The 15 Alternatives to Taking Multivitamins

The 15 Alternatives to Taking Multivitamins

Multivitamins sound very promising. After all, they are packed with nutritious goodness that’s hard to get from diet alone. What they do not tell you however is that multivitamins do not always do the job right. There are many interactions going on with these vitamins and minerals like how zinc and copper interferes with iron absorption. Or that the tedious manufacturing process eventually turns these vitamins into super synthetic ones that your body can’t absorb, let alone recognize. So, why not consider these 15 alternatives to taking multivitamins?

  1. Eat fruits and vegetables. Eat some more. Get apples and bananas for your AM or PM snacks. The secret here is to practice variety when eating your daily dose of roughage. As a challenge, why not eat a new fruit or veggie on a weekly basis?

    Multivitamins Alternatives

    Multivitamins Alternatives

  2. Add sauerkraut to your diet. Fermented foods introduce a lot of beneficial bacteria that do wonders for your gut health. These good bacteria not only support a healthy digestive system, but also fight off the harmful microorganisms.
  3. Go for chelated minerals. Chelated minerals are needed by the body since it can’t be synthesized by the body’s cells alone. For example, the body can’t produce the mineral magnesium which it needs in more than 300 metabolic reactions.
  4. Opt for Vitamin D3. If you are an indoors person, or if you simply do not want to expose yourself to the harsh weather outside, get vitamin D3 supplements to promote bone health.
  5. Use Coenzyme 10. This pseudovitamin is actually needed by our mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell. Without it, you may start feeling sluggish and weary due to impaired energy production.
  6. Consume more omega 3 fatty acids. While it is beneficial to follow the 3:1 ratio for omega 6 to omega 3, it is much healthier to favor omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 FAs help reduce inflammation while maintaining optimum heart health.
  7. Choose Resveratrol. This phytophenol compound supports insulin sensitivity and combat the risk for heart diseases.
  8. Spice up your food. Use generous amounts of herbs and spices since these are also dense with a lot of nutrients.
  9. Get CLA. CLA stands for conjugated linoleic acid and it has the ability to maintain normal blood pressure and reduce the risk for
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    green tea

    cardiovascular diseases.

  10. Eat more liver. While organs are not the tastiest meats around, these are very nutrient-dense. Suck it up and eat it.
  11. Try curcumin. Curcumin from turmeric is found to ease inflammation and pain. Plus, it also supports a healthy cardiovascular system.
  12. Shop for superfoods. Superfoods are like multivitamins, except these are actually just fruits and vegetables but with higher amounts of phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals compared to other plant varieties.
  13. Try Saw Palmetto. Some studies suggest that saw palmetto may lower the risk for prostate cancer.
  14. Have Iodine. You can usually get iodine from seafoods. This mineral is very essential because of its ability to prevent autoimmune diseases and even fight cancer.
  15. Have a cup of green tea. Green tea contains the phytophenols (specifically epigallocatechin-3-gallate, EGCG) which are potent antioxidants that protect the body from free radical damage.
Are your supplements really working for you? If you have a condition that’s not responding to your daily vitamins, or your vitamins are not doing what it claims to do, it is highly likely that you simply are not taking the the right products. Read our blog article: Not all supplements are created equal
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Her vision for Netpharmacy was to create a seamless experience for those who prefer the convenience of on line shopping, by providing quality care and service without compromise.

Rachelle’s background combines two disciplines – as well as being a qualified pharmacist she also studied natural health – she is able to offer customers both on line and in store, the best of both worlds.

Rachelle Kazenbroot, a pharmacist of 17 years, has developed a loyal following among locals for her genuine concern for the individual needs of each customer. With a wide knowledge base and a driving passion for complementary therapies, she is results focused when it comes to customer health care. Her vision for Netpharmacy was to create a seamless experience for those who prefer the convenience of on line shopping, by providing quality care and service without compromise. Rachelle’s background combines two disciplines – as well as being a qualified pharmacist she also studied natural health – she is able to offer customers both on line and in store, the best of both worlds.