About Vitamins and Minerals
Numerous studies have concluded that less than one out of every ten individuals who consume the typical American diet get 100 percent of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for 10 essential vitamins and minerals.
If our bodies are deficient in just one of these critically important nutrients, deficiency symptoms can result. Symptoms can range from muscle weakness to connective-tissue deterioration to suppressed immune functioning, just to name a few. And because active individuals, especially athletes, deplete these nutrients at a rapid rate, they likely require even more than the RDA suggests.