Health Mart Pharmacies: Top Six Vitamins for Women

Christine Jacobson with Health Mart Pharmacies gives her top six suggestions.

First, some ground rules

– You should take daily with meals unless otherwise indicated

– Multivitamins are best – they save you money rather than buying several different bottles

– The nutrients in multivitamins work better together as a “team” in your body

– Suggestions listed below are for adult women. If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or menopausal, or for men or children, check with your healthcare provider or pharmacist for specific dosing of individually particular vitamins

– Always talk with your healthcare provider to find out what’s best for you

– You can’t replace a healthy diet so it’s important to eat well

– Vitamins can compensate for what’s missing in your diet

Water Soluble vs. Fat Soluble

Fat soluble vitamins can be toxic if taken in high doses because they stay in your system longer and can accumulate. Water soluble vitamins usually are excreted. However, water soluble vitamins in high doses can be problematic. Be sure to check with your pharmacist or health care provider on correct dosage for you.

Christine Jacobson’s Top Six Vitamin Picks

#6 – Vitamin A (By prescription only if sold separately. However, it’s included in a good multivitamin)

– 5000 IU (20% as beta-carotene)

– Boosts immunity, healthy tissue, bone & tooth formation, protects vision

– Milk, liver, egg yolk, dark leafy vegetables, dark orange produce

#5- Vitamin E

– 30 IU

– Antioxidant, boosts immunity, may prevent heart disease, cataracts, memory loss

– Wheat germ, safflower oil, almonds, peanuts, spinach

#4 – Vitamin C

– 75 mg; 85 mg if pregnant; 120 mg if breastfeeding

– Antioxidant, maintains tissue, promotes healing, boost immunity. May reduce risk of cancer, sun damage, cataracts, tissue damage from second hand smoke

– Citrus fruit, brussel sprouts, peppers, leafy greens

#3 – Vitamin D

– Ages 19-50, pregnant or breastfeeding, 200 IU; 51-70, 400 IU and over 70, 600-800 IU

– Strengthens bones, prevents osteoporosis, may lower colon cancer risk, and curb PMS symptoms

– Find in milk, juice, soy milk and fortified cereals, salmon; sardine and egg yolks

#2 – Tie) Vitamin B6

– 2 mg

– Help promotes produce hormones and brain chemicals. Strengthens immunity, may help with morning sickness

– Chicken, fish, extra lean red meat, avocados, potatoes, bananas

#1 – Tie) Vitamin B12

– Helps prevent heart disease, memory loss, anemia, depression

– 2.4 mcg (higher for pregnant and nursing mothers

– Extra lean red meat, poultry, shellfish, eggs, milk

To find your nearest Health Mart Pharmacy, go to or look for these pharmacies nearest you.

Morgan Health Mart Drug

109 North Commercial Street

Morgan, Utah

(801) 929-3262

Spence’s Health Mart Pharmacy

550 East 1400 North

Logan, Utah

(435) 753-8500

Cache Valley Health Mart Pharmacy

2380 North 400 East

North Logan, Utah

(435) 787-1212

Wangsgard Health Mart Pharmacy

120 North Washington Blvd

Ogden, Utah

(801) 399-4400

Mountain View Health Mart Pharmacy

1100 West 2700 North

Pleasant View, UT

(801) 786-4090

Wasatch Health Mart Pharmacy

4387 Harrison Blvd

Ogden, Utah

(801) 479-0331

Larry’s Smithfield Health Mart Pharmacy

502 So Main, Suite B

Smithfield, Utah

(435) 563-6262

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