New Research Confirms Multivitamin and Mineral Supplements Increase the Benefits of a Healthy Diet

Recent Australian research has revealed that healthy diets are enhanced by supplementing with vitamins and minerals.1

We are often told that you can’t outrun a bad diet, and unfortunately, you can’t simply out-supplement it, either. Studies have shown that foods high in trans fats pose a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease, while diets high in fruit and vegetables are associated with a lower risk.2

It has already long been established that on its own, a healthy diet can positively impact health. As can the use of vitamin and mineral supplements, with research on supplements such as magnesium being found to reduce the risk of stroke, heart failure and diabetes.3

However, the joint effects of the use of supplements in conjunction with a healthy diet have not been studied – until now.

A 2021 Australian longitudinal study of 69,990 participants examined the effects of a healthy diet together with multivitamin supplementation. Results showed that those who had a healthy diet, combined with calcium supplementation, had a lower risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease.1

Calcium and a healthy diet

This research suggests that calcium consumption may be a strategy to decrease obesity.1

It is proposed that these effects are the result of calcium’s role in regulating fat metabolism, cell turnover, thermogenesis and gut microbiome composition.1 It must be noted that those with an unhealthy diet did not receive these same beneficial associations, even though they also took supplements.1

Fish oil and a healthy diet

Supplementing with fish oil alongside a long-term healthy diet was also found to reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease.1 These affects are attributed to the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil – alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) – which reduce reduce triglyceride levels and plaque formation in the arteries.1

So, how can Good Green Vitality help?

Designed to help fill the gaps in our modern diets, Good Green Vitality contains over 75+ plant foods, vitamins, minerals, adaptogens and probiotics, being formulated by leading health experts the ingredients have been specially chosen for their efficacy.

Each serve contains 165mg of plant-based calcium, sourced from red marine algae. A 10g serve contributes 14% towards the recommended dietary intake of calcium (NRV, 2014).4 Good Green Vitality also contains high levels of vitamin A, C, D, B vitamins and selenium, which all play an essential role in overall health and vitality.

Although no supplement can truly replace a healthy diet, Good Green Vitality is the comprehensive multivitamin supplement which can support good health when used synergistically with a balanced diet. Click here to shop with your local distributor today.

References: 

  1. Xu, X., Shi, Z., Liu, G., Chang, D., Inglis, S. C., Hall, J. J., Schutte, A. E., Byles, J. E., & Parker, D. (2021). The Joint Effects of Diet and Dietary Supplements in Relation to Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease over a 10-Year Follow-Up: A Longitudinal Study of 69,990 Participants in Australia. Nutrients, 13(3), 944.
  2. Chareonrungrueangchai, K., Wongkawinwoot, K., Anothaisintawee, T., & Reutrakul, S. (2020). Dietary factors and risks of cardiovascular diseases: An umbrella review. Nutrients, 12(4), 1088.
  3. Fang, X., Wang, K., Han, D., He, X., Wei, J., Zhao, L., … Wang, F. (2016). Dietary magnesium intake and the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and all-cause mortality: a dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. BMC Medicine, 14(1), 210.
  4. Calcium [Internet]. Nutrient Reference Values. 2014. [cited 2021, May 31]. Available from: https://www.nrv.gov.au/nutrients/calcium

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