A multi certainly isn’t a replacement for a well-balanced diet, but it can bridge the nutrient gaps we may struggle to meet on a daily basis and help us avoid deficiencies.
“Dietary supplement use is associated with increased micronutrient intake, decreased inadequacies, and lower risk of nutrient deficiencies, with greater benefits seen among older adults and those with lower socioeconomic status,”* Connie Weaver, Ph.D., a renowned nutrition researcher and professor of nutrition science at Purdue University, previously told mbg.
In fact, a 2017 scientific review from Nutrients shows that consistent multivitamin use can virtually eliminate inadequacies1 of key vitamins and minerals—including those recognized as underconsumed by the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
As we get older, it becomes more challenging to maintain sufficient levels of certain micronutrients (e.g., calcium, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins B6, B12, C, and D). Levels of critical antioxidants (like glutathione) also decrease significantly as we age, making redox balance more difficult to achieve. Add hormonal fluctuations post-menopause into the mix, and you’re looking at a substantial need for daily nutritional support!
Taking a comprehensive multivitamin that includes key vitamins, minerals, bioactives, and botanicals can help promote whole-body health, hormonal balance, and longevity.*