Our Members Asked:
What are "broad-spectrum micronutrient" supplements, and do they have greater health benefits than multivitamin/multimineral supplements?
The term "broad-spectrum micronutrients" appears to be a marketing term being used to describe supplements that contain all, or nearly all, essential vitamins and minerals that you need in small amounts. But so do many multivitamin/multimineral supplements and, usually, at lower cost.
Both types of products would typically provide about 100% or more of the Daily Value of essential micronutrients (those needed at microgram or low milligram amounts), and smaller percentages of the Daily Values of macronutrient minerals (potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium), for which relatively large amounts (hundreds or thousands of milligrams) need to be consumed daily (preferably from food).
Sign in as a member to see how one "broad-spectrum micronutrient" supplement, Daily Essential Nutrients by Hardy Nutritionals, compares to a good general multivitamin for adults, and find out if clinical research supports the use of Daily Essential Nutrients or similar micronutrients for anxiety, depression, ADHD or smoking cessation.