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How Effective Are Vitamins For Boosting Your Wellbeing?

As integral to our daily routine as breakfast and brushing our teeth, the majority of households take their morning vitamin supplement each day. With so many to choose from, each promising a different health boosting effect, it can be hard to know which ones can really offer you the best benefits. Multivitamins certainly fill in the gaps left by your diet to ensure that you get the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy, but what of the other solo vitamins available? How effective are these pills to our bodies and can they really cure the ailments they claim to benefit?

It’s important to remember that vitamins don’t provide your body with the other benefits you’d get from eating a balanced diet, such as protein and fibre. In other words, you can’t gloss over a poor diet with a supplement – they are simply there to complement your diet, not make up for its shortcomings. But vitamins can be extremely useful in helping to bolster your immune system and help to fend off disease and chronic illness. If you’re pregnant, you should consider taking a supplement to help ensure you get enough folic acid and iron during your pregnancy. Likewise, iron supplements can be beneficial to women who are menstruating.

If you’re on a low calorie diet, you may find it helpful to take a multivitamin to fill in the gaps you may be creating through cutting out food groups. Vegetarians often lack in omega oils and iron too, due to no fish or meat, so supplements can help ensure that they get all of the vital nutrients they need to stay healthy. Lastly, vitamin D cannot be produced by the body and isn’t prominent enough in most diets to ensure that we get enough of it, so many people opt for a supplement to help protect the bones – vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium for strong teeth and bones.


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