Is it Really Necessary to Take Multivitamin Supplements?
Strips or bottles of multivitamins are very common in almost every bedside corner these days. There are several good nutraceutical brands that have come up with a variety of multivitamin combinations. This is simply because they are ‘vital’ to our health and are, therefore, also called as vita-mins.
The human body has been so intelligently structured that it needs a set of vitamins for a set of important physiological functions. The importance of these humble vitamins have been taught to us right from our school days. There isn’t any part of our body that does not need vitamins.
What are Multivitamins?
Multivitamins and multiminerals are perhaps the most common form of supplements that people all over the world take to fill their nutritional gaps and strengthen their immunity. They are supplements that contain different types of vitamins and minerals, sometimes along with other essential ingredients. Nutrient deficiencies can lead to far too many infections and diseases, particularly as one ages. That’s why people tend to resort to multivitamins along with a balanced diet to have a healthy body and mind. They are usually available in the form of tablets, capsules, powders, and syrups.
Before we get to know how these vitamins are essential for our overall wellbeing, let delve in a little and first explore what are these vitamins and why are they considered essential.
1. Fat-soluble vitamins: Vitamin A, D, E and K are fat-soluble vitamins that require fat for its absorption and transportation. Excess amounts of these vitamins are mainly stored in the liver.
a. Vitamin A: Vitamin A is an antioxidant. It is essential for cell regeneration, maintenance and eye and skin health improvement.
b. Vitamin E: This is also a powerful antioxidant and is involved in reducing inflammation in the body. It plays a vital role in immunity and skin health
c. Vitamin D: The sunshine vitamin, is primarily required for bone health. Recent research suggests its role in reducing the risk of colorectal cancer and improving immunity. This essential vitamin also plays an instrumental role in improving mood.
d. Vitamin K: Vitamin K is known to play a role in coagulation and blood clotting. It is also required for maintaining bone health.
2. Water-soluble vitamins: Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water and are excreted out from the body via urine. Excess amounts of these vitamins are not stored in the body, and hence daily consumption is essential. B-complex vitamins like thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxin, biotin, folic acid, methylcobalamin and vitamin C are water-soluble vitamins.
a. B complex vitamins: Thiamine, riboflavin, niacin play an important role in energy metabolism by acting as cofactors to various enzymes. Other B complex vitamins such as folic Acid, methylcobalamin (vitamin-B12) and pyridoxin are required for DNA repair and synthesis, and in the production of RBCs and neurotransmitters respectively
b. Vitamin C: Vitamin C is a very powerful antioxidant that is required in cell repair. It plays a crucial role in immunity, improving skin health, and reducing the risk of chronic diseases including cancer, in the long run.
Some minerals like iron, calcium, zinc, selenium and magnesium, work in tandem with these vitamins for rendering good health and improving overall wellbeing.
All of these vitamins are thoroughly studied and researched to claim that they all are very essential in maintaining good health, potentially reducing the risk of chronic diseases like cancer, various heart ailments, improving immunity and overall wellbeing. This is why we take multivitamin supplements along with a healthy diet and exercise routine as we age. One such supplement you can try is Wellbeing Nutrition’s Melts Multivitamins.
Wellbeing Nutrition’s Melts Multivitamins
Our very new and fresh Melts Multivitamins delivers all of the above. It is made using advanced nano-science technology using bioactive ingredients that play a vital role in holistic wellbeing. Melts Multivitamins contain Vitamin A, B complex Vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3 and K2, magnesium as a mineral and other functional foods and herbs like Ashwagandha and Ginseng, that provide an additional energy boost to the body. It is a promising and a go-to product if you are looking to:
• boost your immunity,
• improve mental and cognitive health,
• increase energy levels
• promoting heart health and much more
It comes in an all-time favourite – Mango flavour!
The reason why more and more people are opting and willing to take multivitamin supplements these days is because we have now shifted from traditional, nutritionally-rich diets to westernised and nutrient-deficient eating habits. Additionally, our hectic schedules, erratic working hours, eating-on-the-go, and other bad lifestyle choices lead to a weak immune system and a higher susceptibility to diseases. Thus, daily use of good multivitamin supplementation helps in avoiding vitamin deficiencies, enhancing immunity, promoting overall wellbeing and reducing the risk of several infections and diseases. Wellbeing Nutrition’s Melts Multivitamins, embody the sublingual delivery technology, which ensures quick and better absorption compared to traditional capsules. This is because these oral thin strips melt as soon as they touch your tongue, thereby carrying the nutrients straight to the bloodstream and not via the gut as traditional pills and capsules tend to do. So if nutritional deficiencies or weak immunity are your constant concerns, definitely give our oral thin strips, Melts Multivitamins a try!
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