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The Best Reasons To Take A Multivitamin

Updated on April 4, 2012

Getting a daily serving of nutrients is not always the easiest thing to do in today's fast place society. Working mothers are stressed with busy schedules trying to prepare a nutritious breakfast for their children. But what about nutrients, and nutrient for busy adults? What are the best multivitamin to take? Are multivitamins effective? With all the controversy over getting nutrients from fruits, and vegetables; which is the best way for the body to receive nutrients; where does multivitamins take its place? Is it equally important for men to take multivitamins as it is for women? Of course it is!

Although the focus is placed on women to get the daily recommed doseage of vitamins, especially vitamin D, it is just as essential for men to get the daily recommended doseage for their body. What are the differences between women and men when it comes to nutrients and what is recommend? Let's take a look, and compare the nutrients needed.

Vitamin A/ Men: 1000 mcg Women: 800 mcg
Vitamin D
5 - 10 mcg
Vitamin E
Women: 8 mg Men: 10 mg
Vitamin K
Women: 60-65 mcg Men: 70-80 mcg
Vitamin C
Women: 75 mg Men: 90 mg
Choline/ Men: 550 mg Women: 425 mg
Vitamin B1/ Men: 1.2 - 1.5 mg Women: 1-1.1 mg
Vitamin B2/ Men: 1.3 mg Women: 1.1 mg
Vitamin B3/ Men: 16 mg Women: 14 mg
Vitamin B6/ 1.3 - 1.7 mg (Men & Women)
Vitamin B12/ 2.4 mcg (Men & Women)
150 mcg
10 - 15 mg
Women: 55 mcg Men: 70 mcg
Women: 12 mg Men: 15 mg

So, it is necessary to take a multivitamin? The answer is with a resounding yes! Most Americans do not get the daily recommended intake that's needed to maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle. Adults need a multivitamin. There is concern regarding absorption, and if supplements are absored in the body. Different sources and articles have stated that vitamins along with other types of pills sometimes pass through the body without being absorbed.

For my daily preference of multivitamins, I recommend the softgel supplements. I find that the Nature's Plus Nutri-Genic soft gel multivitamin are very effecive. Currently I am taking the soft gen liquid gel multivitamin to guage the difference between the two vitamins to see if there is a difference between the two vitamins or if they are the same in quality and effectiveness. So far both seem to be equal. However, in my opinion I believe the Nutri-Genic soft gels are better in qaulity. The Nature's Plus Nutri-genic are especially made for individuals with a sensitive stomach In my twenties I actual took Geritol for a long period of time. It was recommended to me because I was keeping a very busy schedule never getting the right balanced diet, and always extremely tired.

I was really shocked at how well this particular vitamin worked in my particular situation. I know way back when Geritol was commonly used for Senior adults, and I laughed when I was told me to try it. I could not believe the difference in how I felt when I began to take Geritol.

Nowadays I stick with the multi-vitamin soft gels, I believe they are better because they absorb in your blood stream better than the tablet form of vitamins. I feel excellent, and everyone always tell me I look great!


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  • chamilj profile image

    chamilj 5 years ago from Sri Lanka

    Thanks for the information. I should start taking multivitamins. Voted up!

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    BlissfulWriter 5 years ago

    I believe in taking multi-vitamins. For those multivitamins that do not have enough vitamin D, you can take vitamin D alongside.

    I wrote how many doctors do recommend taking vitamins...

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    Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

    I used to take a Multivitamin but I have never been good at taking medicine so it seemed to be a trend that lasted a week and then fell out of habit. However, for awhile I was taking a packet of vitamins for those who lead a very active lifestyle. I really was exercising a lot and thought this would help. I had so much energy it was crazy. However I stopped taking those too. Thanks for the reminder... I really need to start taking my vitamins again and keep with it! :)

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    Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

    Your welcome Silicone!

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    Oyewole Folarin 5 years ago from Lagos

    Not many people seem to take note of the sayings 'health is wealth' The few that know the importance are finding it difficult picking the right multivitamins needed. Good hub, voted up!

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    Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

    I agree with you ali!

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    alipuckett 5 years ago

    I take a multi-vitamin every day. I feel good knowing that I'm getting all of my vitamins and minerals, even if I have a not-so-great diet day. :)