Go Beyond Basic Wellness Support with a Daily Multivitamin
Feeling our best, maintaining our health, and aging gracefully is what we all aspire to do, and achieving this may be more accessible than you think. Simply making better decisions daily, like choosing to eat more nutrient-dense foods, can put us on a path to health and wellness.1
We all know that everyday life can be busy, and we may not always get all the vitamins and minerals we need from our food. We’re also not thinking about ways to protect our bodies from the impact of daily environmental toxins, like free radicals, which can damage cells.2 A multivitamin can help bridge the gap in your nutritional needs, help protect cellular health, and offer a host of other benefits!3,4
With all the choices out there, it’s important to invest in the right product to meet your nutritional needs. A high-quality multivitamin isn't just another supplement you pick up from your local grocery store. Curious what to look for and how it can make a difference? Continue reading to learn how the right multivitamin could become a game-changer for your health and wellness.
Benefits of Taking a Multivitamin
There are so many benefits to taking multivitamins. Here are some reasons why taking one daily can optimize your health and wellness goals.
Multivitamins can help support healthy aging.
Who doesn’t want to age better? Multivitamins that contain phytonutrients have been shown to promote healthy aging. Phytonutrients help facilitate healthy cellular function and provide antioxidant protection against potentially damaging free radicals that can increase with age, poor lifestyle choices, and pollutants.3 Also, as we age, our bodies may have a harder time absorbing certain nutrients from the food we eat. Some evidence suggests that when people take multivitamins to fill in nutritional gaps it can help prevent certain conditions.3,4
Multivitamins that contain phytonutrients provide key body systems support.
The overall quality of our life is dependent on the health of various systems in our body. When our bodies are in balance, we feel great! Multivitamins rich in phytonutrients, along with the highest-quality vitamins and minerals, are designed to promote healthy functioning throughout the body. This includes support and maintenance of brain and neurological health, eye and vision health, cardiovascular health, liver health, blood sugar metabolism, and immune health.3
Multivitamins can bridge the gap in nutritional needs.
If you’re having trouble maintaining a balanced diet, you’re not alone. Life can be busy, and we don’t always have time to shop for fresh foods and cook well-rounded meals. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 88 to 90% of American adults do not eat enough fruits and vegetables.5 Taking a multivitamin can help fill in any nutritional gaps in your diet and ensure you’re getting all the vitamins and minerals your body requires.4
Multivitamins help boost the immune system.
Do you find yourself getting sick every time cold and flu season rolls around? Multivitamins could help. Zinc and vitamins A, C, D, and E play an important role in supporting a healthy immune system.6 In one study, older adults who took a multivitamin for 12 weeks reported improved immune outcomes.7
Multivitamins can help fight physical and emotional fatigue.
Do you struggle with feeling tired or have trouble concentrating throughout the day? Research suggests that taking a daily supplement can reduce physical and mental fatigue, as well as enhance feelings of wellbeing.
Multivitamins can help improve memory and cognition.
Taking a multivitamin has also been found to improve cognitive performance.8,9 As we age, it's common to experience a decrease in memory and cognitive function. However, studies have found that those who took a daily multivitamin experienced improvement in memory performance. Participants in one study also noticed improved cognitive function.10
Multivitamins aid in supplementing elimination diets.
Some people eliminate foods from their diet due to allergies, food sensitivities, or medical conditions. Others may want to try the latest diet trend that calls for the elimination of certain food groups. If you’re on an elimination diet, you may need to replace lost nutrients that your body needs. Vitamin deficiencies over a prolonged period can lead to health conditions such as anemia and osteoporosis.5 Taking a multivitamin can provide you with the vitamins and minerals that are missing from your diet.5
Getting the vitamins and minerals we need to stay healthy and active is fundamental to our wellbeing. Eating a wide variety of nutrient-dense food is always the best approach to getting what we need, but it's not always feasible. Multivitamins can help boost your overall health, fill nutrition gaps, and protect your body at the cellular level.
If you’re considering adding a multivitamin to your daily routine, be sure to consult with your healthcare provider to ensure that any current medications you’re on won’t interfere with effectiveness.
Metagenics™ offers a variety of phytonutrient rich multivitamins for supporting individual health goals:
- Multivitamin formulas: PhytoMulti® Capsules, PhytoMulti® Tablets, and PhytoMulti® with Iron
- Formula to support prenatal health: PlusOne™ Daily Prenatal Packs
- Targeted Daily Supplement Packets: Wellness Essentials®, Wellness Essentials® Active, Wellness Essentials® Brain Health, Wellness Essentials® Healthy Balance, Wellness Essentials® Men's Vitality, Wellness Essentials® Women, and Wellness Essentials® Women's Prime
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/sites/default/files/2021-03/Dietary_Guidelines_for_Americans-2020-2025.pdf
- Pham-Huy LA, et al. Int J Biomed Sci. 2008; 4(2): 89-96.
- Lerman RH et al. Glob Adv Health Med. 2014;3(2):34-39
- Ward E et al. Nutr J. 2014; 13: 72.
- Lee S et al. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2022;71 (1):1–9.
- National Institutes of Health, Dietary Supplements for Immune Function and Infectious Diseases, https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/ImmuneFunction-HealthProfessional/
- Fantacone M et. al. Nutrients. 2020 Aug; 12(8): 2447
- Harris E et al. Hum Psychopharmacol. 2011 Dec;26(8):560-7.
- Tardy, A-L et al. Nutrients 2020; 12(1): 228.
- Yeung L-K et al. Am J Clin Nutr. 2023 Jul;118(1):273-282.