Our Recommendation for Women over 50
Women Over 50 Can Lack Some Essential Vitamins
Calcium and Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 MK7: Calcium and vitamin D are critical nutrients to protect bone health. To better absorbe calcium vitamin K2 MK7 is essential. As vitamin K2 is not so common in normal diet, a supplement is in general recommended. Always consult with your physician for recommendation on calcium supplementation. For women over 50 at least 1200mg of calcium is recommended. Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorbtion. Ensure your multivitamin has at least 600 IU of vitamin D, preferably in the form of vitamin D3.
Vitamin B12: B vitamins, especially vitamin B12 are important for energy and neurological function. Absorption of this key nutrient can decrease as you age, so look for at least 2.4mcg of vitamin B12 in your multivitamin.
Iron: Most women over 50 will not require supplements of iron, so make sure you don’t choose multivitamin including iron.
Always speak with your health care provider about your individual needs for any supplements.