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Core Components of a Multivitamin

Ever wonder what your multivitamin is made of? We break down the basic building blocks of your daily vitamin.

Core Components of a Multivitamin

A View Inside Your Vitamins

There’s a myriad of multivitamins out there with a seemingly infinite number of ingredients. With so many options, it’s important to remember the basics of how a solid multivitamin is built.

What Your Multi is Made Of

Multivitamins are composed of a variety of essential micronutrients which are incredibly important to the appropriate production of enzymes, hormones, and other substances important to the proper operation of the body.1* These micronutrients are made up of vitamins such as vitamin D, vitamin C, B-vitamins, and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, zinc, just to name a few elements.

Creating the perfect multivitamin involves far more than simply throwing a bunch of vitamins and minerals together and tossing them in a bottle. Premium multivitamins, like ours, are crafted by scientists who carefully consider each component to ensure the delivery of essential vitamins and minerals. These vitamins and minerals help fill the gaps from even the most well-intentioned diet.

A Macro Look at Micronutrients

There are many unique micronutrients in multivitamins, but there are several popular micronutrients that fill key nutritional gaps.

  • Calcium is well known and important to support healthy bones.*
  • Vitamin D is also great for healthy bones but very important for teeth and supporting the immune system. This vitamin even helps the body to absorb calcium.* 
  • Vitamin C is generally associated with immune support benefits, but it is also key to connective tissue delivering healthy support of hair, skin, and nails.*
  • Zinc is a key component to over 300 reactions throughout the body and is important to both immune function and men’s health.*
  • Magnesium is important to over 200 reactions in the body and a key mineral for healthy muscle function.*
  • B-Vitamins, such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, and biotin, supports the formation of cellular energy.*
  • Vitamin B-12 in addition to supporting the formation of cellular energy also supports the healthy function of the nervous system and the formation of red blood cells.*
  • Selenium is a great antioxidant known to support immune and thyroid function.*

While vitamins and minerals are the core of any solid multivitamin formula, options like Alive! multivitamins deliver even more than this mandatory core with great additions like our food-based blends (check out Garden Goodness™ for men and women) or our Orchard Fruits™  and Garden Veggies™ powder blend (contained in many of our formulations). Nutrients that are specific to needs of men, such as zinc, or women, like folic acid, may be added to or found in greater amounts in our gender specific formulas for men and women. Additionally, special blends of foods or nutrients that help you achieve a specific dietary goal be added to round out a multivitamin formula.

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1WHO, Micronutrients. 2018. Retrieved from www.who.int/nutrition/topics/micronutrients/en/ on September 10, 2018.