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  • Writer's pictureDr. Yelena Deshko

Multivitamin Supplements: Tips for What to Look For

Updated: Apr 7, 2021

Multivitamin supplements are one of the most popular items currently available on health store shelves. Unfortunately multivitamin quality can vary widely. It’s hard to know what to pick! Here are some tips to help you select the best option available.

4 Tips on Selecting the Best Multivitamin Supplement:

  1. Mind the Dosage: While most multivitamins sold in drugstores offer the "one-a-day" type dosing, this strategy may not be optimal for absorption. Unfortunately many people are not able to properly digest these tablets to extract all the nutrients due to decreased stomach acidity. Look for a multivitamin that offers 2-3 times per day dosing.

  2. Always take with food: When you eat a full meal, your digestive system is primed for maximal nutrient extraction. This is the best time to take your supplements, including your multivitamin.

  3. Avoid Vitamin A: Vitamin A and beta carotene are typically present in most multivitamins. These vitamins are considered fat-soluble and therefore have a higher potential to cause damage if taken in excessive amounts than water soluble vitamins such as Vitamin C and B vitamins. Excessive doses of vitamin A are known to inflict liver damage and cause birth defects if taken by pregnant women. However even lower doses have been shown to increase cancer risk in smokers and those who consume alcohol excessively.

  4. Avoid Fillers, Colours and other Artificial Junk: Many brands of multivitamins often contain artificial colours, flavours and other various unhealthy ingredients. Always make sure to choose professional brands that have undergone third party laboratory testing. The supplement label should clearly state that the product does not contain preservatives, artificial flavour or colour, yeast, soy, gluten or sugar

Do I Feel the Multivitamin Effects Right Away?

While we all love instant results, wellness is a process and journey. Over time small steps that you take towards improving your health pay big dividends. Same goes with a multivitamin. You may not feel the results directly, but it reflects in your overall health. Make sure to couple your efforts with healthy diet. Here's our advice on the best immune-boosting foods.

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Multivitamin IV Key Ingredients:

  • Calcium/magnesium - for muscle and bone health

  • Vitamin B 12 - for extra energy and keeping your brain sharp

  • Selenium - Anti-oxidant, optimizes thyroid function

  • Zinc - Helps improve immune function, boosts collagen production

  • Vitamin C - Immune boosting, helps prevent colds and flu

  • Electrolytes - Rehydrating, re-balancing

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