National nutrition surveys spanning decades of research have repeatedly found that many Americans do not meet the basic needs for certain vitamins and/or minerals. The USDA's Healthy Eating Index, a tool to assess Americans' eating habits, rating them on a scale of 0 to 100, consistently finds that most Americans score below or in the 60s, equivalent to an 'F' or a 'D' ranking on nutrition. Many people need to fill nutrition gaps with vitamins and supplements on the days when people don't eat perfectly. Here are some facts about vitamins and supplements. Learn more at www.GNC.com/Multivitamins.
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