Multivitamins… A Good or Bad Idea

Multivitamins… A Good or Bad Idea

In an ideal world, we would eat the perfect amounts and proportions of just the right foods from pristine, organically grown farms so we could obtain optimal nutrition from each and every bite. Sounds good, right?

It’s important to understand that foods are complicated – in a good way. All foods contain a host of complex micronutrients that work together in perfect harmony. This is why I believe that you can’t pop a pill and expect it to replace all of the nutrition foods deliver in your diet. There’s no singular pill, powder or solution that can compare with the comprehensive nutrition that fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds and other foods supply to the diet.

The problem is that this is the real world, not an ideal world and our food supply, lifestyles and unique nutritional needs make it difficult for us to get the all nutrients we need from food alone. Fruits and vegetables don’t contain the vitamins and minerals they used to years ago due to the depletion of these nutrients in the soil. They also lose nutritional potency in transit from the farm to your table, not to mention the nutrients lost when cooking them. And finally, our hectic schedules often get in the way of making the right dietary choices. For example, instead of a grilled chicken breast with a sweet potato and green beans for dinner, you worked late and picked up a bucket of fried chicken with mashed potatoes and an apple cobbler dessert. This is why only one out of five people get adequate vitamins and minerals from their food.

Here’s where I believe a daily supplements can be very helpful. Although they cannot replace all of the nutrition food delivers, when your body needs a little extra help, they will have your back and can go a long way to help nutritionally compensate those of us who live in the real world.

So now you may be wondering, “what should I be taking?” There’s so many options to choose from that it can get kind of overwhelming. Is a gender-specific formula the way to go, should I try compressed pills, capsules or a gummies, perhaps a mega-dose formula is right for me or should opt for a special supplement formulated for hair and nails, energy or my age? I believe a multivitamin that provides you with the essential nutrients for optimal health and no more makes the most sense. Because too much of “good thing” can have unwanted consequences.

I recommend Life’s Abundance Multivitamin because it provides a balanced approach to a daily supplement, providing all of the essential nutrients and none of the extras. Plus, we’ve added a unique spice blend of black pepper extract, rosemary, turmeric, oregano, cayenne, cinnamon, holy basil and cloves. These spices offer a wealth of plant-based phytonutrients and antioxidants so important for optimal health. And since I believe it’s important to reduce additives from the diet, it is free from magnesium stearate. Life’s Abundance Multivitamin veggie capsules are made from cellulose, which not only helps protect sensitive ingredients but also breaks down and delivers nutrients more easily than compressed tablets. And, last but not least, it is soy, grain and dairy free with no added sugar, artificial flavors, color or preservatives. So, do the best you can to eat as healthy as you can and if you need a little help, try Life’s Abundance Multivitamin.


Keri Keri Glassman, MS.RD.CDN

Comments (6) -

  • Debbie Damesworth

    9/1/2016 7:02:53 PM |

    I have been using all of our new people products since they were introduced at the 2016 convention.  I was very impressed with the products and with Keri .   I especially like the multivitamins because of vast amount of  nutrition packed into them.  I especially like the mushroom blend and how that can keep me healthy.

  • Heidi

    9/14/2016 3:05:08 AM |

    There are studies that show that out vegetables and fruit have much less of vital substance like vitamins and minerals which they still had 50-70 years ago. You name it. It is the depletion due to Agro-industry which uses all sorts of chemicals in the belief to be able to substitute the natural fertilization. Yes, the fruit and veggies get bigger and brighter, nice to look at, but that is not what they are for....

    People beliefs are limping behind reality. I am taking supplements for many years, another kind which was studied and produced by my brother who is a medical doctor interested in preventing illnesses.  I hardly ever have any cold or influenza, and if I get it it is very mild in comparison to all the people around me. So I can really recommend to add supplements to your diet. You need to check out where your potential lacks are and chose the right ones for you.- and begin to eat better. It always helps, but unfortunately is not enough.

  • Aldys

    9/19/2016 2:42:56 PM |

    Great article!  Very true with the fast pace life most of us live, we really don't have the time to get all our essential nutrients.

  • kim gardner

    4/25/2017 11:38:24 PM |

    love your vitamins and probiodics!!

  • kim gardner

    4/25/2017 11:38:29 PM |

    love your vitamins and probiodics!!

  • kim gardner

    4/25/2017 11:38:44 PM |

    love your vitamins and probiodics!!

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