The importance of taking a multivitamin

Cytoplan talk us through the importance of getting enough vitamins and minerals

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients that are involved in a multitude of important roles in the body, including converting food into energy, supporting immunity, and facilitating tissue remodelling and repair. A diet that contains plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, quality protein, healthy fats and whole grains should, in theory, deliver the nutrients needed for good health. But not everyone manages to eat a healthy diet, and even if we consume what would be considered an optimal diet, all the time, we may still be lacking in nutrients.


Nutrient shortfalls are caused by a multiplicity of different factors, and this means that many of us are not getting the level of nutrients needed for health. These include our food choices, depleted soil, how our food is grown, processing, and preparation methods.


There are also factors outside of our diets that can play a part, such as a sedentary lifestyle, genetic variations, illness, old age, and medications, which can give rise to increased micronutrient needs. Recent analysis of the UK’s major dietary surveys found that many of us are not even obtaining the most basic level of certain nutrients and that fruit and vegetable intake is sub-optimal in all groups of the population.

Getting adequate nutrients, every day, is essential to help your body function and whilst a multivitamin and mineral should not replace a well-balanced diet, it can be an important addition to help bridge the nutrition gap and a solution to delivering the micronutrients that are increasingly diminishing from the food chain. This can help safeguard against nutrient shortfalls.




Our philosophy here at Cytoplan is that nutrients should be ‘bio-effective’ meaning they are in a form that is easy for the body to use. We therefore believe many nutrients are best delivered to the body in the same form as food. Our Wholefood Multi is a testament to this, as an all-round vitamin and mineral supplement providing good levels of nutrients.


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