Multivitamins

What Are Multivitamins?

As healthy as our diets might be, it is hard to keep track of how many vitamins we are getting on a daily basis. Therefore, vitamin supplements are a good way to ensure we are getting the recommended daily dosage of all vitamins our bodies require to function properly.

Multivitamin is a supplement that contains a combination of vitamins and minerals. There are many types of multivitamins available on the market, and also many myths surrounding multivitamins. So it is important that you are able to sort out the facts from fiction. Read here answers to the most popular questions about multivitamins.

Can I share my vitamins with the whole family and even friends?

Unfortunately, this is not entirely true. We all have different nutritional needs based on our age, gender and lifestyle. Other safety considerations include whether you have any existing health conditions, or are taking any medication. If you are unsure, consult a healthcare professional to help you choose what supplement is best for your individual circumstances. Always check the directions for use and cautionary information to find out who the product is suitable for.

When is the best time to take multivitamins?

Some people would suggest, that It doesn’t matter when to take multivitamins. This is not strictly true. Try to take your vitamins during the day, preferably after a meal. Avoid taking supplements on an empty stomach as this can cause nausea. Multivitamins contain fat-soluble vitamins, so it’s advisable to take them with a meal that contains fats or oils. Always read the instruction provided on the packaging label or as inserts/leaflets inside the packaging to make sure that you are taking the correct amount at the best time

Do I need a multivitamin if I eat healthily?

We all strive to eat well and many of us do, but we are not always able to eat a varied diet or reach the recommended daily amounts of nutrients for various reasons. A recent study by Imperial College London found that eating ten portions of fruit and veg a day may have benefits1. So, why not give it a try? Altering your habits, traits and behaviours can improve our nutrient intake.

Food Supplements should not replace a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. However, they can help you top-up your nutrient levels if you think you are lacking. You could try our Seven Seas Cod Liver Oil plus Multivitamins supplement. It contains a variety of nutrients such as vitamin B3, which contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.

Remember to do your research and consult a healthcare practitioner such as your GP or pharmacist to help you choose supplement(s) beneficial to your health and lifestyle, based on your nutritional needs

Are all multivitamins the same?

There are specific recommended levels for most vitamins and minerals therefore, it is important to be aware of how much of each vitamin and/or mineral is present in a specific food supplement as this may vary from brand to brand. Adhere to the advice given by the healthcare practitioner.

Branded multivitamin products offer varied nutritional provisions based on various parameters such as gender and age. Seven Seas Perfect 7 range is an example of this. Perfect 7 Man contains Vitamin D for the maintenance of muscle and bones, while Perfect 7 Woman contains zinc, which contributes towards healthy hair, skin and nails.

Read the labels on the packaging to determine which supplement products are appropriate for you.

Are vitamins and minerals the same thing?

Most people use the terms ‘vitamin’ and ‘mineral’ interchangeably and do not recognize that there is a difference between the two.

Vitamins are organic compounds important for health. Minerals are inorganic compounds that are also needed to support normal functioning of the body2.

Essential minerals include:

  • Calcium

  • Iodine

  • Iron

  • Magnesium

  • Phosphorus- Manganese

  • Chromium

  • Selenium

  • Zinc

Other minerals are known as trace elements which are still important, but they are needed in smaller amounts.2

Taking a multivitamin supplement

Seven Seas multivitamin could help you top up your diet with additional vitamins and minerals. However, it is also important to remember that food supplements can’t replace a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Sources:

1 https://www.nhs.uk/news/food-and-diet/five-a-day-of-fruit-and-veg-is-good-but-10-is-better/

2 https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/food-and-nutrition/eating-well/vitamins-and-minerals#minerals

Our Multivitamins product range

Complete Multivitamin Adult

Complete Multivitamins Adult

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Complete Multivitamins provides you with a blend of A-Z vitamins and minerals. The formula has been tailored specifically towards adults to help support you every day. It also includes the energy-yielding properties of Vitamins B6 & B12 to support your get-up-and-go!

Complete Multivitamin Man 50+

Complete Multivitamins Men 50+

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Complete Men 50+ Multivitamins are a complete A-Z blend of essential vitamins with minerals at levels tailored for daily health maintenance of men aged 50 and over. The formula provides seven key benefits to help men aged 50+ get the most out of life every day, and includes the energy-yielding properties of Vitamins B6 & B12 to support your get-up-and-go!

Complete Multivitamin Woman 50+

Complete Multivitamins Women 50+

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Complete Women 50+ Multivitamins are a complete A-Z blend of essential vitamins with minerals at levels tailored for daily health maintenance for women aged 50 and over. The formula provides seven key benefits to help women aged 50+ get the most out of life every day, and includes the energy-yielding properties of Vitamins B6 & B12 to support your get-up-and-go!

Perfect7 Man 50+ Max

Perfect 7 Man 50+ Max

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Perfect 7 Man 50+ Max brings together the benefits of a daily multivitamin AND Omega-3 to help support the demands of modern life. Looking after your body and what you put in it can be key to maintaining the longevity of your health and wellbeing.

Perfect7 Man Plus

Perfect 7 Man Plus

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Perfect 7 Man Plus brings together the benefits of a daily multivitamin AND Omega-3 to help support the demands of modern life and your busy lifestyle. It supports your body in 7 key ways, supporting your muscles3, heart1, brain2, bones4, vision5, metabolism6 and energy levels7.

Perfect7 Woman 50+ Max

Perfect 7 Woman 50+ Max

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Perfect 7 Woman 50+ Max brings together the benefits of a complete daily multivitamin AND Omega-3 to help support the demands of modern life. Looking after your body and what you put in it can be key to maintaining the longevity of your health and wellbeing.

Perfect7 Woman Plus

Perfect 7 Woman Plus

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Perfect 7 Woman Plus brings together the benefits of a complete daily multivitamin AND Omega-3 to help support the demands of modern life and your busy lifestyle. It supports your body in 7 key ways, supporting your brain2, Skin & Nails3, Hair4, vision5, heart1, hormonal activity6 and energy levels7.

Complete Multivitamin Woman 50+

Complete Multivitamins Women 50+

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Complete Women 50+ Multivitamins are a complete A-Z blend of essential vitamins with minerals at levels tailored for daily health maintenance for women aged 50 and over. The formula provides seven key benefits to help women aged 50+ get the most out of life every day, and includes the energy-yielding properties of Vitamins B6 & B12 to support your get-up-and-go!