Important Things To Look For When Choosing A Multivitamin
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I haven’t been the best about taking vitamins throughout my life, but it’s something I’m trying to be better at to support my overall health. But choosing a vitamin can be overwhelming. There are so many different vitamins on the market, and not all are created equal. To make matters worse, many vitamins are made with only synthetic ingredients (which can cause irritation and prevent absorption) or contain sugar, fillers, and other artificial flavors. When it comes to vitamins, I want mine to be as clean as possible.
That’s why I’ve partnered up with New Chapter to help give you the low down on everything you need to know when choosing a multivitamin. I just started taking their Every Woman’s One Daily Multivitamin, which I like because they ferment nutrients to make them more available. Your body absorbs more this way, and they are gentle on your stomach. If you’re lost on how to choose the right vitamin for yourself, I’m here to help. Here are some important things to look for when choosing a multivitamin.
When you take a vitamin, you want to make sure your body is actually absorbing the nutrients. With vitamins that use only synthetic ingredients, your body can have a difficult time properly absorbing them — and they just get excreted. Instead, look for a vitamin that is fermented with probiotics and whole foods. New Chapter uses a patented two-step fermentation process to unlock each nutrient to make them more vital and available. This also prevents stomach irritation, which means you can take the Every Woman’s One Daily multivitamin vitamin on an empty stomach.
No Synthetic Fillers
Most vitamins contain unnecessary fillers, whether it’s to improve the vitamin’s appearance or make them taste better. However, these fillers add no nutrient value, so it’s best to avoid them.
No Artificial Flavors Or Colors
Gummy vitamins are fun, but unfortunately, they’re sometimes laden with artificial dye. Check your label, and look for the terms "artificial color added," or other common dyes in the ingredients list such as red, green, blue, or yellow, followed by a number.
If your goal is to take a vitamin to boost your health — whether it be your immune system or your skin — you don’t want sugar to work against you by causing other health issues. Avoid sugar and other artificial sweeteners in your vitamins by checking the ingredients label.
The Right Vitamins For Your Needs
When choosing a multivitamin, you’ll want to pick one that suits your needs. If you’re low in vitamin D, make sure it’s providing enough of your daily value. If you’re often stressed, look for a vitamin that has ingredients to help you relax, such as chamomile or maca, as found in the New Chapter Every Woman’s One Daily Multivitamin.*
Ingredients are important when it comes to choosing a multivitamin. With New Chapter, I can rest easy knowing that their supplements are made with certified organic vegetables and herbs and are vegetarian, Non-GMO Project Verified and gluten-free. If you want to check it out for yourself, visit the New Chapter site:
* *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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