AN ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW GUIDE ON MULTIVITAMINS
Multivitamins are supplements that contain a variety of vitamins and minerals along with some other ingredients. Nowadays, as people are not consuming a balanced diet what with the onset of a variety of junk food options available at your doorstep at the click of a button, it has become quite common for people to have nutritional deficiencies. The multivitamin provides dosages to negate the deficiency risks and is a better option than purchasing individual micronutrients. If you know anything about nail paints, you would know that a top coat is necessary to balance out the texture of the nail paint, so that if there’s any uneven application it’ll get covered and polished by the last top coat. Multivitamins work on similar lines. They make up for any nutrient deficiency in the body. But how to identify quality multivitamins when there are so many brands and products available and each multivitamin product has a different nutrient composition? You should follow the same steps that you follow while buying any sort of edible/skin product in a supermarket.
STEP 1: Identify your requirement
You should first know what you need when you go out to buy something. If you require a moisturizing cream, you’ll look for that specifically. Then once you’re in the aisle with all the moisturizing creams, you’ll look for one that suits your skin type and with ingredients or fragrance of your liking. In the same way, while identifying quality multivitamins, the first thing you should do is to check the RDA percentage. RDA stands for ‘recommended dietary allowance’ which is the quantity of vitamins and minerals required for your body to stay healthy. It’s tailored to men, women and specific age groups.
STEP 2: Check the label for more information
When you’re buying something, you look at the back of the pack before handing the money over. You check the ingredients, features, price, expiry, etc. Just like with the moisturizer, you checked if it had the fragrance you wanted and the unique features it boasted of. Thus, in the same way, the next thing you should focus on with multivitamins is the added herbal extracts. Herbal extracts like Hadjod, Giloy, Ashwagandha, Grape Seed etc. are ideal and can be very beneficial for the body. Hadjod is good for bones and joints while Giloy and Ashwagandha extracts are for immunity and brain health.
STEP 3: Check the authenticity
One of the most important things to check with multivitamins is the FSSAI (The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) Logo. It is very important that you only use products approved by the FSSAI.
If you follow these 3 main steps, you’ll be able to make a better-informed decision about multivitamins in the future.
The OSOAA Daily Multivitamin tablets have probiotics, minerals and 7 herbal extracts. It has 100% RDA of 21 Vitamins & Minerals (32 Key Ingredients) and added probiotics for digestive and gut health. Its Grape Seed Extract & Selenium for Antioxidant protects your cell against free radicals which further protects from cancer, heart, and other diseases. Some of the benefits of using these multivitamins are:
- They provide energy and strength
- They are good for hair, skin and nails
- They enhance gut and digestive health
- They improve bones and joint health
- They boost immunity and enhance brain function
- They work on anxiety and stress reduction
- They support eye health.
It also consists of natural herbs like Hadjod, Giloy, Ashwagandha, Gokhru, Panax Ginseng, Grape Seed and Selenium. One must take one tablet each day for 2-3 months regularly for best results.
STEP 4: Look for the best
When you’re buying something, you always start with looking at the best in that particular category. You infer what makes it the best and then move on to inferior products if need be. But there would be no need to do that with Osoaa’s multivitamin. What makes it best is the fact that the vitamins and minerals present in it will easily get absorbed into your body and your body will welcome them with open arms. It contains probiotics that help in easy digestion maintains a healthy balance in your body. Taking multivitamin during daytime with or after a meal is highly recommended and beneficial to you because it gives the multivitamin ample time to get digested and work its magic.
But who are the people for whom consumption of multivitamins is extremely vital?
Since older people are more likely to find themselves deficient of micronutrients, consuming multivitamins is recommended for them. Children who are not getting a proper diet as well as dieters on restrictive diets such as vegan diet or gluten-free diet should also take multivitamins to keep their bodies well-nourished.
Some people believe that taking multivitamins will grant them a longer life while some believe them to be a health risk. The truth is that multivitamins have no evidence that they cause longevity of life but it won’t shorten it either as long as you don’t take supplements that surpass your RDA of vitamins and minerals and for specified duration.
When should you take a multivitamin? Can they be taken at night?
It’s recommended that multivitamins be taken during the day with breakfast or with lunch as it gives them time to digest and having it with a meal ensures that they have coating of food that will help in proper and easy digestion. Though it’s not advisable to take a multivitamin at night but if you are doing so, it’s better to take it with milk or curd but not too late into the night as they take time in digestion.
Is it good to take multivitamins daily?
Taking a multivitamin everyday promotes healthy aging as it covers up for the nutrient deficiency if any, in your body. As you get older, your body reduces it’s ability to absorb nutrients, thus the extra nutrition supplement is nothing but healthy and helping the body get what it needs.
If you take a multivitamin every day, your eyes will thank you as consumption of multivitamins will decrease the risk of eye disease and age-related degeneration.
Vitamin C, D and Zinc are extremely essential for boosting immunity and since they’re present in the multivitamin, they help in boosting the immunity of the body.
Vegan and vegetarian people often miss out on a lot of nutrients as they only consume a plant-based diet. They may not be getting vitamin B12, protein, Vitamin D, etc. Taking a multivitamin provides them with the nutrients their body’s deficient in.
Taking a multivitamin improves your brain health and improves memory as you get older. It also affects your mood and makes you feel better and positive.
Folic acid is absolutely necessary for pregnancy. If you’re pregnant or wish to be pregnant someday then you should boost your intake of folic acid. Folic acid is better absorbed in a supplement form than in food. Multivitamins can boost your intake of folic acid.
Taking multivitamins provide your body with vitamins like B3 and C which make your hair fuller and healthier while vitamins A, C and E ensure a healthy skin. Thus multivitamins prove to be quite healthy for your skin and hair.
Most people have a deficiency of Vitamin D due to the limited exposure of sun. Especially in times of Covid-19 when lockdown was in effect, people didn’t leave their homes at all and thus didn’t get much exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D deficiency can be harmful to physical as well as mental health. Taking a multivitamin will relieve you of any deficiency that you might develop and will free you of your worries and illnesses.
So, the next time you’re buying products for the wellbeing of your skin or hair, also think about your inner self and how it needs nourishment too. The outer body shows signs that it needs nourishment as you can see your skin getting drier or your hair getting rough but the inside won’t show you any signs unless the problem gets out of hand. So maybe not wait for the adverse and take that responsibility yourself to try and nourish both the inside and the outside of your body.