Vital Herb FAQs
Here at Vital Herb, we believe in the power of a natural, herbal way of life.
Naturally, there’s going to be questions about supplements and vitamins and their benefits, so we’ve put together the most frequently asked questions for you.
Multivitamins are supplements that contain a huge range of vitamins and minerals, with some containing extra nutrients such as Probiotics or Ginseng.
Normally, we’re able to get the correct amount of vitamins and minerals from a healthy, balanced diet, however, some aren’t able to for various reasons, such as allergies or other underlying health conditions.
Our body needs 13 vitamins to maintain optimal health – A, C, D, E and K, as well as the 8 B vitamins too. We need this as our body can’t create most of them, the exceptions being Vitamin D and B3.
Lots of people can benefit from taking multivitamins, including those with allergies or intolerances, vegetarians or vegans, pregnant women, babies, toddlers, and the elderly to name a few.
That said, even if you don’t belong to one of the groups above, you can still benefit from taking multivitamins – a study that is still being carried out has found that fruit and veg have lower levels of nutrients in them compared to 70 years ago, because of lower levels of minerals in soil.
Omega-3 is a family of fatty acids that your body is unable to produce, hence the need to get them through diet or supplements.
There are many types, but the three most important are ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). ALA is primarily found in plants, whilst DHA and EPA are found mainly in animal foods and algae.
Foods that are high in Omega-3 fatty acids are fatty fish, fish oils, flax seeds, chia seeds, flaxseed oil and walnuts.