Multivitamins contain a range of key vitamins and minerals that are needed for good health. There are currently 13 vitamins and 16 minerals that are deemed essential and many of these are included in multivitamins, although the exact dosage and combinations vary between supplements.
People who do not eat a healthy, balanced diet can become deficient in some of the most important nutrients and often look to multivitamins to address this problem. Not all multivitamins will necessarily contain a full range of vitamins and minerals or the recommended daily amounts of them, but they may be beneficial in filling gaps in nutrition.*
Water-soluble vitamins are not stored in the body and need to be consumed on a daily basis. This includes the B vitamins and vitamin C. If a balanced diet is not providing these vitamins on a daily basis, multivitamins may prevent deficiencies of these vitamins.
Most multivitamins also contain fat-soluble vitamins (such as vitamins A, D, E, and K) but often in lesser amounts. These vitamins are stored in the body and don’t need to be consumed every day.
You should always consult your health care provider before starting any herbal supplements or products. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.