The Different Nutritional Needs of Men and Women

The Different Nutritional Needs of Men and Women

Did you know? Men and women have 99% identical DNA. This may come as a surprise to many and their arguments of social construct, but the fact remains true! However, despite the similarity in genetic structure, there are some marked differences in the nutritional needs of both genders.

Caloric intake, for example, varies by gender, as well as age, weight, and lifestyle. On average, men require more calories in the day than women do. This of course depends on the previously stated factors.

Men’s Nutritional Needs

As (healthy, active) men have a higher percentage of muscle mass and less fat than women, maintaining a healthy protein intake is important.

Men Nutritional Needs


Nutrilite Soy Protein Drink Mix is a great source of essential amino acids and protein. Mix up a glass to go with your breakfast or lunch and 8g of top-quality protein, amino acids and calcium in one go!

B vitamins

B vitamins are important for everyone, but men usually need more B vitamins to sustain the level of energy their bodies need. To give yourself a natural boost of energy in your day, men and women both should take Nutrilite Natural B Complex to get their daily dose of important B vitamins.


Ever wonder why men take forever in the toilet? They might need more fibre in their diets! An excess of carbohydrates can cause constipation, as well as weight gain and potentially affect your blood sugar.

Balance out your daily rice portion with Nutrilite’s fibre supplements, available in powder form or chewable tablets!

Women’s Nutritional Needs

While women also need B vitamins, protein, and fibre, they also need certain nutrients more than men. For women, it’s important to get enough calcium, vitamin D and iron.

Women Nutritional Needs

Calcium & vitamin D

Calcium and vitamin D are important for supporting bone health. As women have a lower bone density than men, calcium and vitamin D play vital roles in their health. Starting a healthy routine of taking supplements as well as eating a balanced diet will help prevent bone loss, osteoporosis, and brittle bones as you age.

Calcium & vitamin D respectively: 1,000mg daily (minimum)

Nutrilite Cal Mag D Plus provides you with your daily intake of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D in one simple step.


As women go through a certain Time of Month, it's important to make up for the iron and blood loss with iron supplements. A lack of iron in your diet may cause brittle nails, hair loss, and fatigue.

Recommended iron intake: 18mg daily

Try out Nutrilite's Iron Folic to get all your daily vitamin and mineral intake. Iron is important for the formation of red blood cells, as well as folic acid. Many might think that folic acid is only a supplement necessary for pregnant women, but that simply isn't the case. Supplementing your diet with iron and folic acid will help prevent anaemia and promotes new cell production.

Women Nutritional Needs

On the subject of pregnancy, a woman’s body needs all the help she can get to recover from the miracle of childbirth. Tropical Herbs Post Natal Care provides you with the best of modern and traditional herbal formulations to support mother and baby throughout their confinement period.

BONUS: At some point in a woman’s life, we’ve all wondered, hoped and tried many different things to keep our skin clear, glowing and ultimately healthy. But growing older unfortunately means a decrease in collagen for our skin. Give your skin some tender loving care and practice the concept that ‘Beauty Begins from Within’ with the Nutrilite Mixed Collagen Peptide Drink.

These are just some of the supplements and vitamins available with Nutrilite. Find out more about the other great products here.