If you’ve got a body, you probably want good things for it. Lofty goals like energy, immunity and longevity.
That trio comes down to getting enough essential nutrients every day. How much is enough? Well, that’s a tricky question. Your recommended daily doses are a moving target. They increase with age and change with your activity level and lifestyle. Chances are your eating patterns don’t shift as much, but the benefits of your healthy choices just might not be adding up quickly enough to meet your daily targets.
Studies show that 76% of adults don’t eat enough fruit and 87% of adults don’t eat enough veggies. That’s not a little bit deficient; it’s a lot. Maybe it’s because we’re all so busy these days, or maybe it’s because there aren’t any fruit trees inside our office buildings. Maybe it’s the type of food we eat, or maybe we’re just not eating enough food period. The reasons are diverse and challenging. Fortunately, the fix is easy, inexpensive and convenient.
A multivitamin can make up for the shortfalls that happen when you don’t get what you need through food. And when your intake of essential nutrients doesn’t fluctuate wildly with your schedule or cravings, you’ll be doing yourself a favour. Water-soluble vitamins, for example, aren’t stored in your body and should be taken daily. When you take a daily multivitamin, great things happen:
You support your immune system.
Vitamins D and E can help your immunity. Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant with legendary perks.
You support your eyesight.
Vitamins A, B3, C, E and selenium support eye health. Lutein and Zeaxanthin protect the eyes from harmful light waves.
You look great.
Strong, lush hair is a product of Vitamins B, C and biotin. Another benefit is glowing skin.
You feel amazing.
The family of B Vitamins is associated with a boost in energy levels.
Think of your multivitamin as a little insurance policy for the only body you’ve got. It doesn’t
always complain when it gets shortchanged, but it’s going to run better day to day with a bit of
Choose one that’s right for you, and maximize your benefits.