Men and Women: The Fundamental Differences When It Comes to Vitamins

Posted May 15, 2019 by in Health + Fitness

There’s a famous World War II propaganda poster where a woman named Rosie the Riveter, wearing a bandana and a rolled-up work shirt, has her arms held up in a muscle pose, with the headline, “We can do it!” Women in World War II worked in factories building munitions, built ships, airplanes, and tanks, but worked as drivers of fire engines and trains and served as conductors, and engineers. Everyone’s help was needed to keep things moving during that time.

Unfortunately, many of the 5 million women who joined the workforce were laid off sharply after the war, but by the 1950s, the workforce consisted of 32 percent women. Today, that figure is approaching 51 percent of the total workforce.

The world has definitely changed. Today, women serve as generals in the military, hold CEO positions in industry, fly 747s and F15s, are active policewomen and firefighters, are attorneys and judges, and even serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. One need not be a feminist to admit that, for the most part, women can hold down jobs and occupations once considered the province of men.

But there are significant differences between men and women, and one of those difference concerns nutritional needs.

Women rarely get enough nutrition from their food alone and would be wise to supplement their diet with a quality vitamin such as vitamins for women

Included in these vitamins are the right mix of:

  • Omega 3 nutrients
  • Vitamin B12
  • Biotin
  • CoQ10
  • Fiber
  • Iodine
  • Lycopene
  • Metholfolate
  • Niacin
  • Prebiotics
  • Probiotics and more.

The formula is designed to produce the maximum nutritional need for a woman in an affordable vitamin.

Why Supplementation is Necessary for Women

According to many health officials, the primary difference between men and women’s nutritional needs comes from the dreaded M word—menstruation, as well as osteoporosis. Women need significantly more vitamins in their diet to replace lost iron through menstruation, as well as supplementing their bodies with calcium to avoid thinning of the bones as they age.

If a woman is 50 or younger, she should have 1,000 milligrams (mg) a day. If a woman is over 50, she should have 1,200 mg a day.

Zinc, iodine, and vitamin C are also essential needs in women, all of which can be obtained in the SmartyPants Vitamin mix.

Good Taste in a Gummy

Gone are the days when women had to grit their teeth and suppress their gag reflex to choke down a vitamin. Today, most vitamin manufacturer’s, including SmartyPants, make their vitamin mix in an easy to swallow gummy.

No Extra Ingredients

Many vitamin manufacturers take their customer safety very carefully and understand that many women or members of their family have what is sometimes life threatening allergies to various ingredients. Therefore, in their manufacturing process, they are scrupulous in avoiding any of the eight most common allergens:

  • Dairy
  • Peanut
  • Egg
  • Wheat
  • Shellfish
  • Fish
  • Soy
  • And Treenut.

Common Q and A’s

Why do I need to take so many gummies? 

-There are over 13 ingredients in a typical gunny. To avoid the gummy having a medicine-like taste we have you spread them out. You can take them all in one sitting or, spread them out throughout the day.

Are SmartyPants Vitamins vegetarian? 

– SmartyPants has five different blends of vitamins that are 100 percent vegetarian.

Why don’t you make a sugar-free product? 

-Most sugar-free products are comprised of artificial ingredients that do not meet our rigorous manufacturing process.

Why don’t SmartyPants Vitamins contain iron? 

-Iron is an important vitamin, particularly for women. However, too much iron is the number one problem concerning overdosing, according to the FDA. We do recommend supplementation with a suitable iron supplement, but to avoid problems with overdosing in children, we leave out iron out of our delicious gummies.


Women have changed roles throughout the last 70 years or so. Today, an educated woman can accomplish just as much as a man. However, there are distinct differences between men and women regarding their nutritional needs, and women would be advised to supplement their diets accordingly.

*This article was contributed.