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

By Stefani Sassos, M.S., R.D.N., C.S.O., C.D.N., NASM-CPT, Zee Krstic of Good Housekeeping | Slide 1 of 17: We updated this guide in November 2022 to ensure our dietitian-vetted picks for the best women's multivitamins assessed by the experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute Nutrition Lab were in stock and correctly priced.Getting your nutrients through food is always ideal, but a multivitamin can act as an insurance policy to ensure you're filling in any potential nutrient gaps in your diet. A women's body needs a variety of crucial nutrients throughout her lifespan. As she transitions through different life stages such as pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause and menopause, her nutrition needs continue to evolve. Even a nutritious diet packed with lots of delicious vegetables and fruits may require supplementation of certain vitamins and minerals. Factors such as 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. In fact, recent research found that multivitamins may improve cognition in older adults. But the multivitamin aisle can be overwhelming with the sheer volume of choices and lofty claims. 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. Here are the best multivitamins for women at every age, according to experts.Our top picks:You can learn more about how we evaluate multivitamins and supplements — including tips for choosing the best multivitamin for you — at the end of this guide. Please note that price per dosage is based on price at time of publication.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.

We updated this guide in November 2022 to ensure our dietitian-vetted picks for the best women's multivitamins assessed by the experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute Nutrition Lab were in stock and correctly priced.

Getting your nutrients through food is always ideal, but a multivitamin can act as an insurance policy to ensure you're filling in any potential nutrient gaps in your diet. A women's body needs a variety of crucial nutrients throughout her lifespan. As she transitions through different life stages such as pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause and menopause, her nutrition needs continue to evolve.

Even a nutritious diet packed with lots of delicious vegetables and fruits may require supplementation of certain vitamins and minerals. Factors such as 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. In fact, recent research found that multivitamins may improve cognition in older adults.

But the multivitamin aisle can be overwhelming with the sheer volume of choices and lofty claims. 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. Here are the best multivitamins for women at every age, according to experts.

Our top picks:

You can learn more about how we evaluate multivitamins and supplements — including tips for choosing the best multivitamin for you — at the end of this guide. Please note that price per dosage is based on price at time of publication.

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.

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