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This list of the best multivitamins for women 2020 is to remedy the existing situation. The existing situation of misrepresentation, negligence, flat out misleading.

The Best & Misrepresented Multivitamins For Women 2020Namely, finding a proper high-quality multivitamin can truly be a challenge these days. In this regard, have you ever found yourself spending hours upon hours on this seemingly mundane task?

I mean, the biggest issue with this is not that there’s a huge number of supplements. But rather the fact that the available best-of and bestseller lists provide such different and at times I feel truly inaccurate recommendations.

Throughout this article not only will you learn all about the best supplements, but also I will introduce you to the worst & misrepresented ones. Those are the supplements that are recommended by other websites as the best ones but that actually are nothing of that and thus, shouldn’t be there. And I’ll explain exactly why that is the case every time.

Furthermore, this article is not only for women in their reproductive age, but also we’ll cover vegetarian, vegan, prenatal, postnatal, and multivitamins for women after their reproductive age.

So, it’s gonna be a long one but bear with me here. I researched every single multivitamin I could possibly find online (which is probably close to some 1000 different supplements) to provide the most accurate insights to date.

Hence, while the article is a long one, I’m hugely confident that this will not only be very insightful but also a huge overall time-saver for you. Moreover, the longness is kind of subjective as you don’t have to read it all to benefit. You’re more than welcome to jump right into the section that’s most relevant to you.

Buyer’s Guide – The Every Criterion For The Best

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1. The Conventional Approach For Nutrient Amounts

You might not yet be totally familiar with this but there are a number of different approaches you can take when shopping for a multivitamin for yourself. This mostly has to do with how much nutrients (vitamins, minerals, and additional beneficial substances) a supplement aims to provide.

The two most popular ones in this regard are the conventional approach and what I like to refer to as the unconventional one (as it really is that).

Of these, the unconventional approach focuses on what is regarded as the best practices when it comes to vitamin and mineral amounts. And it is a little untraditional, not everyone will agree with it.

Whereas the conventional one is all about making sure that you get all those nutrients in amounts that are no less than or reasonably above 100% of the Daily Value (where it is appropriate).

Speaking of this article, it is specifically designed around multivitamins for women that meet the 100% Daily Value criterion (conventional approach). Whereas if by any chance either now or in the future you happen to be interested in supplements for women that are based on the best practices for nutrient amounts, you can learn all about them on this article.

2. The Nutrient Forms Make Or Break The Supplement

While the first one is arguably one among the most important aspects when choosing a multivitamin, there’s something else that’s incredibly crucial as well. Likely even more impactful than that of nutrient amounts.

In particular, I’m speaking of the nutrient forms (vitamin and mineral forms) used in the supplement.

How Nutrient Forms Are Typically Shown On The Label

With nutrient forms, I refer to those compound names you usually see behind any given vitamin or mineral on the supplement label (like Potassium Iodide or L-Selenomethionine).

Why they are important?

Well, because these are directly responsible for how bioavailable the actual nutrients are. Or in other words, that how easily or poorly your body will be able to absorb the actual nutrients present in the supplement, and thus, benefit you.

To better illustrate this, let’s look at an example. Say, the label says your getting 1 mg of Copper Bisglycinate Chelate in one supplement and 1 mg of Cupric Oxide in the other. Both of these nutrient forms are used to add the mineral Copper to a supplement. But are they equal in how they’ll benefit you?

No, not at all. The supplement containing 1 mg of Copper Bisglycinate Chelate will properly provide you with Copper. Whereas when it comes to 1 mg of Cupric Oxide it turns out this is a form that the human body can’t absorb any Copper from [RRR].

So, just to make it absolutely clear, you have a supplement saying you’ll get 1 mg of Copper. But because that Copper comes in a form of Cupric Oxide you won’t actually get any Copper. The label is just saying you will. But you won’t. And this is exactly the importance of this.

What I am trying to get across is that not all nutrient forms are created equal. The example we looked at is not some hypothetical or imaginary thing, Cupric Oxide is a form actually used in supplements. And while it is the most extreme example, there are still a bunch of nutrient forms that will barely benefit you [R, R].

That said, with the best multivitamins for women we’re after the supplements that do use the best and most beneficial nutrient forms available.

3. Avoidance Or Ignorance Is Not A Fix, Additives Matter

Additives (aka the other ingredients) seem to be universally for no good reason forgotten aspect when considering supplements. I mean, it’s truly rare to see any reviews or “best of” lists putting any attention on them.

But that’s just plain ignorance. Or even avoidance borderline negligence.

High-Fructose Corn Syrup Is Extremely Common Among All Kinds Of SweetsThe thing is that absolutely everything we put into our bodies matter. Whereas assuming that something won’t affect you “just because there’s so little of it that you probably consumed” is naive. And many manufacturers do prey on that notion.

My point is, even in the smallest amounts truly harmful substances (like High-Fructose Corn Syrup or Hydrogenized Oils) will affect you in the most devasting of ways (like causing diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, coronary artery disease, liver damage, stupidity etc) [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

But not all additives are like that.

You’ll find also truly harmless ones (ones that are not only deemed to be so by authorities, thus allowed, like those two already mentioned) or even beneficial ones. In fact, in many ways having additives is absolutely crucial for the making of the supplement. So, there’s a lot of good that’s possible.

But it all depends on the actual ones.

Either way, when speaking of the best multivitamins for women 2020, our focus will be those harmless and beneficial ones wherever and whenever that’s possible (and most appropriate without compromising too much if any on the formula).

4. Quality And Manufacturing Is Another Often Forgotten Aspect

Apart from the aspects we already looked at, there’s also one additional that’s way more subtle but just as important. And that’s the aspect of multivitamin’s quality and the manufacturing practices employed.

Quality And Manufacturing Is Another Often Forgotten Aspect When Considering The Best Multivitamins For Women

What I mean is that you can’t really assess those two by just plainly looking at the supplement. Most of the time you’ll have no idea.

This is why I feel you should also never buy any random supplement you find in some random local store near you. Despite how appealing or captivating the packaging is or the promises for using it are.

Ultimately, the best way to assess this is just straight up being (at least to a degree) aware of the background of a company. And that usually takes a considerable amount of research. Whereas that research takes time.

But that time is well worth the effort because it can change absolutely everything as miserable manufacturing practices usually mean pathetic supplement.

I mean, it’s like having a great concept or an idea and then absolutely failing when it comes to executing and creating the actual product.

Hence, I think by now it goes without saying that we’re only really interested in supplements that are either great or to the very least decent when it comes to this particular criterion.

5. What About Additional Benefits? You Interested In Those?

While vitamins and minerals are usually the main things any multivitamin for women is about, there’s often also the aspect of additional beneficial substances.

Additional Beneficial Substances Do Matter In The Best Multivitamin Supplements But Only To A Degree

These substances are generally all about compiling an extra set of benefits for your overall health and well-being through various extracts, herbs, roots, and all kinds of other substances.

