Taking a multi-vitamin/mineral every day assures you are getting the micronutrients that your body needs for optimal performance and health. Athletes and those with poor eating habits benefit the most from these products. We suggest getting most of your micronutrients from whole foods, but many people do not eat the large variety of foods necessary to get a complete profile of all the nutrients that you need. Multiple vitamin servings per day result in better utilization of nutrients. Remember that the daily value amounts of vitamins and minerals are the standard amounts that healthy people need to consume each day to prevent dietary deficiencies, they are not optimal amounts. You should also consider antioxidants to help your body neutralize free radicals.