Good-Looking Science

Why You Need Vitamins

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Essential Takeaways

  • It’s almost impossible to get all of the nutrients you need from food alone—no matter how healthy you eat.
  • Vitamins are essential to filling the gaps in your diet, but not all nutrient forms are created equal when it comes to quality.
  • Although your diet likely gives you enough of certain nutrients—in some cases your body relies on harder-to-get “helper” nutrients to effectively absorb it.