The human body requires various vitamins and minerals on a daily basis to keep us alive, functional and healthy.
According to the National Institute of Health, a multivitamin contains a combination of vitamins and minerals and sometimes other ingredients as well.
A multivitamin is a type of food supplement that contains a combination of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients used to support the health. They have been associated with a number of health benefits and may aid in promoting better eye health, improving memory and maintaining bone strength.
What are the benefits of multivitamins?
Benefits for taking a multivitamin can be for supporting healthy pregnancy, promotes proper growth and development, helps maintain bone strength, improves brain function, enhances eye health, and benefit cardiovascular support.
IS THERE EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THE USE OF MULTIVITAMINS?
Dr. Howard Sesso, an associate professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health says, “It is worth considering a multivitamin as part of a healthy lifestyle.”
In a large scale – randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, called the Physicians’ Health Study II (PHS II), 15000 qualified physicians aged 55 years and older took part. They took either a multivitamin or a placebo pill for more than a decade. The multivitamin containing the daily requirements of 31 vitamins and minerals essential for good health. The results were that in the group where they taking the multivitamin were 8% less likely to be diagnosed with cancer and lower risk of developing cataracts. There was no significantly improvement in cardiovascular diseases as well as mental function.
A study published in 2013 suggested that women who had higher intakes of omega 3 and omega-6 fatty acids during pregnancy were around a third less likely to have children with autism.
Another study indicate that a multivitamin supplementation may improve ratings of stress, mental health and improved cognitive performance during intense mental processing.
WHAT IS THE BEST QUALITY OF MULTIVITAMINS THAT I NEED TO TAKE?
By choosing a good quality multivitamin, you have to ensure that it does not contain any form of artificial colouring or preservatives which are frequently included in order to give a longer shelf life.
Another aspect that you need to be aware of is that multivitamins should be fermented. By this process it enables your system to not only digest but absorb its contents more thoroughly.
HMD MULTIS (multivitamin and mineral formulation) contains all the above recommended qualities. In addition, it helps to support mood and energy production as well as containing antioxidants such as vitamin C, lycopene, lutein, chlorella, spirulina, black radish, pine bark extract, green tea, apple pectin and citrus bioflavonoids.
EACH CAPSULE PROVIDES: Vitamin A (Acetate), Vitamin B1 (Thiamine HCL), Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide), Vitamin B3 (Nicotinic Acid) , Vitamin B5 (Calcium Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 ((Pyridoxine HCL), Vitamin B6 ((Pyridoxal 5’ Phosphate) N-Acetyl L-Cysteine, Betaine (HCL), Citrus Bioflavonoids, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Calcium (Ascorbate), Magnesium (Ascorbat), Ascorbyl (Palmitate), Calcium (Carbonate), Choline (Bitartrate), Copper (Gluconate), Folacin (Folic Acid), Inositol, D-Aspartic Acid, L-Glutamic Acid (HCL), Magnesium (Oxide), Molybdenum (Ammonium Molybdate), PABA (Para Amino Benzoic acid), Potassium (Chloride), Selenium (Methionine), Zinc (Citrate), Spirulina, Rutin, Iodine (Potassium Iodide), Apple Pectin, Green Tea (Camellia sinensis), Black Radish (Raphanus sativus nigra), Lutein Extract (10%), Lycopene Extract (5%), Pine Bark Extract (95% OPC), Rosehip, Chlorella, Chromium (Picolinate), Manganese (Citrate), Bromelain (2000 GDU/g), Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopherol Succinate), Beta-carotene (From Dunaliella Salina Algae), Boron (as Boric Acid), Vitamin D3, L-Cysteine (HCL)
So do I need to take Multivitamins?
The depletion of nutrients in the soil and the loss of vitamins, minerals and amino acids during cooking, food processing, and freezing, suggests that supplements can not only help us meet dietary nutritional needs, but also offer the doses shown in clinical studies to offer the most benefit to our health.