Should I Take A Multi-Vitamin Supplement?

I get a whole lot of nutrients from food, especially fruits and vegetables. Do I need a supplement? Well, the fact is you do not get enough of it from your food and supplementation helps.

When you do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, you miss out on essential nutrients that help lower risk of heart diseases, stroke, cancer and few other health conditions. According to The Centre for Disease Control (CDC), adults should consume 1.5 to 2 cups of assorted fruits and 2 to 3 cups of vegetables every day. Do you think you really have fruits and vegetables in such quantities? In a recent study by CDC, 76% of adults do not eat enough fruits and 87% do not eat enough vegetables. Multi-Vitamin supplementation becomes necessary given our current lifestyle.

A Multi-Vitamin supplement is like an insurance policy, A daily guarantee that ensures your body gets the Vitamins that it needs.

The benefits of taking a quality multi-vitamin include


As we age, our nutritional needs increase. At the same time, it gets harder for the body to absorb nutrients. Medications can further deplete our body. A multi-vitamin can offset these deficiencies.


Studies show that taking a high quality multi-vitamin may reduce cardiovascular diseases. Vitamins B1, B2, B6, K1 & B3 along with CoQ10 and Magnesium play an important role in cardiovascular health.


A recent study on 14,000 men aged 50 and above proved that multi-vitamin supplementation “significantly” reduced the risk of cancer.


Vitamin C is a strong anti-oxidant known for strengthening the immune system. Vitamins D & E also aid in building immunity. These vitamins also help reduce allergy symptoms.


Vitamins A, C, E & B3 along with Selenium supports eye health. Lutein & Zeaxanthin protect the eyes from harmful light waves. Studies have shown that a good multivitamin that also has Lutein and Zeaxanthin can reduce the risk of macular degeneration


Vitamin B3, Biotin and Vitamin C helps hair growth. Vitamins A, C & E helps keep your skin young and healthy.


Vitamin B family helps regulate better mood, boost energy levels and promotes a feeling of wellness by decreasing stress and anxiety. This alone makes it worth staying compliant with a multi-vitamin routine.