It’s no secret that we need vitamins to survive and thrive. But making sure you are getting the amount you need to function at your best is vital. B vitamins for instance, are necessary for energy metabolism and if our diet is lacking in them then, many people experience fatigue and weakness.
Taking a multi vitamin may not jolt you to life like caffeine but it can help to diminish symptoms of fatigue. This is especially true of you are deficient.
Michael Murray, ND, director of product science and innovation for Natural Factors states that, “Most Americans do not even come close to meeting all their nutritional needs through diet alone.” He has surmised that through his research marginal nutrient deficiencies exist in about half the population. Potassium, dietary fiber, choline, magnesium, calcium and vitamins A, C, D and E as shortfall nutrients, meaning that many people consume them in amounts below the Adequate Intake (AI) levels (1).
In a 2006, a study 70 athlete’s diets were analyzed and all of them were deficient in two or more nutrients. The most common deficiencies were iodine, vitamin D, zinc, vitamin E and calcium (2).
The verdict is in! If you are deficient, adding in a multivitamin can improve your health and overall vitality.
- Inside the Bottle Today, Understanding Supplements. 1st ed. New Hope Network, 2017. Web. 6 Mar. 2017.
- Misner, Bill. “Food Alone May Not Provide Sufficient Micronutrients For Preventing Deficiency1”. N.p., 2017. Print.