Multivitamins vs. Single Vitamins: What’s Best for You

Since your body is unable to make all of the nutrients it needs, it’s important to supplement your diet with foods that are full of the vitamins and minerals required for balanced health. Even though vitamins are only needed in small quantities, sometimes eating the right foods isn’t enough, and that is where supplements come in. Vitamins are available in a multivitamin or single serving of a specific vitamin and choosing which to take depends on you and your individual needs. When choosing between a multivitamin or single vitamin, it’s important to know the difference.

Multivitamins: Taking a multivitamin is a great way to meet all of your daily nutrition requirements. Multivitamins have a specific balance of nutrients with responsible levels of vitamins and minerals, making them the perfect choice if supplement safety issues are a concern. Vegans, vegetarians, and those with restricted diets can benefit greatly from a multivitamin to ensure that daily vitamin intake requirements are reached. While multivitamins help you to meet all of your daily requirements with one pill, this can be a problem if you don’t need to be consuming extra doses of certain vitamins.

Single Vitamins: If you don’t need to supplement your diet with each ingredient in a multivitamin or if you are deficient in one vitamin and need more than what a multivitamin can offer, single vitamins may be your best option. Single vitamins are great for individuals who have a specific nutrient deficiency or in support of prevention of certain diseases.

The choice between a single or multivitamin is completely dependent upon individual needs. It’s important to consult your physician when choosing to add a vitamin to your diet to ensure that your taking the proper dosage and healthy combination of vitamins. As your local vitamin manufacturer, we’re here to make sure that your supplement is healthy for you. Give us a call today to see how we can create a nutrient blend to fits your individual needs.


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