What are Daily Multivitamins?
At its most basic definition, a multivitamin tablet is any supplement that includes more than one vitamin. However, most individuals refer to multivitamins as a product that contains numerous essential vitamins and minerals to prevent nutritional deficiencies. Multivitamins are more convenient and economical than purchasing every vitamin and mineral separately.
Several groups of individuals have an increased risk of developing nutrient deficiencies and would benefit from taking a daily multivitamin. These include:
Vegans and vegetarians. Some essential vitamins only exist in meat and other animal products. Individuals consuming a plant-based diet are at greater risk of developing vitamin B12, vitamin D, zinc, and iron deficiencies. They’re also more likely to be deficient in essential omega-3 fatty acids.
Individuals following restrictive diets. Many restrictive diets boast promising weight loss potential. However, they also increase the likelihood of nutritional deficits. Some individuals do not have a choice, such as those with Celiac disease, and cannot consume gluten. Low-carb diets like Atkins or keto restrict many fruits and vegetables, while other diets like paleo eschew dairy and grains. The foods eliminated by these diets are rich in several essential vitamins and minerals.
Bariatric patients. Bariatric surgery reduces stomach size and limits how much food the individual can consume. While this promotes rapid weight loss, it also inhibits nutrient absorption.
Individuals with certain medical conditions. Some diseases, like Celiac and Crohn’s, affect how well individuals absorb nutrients from food. Individuals with type 2 diabetes are susceptible to numerous vitamin and mineral deficiencies. The most prevalent are magnesium and vitamin B12, but they may lack sufficient vitamin B1, vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E.
Adults 50 and over. Several factors affect vitamin and mineral status with advancing age. Older adults tend to eat less. They’re also more likely to require frequent medications to manage other health conditions that can interfere with nutrient absorption. Additionally, various organs become less efficient at converting nutrients. The most common deficiencies among older adults include calcium, vitamin B12, and vitamin D.
What Vitamins Should I Take Daily?
The human body requires 13 essential vitamins to sustain life. It cannot synthesize these nutrients and relies on dietary sources to meet nutritional needs. These include:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin B3 (niacin and niacinamide)
- Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)
- Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin B7 (biotin)
- Vitamin B9 (folate)
- Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
Much like essential vitamins, the body needs essential minerals but cannot produce them in adequate quantities to sustain itself. The five minerals with the greatest biological significance include:
The body also needs several trace elements to carry out specific functions. These include:
Targeting Vitamin Deficiencies
PureBulk carries many of the multivitamin tablet ingredients as standalone supplements. Individuals that want to target specific vitamin or mineral deficiencies can purchase the supplements individually.
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