Being a parent is often akin to being a master multi‐tasker. While doing 100 different things at once can help you achieve a lot more in a shorter space of time, it can potentially also affect your health and well-being. Taking a daily multivitamin may be one step in helping mums and dads give their bodies the support they may need when dealing with a hectic lifestyle.
Multivitamins provide the body with the nutrients it needs (and may not be getting)
As parents, and especially as mums, we tend to take care of everyone else but neglect our own health by replacing breakfast with coffee, eating on the run or relying on sugary treats to help get us through our busy days. When your diet isn’t as good as it should be, multivitamins may help fill nutritional gaps ensuring your body gets what it needs to function well.
Multivitamins support energy production
B vitamins are key nutrients in a good multivitamin and are required to convert the food we eat into the energy we need to get us through the day.
Multivitamins may counter the stress of multi‐tasking
According to a recent study involving over 200 busy women, taking a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement increases the ability to multitask and reduces associated fatigue and moodiness.1 Some of the B vitamins and other nutrients found in multis, play an important role in the production of neurotransmitters, which regulate our mental processes and possibly mood.
Multivitamins support our immune defences
Continual stress can lower our immune defences and make us more vulnerable to falling ill. Various vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D3 and zinc all play a key role in supporting the function of our immune system in various ways and may help keep us healthy. Let’s face it, busy mums and dads really can’t afford to be sick.