Why do I need a Multivitamin?
If you are like most everyone else, then you are deficient in essential vitamins and minerals. An estimated 70% of the U.S. population aged 2 years and older do not meet the estimated average requirement (EAR) for vitamin D, 60% for vitamin E, 45% for magnesium, 38% for calcium, 34% for vitamin A, and 25% for vitamin C.
Deficiencies in any one nutrient can make you very ill, and can lead to conditions such as:
- weak immune system
- digestive issues
- low energy
- unhealthy skin, brittle nails
- hair loss
- muscle twitching and cramping
- difficulty sleeping
- night blindness
- heart disease
- Shorter life-span
If you are experiencing any of these conditions, it is extremely important that you address these deficiencies immediately to prevent any further deterioration of your health.
But be careful, all multivitamins are not created equal. With inexpensive multivitamins, you usually get what you pay for — do not expect them to be particularly healthful.
And, just because a multivitamin is very expensive does not make it healthy, or even safe. Too often, expensive multivitamins are loaded with potentially dangerous megadoses of nutrients. Vitamins and minerals in sufficiently high dosages can have toxicological effects, which can be quite dangerous, and, in extreme circumstances, can even be fatal.