Video from Nature Made(r) and Synaptic Digital: The Best Sources for Obtaining Essential Vitamins and Nutrients

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NORTHRIDGE, California, June 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dave Grotto, RD and author of The Best Things You Can Eat teamed up with Nature Made®, the number one selling national vitamin and supplement brand in traditional and retail scanning outlets,1 to educate consumers on the best sources from which to obtain essential vitamins and nutrients. Nature Made was recently ranked the #1 Pharmacist Recommended Brand for letter vitamins according to a 2013 broad survey and ranking published by U.S. News & World Report Health and Pharmacy Times.2

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"There are many essential nutrients that we should be getting on a daily basis, but it turns out many of us are lacking in some of them because we aren't eating the proper sources due to busy lifestyles and other factors," said Grotto. "Eating properly should always be a priority, but to ensure you're meeting your daily nutrient needs, I recommend supplementing with high-quality vitamins such as Nature Made VitaMelts, a line of vitamin supplements that melt smoothly in your mouth and come in delicious, all-natural flavors like juicy orange and creamy vanilla."

According to The Best Things You Can Eat, the top sources for nutrients such as vitamin B-12, vitamin C and Zinc may surprise you. For example, the broth of canned clams contains high amounts of vitamin B-12. Up to 72 percent of the clams B-12 can be recovered from the broth alone. While it's commonly recommended to drink a glass of orange juice for your daily vitamin C intake, one cup of guava supplies three times the amount of vitamin C that you can get in that same cup of OJ. Meats and shellfish are the best food sources for Zinc. In fact, three ounces of lamb provides 41% of your Daily Value of Zinc.

Additionally The Best Things You Can Eat recommends taking dietary supplements for nutrients that are difficult to get from natural food sources, such as vitamin D. Vitamin D is naturally absorbed by the skin from the sun's rays, however, nearly 99 percent of all American adults 19 years and older do not meet the recommended daily allowance for vitamin D according to a recent analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001-2008. While obtaining essential nutrients from natural food sources and well-balanced meals should come first, nutrient gaps are still prominent among the majority of the American population.3

Nature Made VitaMelts are a line of vitamin supplements that melt smoothly in your mouth and come in delicious, all-natural flavors like juicy orange and creamy vanilla. You can take VitaMelts anytime, anywhere, because you don't need water and they come in a handy flip-top pack.

For more information on Nature Made vitamins and supplements visit NatureMade.com and to purchase Grotto's The Best Things You Can Eat go to Amazon.com.

ABOUT NATURE MADE

Nature Made® is the number one selling national vitamin and supplement brand in traditional retail scanning outlets.1 Manufactured by Pharmavite, Nature Made was the first line of dietary supplements to earn the United States Pharmacopeia's Verified Dietary Supplement mark for many of its products. The dietary supplement industry is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission, as well as by government agencies in each of the 50 states. Nature Made is a Proud Partner of FamilyDoctor.org, an award-winning website featuring physician-reviewed information on more than 900 health and wellness topics provided in English and Spanish, including vitamins and supplements. Visit NatureMade.com for the latest news and offerings.

1Nielsen Scan Track Scanning Data for U.S. xAOC channels, dollar sales for the 52 week period ending [05/11/13]

2Pharmacy Times Survey for Letter Vitamins, CoQ10, Omega-3/Fish Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Garlic, Diabetic Multivitamin, Herbals and Cholesterol Management - Natural (2013)

3Fulgoni, V. NHANES 2001-2008 (unpublished)

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