Multivitamins: Getting the Balance Right

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:20 pm
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Naturopath Melanie Jaye from Eden Naturopathy talked the importance of Multi-vitamins during her chat with Mike this morning.

It’s a topic of contention, Mel says, “people often say to me, my diet is fine, I don’t need one (multivitamin), but then I ask are you really eating five serves of vegetables a day?”

Melanie says there are numerous health benefits to multivitamins including, “helping with general well-being, fatigue and on-going stress.”

Choosing a multivitamin suitable for our own needs can often leave us scratching our head, particularly when faced with a wall of vitamins in the Super Market or Health Shop. Then we start questioning whether this bottle of vitamins is going to make a difference.

Melanie says, “don’t buy the cheapest, you’ve got one body, you want to take care of it. I would rather someone spent more money, bought a better product, which has better ingredients and nutrients and is absorbed better.” If money is an issue “use it every second day.”

Yes age is a factor when choosing a multivitamin.

Mel says, “children and adolescents have different needs from the elderly, while women and men require different multis as well.”


Listener, Connie queried the correct multi-vitamin for women in their 40’s. Mel replied, “we all know we need the B Vitamins but for women specifically I’d be looking at a multivitamin with a little bit of iodine, this is going to help with hormonal support and PMS. Iron as well, “many women of all ages need to be looking at their iron status.”

Want to know more?

You can listen to the full chat with Melanie Jaye on Podcasts.

Didn’t get your questioned answered? Don’t worry we haven’t forgotten! Mel will be back in a fortnight to answer all your health questions! If you’d like to get in early, you can leave your question for Mel in the box below!

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