If we consider nothing more than the word “multivitamin”, we would be led to believe that such a substance is comprised of many different nutrients. However, this is far from the truth. We require a more accurate definition for our goals. What types of vitamins does a multivitamin have to contain?
A Basic Overview
First and foremost, what exactly are our goals? The segment “vita” within the word “vitamin” is Latin for health and this is absolutely true. Multivitamins allow us to lead healthier lives. In the same respect, deficient nutrient levels will inevitably impact our quality of life. The goal of any vitamin is to enjoy a higher quality of life by taking these substances in the correct dosages. This is why we need to define multivitamins in relation to such intentions.
A Quick Look at the Ingredients
A good multivitamin will contain the following ingredients in the proper amounts:
- The appropriate vitamin spectrum (A, eleven types of B, C, D, and E)
- Minerals (calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, iodine, chromium, copper, molybdenum, manganese, and selenium)
Minerals will help our bodies to develop and function normally. They are absolutely essential for good health. This is why knowing the intentions and benefits of each one will help to ensure that you receive the correct doses. Minerals are naturally occurring compounds found within nature and they are found in a variety of foods. The same holds true in regards to trace elements.
It is important to mention that all of these need to be taken in the correct proportions. The proper ratios will allow each substance to work in conjunction with the others; sometimes known as a synergistic effect. You can find more information within my “The Most Important Vitamin” blog found here.
Big pharma and their numerous paid advertisements offer a plethora of multivitamin options alongside the recommended 100 per cent NRV (Nutrient Reference Value). These firms claim that their multivitamins can offer numerous health benefits; a strategy that I have dubbed the “conscience-calming” approach to vitamin intake. The levels of many nutrients are extremely low. However, some can at least claim that “well, I have taken my multivitamins for the day”. Personally, I feel that the levels of these nutrients are not nearly sufficient enough to produce any beneficial effects.
Variety is the Spice of Life: Two Versions to Choose From
Our vitamins contain all of the nutrients outlined above. In fact, so many are present that they were impossible to list on the side highlighting nutritional information. They instead had to be placed within the listing of ingredients. We also believe that any multivitamin worth its weight should be offered in multiple potencies.
This is why our capsules rise head and shoulders above the competition thanks to the two different versions which can be selected.
We have formulated a Base multivitamin; offering the essential amount of nutrients which should be taken. It is also possible to choose the ELITE line found within our Titanium collection. This provides additional substances including turmeric with 95% curcuminoids, broccoli and beetroot. In other words, you will now be able to take more or less depending upon how you feel while addressing other factors such as age, weight, activity level, or specific goals (such as boosting immunity).
I would also recommend taking a separate dosage of minerals. This arises from the fact that minerals normally require a larger volume of space. It is very difficult to compact high doses within a single multivitamin capsule. So, it is common to consume calcium and magnesium capsules separately. The good news is that we plan to release such a product in the near future.