In the modern world, it is harder to maintain a balance of nutrients in the body. This is due to increased life stressors, high toxicity from the environment, overuse of antibiotics, and consuming foods that feed non-beneficial bacteria in the gut such as sugar and processed carbohydrates.
When your nutrients become unbalanced, issues become common such as bloating, bowel irregularity, low immunity, low energy, sleep issues and more. If this is the case for you, including a high quality, diverse multivitamin can support the levels of vital nutrients in the body. For that, you need to eat a balanced diet that is full of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and lean proteins.
Of course, at the core of a balanced diet are foods. However, even with a healthy, well-balanced diet, nutritional gaps are common. A good multivitamin can provide extra support and help fill these gaps. Multivitamins are about prevention and maintenance of health and a good multivitamin should contain a broad range of nutrients that work together for optimal health.
People with a physically active lifestyle may need more nutrients than the average non-active person to support muscle recovery and any fitness-related goals. Multivitamins are almost a prerequisite when winter sports get into full swing.
Your nutritional needs also change with age. This is partly because your stomach secretes less hydrochloric acid, which impairs the breakdown of food and the absorption of nutrients. As a result, many mature adults need to consume higher quantities of nutrients in order to absorb the same amount they used to get from a lower food intake.
A quality multivitamin contains:
- B vitamins to help your body turn food into fuel, boost energy levels, and provide support during feelings of stress, worry and low mood
- Folic acid, which is lacking in many people’s diets, but is crucial for the production of healthy cells to support heart and cognitive function
- Vitamin A for healthy skin, a strong immune system, and support for vision, particularly in dim light
- Vitamin D to support healthy bones – this is especially important during winter when the sun’s rays aren’t strong enough for your skin to synthesise vitamin D.
Multiva® is a unique multivitamin and mineral formula containing key nutrients for the whole body. The high-potency formula was formulated by New Zealanders for New Zealanders and contains Selenium, Chromium and Iodine which are particularly low in Kiwi’s diets. Multiva® provides highly absorbable forms of nutrients that are beneficial to support the body’s immune system, gut health and energy levels.