Multivitamins and supplements in general are debated within the health world. Some people think vitamins are just a scam so that companies can make more money while other people act as if vitamins are magical little pills that can somehow erase the damage of a junk food diet. Neither of these two thought processes are correct.
The truth is that we do need vitamins. Why? Even an amazing diet rich in organic vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein does not meet 100% of our bodies’ nutritional demands. Our bodies simply cannot extract as many nutrients out of the food today because the food itself does not have as much nutrients available. Compared to produce from a few decades ago, the food we eat today has declined in nutrient levels due to the soil quality decreasing. That means that if we were able to get 100% of our iron from produce in 1975, now we max out at 63%. Taking a multivitamin allows the body to obtain all of the nutrients it needs.
As a general warning, not all vitamins are created equally. Some are made with synthetic vitamins and include fillers. Some of the best vitamins are "whole food" vitamins. You might also read "plant based" vitamins. Both of those terms refer to the fact that the vitamins are sourced from foods or plants - not synthetic sources.
When and how to take vitamins
If you have walked into a health food store, you might be overwhelmed when it comes to taking a vitamin. So many choices! The three main forms of multivitamins include: gel cap, veggie cap pill, chewable tablet, and gummy. Now.... I hate swallowing pills. But I strongly suggest you to avoid the gummy option if you can as they are loaded with sugar. If you can't swallow pills, look for chewable forms if you can.
Breakfast of champions
Take your multivitamin after you've eaten breakfast. Studies show that taking a multivitamin before bed can actually cause sleeplessness because of the B vitamins. If you are taking multiple supplements and pills, be sure to speak with your doctor about timing because some vitamins should not be taken with meals, juice, etc.
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