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How to Choose a Multivitamin

Sarah Bentley

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Multivitamins are taken by many people to deal with the gap of nutrients. Multivitamins are also helpful to boost the immune system. It is also useful to improve the functionality of the brain. Skin tone and hair also get good health with the use of multivitamins. A daily multivitamin is good for health in several areas.

It is useful for:

  • People Taking fewer calories in food
  • Those who are old age.
  • Adolescents and children
  • People having a restricted diet, and could not eat certain food
  • People having any medical issues
  • People have undergone a certain type of injuries

Many multivitamins claim to provide good health but research from the “Physicians Health study” reveals that excessive use of these multivitamins would not reduce heart attack, and stroke, etc.

 Choosing a Multivitamin

It is important to check whether a particular multivitamin is good for your health or not. Multiple options are available to check either these supplements are pure.

  • Verification through USP:

The USP verification is the best way to determine either it is pure and better for health or not. A nonprofit independent organization, S. Pharmacopeial Convention, test multivitamins and determine these are pure or not. Either all the ingredients mentioned on the label are present in supplements are not.

  • Check the daily value of ingredients present in multivitamins:

It is best to choose a multivitamin, having an ingredient with 100 percent daily value. Some ingredients would not have 100 percent value in multivitamins. It is also important to note that a multivitamin having nutrients having value more than 100 percent would not be good for health. Some nutrients develop in the body like vitamin A, E, D, etc, and may become toxic.

  • Keep your age and sex in mind while choosing a multivitamin:

Multivitamins are different having different ingredients for certain age and sex. Let say, adults may need a good amount of vitamin D, and calcium for bones to grow, and women may need more iron. So, make sure to ask a prescription from your doctor before choosing a multivitamin. Because a doctor better knows which multivitamin may be helpful for you keeping your sex and age in mind.

  • Some micronutrients are essential:

Some particular micronutrients are essential for our body. These micronutrients are equally helpful for good help as per some other nutrients like iron, calcium, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, etc.

Essential micronutrients include:

  • B12 and B6
  • Niacin, riboflavin
  • Biotin, folic acid, selenium, magnesium
  • Borate, iodine
  • Vitamin E, K, and Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D3 and Vitamin D2

If a multivitamin includes some extra micronutrients, you may skip them as they are not prescribed for daily use.

  • Most important ingredients according to doctors:

According to doctors, some nutrients are more important for health. Before choosing a multivitamin to make sure to check these nutrients:

Good for those who are not getting a diet with enough calcium. Its sourced from milk, yogurt, cheese, etc in natural food items.

Calcium is good for bones and should be especially present in a child’s diet.

Other important nutrients are:

  • Vitamin C,
  • Magnesium,
  • Zinc,
  • Fiber,
  • Iron,
  • Folate,
  • Vitamin B12.

Make sure these items are present before selecting a multivitamin.

  • Make sure to choose the right Manufacture:

The one most important thing to note is the manufactures of the multivitamins. Because not all manufacturers care about your health. We are more obsessed with Alpha Wolf Nutrition because of these following reasons:

  • Their research is human-based
  • They do not include token ingredients
  • Their ingredients are of high quality.

Sarah graduated from USC with a degree in Mass Communications and went straight to work as a freelance writer covering current affairs. After getting published in Forbes, Sarah did a brief stint at Vice before deciding that the freelance life was more suited to her. She started writing for The Fledged in 2018.

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