We all know we need vitamins to keep our bodies healthy. For the most part, vitamins are absorbed from the food we eat and the supplements we take. Read on to find out whether your intake is adequate, and discover the equivalent serving of food to make up for the recommended daily value of nutrients.
What are the signs of vitamin adequacy?
- Healthy hair
- High energy
- Strong bones
- Resilient nails
- Healthy gums
Are you eating enough?
The chart below compares some recommended daily values of nutrients for adults and the equivalent in the foods we eat.
Getting vitamins through our food is preferred, but oftentimes not realistic. We’re so busy throughout the day, we don’t always have time to eat 4 eggs or 12 ¾ cups of kale. Nor do we have the appetite!
Realistically, we’ll have an egg or two for breakfast and maybe 2 cups of kale for lunch. It’s a good idea to eat as much of your daily nutrients as possible and find a way to supplement the gap of nutrients your body needs.
In addition, our bodies’ ability to break down nutrients in food decreases as we get older. As we age, we might be missing out on some essential nutrients.
How should I supplement?
Supplements in the form of capsules or tablets are convenient and readily available. Endur-VM is our sustained-release multivitamin complex to help you fill any nutrient gaps.
Unlike immediate-release multivitamin products that might deliver too much too quickly and cause nausea, our sustained-release technology gradually releases nutrients over a 4-6 hour period for high absorption and tissue retention.*
Learn more about the USDA’s daily recommended values here.