Here Are Some of the Main Reasons Why You Should Take a Multivitamin
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Nicole Avena

Looking for ways to eat healthier?

It can be a challenge in today’s world.

A major part of the problem involves the quality of the nutrients you derive from the foods you eat. This is largely, but not entirely, influenced by your diet.

Though there are myriad diets in our society, many people fall into one of these two general diet categories.

A Tale of Two Diets: Do You Have a Happy or SAD Diet?

The SAD Diet

The standard American diet (SAD) is filled with highly allergenic foods, many of which are laced with artificial chemicals. This diet typically is high in sodium, refined sugars, omega-6 fatty acids, trans fats, and excess calories. It’s also low in the vitally important omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA.

People who maintain a diet loaded with simple carbohydrates (such as bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, fruit juices, and sugar) have an increased risk for problems with their digestive system, liver, pancreas, heart, circulation, and overall brain health.

The SAD diet is largely composed of unhealthy foods that are:

  • Highly processed
  • Pro-inflammatory
  • Artificially colored and sweetened
  • High glycemic index
  • Low in fiber
  • Laden with hormones
  • Pesticide sprayed
  • Tainted with antibiotics

In addition to its potentially harmful effects, this diet can prematurely age your brain and increase your risk for many mental and physical issues.

The Happy Diet

No, I’m not talking about a Happy Meal at McDonald’s. I’m talking about whole foods that can help support your energy, cognition, and mood.

Your brain requires foods that are high in vitamins, essential minerals, and other nutrients to help meet its huge energy requirements throughout the day. A healthy diet should include plenty of fresh vegetables, seeds, nuts, berries, beans, free-range poultry, grass-fed meats, and wild caught, cold-water fish. This diet tends to be higher in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

But even those who try to eat a healthy diet may find it challenging to get all the nutrients they need daily.


Here are just a few of the many reasons:

Environmental Toxins

There’s a broad array of toxic substances that can get into our foods. For starters, our water can be polluted or tainted (with lead, arsenic, or other harmful substances).

Cadmium can be found in soils treated with synthetic fertilizers and near industrial waste sites. Pesticides, including organochlorines and organophosphates, and herbicides, such as glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup weed killer) can be present in soils used to grow food crops.

Soil Depletion

Soil depletion is a serious issue that many farmers face today. Modern foods are typically grown in poor soil that’s been depleted of its nutrient content. Sadly, decades of yielding fruits and vegetables with fewer and fewer nutrients has led to the advent of processed and genetically modified foods.


GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are living organisms whose genetic material has been manipulated artificially in a lab via genetic engineering. In agriculture, GMOs have been artificially engineered to withstand the direct application of certain herbicides.

Some believe that the genetic engineering process may cause unnatural alterations in a plant’s metabolic pathways or its own naturally occurring proteins, which may lead to the production of toxins or allergens in food. Most GMOs grown around the globe are genetically modified for herbicide tolerance, which has resulted in greater herbicide use.

Use of the toxic herbicide Roundup has increased dramatically since GMOs were introduced. Additionally, GMO crops have played a role in creating “superweeds” and “superbugs,” which must be controlled with potent toxic poisons.

Genetic Individuality

Due to genetic individuality, some people need more of certain vitamins and minerals than the average person does. Without extensive testing, it may be impossible to know what nutrients you’re deficient in so that you can increase intake of those nutrients in your daily diet.

Food Shortages

Supply chain issues and food shortages may be affecting your ability to get healthy foods from your local grocery store or health food store. Since these issues are expected to continue for the foreseeable future, it may be necessary to seek out alternative methods of securing the foods you need, such as ordering them from an online delivery service or purchasing fruits and vegetables from a local farmer’s market.

Since so many American foods are grown in poor soils, sprayed with poisons, and technologically manipulated, even those who eat a relatively healthy diet may find it challenging to get all the nutrients they need. So, what can help? One thing is nutritional support.

Nutritional Support

Numerous large population surveys have documented that the foods currently available aren’t providing enough of the nutrients the brain and body need. Despite your best efforts to follow a healthy diet, many foods are so low in nutrients that you’ll always have a gap in nutrition.

That’s where dietary supplements come in – they help fill the gaps in your diet with the nutrients you’re missing by only eating foods.

The foundation of every vitamin regimen should be a high-quality, broad-spectrum multivitamin and multimineral supplement. BrainMD offers the premium multivitamin…

NeuroVite Plus

Take a Multivitamin 2 BrainMD’s NeuroVite Plus is the first and only daily multivitamin that contains over 50 vitamins, minerals, and plant extracts developed through clinical studies. NeuroVite Plus was formulated to provide whole-body wellness with additional key brain-healthy nutrients. It offers advanced nutrition in a way that far surpasses big-box store or drugstore multivitamins.

5 Benefits of NeuroVite Plus

Though the benefits of this dynamic, broad-spectrum multivitamin are numerous, NeuroVite Plus can support your daily health by:

  • Nourishing your body’s cells, tissues, and organs with a wide range of essential and conditionally essential nutrients, all important for energy, health, and survival
  • Going beyond other multiples to further promote optimal brain function with important phytonutrients that help sustain brain cells
  • Supporting the health of all the body’s organ systems with the full range of vitamins, the essential dietary minerals (except iron and copper), lutein and zeaxanthin for the brain and eyes, resveratrol and hesperidin for the brain and circulation, and coenzyme Q10 (“CoQ”) for the heart
  • Shoring up the body’s antioxidant defenses with vitamins C and E, the essential minerals zinc, selenium, and manganese, the conditionally essential alpha lipoic acid, CoQ, lutein and zeaxanthin
  • Including a careful selection of beneficial food concentrates, as well as digestive enzymes to help ensure digestion and absorption

But Wait, There’s More…

In addition to high doses of core ingredients, NeuroVite Plus rounds out its formulation with two proprietary blends developed by Dr. Daniel Amen:

  • Fruit and Vegetable Blend – promotes antioxidant versatility
  • Digestive Enzyme Blend – supports healthy digestion

Scientifically formulated with optimally bioavailable nutrients in their best-utilized and most effective forms, NeuroVite Plus is the only daily multivitamin for men and women that delivers comprehensive brain-boosting benefits.

Feed Your Brain

The modern diet isn’t providing sufficient average intakes of various essential nutrients. While failing to get enough of these vitamins and essential nutrients may lead to serious, long-term health issues, feeding your brain and body with healthy foods and high-quality supplements can provide tremendous nutritional health support for you and everyone in your family.

Nutritional research makes clear that everyone can benefit from taking a multiple vitamin-mineral supplement that’s concentrated, naturally derived, and made with integrity.

For all the above, take NeuroVite Plus daily.

At BrainMD, we’re dedicated to providing the highest purity nutrients to improve your physical health and overall well-being. For more information about NeuroVite Plus and our full list of brain healthy supplements, please visit us at BrainMD.

Keith Rowe