Multivitamins are probably the most popular form of food supplement, because people suppose they are getting everything they need quickly and without fuss. It’s perhaps natural to assume that a good-quality multivitamin will address a dietary deficit.

However, the truth is that many people experience little to no benefit from taking a multivitamin. Why? Because they overlook the fact that the body needs minerals in order to correctly utilise vitamins.

We cannot make the minerals we need, we must get them from food and water, but in spite of this, mineral deficiency has become a major problem in recent decades. Indeed, some believe it has been a significant driver of chronic disease.

In particular, sub-clinical magnesium deficiency is understood to be a principal driver of cardiovascular disease.