Should I Take A Multivitamin?

Food: Nutrition

By: // April 11, 2017

If you know anything about me, you know I’m a huge proponent of eating nutritious, real food. For centuries, food has been considered medicine, and I firmly believe that eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet full of vegetables, fruit, healthy fats, and lean protein is one of the best ways to stay healthy. So I get asked a lot about what kind of supplements or vitamins I take; after all, if food is the best medicine, are multivitamins really necessary? Let’s explore some of the ways taking a daily multivitamin can benefit you.

4 Reasons You Should Take a Multivitamin

It might surprise you to know that yes, I take a multivitamin! While everyone is different, and has different needs, most people should be taking a multivitamin. Here are four reasons why:

1. It Acts As An Insurance Policy

Smoothie and vitamins

Consider a daily multivitamin your insurance policy against those days when you don’t exactly get your recommended five servings of veggies. No one is capable of eating perfectly all the time, and I’m no exception. When I’m on the road or traveling for work, I don’t always have access to the same healthy meals I usually do. (Believe me, it makes me laugh that people seem shocked when I eat the occasional cookie or indulgence, but it happens, people!) Taking a multivitamin makes up for those days when I’m not getting all of the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals I need to stay healthy.

2. Keeps Your Body Strong

While it’s great to cook with antioxidant-rich ingredients when you can, taking a daily multivitamin helps keep your immune system strong. The one I take, New Chapter’s Every Woman’s One Daily 40+ Multivitamin, contains Nature’s immune system boosters called beta-glucans. It’s also formulated with organic Chaste Tree Berry to support hormone health, with Red Clover and Raspberry leaf.* Which is especially great for women over 40!

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3. It’s Easy on The Digestive System

Smoothie with vitamins

A common complaint I hear from women is that multivitamins upset their stomach. It can vary from mild nausea to cramping or bloating. New Chapter’s Every Woman’s One Daily 40+ Multivitamin is a probiotic-fermented multivitamin that can be taken anytime and is formulated to be taken on an empty stomach if needed. You don’t have to remember to take it with food which is a benefit for me. I love being able to take my multivitamin when I brush my teeth in the morning. I keep the bottle right next to my bathroom sink and then I don’t forget. In my menopausal state of mind, I can’t remember lots of things (ha!) but I never forget my multivitamin.

4. Helps Your Body Manage Stress

The way our world works today, you can eat perfectly and your body can still be victim to the negative health affects of stress. Chronic stress can affect everything from your immune system to belly fat, not to mention wreak havoc on our mood, sleep patterns, and overall quality of life. The good news is that research suggests taking a daily supplement which contains B vitamins can help reduce anxiety. The daily multivitamin I take, New Chapter’s Every Woman’s One Daily 40+ Multivitamin, is formulated for stress and energy support and contains eight B Vitamins*. In today’s fast-paced world, giving your body the tools it needs to properly manage stress is essential to staying healthy, both mentally and physically!    

At the end of the day, getting your nutrition from food is amazing—but living in today’s society, we all can use a little nutritional defense to keep our bodies and minds as healthy as possible. Do you take a multivitamin? Let me know in the comments below!

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This is a sponsored post from New Chapter Vitamins & Supplements, who provided me with a free product for our review. We only partner with brands that align with our mission of health, wellness, and positivitywhose awesome products we think can actually improve your daily life. All opinions are my own.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

** Certified Organic by International Certification Services, Inc., Medina, ND, USA

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