Thus, they can be extremely valuable and they generally are a good thing.

However, there will be times when such substances you should rather avoid, like when pregnant or nursing. Reason being, you can’t always be absolutely sure that any one of them won’t harm you or your baby as most of the time they tend to not have been tested or studied properly for that compatibility.

So, being on the safe side does mean we should be for the most part avoiding these substances when considering the list for Prenatal and Postnatal supplements.

That said, I feel there can’t be any harm if all that are added are some extracts of your mundane/typical fruits and vegetables. I mean, surely those are fine in your diet, then why the added extracts to your supplements shouldn’t be?

Whichever may it be the case, still, we will put our main emphasis primarily on the vitamins and minerals a supplement contains. And only after that, it’s a matter of additional beneficial substances.

6. Price Must Be Appropriate To The Value Provided

Not many people are actually ready to spend adequate amounts of money on proper supplements.

Whereas when it comes to a few cocktails at the local pub, a couple of meals at McDonald’s or going to movies dropping $40-$60 or above is a no big deal. The kind of usual mundane thing.

Price Must Be Appropriate To The Value Provided

But when it comes to getting a month’s worth of a solid supplement for $40 there’s this misconception that it’s too much. That’s too expensive.

But is it really?

I mean, that supplement does way more for your long-term health and success than all of those three others combined. This is not to say that those things are not important. Neither this is to say that a multivitamin is this magical thing that will solve all your problems and make you unconditionally healthy.

However, if you’re well aware that you don’t exactly have the luxury to do sports every day, practice mindfulness daily, sleep 8-9 hours a night, eat only organic food, and otherwise live a remarkably healthy life in every way possible…

You’re damn right investing in a proper multivitamin is a pretty good place to start.

Even if it’s only an incremental step towards your better health. At the end of the day, it can change absolutely everything.

21 Best Multivitamins For Women 2020 – The Best Researched List On The Web. No Fluff

No. 1 | Garden of Life Vitamin Code Women (Review) – It’s Exactly Like Food With Natural Co-Factors And Everything

garden-of-life-vitamin-code-women-review-updatedAccording to the manufacturer Garden of Life Vitamin Code Women “is a comprehensive whole food multi-nutrient formula, specifically designed to meet the unique needs of active women during their reproductive years, providing the nourishment the body craves to maintain optimal health and well-being” [R].

While that’s a pretty comprehensive and formal explanation of all that it actually is, I simply see the supplement as the most badass conventional multivitamin for women that is currently available.

So, what’s so special about it?

Quite frankly a lot of things. I mean, pretty much every single aspect about it is either great or ideal. But the biggest thing of all – their RAW Food-Created Nutrients technology.

In essence, it basically means that all of the nutrients (vitamins and minerals) found in the Garden of Life Vitamin Code Women are derived from whole foods together with their natural co-factors.

Hence, making the supplement as natural as a supplement can ever really be. And this is due to those co-factors making it all in essence chemically identical to what we would get otherwise through food.

garden-of-life-vitamin-code-women-ingredientsThen there’s that notion of most everything being in amounts equal to or reasonably above 100% Daily Values. And even when they aren’t, they’re still enough (on why that is the case you can learn in the full review).

Plus, you get every single nutrient in the book. Plus, there are only two additives both of which are great (harmless). Plus, there’s also a number of additional beneficial substances to bring about quite a few extra benefits.

For example, these can help improve digestive health, reduce the risk of cancer, deliver very powerful antioxidants to facilitate detoxification, eliminate toxins from the body, fight free radicals and oxidative stress, as well as provide a number of other benefits [RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR].

That said, the Garden of Life Vitamin Code Women is not all sunshine and rainbows. There’s one considerable drawback.

The supplement offers zero preformed retinol. That’s a vitamin A form that our bodies can utilize immediately and that can’t really be replaced by any amounts of Carotenoids (or Beta-Carotene specifically). Despite the around flowing misconceptions that it’s possible [RRRRRR].

While this may seem like a big deal, it’s actually not. Because this one’s easily fixable with an additional singular vitamin A supplement.

Other than that, this Vitamin Code Women supplement is a very well-received one. A comprehensive look at all customer reviews that I could possibly find revealed that above 91% of people who have purchased and tried the supplement, loved it (global success rate).

This is the exact supplement I would buy if conventional was my approach and I was a woman.

No. 2 | MegaFood Multi for Women (Review) – Vitamins & Minerals Fully-Derived From Food

megafood-multi-for-women-updatedSimilarly, as its male counterpart, also MegaFood Multi for Women must be your choice if you have no regard to the additional beneficial substances but care deeply about getting all of those vitamins and minerals.

In that regard, probably the most awesome thing about this supplement is that it’s another one that is fully committed to doing it all-natural.

You won’t find a single nutrient in this one that hasn’t been derived from actual food. For example, you get stuff like vitamin E from organic brown rice, or vitamin B9 (Folate) from broccoli, or vitamin C from organic orange. And there’s lots and lots more of that.

Furthermore, it does an absolutely amazing job at being no less than or reasonably above 100% Daily Values (where it is appropriate) most of the time.

megafood-multi-for-women-ingredientsStill, there are a few drawbacks that must be noted.

The most obvious one is that of lacking preformed vitamin A (which can’t really be replaced by any amount of Beta-Carotene). Which to be honest is quite a common occurrence among supplements using nutrients derived from natural sources. And is not really a drawback that’s hard to fix [RRRRRR].

The supplement also does not offer any Boron or Vanadium, which might not be that big of a deal for hardcore 100% Daily Values people as these don’t exactly have established percentage values. But other than that, not a fan of Copper amounts as they’re pretty insignificant.

As for the additives, the MegaFood Multi for Women uses three – all of them completely harmless.

As for the global success rate, it seems to be really positive but I feel there are not enough reviews yet to say for sure (only close to 100 customer reviews). Still, judging by the reviews I was able to come across it might be above 91%.

This is the exact supplement I would buy if I was a woman, conventional would be my approach, and the Garden of Life Vitamin Code Women wouldn’t exist.

No. 3 | MegaFood Multi for Women 40+ (Review) – Arguably The Slightly Worse Version Of Its MegaFood Sister

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MegaFood Multi for Women 40+ is a multivitamin that’s almost identical to the MegaFood Multi for Women.

It derives all of its offered vitamins and minerals from natural sources. It confidently provides by far most of its nutrients in amounts of no less than 100% Daily Values. It uses the same harmless additives,

It even has the same drawbacks. The easily fixable lack of preformed retinol (vitamin A). The complete lack of not-Daily-Values-established-minerals such as Vanadium and Boron. As well as the scarcity of Copper.

But what about the differences then?

Those lie fully in the nutrient amounts.

The MegaFood Multi for Women 40+ offers insignificantly less Beta-Carotene, considerably less Iron, and half the Folate (vitamin B9), whereas it adds some additional amounts of vitamin B1, B2, Molybdenum, and Chromium.

megafood-multi-for-women-40-plus-ingredientsIs that better? I’d say that likely no.

