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While we’re young, it can be super easy to ignore all of the ways we can be helping our later selves. We might skip the 30-step skincare routines, leave our makeup on when we go to sleep, and eat a ton of junk that will hit us later… But what if there was an easy way to help our later selves AND our current selves? Taking a few vitamins a day can be a super-easy way to take of yourself and can fit really easily into your daily routine. They’re good for you, can help yourself out if you’re not eating exactly as you should (life can be crazy) and it really doesn’t take that much effort. Because of this, I’ve created a list of some of the best vitamins for 20 year olds.
Vitamin D supports heart health and is essential for muscle development. If you are trying to gain muscle and lose fat, this vitamin might be a good one to take. Vitamin D might even help with mental health and mood-boosting. D3 is the best choice and is offered by a ton of different brands.
Magnesium is a good vitamin to take for your blood glucose control, protein synthesis, nerve function, and more. Magnesium is also pretty broad and can help with issues like heart palpitations, anxiety, muscle cramps, or constipation. For women, magnesium can help during pregnancy or can regulate PMS symptoms. For men, magnesium can support levels of testosterone and support your sexual health.
If any of our readers are vegans, taking Vitamin B can be really important for your health. Since you aren’t eating any animal products that have high amounts of vitamin B, you might need to or want to supplement that with a daily vitamin, like B12. For women who aren’t vegan but take birth control, you may also want to take B12. This is because certain forms of birth control can deplete your Vitamin B levels.
If you and your doctor haven’t discussed a vitamin deficiency you may have, taking a multivitamin can cover all of the bases. It is especially important to attempt to get all of the vitamins you need through the food you eat. Never ever supplement your diet for a vitamin, unless otherwise instructed to do so by a medical professional. If you’re eating healthy with a large range of vitamin-filled food, you should be pretty set, but taking a multivitamin on the daily can’t hurt. Multivitamins can help you with so many issues and can just make you feel better in the long wrong. They really shouldn’t cause any issues, so why not add them into your daily schedule? Taking a multivitamin can also get you into the habit of taking daily vitamins or pills, so later in life, if you need a specific daily vitamin or medication, you should already be in the habit.
What do you think are the best vitamins for 20 year olds? Do you have any suggestions or recommendations for other readers? Let us know in the comment section below!