This post: Wondering what to look for in a multivitamin? Here are three important things to keep in mind.
Recently, I wrote about nine supplements for women’s health – this topic is so important that I’m taking some time to really unpack these nutrients.
If you’ve ever felt a bit overwhelmed at choosing a daily supplement, keep reading!
Today I want to give you three tips for picking a high quality mutivitamin.
Always keep in mind – I’m an avid reader + lifelong learner, but I’m not a professional + can’t give medical or nutritional advice. I love sharing what I’m learning, and sincerely hope that something I write will inspire you to dig deeper + learn more about health + wellness.
What To Look for in a Multivitamin :: 3 Important Things
#1 Prioritize Micronutrients
Perhaps the number one answer to the question, “What to look for in a multivitamin?” is simply micronutrients. Micronutrients can be divided into four groups:
- water-soluble vitamins
- fat-soluble vitamins
- and trace minerals
In order to adequately fill our nutrition gaps, daily supplements need to provide all four of these vital groups – in a way our bodies can break down + utilize.
#2 Think Small
Health experts tell us that, ideally, a vitamin should break down + absorb into our bloodstream within thirty minutes. Large pills can take an hour or more to break down once inside our bodies, which can negatively affect how much nutrition we’re actually getting.
Although size isn’t the only important factor in choosing supplements, smaller pills or capsules are generally a better choice.
If you already struggle with absorption issues, opt for a liquid vitamin or tincture. (I’m a big fan of Mountain Rose Herb liquid extracts.)
#3 Opt for Whole-Foods-Sourced Nutrition
Vitamins + minerals can be synthetically created or modified, which makes it harder for our bodies to absorb + use. This last tip takes a bit of research, but do some reading before buying into a vitamin brand.
Do you take a daily multivitamin supplement? I encourage to you to find something that works for you + then stick with it for the long haul. (I’ve been taking this nutrition system since 2015.)
I hope these three tips give you a starting place on what to look for in a multivitamin. The next time you’re browsing the shelves of a health store, look for women’s multivitamins by Ancient Nutrition or Garden of Life. If you prefer to order online + have supplements shipped directly to your home, I highly recommend Le-vel + Juice Plus.