Vitamin D helps our bodies absorb calcium, which is essential for bone health. Insufficient intake of this vitamin could cause:
Your chances of getting sick the chance of sustaining bone and back discomfort Bone and hair fall It is technically possible to obtain your daily dose of vitamin D by spending 15 minutes in sunlight direct light, however over 40 percent of Americans don’t. Working in offices or in colder climates and using sunscreen (which blocks vitamin-D synthesis), makes it difficult to get vitamin A. Taub Dix suggests that this vitamin should be included in your multivitamin.
Magnesium, a mineral that can be obtained through supplements and food sources is essential which is why every vitamin store offers it. Lerman says that magnesium is important to our bone health and energy production. Many people with magnesium deficiencies are not eating enough of the right foods. Try eating more spinach, pumpkin, artichoke, soybeans, beans tofu, brown rice, tofu, or nuts (especially Brazil nuts) before taking supplements to solve the problem.
More than 40% of the U.S. Population doesn’t get enough calcium. This means that these people don’t have enough calcium to support their teeth and bones. Calcium is essential to maintaining bone health. Women especially are at higher risk of losing bone mass.
Lerman states that Zinc is more common in older people or those under high-stress levels. Which, (hello!) is basically everyone. And it is logical. Zinc aids in strengthening our immune system. It also assists in healing wounds.
Lerman suggests that iron should be part of your multivitamin. But not everyone needs the same amount. Iron is beneficial for many reasons and benefits, such as:
- Increased energy
- Improved brain function
- Red blood cells that are healthy
Red meats are a good source of iron for the majority of people. However, certain situations like puberty, your menstrual cycle, and pregnancy may affect the amount of iron you need. Iron is essential in rapid development and growth. Vegetarians and vegans may also be interested in ensuring that the multivitamin they take contains iron, especially when they’re not supplementing their meat with other iron-rich foods.
Folate (or folic acid) is most well-known for its role in helping the development of fetuses and in preventing birth defects. Folate is also essential when you want to grow your nails, fight depression, or combat inflammation.
The B-vitamin complex is like a factory, made up of eight diligent workers who band together to create and maintain the body’s energy source by dissolving the micronutrients that we consume (fats, proteins, carbs). Each has its own role as well. Lerman said that vitamin B-12, in particular, is essential to maintain the health of the body’s nerves, and blood cells, and helps to create DNA, which is the genetic material inside every cell. Vampires and vegans are at risk for vitamin B-12 deficiencies because of the fact that the majority of food sources are animal-based like poultry, meat eggs, fish, and meat.