Multivitamins can play an important role when nutritional requirements are not met through diet alone. We offer a wide range of vitamins and mineral supplements for all your health needs.

Vitamins and minerals are micronutrients that your body needs to grow and develop normally. However, these micronutrients are not produced in our bodies and must be derived from the food we eat.

There are 13 vitamins your body needs. They are:

  • Vitamin A
  • B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate)
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K

You can usually get all your vitamins from the foods you eat. A diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, good protein packages, and healthful fats should provide most of the nutrients needed for good health. But not everyone manages to eat a healthful diet. People who eat a vegetarian diet may need to take a vitamin B12 supplement.

Each vitamin has specific jobs. If you have low levels of certain vitamins, you may get health problems. For example, if you don't get enough vitamin C, you could become anemic. Some vitamins may help prevent medical problems. Vitamin A prevents night blindness.

To learn more about the function of each vitamin and which foods are good sources, please visit MedlinePlus or Fact Sheets.

For a comprehensive list of vitamin and mineral intake levels for older adults, click here.