Supplements Everyone Should Take: Multivitamin

In this month's blog section we're covering some supplements everyone should take.  Today we're discussing the benefits of a quality multivitamin.

Please, please, please take a multivitamin.  I always ask my patients, "Are you taking a multivitamin?" and when they respond with a blank "No" I follow up with "Why aren't you?"  They usually look at me with that "Why does that really matter?" type of look. 

Taking a multivitamin is so easy, and can make such a big difference in how you feel.  Even if you don't have any specific complaints, you might be surprised on how much better you feel.  People typically aren't very "in tune" with their bodies, and because of this don't notice small changes.  Those who are "in tune" might notice a small change, negative or positive, and wonder why it's happening. Remember, everything that happens in the body happens for a reason.  The body doesn't leave things up to chance, it responds and acts in a way that will get it back to homeostasis.

A multivitamin ensures you're getting the vitamins and minerals your body needs for all its intricate biological processes.  The amount of each substance varies from person to person, and it's unlikely you're getting everything you need through nutrition. Even if you are, there are a lot of things that can deplete vitamins and minerals, OTC and prescription medications are the number one culprits. 

However, remember that all multivitamins are not creased equal, and the quality varies significantly between products.  You want the contents of the product to be comprehensive and quality.  For example, there are more than one type of Vitamin D, and Vitamin D3 is what you want to find in your multivitamin.  Quality multivitamins are those without fillers and junk, like magnesium stearate. As a general rule, if you're buying them at the store, you're throwing your money away.

We recommend buying a quality multivitamin like Pure Encapsulations' O.N.E or Standard Process' Catalyn.  Buy them through a healthcare practitioner, then you know they're good or we wouldn't be selling them. If you have any further questions about multivitamins, or are wondering if you're deficient ask your AccessHealth chiropractor.  We can always order a lab test and find out for sure where you might have some deficiencies.