We get into the habit of eating the same meals day after day; such a monotonous diet with limited variety of food groups may put us at risk of nutrient deficiencies. With the addition of a poor diet, medication, alcohol, smoking and caffeine consumption, you can become depleted in nutrients and therefore supplementing with vitamins is necessary. Taking supplements is also important when the body is in a state where it may have increased nutritional requirements, such as strenuous exercise, stress, sleep deprivation, pregnancy, suffering from a heath condition, etc. Furthermore, as we grow older, our dietary requirements change, so if you’re in your 40s, 50s, or 60s, with menopause and creaky bones, there are certain supplements you should get into the habit of taking in order prolong longevity and optimize your quality of living. However, if you are eating junk food all day, you are dreaming if you think that that taking a multivitamin is somehow going to compensate for that fact and magically protect your health. Supplements are not used in place of searching the root cause of your problems, so it is important to be mindful of the reason that you are taking a specific supplement in the first place.