Dr. Oz Discusses the 4 Vitamins Every Woman Over 35 Needs Today

2012-11-09 10:55

“I am revealing the 4 vitamin essentials every woman needs to take starting today,” says Dr. Oz as he points out the results of a recent survey of his audience that revealed that the majority of women do not know what vitamins should be taken or how they should be taken.

“Seventy-four percent of you, that’s almost three-quarters of you, are not sure what vitamins you really need,” says Dr. Oz.

The first vitamin Dr. Oz recommends as essential to the health of women over 35 is one he claims that is an anti-ager, boosts immunity and will help toward weight loss—a multivitamin pill. He states he believes that up to 90 percent of the population is not getting the vitamins they need through a healthy diet alone; therefore, multi-vitamins are essential toward meeting the nutritional needs of the body.

Dr. Oz stresses that the most important components of a multivitamin are the A, B, C, D and E vitamins.

However, how much taken of each plays an important factor in health, he says stating that you should only take 100 percent of the recommended daily value of a vitamin and not multivitamins that list each vitamin as being 200 percent of the recommended daily value, which many supplement sources advertise.

“More is not always better…because if you take more, these things can actually turn against you,” says Dr. Oz. “And, you gotta take it the right way—which means take half of it in the morning and half in the evening. Otherwise, especially things such as those B vitamins are out your body in a couple of hours and you won’t have that stable amount of vitamin all day long.”

The second essential vitamin Dr. Oz recommends is calcium due to that after age 35 a woman’s hormone levels begin to change and her bones begin to weaken.

Because it is difficult to achieve the amount of calcium needed daily, a calcium supplement is required by most women’s bodies for good bone and muscle health. The recommended daily dose of calcium supplement is 600 milligrams taken with 400 milligrams of magnesium—Dr. Oz’s third recommended essential vitamin—two hours after breakfast. The magnesium prevents the extra calcium supplement from causing potential constipation.

“Magnesium will help loosen things up—not a bad tool if you are constipated by itself,” says Dr. Oz.

The fourth essential vitamin Dr. Oz recommends that every woman needs after age 35 are the Omega-3 fats for helping improve memory and reduce stress.

“If you have anxiety or depression, this is the first thing I give people,” says Dr. Oz. “It helps your brain cells talk to each other better so that you can cope with stress more effectively.”

Dr. Oz recommends taking a supplement dose of 600 milligrams of DHA Omega-3 pills that are stored in a brown or amber colored bottle that prevents light from degrading the active components of the Omega-3 pills.

For more information from Dr. Oz about taking vitamins, follow this link to an informative article titled “Dr. Oz Shares Multi-Vitamin Safety Recommendations” as well as a link to an article about how vitamin D can fight belly fat.

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Reference: The Dr. Oz Show—“The 4 Vitamins Every Woman Needs”

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