Researched, developed and formulated by Dr. Dean St Mart PhD, Supplement Needs’ multivitamins for women are fully transparently dosed, containing the bioavailable and chelated forms of vitamins and minerals to maximise absorption and efficacy.
We ensure that our multivitamin supplements contain all the essential vitamins that’ll complement the everyday demands of your body.
Whether you’re a weekend warrior that’s always known as a ‘fitness fanatic’, or you’re simply looking to live a little healthier, a quality multivitamin is the first supplement you should consider taking on a regular basis.
What are vitamins and minerals?
If you’re new to the world of supplements, then you may be wondering what exactly vitamins and minerals are.
Put simply, vitamins are organic molecules that fuel the metabolic processes of your body. That means that vitamins play an essential role in key bodily processes such as maintaining healthy skin and bones, repairing tissue damage, energy production, red blood cell production and much much more.
The essential vitamins that your body requires can be divided into two categories; water-soluble vitamins, and fat-soluble vitamins.
Essential vitamins include Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B7 (Biotin), Vitamin B9 (Folate), Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin), Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K.
Minerals, on the other hand, are inorganic compounds. Just as your body requires essential vitamins to function properly, your body also requires some minerals. Examples of minerals that can be found in quality multivitamin supplements include Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Magnesium, Selenium, and more.
What are multivitamin supplements?
As you’ve just read, your body requires a large number of essential vitamins and minerals.
Multivitamin supplements are designed to combine the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs into a single, easy-to-consume capsule.
It’s because of this, that multivitamins are typically the ‘foundation’ of most people’s supplementation regimes, and are often the first supplement people begin to take before ‘stacking’ with other supplements as their fitness journey progresses.
Who should take multivitamins?
Whilst it’s entirely possible to obtain the vitamins and minerals your body needs from a healthy diet, many people choose to supplement this with a daily multivitamin.
In short - anybody can potentially benefit from taking multivitamin supplements.
Here at Supplement Needs, we recognise that women have distinct health requirements, which is why we have created dedicated multivitamins for women.
There are also certain population groups who may particularly benefit from taking a multivitamin supplement. These include vegetarians and vegans. Studies suggest that up to 80 to 90% of vegetarians and vegans may be deficient in Vitamin B12.
Similarly, the National Diet and Nutrition Survey found that 1 in 6 adults in the UK have low levels of Vitamin D.
Finally, pregnant women can also benefit from supplementation. The NHS recommends that pregnant women supplement their diets with extra Vitamin D and Vitamin B9. (If you’re looking for fertility supplements, explore our range here).
If you have any health concerns, you should speak to a medical professional as soon as possible. Always consult a medical professional before taking (any dietary) supplementation.
What to look for in a multivitamin supplement
There are hundreds, possibly even thousands, of different multivitamin supplements available on the market.
So, how do you choose?
To begin with, we wouldn’t recommend just buying the cheapest multivitamins you can find. This can have a number of drawbacks, which we’ve written about here.
Aside from that, you should also look for a multivitamin supplement that has the following properties:
- Is transparently dosed. You should have 100% visibility over what the supplement contains. Without this, you can’t be entirely sure as to what you’re consuming.
- Uses the active form of vitamins. This ensures that the vitamins are more ‘bioavailable’, meaning they are much easier for your body to absorb.
- Uses chelated minerals. This simply means that the minerals contained within the supplement are much easier for your body to absorb.
- Is manufactured in-line with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). This ensures the multivitamin has been safely designed and produced.
- Has been developed by a reputable company. You should only take supplements that have been created by properly credentialed product formulators.
Here at Supplement Needs, all of our multivitamin supplements meet the above criteria. We take great pride in the fact that our products are manufactured from the highest-quality, bioavailable vitamins and minerals. Plus, they’re developed by Dr. Dean St Mart PhD - one of the UK’s leading product formulators.
Where can I find more information on multivitamin supplements?
Supplement Needs has created The Ultimate Guide to Buying Vitamins & Multivitamins which aims to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision when buying a multivitamin supplement.