What Is The Best Multivitamin For Women & Men
Now when you go vitamin shopping there’s a lot to choose from and our hero for today on Hero TV is Gina Van Luven. She’s going to teach us the best multivitamin to buy for both men and women. It can be difficult to navigate the supplement industry and know what’s truly good for you. Marketing can be really great at making you think you’re getting something good for you when you’re really not. In this episode, I’m going to share with you what to look for in a most multivitamins so that you know what’s really good for you and what to leave behind. Now because tablets are manufactured using heat which can destroy nutrients, it’s actually better to purchase a capsule versus a tablet Tablets also are stuck together using like shellacs and they don’t disassociate in the body. Now what that means is that, they stay clumped together all the way through the digestive system. Practitioners call them bedpan bullets. They actually show up in x-rays, in your colon, so that gives a whole new meaning to flushing your money down the toilet. So be sure to buy capsules over tablets. Now liquid supplements are fine as long as they don’t contain preservatives like sodium, benzoate ,or potassium sorbate. And whole food supplements are fine as well but you want to make sure that it actually list the ingredients not just the ingredients, but the supplement facts because if it doesn’t list the supplement facts you may not be getting what you think you’re getting. So make sure that if you get a whole food supplement it has all the supplement facts listed so you know the nutrients that exist in that supplement. Now when purchasing capsules be sure to buy either gelatin or veggie caps and beware of the following ingredients, microcrystalline cellulose is a bulking agent that is completely inert and indigestible. Calcium carbonate is used to speed at processing and difficult for the body to metabolize and negatively affects kidney function. Lubricants like silica, magnesium stearate, and stearic acid are used to prevent clumping. A better alternative would be rice or coconut powder. Preservatives like sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, and methylparaben should be avoided. Citric acid, Ascorbic acids and mixed tocopherols are fine but keep in mind that acids are often derived from GMO corn. Finally definitely avoid anything with artificial colorings. When looking at supplement facts keep the following in mind. For minerals, oxides are actually the cheapest form of ingredients and they require the body to neutralize them first before you can actually utilize them. So when you’re, when you are looking at the ingredients you see an oxide like magnesium oxide for example, that’s actually not going to be utilized by your body as well as maybe a gluconate or even a chelate.
A chelate is actually the best form and is most utilized by the body. So keep that in mind. For B vitamins you might see the term cyanocobalamin. Now that’s actually a cheaper form of B vitamins and your body has to convert that to methylcobalamin before your body can actually use it so it’s actually better to get a methylcobalamin vitamin B instead of the cyanocobalamin so look for that. For vitamin E you’re looking for the alpha tocopherols. Now the difference between DL and just a D is synthetic versus natural. So the synthetic is the DL, alpha tocopherol. So you want to look for the one without the L that just says D alpha tocopherol. So that’s going to be the natural version of vitamin E. For calcium you want to look for multiple forms to give your body a better chance of absorbing the calcium. So don’t get a multivitamin that just has one form of calcium. You want to have multiple forms of calcium. For menstruating women, be sure you choose a supplement it contains iron unless you have some type of a health disorder that prohibits you from taking extra iron and men of course don’t need extra iron unless they have some type of a health condition where you require additional iron. There’s a lot of information in this video so I’ve put it down in the description as well so you can reference there. Be sure to subscribe. And remember live on purpose, make a difference, and be the hero.