f you’re currently taking or considering taking a multivitamin with a recommended serving size of only one pill a day, you’re pretty much wasting your time.
It’s very doubtful that any single pill can pack enough vitamins and minerals to truly make any real difference in complementing your healthy diet.
Producers of multivitamins have come up with some pretty amazing ways to compress ingredients, but not to this extreme… not down to where a single tablet provides you the vitamin and mineral levels you need.
And speaking of minerals, many producers of one-a-days don’t even bother including essential minerals like potassium, magnesium, or even calcium in adequate enough amounts to really make a difference.
What about other nutrients from sources like vegetables, fruits, and herbs? Shouldn’t they be blended into your multi as well? I certainly think so.
But it’s also vitally important to know when to take your multivitamin. To maximize your multivitamin’s benefits, you should take a few tablets first thing in the morning and with lunch, or with an early dinner to help optimize your nutrient absorption, the better chance you’ll have of truly fortifying your diet.
Before we jump further into all the nutrients I believe should go into a multi, let’s first take a closer look at why all multivitamins are not created equal.
Some may in fact, negatively impact your health in such a way they should be flushed down the toilet.
So remember, you must be very cautious when choosing a product to ensure that your multivitamin benefits and does not harm your health.
Why You Should Avoid Synthetic Isolates Like the Plague…
In my opinion, if you shop for your supplements at discount stores, you may be seriously shortchanging yourself because those products typically use cheap synthetic isolates.
Instead of seeking a good multivitamin, millions gorge themselves on synthetic vitamins, only to acquire and die from degenerative diseases.
You see, isolated vitamins are partial vitamins, combined with other chemicals. They’re a low-end alternative to whole, real complete food.
When you remove a part from the whole, you get “Synthetic,” “Isolated,” or “Fractionated” pieces of the whole, but it’s simply not the same.
There are four problems with synthetic vitamins…
- Nature intended for you to consume food in WHOLE form because all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and enzymes are together in one package. They work synergistically to give your body the nutrition it requires for optimal health.
- Your body only absorbs a small percentage of an isolate form of vitamins and minerals – and it utilizes even less. You get the best bioavailability in whole food form.
- Synthetic vitamins often give you massive quantities of some nutrients (usually the most inexpensive ones) and insufficient quantities of others, not balance.
- You can experience side effects of synthetic isolates from the additives and the unnatural state of the synthetic supplement.
Fast food and a sedentary lifestyle can be a disaster for your health.
Don’t let your multivitamin add to the collateral damage.
In fact, you want to be sure your multivitamin benefits you and has a real and significant contribution to your health, especially if you’ve already adopted healthy lifestyle practices.
After all, I’m quite sure you’re one of the nearly 100% of the human race who wants to feel on top of the world… All the time.
Who in the World Doesn’t Want to Feel Great All the Time?
One thing you can always do to optimize your health and feel great is to maximize your immune system’s capabilities.
Because face it — everybody wants to feel well all the time, don’t they?
There’s no better time to get started than right now then, is there? After all, there’s no time like the present…
Now is the time to start moving toward a healthier diet and lifestyle. Start today, by adding just one raw vegetable per day to your diet… a small, doable step toward your better health.
Why Make These Changes Today?
Because today is the first day of the rest of your life! Why wait?
Ideally, it is best to receive all your nutrition from high-quality unprocessed foods. In fact, before focusing on finding a good multivitamin, I highly recommend evaluating your diet and your lifestyle first.
If you are eating a wholesome diet composed of raw fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meats, and raw dairy from reliable sources, then you may have little need for a multivitamin.
Unfortunately, if you’re like most people, you may find it impractical or impossible to eat right one hundred percent of the time.
Therefore, even when you take the steps of adding raw veggies to your diet and getting some exercise and vitamin D, you still might want to hedge your bets by supplementing with a quality multivitamin every day — just to be sure.
What Can a Good Multivitamin Do for You?
