The Journal of American Medical Association recommends that all adults should take vitamin supplements in addition to eating a healthy diet.
This recommendation is based on a recent Harvard study, which revealed that the world’s number one killer, heart disease, as well as diabetes and cancer, are some of the nutritional deficiencies that develop over long periods of time due to lack of daily multivitamin intake.
That’s why adults are advised to take multivitamins daily as a way of reducing chances of developing any heart disease. The study was conducted over a 20-year period and had a sample size of 18 530 participants.
Reduced nutrient density in our diets
Eating five portions of fresh produce daily is no longer enough. According to the latest dietary recommendations, we should be eating seven to ten portions of fresh fruit and/or vegetables daily.
Interestingly, only one in five adults are believed to have met the previous fresh produce portion recommendation, and this was only once a week.
Is this realistic?
Even for the super health-conscious, aiming for seven to ten portions per day may be biting off more than what most can chew. Most of the refined processed foods we consume don’t have the substantial amount of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals our bodies need to stay healthy. While multivitamins can help fill the gaps, we should aim to increase our intake of nutrient rich vegetables.
Finding a balance
Most South Africans don’t get enough amounts of key micro-nutrients through diet alone, and taking a daily multivitamin is recommended to help close this nutritional gap.
It is important to live a healthy lifestyle, but it is also impossible to follow all the rules. That is why Vital products are expertly formulated to support good health and balanced lifestyles.
Vital Gold is an energising multivitamin supplement expertly formulated to reduce tiredness and fatigue. It contains zinc, iron, B vitamins ad ginseng to support mental performance and physical energy.
So just do your best, and we’ll help with the rest.