The recent statistics are alarming: According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), more than 70 percent of men and women eat
less than two-thirds of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for one or more nutrients. Only 10 percent of the American population eats five or more
servings of fruits and vegetables per day. In summary, the standard American diet is rich in fatty foods comprised of empty calories and little
Fortunately, supplementing your diet with a high quality multivitamin can provide you with a strong foundation for better health. Vitamins and
minerals play essential roles in all body processes including proper growth, digestion, energy production, hormone synthesis and regulation, immune
system function, detoxification, nerve and muscle function, and reproduction. It's no wonder why so many patients are incorporating a multivitamin
into their daily health program!
In addition to all essential nutrients, some features to look for in a multiple vitamin include balanced antioxidants, true mineral chelates, and
a full range of ratio-balanced B vitamins. It should also provide these nutrients in natural forms and be tested for appropriate disintegration,
which will reflect its absorbability.
As the following articles and informative links demonstrate, a multiple vitamin is a great way to ensure optimal foundation nutrition to meet all
of your health goals