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Australian Journal of Pharmacy : March 2005
Health insurance your patients won’t find hard to swallow. and consequently may not feel 100%. Vitamins and minerals have an important role in maintaining the body’s immune system, general health and overall energy levels. Suboptimal vitamin intake can cause chronic illness Although classic vitamin deficiency syndromes are unusual in Western societies, suboptimal vitamin status is not.1 A busy lifestyle often leads to an inadequate diet With today’s busy lifestyle, eating a healthy, nutritionally balanced diet is often difficult. Missed meals, poor food choices and stress can all contribute to an inadequate diet. Even taking certain medications impacts on nutrient levels. The reality is, most people do not obtain the optimal amounts of all vitamins by diet alone1 How Centrum helps ensure good health Centrum is a comprehensive multivitamin and mineral supplement containing a balanced range of 27 essential vitamins and minerals including folic acid, antioxidants, calcium, iron and selenium. There are also specific Centrum formulations like Centrum Kids for children aged over 3 and Centrum Select 50+ to help men and women over 50 maintain their zest for life. For health insurance your patients won’t find hard to swallow, recommend Centrum. It’s complete from A to Zinc. Suboptimal intake of vitamins is a risk factor for some chronic illnesses and is common in the general population.1,2 Healthy recommendations from the experts • Multivitamin and mineral supplementation can act like long term insurance for the body and is a prudent, inexpensive, and convenient way to improve general health.3 •A comprehensive review from the Journal of the American Medical Association recommended that all adults should take a multivitamin daily.1, 2 • The Council for Responsible Nutrition in the USA has released a ‘Dietary Supplement Pyramid’ which highlights the use of a multivitamin and mineral supplement as the foundation of a supplement plan for everyone.4 Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Pty Limited. Toll Free: 1800 283 195 www.centrum.net.au 1. Fletcher RH, Fairfield KM. Vitamins for chronic disease prevention in adults. Clinical applications. JAMA 2002;287(23):3127-9. 2. Fairfield KM, Fletcher RH. Vitamins for chronic disease prevention in adults. Scientific review. JAMA 2002;287(23):3116-26. 3. Blumberg J, Heber D (eds). Multivitamins and public health. Exploring the evidence. Key findings from the Multivitamins and Public Health Workshop, October 1, 2003. 4. Council for Resposible Nutrition, Washington, USA. www.crnusa.org. Read the label for full active ingredients list. For a copy of the full JAMA article, ‘Vitamins for chronic disease prevention in adults’, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1800 283 195 McNabb WL7335