The Daily Multi-Vitamin: Why it's so good
"Not all things are created equal" is the #1 rule to remember when choosing your supplements, and none more so than choosing your Daily Multivitamin. There are so many variables - the formula, what it claims to do, the number of ingredients, the quality of the ingredients, the levels of each ingredient, any additives there might be, and many more!
Our experts explain why our Daily Multi-Vitamin is so good for your healthy energy, immunity, skin, nails and hair to your digestion and mental performance every day.
First things first. Our Daily Multi contains zero additives found in most Daily Multivitamins. Most Daily Multis (in particular those in tablet form) contain bulking agents, flow agents, binding agents and colouring agents, all of which have zero health benefit, reduce your body's ability to absorb the nutrients, and in some cases carry nasty side effects. Learn more in our blog 'Check your label for these ingredients'.
And it goes without saying, our Daily Multi - along with all our supplements - is naturally sourced, plant-based and free of any animal ingredients. Find out more about 'Animal ingredients in supplements - what you need to know'.
Benefits of our Daily Multi-Vitamin
Our Daily Multi is formulated by our expert nutritionists (learn more about our team) who understand all the essential nutrients our bodies need in today's world, whatever our diet. It contains the optimum levels of each of these nutrients, in their most absorbable and most effective natural and plant-source form, which are better for you and our planet.
B Vitamins & Vitamin B12
The main energy source for your body and brain are carbohydrates which are broken down into glucose (sugar) before being absorbed into your blood.
Starchy carbohydrate foods such as bread, beans, pasta and potatoes provide a steady release of energy, and B Vitamins (B1, B2, B6) and Vitamin B12 are all essential to help release energy from these foods. This is where our Daily Multi comes into its own.
It doesn't just contain all the B Vitamins and Vitamin B12 ('The Energy Vitamin') your body needs, it contains the optimal level of each vitamin that your body needs to ensure you release sufficient energy from your diet.
Your body also uses protein as a source of energy but protein shouldn’t be relied on as the only source because the process of breaking protein down for energy is inefficient.
It's not just about B Vitamins...
Our Daily Multi also contains the most absorbable forms of Vitamin C, Calcium, Copper, Iodine, Magnesium and Manganese.
Vitamin C greatly improves your body’s absorption of Iron, and both Iron and Vitamin C are essential for your body's energy metabolism. Calcium, Copper, Iodine, Magnesium and Manganese are also vital for your daily energy metabolism.
For example, your thyroid gland is responsible for releasing hormones which control your metabolism, and it's your metabolism that determines how much energy you have and how you store fat. So your thyroid plays a big role in your health, as well as your cognitive function, cell growth and healing. Iodine is the most important nutrient for your thyroid because it is directly used for the production of thyroid hormones, so Iodine is just as important for your daily energy as other vitamins and minerals, which is one reason a good Daily Multi is often the best start point for your health.
Learn more in our article: Best foods and vitamins for your thyroid health.
Better skin, hair and nails
You won’t be surprised to hear your skin is the largest organ system in your body. But you may be surprised to know that your skin cells renew themselves every 28-31 days, which means it can take up to four weeks to see the benefit of changes in your diet on your skin. This is also why it is important to take your Daily Multi every day to ensure you're receiving the essential nutrients for your healthy hair, skin and nails.
Vitamin C & Copper
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and provides structure to your skin, helping keep it firm and supple. Your body needs Vitamin C and Copper to make collagen - even more so as you age.
Most commonly found in fish, meat and nuts (particularly Brazil nuts), Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that is important for your immune system and also neutralises free-radicals and other skin-damaging compounds that otherwise accelerate the skin’s ageing process.
Lean more in 'Best foods and vitamins for glowing skin'.
Zinc & B Vitamins
Zinc supports collagen synthesis and also reduces inflammation in the skin, so also helps with conditions such as acne. B Vitamins also play a role in preventing your skin becoming red, scaling or discoloured.
Iodine, Iron and Magnesium
As well as powering your metabolism, your thyroid gland relies on Iodine to make the hormones necessary for the growth of healthy hair. However, Iodine is even more effective when combined with Iron, Zinc and Magnesium which are all important for maintaining strong and healthy skin and nails.
