Nutrition

Health Benefits of Taking a Multivitamin

The road to health and wellness is certainly an uphill sprint at times, but there are life hacks that will make your life easier as you progress through your journey.

I have had my own hardships all throughout my journey. I have tried every supplement in the book. Supplements promising extraordinary things where some delivered and some didn’t. I’ve had great weight loss results, weight gain, then lost again. If it’s a discussion in the fitness world, I’ve tried it.

The most important lesson I’ve learned in the many years I’ve been in the fitness industry, is proper nutrition is everything in meeting your goals. If your body is lacking the nutrients it needs, you won’t lose the fat that’s hiding your muscles; it’s that simple.

So, you’ve been eating your fruits and veggies, plenty of lean protein and complex carbs, but you’re still not seeing change? If your body isn’t absorbing vitamins and minerals it won’t be able to absorb the nutrition in these wholesome foods, and that’s just a waste.

Taking a multivitamin everyday enables your body to start working optimally. What are some other purposes of taking a multivitamin?

Benefits of Taking a Multivitamin
Trainer Lindsey stretching

1. Increase Supplement Effectiveness

Consider vitamins as your foundation to build upon. If the foundation is strong, your structure will be sound. Because supplements — like whey protein and BCAAs, are essential for creating the lean composition of your desired body shape, vitamins make it possible for those supplements to change your body, allowing you to get the most out of them.

If you’re currently not taking any supplements, consider looking into whey protein and BCAAs, both of which are necessary for building muscle and burning excess fat.

2. Better Nutrient Absorption

I can’t emphasize enough how important the right whole foods are for your transformation. Lean proteins, complex carbs, and essential fats create the pyramid to your success and just like your supplements, you need to ensure your body is absorbing the nutrients you’re consuming through these whole foods.

Vitamins and minerals help your body’s enzymes break down foods and carry the nutrients through the bloodstream. Chromium and zinc are just a few important minerals you should look for in a multivitamin. Without them your body wouldn’t be able to metabolize protein, just like how without manganese and molybdenum your body can’t metabolize carbs and fats.

The bottom line is if your body is optimally absorbing nutrients your metabolism will be running at high speeds and a high metabolism means fat loss.

3. More Natural Energy

Because minerals are made from the earth, they must be consumed to reap their benefits. When they are consumed, minerals have this amazing property where they provide your body with the tools to create natural energy. So, if you’ve been feeling tired you need to be getting more minerals into your diet.

4. Healthy Aging

Aging is inevitable, so why not do it with grace? A quality multivitamin has the vitamins and minerals your skin needs – like vitamins A, B, C, E, and biotin.

As we enter our 30’s, we start to lose the collagen in our skin – yes that young! These vitamins keep your skin collagen resilient, and therefore prevents wrinkles.

New studies show taking a multivitamin that contains vitamin C can even rejuvenate the skin and reduce wrinkles.

What Exactly Is In a Multivitamin?

The vitamins and minerals that make-up a multivitamin should be considered when buying the best possible product. Your multivitamin should contain:

Vitamins

A: Vision, skin, bone and tooth, immunity
B: Complex: Nerve function, vision, skin, digestion
C: Antioxidant, immunity, wound healing, prevents skin wrinkles
D: Absorbs calcium
E: Antioxidant, prevents skin wrinkles
K: Bones, teeth, cartilage
Zinc: Immunity

Minerals

Folic acid: Fetal development, immunity
Biotin: Skin, hair, nails
Calcium: Bones and teeth
Iodine: Thyroid functioning
Magnesium: Biochemical functioning
Selenium: Immunity
Copper: Strengthens connective tissue
Manganese: Energy and enzymes
Chromium: Insulin, absorption of copper
Molybdenum: Liver and kidney
Potassium: Heart and brain

The vitamins and minerals that compose a multivitamin supplement work together in the way a cloth material is made. Cotton strands weave together to create a durable, yet flexible shield that protects you from the harsh elements. If one strand is missing, the cloth will eventually fall apart; just as if you buy a multivitamin that’s missing a vital strand in either vitamin or mineral, your body won’t receive the full benefits, and age will catch up with you.

The Breakdown

Trainer Lindsey in the studio

Having a diet composed of all the nutrients your body needs is difficult, even for those most savvy to nutrition. Taking a multivitamin each day ensures you get what you need in a convenient way. And making sure that you choose the right multivitamin is just as important. IdealLean Multivitamin + Beauty Complex supplies you with 100% DV in 20+ important nutrients that your body needs, as well as made-for-women Beauty and Antioxidant Blends to help you look and feel your best.

Beauty Blend

Hydrolyzed Collagen: Promote tight skin
Borage Leaf GLA: Healthy Skin
Hyaluronic Acid: Skin Care
Grape Seed: Antioxidants

Antioxidant Blend

Resveratrol: Defense against toxins
Lycopene: Protect cells
Goji Berry: Boost immune system
Cranberry Extract: Fight infections
Acerola: High in vitamin C

Not only will taking a multivitamin help to give you a youthful complexion, but it will also help boost your metabolism and give you more energy. This is why I’m so excited about IdealFit’s new Multivitamin.

It has everything you need to get the most out of your food and supplements, protect yourself from free radicals, promote healthy bones, support eye health, metabolism, energy, and so much more.



Lindsey Mathews

Lindsey Mathews

Head Trainer & Nutritionist

Lindsey Mathews is the Head Trainer and Nutritionist at IdealFit. She is a NSCA-CSCS certified personal trainer, C-ISSN certified sports nutritionist, Pn. 1 certified nutrition coach, and a nationally qualified NPC bikini competitor. Before joining IdealFit, she ran the largest boot camp program in Utah County.


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