Nutra Origin Multi Today Whole Food Vitamins and Minerals - 90 Vegetarian Caplet(s)
Nutra Origin Multi Today Whole Food is a completely vegetarian, high-potency multivitamin and mineral formula in a base of whole foods and herbs designed to support vibrant health. Specially formulated to help fill in the nutritional gaps of a vegetarian diet, Multi Today Whole Food includes plenty of iron, vitamin D and vitamin B-12. But you don't have to be a vegetarian to benefit from its powerhouse combination of green foods, vegetable and fruit concentrates, enzymes, probiotics, medicinal mushrooms and herbs! Try it for a month and feel the difference in energy a whole food multivitamin can make.
- Complete multivitamin and mineral with iron
- Free of animal products
- 1300 mg of green foods, fruits and vegetables for nourishing energy and vitality
- Enzymes for healthy digestion
- robiotics for GI health
- Omega fatty acids for healthy metabolism
- Herbs and mushrooms for overall well-being
- Three tablets per day
- 15 mg iron - 83 percent of the RDI - for healthy energy
- 268 mg calcium + 125 mg magnesium + 800 IU vitamin D for bone health
- Double-strength vitamin D and extra vitamin B-12 to help fill in the nutritional gaps of a vegetarian diet
How Nutra Origin Multi Today Whole Food works:
Developed based on a thorough review of the scientific evidence, NutraOrigin's Multi Today Whole Food 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 Whole Food works to support vibrant health with vitamins, minerals, whole foods and more.
Every day, you are assailed by harmful free radicals that attack your cells and DNA. Antioxidants are capable of protecting your cells from these harmful free radicals. 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 Whole Food features beta-carotene, the vegetarian water-soluble precursor of vitamin A, so there is no chance for toxic build-up.
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.
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol succinate)
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 Whole Food includes naturally derived vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol succinate) for optimal absorption.
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 Whole Food includes a range of bioflavonoids, such as quercetin, rutin, citrus bioflavonoids and a hesperidin complex, in order to aid the absorption of vitamin C.
In addition to antioxidant vitamins, minerals and phyto-nutrients, Multi Today Whole Food includes additional antioxidants such as L-glutathione and lutein for added support.
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.
Calcium, magnesium, manganese, boron and potassium are minerals that play a role in supporting bone and/or muscle health. Multi Today Whole Food includes over 250 mg of calcium in every 3-tablet dose – making it an excellent source of this bone-building mineral.
Other minerals included in Multi Today Whole Food include iodine, essential for healthy thyroid function, zinc, necessary for immunity and reproduction, copper, used in the production of hemoglobin, chromium, which aids insulin in shuttling glucose from the bloodstream to the cells and molybdenum, used to help metabolize amino acids by acting as a cofactor for the sulfite oxidase enzyme.
Your body needs iron to form hemoglobin, a key component of red blood cells that helps transport oxygen to the entire body. Because vegetarians are more likely to suffer from iron deficiency than meat eaters, Multi Today Whole Food includes 15 mg of iron per daily dose – providing 85 percent of the daily value.
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. The B vitamins also aid with protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism. 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)
The body uses vitamin B5 to make adrenal hormones that help the body respond to occasional stress – hence the nickname "the anti-stress vitamin." It is also needed to manufacture red blood cells.
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.
Because vitamin B-12 does not occur in significant quantities in plant foods, it is sometimes lacking in vegetarian diets – and is particularly difficult to get through a vegan diet. That's why the General Conference Nutrition Council recommends that vegans eat foods fortified with B-12 or take a B-12 supplement.
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. The body relies on choline to manufacture acetylcholine – a neurotransmitter associated with healthy brain functioning. Both choline and inositol support liver health by preventing fat from building up in the liver.
Two nutrients have been heavily investigated for their protective benefits: vitamin D and selenium.
Vitamin D is a not actually a vitamin but a hormone. It has been the subject of a tremendous amount of research over the past decade, as study after study points to its importance to human health.
Population studies have consistently correlated high intakes of vitamin D with better breast, colon and prostate health. This is probably because the vitamin plays a role in normal cell growth and differentiation. 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. In fact, observational studies have found a connection between vitamin D and blood pressure, arterial health and overall cardiovascular health.
Because the best food sources of vitamin D are seafood – such as salmon, sardines and shrimp – vegetarians may be at particular risk of vitamin D deficiency, which is why Multi Today Whole Food contains 800 IU (double the daily value) of this important nutrient.
Selenium, an essential mineral, is 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 order to maximize the nutrition you get from your diet, Multi Today Whole Food contains a blend of digestive enzymes for breaking down a variety of different foods. Bromelain (from pineapple), papain (from papaya) and protease are all proteolytic, meaning they help break down protein. Amylase aids in the digestion of starches, lipase breaks down fats and cellulase helps digest fiber. Multi Today Whole Food also features betaine hydrochloride to assist in the absorption of minerals.
Probiotics are live beneficial bacteria that contribute to a healthy balance of good to bad bacteria in the gut, supporting gastro-intestinal health. There are a multitude of different probiotics, each with its own researched health benefits. Multi Today Whole Food includes three different probiotic strains: L. bifidus, L. bulgaricus and L. acidophilus (the good bacteria present in yogurt).
Omega-3 fatty acids are absolutely essential to human health, yet are typically lacking in a vegetarian diet. Multi Today Whole Food includes a blend of flaxseed, sunflower oil and borage powder, providing 35 mg of Omega-3s per serving.
Green and Whole Food Blend
You can never have enough greens and whole foods! Certain green foods – such as wheat grass, barley grass, spirulina and chlorella – are so nutrient-dense they have rightfully been nicknamed "superfoods." In fact, spirulina – which is rich in protein, carotenoids and essential fatty acids – has been shown to counter fatigue and fight oxidative stress (caused by free radicals) in humans. In addition to these three superfoods, Multi Today Whole Food also provides whole food nutrition from oat extract and apple pectin.
Throughout the years and across every culture, herbs have been used to support human health and well-being. Multi Today Whole Food includes some of the most revered of these herbs, including echinacea and goldenseal (immune), ginger (digestion), milk thistle (liver), cayenne (heart), Korean ginseng (vitality) and Ginkgo biloba (mind).
Vegetable Blend and Fruit Blend
Multi Today Whole Food also includes an array of vegetable concentrates, including garlic, beets, carrots, parsley, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and kale, as well as fruit powders, such as grapefruit, apple, papaya, peach, berries, acai, pomegranate, pineapple, orange and noni.
Some mushrooms are food; others are medicine. Multi Today Whole Food features three prized medicinal mushrooms from Traditional Chinese Medicine: shiitake, maitake and reishi.
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