What to Look For In Your Multivitamin

Taking a multivitamin is a great way to maintain a proper daily intake of nutrients, a common problem for most Americans. Many people do not meet the dietary recommendation of nutrients needed on a daily basis, particularly calcium, vitamin D, and potassium, three of the four nutrients with the highest inadequate intake in adults and children, according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. If you have decided to start taking a multivitamin but may need a little help choosing one, we present you a simple, basic guide on what to look for in your multivitamin.

Let’s get started with your personal profile. Hundreds of multivitamin products are available and their formulas vary in many different ways. For example, some multis are designed for men while others are formulated for women. Kids multivitamins are also available with lower amounts of vitamins and minerals as well as seniors formulas, which often add additional nutrients needed by the human body over a certain age (over 40, over 50, etc.).

Additionally, multivitamins are available in many different forms, and all of them have their pros and cons. You can find multivitamin products in tablets, capsules, softgels, liquid and powder form, and chewable tablets, as well as gummies, kids’ favorite choice. Tablets and capsules are the most convenient ones but liquid and powder are a great alternative for people with difficulties swallowing tabs. Multivitamins are often quite large tablets, and a pill crusher may be helpful. Plus, some very complete multivitamins may require a few tablets three times a day, but companies have created products such as “once a day” or “twice a day,” a much more convenient way to ensure your daily vitamin intake.

Getting the basic vitamins and minerals is one of the best ways to get started. Look for vitamin A, Bs, C, D and K, and some minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, and zinc. Multivitamins are available in a wide variety of formulas that are aimed at helping people with specific nutritional needs or conditions. Take your time to find the best one that fits your particular needs.

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