The main sources of critical nutrients for women at reproductive age are calcium, iron, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin B12, vitamin A and carotenes.
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Middle-aged women at risk for heart disease received little benefit from taking vitamins C, E or beta carotene, researchers said
If you are a vegetarian you may need to take more Vitamin B and Vitamin B12.
Calcium intake can reduce your risk for osteoporosis. You should be consuming at least 1000 milligrams a day. When you take a calcium supplement make sure that it contains vitamin D which is needed to absorb calcium properly.
Vitamin D is also a potent immune system modulator.
Magnesium can protect against heart disease, diabetes and colon cancer.
Vitamin K is good for bone health
folacin (folic acid) for the production and maintenance of new cells. (especially important for pregnant women or women that are thinking about getting pregnant) It helps to prevent birth defects and has also been found to help lower the risk of colon and breast cancers.
Folate and vitamin B12 work together to protect cognitive function.
Maca is an herb known for its effective relief of menopausal and premenstrual symptoms.