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If there are gaps in the nutrients you should be receiving from the food you eat, taking a daily multivitamin is a great way to supplement for anything you might be missing. Dr. Frank Lipman lists a multivitamin among his “Everyday Fab Four” supplements that we should take everyday.

Benefits of taking a multivitamin include:

  • protection against mineral shortfalls not found in your diet
  • optimization of cellular function
  • aids in helping all of your systems work consistently at their peak

When choosing and taking your multivitamin, here are some additional things to consider:

  • Buy multis in capsule form with an easily absorbed enteric coating versus harder-to-digest tablet versions.
  • Always take your multi with food to assist with absorption and prevent the queasiness that can sometimes occur on an empty stomach.
  • If you’re on medications, review your multi’s contents with your doctor
  • As there is currently little regulation of supplements in the US, be sure to buy from a reputable company.

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