I take a multivitamin every morning, and so does my fiancé (when he remembers). Bustle, and the National Institute of Health, say that one-third of Americans also have take a daily vitamin, and there are some interesting facts about them that you might not know.

  • Daily doses of vitamins from food is linked to longer life so if your diet is lacking for one reason or another, you should look to find whole food based vitamins to help with absorption to get all of the benefits from the pills. Vitamin capsules should fill in the gaps, not replace regular intake of fruits and vegetables.
  • Vitamin D might help fight sunburn shortly after you've exposed your skin for too long outside. The supplement has been shown to reduce swelling and inflammation from the sunburn.
  • Without magnesium, vitamin D supplements won't work so make sure your intake of magnesium is there to help you absorb any vitamin D that you get from the sun. If you're taking a supplement for vitamin D without having enough magnesium in your system, you're basically just paying for expensive urine.

I try to get all of my five frutis and vegetables every day, but sometimes I fall short, so my multivitamin can help me get all of my vitamins and minerals when I don't get them all from my food.

(via Bustle)