Multivitamins for Women: Why Are They Important?
There's a long-standing line of thinking that women are more proactive when it comes to taking care of their health… and the sales of supplements and wellness products bear this out! It makes sense — many areas of women's health respond well to nutrition, from skin health to fertility to bone health and overall vitality. How can you tell if the supplements you choose rise to the task of meeting your nutritional needs? Read on to learn more.
iwi’s multivitamins offer specific, plant-based formulas that can help you in each of those areas so you can support your health based on your personal needs. From necessary vitamins and minerals to omega-3 fatty acids, our multivitamins provide you with everything that you need with the perfect combination of all-natural ingredients.
Why Is a Women’s Multivitamin Important?
Nutrition isn’t only crucial for hair, skin, and nails — it’s also essential for your health in general, from your immune system to your everyday bodily functions. Finding a multivitamin that provides the nutrients your body needs is key.
That’s why we’ve made one of the best multivitamins for women with the power of our unique, algae-based omega-3s. With just two softgels per day, you can nourish your entire body, including its vital functions. Our supplement allows you to provide your immune system, brain, heart, and more with extra support for overall healthy bodily function.
What Are Key Nutrients for Women’s Health?
A long list of important vitamins and minerals supports women’s health.Vitamin A supports your immune and reproductive systems, and vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a powerful antioxidant that supports immune health. B-complex vitamins like thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin B6 help support your nervous system, energy absorption, and bone health.
VitaminB9 (folate or folic acid) plays another critical role in women’s multivitamins and helps your body produce red and white blood cells. Proper bodily function requires enough vitamin B12, vitamin D3, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, and omega-3s. That’s why you’ll find all of these essential vitamins and minerals in our Women’s Daily Multivitamin.
Our dietary supplement is all about holistic health, which is why it also includes ingredients like biotin, chlorophyll, and cranberry extract. Biotin helps support healthy hair and nails, while chlorophyll is an antioxidant that can help support the immune system and maintain healthy energy levels. Cranberry extract may help support the health of the bladder and urinary tract. One of the key ingredients our Women’s Multi features is algae-based omega-3 for added, plant-based support. Omega-3s are vital to general health and wellness, which is why they are a priority in every one of our supplements.
How Does Algae-Based Omega-3 Make a Difference?
Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fats found throughout many cells in our body, making up cell membranes, providing energy, and supporting several bodily functions. There are three main types of omega-3 fatty acids: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).
ALA is considered an essential fatty acid because the body cannot synthesize it on its own. In order to receive ALA, the body must take it in through diet. On the other hand, EPA and DHA are considered non-essential. The body can create EPA and DHA using ALA, but only in small amounts. As a result, EPA and DHA should be made a priority to add to one’s diet either through foods or supplementation.
ALA can be found in plant-based sources like walnuts, plant oils, flaxseeds, leafy greens, and more. On the other hand, DHA and EPA are usually only found in fish. Because ALA is so abundant in the foods we eat, there is no need to supplement it, whereas it is much easier to fall short on the other two important nutrients.
Enter algae. Algae is one of the richest forms of EPA and DHA omega-3s in nature. Fish are well-known for being an extremely high source of the two marine omega-3 fatty acids, but fish cannot produce them on their own, instead getting them through their algae-heavy diets. Algae-based supplements allow you to get your omega-3 directly from the source.
Consuming algae is a great way to enjoy the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids can support general heart health by supporting healthy blood pressure, circulation, and cholesterol levels. DHA supports brain and eye development, while EPA supports emotional wellness and is a structural component of healthy brain cells. EPA and DHA omega-3s each contribute to maintaining cognitive function by supporting memory and motor skills through aging.
What Are Prenatal Supplements?
When you’re carrying a child, proper nutrition becomes even more important. Eating a balanced diet full of nature-made whole foods can be difficult for everybody, especially pregnant women. Fortunately, the right supplement can help you get the nutrients you need to support your and your baby's health. Save yourself the stress of figuring out how to get all the right nutrients by getting a large portion all from one place.
Our Prenatal Supplement incorporates a wide variety of nutrients to support brain health, bone health, and immunity for yourself and your baby. These once-daily prenatal vitamins are designed to get you and your baby the nutrients you need for healthy growth — and a healthy pregnancy overall.
Fulfilling these nutritional needs will support your overall health during the prenatal period, making a one-a-day supplement or pill a ritual essential for women. Our supplement contains the right combination of ingredients, specially formulated to completely support your and your baby's health.
iwi’s Prenatal Supplement is formulated withomega-3-rich algae as the foundation. Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial nutrients during pregnancy in order to support the healthy development of a child. Both DHA and EPA provide several benefits for the mother and baby.
DHA has a vital part in supporting the brain development of a child both during pregnancy and through childhood. It also has an important role in supporting the healthy development of the retina and the eyes as a whole. EPA is also important during pregnancy as it helps maintain a healthy mood and overall emotional wellness for the mother.
Many women miss out on receiving adequate amounts of omega-3 during pregnancy, so taking a prenatal supplement is a great way to ensure you and your baby get everything you need for healthy growth and development.
How Does iwi Differ From Other Brands?
Although iwi is not the only omega-3-rich women’s supplement, we are proud to stand out amongst the crowd. Many women’s supplements that provide omega-3s do so through fish oil, leaving you with a fishy aftertaste or upset stomach. iwi’s algae-based omega-3s have no aftertaste or foul smell, allowing you to focus solely on getting the nutrients you need.
Our algae supplements also provide one of the most powerful, bioavailable forms of DHA and EPA omega-3s. Compared to fish sources of these nutrients, like fish or krill oil, omega-3s from algae are absorbed at least 50% better by the body. This means that it takes far smaller amounts of algae to produce the same amount of omega-3 as fish or krill. As a result, we can protect the krill and fish necessary for maintaining the ocean ecosystems.
Many women know that their body's need for omega-3 is higher during pregnancy and breastfeeding, but fish brings with it the risk of exposure to marine contaminants like mercury, PCBs, and microplastics. Here's another algae advantage: because iwi grows our algae in saltwater ponds in the middle of the desert, our omega-3 is completely free from those harmful pollutants.
Not only do we differ in the product, but we also differ in practice. iwi farms all of the algae used in our products through sustainable methods that are as good for the environment as they are for you. Our production methods use saltwater, CO2, and desert land, allowing us to preserve precious resources like fresh water and protect the environment for future generations. We also recycle over 97% of the saltwater that we do use.
Altogether, iwi cares about your health, your baby's health, and the planet’s health, setting ourselves apart from other options. Ultimately though, you must experience the difference for yourself!
Choose iwi for Your Health
Whether you are looking to get the nutrients you may be missing daily or want a supplement that will support you and your child throughout your pregnancy, look no further than iwi. Our supplements are a fantastic tool for women to get the nutrition they need from a non-GMO, gluten-free, plant-based, sustainable source with no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or fillers.
We’re completely transparent about our ingredient list so that you always know you’re getting a high-quality multivitamin supplement. Our supplements are free of artificial colors and dairy — with iwi, you get high-quality products that make a difference. Explore our entire family of products to see all the benefits that you can gain with just one small addition to your daily routine.
Choose iwi today to deliver the essential nutrients you need to help you meet your daily values for healthier living.