Nutra Origin Multi Today Seniors Essential Nutrients Ultra-High Potency - 60 Rapid Release Coated Caplets
Nutra Origin Multi Today Seniors is a complete, iron-free multivitamin and mineral formulated for the specific needs of men and women over 65. In addition to providing a broad array of vitamins and minerals essential for health, Multi Today Seniors is fortified with extra antioxidants - including high-potency vitamin A (beta carotene), vitamin C and vitamin E, plus other antioxidants like bioflavonoids, carotenoids, CoQ10, pine bark extract and alpha lipoic acid - to help counteract the decrease in antioxidant defenses that occurs with age.
- Complete, iron-free multivitamin and mineral
- Formulated for the specific needs of men and women over 65
- Two tablets per day
- High-potency vitamin antioxidants such as vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin
- C and vitamin E
- Phyto-nutrient antioxidants including bioflavonoids and carotenoids
- Specialty antioxidants like CoQ10, pine bark extract and alpha lipoic acid
- 200 mg calcium + 15 mg magnesium + 400 IU vitamin D for bone health
Key benefits of Nutra Origin Multi Today Seniors:
- Cellular Health
Provides antioxidant protection to the cells (A, C, E, selenium, bioflavonoids, carotenoids, CoQ10, pine bark extract, alpha lipoic acid)
Supports the production of red blood cells (B-5)
May offer protection to tissues such as the breast, colon and prostate (D, selenium)
Helps maintain healthy vision (A, carotenoids)
Promotes healthy immune function (A, C)
Helps keep blood vessels clean and flexible (E)
Promotes cardiovascular health (D, E)
- Bones & Muscles
Helps build bone and support muscle health (calcium, magnesium, manganese, boron, potassium, D, K)
Maintains healthy thyroid function (iodine)
Energy and Vitality
- Blood Sugar
May help balance blood sugar levels (B-3)
Supports the health of the nervous system, which may alleviate occasional stress (B vitamins)
Helps maintain healthy brain function (B vitamins)
How Nutra Origin Multi Today Seniors Essential Nutrients works:
Developed based on a thorough review of the scientific evidence, Nutra Origin's Multi Today Seniors includes only ingredients with documented efficacy and safety, and contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. The ingredients described below will give you a better understanding of how Multi Today Seniors works to create a complete foundation for the health of men and women over 65.
Every day, you are assailed by harmful free radicals that attack your cells and DNA. The good news is that your body is equipped with a sophisticated antioxidant defense system, which enables you to neutralize free radicals before they cause too much harm. The bad news is that with age, your antioxidant defenses decline, leaving you more vulnerable to free radical attack than ever before. For example, it has been documented that levels of coenzyme Q10 – one of the body's primary antioxidants – start declining after age 20!
According to the free radical theory of aging, which has gained significant scientific credibility, it is not simply wear and tear on the body that causes us to age, but the accumulated effects of free radical attack over a lifetime.
To help compensate for the diminished antioxidant defenses of men and women over 65, Multi Today Seniors includes extra doses of key antioxidants – such as vitamin A and vitamin E – compared to their other multivitamins.
Each of the following ingredients has powerful antioxidant activity, while also performing specific functions in the body.
Vitamin A (as beta carotene)
Your eyes need vitamin A for healthy vision; in fact, one of the first signs of a vitamin A deficiency is poor nighttime vision. Your skin needs vitamin A for maintenance and healing. Getting enough vitamin A may help you look younger by protecting against UV-induced skin damage. Your immune system needs vitamin A to help it maintain your natural resistance.
Multi Today Seniors features a full 8,000 IU of vitamin A – 160 percent of the daily value – in two different forms: preformed fat-soluble vitamin A, and beta-carotene, the water-soluble precursor of vitamin A, to ensure optimal absorption.
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)
Vitamin C is necessary for the synthesis of collagen. Because collagen is an important part of your connective tissue – found in the skin, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, bone, fat and even blood – it is critical for wound healing. Your immune system also relies on vitamin C to function normally, and the summary of evidence from human clinical trials indicates that taking the vitamin every day can boost your immune response to immune challenges.
Since seniors tend to have a weakened immune response, it is especially important that as a senior you nutritionally support your natural defenses.
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol acetate)
Vitamin E is taken up by the endothelial cells that line the blood vessels, where it helps keep veins, arteries and capillaries clean and flexible. Vitamin E also inhibits the production of some pro-inflammatory chemicals, which has the net effect of dilating the blood vessels. These actions may explain why some population studies have found a positive association between vitamin E intake and cardiovascular health.
Whereas most products use cheaper, poorly absorbed synthetic vitamin E, Multi Today Seniors includes naturally derived vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol acetate) for optimal absorption.
Selenium is an essential mineral and an important building block for the creation of glutathione peroxidase, one of the body's most significant antioxidant enzymes for inhibiting free radicals. Research has shown that blood levels of selenium decrease significantly with age. This may result in reduced antioxidant activity.
Some scientific evidence suggests that consumption of selenium may reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer. However, FDA has determined that this evidence is limited and not conclusive.
