Thursday, August 26, 2010

Multivitamin 101

The importance of taking a multivitamin in today's world is crucial considering that vitamins and minerals are required for life, yet our bodies do not naturally create most of them. Not to mention, that the best source for these nutrients are found naturally in fruits and vegetables of which only 14% of US adults eat the required amount, according to a 2009 report from the Centers for Disease Control.

There are two major problems with most multivitamins that are found on the market today...... the first is they are designed to be taken once a day, well as humans we are designed to eat more than once a day so it only makes sense that we should be supplementing more than once a day. Secondly, most minerals out there are only about 10% soluble. What exactly does this mean? Well, it means that they dissolve easily in the acidic environment of the stomach, so when they pass into the intestines, where absorption takes place, they crystallize and become almost, if not entirely, impossible to be absorbed by the body.

Thank goodness for science! It has been discovered that fruits and vegetables absorb raw minerals from the earth, and bind them to organic compounds such as protein and fiber. There is now a multivitamin available that mirrors this process by binding minerals to organic compounds like amino acids and oligofructose, the way they are found in fruits, vegetables, and other whole foods. This process allows for over 85% solubility, compared with less than 10% in traditional multivitamins. I find this amazing!

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Thank you and remember to MAKE IT A GREAT DAY!!!