Here's Why Your Multi Might Not Be As Good As You Think It Is
The act of “fairy dusting” in supplements is quite common. In essence, this means including ingredients in a supplement at such a low dose that it doesn’t provide much benefit, but still advertising them as a main ingredient.
At mbg, we don’t believe in “fairy dusting.” Instead, we include research-backed doses of vitamins, minerals, botanicals, and bioactives, especially when it comes to our multivitamin. Below, a quick snapshot of the nutrients you’ll get in one serving of the mindbodygreen ultimate multivitamin+ (and how that compares to whole foods, for reference).
One-third of Americans1 take a multivitamin/multimineral supplement, and for good reason. While a multi can't replace a varied diet, it helps ensure you hit certain vitamin and mineral goals that are hard to achieve with food alone.* When taken consistently, a good multivitamin can help you avoid nutrient deficiencies2, and ultimately support whole-body health, from immune and brain function to heart and bone health.*
Sometimes it can be difficult to understand what the daily value of nutrients really looks like. Below, we break down the specifics, so you can be in the know about our ultimate multivitamin+.
How nutrients in mbg's complete multivitamin+ compare to whole foods†
|Nutrient||Dose||%DV in ultimate multivitamin+||Food comparison|
|Vitamin A||900 mcg||100% DV||10 cups of spinach|
|Vitamin C||90 mg||100% DV||juice of 5 lemons|
|Vitamin D||50 mcg||250% DV||21 cups of milk|
|Folate||1000 mcg DFE||250% DV||17 tbsp of lentils|
|Zinc||11 mg||100% DV||9 containers of greek yogurt|
|Riboflavin||2.6 mg||200% DV||24.5 cups of broccoli|
|Vitamin E||15 mg||100% DV||3.5 avocados|
†Food comparisons represent specific nutrient equivalency estimates at a nutrient-specific level
This is a single supplement that can check a whole host of nutrients off your list, from vitamin D to folate, biotin and many, many more.
Now taking a multivitamin doesn’t mean you can skimp on balanced meals. However, it can bring you some peace of mind knowing that you’re supporting your overall health every single day.*
Rather than taking a multivitamin with minuscule nutrient doses, consider adding mindbodygreen’s ultimate multivitamin+ to your daily routine. Want to learn more about the many benefits of taking a daily multi? Here’s a few important ones to note.
Hannah Frye is the Assistant Beauty Editor at mindbodygreen. She has a B.S. in journalism and a minor in women’s, gender, and queer studies from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Hannah has written across lifestyle sections including health, wellness, sustainability, personal development, and more. She previously interned for Almost 30, a top-rated health and wellness podcast. In her current role, Hannah reports on the latest beauty trends, holistic skincare approaches, must-have makeup products, and inclusivity in the beauty industry. She currently lives in New York City.