In nature, vitamin C always occurs with bioflavonoids – phyto-nutrients that have demonstrated antioxidant activity in laboratory research. At least one small, controlled human clinical trial has shown that vitamin C is more bioavailable (i.e. better absorbed) in the presence of bioflavonoids. Multi Today Seniors includes citrus bioflavonoids, rutin and hesperidin (other bioflavonoids) in order to aid the absorption of vitamin C.
You've probably heard of beta-carotene, a carotenoid the body uses to form vitamin A that is also a powerful antioxidant. But you may not realize there's a whole family of carotenoids with antioxidant activity, such as alpha carotene, lutein, cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin. Lutein and zeaxanthin in particular have gotten a lot of scientific attention lately, as numerous studies have shown that people who consume high levels of these carotenoids are more likely to enjoy eye health into old age than those who do not.
In addition to vitamin and phyto-nutrient antioxidants, Multi Today Seniors also includes specialty antioxidants, such as CoQ10, a vitamin-like substance that is present in most human cells, pine bark extract, which is extracted from the bark of the Maritime pine and is a concentrated source of antioxidant polyphenols, and alpha lipoic acid, a naturally occurring antioxidant that has the unique ability to function in both water and fat.
Bone & Muscle Ingredients
Calcium, magnesium, manganese, boron and potassium are all minerals that play a role in supporting bone and/or muscle health. While your average one-per-day multivitamins usually include just a smidgen of calcium, each daily dose of Multi Today Seniors provides 200 mg of calcium – making it an excellent source of this essential mineral.
But it's not just minerals that are important for bone strength. Two vitamins – vitamin D and vitamin K – are also critical for bone mineralization. Multi Today Seniors provides 100 percent of the daily value for vitamin D with 400 IU per serving, as well as 10 mcg of vitamin K.
In addition to supporting bone health, vitamin D has other health benefits. For example, population studies have consistently correlated high intakes of vitamin D with better breast, colon and prostate health. Research has also shown that people who consume higher amounts of vitamin D are more likely to enjoy cardiovascular health than those who ingest lower amounts.
Minerals perform a number of different important functions in the body. Since the American diet frequently provides inadequate amounts of minerals, supplementation is often recommended.
Other minerals included in Multi Today Seniors include iodine, essential for healthy thyroid function, zinc, necessary for immunity and reproduction, copper, used in the production of hemoglobin, chromium, which helps insulin do its job, and molybdenum, used to help metabolize amino acids by acting as a cofactor for the sulfite oxidase enzyme.
Importantly, Multi Today Seniors is completely free of iron. Iron is an essential mineral, yet too much can actually be harmful. As a senior, you get enough iron through the diet, so it's best to choose an iron-free multi.
As a group, the B vitamins are essential for the production of energy and maintaining the health of the nervous system, which is why people who take a daily multivitamin often report having more energy and feeling less stressed. Among seniors, adequate B vitamin intake has also been associated with better mental function.
In addition to working as a team, each B vitamin additionally plays its own unique role in human physiology.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
Vitamin B1 is needed to produce energy in the brain, and several studies indicate it may improve mild memory problems associated with aging.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B2 regenerates, or brings back to life, glutathione – one of the body's most important antioxidants.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Vitamin B3 plays several important functions in the body, including maintaining balanced blood sugar levels and participating in antioxidant and detoxification reactions.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Because it is necessary for proper cell reproduction, vitamin B6 is especially important to cells that divide and grow rapidly, such as the cells of the immune system, mucous membranes, skin, red blood cells and developing fetus.
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) and Folic Acid
Both vitamin B12 and folic acid are used to produce DNA, the myelin sheath (the protective coating surrounding nerve cells) and red blood cells. In fact, a deficiency in either vitamin can cause anemia. About 9 percent of the U.S. population is deficient in vitamin B12, while another 11 percent is borderline-deficient. More than 10 percent of Americans are deficient in folic acid.
Biotin is primarily known for its role in promoting healthy hair, skin and nails.
Choline and Inositol
While not officially B vitamins, choline and inositol are usually grouped with the Bs because of their similar functions. Both choline and inositol support liver health by preventing fat from building up in the liver. The body also relies on choline to manufacture acetylcholine – a neurotransmitter associated with healthy brain functioning. Since seniors need to be particularly vigilant about maintaining cognitive function as they age, Multi Today Seniors includes extra choline compared to NutraOrigin's other multivitamins.
In order to support the vibrant health of men and women over 65, Multi Today Seniors also features ingredients such as betaine hydrochloride, deodorized garlic, Korean ginseng and ginkgo biloba extract.
About Nutra Origin:
NutraOrigin's focus is on the development of comprehensive, state-of-the-art formulas to address nutritionally the major health concerns of Americans. their oriented toward performance, and they offer unique products, manufactured proudly in the United States, to their customers not as quick fixes but as a part of nutritional regimens that can be incorporated easily into their busy schedules. You know those days. The ones when you wake up and your head is clear, your energy is high, and your body does not ache. You feel great. Nothing can stop you. For most of us, those days are occasional. At Nutra Origin, their goal is to make them usual.
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