Due to the nutritionally depleted foods available to us, along with everyday stress and toxins in the environment, our bodies often lack the vitamins and minerals we require.
Many people eat food that offers little nutritional value, therefore our bodies are literally starved of essential nutrients. Even when we obtain our food from natural sources, processing, storing and cooking can reduce the vitamin content of these foods. Also the depletion of nutrients in the soil has made it increasingly difficult to get enough nutrients from our food.
New Zealand soils are deficient in magnesium, boron, zinc, selenium and phosphorus. These nutrients are important for musculoskeletal health and immune health. While the immediate effects of these deficiencies are not always apparent, a lack of these nutrients have been linked to the development of a number of chronic diseases.
There are a total of 13 essential vitamins, including vitamin A, B-complex, C, D, E and K. Each vitamin plays an important role in improving and maintaining your health. Multi vitamin supplements can assist in all metabolic processes of the body, and they help energy generation, growth, reproduction and health of body cells. Taking a multi vitamin is not a licence to exclude fruits, veggies and grains from your diet. We believe a good quality vitamin is the foundation of a healthy diet and not a substitute for it.
So what makes a quality Multi Vitamin?
Complete – Based on the latest nutritional science, women in particular need at least 30 different vitamins and minerals.
Bioavailable – The nutrients must be in the most bioavailable form.
Natural – Free of artificial preservatives, dyes, allergens or other contaminants.
Quality Guaranteed – The best nutritional supplements are put through rigorous quality control and efficacy testing so that you receive exactly what is on the label.
Makes a Difference – You are the final test. If the multi vitamin doesn’t make you feel better within the first 30-60 days, try another formula. It may not resolve all your symptoms in that time, but you should feel a real improvement in energy and overall wellbeing.