The Importance of Multi-vitamins and Fish Oil

A study that was published in the Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition analyzed the diets of 70 athletes.  Every single athlete’s diet was deficient in at least 3 different nutrients, with some missing up to fifteen different nutrients.  The most common deficient nutrients were iodine, vitamin D, zinc, vitamin E and calcium.

Another study that was published in the same journal analyzed the diets of four of the most popular diet plans, Atkins, South Beach, and DASH.  The subjects were micronutrient deficient in six particular areas, vitamin B7, vitamin D, vitamin E, chromium, iodine, and molybdenum.

From the studies you can see that nutrient deficiencies are very common and more than likely you have one regardless of how great your diet is.

The problem with having micronutrient deficiencies is that our body’s physiology doesn’t perform properly and when the body isn’t performing properly we feel lousy.  That’s why even when you eat “clean”, count your calories, get rid of sugar, eat less carbs, and do everything that is considered “right”, you still feel awful.

We do not take multivitamins for any specific condition but they help support our general health and well-being.  Speaking from my own experience when I take my multivitamins daily my energy levels are high and I don’t have any afternoon crash.  However when I miss taking my vitamins in the afternoon I notice a significant reduction in energy and often have drowsiness.  The energy levels I experience from taking them is noticeable enough for me to stay regular on my vitamins.

Fish oil supplements help to promote a healthy heart as well as maintaining healthy cholesterol levels in our bodies.

It’s also extremely important to make sure to be on a multivitamin that is water soluble so it dissolves in the body and you get the benefit from the minerals.  A lot of cheap multivitamins will wind up not being dissolved and come out the other end in the same shape they went in.

If you start supplementing your diet with a good quality multivitamin and fish oil supplement you will notice a difference in your overall energy.

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