Why Should We Take Vitamins And Supplements?

by Health Mart

Why Should We Take Vitamins And Supplements?

We get a lot of our nutrients from food. However, most struggle to consistently get the right amount of essential nutrients. 

When our diet is not balanced, we miss essential nutrients that lower risks of various diseases and health conditions. The best way to bridge this inconsistency is through a multivitamin.

Think of multivitamins like an insurance policy, a daily guarantee to ensure your body gets the vitamins and minerals it needs to stay healthy. Should your diet vary, taking these vitamins can help make up for any shortfalls when you don’t get enough from your food.

Here are seven benefits of taking multivitamins

Healthy aging: As we age, our nutritional needs change. Rather, they increase. It gets harder for the body to absorb nutrients. While medications can further deplete our body of nutrients, a multivitamin can help offset these deficiencies.


Good for your heart: Studies show that taking a high-quality multivitamin may reduce cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is a leading cause of death in both men and women. Vitamins B1, B2, B6, K1, Niacin (B3), CoQ10 and magnesium, all play a role in improving cardiovascular health.

Reduces cancer risk: Vitamin use has been associated with a decreased risk of some cancers. A recent study of 14,000 men aged 50 and older found that daily multivitamin supplementation “significantly reduced the risk of total cancer.”

Boosts immunity: Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant known for strengthening the immune system. Vitamins D and E boost immunity, too. These vitamins can also help reduce allergy symptoms on top of helping keep you healthy. 



Supports eye health: Vitamins A, C, E, Niacin (B3), and selenium support eye health. Lutein and Zeaxanthin also protect the eyes from harmful light waves. Studies have shown multivitamins containing a combination of vitamins, lutein, and zeaxanthin can reduce the risk of macular degeneration.

Healthy hair and skin: New research says look for Vitamins B3 (Niacin), biotin, and Vitamin C for fuller hair. For healthy skin, look for Vitamins A, C, E, and CoQ10.

Feel better: Thanks in large part to the Vitamin B family, taking a multivitamin is associated with a boost in energy levels, feelings of well being, as well as a decrease in stress and anxiety. This alone, makes it worth staying compliant with a  multivitamin routine.

With all of this, we must remember that everyone is unique. Your vitamins should be, too. It’s never a bad idea to consult your doctor for what set of vitamins may work best for you. 


Checkout all the vitamins and supplements you may need on https://www.healthmart.ph/!

We have a wide selection, including a whole section dedicated to kids' vitamins and supplements: https://www.healthmart.ph/collections/kids.

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