Even the most comprehensive diet plans often fall short of meeting all the daily needs of nutrition intake for anyone from children to adults. Reasons for these imbalances include such as improper diets plans, too much fast and convenient food consumption, not enough fruits and vegetables being featured prominently in the daily diet.
Here is where the nutritional support of vitamins can come in handy. However it would be a folly to simply assume and all vitamins are suitable for everyone in the same types and dosages.
Some considerations should be made such as lifestyles, availability of natural food products, individual health concerns and other factors that play a dominant role in deciding the suitable vitamin regimen to be consumed.
Almost all medical experts still believe the best source of vitamins is still from natural foods but for a variety of reasons it is not always possible to get the daily requirement through this one source, thus the need to create a balance with the addition of vitamins into the daily nutrition regimen.
Most experts advocate the consumption of a daily dose of multivitamins, which is usually enough to adequately address any deficiency, if the individual is already on a fairly healthy diet plan.
However if the individual is already on other medication treating other medical conditions this may not be a suitable option to consider. Some vitamins do not react well to certain medications and this should be carefully considered to avoid any adverse effects to the body system while taking both without a doctor’s consultation.
Lactating women and pregnant women require a whole range of other vitamins to help balance any deficiencies. Similarly those who are in an older age group, may also require higher doses of vitamins or a different variety when compared to the younger group, as older people tend to eat less and their daily diets often do not contain all the necessary vitamins that the body needs.