Does Your Body Need Nutrients?
With up to 80% of Australians and New Zealanders deficient in
essential minerals, does your body need a nutrient top up? If
you have been feeling low in energy, getting frequent colds or
finding your stress levels increasing, your body may be in need
of important vitamins and minerals to function at its best. You
may experience a decline in health and be at an increased risk
of developing certain health conditions if your nutrient status
is low. Those with health conditions may also have higher
demands for particular vitamins and minerals. The ideal way to
replenish these key nutrients is to eat a healthy, balanced diet
and take a high quality multivitamin and mineral supplement
specifically targeted to your needs.
Nutrients Can Be Hard To Come By
A diet that is high in fresh fruits and vegetables can help provide
you with plenty of nutrients and antioxidants. Unfortunately,
many people have a low intake of fresh, nutritious foods,
as busy lifestyles may tempt us to choose packaged and
processed foods, low in essential nutrients. The plant based
foods we eat may also be lower in minerals if they are of a
poor quality or grown in mineral deficient soils. It can be hard
to get all the nutrients we need from diet alone, so taking a
daily multivitamin can complement a healthy diet for optimal
Specifically For You
It is important to have a specific multivitamin and mineral
supplement that suits you and your individual needs. When
taking a multivitamin, it is important to choose one with
therapeutic amounts of key nutrients to support you at different
stages of life.
Quality Not Quantity
The amounts of nutrients in a formula are just one part of the
picture when it comes to choosing a good multivitamin and
mineral formula. Other important factors to consider are quality
and the forms of vitamins and minerals used.
• To ensure you are getting the best supplement, it is essential
that the highest standard of manufacturing process is used. It
is also important that manufacturers test all raw ingredients,
so that you can be confident that the multivitamin you are
taking is the highest quality every time.
• The forms of vitamins and minerals are important to
consider when choosing a multivitamin. Each vitamin and
mineral should be in a form that is physiologically active
and absorbable, as not all forms are well absorbed.
Magnesium bisglycinate, a form of magnesium, has high
bioavailability and does not compete with other minerals for
absorption, ensuring you are getting maximum benefit from
Nutrient Rich Foods
A good quality multivitamin can complement a healthy diet and
lifestyle. Remember, we are what we eat most commonly, so
choose healthier options as often as you can:
• Eat seasonal, fresh and organic foods as often as possible.
• Choose two serves of fresh fruits and at least three cups
of fresh vegetables daily.
• Drink a minimum of eight glasses of pure water per day and avoid excessive alcohol, caffeine, sugar and salt as these deplete nutrients from your body.