Many of us are familiar with Macro nutrients (aka Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fat), but what about our micronutrients? Micronutrients are the vitamins and minerals that are essential for maintaining good health.

How do we get micronutrients?

Like with our macronutrients, a well-balanced diet gives us a good foundation for our micronutrients.  But, even with a good diet we may be deficient in some vitamins and minerals.  These deficiencies can lead to health problems.  This is where a multi vitamin comes in.  Taking a multi vitamin daily can fill the gaps in our vitamins and minerals.

Are all multivitamins the same?

Taking any multivitamin is better than not taking one at all, but not all vitamins are the same.  Some multivitamins contain 100% or more of the recommended daily amount while others may contain only 25%.  Some vitamins will have a more quality source for the vitamins and minerals they contain.

Multivitamins can come in different forms as well.  Most multivitamin are in a pressed tablet form (very hard to digest completely), others are capsulated, gummies, or even liquid.  The easier they are to digest the more you will get out of the vitamin.  We carry several Multivitamins at Brick & Iron Cafe for Men and Women specific, for everyone , and even for kids.

Can’t build without a good foundation

Think of your multivitamin as a foundation.  You could not build your house without a foundation or it would not hold up.  Having the time to eat all our nutrients perfectly every day can be challenging for anyone, especially when we have the busy schedule of kids, work, school, etc., taking a multivitamin gives you a good foundation to build on every day.