One of our most recommended supplements is NutriKey’s Twice Per Day and we often get the question of whether a multi is necessary. Today we want to share some details on our favorite multi and why you might consider taking one if you aren’t already (or give you that extra motivation to keep taking yours!).
NutriKey’s Twice Per Dayis a professional-grade multivitamin formula high in methylated B vitamins to help fuel your busy life. It is formulated with bioavailable ingredients, which means your body doesn’t have to work as hard to use the nutrients. The B vitamins are already in their active forms and your body can just use them right away because it doesn’t have to convert them! Minerals require certain amino acids for absorption, so we include those amino acids right in the capsule, that way your body doesn’t have to wait to get them from your food before utilizing the minerals.
Twice Per Day can be taken as a single dose if that is easier for you, but we designed it as two capsules so it can be split into two doses if you want to replenish the water-soluble vitamins throughout the day. One cap at breakfast and lunch is what we recommend!
Why should I take a multivitamin? Even those who are eating a healthy diet full of colorful fruits and veggies are likely not getting enough nutrients to cover all their nutritional needs. Here’s why:
Our soil is no longer as nutrient and mineral dense due to commercial farming practices
Some chronic illnesses, digestive issues, medications, and our natural aging process can also hinder our ability to absorb nutrients from our food
Certain lifestyles (like athletes!) and stages of life will require more nutrients than the average person
A good multivitamin can help fill in these nutritional gaps and may support:
General wellbeing, mood, and energy levels
Digestive health and gastrointestinal function
Healthy immune function
Healthy hair, skin, and nails
LEARN MORE Here are some frequently asked questions we often get about multivitamins:
Should I take both caps at once or split the dose?
Taking your capsules throughout the day provides some extra benefit, but we always say that it’s better to take them than to forget them, so do the single dose of two capsules if that’s easiest!
Fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) build up in the body over time. Your body stores them in your fat cells and uses them as needed. Water-soluble vitamins (B and C) get flushed out of the system and should be taken every day to replenish. Since Twice Per Day is high in B vitamins we recommend splitting the dose to refuel throughout the day.
Why is my urine bright yellow after taking this product?
Your urine may be bright yellow after taking B vitamins because they are water soluble. Whatever your body doesn’t use it flushes out. We recommend taking B vitamins with food, so they move more slowly through your digestive tract which gives your body more time to absorb them.
Why can’t I get my nutrients from my food?
We always recommend starting with your food first because we do get most of our nutrients and health benefits from what’s at the end of our fork. Our sister company, Nutritional Weight and Wellness, is on a mission to help people eat real food in balance. From classes, to podcasts, to one on one support, the licensed Nutritionists and Dietitians at NWW are here to help you make the connection between what you eat and how you feel. And NutriKey is here to supplement that journey when you need a little extra help! Here are some reasons why you may need to fill in the gap with what comes in a cap:
Soil: Commercial soil has been depleted of its natural nutrients and minerals due to large scale farming techniques. A tip to get a little extra boost of nutrients from your food is to eat organic or free range, because that soil is less likely to have been stripped, sprayed, or modified for mass production.
Sugar: The body uses up your hard-earned nutrients and minerals to process sugar and processed foods. Another way to boost your nutrient profile naturally is to eat fewer of these foods so you don’t use up your reserves!
Cooking: In some cases, the way we prepare our food also depletes the nutrients. Depending on the food – cooking, baking, roasting, microwaving, reheating, freezing, or boiling can damage the nutrients and decrease their nutritional value. A tip to get the most out of your food is to use different cooking methods: a little raw and a little roasted will give that diversity to your gut.
Why do I need more nutrients at certain times in life?
Aging: As we age our body needs more nutrients to accomplish the same tasks, and it gets harder to absorb those nutrients both from food and vitamins. A multivitamin with ingredients specifically designed for easy absorption is a good way to help fill in those gaps.
Athletes: For the athletes out there, your body is using more nutrients than the average person! You need some extra minerals and nutrients to supplement your diet. It’s also a good idea to supplement with protein to support your workout routine.
Illness:For anyone with chronic illness, digestive issues, or healing from a recent surgery – your body is working overtime to help you heal! It needs all the nutrients it can get to support the extra work it’s doing. If digestive issues are a factor, you also aren’t absorbing well. And some medications can further block absorption of nutrients. Adding a multivitamin with easy absorption will give you extra support without the extra work of converting poorly designed ingredients.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding: you now need nutrients for TWO people! It’s hard enough getting nutrients for one, now you have another whole body to consider. Taking a multivitamin will not only give you more energy to take care of your newest addition, but you will be passing on those nutrients to their little body as well.
Do I need to take other supplements if I am taking a multivitamin?
A multivitamin will give you a broad array of nutrients but in some cases your body just needs a larger amount of something that we can’t fit into two capsules. Calcium and magnesium are two that come to mind. Your body needs larger quantities of those for all the processes and structures that use them, so we recommend taking a separate supplement to address those requirements.
Here’s a few hundred other reasons why adding these basics will give you a healthy foundation: