Vitamins are found in food and if you eat a well balanced diet you can get all the vitamins you body requires. During pregnancy childhood and certain illnesses your body requires more vitamins than normal to help keep your body healthy and fight infection. Multivitamin are taken by people who need extra vitamins who cannot eat enough food to obtain the required vitamins or who cannot receive the full benefit of the vitamins contained in the food they eat. Minerals are also required by the body to keep it healthy and due to pollution food preservatives and food transport many people lack the essential minerals they require. Minerals can help with the body’s metabolic rate controlling blood sugar levels brain function a healthy immune system help make bones strong and healthy and fight infections in the body.