But still, I reckon the Iron should be more than enough. And even the Folate is likely to work mainly because of the incredibly beneficial and easy to absorb form that it’s in. [R, R, RR].

So, overall, it’s definitely still a very solid choice. And that even if you are someone below 40 – the supplement will work just fine for you too.

As for the global success rate, it’s, again, something that can’t be told for sure yet (I feel these MegaFood Multis are probably a rather new thing, under 100 customer reviews).

That said, it seems that the success rate might be above 95%.

This is the exact supplement I would buy if I was a woman, conventional would be my approach, and none of the previous supplements on this list would exist.

No. 4 | Natural Factors Whole Earth & Sea Women’s (Review) – Third-Party Tested Underappreciated Underdog

Natural Factors Whole Earth And Sea Womens Review – A Supplement Among The Best Multivitamin Supplements For Women

Whole Earth & Sea brand is one of the most memorable & underappreciated brands I’ve ever come across. In that sense, they do a ton of different things that only the very, very best brands do.

natural-factors-whole-earth-sea-womens-ingredientsStill, people haven’t really picked them up yet.

In its very essence, it doesn’t really differ from any of the previous ones on this list. Meaning, this one’s also about providing that essential nutrition that is as identical to the one that you would otherwise consume with food.

They do that through two of their signature methods – the Farm Fresh Factors™ and the EnviroSimplex® [R].

Plus, every end product is certified by ISURA™ (third-party laboratory) guaranteeing non-GMO-ness, as well as ingredient safety, purity, and potency.

Other than that, the Natural Factors Whole Earth & Sea Women’s does an incredibly good job when considering the nutrient amounts. You barely ever see anything falling below those 100% Daily Values. And even where it does, it’s quite appropriate to do so. Thus, it shouldn’t be considered as a drawback.

That said, there are, however, other things that should be considered such. Like the fact that the supplement doesn’t offer any vitamin K1, Molybdenum or Vanadium. And on top of all that, it also forgets to add that preformed vitamin A. Which is, again, an easy fix though.

In its defense, you’re getting vitamin K2 and you’re likely also getting some of those missing nutrients through the blend that they add to the supplement.

And while not being the most popular supplement, as far as the little on the scarce side customer reviews show, it still enjoys a profoundly solid success rate of above 88%.

This is the exact supplement I would buy if I was a woman, conventional would be my approach, and none of the previous supplements on this list would exist.

No. 5 | Naturelo Whole Food Multivitamin for Women (Review) – Natural Forms Over Deriving Directly From Food

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Naturelo is in many but more limited ways much like any of the previous supplements on this list. It’s about that naturality but in a little different sense than that what we saw.

My point being, although it seemingly is marketed as a full-on whole food supplement, it’s not the full story though.

In fact, as far as I can tell, very few of the nutrients found in this supplement are actually directly derived from whole foods. Most of them are just the natural forms used.

I’m not saying that’s bad. Not at all.

However, I do feel that they to a degree misrepresent that through their marketing and I’m not a fan of that.

That said, still, it’s not a deal-breaker. This purely because of the insane value that the Naturelo Whole Food Multivitamin for Women provides.

naturelo-whole-food-multivitamin-for-women-ingredientsLike the fact that it offers amazing nutrient forms. Or that what regards nutrient amounts, it doesn’t really fall below those 100% Daily Values. Whereas where it does, it’s completely fine and appropriate to do so.

On top of all that, the supplement offers more than a handful of different beneficial blends to really compile a bunch of extra benefits to the brain, heart, digestive, and eye health, as well as energy production-related benefits.

Thus, making such drawbacks as the lack of vitamin K or Vanadium obsolete. Whereas the shortcoming of lacking preformed vitamin A is, again, a very easy thing to fix.

What is not, however, that easy to fix is its the only remaining third imperfection. This one’s about Naturelo Whole Food Multivitamin for Women being a pretty expensive specimen of the conventional multivitamins for women.

But this is not to say that I would consider it overpriced. No, for what it offers, it’s a pretty good deal. Still, I feel the ones that came before this one are a better value for the money.

Lastly, when considering the additives, it’s all great news. The supplement has only one additive, which is a completely safe one.

Whereas as for the global success rate, it’s an absolutely insane one. More than 92% of customers who brought and tried this product were thrilled with it.

This is the exact supplement I would buy if I was a woman, conventional would be my approach, and none of the previous supplements on this list would exist.

No. 6 | Now Foods Daily Vits Tablet Version (Review) – The By Far Most Affordable Option. Busted Value For Price

Now Foods Daily Vits Review (Tablet Version) – One Of The Best Women Multivitamin Supplements

Much like the Now Foods Daily Vits Veg Capsules was the most affordable supplement when considering the best multivitamins for men, its sister – the Daily Vits Tablet Version – is the most affordable option when it comes to the best multivitamins for women.

The better question yet though, does that affordability comes at an expense otherwise?

now-foods-daily-vits-tablet-version-ingredientsI wouldn’t call it that but there’s definitely at least two reasons for it. First, NOW Foods typically tend to offer cheaper supplements just in general without any real compromises on quality. Second, this supplement doesn’t use any nutrients directly derived from natural sources.

Still, that doesn’t make it a bad one. In fact, the thing about this Now Foods Daily Vits Tablet Version is that it offers just magnificent value for the price.

To illustrate, you can get 8 month’s worth of nutrition for slightly above $15 (with the added discount at iHerb’s checkout using the respective link below). Which, to be honest, is just stupid.

So, no matter how in shambles your current (or at any time in the future) budget is, you don’t have a reason or an excuse to not get this one for your better health and filling in those nutritional gaps. Even if it means fasting a few meals in.

That said, in terms of the actual nutrition, while most of the appropriate nutrients are at least 100% Daily Value, a number of them still fall below that. Such examples include vitamin B2, B6, and B12, as well as Selenium, Copper, Chromium, and Molybdenum.

Though this can be deceiving.

The reason being, the supplement label refers to the old Daily Values. Whereas according to the new ones you’re only really short of vitamin B2, B6, Selenium, and Molybdenum. So, it’s not as bad as it may initially seem (new Daily Values must be on labels as of July 26, 2020).

Still, it lacks any kind of vitamin K and Vanadium whatsoever. Also, there’s that notion of worthless vitamin D form in this one. So, an additional proper singular vitamin D supplement will be a must.

Other than that, if those shortages bother you, I would suggest taking two tablets daily instead of just one. This would put most of the nutrients at 200% Daily Value, whereas all of the relevant ones that were below 100% would make it past that threshold [RRRRR].

Whichever way you do decide to go, it’s still hard to disregard the amazing price for value ratio. Plus, you get fully harmless additives. Moreover, the supplement also enjoys a marvelously high global success rate.

We’re looking at no less than 94% of all people who purchased it being satisfied and happy with the product.

This is the exact supplement I would buy if I was a woman, conventional would be my approach, and none of the previous supplements on this list would exist.

