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Do I need to take a multivitamin tablet?

If you frequently eat reined or "junk" foods, skip breakfast, eat sugary snacks, or drink a lot of soft drinks or coffee, you may feel that taking a multivitamin can help you bridge the gap between your usual diet and a diet that is optimal for your health. However, there are many nutritional needs that cannot be addressed by popping a pill, for example:

You may choose to take a multivitamin for extra "nutritional insurance," but no pill can supplant your need for healthful whole foods. The World's Healthiest Foods provide the full natural spectrum of nutrients in the appropriate balance for your body's ability to use them effectively to promote health. In addition, pills do not contain nutrients that have not yet even been identified, while whole foods are replete with all the health-promoting compounds that will ever be discovered!

Our website is full of tools to help you develop instant and long-term strategies for meeting your nutritional needs: