The 10 Best Multivitamins of 2022 for Women

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Your diet can only get you so far, and a multi can help you get the vitamins and minerals you’re missing on your plate, as long as it’s full.

A complete multivitamin will fill in common nutritional deficiencies with plenty of calcium, magnesium, and potassium; provide microminerals like iron, zinc, iodine, selenium, copper, manganese, molybdenum and chromium (we all have daily needs too, mind you); and ideally have non-essential, but supportive trace minerals, such as boron and silica. The addition of plants and bioactives is also a major plus.

Your personal eating habits will determine which multi is best for you. If you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, be sure to choose one that contains a complete B vitamin complex with all 8 essential B vitamins. Iron and iodine are also essential for plant eaters.

Another point to consider is the dosage of the ingredients. There’s no point in investing in a supplement that only provides your body with a pinch of vitamins and minerals. Look for high-potency formulas that provide a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals at or above 100% of the recommended daily value. Just note that some of the larger minerals (calcium, magnesium, and potassium) are harder to squeeze into a capsule, so they’re often included in slightly lower doses to reduce portion sizes.

As for the packaging? “I’m a strong believer in recyclable packaging, which doesn’t introduce more plastic to our planet and also protects the valuable ingredients you pay for,” Ferira previously recommended. “For that combination of environmental impact and UV protection for your multi-ingredients, amber glass does the trick,” she adds.

Finally, you will want your multivitamin to adhere to your personal values. If you already favor a vegan diet free of GMOs, artificial sweeteners and synthetic colors, why not look for the same in your daily multi?

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