No. 7 | Innate Response Formulas Women’s Multivitamin (Review) – Arguably The Priciest Of Food-Derived Nutrition

innate-response-formulas-womens-multivitamin-review-updatedinnate-response-formulas-womens-multivitamin-ingredientsInnate Response Formulas Women’s Multivitamin puts zero attention to any additional beneficial substances. Instead, much like the NOW Foods supplement we just looked, this is, again, something mainly focused on providing only the necessary core nutrients.

But unlike that NOW Foods supplement making sure that these core nutrients are derived from natural sources.

In fact, Innate Response as a manufacturer is all about promoting “human health and well-being by formulating plant-based nutritional supplements that support the body’s innate healing responses.” [R]

And that is something that truly shines through this and many other supplements of theirs.

As regards the nutrient amounts, it’s very rare to see it drop something below the updated 100% Daily Values (where it’s not appropriate to do so). The only two culprits here are the Selenium and Copper. Whereas the only mineral completely missing is that of Vanadium.

And yeah, of course, given it’s derived fully from natural sources it doesn’t have that preformed retinol (vitamin A) either. Which is an easy fix nonetheless.

Other than that, it adds absolutely everything in some of the most beneficial nutrient forms.

Hence, any real drawback is that of the price. Which while isn’t that inadequate, would definitely earn it a higher place on this list of the best multivitamins for women still.

Regarding the success rates, I feel it’s a little too little reviewed to say for sure for now. However, it seems that it might be hitting that global success rate of above 94%.

This is the exact supplement I would buy if I was a woman, conventional would be my approach, and none of the previous supplements on this list would exist.

No. 8 – No. 21 | The Rest Of Awesome Multivitamins

It can’t really be denied that people are often more interested in the top end of a “best of” list than they are in its bottom half.

Which does make absolute sense. And thus, keeping that in mind, for the time being, I have not added the descriptions for the supplements on the remainder of the list. So, here’s just the full rundown of the rest of the list.

No. 8 | Innate Response Formulas Women’s 40+ Multivitamin
No. 9 | Solaray Once Daily Woman Multi-Vita-Min
No. 10 | Garden of Life Vitamin Code Family
No. 11 | FutureBiotics M.V. Senior Complete Multivitamin Formula
No. 12 | Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw One Once Daily Multi-Vitamin for Women
No. 13 | Deva Vegan Multivitamin & Mineral Supplement
No. 14 | Innate Response Formulas, One Daily
No. 15 | Garden of Life MyKind Organics Women’s Multi
No. 16 | Country Life Core Daily-1 Multivitamin
No. 17 | New Chapter Every Woman Multivitamin
No. 18 | Nature’s Way Alive! Garden Goodness Women’s Multivitamin
No. 19 | Nature Made Multi For Her
No. 20 | Garden of Life MyKind Organics Women’s Once Daily
No. 21 | Pure Encapsulations PurePals (with Iron)

13 Worst & Misrepresented (Bull*hit) Multivitamins For Women 2020 – Many Other Lists Mislead

I feel there’s a lot of misinformation out there about supplements in general. And this is absolutely the case also when considering the best multivitamins for women 2020.

Worst & Misrepresented Multivitamins For Women

Hence, I feel it’s ridiculously important to take some time and spread the knowledge about those misrepresented supplements. Those same supplements that have ended up on various best-of lists without any real reason for it.

Meaning, this section is about explaining to you exactly why these other supplements that you may find on some other list somewhere are not included in the list you see above or any of the lists below (and why they shouldn’t be there).

That said, this is in no way to mean or assert that I know everything. I don’t.

However, a lot of thought has gone into any of the lists. So much thought in fact, that I can confidently explain exactly why I haven’t put certain supplements here on these lists.

But the most important reason for this is I want to make you more aware and well-equipped when comparing the recommendations and when just shopping for a proper multivitamin supplement in general.

I hope this section will be a helpful one.

And you’re more than welcome to suggest additional supplements for this section. I’ll add explanations for those when I’ll be updating the article.

*** | One A Day Women’s VitaCraves

It’s such a shame to see One A Day Women’s VitaCraves being listed among the best multivitamins for women (or the best gummy vitamin for women) because it is anything but that.

Let me explain.

To start off, let’s look at the vitamins and minerals it offers. In this supplement, you’re getting vitamin A, C, D, E, B6, B7, B9, B12, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iodine, and Zinc. So, what does this mean?

Well, it means that you’re getting zero amounts of 5 crucial vitamins (vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, K) and you’re completely short of 9 crucial minerals (Magnesium, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Chromium, Molybdenum, Boron, Vanadium, Iron).

Furthermore, it’s not like you are getting proper amounts or even nutrient forms from those nutrients (that the supplement has) either. 50% of vitamin A, C, and E, 27% of Iodine, 17% of Zinc. Or forms like Zinc Sulfate, Cyanocobalamin, dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride – not the best of all the options available, to say the least.

I mean, call me crazy but One A Day Women’s VitaCraves lacks more nutrients than it actually provides – you’re getting 12 different ones but 14 crucial ones are completely missing.

One A Day Womens VitaCraves Artificial Colors Are Pretty Common In Candy

How is that of “the best multivitamin for women” in any context?

But this is not all. In fact, you are actually screwing yourself over even more than just raw nutrient amounts or forms.

There’s also the aspect of additives. In this regard, not only does it use such extremely harmful substances as artificial colors (FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Yellow #6) but it also uses a ton of sugar in that formula [RRRRRRRR].

I mean some will try to convince you that you have only minute amounts of sugar there but that’s just ignorance. Glucose Syrup and Sucrose both are forms of sugar. Furthermore, if I’m not mistaken, the regulations state that you have to list the ingredients in order starting from the one that is in the largest physical amounts and ending with one of the least amounts.

Thus, given that Glucose Syrup is the first on that list and Sucrose is the second, by consuming this multivitamin you are actually consuming at least two times the sugar for every nutrient.

One A Day Womens VitaCraves Possesses Insane Amounts Of Sugar

Let that sink in a bit.

Here’s another fact, Glucose Syrup is likely to actually be High-Fructose Corn Syrup. One of the most harmful additives or just substances, in general, you can consume. Glucose Syrup is recognized as one of the alternative names (that food industry came up with to hide this substance) [RR, RRR].

Thus, overall, given all the harmful additives the One A Day Women’s VitaCraves has, you’re looking at possible side-effects like obesity, coronary artery disease, heart disease, liver damage, wide variety of different cancers, diabetes, even stupidity, irritability, hyperactivity, contribute to eating disorders, depression, and have many more devastating outcomes [RRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

I mean, maybe you too but I’m just puzzled as to how this can be listed as one of the best multivitamins.

My point being, I feel this one messes your health up more than it can ever add to it. Thus, I guess it’s fair to say that you’re effectively wasting your money when buying it. You might as well just throw your cash in the garbage can.

