It is clear that a multivitamin supplement has the ability to increase our wellness. Calcium and Vitamin D are proven to aid in bone health, Vitamin D also supports a healthy colon and may prevent colon cancer and many chronic conditions, Folic Acid is proven to reduce birth defects and has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, colon cancer and other cancers including breast cancer, B Vitamins are proven to increase energy and aid in neurological functions, Magnesium is proven to relax the body, antioxidants are proven to prevent certain cancers, and both Vitamin C and Zinc are proven to increase immune function. These are just a few of the benefits a multivitamin has to offer.
According to a report from Oregon State University, “About 75% of the US population do not consume the recommended intake of fruit, and more than 80% do not consume the recommended intake of vegetables.”1 The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggests that nutrients that are often under-consumed included vitamin D, calcium, potassium, fiber, and iron. In addition, research shows that adults with high intakes of added sugar in the diet had lower intakes of many micronutrients, especially vitamin A, C, E, and the mineral magnesium.