As our nutritionists always emphasise, a varied diet is at least as important a healthy diet. Different foods provide different levels of each nutrients, and our Daily Multi provides the optimal levels of each of them, no matter what your diet is, ensuring you don't build up any deficiencies.
Better brain performance
Our nutrient rich Daily Multi provides fuel and protection for your brain and mental performance.
Your brain relies on energy (in the form of glucose) from foods such as wholegrains, beans, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables. These foods are digested slowly by your body to provide a steady supply of glucose to your brain.
Lots of nutrients support your brain and the most important of these are Vitamins B1, B3, B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, Iodine and Zinc. It's a lot of nutrients! They all play a role, generating new brain cells, stimulating electrical activity in your brain, helping transport messages through your brain, and carrying energy to the brain.
Discover why Vitamin B12 is so important in '5 signs you may be low in Vitamin B12'.
They don't just feed your brain, they also help protect your brain. B Vitamins in particular help break down homocysteine, an amino acid that your body uses to make proteins. High levels of homocysteine are associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s. B Vitamins help ensure there is very little homocysteine remaining in your blood.
Learn more in our article 'Foods and vitamins to improve your brain'.
Better immune health
The immune system is one of the most complex systems in our body, affected by factors including our diet and the weather to our stress and exercise. No single nutrient on its own can support and protect your immune system, which is why our Daily Multi is so effective.
Vitamin D regulates the immune system and inflammatory responses in your body. Your immune cells require Vitamin D for their function and regulation, so a Vitamin D deficiency can leave you vulnerable to infections.
Find out more in 'How do I know if I'm deficient in Vitamin D?'
Perhaps the most commonly known vitamin for your immune system, Vitamin C is a free-radical scavenger and is used directly by the immune cells. Some immune cells release toxins to destroy bacteria or virally infected cells, and these immune cells need Vitamin C to protect themselves from their own toxins. When you're ill, your body needs larger levels of Vitamin C to help your immune system fight back.
Discover the Top 6 plant-based foods to support your immune system.
Zinc & Copper
Zinc is especially important for your immune health, helping your body fight viruses such as colds, flu and cold sores, but Zinc works better and in balance with Copper, which is why our Daily Multi contains the optimal level of them both.
Discover how to support your immune health in our blog '8 immunity boosting foods'.
Often overlooked but vital for your immune system, Vitamin A helps support your white blood cells in identifying pathogens, which are nasty bacteria that can cause disease. Vitamin A is also essential for supporting good vision and helps maintain healthy skin and mucus membranes, such as the lining of your nose and urinary tract.
Learn more more about Vitamin A in '7 key nutrients for eye health'.
Not only important for your energy, hair, skin and nails, Iron is needed by your body for making haemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein in your red blood cells, which are themselves central to your healthy immune system. Iron deficiency is also a common cause of anaemia and feeling low on energy, and is particularly common among women with heavy periods. Learn more in our blog 'Why is Iron so important, particularly for women'.
And much more
Our Daily Multi goes further, much further. It also includes:
A key nutrient for your liver health, which you can read more about in 'The benefits of Choline and where to find it'.
A 'Mineral Superhero' involved in over 300 processes in your body, one of which is helping your heart muscle contract and supporting a regular heartbeat (alongside Vitamin B1). Find out more in 'Magnesium: The Mineral Superhero'.
Find out how you know if you're deficient in Magnesium from our nutritionists.
Supports your heart health and bone health, and helps normal blood clotting. It is one of our four vitamins and minerals in our Bone & Muscle Support formula.
A fat-soluble vitamin, Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant which prevents damage to cell membranes.
Folate helps form healthy blood cells and reduces the risk of neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida. This is why Folate is recommended for women who are pregnant, or planning a pregnancy, until they reach 12 weeks pregnancy.
Chromium helps your body control the level of fat and cholesterol in the blood. It also increases the effectiveness of insulin, the hormone that controls glucose levels in the blood.
A blue-green algae packed with nutrients, including protein, B Vitamins, Copper and Iron, Spirulina is packed with antioxidants that help protect the body's cells from damage.
Used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years, Turmeric contains more than 300 bioactive compounds including the most active compound, Curcumin, a powerful antioxidant.
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