Vitamins and Supplements for Women

HI #GYNEGIRLS AND #PREGGOS!

It’s Dr. DRAI- I’m back. Now you know I want to make sure that you ladies are taking good care of yourselves. Everyone, regardless of their gender or age, should be focusing on health and proper nutrition. As a woman, certain vitamins can help with your physical and mental health, particularly with diseases and medical conditions you are at a higher risk for.

Antioxidants

You guessed it – you need your antioxidants! There are many medical conditions as a woman that can be affected by malnutrition, which is often so subtle you don’t realize it.

A good place to start is by making sure you are getting the vitamins classified as antioxidants, which are vitamins C, A, and E. Vitamin C is easy to get from citrus fruits and vegetables like broccoli. You also want to try to get more vitamin A and E, all of which can help with your heart, illnesses, and infections in your body.

Vitamin supplements are available if you don’t think you get enough of these vitamins through your diet.

B Vitamins

The next class of vitamins that are essential for women are B vitamins. There are many different B vitamins, including B complex supplements and the B vitamins individually. All of them are important for you to grow healthy and strong, from a child to a senior woman. For example, vitamin B1 helps you to get more energy, while B5 is good for balancing your hormones.

If you are in your reproductive years, folate or B9 is important to grow a healthy baby. You can get B vitamins through natural food sources or with a multi-vitamin that you take each day.

Vitamin D

Don’t forget about your vitamin D, which you can get from many different natural food sources. Vitamin D is going to help you build strong bones, which is essential for preventing conditions like osteoporosis. As you know, women are at high risk for such diseases.

Vitamin D can also help to improve your immune system and help give you more natural energy throughout the day. The best source of vitamin D comes right from the sun’s UV rays. 

Vitamin K

Lastly, you should try to get adequate amounts of vitamin K each day, either with a supplement or with foods like blueberries, broccoli, and spinach. Vitamin K is great for your immune system, helping you to fight off colds and other illnesses. It can also help with your digestive health and promote healthy gut bacteria.

Until next time #GYNEGirls and #Preggos…

 Dr. Drai

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Dr. Draion M. Burch, DO (Dr. Drai) – a highly respected, board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist – is a nationally-recognized author, speaker, consultant, and go-to media expert on women’s health and transgender health issues. He travels the country to meet with women one-on-one and in groups to provide and instruct on healthcare. Although Dr. Drai may be requested to spread his medical expertise to all four corners of the U.S., he always makes time to genuinely help those in need. As a pragmatic physician who offers endless charisma, high energy, and a larger-than-life personality, his “bedside manner” makes it obvious why his patients have named Dr. Drai “America’s OBGYN.” Dr. Drai is the founder and chief medical advisor of DrDrai.com, where he discusses actionable ideas and real-world strategies to help women take control of their health. As an openly gay gynecologist he has patients flocking to him and his website for not only his medical expertise, but because of the security they feel in the way he cares for, relates to, and teaches women about subjects ranging from embarrassing vaginal care to serious sexual assault. His mission: Real medical advice, simplified. Dr. Drai takes his unique brand to the camera on his YouTube channel to spill his popular “Medical T” (TIPS) helping his self-titled #Preggos, #GYNEGirls and #GENTs pursue a healthier life. Dr. Drai’s on-point advice on off-the-wall questions about sexual health issues has many calling him a “sexpert.” Dr. Drai earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine degree from The Ohio University and completed his internship and residency at Michigan State University.

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