Can multivitamins substitute for a healthy diet?

Nothing can substitute for a healthy diet; we can only supplement a healthy diet with a good Daily Multivitamin and mineral formula (MVM). As recent studies show, virtually everyone in the U.S. falls short of our dietary requirements. First, MVM supplementation is just that: a supplement to your best possible food diet. Second, daily MVM intake is designed to be practiced throughout life starting when your body’s natural development “machinery” can utilize the nutrients involved in putting you together so you may last longer, NOT taken only when you are older or diseased. MVM use is not a cure or prevention to disease brought on by genetics, smoking, weight, lack of exercise or other poor lifestyle choices. MVM use IS part of a healthy lifestyle.

Everyone will miss some nutrient(s) many times throughout life that are important to development and long term health.  And by the way, most of our country’s top nutrition researchers take a MVM supplement. Start early in life taking a MVM as consistently as possible, and rest assured you are hedging your bets against chronic disease brought on by imperfect diets. Don’t wait till the “engine is broken” before adding oil. Give it what needs while it’s still working so it keeps running. The most recent study regarding MVM use validates the above: subjects using a daily MVM that had no history of cardiovascular disease (CVD), reduced their risks of CVD by 30-41% compared to non-users and the longer the use the greater the risk reduction. By living a healthy lifestyle including incorporating a daily MVM throughout all stages in life (or at least before disease sets in), we may significantly slow the inevitable decline in body and brain functioning and, to a point, we may end our days in a very “soft landing”: cognitively functional and relatively productive, meaning we would require little to no help participating in life.

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