Why taking a Daily Multivitamin is important

Why taking a Daily Multivitamin is important

Author -  Healtheries Naturopath

If you find yourself stressed easily, struggle to get to sleep, or simply lead a abusy lifestyle then you'll benefit from taking a multivitamin supplement

Why Taking A Daily Multivitamin Is Important

Health experts acknowledge that sub-optimal nutrition is relatively common and without the right nutrition, your body doesn’t function at its best. Scientific evidence1 supports the recommendations that taking a multivitamin can help to support optimal health and may help protect against common illnesses beyond what is achieved through the diet alone. Food processing and other methods of storing foods are also responsible for measurable nutrient losses that increase our need to supplement with extra nutrients.

How do I know I need a multivitamin?

If you have find yourself stressed easily, struggle to get to sleep or have enough quality sleep, or simply lead a busy lifestyle and constantly on the go, then you’ll benefit from taking a multivitamin supplement.
There are also specific life stages where extra attention to diet and nutrition is important such as pregnancy and breastfeeding, toddlers and young children, the elderly and people following special diets such as vegan or vegetarian. People with Celiac Disease or Crohn’s Disease or other gastrointestinal disorders are also often at risk of nutritional deficiencies due to absorption problems.

Isn’t my diet enough?

A healthy nutritious diet rich in fruits and vegetables can supply enough vitamins, minerals, antioxidants to keep up with the body’s demands. However, many people don’t get enough fresh fruit and vegetables on a daily basis to maintain health.
A good quality multivitamin can help to ‘top up’ a healthy diet and many people find they have more energy to get through the day when taking a multivitamin.

References

1. Fletcher, RH., Fairfield, KM. Vitamins for chronic disease prevention in adults: clinical applications. JAMA 287.23 (2002):3127-9

 
 
 
 
 

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