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The importance of a Multi Vitamins

Taking a multivitamin is an ideal way to fill the gaps in an already healthy diet and can become even more important the less you think about what you eat.

You may think that you eat a diet with a diversity of foods and that you are getting all the nutrients you need but the truth is you are not. With over-farming, pesticides, poor quality animal feeds and the time it takes to get your food from the farms to your plate, modern day agriculture has left the end product extremely nutrient deficient and this can leave our bodies deficient of essential nutrients.

Multivitamins have many benefits:

  • All nutrients are known to have a positive effect on insulin management; controlling your blood sugar is the first step to controlling your weight.
  • Help prevent nutrient deficiency; many chronic diseases are caused by nutrient deficiency.
  • You body needs nutrients and protein to detoxify your body via the liver, phase 2 of liver detox.
  • Improves cognitive performance and energy levels.
  • Improves fatigue, stress and mood.
  • Helps prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer.
  • Helps boost nutrient intake for pregnant women and their child

 

A multivitamin is essential for most people but especially for people who are a little lazy with their nutrition; vegetarians and vegans should also be taking a multi as they miss out on a number of nutrients only available from meats. People who eat grains are also in need as grains are anti-nutrients which can block the absorption of nutrients from the food you eat, leaving you more nutrient deficient. Try cutting grains from your diet for one week and you’ll feel a huge difference. 

Most people will need to supplement separately with zinc, magnesium, vitamin D, and omega-3s to reach optimal levels as the amounts in a multi and the food we eat is not enough and it is rare to find a good quality multi with omega-3s.

Ensure that the raw materials in your multivitamin have been tested for contaminants and heavy metals as you do not want these in your body. Look for natural products used and stay away from synthetic chemicals. 

Which multi is best for you?

Men or post-menopausal women should aim for an iron-free multi. Women of reproductive age and pregnant women require a multi with iron. If you’re concerned about your iron levels it is an easy blood test from your doctor. 

We offer three multivitamins from Poliquin, which are medical-grade quality and are rigorously tested for pollutants, potency and efficiency in the body. Each is available in Iron and Iron-Free versions. 

Multi Intense is perfect for people who are careful about how they eat and have a good idea about their nutrition. All the minerals are bound to amino acids to ensure maximal absorption. This multi supports liver detoxification and function and it contains a blend of antioxidants to fight free radicals and chronic inflammation. 

Complete multi is best for people who have been eating healthy for many years and are just after a multi to support their health. Designed to improve bone, skin, cardiovascular, liver and immune health. It also contains an antioxidant blend of beta carotene and mixed carotenoids to eliminate free radicals and help fight inflammation. 

Uber Nutrients is made to help with daily stress and a poor diet.This multi is perfect for people just getting start with healthy eating or looking for a multi to fill is some big gaps. Great for people with chronic fatigue syndrome and those that need to detoxify their body. Contains strong antioxidants to fight chronic inflammation that comes from a lifestyle of high stress and poor food choices. This is the insurance policy multi, covering all bases.

Ask your trainer or get in touch with David or I if you'd like to buy some multivitamins. info@harboursidefitness.com.au

To Healthy Living

Daniel


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