MegaFood | July 2019
“Aren’t multivitamins mostly for women to give them, you know, more iron and stuff as they get older?”
At MegaFood, we hear this question more often than we’d like from guys — and for good reason. It does seem as though much of the conversation around multivitamins is geared toward the changing nutritional needs of women and, yes, especially with iron and magnesium.
But men also stand to benefit from supplementing a healthy diet with multivitamins formulated to deliver just the right nutrients in doses that support optimal health during their 30s, 40s and 50s.
Don’t get us wrong: when it comes to nutrition, there’s no substitute for eating fresh, wholesome and nutritious food. The problem today is that most people aren’t eating enough of the good stuff, while the food itself is less nutritious. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, for example, looked at changes in food composition for 43 garden crops from 1950 to 1999. As a group, the 43 foods that were studied showed declines in six areas: protein, calcium, potassium, iron, riboflavin and ascorbic acid. A rather important group to turn up missing!
Think of supplements as your own, personal nutritional insurance policy supporting an otherwise clean diet. When choosing a supplement, consider the three factors of age, convenience, and potency.
Let’s break each down just a bit.
The Age Factor
Our nutritional needs change as we age. The nutrients we may need more of when we’re younger, we may need less of when we’re older, and vice versa. As men age, concerns with prostate health, bone strength, and memory may become top of mind, so to speak, so we offer multivitamins formulated for men’s changing bodies during their 30s, 40s, 50s and so on.
The Convenience Factor
Everyone loves sitting down to a good meal, right? But when was the last time you thought about sitting down to a good supplement? Convenience matters a lot, and we love that you can take your multi with or without food; before, during, or after a workout; when you wake up or before you go to bed. Some you take once daily, others twice a day.
The Potency Factor
No two men’s bodies behave in exactly the same way, so MegaFood multivitamins allow for you to adjust for potency. For each age group, you can choose our proprietary blend Men’s One Daily, or you can opt for the doctor-formulated Multi line. This line was developed in conjunction with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., an internationally recognized expert in dietary supplements and our Chief Medical Advisor. She’s a force, and so are her formulations! There’s too much packed into these multis to fit into just one tablet; it’s a two-tablet daily serving.
The Quality Factor
This one is your bonus category! At MegaFood, we craft our premium supplements with real food and added nutrients because we believe your body recognizes real food. That’s why all our multivitamins — doctor formulated, one dailies, and chews — contain real food from trusted farm partners, wholesome nutritional yeast and added nutrients to deliver guaranteed potency and the benefit of health-promoting compounds present in the whole food itself.
All MegaFood multivitamins are non-GMO Project Verified, certified glyphosate-residue free, tested for 125+ pesticides and herbicides and gluten-, dairy- and soy-free.
Ready to shop for a multivitamin that meets your unique needs? This easy chart can help you pick!
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