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Why are Vitamins Important?

Living a healthy lifestyle means staying in tune with your body and listening to what it tells you. When it comes to food, you do your best to get all the right nutrients to help support energy release.15 Food supplements are there to support the nutrients you get from food and bring you one step closer to your health and wellness goals (e.g immune support)1

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The Top 3 Reasons to Take Vitamins

Keep Our Bodies in Good Working Order

Vitamins work hard to keep our bodies functioning properly and they help support essential processes needed in our everyday lives. Each nutrient is on a mission to deliver health benefits that help you reach your wellness goals.1

Protecting Cells

Nutrients, like antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, Selenium and Zinc help to protect cells from oxidative stress.

Cover Your Nutritional Bases

We do our best to eat healthy, but sometimes we are too busy to eat properly. A multivitamin can help support your daily requirements for some of the essential vitamins and minerals.

What Can Vitamins Do for You?

Support Immunity

Good nutrition help to support the normal function of the immune system. Your immune system is supported by what you put into your body, and certain nutrients are known for their immune-supporting benefits.

Nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Zinc can help contribute to the normal function of the immune system.ii

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Support a Healthy Metabolism

Vitamins such as Biotin collaborate with other enzymes in your body to support the metabolism of protein, fats, and carbohydrates. Staying physically active and eating a healthy diet also help to maintain a healthy metabolism—factors that are important in supporting your overall health.iii

Support the Maintenance of Strong Bones

You probably already know that calcium is critical for normal healthy bones. But did you know that vitamin D contributes to normal adsorption of calcium and phosphorus and so also supports normal bone strength.

The skin produces vitamin D following direct exposure to sunlight, but the necessary use of sunscreen, weak winter sunlight, and poor skin absorption all work against production of this vital nutrient.

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Helping to Meet Your Nutritional Needs

Committing to a new eating habit or lifestyle can feel rewarding. Multivitamin supplements can help to support your nutritional needs. Read on to see which nutrients get weeded out of some of the most popular diets.

Paleo

While the Paleolithic (Paleo) diet eliminates a lot of refined and processed foods—leading culprits of poor health in Western diets-the exclusion of whole grains and dairy may result in shortfalls of calcium, vitamin D, B12 and B6. Within the Paleo diet, you can consume Broccoli, which is high in Calcium and B6, and Mushrooms, which are high in Vitamin D and B12. You can further support this diet with multivitamins like Centrum Advance, Centrum Men and Centrum Women which contain nutrients such as Calcium and Vitamin D, which can help you maintain normal healthy bones5 and B12 and B6, which assist in the release of energy8.

Multivitamins are intended to supplement your diet and should not be regarded as a substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle.

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Keto

The keto (ketogenic) diet is popular thanks to its high protein, high fat, and minimal carbohydrate strategy that helps with weight loss. But due to the carbohydrate restrictions, keto eliminates a lot of fruit from your diet. Also its reduction of grains means you miss out on fortified products that contain thiamine, folate, and magnesium.vi

Within the keto diet, you can consume Flaxseeds, which are high in thiamine, Eggs, which are high in folate and Almonds, which are high in magnesium. You can further support this diet with multivitamins like Centrum Advance, Centrum Men and Centrum Women which contain thiamine, to support normal heart function14, folate, to support normal blood formation2 and magnesium, which contributes to normal muscle function3

Multivitamins are intended to supplement your diet should not be regarded as a substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle.

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Vegetarian

While there are lots of great vegetarian options, you can still miss some of the nutrients commonly found in meat and poultry, like vitamin B12 and iron. And if you're eliminating fish, your diet could be short on omega-3 fatty acids.vii

Within a vegetarian diet you can consume spinach which contains iron as well as lentils which contain vitamin B12.

You can further support your diet with multivitamins like Centrum Advance, Centrum Men and Centrum Women which contain vitamin B128 which can help release energy from food as well as iron2 which support the regular formation of red blood cells .

Multivitamins are intended to supplement your diet should not be regarded as a substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle.

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Vegan

More people are choosing to eliminate animal products from their diets altogether. While plant-based diets are rich in fruits and vegetables, they remove some of the best sources of iron and vitamin B12. Plus, without dairy, there are fewer available sources of calcium and vitamin D.viii

Within a Vegan diet you can consume leeks which contain iron, beetroot which contains B12 and mushrooms which contain vitamin D.

A multivitamin like a multivitamin like Centrum Advance, Centrum Men and Centrum Women is high in Iron2 which helps the regular formation of red blood cells, vitamin B128 which helps release energy from food and vitamin D1 which helps to support the normal function of the immune system.

Multivitamins are intended to supplement your diet should not be regarded as a substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle.

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Getting Enough Nutrients

What might it look like if we followed our nutrient reference value (NRV) for some of these nutrients?

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10 mg Zinc
=
2 Oysters

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5 µg of Vitamin D
=
¼ Can of Pink Salmon

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375 mg of Magnesium
=
1 Cup of Almonds

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75 µg of Vitamin K
=
3 Leaves of Spinach

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55 µg of Selenium
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½ Fillet of Halibut

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80 mg Vitamin C
=
1 Orange

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1.4 mg of Vitamin B6
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1 Cup of Chickpeas

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2.5 mcg of Vitamin B12^
=
1.5 Cups of Non-fat Greek Yogurt

Multivitamins are intended to supplement your diet and should not be regarded as a substitute for a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.

  1.  Contains vitamin D which contributes to the normal function of the immune system
  2.  Contains Iron which contributes to normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin
  3.  Contains Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D which contributes to normal muscle function
  4.  Contains Vitamin B6 to help regulate hormonal activity
  5.  Contains Calcium, Vitamin D and Vitamin K to help maintain normal strong bones
  6.  Contains Vitamin D essential for normal growth and development of bones in children
  7.  Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium and Zinc all contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress
  8.  Contains vitamin B6 and B12 to help release energy from food and contribute to overall health
  9.  Contains vitamin D, C and zinc which contributes to the normal function of the immune system
  10.    Biotin and zinc contribute to the normal metabolism of fats, protein and carbohydrates
  11.    Biotin and zinc help to maintain normal hair and skin. Selenium helps to support normal nails.
  12.    Pantothenic Acid contributes to normal mental performance.
  13.    Vitamin A and riboflavin help support normal vision
  14.    Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) to support normal heart function
  15.    Vitamin B12 which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  16.    Iron contributes to normal cognitive function.

The profiling is only for the recommendation of suitable products. No data is stored.

†Based on worldwide value sales of the Centrum range. For verification please contact customer.relations@gsk.com

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