Taking Charge of Your Health

Hey everyone, welcome back to another edition
of Ask the ND. I’m Dr. Jeremy Wolf. If you’re eating a well balanced diet full
of a variety of fruits, vegetables and whole foods, you’re probably getting the vitamins
and minerals your body needs. However, if you’re like the many Americans
who live off of processed foods and fast foods, you might be missing out on some of those
key nutrients. An estimated 40% of American adults have dietary
intakes of vitamin A, C, D, E, calcium and magnesium below the average requirements for
their age and gender. In this episode of Ask the ND, I’m going to
discuss how multi-vitamins may help to fill nutritional deficiencies. Multi vitamins are dietary supplements that
provide the recommended daily allowance of all the necessary nutrients for humans in
a single supplement. These supplements usually combine different
vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, like dietary enzymes and even herbs to support
the body throughout the day. Remember, multi vitamins should only be used
to aid in nutrient intake and should not in anyway replace a healthy diet. Let’s take a closer look at a few different
types of multi vitamins. Here’s the rundown. Glandular multi vitamins often use nutrients
harvested from various organs and tissues of certain mammals. Whole food multi vitamins are made from concentrated
whole foods, which are often dried-food concentrates. These contain non isolated, non synthetic
forms of supplements. Standard multi vitamins are from synthetic,
chemically isolated vitamins. These synthetic vitamins are not as well absorbed
and may even cause imbalances in some individuals. When it comes to choosing a multi vitamin,
here’s some tips on what to look for. Make sure your multi vitamin contains vitamin
E from mixed tocopherols. Check to see which form of vitamin D is found
in the supplement, as vitamin D3 is the preferred form. B12 comes in many forms; Cyanocobalamin, Hydroxycobolamin
and Methylcobalamin. The best form to supplement with is Methylcobalamin. Look for a supplement with mixed carotenoids
and try to get more biologically active forms of vitamins whenever possible. For instance, choose methltetranhydrofolate
instead of folic acid. Men and women require different amounts of
nutrients as due children, pregnant women and elderly individuals. Consider taking a multi dose multi vitamin
if you’re able to remember to take the necessary doses throughout the day. If not, a single dose multi vitamin may be
best for you. As always, remember to check with your health
care provider before starting any herbs or supplements due to their potential for interactions
and side effects. Thank you for watching another edition of
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