By Justin Ceravolo, PharmD
Adopting a healthy lifestyle, is the beginning of living a long and happy life. Incorporating daily physical activity, proper nutrition and making healthier life choices can positively impact your physical and mental health, ultimately increasing your lifespan.
Vitamins and minerals are essential to promoting healthy growth and development, and ensuring normal body function. For your body to complete daily tasks at optimal levels, it requires a complex variety of vitamins including, vitamins A, C, D, E, K, and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate). Consuming a varied and balanced diet is the best source of essential vitamins and minerals; however, it is common for nutrient deficiencies to occur.
Taken in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle, multivitamins can help support and promote exceptional health throughout our lives. Vitamin and mineral supplements contain micronutrients meant to improve mental health, help the body function smoothly, provide specific health benefits and fill in nutrient gaps. A great multivitamin will provide support to your nervous system, heart and circulation health, memory, immune system, metabolic rate, bone density, energy, and provide antioxidants. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, incorporating a multivitamin in your daily regimen, is a great way to ensure that you’re obtaining all the nutrients needed to be healthy.
Multivitamins are often recommended to patients for ongoing management of their health. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), doctors may also recommend the use of multivitamins for people with certain health issues, if you eat a vegetarian or vegan diet, or you’re pregnant or breast feeding. Multivitamins are not recommended as treatment for any condition, but to support general overall health.
If you’re looking for optimal performance and health, adding a multivitamin to your daily regimen could be a good option. Our registered pharmacists can help you decide which vitamins will accommodate your lifestyle. With the Cypress Pharmacy Wellness Program, CP Wellness, our pharmacists provide personalized consultation services and recommendations to create a customized supplement program that takes into consideration the patient’s current medical conditions and medications.
Cypress Pharmacy offers a free vitamin club, a cost-effective program providing children and adults ages 50 and up with the nutrients needed to promote healthier living. Once a month, customers can pick up one 30-count bottle of Leader Children’s Multivitamins or Leader Adult 50+ Multivitamins for free.
Leader Children’s Multivitamins offer children valuable nutritional support in the form of kid-friendly, chewable vitamins. Leader Adult 50+ Multi-vitamins offer a multivitamin and multimineral designed to help support the nutritional needs of adults 50 and up.
To join the program, participants must simply complete an enrollment form, and will receive their Club Card at Cypress Pharmacy.
Cypress Pharmacy has been providing pharmaceutical and health care services in Fort Myers for more than 40 years. The entire staff, including pharmacists T.J. DePaola and Justin Ceravolo, are dedicated to providing the best possible service to every customer. For more information, call 239-481-7322 or visit www.cypresspharmacy.com.