ABCs of Good Health

Why Use Multivitamins? 3 Reasons You Should Be Taking Yours

Why use multivitamins? We hear lots of conflicting advice about whether we should or shouldn’t be taking them, but do we need them if we eat a healthy diet?

What Are Multivitamins?

To avoid any doubt, let’s take a look at what multivitamins are.

Vitamins are essential nutrients that we need for lots of bodily functions. We need different vitamins for different functions.

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Multivitamins are a blend of these vitamins and minerals. They can be specific to a health concern or be general/multipurpose. Different multivitamins will contain different vitamins in varying amounts. They are all different take some time to read the ingredients list.

Why Use Multivitamins?

Our bodies need a range of nutrients every day. From the macronutrients – carbohydrates, protein and fat – to the micronutrients like vitamins A, B and C, and magnesium. We need them to survive.

Lots of people think that their diets provide enough of the essential nutrients alone. But recent studies have found that 76% of us don’t get enough nutrients from our food. That’s because most of our diets are based on energy-dense foods that are nutrient-poor.

So why use multivitamins? Daily multivitamin consumption is a great way to make up for these nutritional shortfalls. They simpler and more convenient than single vitamin supplements.

Which Multivitamin Should You Be Taking?

 

  1. For Hair, Skin, & Nails
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    For Hair, Skin, & Nails

    This multivitamin contains a blend of nutrients that are needed by our hair, skin, and nails. These include vitamins C and D3, flaxseed oil, zinc, and bilberry extract that work together to maintain the appearance and condition of your hair, skin, and nails.

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  2. For Joint
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    For Joint

    Our joints are full of nutrients to protect, maintain, and cushion them. Joint Effort contains a combination of these ingredients, including MSM, turmeric, vitamin C, flaxseed oil, apple cider vinegar, and rose hip extract. They are specially formulated to support collagen formation and joint health.

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  3. For Energy
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    For Energy

     

    While no multivitamin should ever replace sleep, we can still feel tired and fatigued after some shut-eye. There are some nutrients that are essential to energy production that can help. This scientifically selected combination of vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, and chromium, help to support our energy and focus.

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  4. For Focus & Concentration
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    For Focus & Concentration

     

    Energy-boosting vitamins can also help to keep us focused when we need it most. Hocus Focus contains a potent mixture of B vitamins, black pepper extract, cocoa, and grapeseed extract to help boost our cognitive focus and reduce the effects of tiredness and fatigue.

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  5. For Weight Loss
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    For Weight Loss

    At the most basic level, weight loss comes from eating fewer calories than your body burns. However, some nutrients can help to boost your body’s metabolism in order to support weight loss. You Go Girl contains a unique formula of these nutrients, including B vitamins.

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  6. For General Wellbeing
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    For General Wellbeing

    A multivitamin can be a general, more complete package, with no specific health concern. One For All contains your recommended daily allowance (RDA) of 7 key vitamins including A, C, D3 and E. It can help to support the immune system, energy metabolism, and maintenance of skin, eyes and hair.

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  7. For Immunity
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    For Immunity

    A lack of the right nutrients can leave us feeling run down. Containing vitamin D3, C, Zinc, resveratrol and grape seed extract, Self Defence provides you with the most essential nutrients that you need to support a healthy immune system to keep you fighting fit.

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  8. For When You Don't Like Tablets
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    For When You Don't Like Tablets

    We know that sometimes a tablet or capsule can be hard to swallow. That’s we developed an all-in-one powdered multivitamin! All your essential vitamins packed into one easy dose that can be sprinkled on food, mixed into a shake, or stirred into a drink!

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Roxanne Griggs

Roxanne Griggs

Public Health Nutritionist (ANutr)

Qualified, Public Health Nutritionist (ANutr).


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