Your Coffee Could Use A Vitamin Boost

Unless you are eating every single meal in perfect proportion (with the right servings of vegetables, protein, dairy and healthy carbs), chances are you're probably not getting the correct amount of essential nutrients. You need these nutrients not only for a healthy body, but strong hair, nails, and skin. "Although not a substitute for healthy eating, multivitamins act as "insurance for those that may not be getting all they need from their diet," say celebrity nutritionist Paula Simpson.

Multivitamins, however, can be tricky. Remembering to take them and swallowing them proves difficult for some. That's why when we heard about a new-to-the-market vitamin packet that resembles Splenda (without the taste) that makes it easy for women on-the-go to get their nutrients, we were intrigued.

Vplenish ($24) is a taste-free, calorie-free, translucent daily vitamin powder that dissolves in your drink, much like a sweetener packet. Because it has no flavor, you just pour it into drinks-be it that much needed cup of coffee in the morning, or any cold drink throughout your day. You can also sprinkle it on your food, which is a smart idea, as vitamins should always be taken with food or on a full stomach.

Invented on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, the packets contain vitamins B6 and B12 to boost energy levels, vitamin C (which shields skin cells), vitamin D (which is important for women as it promotes healthy breasts), along with zinc, antioxidants and electrolytes.

Would you try a multivitamin that comes in a packet?

To see reviews on some of the most popular multivitamins available for women, check out the upcoming spring-summer 2012 issue of NewBeauty magazine, on newsstands March 27th.

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