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The Benefits of Multi Vitamin Supplements

The majority of people do not eat a sufficiently balanced diet to provide them with all of the vitamins that they require and this has led to a boom in the multi vitamin supplement industry. Multi vitamin supplements are available in a number of different forms, including tablets, gel capsules and even liquids. Of course the most obvious benefit to taking multi vitamin supplements is convenience. It is far easier for a person to take one dose of a multi vitamin supplement that contains all of the necessary vitamins compared to taking each one individually. This is especially the case for children as it can be difficult for them to take a large number of vitamin supplements but one dose of a multi vitamin supplement is far easier. Of course, a liquid multi vitamin supplement is the most suitable form for children but it is also beneficiate anyone who has difficulty taking supplements in traditional tablet form.

The increase in the availability of multi vitamin supplements has led to a great variety in the brands and also the actual content of the multi vitamin supplements. The names of some of the nutrients in these multi vitamin supplements can be a little bewildering and many people simply do not know which ones they require. To make the decision simpler there are now a number of multi vitamin supplements created for specific people. For example, there are multi vitamin supplements that are designed for children. These multi vitamin supplements contain the specific nutrients that children need for them to grow and develop properly. Pregnant women have unique nutrient requirements to ensure that their baby receives the necessary nutrients and there are multi vitamin supplements prepared for pregnant women. As we get older we also have different nutrient requirements and multi vitamin supplements for the elderly are a popular product.

It is important to consider the contents of any multi vitamin supplement before consuming too many. There are some vitamins that can be toxic if too much is absorbed and this can occur more easily with multi vitamin supplements as some of the content may be overlooked. The labelling of the actual percentage of the recommended daily allowance for each vitamin in a multi vitamin supplement should be clearly labelled and must be assessed before a person takes them. Always seek professional medical advice before taking any multi vitamin supplement if thereis any doubt as to the benefits of the contents.

Why Is Vitamin A So Important

So, what exactly does vitamin A do? Vitamin A is fat soluble, which means that our bodies dont naturally make it or store it. Our bodies absorb vitamin A in the form of retinol, which is actually a type of alcohol.

Foods that contain vitamin A are eggs, meat, milk, cheese, certain fishes (halibut, cod), orange vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots and pumpkin, and almost all of the leafy, dark green vegetables (spinach, broccoli, etc.)

Vitamin A is great for promoting vision, not just in the daylight, but night time vision as well. It wont give you totally cool night vision, but it will certainly help you be able to see. Vitamin A is very much a protector for our bodies.

Improving our vision helps us to see clearly and avoid running into things that could cause injury. It makes our skin strong, which forms a good barrier against bacteria, disease, infections and toxins that exist in the air and on things (like door handles, elevator buttons, bus seats, etc.) that lots of people touch.

It promotes the health of mucous membranes, which helps to clean the air we breathe before it enters our bodies, it supplements the linings of our intestines to prevent tears or breaks which can allow bacteria and infection in, and lastly, supports our immune system by acting as an antioxidant and increasing the number and effectiveness of white blood cells.

As with all vitamins, too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. A healthy diet should contain enough Vitamin A each day. If you suspect you are not getting enough, supplementing your diet with a once-daily multi vitamin will provide you your daily amount of needed vitamins and minerals without running the risk of consuming too much. The human body is great about keeping its nutrient levels stable. Once the needed amount of vitamins or minerals has been reached, the body will simply eliminate the rest.