3 Misconceptions about Multivitamins

A National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that Americans aren’t making the nutrition grade, with children and adults scoring 56 out of a possible 100 (equivalent to an “F” grade) in studies comparing what people say they eat to the USDA recommended dietary guidelines. One of the best ways to combat nutritional gaps is to take a multivitamin. Not convinced? Check out these facts on three multivitamin misconceptions from VitaminsInMotion.com.

Misconception #1: It’s realistic to obtain all essential nutrients from food.
Even experienced nutritionists have a hard time designing a diet that provides all the essential nutrients for one day, and busy Americans often struggle to follow a highly regimented diet. That’s not to say it’s impossible, but the best approach is to focus on eating nutrient-rich foods while supplementing with a daily multivitamin.

Misconception #2: Multivitamins have no health benefits.  Although recent studies report that vitamin and mineral supplements do not lower one’s risk of heart disease or cancer, they are still proven to be beneficial to one’s health overall.

Misconception #3: Multivitamins are a waste of money.
Multivitamins are relatively inexpensive ways to achieve proper nutrition, when taking it account all of the possible health expenses incurred over a lifetime!

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