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Vitamins & Minerals For Women

Women's nutritional needs change as they age and pass through the various life stages. Women who take the contraceptive pill will require different supplements to those who are experiencing menopause.

Breast feeding and pregnant women have huge nutritional needs and menstruating women are different again.

Supplements for women

Many of the vitamins and minerals listed below can be taken as a part of a good multivitamin and mineral supplement. The dosages listed provide a guideline for the levels you should expect to find in the supplements and should be taken on a daily basis.

Pregnant and breast feeding women will have different requirements (see ...)

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Many women are deficient in a number of vitamins and minerals and you will need to take the time to figure out your exact nutritional needs before embarking on a program of supplementation. The information listed here should assist with this process.