Men’s vitamins are meant to supplement what your body needs or lacks. But with too many brands and types today, it has become an almost impossible task to find what exactly YOU need. This article will show you:
A simple test in choosing multivitamins
Tips for selecting one brand
As I have mentioned, there are already tons of brands on the market. So what are you waiting for? Read this article to find the right multivitamin for you!
First, I would like to share with you a technique I learned from a trusted colleague of mine. All you need is a multivitamin and a glass of water. Here are the steps:
Research and choose one multivitamin. You can ask around for recommendations or surf the internet for more products.
Once you have chosen your brand, go and buy it.
Prepare a glass of water and drop one tablet or pill of the multivitamin into your glass.
Leave it for about 20 minutes. After this time, your vitamin should have dissolved.
If the multivitamin dissolved, then you’re good to go. But if not, it’s time to find another supplement to test.
Why is this test important? Water pretty much acts similar to your body since your body is mostly made up of water. If the multivitamin dissolves, it means that it is potent and that its contents can be easily absorbed by the body. What is the point in buying a multivitamin that cannot be digested thoroughly, right?
Aside from this test, you can also follow the tips below to find the right multivitamin for you:
Learn to read labels – make sure that the essential vitamins and minerals are included in the labels. This includes vitamins A, B1, B2m B6, B12, C, D, E, copper, folic acid, niacin, and zinc. If possible, look for a brand that can fill your vitamin deficiency. Too little or too much of a particular kind of nutrient won’t do you any good. So make sure that the nutrient content does not exceed your recommended daily values. It will be a waste as well since the excessive amount will only be expelled through your urine.
Pick one that suits your lifestyle – for instance, you should not pick out vitamins with B1 and B12 if you already eat fruits and vegetable on a regular basis. Fruits already have an abundance of these vitamins. As I said before, too many of the nutrients won’t won’t help you in the slightest.
Easy on the iron – you don’t need that much of it especially if you are over 50 years old. Besides, you get plenty of it in your daily meals. Too much iron causes heart disease and joint pain so leave this mineral be.
Go for brands that contain Vitamin E and Selenium – these vitamins can help prevent the risk of getting prostate cancer.
Apart from these tips and the research that you should do on your own, it is important that you consult your doctor before consuming any multivitamins. They know what is right for you so heed their advice when it comes to this matter. Some multivitamins might not go well with your body’s make up so it is important that you let your doctor know exactly what you’re taking. Good luck in finding your brand.
Mark is a health buff and he wants to share his knowledge about the benefits of having a fit body. You can read more about Multivitamin benefits and the best multivitamin for men when you read his posts.
- How to Get Sufficient Vitamins and Minerals from a Vegan Diet (freeacaiberry.org)
- Anti-Aging Diet – How Food Can Keep You Young (dietcleanse.org)