A study published in Public Health Nutrition in 2017 found that fortified milk reduced the risk of anaemia in young children, although more evidence is needed before global recommendations can be made, clarified Ms de Drouas.
Another study published in the journal Nutrients in 2017 revealed that students who consumed fortified milk were found to have higher academic performance, motivation and learning compared to those who did not.
“When consumed alongside a balanced diet of wholegrains, protein, fruit and vegetables, Meiji Multivitamin Milk, which is enriched with 17 multivitamins and minerals, can complement one’s meals and help adults meet their recommended daily allowance for various nutrients,” said Ms de Drouas.
Those who bemoan their inability to digest dairy have another reason to cheer: Meiji Multivitamin Milk is lactose-free. It is also low in saturated fat and contains no added sugar.
WHAT MAKES MEIJI MULTIVITAMIN MILK DIFFERENT?
Vitamins found in Meiji Multivitamin Milk can be classified into two categories: Fat- and water-soluble vitamins, said Ms de Drouas.
Meiji Multivitamin Milk contains Vitamin B-Complex, which includes B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9 and B12. “These help convert protein, carbohydrates and fat into energy for the body,” she explained, adding that these water-soluble vitamins are essential for growth and development, as well as the optimal functioning of cells.
Vitamin B-Complex is also important for energy production and nervous system function, both of which can be affected by stress. Vitamin B6, in particular, is known to help regulate mood and reduce anxiety.
Vitamins A, D, E and K are some of the fat-soluble vitamins found in Meiji Multivitamin Milk. Vitamin A is essential in maintaining good eye health and a robust immune system. Vitamin D helps with the absorption of calcium required to build and maintain strong and healthy bones, while Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects cells from damage. Vitamin K is required for blood clotting to help wounds heal.
Meiji Multivitamin Milk also contains a range of minerals such as calcium, selenium, zinc, iron, sodium and phosphorous, which the body requires to function well, from building healthy bones to regulating hormone production.
A WORD ON MIXING MILK AND VITAMINS
Can there be too much of a good thing? According to Ms de Drouas, there is no evidence to show that mixing vitamins with milk is harmful, or that it compromises how nutrients are absorbed. But if you’re already taking vitamin or mineral supplements, seek the opinion of a health professional.
When life gets hectic, meeting your nutritional requirements is important to help you learn, work and function well. By making smart food choices the next time you stock up on groceries, you can feel good about what you and your family eat even in the busiest of times.
Find out more about how Meiji Multivitamin Milk can supplement your nutritional needs.