What are the health benefits of multivitamins? What is the best multivitamin? What is the best multivitamin for women? What is the best multivitamin for men? There are often more questions than answers when it comes to the benefits of multivitamins. Here are 3 good reasons to take a multivitamin, and how you can decide what the best multivitamin is for you.
Taking a vitamin and mineral supplement quite simply supplements the nutrients missing from the foods we eat, whether due to soil degradation, chemical exposure, genetic modification etc, assuming we are eating a healthy diet high in plants, low in animals and devoid of processed foods. If we are not eating a healthy diet a multivitamin combined with a green super food supplement can provide a survival levels of nutrients …
Combining a healthy diet with a premium vitamin, mineral, anti-oxidant, probiotic and enzyme and super-food supplement and an active life both physically and spiritually will likely produce feelings of euphoria, love and happiness. These conditions are precursors to enlightenment.
I think of a daily multivitamin sort of like I think of life insurance, everybody needs them, so pick the one that works best for you. I think multivitamin benefits are more like an ounce of prevention that is better than a pound of cure.
Let’s take a look at the top 3 proven medical benefits of vitamin and mineral supplementation.
1. Commercial Farming Practices Strip Vitamins Minerals and Nutrients From Soil
A strong argument for vitamin and mineral supplementation can be made based on nutrient depletion of commercial farm soil in the last 50 years.
“Modern intensive agricultural methods have stripped increasing amounts of nutrients from the soil … agricultural practices [are] designed to improve traits (size, growth rate, pest resistance) other than nutrition.”
Multiple studies have shown downward trending nutrient levels in farm soil over the last 50 years. Protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamins B and C levels have been trending down 20% to 30% from 1950 to 1999. One study indicated that a person today would have to consume 8 oranges to get the same amount of vitamins as their grandparents did. This data makes a rather compelling argument to add vitamin and mineral supplementation to a diet high in fruits and vegetables ideally grown organically, locally where possible.
A typical multivitamin supplement is of course composed of multiple vitamin and mineral compounds.
2. Individually, every vitamin and mineral have undisputed clinically proven benefits
Multivitamin benefits then, would equal the sum of the parts at least. To detail the proven clinical benefits of each and every vitamin and mineral the human body uses is beyond the scope of the article, but how, when taken in combination, do these benefits then disappear? The answer is of course, they don’t. It would be difficult, even with big media budgets to try to defame every nutritional compound available in a standard multivitamin. That said, they are trying. Starting with the most potent compounds first. Instead it is easier to launch a smear campaign against the umbrella label of ‘multivitamins’ in general.
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3. Benefits of Multivitamins: Small amounts of specific compounds can have significant effects on the human body and mind.
For those in the readership who may be skeptical of the benefit of vitamin and mineral supplementation, let it be noted that even small quantities of various plants, herbs, compounds or other naturally occurring specimens, can have very significant effects on the human psyche, and physiology. If we look at narcotics, opiates, cannabinoids and hallucinogens, you can see that a very small amount of a substance can change your life, for better or worse. So the argument that vitamin and minerals supplementation could produce effects of more energy, greater sense of overall well being, clarity and focus, stamina and strength certainly seems plausible.
We have clearly demonstrated that declining nutrient levels in soil can be counteracted by regular dietary supplements. We have shown that certain organic compounds can have profound impacts on the human being, and that deficiencies in individual vitamins and minerals have proven health effects.
So what’s next? How to choose the right Multivitamin and Mineral Supplement for You.
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