We’ve all heard we should take a multivitamin… but they don’t say which one, why we need it, or when we should take it…
Vitamin, mineral, and nutrient deficiencies are a very real thing. We become deficient for a variety of reasons including but not limited to:
Toxin and chemical exposure
And! When we have these deficiencies, it cascades into metabolic chaos.
So! Back to multivitamin …. On the overall I pretty much view them as. They generally are helpful AND a waste of money.
If you want to know what vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you’re missing the best thing to do is (of course) TEST DONT GUESS!
Naturally that is the FDN philosophy so you don’t waste your money on junk.
I imagine the next question is gonna…
Then what supplements do I need?
Generally speaking vitamin C and D are supportive.
I also recommend (typically) a probiotic- if your not dealing with SIBO type symptoms (that’s a different kind of approach)
I also think we all need to be on some form of a binder because of all the crap around us and that (no matter how hard we try) end up IN us.
Generally, a multivitamin is not likely to hurt you, it’s just also probably not what your body specifically needs.
At the end of the day
test don’t guess
Know what your taking
Know why your taking it
Know how long the goal is to take it
What has your experience been like with multivitamins?