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Should I take a multi-vitamin?

Consuming a balanced diet that meets the recommended servings of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, essential fatty acids, and lean sources of protein still may not ensure ample nutrient intake due to changes in our food supply. A recent comparison study evaluated potential changes in the average nutrient content of 43 fruits and vegetables between 1950 and 1999 and found the following results:

6% decrease in protein

16% decrease in calcium

9% decrease in phosphorus

 15% decrease in iron

38% decrease in riboflavin

20% decrease in ascorbic acid

Food quality changes are the result of multiple factors, and for these reasons you should be taking a multi-vitamin. Supplementing your diet with a multi-vitamin is a great way to support a healthy lifestyle, and it takes so little effort. Your body will thank you for it!

The Reflex team can customize a supplement program to protect your joints and aid in pain relief. Call our office at (503) 719-6783 to schedule an appointment.