3 Whole Food Supplements that Work: How to Pick the Best Multivitamin for Your Lifestyle

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How to Pick the Best Multivitamin for Your Lifestyle

These multivitamin brands are great options in your search for the best multivitamin for your lifestyle.

Whether you are already taking a daily multivitamin or avoid them altogether, it’s time to reconsider how you take in your daily vitamins, nutrients and minerals. No two multivitamins are the same and not taking any multivitamin at all could be putting your health at risk.

These days, it’s in vogue to live the “pure” life. To do so often entails the avoidance of the modern-day taboo: toxins (Ah!!!). And while it surely does the body good to minimize exposure to toxins, this line of thought is often extended to eschew anything that is “artificial”, including the vitamin supplements we were once schooled to embrace as children. The reasoning: why take an unnatural, superficial-looking pill when you can simply eat an organic plant-based diet?

And while in an ideal world, a plant-based diet would be enough to keep us strong and healthy and free of disease, often we simply don’t have the time, energy or physiological capacity to get all of our vital vitamins, nutrients and minerals from the foods we eat. Additionally, produce these days is much lower in inherent nutrition than it was just 50 years ago due to a compromised ecosystem and the compounding effects of farming practices over the years. Because of this, most of us are likely lacking something in our diets, and instead of leaving it to ourselves to figure out what that nuanced, hardly-detectable missing piece is, it’s a great habit to take a daily multivitamin. The trick is in finding the best multivitamin, fitting to your specific composition.

But I’m not talking just any mainstream synthetic multivitamin you find at the pharmacy – I’m talking about multivitamin brands implementing whole food-based science and ethical underpinnings to their products. Here are 3 brands you should consider in your latest trek to find the best multivitamin for you.

1. New Chapter

New Chapter supplements are whole food and easily recognizable and absorbed. They are sourced from organic fruits, vegetables, herbs and superfoods and culture in probiotics in order to offer your body the full-spectrum of its needs. Its Only One multivitamin contains 24 wholefood vitamins and minerals and requires that you take only one tablet per day, even on an empty stomach. New Chapter also offers multivitamins singled out for men, women and those over 40 years old as well as for those searching for calm, energy, immune or prenatal benefits.

2. Garden of Life

Garden of Life supplements are organic, raw and non-GMO project certified. In addition to offering a wide range of supplements for such things as weight loss, immunity, digestion and beautiful skin, Garden of Life is known for its Vitamin Code multivitamin range, with options for men, women and family. Recently, the brand launched the mykind Organics range in collaboration with vegan superstar Alicia Silverstone. The mykind products are made with organic ingredients and include more than 30 fruits, vegetables and herbs, which are wrapped up using Garden of Life’s patent-pending Clean Tablet Technology.

3. MegaFood

From its small New Hampshire facility, MegaFood produces multivitamins by sourcing wholefood ingredients from local farmers. Ingredients in the multivitamins are not heating so as to preserve their nutritional integrity. The resulting package includes no pesticides, herbicides, gluten, soy and diary. Each blend features a non-candida yeast – S. cerevisia. Products are tailored for men, women, children and specific conditions.

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