While I cannot endorse the practice of sloppy eating and a sedentary lifestyle while taking a supplement to cover for reckless lifestyle choices…
It is true that a good multivitamin benefits your optimal health by helping promote your strong immune system, providing support for defense against a growing number of health concerns.* At least, some of them do. More on that in a moment…
Taking pro-active steps, including taking a good multivitamin to help maintain and boost good health and wellness is still one of the best things you can do for yourself and your health…*
Especially if you’re already adhering to a smart lifestyle with a healthy diet, exercise, adequate sunshine, and good sleep, taking a good multivitamin benefits you in so many ways than you can imagine.*
However, there are important issues for you to remember…
- Must be produced by a highly reputable company with the highest-quality control manufacturing practices in place — I focused on quality as a higher priority than quantity.
- Must go beyond RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) and RDI (Recommended Daily Intake) guidelines — In my opinion, RDA/RDI amounts define the lower limits of daily nutrient intake. I wanted the best nutrient formula to promote your optimal nutrition
- Must include the added bonus of essential minerals — Minerals add their unique layer of nutritional support.* Many high-potency multivitamins with rich vitamin concentrations lack important minerals.
Why Not Just Eat Whole Foods?
Excellent question — and one you deserve an answer to…
As you already know, eating whole foods for proper and eating the proper whole foods based on your Nutritional Type (NT) are what i firstly recommend
So, in recommending a high-quality multivitamin, please remember that these nutritional supplements complement the food you eat. A multivitamin benefits you in many ways, but it cannot take the place of a healthful diet of unprocessed organic foods, which I believe is still the best physical factor for you to achieve optimal nutrition.*
However, accessing and eating high-quality foods regularly may be a personal challenge for you and your family. Your busy schedule may lead you to cook healthy whole food less than you know you should — and eat “fast food” more.
Even if you do well with your diet choices, another factor involves the actual food supply itself.
Up to 50% of the Nutrient Value of Your Food May Be Lost from the Start
A number of carefully controlled studies have provided startling evidence that by the time the food reaches your table, serious nutrient content could already be lost.
Some estimates report the nutrient value lost at over 50%!
This is largely the result of conventional farming methods that rely heavily on chemical fertilizers and pesticides, which deplete the soil of nutrients… nutrients that must be absorbed by plants in order to be passed on to you.
And it does not necessarily end there.
In many cases, it’s likely you unknowingly further deplete the nutrients in your food — just by the way you prepare it. For most food, cooking it will seriously impair its nutritional value.
So, realizing that you cannot always obtain the whole unprocessed foods you need — and knowing how easy it is for valuable nutrients to be destroyed — you now know why I believe adding a good multivitamin to complement your diet is a sound move.
Why Settle for Inferior Quality Multivitamins?
There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of high-potency multivitamins on the market today… but there are only a fewgreat ones out there. If you are convinced that taking a multivitamin benefits your health, then I would strongly encourage you to do your homework, and make sure a GREAT company produced it.*
When I first started my investigation, I was absolutely shocked at the low quality demonstrated by so many companies. It is essential you get your supplements from someone who knows the labs and quality of products used like myself and GNLD – Whole food supplmentation made in one of the top 4 labs in USA.
Essential components are :-
- Calcium — To provide a high-level of support for your skeletal system,A recent study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutritionreported that people should consume 741 mg per day of calcium to maintain neutral calcium balance.
- Magnesium — Scientific studies have reported that magnesium is helpful in supporting your lungs and overall pulmonary system.* But some lower-potency multivitamins don’t include this ingredient.Other research shows that magnesium intake promotes bone density health.* It also helps maintain your muscular and nervous systems.* And helps support a healthy heart, and your energy needs.*
- Potassium — This important mineral helps regulate your circulatory system and promotes your heart health.*In addition, research has shown that potassium is another important element in your bone density health.* As you age, bone density becomes an important element in your overall health.*Once again, please realize the importance of eating a healthy diet rich in unprocessed whole foods. Many processed foods lose valuable potassium content prior to ever reaching your table.These minerals may be worth their weight in gold. They provide you with significant health-supporting value in complementing your diet.
