One of the best and easiest ways to look after your health is by taking a multivitamin. But what is the best multivitamin for women?

Find out why there are different multivitamins for women and men, what to look out for when shopping for one, and 8 of the best multivitamin tablets/supplements for women.

What are women’s multivitamins?

Women’s multivitamins have been designed to nourish the female body and all of its unique micronutrient needs.

Whether that looks like a general multivitamin to make sure you’re getting all the nutrients your body and mind need to thrive, or one with a specific goal in mind, e.g. trying for a baby, there’s one out there to help every woman.

What are the most important vitamins for women?

But what are the most useful vitamins and minerals for women? Good question! You will find these common ingredients in most women’s multivitamins:

Vitamin D

Also known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is made by our bodies with the help of adequate sun exposure. It works to help keep your bones and teeth healthy, but many people are deficient, especially in the UK due to our lack of sun in the autumn and winter months.

Folic Acid

Women who are trying for a baby or who are already pregnant need folic acid. This B vitamin is used to make red blood cells and is also thought to lower the risk of unborn babies developing spinal defects.


Iron is very important for women, especially those who still have their period, are pregnant or breastfeeding. Women need healthy iron levels to support normal red blood cell formation and oxygen transport. Most natural sources of iron come from animal products, like red meat.


Everyone needs calcium to support bone health, but it is especially essential for women going through / who have been through menopause. This is because aging women have a higher risk of losing bone density and developing conditions like osteoporosis.

Omega 3

Omega 3 supports your heart, vision, and brain function, making it important for everyone – especially expectant mothers.

Vitamin B2

This B vitamin, aka riboflavin, is important for your skin, nervous system and metabolic system (which converts food into energy).