What a perfect world it would be if we could eat and drink all the recommended nutrients from our meals even if you have not had bariatric surgery. I am sure most of you have to purchase some type of insurance in your household like homeowners, rental, or car insurance. The best way to get your “vitamin insurance,” is to take a multivitamin. The Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) represents the best current available assessment of safe and adequate intakes for all healthy Americans. Now days with our busy schedules, prepared foods and on-the-go life styles, we are lucky if we can meet half of our daily needs with eating and drinking alone. Furthermore, with our different food sources coupled with how our foods are prepared many key nutrients are lost in transportation and preparation.

Multivitamins are essential in your daily supplement regimen to help you meet your daily vitamin and mineral requirements. By supplementing the diet with additional vitamins and minerals it is a valuable tool for those with dietary imbalances or different nutrition needs. People with dietary imbalances may include those on restrictive diets and those who cannot or will not eat a nutritious diet. Taking a multivitamin is crucial for weight loss surgery individuals and is an easy and inexpensive way to ensure that you are getting the adequate supply of vitamins and minerals you need each day. Multiple vitamins help to combat stress, provide needed energy, prevent vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and provide mental clarity.

Now think making a commitment to follow your nutrition protocol includes taking multivitamins to supplement your daily food and beverage intake. So, the answer is YES! multivitamins are another form of vitamin and mineral supplementation designed with you and your needs in mind. Multivitamins are comprised of key vitamin and mineral supplements in levels following evidence based research to maintain your health.

For more information please contact Michelle at mstewart@thenutiritonplanner.com or call Michelle Stewart Consulting and Associates @ 954-927-9062.