The nutrients we get from our food are diminished in the process of getting into our bodies; from growing to cooking and consuming. Intense farming practices and the use of pesticides compromise the goodness in food. Then it is packaged and stored, with preservatives prolonging shelf-life. Finally, a lot of nutrients are lost through cooking. Multi-vitamin supplements provide a range of vitamins and minerals, which perform various functions in the body to maintain health. Throughout her life, a woman’s nutritional needs change. From puberty through to menopause and beyond, her body undergoes hormonal stresses which require different nutrients and different doses of nutrients e.g. when pregnant, the body requires extra iron.