One-a-Day Vitamins – Are they worth it?

As easy and as simple as it sounds, one-a-day vitamin & mineral supplements fall into the category of:   if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.

Here is an excerpt from Dr Mercola’s site re One-a-Day multi-vitamins:

If you’re currently taking or considering taking a multivitamin with a recommended serving size of only one pill a day, you’re pretty much wasting your time.


It’s very doubtful that any single pill can pack enough vitamins and minerals to truly make any real difference in complementing your healthy diet. 

Producers of multivitamins have come up with some pretty amazing ways to compress natural nutrients, but not to this extreme… not down to where a single tablet provides you the vitamin and mineral levels you need. 

And speaking of minerals, many producers of one-a-days don’t even bother including essential minerals like potassium or magnesium, or even calcium in adequate enough amounts to really make a difference. 

Supplementing one’s diet is important to do.  Even if you already eat healthfully.  Our soils and food supply are not as abundant in nutrients as they once were.

Spend a little extra and buy quality.   Costco and Rite-Aid just don’t cut it.  Supplements are best purchased at health food stores or through your health care practitioner.

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