Wrong! Multivitamin supplements are a vitally important part of any healthy diet. In addition to providing you with the daily recommended intake for each vitamin and mineral, it aids digestion by making sure you get all those nutrients from your food as well as by supporting your entire body's metabolic function. Without a multivitamin, many people would be at risk of developing long-term nutrient deficiencies that could lead to a host of health problems including weight gain or loss, fatigue, immune dysregulation leading to illness and disease, and fertility issues.
I want to get the most from my life, so anything that helps with my energy, vitality, and mental acuity is a good thing for me. If a multi vitamin will make all those aspects of my life better, why wouldn't I take it?
My body needs to be supplied with the right amounts of vitamins and minerals each day. The food that I eat should provide those nutrition needs, but it doesn't always do that. Every time I eat a meal, I am taking a chance that I will be short-changed on some vital nutrient.
The soil our vegetables are grown in is mineral deficient, (I'm generalising here) and we are not eating enough fruit or vegetables as a rule - so we need to get the missing nutrients from somewhere. A multi vitamin is a way of filling those gaps and making sure the body is as healthy as it can be.
The B vitamins in particular suffer from poor bioavailability. This means they can be low in the body even if we are consuming good amounts of them in our food. That's why folic acid (B9) and vitamin B12 supplements are recommended for all pregnant women and for anyone who is looking to conceive and who has had fertility problems caused by these deficiencies.
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