin supplements don’t cause acne.

 

Acne is a skin condition caused by hormonal changes in your body, like those during your period or when you’re pregnant.

 

Although some vitamins can help to support healthy skin, they don’t affect your hormones, so they shouldn’t affect your acne.

 

If you have acne and have found that normal skincare routines haven’t helped, we recommend speaking to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

 

They could recommend a treatment like benzoyl peroxide that can help to ease moderate to severe breakouts.

Yes, you can overdose on vitamins and supplements, so it’s important to take care with the supplements you’re taking.

 

You should not take more than one multivitamin a day.

 

These products will often contain the same vitamins and this can lead to you accidentally taking too much.

 

If you’re taking a multivitamin, you should also be very careful if you’re taking any separate singular supplements, such as a vitamin d supplement — you could end up taking too much if these overlap.

 

You can find out which vitamins and minerals are in your supplements by checking the nutritional values table on the packaging, so make sure you’re never doubling up on any nutrients.

 

If you have any concerns, make sure to speak to your doctor or pharmacist, just in case.

Menopause is a huge hormonal change for women - it’s when the body stops producing the hormone oestrogen, resulting in absent periods and a range of unpleasant side effects.

 

The vitamins A, B-12, B-6, D, and E may help to reduce the symptoms of having a low amount of oestrogen in your body.

 

These vitamins may help to improve the strength of your bones, limit mood swings and increase energy levels.

There are vitamins that are important for you to take during pregnancy, and vitamins you should strictly avoid as they may cause harm to your unborn baby.

 

If you’re pregnant or think you could be, it’s recommended that you take folic acid and a vitamin D supplement.

 

You should take 400 micrograms of folic acid every day, from before you become pregnant until you’re 12 weeks along.

 

This reduces the risk of problems in the baby’s development in the early stages of pregnancy.

 

Avoid cod liver oil or any supplements containing vitamin A as it could harm your baby - always check the label for retinol, as this is another word used to describe vitamin A.

Vitamins do not contain oestrogen, but if you’re lacking this important hormone, there are vitamins out there that may be able to increase the amount your body produces.

 

The B vitamins may play a vital role in the creation of oestrogen, and in turn, a low level can reduce the level of oestrogen.

 

Vitamin D functions as a hormone within the body and can work together with oestrogen to fight things such as cardiovascular disease.

A hormonal imbalance can affect your mood, weight, appetite, and appearance, like your skin and hair.

 

So, it’s important to provide your body with the supplements it needs to stay healthy and balanced.

 

The natural plant nutrient diindolylmethane (DIM) promotes hormone, breast, and uterine health, in addition to supporting estrogen metabolisation.

 

Omega 3 is anti-inflammatory which may ease certain symptoms of a hormonal imbalance, and can even improve blood flow throughout the body.