These Are the Vitamins You Should Be Taking in Your 20s and 30s



When you’re young, having the time of your life (aka eating all the things, drinking, and staying up late), it’s no surprise that your body, skin, and overall health might suffer. (Science, man.) But because just taking a multivitamin isn’t good enough (more on that later), we got the true details from Jeffrey Gladd, MD, a member of the Care/of Scientific Advisory Board, who talked us through which vitamins and supplements you actually need at this stage of your life—plus which one can give you some problems.

“In my practice, most of the 20- to 30-somethings generally have a poor diet,” says Gladd. He gets it: Because of budgets and crazy schedules, processed and fast foods are a mainstay in our diets. (Oops.) But while various supplements rolled into one multivitamin are great in theory, many over-the-counter multivitamins “lack in quality and are often sourced synthetically and at marginal levels for good support.”

Keep reading to find out which vitamins you should prioritize instead according to your needs.