*** | Ritual Essential for Women

This supplement offers only 9 essential nutrients persisting on the notion that those other 20+ ingredients you find in other multivitamins you don’t actually need.

To be more exact, it says that you only really need Folate (vitamin B9), Omega-3 (DHA), vitamin B12, vitamin D3, Iron, Vitamin K2, Boron, vitamin E, and Magnesium.

So, this basically translates to you supposedly not needing vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, C, K1, Calcium, Iodine, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Chromium, Molybdenum, and Vanadium.

But is that really true?

In essence, that point of 9 essential nutrients is a little hard to disprove because just the fact that you’re not deficient doesn’t exactly mean that you’re healthy either. I mean, there’s a huge difference between avoiding deficiencies and having enough nutrients for great health.

Ritual Essential for Women Claims You Only Really Need 9 NutrientsHowever, in this regard, I guess we could assume that if there’s any nutrient that the Ritual Essential for Women doesn’t have but that shows up as a common deficiency among people, it should indicate that they are not exactly accurate with their statements.

Thus, to paraphrase, the question here is, do people typically tend to be deficient in one of those nutrients that this supplement frames as unnecessary?

And given that Vitamin A, Iodine, and Zinc deficiency globally is an absolutely massive thing they are probably referring to the US only (affecting around 2 billion worldwide). Otherwise, it just renders their argument that you need only 9 nutrients useless already [R, R, R].

So, what about the US?

As far as I can tell, the newest available and most accurate data on deficiencies provided on US population only is one by NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey). In essence, this is a program of studies combining both interviews and physical examinations designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the US.

There Are A Lot Of Different Nutrient Deficiencies In United States

And what these data show is that about 43% of the whole US population is vitamin A deficient, 38.9% are vitamin C deficient, 94.3% are vitamin D deficient, 88.5% are vitamin E deficient, 66.9% are vitamin K deficient, 44.1% are Calcium deficient, 52.2% are Magnesium deficient, 100% are Potassium deficient, and 91.7% are Choline deficient (all other deficiencies fall below 10%) [R, R, R, R, R]

So, I feel it’s more than fair to say that supplementing only those 9 nutrients of which only 4 address any of the existing deficiencies is not enough.

Whereas Ritual as a manufacturer doesn’t really put any effort forth on explaining their reasoning on why those 9 nutrients are the only critical ones other than vague statements like “you’ll get all else from food” [R].

Ultimately, I would go as far as calling the Ritual Essential for Women a useless multivitamin supplement purely because you’ll need another multivitamin to get enough of what this doesn’t provide you with.

*** | Vitafusion Women’s Gummy Vitamins

Vitafusion Women’s Gummy Vitamins is another absolutely absurd multivitamin to be called “the best one”. It much rather fits the notion of the worst one (be that as it may, definitely among the worst ones).

Here’s why.

The supplement offers a number of poor or average nutrient forms, like Dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate for vitamin E, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride for vitamin B6, Cyanocobalamin for vitamin B12, etc.

On top of that, it offers zero vitamin B1, B2, K, Iron, Magnesium, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Molybdenum, and Vanadium, as well as a number of nutrients,  fall below 100% Daily Values, like vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, Iodine, and Zinc.

I mean, you can’t possibly in good faith call this a solid supplement.

But to further add to this there’s also the notion of additives.

It’s basically all sugar. Sure, it tastes well and sells well. Because people assume since it’s a supplement it should be healthy. But nothing could be further from the truth.

With Glucose Syrup likely actually being High-Fructose Corn Syrup and the supplement otherwise leaking with sugar you’re pretty much looking at side effects like diabetes, obesity, cancer, depression, heart disease, aggressive behavior, hyperactivity, liver damage, coronary artery disease, eating disorders, and even outright stupidity among other possible hazardous outcomes [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

Hence, I feel that in truth this supplement compromises your health more than it adds to it. I mean in my mind there’s absolutely no question about that.

Read the full review on Vitafusion Women’s Gummy Vitamins.

*** | SugarBearHair Women’s Multi Vegan MultiVitamin

This one offers only 11 of the total number of 25 crucial nutrients for any conventional multivitamin for women.

Furthermore, most of those come in amounts way less than 100% Daily Values, like vitamin C, E, B2, B5, B7, B9, Magnesium, and Zinc. That leaves only 3 of those 11 in sufficient amounts.

The nutrient forms are also not the best in a number of cases like vitamin D2 is just useless to supplementation as it’s the ineffective form of vitamin D and does not convert to benefits very well, to say the least. You also get synthetic form of vitamin E, which is half as beneficial as the natural form and in high amounts can be toxic [RRRRRRRRRRR].

And then there’s also the hazards of additives.

It, again, has the Glucose Syrup, which has been recognized as an alternative name to hide the very detrimental substance of High-Fructose Corn Syrup. Plus, there’s more sugar in it, as well as the supplement likely contains artificial colors [RR, RRR].

Diabetes, obesity, coronary artery disease, wide range of cancers, depression, irritability, heart disease, eating disorders, aggressive behavior, hyperactivity, liver damage, plain stupidity, plus a bunch of other negative consequences are all possible when persisting on this supplement [RRRRRRRR, RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR].

So, in essence, SugarBearHair Women’s Multi Vegan MultiVitamin is a disgrace to be named among the best multivitamins for women.

*** | Optimum Nutrition Opti-Women

Optimum Nutrition Opti-Women is a pretty solid multivitamin. However, it doesn’t really subscribe to 100% Daily Values.

My point being, it’s way too potent for a conventional multivitamin supplement for women.

To illustrate, it offers 1333% of vitamin B1, 1176% of vitamin B2, 1000% of vitamin B6, etc.

Thus, if anything it subscribes to the best practices for nutrient amounts (unconventional approach) according to which it should be then evaluated. Or in other words, it must be measured against multivitamins in its own “weight class” if that makes sense.

Otherwise, it just outperforms everything.

That said, if we do actually compare it to the very best multivitamins out there (unconventional approach) it doesn’t really earn a place among the very best.

This is because according to the best practices it amount-wise lacks vitamin C, D, E, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, as well as it’s too scarce when it comes to Selenium, offers no Vanadium, potentially offers too much Iron. Furthermore, in a number of instances, it doesn’t use the best nutrient forms possible, like vitamin B6, B9, B12, and there are others.

*** | GNC Women’s Ultra Mega 50+

When speaking of GNC Women’s Ultra Mega 50+ it’s again a supplement that cares about the best practices for nutrient amounts instead of 100% Daily Values.

To illustrate, it offers 3333% of vitamin B1, 2941% of vitamin B2, 2500% of vitamin B6, 833% of vitamin B12, or 500% of vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid).

I mean, that is way too overboard to be regarded as even something remotely connected to the conventional approach. Thus, it doesn’t make sense to compare it to any multivitamins for women on any of the lists throughout this article as the GNC Women’s Ultra Mega 50+ is way out of it’s “weight class”.

