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The biggest misconceptions about multivitamins | Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN The mindbodygreen Podcast

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Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN: “Taking a multivitamin [is like] brushing your teeth. If you don't brush your teeth daily, whole body health is going to break down pretty quickly."
Ferira, mbg's Director of Scientific Affairs, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the multivitamin red flags you shouldn't ignore, plus:
- The connection between multivitamins & longevity* (14:28)
- Why you should avoid gummy multivitamins (22:38)
- How to know if your multivitamin is actually high-quality (24:07)
- Why gender- or age-specific labels don't make sense (31:24)
- The best time of day to take a multivitamin (36:05)

Referenced in the episode:
- mbg Podcast episode #347, with Ferira on vitamin D.
- A study showing people who used multivitamins daily had a significant reduction in multiple micronutrient inadequacies.*
- Abstract for COSMOS trial multivitamin study at the Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease 2021 conference.
- NHANES data demonstrating national nutritional gaps for many essential vitamins and minerals.
- A study showing multivitamins' positive effects on cognitive function, specifically memory.*
- A study showing multivitamins' positive link with telomere length & longevity.*
- Physician's Health Study II assessing clinical trial effects of multivitamins on health.*
- Ferira's mbg article on common mistakes multivitamins make.

Don't forget to use the code MULTIPOD to save 25% off mbg's ultimate multivitamin+. Our premium, comprehensive, and gentle formula optimizes the dose and bioavailability of each ingredient to promote nutritional sufficiency for life—a one-stop shop, if you will.* To learn more, visit mindbodygreen.com/multivitamin.

Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN: “Taking a multivitamin [is like] brushing your teeth. If you don't brush your teeth daily, whole body health is going to break down pretty quickly."
Ferira, mbg's Director of Scientific Affairs, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss the multivitamin red flags you shouldn't ignore, plus:
- The connection between multivitamins & longevity* (14:28)
- Why you should avoid gummy multivitamins (22:38)
- How to know if your multivitamin is actually high-quality (24:07)
- Why gender- or age-specific labels don't make sense (31:24)
- The best time of day to take a multivitamin (36:05)

Referenced in the episode:
- mbg Podcast episode #347, with Ferira on vitamin D.
- A study showing people who used multivitamins daily had a significant reduction in multiple micronutrient inadequacies.*
- Abstract for COSMOS trial multivitamin study at the Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease 2021 conference.
- NHANES data demonstrating national nutritional gaps for many essential vitamins and minerals.
- A study showing multivitamins' positive effects on cognitive function, specifically memory.*
- A study showing multivitamins' positive link with telomere length & longevity.*
- Physician's Health Study II assessing clinical trial effects of multivitamins on health.*
- Ferira's mbg article on common mistakes multivitamins make.

Don't forget to use the code MULTIPOD to save 25% off mbg's ultimate multivitamin+. Our premium, comprehensive, and gentle formula optimizes the dose and bioavailability of each ingredient to promote nutritional sufficiency for life—a one-stop shop, if you will.* To learn more, visit mindbodygreen.com/multivitamin.

Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

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