Do I Need To Take A Multivitamin?

Most of our diets are lacking in nutrients....actually most people's diets stink. Fast food, pizza, booze, ice cream, chocolate bars.

You know, even people who have "good diets" are still lacking.

So we all know we have a need for more nutrients, but what about the bad press about vitamins? Is there truth to it?

Yes, like most things, there are pros and cons to vitamin supplement consumption. There are those people who are doing it right, those who are doing it wrong, and those who are not doing it at all....supplementing, that is.


Vitamins…completely necessary or bad for you?

The answer is Yes and Yes.

US dept of agriculture survey

21,000 people

Found that not one had the recommended daily allowances (RDA) of any of the 10 nutrients needed for good health.

They also Concluded that the American population doesn’t eat a balanced diet....

...umm, no duh.

Theres a lot more research to show the above as well.

So the research is solid….we need more nutrients for good health.

Yet there is still confusion….why?

Forbes in 2014 says we shouldn’t supplement with Vit C, Vit A, Vit E, B6, a multi or even Vit D

Why is this?

It’s because the public and many doctors don’t know the difference between whole food vitamins and synthetic vitamins.

Thats the key, synthetic vitamins can CAUSE damage where as whole food vitamins can give the body what it needs to heal and thrive.

For example vitamin C in a lab is called ascorbic acid, but whole food vitamin C has the bioflavonoids, the Rutin as well as J and K factor….that’s REAL vit C!

Real Vitamin C will protect you from CV disease and stroke, vs synthetic that will do the opposite.

Research from major journals showing that synthetic vitamins can cause issues:

Vit A - birth defects, headaches, liver probs

Vit D - kidney and Cardio vascular damage

Calcium - constipation and kidney stones

B6 - nerve problems

Folic acid - natural killer cells and cancer

So you’ll see studies showing benefit and studies showing detriment and you’re wondering what to do.

Here’s what to do, look at the label and make sure they are from whole food sources!

One little vitamin or mineral deficiency can cause problems and disease. Nerve pain, fatigue, headaches, autoimmune disease, liver problems, gut problems, skin problems, acne....etc.

One study showed that deficiency can lead to an 80.8% chance of weight gain, who wants weight gain?

Conclusion: Take a whole food multivitamin daily.

Our current recommendation is Optimal 2 from Use code OHSBRWALLACE for 10% off.

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