You can’t go wrong by taking a multivitamin/ mineral supplement every day. However, if you’re active and athletic, that might not be enough — especially if you’re training at a high intensity. Active women tend to need higher dosages of certain vitamins and minerals than a standard multi provides, and coming up short on these needed elements could mean diminished results in strength, recovery and fat loss.

These seven micronutrients are crucial for women looking to maximize their health, physique goals and athletic achievements. Add good whole-food sources to your regular diet of clean eating, and consider supplementing with these stand-alone vitamins and minerals where you might be

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