Most people want to take better care of their health. Endless parades of talking heads appear on TV telling you how best to look after your body based on this new research by some doctor that you’ve never even heard of and likely will never hear of again. Not to mention that things like wine, chocolate, and milk alternate between seeming to be good for you and like they’ll kill you within five minutes. Vitamins, at least, never seemed to be questioned until recently. OROGOLD encourages healthy living as part of skin care and as a result would like to look into one of the questions that keeps being raised about vitamins: Is a multi-vitamin actually good for you?

A Healthy Diet
The human body needs particular nutrients to keep itself healthy. This is why health professionals focus so heavily on the necessity of eating a healthy diet. Your body will eat itself and fall apart if you don’t eat right. The food pyramid is the most readily recognizable expression of how to eat right. Fruits and vegetables should be plentiful with some servings of grains and meat. Ideally, you minimize eating anything particularly fatty. Following these guidelines ensures you eat a varied diet full of all the nutrients your body needs and the various supporting compounds found in the foods. Vitamin supplementation exists to make up for shortfalls in diet or conditions that otherwise makes it difficult for the body to acquire enough of a given vitamin to be healthy. These tend to be focused. By contrast, the multi-vitamin covers many vitamins.

Too Much of a Good Thing?
Vitamin supplements exist in an interesting regulatory place in the USA. The FDA can advise on them, but they can’t regulate them. This can lead to problems. Ideally, a vitamin has a portion of your daily recommended dose in it. This isn’t always the case though. The lack of regulation means that many companies often put more, and often substantially more, than your daily recommended value of a vitamin in vitamin supplement. Most of the time this can be harmless, but too high of a dose of any vitamin routinely can eventually build up to toxic levels in the body and cause health problems. OROGOLD recommends that you always consult a doctor before beginning to take any supplements as a result, and to be sure to take any supplements you routinely take with you when you see a doctor. You doctor should know about any vitamin supplements you’re taking as they do count as drugs.

Too Little of a Good Thing?
Not everyone eats the healthiest diets on the planet. We dart about trying to manage our busy lives by balancing work and entertainment. Sometimes that means breakfast is a bit of toast and the evening meal is whatever tasteful thing you found in a box last time you went grocery shopping. Pre-packaged food, as a general rule, lacks a lot of the nutrition of food that you prepare yourself from whole food ingredients. As a result, a multi-vitamin can actually be a decent thing to consider adding to your daily routine. It can help make up for any shortfalls in your diet and in turn increase your overall health a little. Don’t expect a multi-vitamin to be a cure all though. It will always be better to get the vitamins you need from the actual food rather than in a supplement due to the complex interplay of all the nutrients in actual foods.

Good health is a wonderful thing to strive for and harder for some of us than it is for others. A multi-vitamin offers a quick fix to the all too common modern issue of not having the time to stop for a good meal, but it really is just a patch to a problem. OROGOLD recommends using a multi-vitamin mainly as a comparatively short term way of handling any issues with your diet when your life is being too hectic, but to set aside the time when you can to come up with a way to budget the time to make and enjoy healthy meals.

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