• Dr Susan Baxter

Should I take Multivitamins?

Updated: Jul 25


One of the top supplements to consider for optimal health is a good quality multivitamin tablet. Whilst you can obtain vitamins and minerals from a healthy diet, a multivitamin can help plug the gaps. For example, the soil in this part of the world can be deficient in selenium. In order to not suffer the ill effects of the deficiency in food, a multivitamin can fix this.

As you age, your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from foods diminish.

If you are getting older (who isn’t?) then add one to your schedule. It can even improve your skin (did you know your skin is the largest organ?); manage stress; improve your mood and prevent falls!



A good quality multivitamin has high bioavailability and a comprehensive combination of vitamins and minerals. Some may also have some herbs and extracts from antioxidants. There are recommended daily intakes for each of these and the combination of certain ingredients (such as Vitamin K with Vitamin D) can assist in the absorption of key nutrients.

Tip: If you are an active individual, look for a multivitamin that is designed for active people. Your needs and daily requirements will be different to someone who is relatively sedentary. Check out our other blogs, to know more about different multivitamins.

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