Vitamins

Vitamins are essential organic (carbon-containing) nutrients that are found in food, and they contribute to good health by regulating metabolism and assisting in the biochemical processes that release energy from digested food. They are classified as either fat or water-soluble. The fat-soluble vitamins include A, D, E and K. The water-soluble vitamins include thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), B6, folate, B12, biotin, pantothenic acid (B5), and vitamin C (ascorbic acid). With the exception of B12, water-soluble vitamins are stored in the body in limited amounts and are excreted within one to four days; therefore, they must be replenished on a daily basis. Fat-soluble vitamins, however, are stored in the body's adipose tissues and liver. These storage sites for fat-soluble vitamins may reduce the chance for a deficiency, but they still must be consumed on a daily basis for good health.

 

Why and who needs to supplement with a multiple vitamin and mineral formula?

In today's fast-paced world, many individuals rely on fast food and a not-so-well-balanced diet. Therefore, most people do not get the daily recommended allowance of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that are required for optimal health and wellness. Both vitamins and minerals are fundamental in the growth, development, metabolism, maintenance and repair of tissues, coenzyme systems and general ongoing health.

 

Multivitamin and mineral formulas help to bridge the nutrient gap in daily diets. So, no matter one's activity level, dietary habits, age, gender or health status, supplementing the diet with a multivitamin and mineral formula can provide benefits that the whole body can utilize. In fact, the human body requires a broad range of essential and nonessential nutrients for general health and well-being, each of which has a specific function. Essential nutrients are ones that the body cannot manufacture and/or are produced in limited amounts; therefore, they must be obtained from the diet. These include carbohydrates, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and water

 

Disclaimer: Nothing in this website is intended as, or should be construed as, medical advice. Consumers should consult with their own health care practitioners for individual, medical recommendations. The information in this website concerns dietary supplements, over-the-counter products that are not drugs. Our dietary supplement products are not intended for use as a means to cure, treat, prevent, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or other medical or abnormal condition.