Even healthy diets contain nutrient gaps. Thankfully, you can count on daily multivitamins to help fill in those gaps and provide your body with some valuable nutritional insurance.† Gender and age-specific formulas make the right multivitamin choice for your specific needs even easier.
Fun Fact: Liver is sometimes called nature's multivitamin as it is filled with a variety of important nutrients and is a high protein food. Make sure you limit your consumption of liver to no more than 3 oz a couple times of week, as it is also high in cholesterol. Try sautéing it with onions, or if liver is new to you, try creating a pâté instead!
Vitamin D is an essential fat-soluble nutrient that supports bone, teeth, muscle and immune health.† However, due to the limited food sources rich in Vitamin D, over 95% of Americans fail to meet their daily intake needs for Vitamin D, making it a “nutrient of public health concern”.*
Foods with vitamin D include:
Certain fortified yogurts, cheeses and juices 
A simple blood test can help you determine what your Vitamin D level is and whether a dietary supplement would be beneficial. At the next appointment with your health care professional, be sure to discuss your current Vitamin D level and needs in terms of nutritional supplementation. By analyzing your lab results, your healthcare provider can recommend whether Vitamin D supplements would be a great addition to your regimen. For those asking what vitamins women should take on a daily basis, vitamin D is one of them.
Calcium is vital for the health and strength of your bones. If you don’t get enough of this essential nutrient from your diet, your body will deplete Calcium stored in your bones to get what it needs.
Since your bones contain 99% of your body’s Calcium, meeting the recommended level of Calcium intake daily is important for bone health––now and as you age.† Aside from calcium supplements, Milk, yogurt, green leafy vegetables and cheese are great sources of this nutrient.
Specifically, you can up your intake of delicious foods like:
Fortified foods and drinks
Approximately three servings a day are needed for you to meet the Recommended Dietary Allowance (1,000 mg to 1,200 mg for adults). This can be challenging for many individuals; therefore, a Calcium dietary supplement can help fill in this key nutrient gap.
Probiotics are live bacteria that help support a healthy digestive system, which is important to overall health.† They are often referred to as “good” or “beneficial” bacteria based on their beneficial activity in the body. They naturally exist in cultured or fermented foods such as yogurt and certain cheeses.
Just about anything fermented is a great source of probiotics. In addition to taking probiotics, you can eat foods like:
Using Nutritional Supplements to Support Good Health
Support your health by enjoying the benefits of essential nutrition from vitamins, minerals and supplements.† Consult with your healthcare professional or more specifically, a dietitian, to learn how these top five supplements can support an overall healthy diet.
Food Sources of Vitamin D. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/resources/2020-2025-dietary-guidelines-online-materials/food-sources-select-nutrients/food-sources. Published 2020. Accessed April 17, 2023.
Senior Manager, Medical and Scientific Communications
Melissa is a Registered Dietitian and provides leadership to Pharmavite’s Medical and Scientific Education team. She has over 20 years of experience educating consumers, healthcare professionals, retailers and employees about nutrition, dietary supplements, and overall wellness. Prior to joining the Medical and Scientific Communications team, Melissa launched and managed Pharmavite’s Consumer Affairs department and worked as a clinical dietitian throughout Southern California. Melissa received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, and completed her dietetic internship at Veteran’s Hospital in East Orange New Jersey.