are there things in men's vitamin's that can have adverse affects or side affects for women? and what important things would a woman be missing .
Hi, you could be missing out on a lot of important supplements by taking a men's multivitamin instead of one produced specifically for women. And the levels of vitamins and minerals will be different. For example, a vitamin produced for women will contain Folic acid, and have higher levels of vitamin B, magnesium and others.
Usually women's vits have more iron too. Its just that women and men aren't alike and neither are their nutritional needs.
If you are in menopause take what has the best vitamins for your health. If before menopause you may need the iron. But taking iron pills can make you very constipated and should only be taken when prescribed by a physician to treat anemia.
There are no hormones in vitamins so there is nothing really "male" about them except for the iron. Mostly it is a marketing gimmick. Get a reputable brand.
It won't harm you, but you do miss out on the right amount of Iron and Calcium and I'm sure a few other things that women's vitamins have that men's don't have that we women need.
If you compare the labels you should see that there isn't that much difference. My husband & I both take the same one, but I also have to take extra calcium, but so does he so it works out fine... Mary
this can be an up in the air answer lots of advertised vitamins come right out and say either for male or female amd usually give ages, in some cases women need more products such as iron and men may need due to their age and sex I think its best to just discuss taking not only a vitamin but any medication whether it be over the counter or prescription far better to be safe than sorry. All medications also need discussion with your pharmacist they have a drug profile on you and can tell you what works best I hope I at least have been of some small help I do care and want you to be the best you can be Caringsonbj (Billy)
Hello alex52. It most highly likely will not be a negative if a woman were too. Regards pledge
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