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Our bodies need hundreds of vitamins and minerals. To supply the nutrients your body needs from supplements alone could cost hundreds of dollars and be overwhelming to take daily. fortunately, there is an easier way to get the nutrients you need daily without the hassle of taking dozens of supplements. Multivitamins allow you to get your daily dose of vitamins in a single capsule. There are thousands of multivitamin options, which can be overwhelming to choose the right one. With our simple guide, we’ll help you know what to look for in a multivitamin so you can have an easier time selecting the right one. As a vitamin manufacturer with over 30 years of producing vitamins and supplements, we at MBi have the expertise to point you in the right direction!
Multivitamins for Older Adults
Anyone can benefit from taking a daily multivitamin, but older adults can especially profit from adding one to their daily regimen. If you fall into this category, look for a multivitamin high in vitamin D and vitamin B12, since many seniors are deficient of these nutrients. They should also avoid anything with more than 100 percent of the daily value of vitamin A, or high doses of iron.
Multivitamins for Children
With all the tasty flavors and fun marketing in children’s vitamins, kids will be begging for their vitamins every morning or evening. Parents can try chewable tablets, gummies, or drink mixes to give their kids a nutrient boost. Look for multivitamins with omega 3 fatty acids to aid neurological development and vitamin A to support immunity and vision. (Just be sure the daily value does not exceed 100 percent.)
Multivitamins for Young Adults
It’s best for young adults to take a multivitamin that caters to their gender since young men and women have different needs and common deficiencies. Most women should choose a multivitamin with iron since many women are deficient in this nutrient. Women who are breastfeeding, pregnant, or trying to conceive should look for a multivitamin that contains DHA and folic acid. Men should try to find a multivitamin with vitamin C to support the immune system and plenty of B-vitamins to aid in converting food to energy. Young men can also look for a multivitamin including these nutrients men are commonly deficient in magnesium, vitamin D, and potassium.
Now Off To the Drugstore!
Hopefully, we’ve pointed you in the right direction and relieved some of the stress out of finding the right multivitamin. When you hit the drugstore shelves, just remember to take a deep breath, look for vitamins specific to your demographic, and avoid over-taking any one nutrient. If you follow these simple tips, you’ll be on your way to a healthier, happier you — one little multivitamin at a time.