Vitamin & Mineral Supplements

You know vitamin and minerals are a vital to optimal functioning, but do you really know which vitamins and minerals you need and why? Knowing the role of certain vitamins and minerals can help you plan your diet and your supplements to ensure balance for total wellness.

The Importance of Nutritional Supplements

  • 70 percent of Americans are deficient in vitamin D
  • 11 percent of Americans consume adequate servings of fruit or vegetables daily
  • 90 percent of Americans believe they consume a balanced, healthy diet
  • 68 percent of Americans are overweight or obese
  • Nutritional deficiencies are linked to weight management issues
  • Adequate nutrient levels are essential due to the impact on impact energy levels, metabolism and disease prevention
Searching for the Perfect Multi-Vitamin
In 2010, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee published a list of seven nutrients in which most American diets are deficient: fiber, potassium, vitamins D and B12, folic acid, iron and calcium. Most multivitamins do not have large amounts of fiber and potassium, but the other nutrients should be in every serving of the multivitamin you choose. You also should choose a multivitamin that has the seal of approval from one of these nonprofit groups: United States Pharmacopoeia, NSF International or ConsumerLab. These groups ensure that products are free of dangerous contaminants and that the plants that produce them are clean and safe.

Read more: The Best & Worst Multivitamins

How do You know if a Supplement is Worth it?

Check out this infographic from compiling data from more 1500 studies.  View the interactive version by clicking the graphic below and discover the supplements that are “worth it” specific to your needs. The info is constantly updates, so you can get accurate information as studies evolve year after year. It’s a great tool!

best supplements for good health



  1. Loreen Strem · · Reply

    CoQ10 is really great because it helps you to have a very healthy heart. It has been shown to reduce heart attack in some new studies “;;“

    Take care

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