Whereas when it comes to the absolute best multivitamins that subscribe to the best practices, this supplement doesn’t really do a good job.

I mean, it corresponds to some of the criteria, however, most of the time it’s way off, like in the case with vitamin C, E, B5, B9, B12, Manganese, Vanadium. Furthermore, many of the nutrient forms are just weak or average in terms of their absorbability, like vitamin B6, B9, B12, as well as most minerals.

But my biggest issue with it is the additives. It uses Talc. It’s a substance known to probably be a cause of a wide variety of various cancers. Thus, also something to best avoid [RRRRRRRRRRRRR].

*** | Rainbow Light Women’s One

Rainbow Light Women’s One is another supplement that is out of its “weight class”. Meaning, it’s a supplement that doesn’t care for 100% Daily Values at all as can be evident by its nutrient amounts, like 1667% of vitamin B1, 1538% of vitamin B2, or 1176% of vitamin B6.

So, it’s all about the best practices.

However, when compared to the best of the very best multivitamins it pales. Big time.

Not only are the vitamin forms not optimal but also it lacks heavily in terms of almost all vitamins, like vitamin C, E, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12.

Plus, there’s also not enough Choline, Iron, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Molybdenum, Inositol, Carotenoids, as well as it offers zero Vanadium and preformed vitamin A.

*** | SmartyPants Women’s Complete (Formula)

SmartyPants Women’s Complete (Formula) is yet another disappointment to see among other best-of lists out there.

Sure, the supplement superficially offers a lot of stuff, furthermore, it’s a tasty one. But is it really that great?

HELL NO. Here’s why.

The supplement offers only 16 (plus Choline) of the essential 25 (plus Choline) nutrients for women multivitamins. So, you’re missing out on Calcium, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese, Chromium, Molybdenum, Boron, Vanadium, and Iron.

Moreover, you’re not exactly GOOD when it comes to those present nutrients either. Only in select few instances, you get at least 100% Daily Value. Most of the time, you do not, like it is in the case with vitamin A, C, E, K, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, Choline, Zinc, and Selenium.

But the misfortunes with this SmartyPants Women’s Complete (Formula) supplement does not exactly end there.

As a typical gummy multivitamin, also this one is pretty stuffed with sugar.

And through that taking advantage of your better health and well-being quite literally making you stupid, fat, diabetic, or any combination of the three while on top of that making a way for a bunch of other ill conditions [RRRRRRR].

And I’m pretty sure this was not something on your mind when reaching for that supplement to improve your well-being.

*** | Centrum Women

Going for a Centrum Women multivitamin as your multivitamin just might be one of the worst choices you’ve ever made when trying to contribute and improve your health.

I mean, just everything about it is either bad or a disaster.

For example, about half the nutrients it offers fall below 100% Daily Values like that is in the case with vitamin C, K, B1, B2, B3, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Chromium. Whereas it completely forgets stuff like Boron and Vanadium.

Neither does it look impressive (to say the least) when it comes to nutrient forms.

That said, I haven’t touched upon the biggest issue with Centrum Women yet.

It uses a good number of potentially very harmful additives, like artificial colors (Blue 2 Lake, Red 40 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake), Modified Corn Starch, Talc, Titanium Dioxide (plus, BHT might also be something to rather avoid).

So, we’re potentially looking at brutal amounts of cancer, mineral deficiencies, huge digestive problems, lung damage, mitochondrial damage, flat out brain damage among other potentially very hazardous consequences [RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, RRRRRRRR, RRRRRRRRRRRRR].

For more insight, you can visit this article for a different supplement but that covers all of the additives more in detail.

*** | NOW Foods Eve Softgels

NOW Foods Eve Softgels is a very solid women multivitamin supplement. However, it doesn’t exactly stick to 100% Daily Values.

To illustrate, in it you’ll find 1667% of vitamin B1, 1471% of vitamin B2, 1250% of vitamin B6, etc.

In fact, if anything the supplement is all about sticking to the best practices for the nutrients amounts. So, it’s completely inappropriate to compare it to supplements that are not in its “weight class” (those that subscribe to 100% Daily Values).

That said, when compared to the very best of the best multivitamin supplements, it’s pretty good but not amazing.

For example, from a raw nutrient amount perspective, it falls short when it comes to vitamin C, D, E, B3, B5, B12, Iron, Manganese, Choline, Carotenoids, as well as there’s zero preformed vitamin A, Boron, and Vanadium.

*** | One A Day Women’s Formula

Well, One A Day Women’s Formula is the exact same story as it was with its male counterpart.

Hence, again, my main issue with it is that it provides Copper in a form that has been proven in studies to offer zero bioavailability (Cupric Oxide) [RRR].

Meaning, despite the fact that you supposedly get 0.9 mg of Copper out of the supplement you’re not actually getting anything. This is because our bodies can’t extract Copper from the form of Cupric Oxide at all.

So, they claim you’re getting Copper but, in truth, you’re not. It’s there to just appear that way and thus, likely to sell more supplements.

But by my books, a supplement that uses a 100% ineffective form among its nutrients and thus, in a sense purposefully deceives people about what they will get out of it, is not a supplement worth even considering among the very best ones.

Purely because a great multivitamin would never do that. And you don’t ever see stuff like that among the high-quality ones.

Other than this, One A Day Women’s Formula uses poor or average nutrient forms most of the time and there’s also a number harmful additives in it, such as artificial colors (FD&C Blue #2 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow #5 (tartrazine) Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow #6 Aluminum Lake) and Titanium Dioxide. These can bring insane havoc to your health [RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR].

Hence, if your health is valuable to you, this is a must-avoid women multivitamin supplement.

Read the full review on One A Day Women’s Formula.

7 Best Vegetarian Multivitamins For Women 2020 – First 7 Of The General List

Best Vegetarian Multivitamins For Women

Finding proper vegetarian multivitamins for women isn’t always the easiest task.

I mean, has anyone ever told you that you just won’t be able to get that great of supplements because you’re vegetarian or because you’ve chosen that lifestyle?

Well, this is a misconception though. Especially when it comes to multivitamins that subscribe to 100% Daily Values.

The truth is that there’s a bunch of very capable supplements out there that are vegetarian compatible. What I mean is that a supplement does not have to necessarily be not-vegetarian to be a great one

And this is also perfectly evident when looking at the list of the best multivitamins for women 2020 above.

In fact, the first 7 multivitamins on that list are all vegetarian compatible.

How about that? Click here to be taken back to the start of the list.

3 Best Vegan Multivitamins For Women 2020 – Still, A Number Of Potential Choices

best-vegan-multivitamins-for-women-2020Okay, so finding proper vegetarian multivitamins for women is not exactly a difficult task. What about vegan though?

This typically tends to be a much harder task, right?

Well, a resounding yes, the options are definitely more limited.

However, there’s still a number of vegan supplements among that best-of list for conventional women multivitamins I gave you earlier.

And the best part about these vegan supplements is that you won’t have to put up with the typically harmful additives that such supplements more often than not use.

