Shopping for a high-quality supplement can be confusing and downright frustrating. There are so many brands vying for your dollar, and they all say they’re the best.
So how do you separate the good from the not-so-good?
The key is to know the right questions to ask.
6 critical things to look for in a multivitamin supplement:
1. Does it have enough Biotin?
Biotin is an extremely important B vitamin but it’s expensive so many brands skimp out on this one. This nutrient is vital for healthy hair, skin and nails.
2. Cool or heat processed?
When you manufacture supplements at a low temperature, all the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients are saved in the process. Without the enzymes, the body cannot use or absorb the nutrients effectively.
It’s common for companies to use too much heat and pressure in making their tablets, which destroys the living enzymes.
3. Does it dissolve quickly?
If a multivitamin dissolves quickly, it means better absorption. Bio-availability is key.
4. Is it a balanced formulation, close to nature?
Some companies will load the ingredients with cheaper nutrients to make them sound better. But it can make the product unbalanced. Many nutrients work better together.
5. Does it have artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives?
It is common for vitamins to have artificial coloring and sweeteners in them. Avoid these!
6. Do the products work as promised, and are they tested?
Many supplement makers talk about the science behind their products. But unless the specific products have been tested in peer-reviewed studies, they are simply using borrowed science. Choose a company that has legitimate studies on its products to back them up.
And that brings up a bonus question. Does the company offer a money-back guarantee? If a company believes in its products, they’ll have no problem standing behind them to assure customer satisfaction.
There is nothing more valuable than your health. Which vitamins you choose to spend your hard-earned money on to support that health is a decision that reflects that you truly care about your well-being. That decision shouldn’t be taken lightly.
If you’re curious about the multivitamin supplement I love and recommend, schedule a phone call or zoom and let’s chat.
Have a healthy week!
P.S. How about you? Do you take supplements?