Wednesday, April 2, 2008

8 Reason YOU need to take a daily multivitamin

8. Perfect way to get your vitamin D throughout the year. Forget taking a supplement solely for vitamin, you can get the same amount from a multivitamin. Supplementation with vitamin D may help prevent cancer, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's Disease, aid in treatment of autoimmune disease such as Diabetes mellitus, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis and high blood pressure, and may boost your immunity.
7. Reduce neural tube defects like spina bifida by as much as 70%. Whether your planning or not, all women of childbearing age should take a multivitamin with folic acid.
6. A mulitvit costs less than most other dietary supplements. All those fancy 'organic' and 'natural' vitamin products and often contain similar contents to any brand of multivitamin.
5. Get Smart! Improved eye health and brain function have been linked with multivitamin.
4. Take a chill pill. Daily multivitamin helps to alleviate stress.
3. Improve immune function and reduce infectious disease. Potentially, cutting your sick days in half.
2. Taking a multivitamin may aid in weight loss. Studies have higher multivitamin in lower BMI. As well, daily use may help you lose weight in conjunction with calorie controlled diet, and control your appetite.
1. Consider it insurance for your diet. Too many studies have shown that most diets -- even fairly healthy ones fall well below Recommended Dietary Allowance for many nutrients. Supplements are a proven bridge between what we should eat and what we actually eat.


Anonymous said...

Hi Kid,

Impressive blog.

So I've been reading a good book lately (probably for the last couple months, it takes me a while to get through things) called Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollen. It's my first foray into the world of food literature.

Anyway, he quotes a Canadian historian Harvey Levenstein who describes the American approach to eating, "that taste is not a true guide to what should be eaten; that one should not simply eat what one enjoys; that the important components of food cannot be seen or tasted, but are discernible only in scientific laboratories; and that experimental science has produced rules of nutrition that will prevent illness and encourage longevity." Obviously alluding to the limitations of the scientific approach to directing our food intake. I'll have to let you borrow the book someday.

There you go.

Just Rhonda said...

I didn't know you had a blog! I'll be back for more info. :)

Sarah Shaw said...

so I've been told to take a b complex to help with energy and my monthly symptoms... can I be taking my multivitamin at the same time or is that an overdose of vitamin b???
just acurious note from your cuz