Multivitamins are a powerhouse among supplements, but with so many options, it can be difficult to determine which multivitamins will be right for you.
Amanda Williams, the nutritional therapist at market-leading supplement brand Cytoplan, says: ‘ Although it may be helpful to consider individual vitamins and minerals for specific health conditions, multivitamins and minerals, especially one that has been formulated for your specific age, gender and life stage gives you a nutritional foundation to support your overall health.’
‘A good quality multivitamins and mineral formulation can act as a ‘nutritional multitasker’ to ensure that your nutrient needs are met and ultimately prevent any nutrient shortfalls impacting your health, both in the short-term and long-term.’
For expert support in finding high-quality and effective multivitamins that are right for you, try Cytoplan’s multivitamin quiz here.
Amanda Williams, the nutritional therapist at market-leading supplement brand Cytoplan, offers five things to consider when choosing the right multivitamins for you.
‘When choosing multivitamins and minerals, I would recommend a bioeffective and comprehensive formulation specifically tailored for your needs, it would be helpful to consider the following.’
Reviewing your health to make an informed choice when choosing which multi suits you is important. For example, some multivitamins and mineral formulations may also provide added support for areas such as energy, immunity or cognition.
In addition, it may be helpful to speak to a health practitioner such as a nutritional therapist for information about health conditions to ensure you have as much information as possible.
Our age can determine the levels of micronutrients needed within the formulation. For example, a child’s nutritional requirements will differ from those of someone 50+. For instance, a multi with added CoQ10 would be more suited to those over 50 as levels can deplete with age or through certain medications.
It’s a good idea to look for a formula specifically targeted to your needs in terms of gender, too, because the micronutrient requirements for men and women can differ. For example, menstruating women may need extra iron in the formulation, which may be unsuitable for men.
Stage of life
Our bodies are amazing, and the journey we all go through as we reach certain stages of life requires as much support as possible. Multivitamins and minerals formulations have been designed to support specific phases of life, such as pregnancy, which gives rise to additional needs. Switching to an appropriate formulation during these times is important to ensure maximum support.
We all make diet and lifestyle choices that impact our nutrient requirements. Combining multivitamins with a protein powder may be ideal for those who lead an active lifestyle.
For those who are physically tired or lead strenuous lives, opting for a multi with elevated B vitamins for energy may be more suitable in this instance. If the diet lacks adequate amounts of fruit and vegetables, then a superfood formulation with added phytonutrients can help to replace missing nutrients from the diet.
As the leader in food-based and ethical supplementation for over 30 years, Cytoplan has maintained the belief that nature holds the key to health, creating products that work in harmony with the body to optimise health, and the company is dedicated to improving the health of the nation, both ethically and sustainably.
The company recently committed to 100% plastic-free packaging and shipping to customers both in the UK and internationally with the launch of their brand new plastic-free pots, made from natural and sustainable sugar cane.
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