More than likely, you have heard the recent multivitamin debate in the media. The argument is primarily centered around the idea that all-in-one multivitamins are inefficient. This has left many puzzled, as they have been commanded to take a daily multivitamin by their doctors and loved ones since they were children.
In the polluted world mankind currently lives in, making sure to consume the suggested amount of daily vitamins and minerals is in many ways imperative to just about any and every aspect of a person's life. While this statement is true, the one claiming that there is a fix all solution in the all-in-one multivitamins is proving to be slightly, if not entirely, false.
"There are three reasons why all-in-one multivitamins do not work," says Vital Formulas' Founder, Natalia Lukina. "The first is that some vitamins and minerals inhibit absorption of each other many fold when taken together. The second is that fat-soluble vitamins and micronutrients need the presence of fat to be absorbed well. And finally, some vitamins and minerals have an energizing effect on the body and others have a relaxing effect. Conventional formulations of multivitamins do not take these facts into account ."
Simply put, the amount of vitamins we actually absorb when we take all-in-one multivitamins is alarmingly low . Primarily, this is due to the fact that there absolutely must be a sufficient amount of fat present for fat-soluble vitamins such as A, E, D, and K to be absorbed by the body and utilized properly. Unfortunately, all-in-one multivitamins are scarce in fat, thus fat-soluble ingredients are hardly absorbed by the body unless taken with a fat-containing meal.
Further pointing to the inefficiency of multivitamins is the fact that certain vitamins energize the body while others have calming, relaxing effects on it. Due to this, combining all opposing vitamins and minerals in one pill does not help. Rather, it merely throws the body into a state of utter confusion and chaos. In the end, the opposing forces work only to cancel one another out. For example, Vitamin B-12 stimulates you mentally and physically, while magnesium calms you. Therefore, taking both at the same time robs you of the opportunity to reap the full benefits of either. In the end, both your vitality and finances are left in a rotten state from the stalemate of time and money you wasted on products which ultimately failed you.
Luckily, the war on vitamins is not a loss cause, thanks to Balanced Trio Complex by Vital Formulas (www.vital-formulas.com). The Balanced Trio Complex consists of three complementary daily pills: one in the morning, one in the afternoon, and one in the evening. The ingredients in each dose are designed to work in a synergistic manner throughout the body, thereby complementing one another rather than cancelling each other out. As Vital Formulas puts it, these three products...
“...contain all the micronutrients that your body needs every day: vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fish oil, CoQ10, Cal/Mag, and herbal/fruit blend of antioxidants. All the ingredients are grouped according to the synergy between them. When using Balanced Trio you save money and get better results compared to taking these five products individually....” 
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