Nutritional Needs: Management
Managing Nutritional Needs
Several strategies exist to reduce nutritional shortfalls, optimize health and well-being, and lower the risk of diet-related conditions.
A Nutritious Diet
A nutritious diet
A nutritious diet that includes recommended servings from all the food groups helps to satisfy macronutrient and micronutrient needs.1 However, even well-designed eating patterns sometimes may fail to achieve suggested intakes for a variety of vitamins and nutrients.2
The nutrients available in foods, naturally or through fortification, are beneficial to the body only when people consume them on a regular basis.1 In reality, few people are able to adhere to a nutritious diet plan either by choice or because of circumstances, increased nutrient needs, or both.3
Dietary Supplements bridge nutrient gaps
Many health organizations, including the Endocrine Society4 and the World Health Organization,1 recommend dietary supplements to help bridge nutrient gaps. Although multivitamins cannot bridge gaps in macronutrient intake, nearly all adults may benefit from regular consumption of a multivitamin and mineral supplement along with a healthy eating plan5 to help guard against nutrient insufficiency.
Multiple studies2,6,7 have identified that multivitamin use increases nutrient status and decreases risk for vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Centrum Multivitamin and Mineral Supplements
Centrum multivitamin and mineral supplements support health.8 Centrum products are age- and gender-specific to help health care professionals better personalize recommendations for their patients.
Centrum Forte Essentials - Adult is a multivitamin and mineral supplement with key micronutrients to help support energy metabolism, immune function, and overall health.8 Nutrient needs evolve during the lifecycle and start to differ for males and females with time.9 Centrum products designed specifically for men and for women over age 50 are tailored to their changing needs and help to deliver the vital micronutrients this age group needs, including vitamins A, C, D, B6, B12, C, folate and zinc, selenium, copper, and iron.8