One of the most basic and foundational supplements a person can take is a multivitamin. Even people who don’t regularly take nutrition supplements often take a daily multivitamin. After all, multivitamins provide essential nutrients for our health.
The problem, however, is that not all multiples are created equal, and it’s hard to know what is right for you. We carry several fabulous formulations. Yet, we would argue that there are some multiples on the market today that could do you more harm than good. Multivitamins are part of our Core 4 supplements for optimal health.
Our goal is to ensure your supplements are devoid of harmful, toxic ingredients. We don’t carry any vitamins like that in our store. Nevertheless, you may find harmful ingredients in low-quality brands somewhere else. We hope this article will guide you through selecting the best multivitamin for you.
Factors To Consider When Selecting Your Multivitamin
Men and women do have different nutritional needs. Most ingredients in multivitamin formulas are shared. However, gender-specific formulas target nutrients that address your gender-specific health and nutritional needs. It’s not necessary to take a gender-specific supplement, but it definitely has its perks. For example, the nutrients below vary potency based on gender needs.
Men: Zinc and Selenium
Women: Iron, Folate, Calcium, and Biotin
As we age, our nutritional needs change even more. We advise people to switch to an age-specific formula once they reach 50 years old. The age-specific formulas help fill in nutrient gaps that become more common with age. The most common gaps we see are calcium and vitamin D. We recommend capsules for people over the age of 40. Your body can digest capsules better, which means you get the maximum benefit of the multivitamin.
Number of Pills in a Daily Multivitamin Dose
The average multivitamin ranges from 1-3 pills per day. The biggest factor leading to success with multivitamins is consistency. There are great formulas that require three pills per day. Choose a one-a-day formula if taking three pills will keep you from taking them every day.
A New Product To Consider
At Nutrition World, we stay on the cutting edge of health to bring you the best science + nature have to offer. A new multiple has recently hit the market, and you can find it in our store. Our friends at Bluebonnet Nutrition have recently launched a new one-a-day multivitamin. This multivitamin meets all our quality and purity requirements.
The scientists at Bluebonnet create unique multiples. They are formulated to do more than just fill your daily nutritional needs. These multivitamins also address your specific health and nutritional needs. Bluebonnet understands how challenging it is to consume the perfect diet. That’s why they developed gender-specific, whole food-based multiples to fill your daily nutritional gaps. Each one-capsule serving is bursting with over 25 crucial vitamins and minerals. They are one of the only multivitamins with Albion®mineral chelates plus organic whole food vegetable, plant-sourced enzymes. Additionally, Bluebonnet multivitamins are made with a unique female or male health blend. This makes them truly ONE-of-a-kind. Here are some of the great quality benefits this multiple has to offer:
- Premium, active coenzyme forms of all B Vitamins like methylfolate and methylcobalamin (B12);
- More bioavailable, bone-building vitamin K2 (menaquinone-7 or MK-7 from non-GMO natto);
- Non-GMO vitamin E derived from sunflower oil instead of soy;
- Suitable for Vegetarians;
- Kosher Certified;
- NSF® Non-GMO Certified.
To try out these new multivitamins for yourself, click here.
Ingredients to Avoid
There are many wonderful brands offering supreme quality daily nutrition supplements. Sadly, some of the leading brands on the market today are not ideal. It’s vitally important that you know what are in the products you consume. Many multivitamins contain poor quality forms of nutrients that aren’t easily absorbed. Some even contain toxic ingredients that can be detrimental to your health. There are several ingredients considered toxic according to the Global Harmonized System of Classifications and Labeling of Chemicals by the United Nations contained in leading brands. Here are a few troublesome ingredients found in the #1 selling brand of multivitamins. We encourage you to research the negative impact of these ingredients further.
Artificial Colors (Blue 2 Lake, Red 40 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake)
Steer clear of any supplements that contain these ingredients. Nutrition World promises to only carry products that are of the highest quality. We refuse to risk your health for the sake of our profits.
Your Nutrition Partner
As always, Nutrition World has your back. Most people have nutrition gaps in their diet no matter how healthy they eat. We believe everyone should include a multivitamin in their daily routine. Feel free to give us a call or stop by and let us help you pick out a multiple that is right for you!