What is Multivitamin?
A multivitamin is a supplement that combines a variety of vitamins, minerals and other
ingredients for the purpose of filling any nutritional gaps that may exist in a person’s diet. “Multivitamin” does not mean vitamins linked together. Vitamins are single structures that
do not link together to form longer chains, unlike amino acids and glucose. A multivitamin
is a supplement, which can include several different vitamins, minerals, herbs and other
Vitamins do not provide usable energy, though they may help support enzymes.
Carbohydrates, proteins and fats are responsible for releasing energy. Some vitamins help
in the process of metabolizing macronutrients for energy release.
How to choose a multivitamin?
There are a lot of options to choose from when selecting which multivitamin is right for an
individual. Consider lifestyle, stage of life, gender, dietary choices and health concerns.
Another popular consideration is a multivitamin that releases nutrients all at once or gradually over an extended period of time.