Multivitamins + Zinc & Overall Wellbeing

What are Multivitamins?
A multivitamin is a supplement that combines different vitamins normally found in the foods you eat. It helps improve overall wellbeing, by bridging vitamin deficiencies that may be caused by poor nutrition, illness, pregnancy, digestive disorders, and other conditions1,2,3​
Benefits of Multivitamins + Zinc
Who should take Multivitamins?
While certain groups are more likely to lack specific vitamins and minerals, multivitamins are a good supplement that everyone can use to meet their nutritional intake, along with proper diet and exercise.
Multivitamins are especially helpful for:
People on the go​
People on the go​
Maintaining a well-balanced diet with sufficient nutrients may be challenging for those leading busy lives. Multivitamins help fill nutritional gaps and protect against the risks of chronic diseases2,3.
Fitness enthusiasts
Fitness enthusiasts
Routine exercise may speed up the depletion of vitamins and minerals in the body. Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, B-vitamins, Vitamin D, and antioxidants help fitness enthusiasts function at greater intensities4.
Vegans and vegetarians
Vegans and vegetarians
As Vitamin B12 is found primarily in animal foods, those who adhere to plant-based diets are at a higher risk of deficiency of this vitamin. They may also lack Calcium, Zinc, Iron, Vitamin D, and Omega-3 Fatty Acids3.
Older Adults
Older Adults
Vitamin B12 absorption can decrease with age. Also, older adults may need more Calcium and Vitamin D2,3.
Weight watchers
Weight watchers
Those who restrict their diet to lose weight or only eat select foods may not have the full range of micronutrients to support good health. Supplement a balanced diet with multivitamins and mineral supplements (VMS) to combat dietary deficits2,3.​
Those who are recovering from surgeries, or suffering from chronic conditions like IBS that don’t allow you to get all your nutrients from food alone, may also benefit from taking multivitamins2,3.
What ingredients to look for in a Multivitamin?
There are a variety of multivitamin supplements available in Philippines, catering to different needs. However, for sustained energy and to help support your immunity, this list contains a combination of some the most important ingredients to look for in a multivitamin.
Ascorbic Acid Women: 60 mg Men: 70 mg
Zinc Men: 6.5 mg Women: 4.6 mg
Vitamin E Adults: 10 mg
Niacin (Vitamin B3) Men: 16 mg Women: 14 mg
Pantothenic Acid​ Adults: 5 mg
Vitamin B6 20+: 1.3 mg 50+ men: 1.7 mg 50+ women: 1.6 mg
Vitamin B1 Men: 1.2 mg Women: 1.1 mg
Vitamin B2 Men: 1.3 mg Women: 1.1 mg
Vitamin B12 Adults: 2.4 mg
Folic Acid​ Adults: 400 µgDFE
What can I eat to get the vitamins and minerals I need?
While a multivitamin supplement conveniently combines all the important ingredients you need for everyday immunity and energy, you can also get them naturally from the foods you eat.
How strong in Vitamin C is your family’s favourite dish?
Select a dish. Discover its Vitamin C content.
Get a multivitamin boost​

PHI2194493 June 2021

PHI2194495 June 2021

ASC Ref Code:

A141P051421CS, A033P101821CS, A034P101821CS, A035P101821CS, A036P101821CS, A037P101821CS, A038P101821CS, A039P101821CS, A040P101821CS, A078P101821CS, A079P101821CS, A080P101821CS

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

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