The summer time is in full swing and while most of us are probably staying inside, it makes it even more imperative to ensure we are taking the right nutritional supplements.
Studies show that many women of color lack certain vitamins that are just not enough in the ‘one-size’ fits all multi-vitamin.
I have tried many multi-vitamins, only a few have made the cut.
When searching for a multi-vitamin, seeking these types of qualities in a brand is good:
As far as actual nutritional value, you want to have the following with the highest dosage.
fat-soluble vitamin that is good for healthy vision, skin, bone. Works as an antioxidant
Helps increase skin hydration, makes skin less irritable and reduces dark spots.
bone, brain, cardiovascular, immune, metabolic, and respiratory health,
Prevents dryness by helping skin retain its natural moisture, neutralizes damaging free radicals, and boosts the skins’s UV defenses.
Overall, helps boost immunity. However, it also helps smooth the skin and fades dark spots. It also destroys the free radicals that trigger sagging and other aging changes.
Reduces dark circles under eyes
Helps improve cardiovascular health and anxiety.
Some studies suggest that calcium, along with vitamin D, may have benefits beyond bone health: perhaps protecting against cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Helps fight anemia, concentration and boosts concentration.
Blood Sugar Support (benfotiamine), CoQ10, and Garlic are some other nutritional supplements that can help support heart health, especially given that African-Americans.