Adding a daily vitamin is never a bad idea. In today’s fast food culture only 13.1% of Americans are meeting minimum fruit recommendations and only 8.9 % are meeting vegetable recommendations. The real kicker is that when you do eat your fruits and veggies you still may not be getting all the vitamins and minerals you need. Over the year’s nutrient content has decreased by upwards of 37% due to improper farming techniques, pesticides, and GMOs.
|WHAT TO AVOID||WHAT TO LOOK FOR|
|Synthetic Vitamin Forms
||Natural Vitamin Forms
|Non-Chelated Mineral Forms
||Chelated Mineral Forms
Amino acid chelates are significantly easier to absorb and utilize
|Ingredients: Unnecessary Binders, Fillers, Coatings, or Preservatives
||Ingredients: No Unnecessary Binders, Fillers, Coatings, or Preservatives|
|Ingredients: No Synthetic Colors or Flavorings
||Ingredients: No Synthetic Colors or Flavorings|
Taking a multivitamin can help fill these gaps. However, not all vitamins are created equal. Take this chart with you next time you are out shopping to help you pick out the best multi.