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The A-Z of multivitamins, and why they're an important part of a healthy lifestyle

A daily cocktail of essential vitamins and minerals in the form of a multivitamin might be exactly what the doctor ordered. And here's why...
The A-Z of multivitamins, and why they're an important part of a healthy lifestyle

Multivitamins have boomed in popularity in the past two decades, and for good reason.1 Several studies have found that multivitamins may improve memory in older adults2, slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration3, and may even reduce certain cancers4.

Multivitamins also fill any nutritional gaps your body might not be getting from diet alone. Multivitamins can also effectively boost your energy and vitality.5a Supplementing individuals with a multivitamin can also help improve cognitive and psychological functions. 5b

When it comes to choosing a multivitamin, the key is to look at the ingredients. Not all multivitamins are created equally and while some may be packed with vitamin D, magnesium, or calcium, they may be low in zinc, and iron.

The A-Z of multivitamins, and why they're an important part of a healthy lifestyle
Adcock Ingram has put together a multivitamin containing essential vitamins, with the launch of Bioplus Vit-ality Multivitamin, Mineral and Antioxidant Supplement for the maintenance of good health.6

The Bioplus® Vit-ality range is available at selected Dis-Chem and Clicks stores, as well as selected independent pharmacies nationwide. For more information, join the conversation on Facebook and visit


1.Gahche J, Bailey R, Burt V, et al. Dietary supplement use among U.S. adults has increased since NHANES III (1988-1994). NCHS Data Brief. 2011;(61):1-8.
2. Macpherson H, Silberstein R, Pipingas A. Neurocognitive effects of multivitamin supplementation on the steady state visually evoked potential (SSVEP) measure of brain activity in elderly women. Physiol Behav. 2012;107(3):346-354. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2012.08.006.
3.Evans JR, Lawrenson JG. Antioxidant vitamin and mineral supplements for slowing the progression of age-related macular degeneration. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012;11:CD000254. Published 2012 Nov 14. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD000254.pub3.
4. Anti-Cancer Supplements, Medically reviewed by Christina Chun, MPH - Written by Alex Snyder — Updated on September 18, 2018.
5a & b. Tardy AL, Pouteau E, Marquez D, Yilmaz C, Scholey A. Vitamins and Minerals for Energy, Fatigue and Cognition: A Narrative Review of the Biochemical and Clinical Evidence. Nutrients. 2020;12(1):228. Published 2020 Jan 16. doi:10.3390/nu12010228.
6. Bioplus Vit-ality- Multivitamin package insert. Adcock Ingram.

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