According to the Harvard School of Public Health, approximately 40% of us use multivitamins. Taking this simple capsule or tablet every day is an easy way to ensure your body is getting all the nutrients it needs daily.
- Vitamin D is a great supplement for the entire family. Studies have shown that this vitamin helps with chronic disease and helps reduce some of the risk factors for cancer. Vitamin D can be taken as part of a multi-vitamin or as its own supplement. Vitamin D also helps with increased immunity and healthier joints.
- Folic acid, long known to be beneficial for all pregnant women, not only helps with the prevention of newborn neural tube defects, it also helps after birth. Folic acid has been shown to lower risk for breast and colon cancer in men and women. Folic acid is also needed to help reduce the chances of heart disease.
- Vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin, is needed to help with eye health and vision. It is an important vitamin for healthy skin appearance as well. Vitamin A is also known as retinol in many dermatological formulas. Vitamin A deficiency can contribute to night blindness and hyperkeratosis.
“[M]ost people do not consume an optimal amount of all vitamins by diet alone. Pending strong evidence of effectiveness from randomized trials, it appears prudent for all adults to take vitamin supplements.”