Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) in AustraliaThe RDI in Australia is calculated on the average daily dietary intake that’s considered ‘sufficient’ to meet the nutrient requirements of nearly all healthy individuals. The RDI does not reflect the amount of nutrients that you as an individual may need on a daily basis for optimal health. Taking into consideration the state of our food, plus the lifestyle choices, dietary plans and physical activity we choose, existing health conditions, and variations within age groups and genders, nutritional requirements will vary for each individual.
Micronutrients have a big impactMacronutrients, in the form of proteins, carbohydrates and fats provide major nutritional components that you need in large quantities, whereas micronutrients, in the form of vitamins and minerals, provide major nutritional components that you need in small quantities. Vitamins and minerals are considered essential nutrients, and by acting together, they perform hundreds of roles in your body. A deficiency of one micronutrient can have as much impact on your health as a macronutrient deficiency, think:
- iron and anaemia
- folic acid and spina bifida
- vitamin C and scurvy
- vitamin D and rickets
- calcium and osteoporosis
Specific types of multivitamins:
- Women’s Women’s nutritional requirements can be different to men’s. A women’s multivitamin should provide a good base of vitamins and minerals for general wellbeing while supporting health issues that concern women including hormonal variations, thyroid dysfunction, anti-ageing antioxidant support for healthy skin, strong healthy bones and healthy iron levels.
- Men’s Men’s nutritional requirements are typically higher than that of women’s. A men’s multivitamin should also provide a good base of vitamins and minerals for generalwellbeing while supporting health issues that concern men including prostate health, sexual dysfunction and to enhance normal, healthy male physiology and function for optimal performance in men.
- Children’s Children can be fussy eaters or suffer from various food allergies or intolerances so a children’s multivitamin provides broad spectrum nutrients that may be missing in the diet. Consequences of poor nutrition include failure to thrive, intellectual difficulties and childhood obesity.
- Prenatal, Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Nutritional demands are greatly increased during pregnancy and breastfeeding for both the mother, and to support the growth and development of the unborn baby/newborn, and should include B vitamins, choline, folic acid, iron, iodine, zinc and vitamin D, amongst others.
- 50+ Multi Specifically designed to meet the requirements of men and women over 50 years of age by supporting cardiovascular, bone, immune and nervous system health, cognitive function, blood sugar management and energy production.
Mr Vitamins recommendsHerbs of Gold Products
- Women’s Multi
- Men’s Multi
- Children’s Multi Care
- Pregnancy Plus 1-2-3
- Active 50+ Multi
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