Multivitamins are supplements that contain many different vitamins and minerals. They are available in many forms, including tablets, capsules, chewable gummies, powders, and liquids. Several observational studies indicate many health benefits linked to multivitamin use, including that people who take multivitamins may have a lower risk of heart disease and may have a reduced risk of cancer.
Further, multivitamins may improve memory and mood. What’s more, antioxidant vitamins and minerals may help slow the progression of diseases that cause blindness. Some individuals, including older adults, vegetarians and vegans, and pregnant or breastfeeding women, may need higher amounts of certain vitamins or minerals, and may find benefits in taking multivitamins.