Written by Tammy Strome RNCP, HBa kin, CCP, IFBB Pro
You have your personal style, your own likes and dislikes, your favourite movie, your favourite people, and your own dreams and goals. There is no one quite like you. By looking inside your body at the deepest level, your DNA is unique to you. From your blood type to the trillions of bacteria that live on and in your body, your makeup is purely individual.
Your body is great at adapting and it will do its best to keep up with your lifestyle. However, life is busy, and it can be hard for even the most well-intentioned individual to get enough of the right nutrients to get the most out of life. Vitamins help to close those gaps, making sure that you're getting enough of the nutrients that you need. Since you're unique, a one-size-fits-all multivitamin formula isn't going to be right for you. You need a formula that fits you and your life -- in fact, it has to be as individual as you are.
Progressive has ten individualized multivitamin formulas designed to target the unique personal demands of your lifestyle. Progressive MultiVitamins are designed to provide a constant supply of nutrients and deliver the right potency at the right time.
Our bodies aren't designed to accept nutrients in one large dose a day. By eating smaller, more frequent meals, your body will absorb more nutrients from your food. The same principle applies to vitamins and minerals, which often have a short life span in your system and need to be replenished throughout the day. Over the course of a day, your body needs a steady supply of nutrients. The divided dosing in Progressive MultiVitamins ensures that your body gets a steady supply of all the vitamins & minerals to keep you energized throughout the day. Three vegetable capsules per day in divided doses help to make certain that you get everything you want to keep your body going.
There are three specific focus areas to help the formulas dial into exactly what you need:
- Gender-Specific: This one is obvious, but sometimes it gets overlooked. Men and women are physiologically very different and so are the nutrients required of them. Specific ratios of vitamins, minerals and herbal extracts are incorporated into each formula to better suit the unique needs of both men and women, which is why you can choose from Multis for women or men. Multi for Adult Men, Chewable Multi for Adult Men, Multi for Adult Women, Chewable Multi for Adult Women
- Age-Specific: Our needs change as we age, and the Progressive 50+ Multi formulas are designed to meet the demands of mature adults and the nutritional challenges faced during ageing. Multi for Men 50+, Multi for Women 50+
- Activity Specific: If you're on the go and physically active, then you're going to want to choose the Active Multi formula. Regular exercise is great but it does present additional nutritional challenges. Increased energy production, greater free-radical defence, electrolyte replacement and the maintenance of muscle tone all elevate your nutritional demands. The Progressive Active Multi formulas contain high potencies of key nutrients needed to support an active lifestyle. Multi for Active Men, Multi for Active Women
Lastly, there are 2 other excellent formulas tailored to important stages of life: one for your busy growing kids- the Multi for Kids - and one for pregnancy and breastfeeding, the Prenatal Multi.