We have all been told at some point of our lives that we should take a multivitamin because they are good for you and because food now a day does not contain the nutritional value that it used to back in the days. While all that is true (in most cases), there are a few things we should also know before going out there and choosing the biggest bottle or the cheapest one.
Unless you specifically look for a natural or organic brand, most likely the ones you will find will be synthetic. Synthetic vitamins are created in a lab and they are designed to mimic the real ones, the only difference is, they don't mimic the benefits.
Our bodies process and assimilate real vitamins from nature completely while synthetic vitamins will not be recognized by our bodies and therefore not processed and the rest of the ingredients in it will actually be potentially toxic and harmful on the long run.
When picking up your next bottle of vitamins, turn it around and read the ingredients label. Some of the ingredients you will most likely see are added to create the desired form, give it certain smell or color, avoid melting or caking, etc.
Some of the ingredients most commonly used are magnesium stearate, stearic acid, silicone dioxide and methylcellulose. These are all toxic and potential carcinogens additives that, in the case of fat soluble vitamins such as A, D, E and K, when consumed, will get stored and build up on your body's fat tissues and liver and cause health issues.
While there are a lot more to talk about when it comes to vitamins, I like to provide my readers with short, straight to the point versions of the truth and with that, some good news, all is not lost.
If you are looking for new vitamins or all of the sudden feel like you should not keep taking the ones at home, look for natural and organic brands. The vitamins you want to but will be derived from fruits and veggies and will have a very clear label so you know exactly what you are taking. They might cost you a buck or two more but believe me, it will be worth it!
Remember, Always read the label and choose wisely!