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An increasing amount of the world’s population is health conscious. They are eager and interested in keeping tune with their well-being. With that in mind, this awareness is continuing to manifest itself in the creation of many new health supplements for adults and children. Health conscious people understand, dietary and vitamin supplements have consistently proven their worth by preserving the health of those who educate themselves well enough to choose wisely.
A daily multivitamin supplement not only develops your general bodily functions but also improves your mental and physical condition, as well. Although a sound multivitamin does provide good all-round health support, as a person ages, more specific and targeted supplements may be necessary, as well. An example of this would be persons suffering from or with a family history of heart disease. The supplement Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) has been shown to prevent and help to heal the condition. In much the same way, Alzheimer’s disease has shown promise of being thwarted through a regular combination of Vitamin C and E. New studies are beginning to point to the mineral Lithium as a possible stregnther in brain function, as well.
Multivitamin supplements include all the basic vitamins and nutrients essential for recommended daily dosage. Multivitamin supplements are also formulated for special populations such as pregnant women, as well as being created for specific age brackets. Too, it is a well accepted idea that a multivitamin in liquid form can be more effiiciently absorbed than its pill popping counterpart. Almost everyone is able to absorb liquid nutrients with ease and studies suggest liquid vitamins are up to five times more bio available than ordinary multivitamins.
Are you asking yourself, "Should I take a multivitamin?" We hope you answer "yes." Basically, the body needs 13 essential vitamins to function properly. In regulating the crucial performance of the body, it needs vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K, B12, and the 7 B-complex vitamins. It's true, a majority of these vitamins are obtained by our body through the food that we eat. The danger of illness arises when we cannot consume enough and create a deficiency of some of the essential vitamins. This is where vitamin supplementation is invaluable.
Vitamin supplementation supports the body structures, as well. It aims to counteract illness caused by deficiency, and boost the bodies immunity. With this in mind, it is unlikely that anyone would not do well to explore the option of supplementing, and most importantly, supplementing with a multivitamin.
Why is it necessary for individuals to take multivitamins when the majority of our daily diet can provide us with the basic nutrients we need? We think everyone should talk to their health care provider about taking a daily multivitamin. In addition to nutrient deficiency other conditions such as age, alcohol use, smoking, exposure to excessive pollution, as well as medications can rob our bodies of necessary vitamins and have long-term detrimental effects. We shouldn't have to tell you: if you smoke or drink excessively, quit. If you are using maintenance medications, do talk to your doctor about your increased nutrient needs.
Stress is another risk factor which needs serious consideration for supplementation. For people who have so much to do and have a hard time in keeping up with their health needs, multivitamins are a must to boost energy and stregnthen immunity. In this case, supplementing with a stress formulation can benefit both mental ability and daily endurance.
Aside from these benefits, a daily multivitamin can also minimize the risk of degenerative diseases. Fat-soluble antioxidants like vitamin E, work to neutralize harmful free agents (free radicals) in the body. This vitamin also maintains healthy skin through protection of cell membranes, blood circulation, heart, nerves, red blood cells, and muscles. Another antioxidant is Vitamin C which effectively fights blood cell infection and is vital in collagen formation, wound healing, and formation of bone structures, capillaries, and teeth. Vitamin C is also helpful in the iron absorption from plant sources. Vitamins A, D, K and other supplemental nutrients found in multivitamins have specific functions that benefit the bodily functions, as well.
While a daily intake of multivitamins is beneficial, there are no 100% guarantees. Symptoms of disease may not always be cured by taking multivitamins, yet you would do well to explore the many ways they can benefit your health. Your health expert can help you create a supplementing program that's right for you and should always be consulted before beginning any new health care program.
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