If you’ve ever tossed from the fridge weary vegetables that never made it to your plate, you’re not alone. Despite our best intentions, healthy eating habits sometimes go astray. According to the American Dietetic Association (ADA), nearly 50 percent of adults use a daily multivitamin to pick up the nutritional slack in their diets. Most dietitians favor improving food choices over popping a pill, but they also understand the safeguarding benefits of a multivitamin. “Food and supplements are not mutually exclusive,” says Marie Dunford, Ph.D., R.D., the author of Nutrition Logic: Food First, Supplements Second, who believes a multivitamin can “insure” you on days when healthful habits slide.

Yet, deciding if you need a multivitamin, or which one fits your needs, can be confusing. You should be able to get all of your nutrients from your diet, however, you may benefit from taking a multiple-vitamin and mineral supplement. Take this screening quiz to help you decide if you need supplements. I have tried many different vitamins but personally the Men’s Performance Daily Multivitamin AM/PM has worked best for me. If you have any medical conditions, you should speak with your doctor before taking any dietary supplements.

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