Published : Jan 09, 2019
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    To optimize your health, one needs a variety of vitamins and minerals. Multivitamins are basically all about filling in the nutritional gaps that many of us may have.

    Most of the health experts agree that a multivitamin is actually no replacement for a good, well-balanced diet. The fact is that, if one eats a well-balanced diet, there is really no need to consume a multivitamin, as one could actually be getting too much of a good thing. This is especially true as there are many foods that are already fortified with vitamins and minerals. In case of a relatively healthy eater, supplementing the areas where the diet falls short with specific vitamins may, in fact, be a better plan.

    A few vitamins are water-soluble and a few others are fat-soluble. While water-soluble vitamins pass right through the body and are expelled, fat-soluble vitamins are stored and get built up over time, thus making it a bit easier to reach toxicity levels. Fat-soluble vitamins include D, E and A. These are common inclusions in both fortified foods as well as in multivitamins.

    A few examples of people who benefit from certain supplements like multivitamins -

    ·         Elderly: As vitamin B12 absorption decreases with age, it is imperative to supplement Vitamin B12 in the aged population. Also, elderly people may also need higher amounts of calcium and vitamin D.

    ·         Vegetarians and Vegans: This class of the population people is at high risk of vitamin B12 deficiency since vitamin B12 is only found in animal foods. They may also lack in calcium, zinc, iron, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids.

    ·         Breastfeeding women and pregnant women: Women of child-bearing age, and especially those women who are trying to conceive, benefit from supplements like multivitamins, as these women have to make sure that they get an adequate amount of folate in order to prevent birth defects like spina-bifida. Additionally, women who are going through or who have gone through menopause may need a boost in certain nutrients.

    ·         A few others may benefit from taking multivitamins as well. These include people who have had weight loss surgery, are on low-calorie diets, who have a poor appetite or don't get enough nutrients from food alone for some reason or the other.

    Since it is so highly individualized, a supplement regime should be planned with a doctor.


    Several studies on multivitamin supplementations have found that these supplements can actually help improve health. Additionally, a few more research studies have found that multivitamin supplements can also improve mood or reduce depressive symptoms. One of the studies has also found that consuming a multivitamin supplement may slow down the progression of age-related health issues. There are also a few shreds of evidence that multivitamins can reduce the risk of cataracts, another very common eye disease.

    To conclude, multivitamins are a good way to help supplement a diet for those who don't always have time to shop for fresh vegetables, fruit, and whole grains. 

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