Another thing to keep in mind is that when it comes to vitamins, you really do get what you pay for. If you go cheap, you probably aren’t going to get all the nutrients you need, and they will likely be of poor quality as well. You don’t have to buy the most expensive bottle that you find on a shelf, but it does pay to spend a little more money to get something of high quality.
Some companies will do their best to get your attention by claiming they are better than all the rest. They may use words like “mega” or “super” or “ultra.” The problem is those words mean absolutely nothing. Often, the vitamins aren’t any different form something else you could buy, and they may just cost more. In other cases, the nutrients may be there, but you may be getting more than you actually need – and there is such a thing as too much of a nutrient.
Generally, a good multivitamin that doesn’t depend on gimmicks to make a sale will have enough nutrients to ensure your general good health. So don’t fall for the sales pitches that make you think you need more.
So, do you actually need a multivitamin? The answer is both yes and no. Technically, if you consume a well-rounded, healthy diet, then you don’t need them. However, they won’t do any harm as a backup. And, for most of us, we don’t consume a truly well-rounded and healthy diet – our busy lives won’t easily allow for it. While you should always be eating for your health, taking a good multivitamin simply makes sense. Just make sure you choose a high-quality one in order to get the best results.