If a daily multivitamin is part of your morning routine, you should know: You can get more from your supplement – and even customize your vitamin regimen with nutrients that might be missing from your diet. Here’s how…
Visit your health care professional before you begin.
He or she can help you determine whether a daily multivitamin/multimineral supplement and other specific nutrient supplements are right for you, and help you avoid adverse interactions between supplements and any prescription medications you take.
Consider your needs.
“Consider your overall needs before choosing a daily foundational supplement,” says Kristin Morris, research scientist for the Nutrilite™ brand at Amway. “Look for one that provides nutrients that may be missing from your diet.” Nutrilite™ Double X™ Multivitamin/Multimineral/Phytonutrient Supplement, along with Nutrilite™ Concentrated Fruits and Vegetables supplement, may help you fill nutrient gaps – especially if you are not getting all the vitamin and minerals you need because you don’t eat the recommended five servings of fruits and veggies every day.*
For more on why you need this many servings of fruit and vegetables, and how a vitamin regimen can help fill gaps, please watch this quick video to learn more!
Follow label directions.
This is crucial. “If a supplement should be taken three times a day, you don’t need any more than that,” says Morris. “And if the manufacturer recommends taking it with meals, it usually means the nutrients absorb better with food.”
Consider a timed-release supplement.
“Taking vitamin C three times a day, for example, gives you valuable antioxidants around the clock,” says Morris. A timed-release vitamin C supplement ensures a steady stream of the nutrient in your body throughout the day.
Supplement benefits depend on your age, needs, lifestyle and typical diet. The bottom line: being supplement-savvy means getting more from your supplements, every single day!
*World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/elena/titles/fruit_vegetables_ncds/en/