High-Potency Antioxidant Formula to Help You Balance Out Free Radicals*
First of all, I made every effort working with the award-winning lab to ensure that as many nutrients as possible ended up directly linked to their whole food source. To me, this became crucial in providing you a top-notch supplement.
One of the challenges your body faces every day is combating free radicals.
Free radicals are highly reactive molecules and fragments of molecules that may impact your body at your cellular level.
Free radicals constantly attack your body proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and DNA, and can cause potentially serious health concerns unless they are kept in check. Every cell in your body suffers an estimated 10,000 free radical hits each day. Your body does its best to fight back — in what is an actual battlefield at the cellular level.
- Beta-carotene — healthy vision and immune system support*
- Vitamin C — promotes tissue growth and repair, and healthy gums*
- Vitamin D3 — supports heart, bone, vascular, and immune system health*
- Vitamin E — helps support your muscular system*
- Selenium — bolsters your healthy immune system*
- L-cysteine — supports your immune and respiratory systems*
- Lutein — helps promote your healthy vision*
- Lycopene — supports your immune system*
- Red wine proanthocyanidins — provides cardiovascular support*
- And select extracts and powders from over 25 fruits, vegetables, and herbs
|Nutrients||Your Body Systems Supported and Promoted*|
|Red wine proanthocyanidins||Cardiovascular|
|Blueberry||Urinary tract and immune|
|Garlic||Digestive and immune|
|Green tea extract||Immune|
|Sprouted barley juice||Cardiovascular/heart|
|Wheatgrass juice||Immune and anti-aging|
|Broccoli||Prostate and immune|
|Cauliflower||Circulation and immune|
|Spirulina||Nervous and tissue|
|Chlorella||Cardiovascular and immune|
|Green papaya extract||Digestive and skin|
|Apple pectin||Immune and lungs|
|Bromelain||Respiratory and digestive|
|Rutin||Circulatory and immune|
|Hesperidin||Vascular and immune|
- Kale — provides healthy prostate support*
- Spinach — helps support your cardiovascular and immune systems*
- Carrot — assists optimal vision and cholesterol level*
- Radish — supports your digestive, respiratory, and nervous systems*
- Celery — provides you with skeletal and nervous system support*
- Apricot — promotes your respiratory and immune systems*
- Blackberry — helps support your digestive and immune systems*
- Cranberry — supports your urinary tract and cardiovascular system*
- Grape — promotes healthy circulation and cholesterol level*
- Pineapple — provides healthy respiratory and digestive support*
Folic acid, or folate, an important member of the B-vitamin family, plays many important roles in your body. Folic acid:
- Helps maintain normal blood homocysteine levels*
- Helps nourish the brain and supports mood*
- Supports protein metabolism*
- Supports energy production*
- Promotes normal formation and functioning of red and white blood cells*
For folic acid to perform all of these crucial duties in your body, it must first be activated into the biologically active form – L-5-MTHF. This is the form that’s most usable by your body and the form that’s able to cross the blood-brain barrier to carry out important brain functions.*
However, the form most commonly added to nutritional supplements is folic acid. And here’s the problem: nearly half of the population has difficulty converting folic acid to the bioactive 5-MTHF form because of a genetic reduction in enzyme activity.
So if you have a reduced ability to metabolize folic acid, you may have less-than-optimal cardiovascular health. Using a 5-MTHF form of folic acid may help.*
Metafolin®, a patented form of 5-MTHF, is:
- The form of folate that’s preferred by your body
- More reliably bioavailable and biologically active than folic acid
- The only folate that can cross the blood-brain barrier
A Multivitamin Indiscriminately Overloaded with Mega-Nutrients May Do You More Harm than Good