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The Benefits Of Multivitamins

The Benefits Of Multivitamins

Vitamins and minerals are essential for life, and when we say essential, we mean it. They’re needed by every single cell in our body, without them, we wouldn’t be able to function properly and we’d be at risk of a countless number of nutritional diseases, deficiencies and disorders.

What are multivitamins?

Multivitamins contain a combination of different vitamins, minerals or supplements, normally from food sources, in one handy capsule, tablet or pill. These can either be general (A-Z) or formulated to support a specific health need,  such as hair, skin and nails, brain or joint health.

Why do we need them?

The body needs a whole host of nutrients on a daily basis to function optimally, this includes everything from carbohydrates, protein and fat, to vitamin A, B, C,  magnesium, iron, and zinc. Most people consume an energy-dense, nutrient-poor diet, meaning they’re lacking essential vitamins and minerals which can put them at risk of deficiencies. Being deficient can expose you to a whole range of nutritional disorders; such as anaemia, rickets or goitre. Daily multivitamin consumption is a great way to make up for nutritional shortfalls and a simple solution to boost your health naturally.

Which multivitamin is the most important?

Technically they all are, but here are the main contenders to everyday health:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Magnesium (click here to find out if you’re lacking magnesium).
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Iodine

The benefits of taking multivitamins

They are essential to life

Taking a multivitamin daily could prevent the risk of many chronic illnesses and protect you should you ever fall sick. One study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that supplementing with multivitamins could prevent the risk of suboptimal (below the advised level) vitamin status, therefore decreasing their risk of many nutritional diseases. Multivitamins not only support a healthy immune system, but they help keep the brain, hair, eyes, teeth and cardiovascular system in check.

They’re convenient

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Life can be hectic and although advised, eating a wide variety colourful fresh fruit and veggies along with high protein, sources of omega 3 such as fish, nuts and oil may not be achievable for all. Taking multivitamins is essentially an instant way to get your daily serving of all your vital vitamins and minerals on the go, to ensure you never fall short of nutrients.

They’re cost effective

1 x one for all multivitamin (30 days) containing 7 essential vitamins = £7.99

Although your first option should always be to consume your nutrients from food, changing your dietary habits can be difficult and expensive. Multivitamins are the best, way to consume, high-quality sources of your RDA of many essential micronutrients – hence why they’re the most popular form of supplement on the market.

They work

Made from natural, nutritionally dense food sources, multivitamins are the most effective way to improve health, prevent illness and boost energy levels. Studies have shown consuming multivitamins daily can also improve mood and beat stress!

Which should you take?

For hair, skin and nails

Containing a beautiful blend of ingredients including vitamin C, D3, Flaxseed Oil Powder, Zinc and Bilberry Extract, Catwalk Queen is designed to improve the health of your hair, skin and nails. The unique blend of both zinc and vitamin C work together to prevent hair loss and improve the appearance of the skin.

For joints

 

Joint effort contains a combination MSM, turmeric, vitamin C, flaxseed oil, apple cider vinegar and rose hip extract, designed to support collagen formation and joint health. Collagen is protein found in bones, muscles, skin and tendons that provide strength and support.  Being an ideal supplement if you’re looking improve joint health, Joint Effort helps to prevent the risk of injury, or support bones during impact sport.

For energy

Tired, lethargic, run down…yep we know the deal. Whilst no multivitamin should ever replace sleep, Wakey Wakey contains all the essential nutrients to help you kick start your day to tackle whatever life throws at you. The scientifically selected combination of vitamin B6, Pantothenic acid and Chromium, all work together to contribute to psychological functioning, energy metabolism, and red blood cell formation helping to keep your energy levels high.

For concentration

Hocus Focus contains a potent mixture of energy boosting B vitamins, black pepper extract, cocoa and grapeseed extract. B vitamins help boost energy metabolism and cognitive focus reducing the effects of tiredness and fatigue.

For weight loss

Looking to trim down a little in time for summer? You Go Girl contains a unique formula of energy boosting B vitamins combined with a thermogenic blend of nutrients. Thermogenic supplements help to aid weight loss by helping to metabolise fat stores. Read more about thermogenics for weight loss.

For everyday health

If you’re looking for one multivitamin with the complete package, One For All is your man for the job. Each tablet contains your recommended daily allowance (RDA) of 7 key vitamins including A, C, D3 and E essential for the function of the immune system, energy metabolism and maintenance of skin, eyes and hair.

For the immune system

Feeling under the weather recently? Containing vitamin D3, C, Zinc, resveratrol and grape seed extract, Self Defence contains everything you need to support a healthy immune system to keep you fighting strong.

 

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Charlotte Cliffe

Charlotte Cliffe

Resident Nutritionist (ANutr)

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