General Wellness

Do Men and Women Need Different Multivitamins?

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You may be wondering if men and women need specific multivitamins. Well, the answer isn’t so simple. Overall, we all need the same vitamins and minerals, but the amounts we need can vary. Age, gender, life stage and pregnancy status can all influence our nutrient needs.

Why are multivitamins gendered?

Many products come in variations designed for men and women, from clothing to shampoo to vitamin supplements. There are also products that aren’t made for any specific gender. Because our nutrient needs can vary, vitafusion™ has products formulated for different genders and life stages, such as prenatal vitamins, vitamins for kids, vitamins for older adults, and men’s and women’s multivitamins.

What is the difference between men’s and women’s multivitamins?

Since men and women do have some unique nutritional needs, you may prefer to choose a multivitamin specially formulated for women or men. For example, men need more zinc than women while women generally need more iron than men.

While men and women can have different nutrient requirements, people of all ages and genders in the United States tend to not eat enough of some vitamins and minerals. In general, many Americans do not consume enough calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and iron compared to daily recommendations. According to the What We Eat in America survey from 2015-2018,

  • 96% of Americans do not meet the daily recommendations for Vitamin D.
  • 53% of men and 45% of women are not consuming the recommended amount of vitamin C.
  • 71% of men and 85% of women don’t consume enough vitamin E.
  • Half of women and men aren’t consuming the recommended amount of magnesium.

As you can see, many Americans are not getting enough of the nutrients they need! Taking a multivitamin helps ensure that you have the vitamins and minerals you need every day. Your health care professional can help you decide if a multivitamin is right for you.

Multivitamins for women

The vitamins and minerals included in vitafusion™ Women’s Multi provide energy metabolism and immune support.* Some key nutrients in this women’s multivitamin are:

  • Biotin - necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.*
  • Vitamin B12 - helps convert food into cellular energy and supports blood formation and nerve cell health.*
  • Vitamin C - an antioxidant that supports immune health and collagen formation.*
  • Vitamin D - supports immune health.*

And there are more women’s multivitamins to try!

Multivitamins for men

Vitafusion™ Men’s Multivitamin is crafted to help support cellular energy while providing immune and muscle support.* Some key nutrients in this men’s multivitamin are:

  • Pantothenic acid - helps aid in carbohydrate and fat metabolism.*
  • Vitamin B6 - helps convert food into cellular energy.*
  • Vitamin C - an antioxidant that supports immune health and collagen formation.*
  • Vitamin D – also known as the “sunshine vitamin,” it helps provide muscle support*
  • Zinc - supports immune health and provides cell support.*

Multis for all bodies

Vitafusion™ MultiVites are a great multivitamin option for many adults.

MultiVites are delectable gummies blended with vitamins, minerals and great fruit flavors to make taking a multivitamin a breeze! MultiVites include Vitamins A, D, C, and E as well as several key B vitamins.

Not only do vitafusion™ gummies make taking your multivitamins delicious and convenient, like all vitafusion™ products, they are made with delicious fruit flavors and are free of gluten, dairy, synthetic (FD&C) dyes, and high-fructose corn syrup.

Can a man take a women’s vitamin?

It is important to talk with your health professional if you have any questions on which supplement is right for you. Premenopausal women need more iron than men (18mg of iron per day compared to 8mg), so check the supplement facts label to see how much iron is in the multivitamin.

Can a man take a prenatal vitamin?

It is important to talk with your health professional if you have any questions on which supplement is right for you. Prenatal vitamins are made with the nutritional needs of pregnant women or for women who are looking to become pregnant in mind. Pregnant women have higher nutrient needs, including calcium, iron, and folic acid.

It is an exciting time if you are on the path towards trying to get pregnant with your partner. Eating a varied and balanced diet full of nutrient-rich foods will help support overall health and wellness. It is important for both you and your partner to talk with a healthcare professional about all the ways to help promote health at this time.

Can a woman take a men’s multivitamin?

It is important to talk with your health professional if you have any questions about which supplement is right for you. While multivitamins likely contain many of the same nutrients both men and women need, women still have unique nutritional requirements, such as calcium, iron, and folic acid (depending on age and life stage).

Vitafusion™ has options for you

No matter your gender, fueling your body with the right nutrition is important. A multivitamin can be a great addition to your routine so you can support your health every day. Vitafusion™ gummy vitamins offer a variety of delicious options so you can find a multivitamin right for you.

Brought to you by the vitafusion™ nutrition experts.