Do You Need Multivitamins?

Does your diet give you all of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs to be in top health? For many, the answer is no. Here’s how a multivitamin could help.

FIRST OF ALL, WHAT IS A MULTIVITAMIN?
Normally taken in tablet form, a multivitamin is a mix of vitamins and minerals that looks to fill in the gaps in your diet. Although your body doesn’t naturally produce vitamins and minerals, it still needs them in order to function properly. Taking a multivitamin shouldn’t replace real food, but instead add to an already healthy diet.

WILL A MULTIVITAMIN IMPROVE MY GENERAL HEALTH?
A healthy diet should provide many of the nutrients your body needs – a multivitamin is a top-up. The multivitamin in the Oriflame Wellness Pack contains 12 vitamins and 10 minerals that have been carefully formulated to contribute to good health. It includes DHA, for normal brain function, B vitamins for energy, and vitamin D for a healthy immune system.

IS IT SAFE TO TAKE A MULTIVITAMIN EVERY DAY?
Yes, it certainly is. But a multivitamin should be formulated to contain the right amount of vitamins and minerals to support your diet on a daily basis – no more, no less. You should stick to the recommended dosage for safety and good health. And if you’re unsure, check with your doctor first.

WILL A MULTIVITAMIN IMPROVE THE APPEARANCE OF MY SKIN?
Skin-boosting ingredients are definitely part of a well formulated multivitamin. Take vitamin C for example; this powerful antioxidant plays an essential role in the process of collagen formation to strengthen and smooth your skin.

CAN A MULTIVITAMIN HELP ME FEEL LESS TIRED?
Being tired can be linked to stress, mood, food intolerance, sickness and of course a lack of sleep. Although a multivitamin isn’t a cure for tiredness, it can help. It often contains ingredients like iron that helps proteins carry oxygen around the body, and magnesium that is essential for energy production. A multivitamin will also contribute to a healthy immune system, warding off illness that might typically make you feel low on energy.

I EXERCISE A LOT; DO I STILL NEED MULTIVITAMINS?
A multivitamin fills gaps in your diet, which no amount of exercise will do. But as a multivitamin contains calcium, magnesium and vitamin D, all of which contribute to healthy muscles, it can help your body build and repair for exercise. A multivitamin will also contribute towards healthier heart and lungs – you can’t exercise if those aren’t in good condition.





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