In my later late twenties, I started worrying that health multivitamins were just a hoax. I went through a phase where I got rid of them. My health suffered, and eventually, prescription medications came in place of what could have been preventative health.
Through this storm I discovered that I needed my vitamins all along. Now I take them faithfully, and I’m happier for it. The ones worth taking are costly—around $30 a month for just one pack of gummies, but you know what they say about an ounce of prevention.
I can appreciate that a lot of people associate vitamins with people over 55 and suckers who are willing to waste their money.
I understand what it’s like to have to cut costs. I’m a frugal person and at some points in my life I’ve just had to save my dollars. Now that I’m paying $800 a month in prescriptions, I would have made a different choice. I wonder if I had started on a vitamin form of lithium sooner like my mom suggested to me. I probably wouldn’t have gotten to the point where I was so ill. It might have been a more smooth sail for me instead of a large bump down.
We all have things in our lives that we have to overcome. I’m not saying that chronic illnesses can necessarily be prevented by multivitamins. However, what I am saying is that they can really help people stay on course. When you think about a vitamin, you probably also take care of other daily essentials. For example, you probably are buying your fruits and vegetables.
The more steps that younger people can take towards health and healthy consumption, the better off they will be. I’m an advocate of spending that dollar a day and being mindful that you have to make sacrifices, even monetary ones, for better health.