Multi choice or just one choice?

Monday, April 25, 2022

Multivitamins and minerals are the most commonly used supplements in the world. While there is not a one-size-fits-all approach, a daily multivitamin and mineral is a one way to ensure there are no nutrient gaps each day. Even with a healthy diet, and no matter which diet you follow, it can be difficult to get all the nutrients from your food all the time. 

Common signs you’re lacking nutrients:

  • Fatigue
  • Common deficiencies such as iron, B vitamins and iodine are vital to energy.
  • Poor night and eye health
  • Vitamin A, carotenoids and other antioxidants are especially important for good night vision. 
  • Dull, lifeless hair and skin, and brittle, peeling nails
  • The appearance of your skin, nails or hair depends on a wide range of nutrients from amino acids, zinc, vitamins B and C and a range of antioxidants.

What are the benefits of taking a multivitamin and mineral? It may support: 

Healthy ageing

Studies have suggested that women who take a multivitamin have healthy telomere length compared to those who don’t. What does this mean? The length of your telomeres is associated with ageing – so the longer the better!   

Brain health

Several studies have found that multivitamins can support mental clarity and focus in older adults. The brain needs a wide range of nutrients to support optimal functioning, including a range of B vitamins and minerals to support neurotransmitter production, DNA synthesis, as well as the antioxidant glutathione.

It is important to get a quality multivitamin supplement from a company that you can trust. Solgar VM-2000 fulfils the needs of many people, as well as being ideal for those who are on a vegan or kosher diet. It covers 32 key vitamins, minerals, while including amino acids, a natural sourced beta carotene and carotenoids, L-glutathione, taurine, betaine HCL, and high levels of B vitamins, all help to supporting everyday vitality and wellbeing. 

Some individuals are more vulnerable to nutrient gaps in their diet: 

  • Vegans and vegetarians: Those on a plant-based diet are at higher risk of vitamin B12 deficiency, but often lack zinc, iron and amino acids
  • Those on a paleo, keto, restricted or weight loss diet: they simply miss out on vital nutrients
  • Older adults who tend to have poorer absorption of nutrients 
  • Stressed or busy people, as they often eat on the run or skip meals
  • Athletes, as they often require more nutrients to help with their stamina and recovery.

Available while stocks last. Always read the label and take as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional. Supplementary to a balanced diet. Solgar NZ Limited, Auckland.


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