Multivitamin supplements help our bodies stay healthy and young, as well as help ward off diseases. While the many benefits of multivitamin supplements have been known for years, they're just now beginning to gain the level of public awareness they deserve. This article will explain the importance of taking a quality multivitamin on a daily basis.
Why we need a daily multivitamin
Multivitamins "fill in the gap" left by the poor nutritional value of many of the foods we eat. In order for the human body to function effectively and efficiently, it needs a daily supply of several important nutrients.
The daily stress of fatty foods, pollution, and germs deplete the body of these essential nutrients. It's up to us to replace them. We can do this by eating healthy, nutritious meals and taking quality nutritional supplements.
Most people find it difficult to get the right amount of nutrients needed from their food alone. Even the healthiest of eaters usually fail to get the recommended daily amount of vitamins and minerals.
The reason for this lack of proper nutrition? Because it's difficult to judge exactly how many nutrients you're getting from the food you eat. This problem is compounded by the fact that many forms of cooking actually destroys the vitamins and minerals that are in our food. This is why taking a multivitamin supplement is so important to maintaining good health.
The single best thing that you can do for your body is to eat a well balanced diet and supplement it every day with a quality multivitamin. Your body will get the nutrients it needs from the food, backed up by the multivitamin for a super power-packed effect.
Choosing a multivitamin supplement
There are four forms of multivitamins on the market: tablets, capsules, softgels, and liquids. You should avoid tablets because they're the hardest for your body to break down and absorb.
Liquid multivitamins are very easy for the body to absorb because there's nothing for your body to break down. If circumstances will allow you to take a liquid multivitamin, then by all means do so.
Capsules and softgels are good forms of multivitamins in reference to absorption rate, and they offer the advantage of being convenient to take when compared to liquid multivitamins.
So which multivitamins should you buy? As with anything else, you "get what you pay for". The inexpensive supermarket multivitamins are cheap, but can't compare to a quality, more expensive multivitamin supplement.
I recommend that you first decide how much you can afford to spend on your multivitamins, then do some research on the Internet to determine the best product in your price range.
Multivitamins are without a doubt the single most important nutritional supplement that you can take. If you aren't taking one, you're missing out on the best way to remain healthy and young.
Ryan Cote is a health and fitness advocate.
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