Men, don’t forget your multivitamin
With so many multivitamins on the market, how do you know which to choose? Consider the following when selecting a multivitamin.
Studies show women are among the most likely group to take a daily multivitamin on a consistent basis. But, like women, men's nutritional needs change throughout their lifetime. That's why it's important for men to make sure they meet all the recommended daily values for important vitamins and nutrients, either from the food they eat or by taking a daily multivitamin.
- A multivitamin should be used as a supplement to and not a replacement for a healthy diet.
- Choose one geared to your age, gender and other factors. For example, men's formulas don't contain iron because men generally don't need extra iron. Multivitamins for seniors generally contain more calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin B12 than those for younger adults.
- Consider one that contains no more than 100% of the Recommended Dietary Intake for most nutrients. More doesn't always mean better.
- Talk to your physician about your multivitamin. He or she can help you make sure the one you choose doesn't interact with any prescriptions you may be taking, or other health conditions.
For a complete multivitamin that is specially formulated for the leading health needs of men, including heart and prostate health, pick up a bottle of One a Day Men's on your next visit to Publix.
Sources: www.nutrition.com, www.nih.gov