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At Thorne Research, our mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.

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P.O. Box 25
Dover, ID, 83825
http://www.thorne.com
800-228-1966

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    Thorne Research Nutri-Fem Basic Nutrients for Women Under 40 - 240 Vegetarian Capsules

    Why should everyone take a multiple vitamin-mineral supplement? Nutrition experts agree that, due to the state of the current food supply and because few Americans eat the recommended five servings daily of health-giving fruits and vegetables, a multiple vitamin-mineral formulation should be taken daily. Even the Journal of the American Medical Association, not known as a supporter of dietary supplements, has finally agreed that everyone should take a multi. A multi could be considered "dietary insurance," a small price to pay to be sure you get all the essential nutrients daily, even if you don't eat right. Even greater health benefits can be realized if you eat a healthy diet in addition to taking a multi.

    • provides the active forms of folic acid – L-5-methyl-tetrahydrofolate and folinic acid in a balanced 1:1 ratio
    • contains calcium and magnesium in the highly absorbable citrate-malate form
    • provides the active, readily usable forms of vitamins B6 and B2
    • contains botanicals to support healthy hormone balance
    • use in conjunction with Bio-PMT for additional support during the premenstrual phase

    Young women have their own unique nutritional needs. That's why we developed Nutri-Fem, a dietary supplement for women of childbearing age. Nutri-Fem contains optimal amounts of the well-absorbed vitamins and minerals found in Thorne's popular Basic Nutrients products – trace minerals as picolinates and our highly bioavailable, patented chromium – UltraChrome. Providing iron bound to picolinate alleviates the risk of gastric upset or constipation associated with less-absorbable forms of iron. Studies have shown that calcium supplementation confers long-term benefit to younger women, and Nutri-Fem includes the best-absorbed form of calcium and magnesium – citrate-malate. Nutri-Fem also contains 1,000 IU of pure vitamin D in a full daily dose to promote bone health. Studies show that establishing good bone health should begin well before menopause, even in women in the 18-35 year age group. Risk factors for poor bone health in this age group include physical inactivity, low body weight, eating disorders, poor nutrition, and menarche at age 15 or later.

    Additional nutrients and botanicals are included to specifically benefit active younger women. A woman who consumes a healthful diet with adequate folate may reduce her risk of having a child with a birth defect of the brain or spinal cord. Folate intake should not exceed 250 percent of the government's recommended daily value (1,000 mcg). Nutri-Fem contains 1,000 mcg of the active folates – L-5-MTHF and folinic acid. Wild yam extract is added to optimize hormone balance.

    Dr. Michael Lebowitz D.C. Recommends:
    This is a multi-nutrient formula geared toward women under 40. It has all the ingredients of Basic Nutrients V with extra Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate, Folate (as Calcium Folinate and 5-MTHF), and Calcium. It also has Dioscorea for optimal hormonal balancing.

    Thorne Research's Mission
    At Thorne Research, their mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.

    The Thorne Difference.
    For more than 25 years, Thorne has relentlessly pursued the highest possible quality and bioavailability in dietary supplements. At Thorne, they actually manufacture products that they sell – a key difference that allows Thorne to control every aspect of the manufacturing process and ensure that every Thorne product is in pure, completely hypoallergenic form, and without the common additives, flowing agents, and binders used throughout the industry.

    A few other companies have tried to do what Thorne does, and many others claim to have the same philosophy and quality, but nobody has been able to duplicate what Thorne's clients call "Thorne Quality." Thorne has changed the industry in many ways over the past two decades, and they continue to raise the bar and set new standards in product formulation, raw material purity, manufacturing, and quality control.

    Thorne's Commitment to Purity
    Practitioners have become accustomed to seeing the vague "We use only the purest ingredients" in the promotional materials of almost every dietary supplement company. Perhaps these companies truly believe that. Perhaps they don't know any better. Nevertheless, Thorne Research, for more than 25 years, has been the standard by which companies in the industry are judged for product purity. Practitioners rely on Thorne as the company they trust for their extremely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients.

    Purity Takes Extra Effort
    For example, instead of purchasing prediluted vitamin D, as other companies do, Thorne performs its own dilution to avoid detrimental ingredients, such as the preservatives or lactose that are found in many commercially available dilutions. Why must vitamin D be diluted? Because in its pure form, it is too concentrated to safely blend into a vitamin product. Pure vitamin D is 40 MILLION International Units (IU) per gram. The RDA for adults is 600-800 IU per day. To ensure proper mixing, it must be made into a dilute powder that flows and does not lose potency. So, unlike companies that use prediluted vitamin D that contains unacceptable excipients and preservatives, at Thorne, pure pharmaceutical vitamin D is first blended with pure mixed tocopherol vitamin E, and the resultant stable vitamin D is then blended with hypoallergenic cellulose powder. The final powder is blended in a large tumble blender and subsequently analyzed. Not only is the final product stable; it is also hypoallergenic and can be mixed homogeneously and at a safe level with other powders. Just as with vitamin D, Thorne utilizes similar processes for other raw materials, such as vitamin K, leaving it to other companies to purchase commercially available raw materials filled with unacceptable ingredients and preservatives.

    Ingredients You Don't Want
    Magnesium Stearate: Good for speed-hungry encapsulating machines. Not necessarily good for you. Manufacturing encapsulated dietary supplements isn't easy. Pure powdered ingredients are difficult to mix because they are either extremely dry, sticky with botanical oils, or attract unwanted moisture. So most manufacturers add magnesium stearate and other agents such as lactose and dextrose to make the powder flow quickly and easily through their high-volume machines. Problem is, these additives may compromise the bioavailability of the nutrients in the supplement, and might cause allergenic problems. At Thorne, they take a different approach.

