A Multi A Day Helps Keep the Doctor Away

Two doctors who are prominent Harvard researchers joined a growing list of scientific experts who recognize the benefits of daily supplementation with vitamins. As reported in the June 19 issue of Journal of American Medical Association, a scientific review article pressed the importance of taking one multivitamin daily for good health.

After reviewing over 30 years of English-language articles about vitamins in relation to chronic diseases, it was overwhelming clear to researchers that those who do not get an optimal amount of vitamins have an increased risk of chronic diseases. Among the biggest are cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis. Unfortunately, a large population of the general public has less-than-optimal intake of a number of vitamins, exposing them to increased risk of disease. The good news is that the cost of using a multivitamin is small, especially in comparison to medical costs.

Researchers also pointed out the benefits of specific vitamins with regards to disease. B-vitamins are crucial to cardiovascular health, and homocysteine levels in particular. Vitamin E also plays a distinct role in cardiovascular health, especially as a primary prevention against heart disease. Vitamin D can help prevent fracture risk, especially when coupled with calcium. And folate is particularly important for women considering becoming pregnant, as folate protects against neural tube defects.

Annette Dickinson, Ph. D., vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and author of The Benefits of Nutritional Supplements also reiterated the importance of this research. She pointed out that not only is the scientific evidence unquestionably in favor of daily supplementation with multivitamins, but also directs that the study be taken seriously. Dr. Dickinson also stated "Supplements are a convenient and affordable way to bridge the nutrition gap," and adds that while this is good news for those who already take multivitamins, it should also serve as a wake-up call to those who are still just thinking about it.

The evidence is clear: Multivitamins are beneficial to good health. Even clearer is the fact that many of us are not only failing to get enough of the important nutrients we need from food, we're also not supplementing to bridge that gap. That's where GNLD can help. We offer a variety of multi-factor food supplements, with balanced ratios of the vitamins, minerals, and nutritional co-factors you need for optimal health. We're different from what you'll find elsewhere, as our supplements are based on Nature's blueprint, and backed by Science, which means that you receive nutrients the way Nature intended, in scientifically researched ratios that promote optimal health. We have several different formulas for you to choose from, and two favorites are Formula IV and Formula IV Plus, our iron free formula. To find out how these supplements can help boost your energy and vitality with exclusive Tre-en-en Grain Concentrates, click here.

Sources: Fairfield KM, Fletcher RH. Vitamins for chronic disease prevention in adults: scientific review. JAMA 2002; 287:3116-3126

Fletcher RH, Fairfield KM. Vitamins for chronic disease prevention in adults: clinical applications. JAMA 2002; 287:3127-3129