Complete Multivitamin Means And How To Tell If You Have One

It has been shown that multivitamins reduce the prevalence of nutritional disorders in American matures, making it simple and powerful tools of dietary supplementation. However, it can be difficult to know which multis contain the vitamins and minerals you need to fill nutrient gaps and support the whole body.*

Hold on tight, because you’re about to learn everything you need to know about finding a complete multivitamin that delivers all the essential daily micronutrients you need, and more.

What exactly makes a multivitamin “complete”?

There is no official and regulated definition of what a “full” multivitamin contains. Unfortunately, this means that any supplement brand can use the word on the packaging, even if your product is-well, very incomplete.

During an episode of the MindBodyGreen podcast, mbg Director of Science Affairs, Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN, advises caution when reading “completely” on the labels of the supplements: “Be aware of this word. Return your product and look-do you see vitamins A, C, E, D and K? Do you see the eight B vitamins? Do you see macrominerals there in relevant quantities?If not, consider the word “completely” used as marketing semantics to convince customers that they are receiving a full and complete range of nutrients.

The key here is to check the number of micronutrients and dosage, that is, the potency of each ingredient. A truly balanced multivitamin should contain 100% of the daily value (QV) or more, in some matters, the majority of essential vitamins and minerals (i.e. we must consume them daily).

Some exceptions to this rule: larger minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium (for your information, it is rare to find the latter mineral in typical multi-formulas) are likely to be closer to 10% VQ, simply because of their size, which is still a useful amount for a reasonable daily serving (i.e. one to two daily capsules) of a multi.

With so many multivitamins on the shelves, it’s surprising to see how many are not found in the “multi” part. Fortunately, Ferira has some guidelines on what to look for in a full range of essential vitamins and minerals:

  • Water-soluble vitamins (vitamin C and the eight B vitamins: thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, B6, biotin, folate, B12)
  • Fat-soluble vitamins (A, D3, E and K1 and K2)
  • Macrominerals (calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, etc.)
  • Trace elements (iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zinc, selenium, chromium, molybdenum, etc.)
  • Bonus for darker trace elements (boron, silica), phytonutrients (such as carotenoids, resveratrol, piperine, etc.) and bioactive substances (eg glutathione)

Why our multi-formula is actually called “complete”.”

With a comprehensive range of 33 ingredients – including 14 essential vitamins, 13 macro — and microminerals, as well as six buddy bonus plants for longevity-mindbodygreen Ultimate Multivitamin + is as comprehensive as possible.* In fact, since our multiple functions go beyond that with a complete, high-performance B complex with B in its bioactive forms and botanical antioxidants that support cellular integrity and resistance, we completely abandoned the term “complete” and chose “Ultimate” instead (because it really is).*

The best part? All these incredible nutrients and phytonutrients fit in one serving of two capsules in very strong quantities! This is a unique achievement, because a set of first-class and diverse nutrients in a multi, as a rule, leads to an unpleasant serving of four, six or even eight capsules per day. We wanted to reduce the size of our multiple portions without sacrificing the quality of the formula to make your routine as simple as possible.

End Result

Multi means “a lot”, and we believe that multivitamins should keep the promise of their product by providing the full range of daily essential micronutrients you need in a high-quality bioavailable supplement.* Our ultimate Multivitamin+ formula is very powerful, premium and definitely complete (and then a part) – but don’t take our word for it; see what health experts have to say!*

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