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Best Multivitamin For You

What Is The Best Multivitamin For You?

What is the best multivitamin for you? That depends on your diet and nutritional requirements, and whether you are a man or a woman.

A review of these supplement pills shows they contain dozens of vitamins and minerals in them. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K are some of the major components of the best multi vitamins. Other nutritional supplements in these pills include thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin b6, vitamin b12, and folic acid. Most multi-vitamin supplements come in pill or capsule form, but liquid multivitamins are available that are much easier to take and are absorbed into the body far better than pills.

The most effective multi supplement vitamins contain more than merely the major vitamin types. Brands such as Centrum (or Centrum Silver), One-A-Day (and One A Day plus Iron), Equate, GNC, Mega Man, or even children’s chewables include metals and minerals, such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, iodine, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, chromium, molybdenum, chloride, and potassium. Also, the best multiple mineral and vitamin supplements will contain trace elements like boron, nickel, silicon, tin, and vanadium. The best daily supplements also tout trendy new nutritionals such as lutein and lycopene.

We are accustomed to the list of vitamins shown above, but the list of metals and minerals can look somewhat menacing. First, remember that almost any substance can be harmful or toxic in large doses. The key is the phrase “large doses.” Many of these metals, minerals, and trace elements are necessary and even vital for cell growth in plants and animals. However, our daily diet rarely contains each and every one of these nutrients in the proper amounts. That is why the best daily multivitamin pills contain a complete array of these vital nutrients in the proper dosages.

Various agencies have researched what the proper dosages are for the majority of these minerals and elements. The dosages are known as the RDA or Recommended Daily Allowance. The size of the dosage is measured in percent, such as 100%, International Units or I.U., or even micrograms (mcg). The most effective multi ingredient vitamin and mineral supplements will have a complete listing of the ingredients on the label, as well as the how much of the Recommended Daily Allowance is included in the vitamin tablet. Some ingredients are present at less than 100%, meaning that the vitamin capsule manufacturer expects you to obtain the rest of that ingredient by eating a proper diet.

The best multiple mineral and vitamin supplements contain the major vitamins listed above, as well as the lesser known minerals and elements needed for good health. It is well known that oranges contain vitamin c, milk contains calcium, and that bananas contain potassium. But very few of us can figure out what foods to eat to get our RDA of folic acid, selenium, of lutein! These nutritional caplets are not a substitute for food. However, the best multivitamin will provide all the proper vitamins, minerals, and trace elements for good health.

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