ABCs of the Women's Ultivite Multivitamin

Jennah tries to pull a Lori and drop some knowledge.

An adage as old as time, “Always take your vitamins!” Yes, of course, but uh, what is actually in this poppable dietary supplement? A scan of the ingredient list on a multivitamin package certainly makes my head whirl. A series of words with percentages that I’m certain are listed in a foreign language. I’m here to breakdown the benefits of the Swisse Women's Ultivite Multivitamin.

First off, let’s give a shout out to Swisse for developing a Women’s Health range of products. Swisse’s Women’s Health range has the female body in mind as we conquer the world day in and day out. As a multi-faceted athlete, yes, there is a world off the bike for me, my teammates and the entire women’s peloton, it can be increasingly difficult to balance training loads, diet and all of life’s curveballs. Swisse steps in with their products to ensure that your nutritional needs are supported - a healthy body is a happy body.

Athletic performance necessitates a diet jam packed with nutrients to fuel our training and adequately recover our muscles. Side bar, need some recipe motivation? Be sure to checkout Swisse Femme Équipe’s resident dietitian and nutritionist’s book, 30-Day Whole Foods Cookbook & Meal Plan, for inspiration! Multivitamins are an excellent way to compliment your diet and ensure your body is receiving all the natural goodness to keep you functioning at your finest.  

The Women’s Ultivite contains over 50 essential natural ingredients to promote energy at the cellular level to sustain your active and busy lifestyle. Let’s take a gander at some of the vitamins, minerals, herbs and extracts contained in this small, but mighty tablet.

  • Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene): Vitamin A aids in the preservation of vision.

  • Vitamin C: An incredible vitamin that boosts the immune system to ward off illness and aids in the absorption of iron.
    Fast fact: Did you know that your body cannot synthesize this vitamin on its own? It is crucial to seek out fruits and vegetables that contain it such as oranges, broccoli and strawberries!

  • Vitamin D: Your body produces this vitamin when exposed to the sun, but as winter hits many of us, are Vitamin D levels decrease. This essential vitamin helps us battle seasonal affective disorder as a mood regulator.

  • Iron: A key mineral for our bodies! Iron is a component of hemoglobin, which is involved in oxygen storage. As athletes, we rely on iron to facilitate oxygen release when experiencing high metabolic demands.  
    Fast fact: Women especially need this mineral during menstrual loss.

  • Magnesium: Another extremely important mineral found in some of my favorite foods - leafy greens, cocoa, nuts and eggs! This mineral contributes to more than a handful of biochemical processes that keep you ticking, such as DNA synthesis, energy creation, neurotransmitter regulation.

  • Co-Enzyme Q10: COQ10 aids mitochondria during cellular energy production as well as supports cardiovascular health.

Now, consider adding the Women’s Ultivite Multivitamin into your daily routine, so you too can celebrate life every day!