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The Best Multivitamins for Women at Every Stage of Life, According to Nutritionists

Good Housekeeping Logo By Stefani Sassos, MS, RDN, CSO, CDN, NASM-CPT, Good Housekeeping Institute, Zee Krstic of Good Housekeeping | Slide 1 of 16: We updated this guide in April 2022 to streamline our dietitian-vetted picks for the best women's multivitamins based on recently updated assessments by the experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute Nutrition Lab. We also added more information about nutritional value and included answers to frequently asked questions about shopping for the best women's multivitamin.While it's always best to get your nutrients through food whenever possible, multivitamins can be a great tool when it comes to filling in potential nutrient gaps in your diet. Your body needs a variety of crucial nutrients, including calcium, potassium, magnesium and omega-3s, as well as vitamins A, D, E, C and more. Even if you follow a healthy diet, eating lots of delicious vegetables and fruits, it's still possible that you may need to supplement some of these nutrients. And issues like allergies, dietary restrictions and medical conditions can further impact how and what you eat, making multivitamins crucial for women who are chronically deficient in key nutrients. But peruse the vitamin section of your local drug store and you'll likely start to feel overwhelmed by the crowded supplement landscape. What's more, the supplement industry itself is poorly regulated, and it's hard to know which brands and formulations will meet your needs. That's why our team of registered dietitians within the Good Housekeeping Institute Nutrition Lab pored over hundreds of vitamin supplements to find the best options for a multitude of women. Our experts consulted the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices for supplements and considered only multivitamins that have been tested by a credible third party such as USP, NSF and Consumer Lab, or met the Good Housekeeping Nutrition Lab's rigorous standards. These steps are designed to help ensure that there are no harmful substances (e.g., lead, which has been found in certain supplements in the past) in the products themselves, and also verifies that what’s in the bottle is what is on the label. Take note: Our nutrition pros stress that a multivitamin is a supplement and should do just that: supplement the diet, not replace high-quality healthy food. Check with your healthcare provider before starting any dietary supplements.Below, the best women's multivitamins for multiple uses and considerations, all of which meet the quality control standards that may give you confidence in making the right choice for you and your body.Our top picks:[product-summary-view][/product-summary-view]

We updated this guide in April 2022 to streamline our dietitian-vetted picks for the best women's multivitamins based on recently updated assessments by the experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute Nutrition Lab. We also added more information about nutritional value and included answers to frequently asked questions about shopping for the best women's multivitamin.

While it's always best to get your nutrients through food whenever possible, multivitamins can be a great tool when it comes to filling in potential nutrient gaps in your diet. Your body needs a variety of crucial nutrients, including calcium, potassium, magnesium and omega-3s, as well as vitamins A, D, E, C and more. Even if you follow a healthy diet, eating lots of delicious vegetables and fruits, it's still possible that you may need to supplement some of these nutrients. And issues like allergies, dietary restrictions and medical conditions can further impact how and what you eat, making multivitamins crucial for women who are chronically deficient in key nutrients.

But peruse the vitamin section of your local drug store and you'll likely start to feel overwhelmed by the crowded supplement landscape. What's more, the supplement industry itself is poorly regulated, and it's hard to know which brands and formulations will meet your needs. That's why our team of registered dietitians within the Good Housekeeping Institute Nutrition Lab pored over hundreds of vitamin supplements to find the best options for a multitude of women.

Our experts consulted the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices for supplements and considered only multivitamins that have been tested by a credible third party such as USP, NSF and Consumer Lab, or met the Good Housekeeping Nutrition Lab's rigorous standards. These steps are designed to help ensure that there are no harmful substances (e.g., lead, which has been found in certain supplements in the past) in the products themselves, and also verifies that what’s in the bottle is what is on the label.

Take note: Our nutrition pros stress that a multivitamin is a supplement and should do just that: supplement the diet, not replace high-quality healthy food. Check with your healthcare provider before starting any dietary supplements.

Below, the best women's multivitamins for multiple uses and considerations, all of which meet the quality control standards that may give you confidence in making the right choice for you and your body.

Our top picks:

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