MegaFood | July 2019
The Age of Options
Chances are, you’ve taken a multivitamin at some point in your life. For many of us, I’d wager, that first introduction happened at a young age, possibly in the shape of everyone’s favorite stone-age family. Whether you’ve kept up with the habit over the years or not, it’s hard to miss the multitude of options available to us nowadays on pharmacy store shelves, big box stores, and of course your local natural products store or co-op retailer. It’s daunting when you’re not sure where to start. Even within a single brand, you may find a range of different options, broken up by age, gender, and even number of tablets per day. It’s no wonder only ⅓ of Americans currently take a multi!1
One, two, poweder or chew: our line of multivitamins gives you options!
At MegaFood, we believe that a good foundational multivitamin is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and helps us ensure we’re filling any gaps in our diet. That being said, we all have different lifestyles, different diets, and different habits, and so our nutritional needs may be different than our sister’s or our friend’s. That is where all that variety comes in - it’s all about having options!
To (hopefully!) help simplify things for you, we’re going to break down the differences between our One Daily multivitamins, and those that are two-a-day (or more!). Is one better than the other? How do you choose what is right for you? Regardless of which one you choose, you can rest assured that as a brand obsessed with quality, purity and safety, all our multivitamins are made with real food from trusted farm partners, plus added nutrients, are non-GMO Project Verified, certified glyphosate residue free, tested for 125+ herbicides and pesticides and free from gluten, dairy and soy.
Potency: take two
Our doctor-formulated multivitamins were created by our Chief Medical Advisor Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., who literally wrote the book on the gaps in our diet, and shared her expertise to help us make the most up-to-date multi we possibly could.
The doctor-formulated multis boast:
- 70% daily value or more for key nutrients
- Active forms of B12 and folate for those seeking the methyl forms
- Active forms of B6 and B2
- K1 AND K2 delivered with cabbage
Choline is a member of the B-vitamin family, and is vital for healthy cognitive function and more*. The primary way to get it in the diet is by eating eggs, which makes it a challenging nutrient to get if you’re not a fan, or are following a plant-based diet. If you think your dietary intake of choline may be low, you may want to check your current multi for choline, and consider upgrading to a formula that offers it.
The doctor-formulated multis are great options for:
- Those looking to get the most nutrition from their multi as possible
- Those open to taking two tablets per day
- Those who desire methylated forms of folate and B12
Convenient: one and done
Another option is our popular supplement for first-timers, One Daily multivitamins that pack quite a punch in just a single tablet. This includes Women’s One Daily, Women Over 40 One Daily, Men’s One Daily, Men Over 40 One Daily, One Daily, and One Daily Iron Free.
One Daily’s are great options for a range of folks, including:
- Those starting supplementation for the first time
- Those with diets rich in fresh whole foods
- Those taking several other supplements
- Those that want “one & done”
Take a break from tablets
Tablets aren’t for everyone, we get it. In fact, studies show up to 40% of the adult US population has difficulty swallowing tablets.2 This can make it challenging to ensure you’re getting the nutrition you need, which is why we offer our One Daily multis is a new powder form! It’s the multi you already know, ready to be blended or stirred into your favorite smoothie, juice, or shake. How easy is that?
The Daily Multi Powders are:
- Sugar free
- Free of added flavoring or colors
- Made with FoodState nutrients
To ensure we take our unique nutritional needs into consideration, the Daily Multi Powders are available in Women’s, Women Over 55, Baby & Me, Men’s, Men Over 55, and Iron Free, meaning there is an option for everyone.
The Daily Multi Powders are great options for:
- Those that drink a daily smoothie or shake
- Those looking to avoid added sugar
Now if a daily shake or smoothie isn’t your thing, you’re in luck! MegaFood’s Multivitamin Soft Chews can help fill the gaps, and are a convenient way to do it, too.
- Contain only three grams of sugar per serving
- Include farm-fresh foods such as turmeric and cranberry from trusted farm partners that share our commitment to organic and regenerative agriculture
- Come in a resealable bag to maintain freshness
We are all seeking increased convenience in all aspects of our lives, and these flavorful chews deliver just that! What’s more, you only need one chew to deliver your daily vitamins and minerals.
The Multi Soft Chews are great options for:
- Those that want great taste and convenience in their multi
- Those with pill fatigue that don’t regularly drink smoothies
- The whole family!
The bottom line? We all have different lifestyles, diets, and habits, and so all our nutritional needs may be different. Embrace that and find a multivitamin suited for your unique needs!
Want to learn about what other key nutrients can help you with optimal wellness and energy? Build your energy from the ground up.