Weight Loss Vitamins:-
We use daily multivitamin is the most essential supplement to keep in your arsenal.
Here’s how to find the right vitamin:
• Make sure it includes vitamins A, C, D, E and K, as well as potassium, zinc and iodine.
• It should contain 100% of your daily value of most vitamins and minerals. Avoid megavitamins that may contain dangerously high levels of vitamins and minerals.
• To maximize absorption, split your vitamin in two and take half in the morning and half in the evening.
Calcium with Magnesium:-
Mom was onto something when she told you to drink your milk: Calcium helps keep our bones and teeth strong. Our muscles, blood vessels and nervous systems also need calcium to function correctly.
•Take 600 mg of calcium with 400 mg of magnesium daily, as magnesium may help prevent calcium’s potentially constipating effects.
•Do not take calcium within 1-2 hours of your multivitamin, as it can interfere with absorption.
Since many of us do not get a lot of sun exposure and smartly cover up with sunscreen when we do go outside, vitamin D deficiency is common. Vitamin D is important for calcium absorption and plays a critical role in protecting against osteoporosis and bone injury. It may also help prevent some cancers.
•Take 1000 IU of vitamin D daily.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids:-
Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish oils and some plant and nut oils. They help protect your heart, nourish your brain and lubricate your joints. But unless you are a frequent fish eater, you may not be getting enough.
•There are three different types of omega-3 fatty acids: DHA, ALA and EPA, and not all are created equal. It’s DHA that you want.
•Take 600 mg of DHA daily.
Folic acid is a must for any woman who has even a slight chance of becoming pregnant. Folic acid helps protect against neural tube defects in babies, which can develop even before a woman knows she is pregnant. Even for people who won’t get pregnant, folic acid is needed to make DNA and red blood cells.
•We all get some folic acid from vegetables and grains, but women of childbearing potential should take an additional 400-800 micrograms daily. The dose you need is often included in multivitamins, but women who have children with neural tube defects require more.
•If you discover you’re pregnant, start a prenatal vitamin to help keep you and baby safe.