They’ll be nothing but beneficial.

Here’s the top 3 of them. Click on a particular one to take you to the respective section.

No. 1 | Natural Factors Whole Earth & Sea Women’s
No. 2 | Naturelo Whole Food Multivitamin for Women
No. 3 | Now Foods Daily Vits (Tablet Version)

15 Best Prenatal & Postnatal Multivitamins 2020 – When You Need To Take Care Of Another Life

When speaking of the best prenatal & postnatal multivitamins there’s one essential twist and one core consideration that must be taken into account.

Best Prenatal And Postnatal Multivitamins

Let’s start with that core consideration. And as obvious as it supposedly is many people still tend to completely forget about it or disregard it.

So, this is the sheer notion of you no longer being alone. Meaning, when in pregnancy or while lactating your body is taking care of two human beings.

Thus, it only makes sense that you should be consuming more nutrients than for example a non-pregnant lady would.

This is something also that the Daily Values adapt to and in that sense, you’re no longer looking at 100% when that vitamin B2 is at 1.3 mg. Instead, that is now equal to about 77% and thus, you need an additional 0.4 mg to get to that 100%.

While a number of multivitamins will have that label-adaptation (especially when going for a “prenatal” labeled supplements), not all of the supplements will do that.

So, just be mindful of it.

Now, let’s jump on to that twist.

This is something I already briefly touched upon in the buyer’s guide but it bears repeating. It’s that important.

We should be extremely careful about the additional beneficial substances that any respective supplement offers. The reason being, many of those are typically not tested or approved to be safe and not harming the pregnancy or the child, or the mother.

Other than that, the criterion for the absolute best conventional prenatal & postnatal multivitamins is absolutely the same as it was when considering the best multivitamins for women in general.

No. 1 | Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal (Review) – Food-Derived, Co-Factor-Embraced Masterpiece

garden-of-life-vitamin-code-raw-prenatal-review-updatedGarden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal is, in essence, an adaptation of the Garden of Life Vitamin Code Women for pregnant or lactating women. Quite a great one, if I can say so myself (plus, suitable for vegetarians).

garden-of-life-vitamin-code-raw-prenatal-ingredientsSo, the very essence of it has stayed the same – the RAW Food-Created Nutrients technology for making the supplement as natural as a supplement can ever actually be. Zero of the harmful additives. While having everything Non-GMO Project verified.

As for the nutrient amounts, while there are a few shortcomings, I feel the Raw Organic Fruit & Vegetable Blend, Prenatal Digestive Comfort Blend, and Raw Organic Sprout Blend should be making up for it.

The first of the three adds organic fruits and vegetables (couldn’t be more obvious), the second gives Ginger to combat morning sickness and improve digestion, as well as improve digestive health along with the 3 probiotic strains. Whereas the third is about adding a bunch of sprouts for that extra nutritional benefit.

But something that additional beneficial substances won’t be able to make in no way up for is the lack of preformed vitamin A. That said, as already mentioned many times before, throughout this article, it is an issue easily fixable.

When it comes to the global success rates, through thousands of customer reviews it has proven to be very well received aka above 90% success rate. Which is pretty solid if you ask me.

This is the exact supplement I would buy if conventional was my approach and I was a pregnant or lactating woman.

No. 2 | Naturelo Prenatal Multivitamin (Review) – Maybe Even Actually The Best One. So, So Close

naturelo-prenatal-multivitamin-review-updatedBe that as it may, I feel Naturelo Prenatal Multivitamin (suitable for vegetarians & vegans) is such a close follower to the Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal that it might actually be the better multivitamin.

This is because I feel it does a way better job at covering all the necessary nutrients both in terms of their amounts and in terms of their incredibly beneficial forms (despite the fact that not all nutrients, as far as I can tell, are actually derived from natural sources).

naturelo-prenatal-multivitamin-ingredients

The additives are also great (one additive). Furthermore, this supplement refrains from adding any additional beneficial substances, which is a good thing when speaking of supplements for pregnant and lactating women. That is all except one.

Naturelo Prenatal Multivitamin adds 100 mg from plant-based sources (Algae). Which can have a number of different benefits such as facilitate baby’s brain development and normal brain function, reduces the risk of early preterm birth, supports blood flow and circulation, as well as have a plethora of other health benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R]

That said, I feel this will, however, not be enough to avoid the need for a proper omega-3 supplement.

As for any real drawbacks, we, again, have that zero-ness of preformed vitamin A that is an easily fixable thing. As for the success rates, this one’s a beast clocking in at above 92%.

This is the exact supplement I would buy if I was a pregnant or lactating woman, conventional would be my approach, and the Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal wouldn’t exist.

No. 3 | Bluebonnet Nutrition Early Promise Prenatal Gentle Multiple (Review) – Fully Comprehensive, Even Vitamin A

Bluebonnet Nutrition Early Promise Prenatal Gentle Multiple ReviewBluebonnet Nutrition Early Promise Prenatal is a supplement that is neither vegan nor vegetarian compatible. It also doesn’t derive its nutrients from natural sources. However, it’s pretty awesome as regards to pretty much all the rest you can think of.

bluebonnet-nutrition-early-promise-prenatal-gentle-multiple-ingredientsIt truly subscribes to providing every nutrient in amounts no less than or reasonably above 100% Daily Values, including the preformed vitamin A. The only exception to this rule is the slightly off Selenium. Which, however, given the badass nutritional form it’s in, should be of no issue.

Sure, in this regard, many of the vitamin forms might not be the most beneficial (it’s one and only drawback). But when it comes to the minerals, it’s all really, really solid.

The supplement also adds a bunch of Choline, a few Carotenoids, as well as 100 mg or Super Fruit and Vegetable Blend (basically is a compilation of fruits, vegetables, and sprouts).

And, yes, of course, only harmless additives.

As for the global success rates, I believe it’s not yet enough reviewed to say for sure. But the customer reviews I did find indicated that it might be people being happy with it above 94% of the time.

This is the exact supplement I would buy if I was a pregnant or lactating woman, conventional would be my approach, and none of the previous supplements on this list would exist.

No. 4 – No. 17 | The Other Awesome Prenatal & Postnatal Multivitamins

No. 4 | Pure Encapsulations PreNatal Nutrients
No. 5 | Megafood Baby & Me
No. 6 | Megafood Baby & Me 2
No. 7 | Innate Response Formulas, Baby & Me Multivitamin
No. 8 | Klaire Labs Prenatal & Nursing Formula
No. 9 | Natural Factors Whole Earth & Sea Women’s Prenatal
No. 10 | Klaire Labs VITALACTIV
No. 11 | Nature’s Way Alive! Complete Prenatal Multi-Vitamin
No. 12 | New Chapter Perfect Prenatal Multivitamin
No. 13 | Garden of Life MyKind Organics Prenatal Multi
No. 14 | Garden of Life Mykind Organics Prenatal Once Daily
No. 15 | Deva Vegan Prenatal Multivitamin & Mineral One Daily
No. 16 | Nature’s Way Completia Prenatal Multi-Vitamin
No. 17 | Zahler Total One Prenatal Essential Once-Daily Prenatal

3 Best Multivitamins For Women Over 50 in 2020 – Let After Reproductive Be A Breeze

Best Multivitamins For Women 50 Plus

Though I did title this as the list for the best multivitamins for women over 50, in essence, this list applies to any women that are after her reproductive age.

