A multivitamin is the foundation of any nutritional supplement program. It typically contains a variety of vitamins, minerals and
other nutrients that work together to help support the metabolism, growth and physical well-being.
Why is it recommended I take a multivitamin?
Every day the body requires a wide variety of nutrients from a varied diet to help maintain health. Among these nutrients are vitamins
and minerals. Each nutrient has specific functions – but it is the synergy of all the essential vitamins and minerals that ensures optimal
body function. For many adults supplementing with a daily multivitamin can help to ensure adequate nutrient intake. Multivitamins
offer convenience, balance and certain lifestyles and population groups may find them particularly helpful. For example, multivitamins
may be especially important for the elderly, child-bearing women and children.
Can’t I get all nutrients from the food I eat?
Food processing, intensive farming and prolonged food storage are just some of the factors that diminish the nutritional value of the
food that we eat. Eating a seemingly healthy diet may still lead to nutrient deficiencies. Taking a good quality multivitamin and mineral
formula each day is a good way of ensuring an intake of nutrients sufficient to promote optimal health.
Why are there so many different multivitamins?
Every multivitamin formula is different, providing various levels of nutrients including vitamins and minerals, some also offer amino
acids (the building blocks of protein) and various phytonutrients. There are multivitamins that address the specific nutritional needs
of men, women, pregnant women, children, vegetarians and seniors. You can choose a multivitamin that meets your specific nutritional
needs – taking gender, age and diet into consideration.
Stop by one of our stores and discuss your nutritional needs with our knowledgeable sales associates for direction on what vitamin is best for you.
Click here to download a handy reference guide on Solgar multi-vitamins.