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Why You Should Take a Daily Multivitamin

For most people, one of the biggest obstacles to wellness is proper nutrition. Increased energy, physical strength, mental clarity, emotional well-being, and overall health rely on a solid nutrition foundation. And one of the best ways to help build that foundation is by taking a daily multivitamin. Multivitamins like Vita-Lea® have been clinically shown to increase nutrient levels in the blood and provide health benefits.While supplements should never replace a healthy diet, there are many benefits that come with filling the gaps in your nutrition. Here are seven reasons why you should add a daily multivitamin to your nutrition routine.

Here’s Why You Should Take a Daily Multivitamin

  1. Helps fill gaps in your nutrition.

    • Almost 90% of Americans are not getting the recommended daily amount of at least one nutrient.1 Some of the most common nutrient inadequacies include vitamins A, C, D, and E, calcium, potassium, iron, and magnesium. Your wellness relies on a solid nutrition foundation, and a multivitamin can help you fill any gaps in your nutrition that you may or may not know about.
  2. Helps round out your diet.

    • Even if you try your best to eat a healthy, balanced diet, it can still lack vital nutrients. A multivitamin can help cover your bases, especially if you have dietary restrictions or you’re on a specialized diet (vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, .).
  3. Supports you at your current life stage.

    • Your nutritional needs evolve throughout life depending on your age, sex, and stage of life. For example, kids and adults need to prioritize different vitamins. If you’re over 50 years old, you need more vitamin D and calcium to support bone health. And if you’re pregnant, you need particular nutrients like folic acid, iron, choline, and DHA to support the growth and development of the fetus. So to make sure you’re getting the right vitamins, choose a multivitamin that fits your current age or stage and a prenatal vitamin if you’re pregnant. You can also take the Meology® Assessment to get a supplement plan tailored to your specific needs.
  4. Supports

    • Fatigue or low energy is often the result of missing nutrients, so these can be addressed by filling nutrient gaps with a high-potency multivitamin. Multivitamins also contain B vitamins to support energy so you can take on the day.
    • Stress can also be a result of nutrient deficiencies. For example, B vitamins support the synthesis of neurotransmitters that affect mood. Multivitamins can contain B vitamins, omega-3s, and magnesium that can help reduce stress.
    • Magnesium and calcium are the sleep minerals. A lack of magnesium is associated with poor sleep and calcium is essential to make melatonin. If you’re missing these key minerals, a multivitamin can help.
  5. Helps you manage your weight.

    • If you’re trying to eat less or reduce your calorie intake, you’re likely not getting important nutrients from your diet. Multivitamins can help you round out your reduced-calorie diet.

Find Your Perfect Multi

These are just seven reasons why you should take a multivitamin; now it’s time to find the right multivitamin for you. Vita-Lea features comprehensive nutrition with a range of options for various preferences, requirements, or form factors, including formulations tailored for men, women, and older adults. You can see all your options here. 

  1. Fulgoni VL 3rd, Keast DR, Bailey RL, Dwyer J. Foods, fortificants, and supplements: Where do Americans get their nutrients? J Nutr. 2011 Oct;141(10):1847-54.
  2. Spiller, G.A., et al., Multivitamin-Mineral Supplementation: Effects on Blood Chemistries of College-Age Women. Acta Vitaminol Enzymol, 1985.7(3-4): p. 217-222.

 

 

 

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