An Apple a Day....
…keeps the doctor away. The first printed mention of this saying can be found in the February 1866 issue of the publication "Notes and Queries." The publication printed the proverb like this: "Eat an apple on going to bed, and you'll keep the doctor from earning his bread." Nearly 150 years later, variations of this adage are still quoted. It's unlikely that the saying would have maintained such popularity if there wasn't some truth to it, right? Apples – and all fruits, vegetables, and whole foods, for that matter – provide the essential nutrients that we need on a daily basis to thrive.
While we should always strive to maintain a good diet, in today’s chaotic world, many of us rely on fast and processed foods and a not-so-well-balanced diet. Therefore, not surprisingly, we do not get the daily recommended allowance of vitamins and minerals that are required for optimal health and wellness. As a result, nutritional gaps are common among the general population1. Additionally, there are life stages that require more of certain micronutrients than the average diet offers (i.e., folic acid during pregnancy and vitamin B12 in the elderly population)2. Multivitamin and mineral formulas help to bridge these nutrient gaps in daily diets and can provide benefits to the whole body. It has even been recommended by the US Department of Agriculture and US Department of Health and Human Services, in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, that “in certain cases, fortified foods and dietary supplements may be useful in providing one or more nutrients that otherwise might be consumed in less than recommended amounts.3”
Convenience – A Single Daily Formula
Bluebonnet’s Super Earth® SingleDailyTM Multiple Caplets — in both iron and iron-free forms —provides most of the nutrients we should get from the foods we eat every day in one convenient caplet. This cutting-edge, whole food based formula offers essential vitamins, minerals and enzymes from unique, kosher-certified, plant-based ingredients, such as adaptogenic and immune-boosting herbs from the garden, greens from nutrient-dense spirulina, chlorella and chlorophyll, lycopene from tomatoes and potent anti-aging antioxidants from pomegranate fruit and sprout phytonutrients. The scientifically relevant amounts of important nutrients help close the nutritional gap in our daily diets with the convenience of a one-a-day formula. Unlike ordinary multiples, whole food based multiples like Bluebonnet’s Super Earth® SingleDailyTM Multiple Caplets provide a cornucopia of plant super foods with all the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients necessary for complete and balanced daily nutrition.
So if you agree and feel that you should be getting most of your nutrients from the foods you eat every day and want dietary supplements to support that philosophy, look to Bluebonnet’s Super Earth® SingleDailyTM Multiple Caplets that are filled with a harvest of whole food essentials, including vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, to meet those needs and is the perfect answer to today’s busy, stressful lifestyles.
1. Ward E. Addressing nutritional gaps with multivitamin and mineral supplements. Nutrition Journal. 2014; 13:72.
2. National Institutes of Health. Multivitamin/mineral Supplements. 2013. Accessed from http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/list-all/MVMs/ on 9/23/14.
3. U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. 7th Edition, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, December 2010.