The 10 Best Multivitamins for Women

For those who need a little extra support.

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With countless supplements on the market today, there are a few factors to consider when choosing a multivitamin. The first: Whether or not you even need one. "Multivitamins are not actually necessary for everyone," says , M.S., R.D., a clinical nutrition specialist at Boston's Children's Hospital. "If you're eating a balanced diet where you consume a variety of nutrients, you might not need one."

But if you struggle to hit your through food, then Moretti says a multi may be smart. That typically applies to those who eliminate one or more food groups (looking at you, ), vegans or vegetarians, and anyone who has a poor appetite due to health complications. In those cases, you may not be receiving the body requires, so a daily multivitamin could help fill nutritional gaps.

Next, you need to know which nutrients you're actually short on. A primary care physician or can help assess your individual needs, but in general, Moretti says that most women fall short on (especially if they're of child-bearing age or pregnant), calcium, and vitamin D.

Thankfully, it doesn't matter which form you take the vitamin in — capsule, tablet, powder, liquid, and chewables all work — nor is the time of day a big deal, Moretti says. The key is consistency — and the ingredients list. Remember, supplements are regulated as a food, not a drug, which means the (FDA) doesn't have to look at products before they hit store shelves. Moretti warns against anything that promotes increased energy, as it likely contains stimulants that can lead to harmful side effects like headaches, dizziness, increased heart rate, disturbed sleep patterns, and anxiety.

Now, it's time to start shopping! These are the multivitamins worthy of your hard-earned cash, so long as your doctor gives you the green light.

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One-A-Day Women's Multivitamin
one-a-day multivitamin for women
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$8

A great catch-all multivitamin, this traditional product contains the essential vitamins you need at an affordable price. The only downside? "Some people complain of nausea or stomach upset, which can be a reaction to iron," Moretti says. "If this happens, make sure to take the supplement with a meal."

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Nature Made Multivitamin For Her With Iron & Calcium
Nature Made Multivitamin for Women
Amazon Prime

$11

Another reputable brand that Moretti recommends, this supplement doesn't contain any artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. It's also yeast- and gluten-free, which makes it a viable option for those suffering from celiac disease or yeast overgrowth.

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Rainbow Light Women's One Multivitamin Tablets
Rainbow Light Multivitamin for Women
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$39

Yes, this multivitamin is pricier than most on the market, but that's because it's food-based and focused on a really clean ingredients list. Translation: You can feel really good about the certified organic blend of superfoods hiding inside, which includes spirulina, acai, pomegranate, blueberry, broccoli, kale, and beet.

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MegaFood Women's One Daily Multivitamin
MegaFood Multivitamin for Women
Amazon Prime

$20



For those with strict dietary guidelines, this multi is most likely to meet your needs. Why? It's — deep breath — gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegan, farm-fresh, Kosher, and non-GMO. It's also tested for pesticides and herbicides, follows the guidelines set forth by the FDA, and is given the stamp of approval from the .

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Garden of Life My Kind Organics Women's Once Daily Multi
Garden of Life My Kind Organics Multivitamin for Women
Amazon Prime

$19

Made from certified organic whole foods, you won't find any artificial flavorings, preservatives, or in this supplement. Other ingredients you won't see here but that you should be on the lookout for: Stearic acid, a saturated fatty acid that's used as a hardening agent, and titanium dioxide, an inorganic compound that helps brighten products.

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Nature's Way Alive! Women's Energy Multivitamin
Nature's Way Alive! Multivitamin for Women
Amazon Prime

$8

Packed with a blend of 26 fruits and veggies — including broccoli, pumpkin, tomato, and apple — this multivitamin also contains boron, a trace mineral that helps to improve muscle mass and brain function, and lutein, a carotenoid that can boost eye health.

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New Chapter Every Woman's One Daily Multivitamin
New Chapter Multivitamin for Women
Amazon Prime
$14


This multi is fermented with certified organic and non-GMO whole foods and beneficial probiotics. Bonus: Each of the products from this brand are tested for harmful substances, such as heavy metals, residual solvents, and pesticides.

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NOW Eve Women's Multivitamin
NOW Eve Multivitamin for Women
Amazon Prime

$16

This multivitamin is both vegan and vegetarian, and contains three superfruits: pomegranate, which has more than 40% of your daily vitamin C requirement; acai, which has twice the amount of antioxidants as blueberries; and mangosteen, a fruit that's loaded with fiber, vitamin C and B-vitamins.

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Optimum Nutrition Opti-Women
Optimum Nutrition Opti-Women  Multivitamin for Women
Amazon Prime

$15

Approved by the , this supplement contains 23 essential vitamins and minerals, including iron, folic acid, ostivone (a mineral which can help maximize bone density) and uva ursi (a plant that boosts urinary tract and kidney health).

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365 Vegetarian Women's Multivitamin with Iron
365 Vegetarian Multivitamin for Women
Amazon Prime

$12

gave this multivitamin from Whole Foods its seal of approval for quality. It supports reproductive health and strong bones with B vitamins, and encourages a speedier metabolism thanks to hefty amounts of folic acid, calcium, and vitamin D.

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