It is often during hectic times that we forget the importance of maintaining our health.
Not only is it important to ensure that our children get the right vitamin and mineral supplements, it is also important that you get the vital benefits from vitamin supplementation as well.
So what do you look for when choosing a multivitamin? Interestingly, we assume all multivitamins are the same and it doesn’t matter which one we choose.
However, there are certain things you should look for when choosing a multivitamin. A recent evaluation by Consumer Labs actually found that 12 top multivitamin brands actually failed their tests.
How do you determine a good multivitamin product?
Look for a product that provides at least the following 10 vitamins:
- Vitamin A– Maintains the health of retina tissue in the eyes.
- Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – Helps the body convert food into energy and is important for proper heart and brain function.
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – Promotes healthy growth and tissue repair.
Finding a good multivitamin is a great first step in improving general health. It is important to remember that vitamins and minerals are essential to life but are not made by the body; they have to be absorbed from our diet or supplements.
Since it is often difficult to maintain a well-balanced diet, the incorporation of a multivitamin in every diet is recommended.