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  • Generalized vs Personalized Vitamins - What is the Difference?

  • Imagine walking into the gym and asking for a personal trainer that specializes in the area you need help with most, but all the trainers at the gym are generalized trainers and hit all areas of the body within your 30-minute workout. Do you stay with the generalized trainer or do you find a gym that has a trainer that specializes in your specific needs?

    So, what does this have to do with vitamins and nutrition? Did you know that, like the gym, vitamins and nutrition can be generalized or personalized as well?

    The World Health Organization has estimated that more than 2 billion people worldwide experience deficiencies in the intake of essential vitamins and minerals. Common deficiencies include vitamins A, C, D, and E and choline, calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium. Furthermore, deficiencies in calcium, potassium, dietary fiber, and vitamin D are considered to be of public health concern based on their demonstrated role in health maintenance combined with their known low intake levels.

    According to the US National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health, these dietary shortfalls occur despite the wide use of dietary supplements, otherwise known as multivitamins. So why, with such personalized deficiencies and needs, should we take a generalized multivitamin which gives us little help with vitamins like C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12, A, E, D2, K, potassium, iodine, selenium, borate, zinc, calcium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, beta-carotene, and iron, yet not nearly enough help with our specific areas of concern?

    If you are the type who cooks every meal at home, with organic, whole, garden fresh foods, getting 8-10 hours of sleep each night, and exercises five days a week, then a generalized Multivitamin is a great option for you. In fact, you may not even need vitamins because you are getting your daily requirement of vitamins and nutrients from the foods you eat.

    However, if you, like most people in this fast paced world, find yourself eating on the go, grabbing that drink from a popular coffee shop to get you through that next meeting, barely getting 5-6 hours of sleep each night, and hitting the gym when you find the time, then you are an excellent candidate for personalized vitamins. Personalized vitamins target your specific needs, made especially for your body like that personal trainer specializing in those target areas that concern you most.

    Here at Buddy Nutrition, we have 1.6 billion different combinations to create a Buddy Shot that is perfect for you. When you take our personalized quiz, we create the combination that is specifically designed for you based on your answers to that quiz. Instead of getting a generalized Multivitamin, which provides general nutrition for your body, you will receive one specialized Buddy Shot made specifically with you and your needs in mind, with the produce, vitamins, and botanicals that YOU need, in one easy to use, flavorful pouch. Vitamins never tasted so good!

    So which could you benefit from, generalized vitamins or personalized vitamins? Not convinced? Talk to one of our Buddies about your areas of concern in the chat on our website, then give personalized vitamins a try! Use the code 50FIRSTPURCHASE at checkout to receive 50% off your first order of personalized Buddy Shots!