We understand that it’s hard enough to juggle a balanced diet, regular exercise and sufficient sleep, let alone knowing what the benefits are of taking certain vitamins and supplements. It’s clear that women and men have differing nutritional needs and certain vitamins are more relevant for women than they are for men and vice versa. However, there are also particular vitamins and supplements which can benefit both. Learn more down below!

Vitamins for Women

Iron: Iron deficiencies are a lot more common than you think, affecting 20-25% of the world’s population! Though men can also be iron deficient, women tend to be more susceptible to iron deficiencies because of monthly blood loss during menstruation. If dietary intake is inadequate, taking iron supplements can assist in maintaining energy levels, red blood cell production and much more! Our top WholeLife pick is Fusion Health’s Iron Advanced tablets.

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Folic Acid: Although folic acid is usually associated as a prenatal vitamin, it’s an important addition to your diet whether or not you are planning on having children in the future. This is because folic acid is a water-soluble vitamin and cannot be stored in your body. Taking folic acid vitamins can assist in forming red blood cells and reduce the risk of birth defects and miscarriages. Our top pick at WholeLife is Herbs of Gold’s Folic Acid tablets.

# Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. This medicine may not be right for you, read the label before purchase. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. *Nutritional supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate.

Calcium: It is clear that men and women can receive sufficient amounts of calcium through a balanced diet of foods that contain dairy, vegetables, and nuts to name a few. However, you may not be receiving enough calcium-rich foods if you are vegan or have a health condition that doesn’t allow you to absorb calcium. In addition to this, women are actually at a higher risk of getting osteoporosis! Calcium supplementation in postmenopausal women can assist in the prevention of bone loss which causes osteoporosis. Our top pick at WholeLife is Fusion’s Calcium Advanced tablets.

# Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. This medicine may not be right for you, read the label before purchase. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. *Nutritional supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate.

Vitamins for Men

Zinc: Men actually require more zinc than women! Taking zinc can assist in testosterone production and to support a healthy prostate necessary for seminal fluid production and overall reproductive health. Zinc is also an extremely beneficial supplement for immune function, DNA and protein production. Our WholeLife top pick is Herbs of Gold’s Ultra Zinc + Capsules.

# Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. This medicine may not be right for you, read the label before purchase. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. *Nutritional supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate.

Vitamins For both women and men

There are multiple vitamins which can benefit both women and men. Some of these include multivitamins, various antioxidants, magnesium and fish oil! Learn more about all of these vitamins in our previous A-Z Vitamin blog.

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# Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. This medicine may not be right for you, read the label before purchase. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. *Nutritional supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate.

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