Multi-vitamins are used by millions of people everyday to help supplement
their diet of the reccommened daily allowances of vitamins and minerals. However,
there are many different types of multi-vitamins available to the public, so which
one to use can be quite a dilema. Studies have shown that a 100% all natural multi-
vitamin has a higher absorbtion rate than the more popular synthetic multi-vitamins,
such as centrum and one a day. While taking one pill a day may be more convenient,
and inexpensive, if the vitamins do not dissolve in the body's digestive system,
then what is the point in taking it?
100% all natural multi-vitamins that are derived from food and plant sources
are easily found in health food, and vitamin and supplement retail stores. Multi-vitamins
come in many forms, such as tablets, capsules, softgels, chewables, and liquid. Which
form is the best is highly debated. Most studies show that the liquid form is absorbed
the quickest, however the quicker the absorbtion is not always the better option, due
to the fact that the human body will only use the vitamins and minerals needed at
a given time and excrete the rest through the body's urinary tract as a waste product, which
explains the greenish yellow colored urine often associated with taking multi-vitamins.
Multi-vitamins that are absorbed over a longer period of time may have more benefits, so
don't throw out your "old school" tablets for softgels or liquid vitamins just yet.
Many doctors are now suggesting more natural alternatives for lowering cholesterol,
blood pressure, and balancing blood sugar levels, in addition to numerous other medical
conditions. Convienent all in one "vitapaks" are now available that contain a daily
pack of multi-vitamins, fish oil, and heart, bone, joint, and digestive support.
These Vitapaks are more affordable and more practical then purchasing five or six seperate
bottles of supplements. In this day and age consuming the daily reccomended allowances
of vitamins and minerals can be almost impossible through food alone. Taking natural
vitamins and supplements on a daily basis just might be the difference between leading a healthy
lifesytle and living longer as opposed to the alternative.
-Mike Mills is an ACSM certified personal trainer, has a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Mississippi and
10+ years experience in the vitamin and supplement industry
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