Vitamin Supplements Necessary Even For Healthy People, Says

September 03, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Virginia Beach, VA – My Vitamin Guide (MVG), an online review of vitamins, supplements, herbal remedies and alternative medicine, announced today it has enhanced the vitamin supplements section of its website by describing the importance of taking the top two dozen vitamin supplements found in multi-vitamins today. Found online at, MVG provides consumers with free information on vitamins, herbal remedies, and the benefits of vitamin supplements as well as resources, news, advice, and content from medical professionals on more than 650 health concerns and illnesses.

“Healthy people wonder all the time: ‘Why should we take vitamin supplements?’ We answer this question and much more,” said MVG CEO Sam Knoll. “By providing information in a clear and easy-to-use way, we are helping people understand that even healthy people can benefit from taking vitamins supplements.”

The MVG vitamin supplements page, found at describe the potential importance of up to 24 top vitamin supplements consumed daily.

My Vitamin Guide reports that the typical Western diet often supplies less than adequate amounts of several essential vitamins and minerals. Recent nutrition surveys in the U.S. have found large numbers of people consume too little calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and, possibly, copper and manganese.

Weight-loss, pure vegetarian, macrobiotic, and several other diets place people at risk of deficiencies that vary with the type of diet. And, certain groups of people are at especially high risk of dietary deficiencies. Studies have found that elderly people living in their own homes have diets deficient in vitamin A and vitamin E, calcium, zinc, and occasionally, vitamin D, vitamin B1, and vitamin B2. Pre-menopausal women have been found often to consume low amounts of calcium, iron, vitamin A, and vitamin C.

My Vitamin Guide’s enhanced vitamin supplements section reports the potential importance of:

• Vitamin A
• Beta-carotene
• B-vitamins
• Folic acid
• Vitamin C
• Vitamin D
• Vitamin E
• Vitamin K
• Calcium
• Phosphorous
• Magnesium
• Potassium
• Iron
• Iodine
• Zinc
• Copper
• Manganese
• Chromium
• Selenium
• Molybdenum

Vitamin supplements can help prevent deficiencies in these vitamins and minerals when the diet is not adequate to provide all necessary nutrients. They can also provide amounts of nutrients larger than the diet can provide. Larger amounts of some nutrients may help to protect against future disease, says My Vitamin Guide.

About (MVG)
MVG provides articles and reviews on vitamins, supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative health therapies. MVG was founded by Sam Knoll, a vitamin industry veteran and author of the e-book, How to Buy Vitamins. All information is available to the public at