If you have read my previous blogs, What are Fats? Learn why you should not fear them, Carbohydrates: to eat or not to eat?, and The Importance of Protein and your weight loss/gain goals, then you have a good understanding about your macronutrients.

What about our micronutrients? Micronutrients are the vitamins and minerals that are essential for maintaining good health.Enter your text here…

How do we get micronutrients?

Like with our macronutrients, a well-balanced diet gives us a good foundation for our micronutrients.  But, even with a good diet we may be deficient in some vitamins and minerals.  These deficiencies can lead to health problems.

This is where a multi vitamin comes in.  Taking a multi vitamin daily can fill the gaps in our vitamins and minerals.

Are all multivitamins the same?

Taking any multivitamin is better than not taking one at all, but not all vitamins are the same.  Some multivitamins contain 100% or more of the recommended daily amount while others may contain only 25%.  Some vitamins will have a more quality source for the vitamins and minerals they contain.

Multivitamins can come in different forms as well.  Most multivitamin are in a pressed tablet form (very hard to digest completely), others are capsulated, gummies, or even liquid.  The easier they are to digest the more you will get out of the vitamin.

My personal favorite are 1st Phorm Micro Factor (a complete daily nutrient pack) or M-Factor, which comes in both Men and Women option.

Can’t build without a good foundation

Think of your multivitamin as a foundation.  You could not build your house without a foundation or it would not hold up.

Having the time to eat all our nutrients perfectly every day can be challenging for anyone, especially when we have the busy schedule of kids, work, school, etc., taking a multivitamin gives you that good foundation to build on every day.