When that happens also the general need for supplementing iron vanishes completely.

Hence, at its very core women after their reproductive age is fine to take the same supplements that men do.

And this is counter to what many are trying to preach that we (men & women) are so different in our biology. We are not.

So, you’re more than fine with going for and consuming daily any multivitamin that is great for men (click here to learn more about the best multivitamins for men).

Still, I feel many women might be uncomfortable with the idea of taking a men’s multivitamin.

Hence, below is a small list of the very best conventional multivitamins for women after their reproductive age.

No. 1 | Garden of Life Vitamin Code 50 & Wiser Women (Review) – The Perfect Sibling Of Vitamin Code Women

garden-of-life-vitamin-code-50-and-wiser-women-review-updatedIf you’ve gone through the whole article you’ve probably already tired of seeing Garden of Life Vitamin Code taking the No. 1 spot on every single variation of the list. Here the Garden of Life Vitamin Code 50 & Wiser Women.

But there is a good reason for that. That RAW Food-Created Nutrients technology, which adds nutrients derived from natural sources with their natural cofactors for the purpose of making that nutrition as alike to actual food as possible.

garden-of-life-vitamin-code-50-and-wiser-women-ingredientsAlso, for this one, nutrient amounts rarely do not subscribe to 100% Daily Values where that is appropriate. And even where it does it will probably be offset by those additional beneficial substances, which do not differ from those you’ll find in the Garden of Life Vitamin Code Women supplement (only the amounts of any particular blend are slightly altered).

Speaking of nutrient amounts, some may be concerned that this supplement contains 200 mcg of vitamin B12 (3330 % of Daily Value). Which, however, should be of no concern as it has been proven in studies that even if you were to use such amounts of this vitamin daily for the rest of your life it won’t affect you negatively. Only positive benefits [RRRRR].

As for additives, only harmless ones.

Whereas considering the general feel of the supplement, it really is a sibling of the Garden of Life Vitamin Code Women. The only real & noticeable difference is that of this 50 & Wiser Women version having no Iron. Which as already explained earlier was exactly what we were after.

Other than that, the supplement is vegetarian compatible and for drawbacks have the same what most other supplements throughout this article have – the easily fixable lack of preformed vitamin A.

As for the global success rates, this one’s pretty confident at over 92%. So, even better received than the original version of the supplement, which is quite fascinating.

This is the exact supplement I would buy if conventional was my approach and I was a woman after reproductive age.

No. 2 | MegaFood Multi for Women 55+ (Review) – The Non-Iron Double Of MegaFood For Women

megafood-multi-for-women-55-plus-review-updatedIf Garden of Life Vitamin Code 50 & Wiser Women was the Non-Iron double of the Garden of Life Vitamin Code Women, similarly the MegaFood Multi for Women 55+ is the non-Iron double of MegaFood Multi for Women (suitable for vegetarians).

The first of the two major differences is that they augment the MegaFood Multi for Women 55+ to having twice the amount of vitamin B12 but limit to having half the amount of vitamin B9 in comparison to its MegaFood counterpart.

megafood-multi-for-women-55-plus-ingredientsWhereas the other significant difference lies in the additional beneficial substance that is added to the Women 55+ version of the supplement – Green Tea Leaf Extract.

This can have a number of different positive effects on your health. It can promote heart health and weight loss, benefit brain and liver function, reduce the risk of cancer, prevent diabetes and insulin resistance, as well as just, in general, this stuff is flooding with antioxidants. And this is just to name a few [R, R, R, RR].

Other than that, the supplement, of course, offers only harmless additives.

As for the success rates, they’re very solid. Or to be more exact, more than 94% of people who tried the supplement, liked it a lot. Which is pretty great, to say the least.

This is the exact supplement I would buy if I was a woman over 50, conventional would be my approach, and the Garden of Life Vitamin Code 50 & Wiser Women wouldn’t exist.

No. 3 | Natural Factors Whole Earth & Sea Women’s 50+ (Review) – Alpha-Lipoic Acid For Extra Brain Protect & Power

Natural Factors Whole Earth And Sea Womens 50 Plus Reviewnatural-factors-whole-earth-sea-womens-50-plusWithout a surprise, similarly as the previous two supplements, also this one is the Non-Iron double of another supplement. In this case, that’s Natural Factors Whole Earth & Sea Women’s.

Regarding differences, Natural Factors Whole Earth & Sea Women’s 50+ offers two thirds more vitamin C, more than twice the amount of vitamin B1, as well as 50 mg of Alpha-Lipoic Acid that the Iron version doesn’t have at all. Otherwise, it’s absolutely the same supplement.

Additives, of course, harmless. Every nutrient derived from natural sources. Tested by third party laboratory ISURA. NonGMO. Suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.

But speaking of that Alpha-Lipoic Acid, it prevents cognitive decline and memory loss, preserves eye health, boosts Glutathione levels (the most powerful antioxidant out there), reduces skin aging and inflammation, promotes healthy nerve function and weight loss, as well as have a bunch of other benefits [R, R, R, R, R].

As for the drawbacks, the same old “I don’t offer any preformed vitamin A” applies. Which as you’ve heard many times already is a rather easily fixable thing.

As for the success rates, it’s no less well-received than Garden of Life Vitamin Code 50 & Wiser Women sitting at above 92%.

This is the exact supplement I would buy if I was a woman over 50, conventional would be my approach, and none of the previous supplements on this list would exist.

Gaining Proper Insight Into Multivitamin-Jungle – I’m All Here For You

It’s a jungle out there.

So many multivitamins to choose from and so many best-of lists that can lure you into buying something that is not actually in your best interest.

Its All About Getting Proper Insight – I Hope This Guide To The Best Multivitamin For Women Helped You Immensely

In that regard, my hope is that this list of the best multivitamins for women 2020 has effectively helped you learn all about them (while also saving a ton of time).

Furthermore, given you the capacity to make the most educated and sound decision on your next multivitamin purchase whether be it now or sometime later in your life.

That said, if you feel there’s anything that’s missing – an insight, a more understandable explanation, anything – or you have any advice for me on how I could potentially make the article even better, let me know in the comments. And I’ll do my best to improve it.

Also, if at any point I piqued your interest in learning more about the best practices for nutrient amounts OR in learning about the very best multivitamins that do subscribe to those practices, click the relevant link.

Other than that, if you get a chance, even one line in the comments helps a ton and will be highly and sincerely appreciated.

See you in the next one!

Cheers, Stay Healthy & Have a Great One!

This article was last updated on February 13, 2020.