One of the most common questions I get asked is…
“Should I take a gluten-free multi-vitamin?”
Opinions vary on this, but I can tell you what I’ve learned over the years.
In a perfect world, we should get all of our vitamins and minerals from the food we eat.
However, our soil is overused, our food isn’t always as nutritious as it should be, and the Standard American Diet is usually limited in variety, especially when it comes to fruits and vegetables.
This is why most staple foods like milk, pasta, bread and rice have been fortified with vitamins and minerals.
Now complicate things by removing some of these fortified foods, due to a gluten-free diet, and compound it by the fact that most of us have weak digestion.
Yes, it’s true, some gluten-free products are now vitamin fortified. And that’s great, but I doubt fortification is enough, gluten-free or not. In my opinion, fortified food seems like a weak foundation for ensuring a person will get all of the building blocks necessary for optimum health.
When I went to school for nutrition, almost every doctor that lectured us recommended vitamin supplementation.
That’s why I like to take a daily multi-vitamin/mineral supplement. And I feel a difference when I do.
I’ve also noticed that most of my health coaching clients have noticed a quick difference in their energy after taking vitamins. One client in particular couldn’t believe how much energy she had just in three days after taking her daily multi-vitamin. (My guess is it was mostly due to the B vitamins her diet wasn’t supplying.)
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More about multi-vitamin supplementation:
And if you’re skeptical about vitamins:
If you already take a multi-vitamin, what benefits have you noticed?
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*You should always check with your doctor before taking a supplement.
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