If there is one thing that I always recommend, it is to make sure you take a multivitamin.
For me, it is a safety net. Lets get serious, the only thing that was nutritious and delicious after my daughter was born some days… was my breast milk.
And to make sure that I was eating the right foods, in order to meet my vitamin and mineral needs, was a struggle.
Especially as a new mom, breastfeeding, my body was leaching all my nutrients to make sure baby was taken care of first. And some days, I could feel it!
But for those moms who don’t have a new baby, the story is not much different. You are eating left overs off of princess and Lightening McQueen plates, and taking time to make your own food that meets daily nutritional requirements can be a struggle.
Multivitamin, minerals, and antioxidants
High-absorption and -bioavailability formula
- Improves immunity
- Enhances stress resistance
- Improves general health
- Slows the aging process
My notes about taking a Multivitamin:
1. Let’s talk about quality. Most multivitamins are full of fillers and basically CRAP. SO you spend a little less, but receive no nutritional benefits. Watch out for this first! Total defence can be broken easily in your hand, thus will easily be digested.
The major reason we need it is that it helps to transport oxygen throughout the body. If you’re not getting sufficient oxygen in the body, you’re going to become fatigued. Exhaustion can affect everything from your brain function to your immune system’s ability to fight off infections. If you’re pregnant, severe iron deficiency may increase your baby’s risk of being born too early, or smaller than normal.
It looks great when your multivitamin has iron in it, because it will affect your ability to absorb things like calcium. So you should take your Iron alone, and away from other supplements.
Look at this major vitamin brand, there is iron right it it. Which means that calcium women NEED will not be absorbed
If you look at the ingredients of Total Defence, there is NO iron added into the formula!
3. Vitamin B12. This is an essential vitamin, and there are forms of this that are more bio-available. The two types are
a) methyl – cobalamine (GOOD)
b) cyanocobalamin (NOT GOOD)
You obviously want to take the one that will actually be absorbed into your body, and methyl-cobalmine is the B-12 that you will find in Total Defence.
4. Immune System
I think the reason this awesome vitamin is called Total Defence is not only because your covered for all your vitamin and mineral needs, but ALSO your immune function will be so much better. I rarely ever get sick and I swear by a good quality multivitamin. Total defence having numerous antioxidants in its recipe, is also why it is so beneficial.
Lets break it down,
Nutritional needs met+ body capable of functioning at optimal level = STRONG immune system
Therefor, YOU are better armed to fight off those flu and colds your kids bring home from the play ground
5. As an athlete recovery is important for me. If anything is lacking in my nutrion I can feel it. Im slower, weaker and my recovery is crap. I need to be fuelled properly, but again, Im a MOMMY athletes, so having a good multivitamin in my corner is key.
Bottom line, take a high quality vitamin and make sure you do your research!