Vitamins D & E Go To Your Head

Bodybuilders and dieters have been known to count out daily allotments of protein, carbs and fat by the gram. But a lot of people don't pay much attention to the micronutrients we consume in the form of vitamins and minerals. As evidence, it's been theorized that half the global population could be deficient in vitamin D. A new study published in the Archives of Neurology illustrates the benefits of smart nutrition.

Researchers tracked the dietary intake of 5,395 seniors for 10 years. Analyzing the results, they found that subjects with the highest average intakes of vitamin E were 25% less likely to suffer mental decline. Another study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that low levels of vitamin D can increase the risk of cognitive decline.

True Strength Moment: If you're really focused on consuming five servings of fruits and vegetables every day, chances are you're getting a fair amount of the vitamins and minerals your body needs for numerous functions. Unfortunately, busy schedules keep most Americans from realizing this nutritional objective. That's where a high-potency multivitamin can help close the gap.
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Jul 31, 2010
Vit-D, check. Vit-E, check. Multi, check. Looks like I'm doing pretty good. :)