    Thorne will never utilize large fatty acid excipients in its manufacturing processes – ingredients such as magnesium stearate or stearic acid. These excipients are utilized as flowing agents to ensure that maximum productivity is obtained from capsuling and tableting machines. There are documented detrimental effects directly attributed to long chain fatty acids utilized as manufacturing flowing agents. Every qualified pharmaceutical compounder recognizes that large fatty acids, such as magnesium stearate, can interfere with product dissolution and influence absorption. Virtually all companies, because of the economic impact, ignore this data. As with most industries, the bottom line dictates the level of quality. The dietary supplement industry has one exception: Thorne Research, the company that does not compromise. Nevertheless, if a company cannot manufacture products without using detrimental excipients, they should not allude to being either "hypoallergenic" or "pure."

    The Bottom Line?
    Thorne is the only hypoallergenic dietary supplement manufacturer with the highest degree of purity that you – and your most severely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients – can truly trust.

    Quality Ingredients: A Higher Standard
    At Thorne, they are committed to setting a higher standard of quality when it comes to ingredients. To produce their truly hypoallergenic encapsulated supplements, Thorne uses only the purest and finest ingredients available.

    Every manufacturer has two basic options when purchasing raw materials: purchase either truly pure raw materials, or purchase raw materials to which substances have been added to facilitate manufacturing. This fundamental dilemma translates to these very typical questions: "Do I purchase pure vitamin C or vitamin C with additives?" "Do I purchase pure B vitamins or coated B vitamins for taste masking?" "Do I purchase pure enzymes such as pancreatin, pepsin, and bromelain or enzymes diluted with lactose?"

    There are few commercial sources for vitamins B12, D, K, or biotin that are not diluted with substances such as lactose, cornstarch, and preservatives such as BHT. That's why Thorne developed methods that allow them to use pure, undiluted sources of these nutrients – and many others. It's just one more example that when it comes to quality, what everyone else accepts as an industry standard isn't good enough. While some companies say they are raising their standards....at Thorne they set them.

    Suggested Use
    Take 4-8 capsules daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.

    Warnings

    Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.

    ALLERGY WARNING
    This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

    Iodine may occasionally cause an allergic reaction in some individuals.

    EXCIPIENT FREE
    This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, or magnesium, calcium, or vegetable stearates.

    PREGNANCY WARNING
    If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

    INTERACTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS
    As vitamin K interferes with the effect of anticoagulant drugs (like Coumadin), the concurrent use of these agents should be avoided.

    Folinic acid and 5-methyl-tetrahydrofolate supplementation is not recommended concurrently with methotrexate cancer therapy, as they can interfere with methotrexate's anti-neoplastic activity; however, these folate sources have not been shown to interfere with the anti-inflammatory activity of methotrexate. An individual taking methotrexate for psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis can safely take a supplement containing folate.

    OTHER WARNINGS
    Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under six. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

    Ingredients

    Thorne Research Nutri-Fem Basic Nutrients for Women Under 40 - 240 Vegetarian Capsules
    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size: Eight Capsules
    Servings Per Container: 30
    Amount Per Serving %DV*
    Vitamin A (12500 IU from Mixed Carotenes and 2500 IU as Palmitate) 15000 IU 300%
    Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 850 mg 1417%
    Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3) 1600 IU 400%
    Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopheryl) 400 IU 1333%
    Vitamin K (as Vitamin K1) 100 mcg 125%
    Thiamin (as Thiamin HCI) 40 mg 2667%
    Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium) 11 mg 647%
    Niacin (130 mg as Niacinamide and 30 mg as Niacin) 160 mg 800%
    Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate) 23.7 mg 1185%
    Folate (500 mcg as Calcium Folinate and 500 mcg as 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate) 1000 mcg 250%
    Vitamin B12 (225 mcg as Adenosylcobalamin and 225 mcg as Methylcobalamin) 450 mcg 7500%
    Biotin 400 mcg 133%
    Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate) 413 mg 4130%
    Calcium (as Calcium Citrate-Malate) 500 mg 50%
    Iron (as Iron Picolinate) 15 mg 83%
    Iodine (as Potassium Iodide) 225 mcg 150%
    Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate-Malate) 285 mg 71%
    Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate) 15 mg 100%
    Selenium (as Selenium Picolinate) 200 mcg 286%
    Copper (as Copper Picolinate) 1.5 mg 75%
    Manganese (as Manganese Picolinate) 6 mg 300%
    Chromium (as Chromium Chelidamate Arginate)** 200 mcg 167%
    Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Picolinate) 100 mcg 133%
    Potassium (as Potassium Citrate-Malate) 90 mg 3%
    Choline Citrate 100 mg *
    Wild Yam (root) (Dioscorea villosa) 50 mg *
    Boron (as Boron Picolinate) 3 mg *
    Vanadium (as Vanadium Picolinate) 100 mcg *
    *Daily Value Not Established.
    **Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
     

    Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide, Microcrystalline Cellulose

    Hypoallergenic.

    **Thorne's trade name for Chromium (4 oxopyridine, 2, 6-dicarboxylate, arginate) is UltraChrome. Its use in this product is protected by U.S. Patent No. 5,665,385.

    About Thorne Research
    At Thorne Research, our mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.
    P.O. Box 25
    Dover, ID, 83825
    Phone: 800-228-1966
    Fax: 800-747-1950
    http://www.thorne.com
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