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Nutrition Questions

Vital Health Zone is proud to announce Lesa Rusher, who is our resident naturopathic expert and who is available to answer questions about nutrition and health.

Lesa Rusher is a qualified naturopath with a thriving business in Canberra, Australia and has a wealth of experience treating clients on a variety of health issues. Lesa Rusher's full credentials can be found in our experts area.

Lesa Rusher will answer your nutrition-related questions.

Q: I would like to ask a question about multivitamins.

I am a 23 male who is active and healthy. Blood test shows I'm not deficient in any vitamins/minerals.

I eat well every day, but I want to know if you recommended taking a multivitamin on the side for good measure?


A: Thank you for a very good question and one which many people may need to know about.

There is no current evidence to suggest that a person who is fit and healthy, is not deficient in any amino acids, vitamins or minerals, has no health disorder requires a multivitamin supplement.

Multivitamins (or single vitamin supplements) are supposed to be used when the diet is deficient of certain nutrients, so that the diet does not provide adequate levels of the various vitamins and minerals and can cause a range of health problems due to the deficiency. In addition to this, people with certain health disorders may be recommended (by their doctor or natural health care provider) to take certain vitamins and/or minerals to help with their specific health condition.

A healthy 23 year old man, who is getting enough portions of the 6 food groups, is getting enough sunshine each day, enough exercise and social interaction, it is not necessary for you to also take a multivitamin.

Please note that the information provided is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Consult with your medical physician regarding appropriateness of using supplements in your healing process.


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