If you’re wondering whether or not you actually need to take a daily multivitamin, the main thing to know is this: No matter how healthy you eat or what kind of diet you follow, it can be difficult for your body to get all the nutrients it needs from food, all the time. Every diet can have gaps—whether you’re vegan, paleo, keto, or eat everything. And there are also factors outside your diet that can play a role, like genetic variations, your age, and current life stage.
In general, all dietary supplements are meant to do exactly as their name suggests—supplement a healthy diet. According to a report from Oregon State University, “About 75% of the US population do not consume the recommended intake of fruit, and more than 80% do not consume the recommended intake of vegetables.”1 The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggests that nutrients that are often under-consumed included vitamin D, calcium, potassium, fiber, and iron. In addition, research shows that adults with high intakes of added sugar in the diet had lower intakes of many micronutrients, especially vitamin A, C, E, and magnesium.
Certain populations may benefit from multivitamins, including:
Older adults. Vitamin B12 absorption decreases with age. Older adults may also need more calcium and vitamin D.
Vegans and vegetarians. As vitamin B12 is only found in animal foods, you’re at a higher risk if you follow a plant-based diet. You may also be lacking in calcium, zinc, iron, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women. These women should consult their healthcare provider, as some nutrients are good and others harmful. For example, excess vitamin A can cause birth defects.
A multivitamin supplement has the ability to increase our wellness. Calcium and Vitamin D aid in bone health; Folic Acid reduces birth defects; B Vitamins increase energy and aid in neurological functions; Magnesium maintains normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, keeps the heartbeat steady, helps bones remain strong, and adjusts blood glucose levels; antioxidants protect your cells against free radicals, which may play a role in heart disease, cancer, and other diseases; and both Vitamin C and Zinc increase immune function. These are just some of the benefits of a multivitamin & mineral supplement.
aRgalys Essentials Multivitamins & Minerals is a high-quality dietary supplement for consumers who desire an earth/human/animal – friendly multivitamin + mineral dietary supplement to help support the entire body.
Approved 100% Vegan by The Vegetarian Society.
aRgalys Multivitamins & Minerals contains Vitamins A, B-1 (Thiamin), B-2 (Riboflavin), B-3 (Niacin), B-5 (Pantothenic Acid), B-6 (Pyridoxine), B-9 (Folate), D, E, H (Biotin) & K. It also contains minerals + trace elements including Marine Origin Magnesium, Iodine, Selenium, Chromium, Zinc, and Molybdenum – for a wide coverage of daily vitamin and mineral needs.
Enjoy optimal supplementation with a single capsule daily to regain balance and dynamism throughout the day.