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Do I Need A Multi-Vitamin?

Nina Ghamrawi, MS, RD, CDE
March 22, 2023
March 22, 2023

Multivitamins are dietary supplements that contain a combination of vitamins and minerals. They are often taken to help ensure that a person is getting all of the nutrients they need to support good health. Do you need one? Watch the video or keep reading to know.

Whether or not a person should take a multivitamin depends on their individual needs and circumstances. Some people may benefit from taking a multivitamin, while others may not need one.

In general, it is recommended that people aim to get their nutrients from food whenever possible. A balanced diet that includes a variety of whole, nutrient-dense foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats, can help to ensure that a person is getting all of the nutrients they need.

However, there may be certain situations in which a person may benefit from taking a multivitamin. For example, people who have a poor appetite or are unable to eat a varied diet due to a medical condition or treatment may benefit from a multivitamin. Pregnant women and older adults may also be at risk of certain nutrient deficiencies and may benefit from a multivitamin.

If you are considering taking a multivitamin, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional, such as a registered dietitian or a doctor, for personalized advice. They can help you determine if a multivitamin is appropriate for your individual needs and can provide guidance on the right type and dosage to take.