Essay on Nutrion 241

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Multivitamin Review
Nutrition 241

Multivitamin Review When we think of healthy people, most people associate vitamins with healthiness. However, many people don’t know what the true benefit vitamins have to offer. According to the National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, one benefit is illness recovery. Your body cannot function at its peak performance when you are sick and may not be able to use or get all the vitamins and minerals it needs to recover quickly. Taking a multivitamin during this time can help your body recuperate by providing your body with the nutrients it needs. It may be surprising to some people to know that taking a multivitamin regularly can provide the daily recommended intake of vitamins and minerals. For example, on average, my daily meals would include oatmeal for breakfast, a salad for lunch, and for dinner possibly pork chops with salad and vegetables, and fruit. In this scenario, the following comparison is made: Recommended daily intake Multivitamin capsules facts Thiamine 1.1-1.2 mg/day 2 capsules-50 mg Riboflavin 1.1-1.3 mg/day 2 capsules-50 mg Niacin 14-16 mg 2 capsules-100 mg Vitamin C 75-90 mg/day 2 capsules-750 mg As we can see here, multivitamins provide more than the recommended daily intake. Although this is only a partial snapshot, not all the vitamins are listed here, it is clear that the intake of vitamins daily can be beneficial to your health. Some people may be concerned about the possible toxic levels multi-vitamins may cause, however, understanding the potential side