Tropical Oasis - Liquid Multiple Vitamin/Mineral - 16 oz. (480 mL)
You try to get all the vitamins and minerals you need through a healthy and balanced diet and you know they are important to stay healthy. Unfortunately, busy schedules bring processed foods, and even our fresh foods have diminished nutritional value. Because vitamins and minerals are so essential for many processes in the body, most health professionals recommend a good multiple vitamin and mineral supplement to meet your body's daily requirements.
A good multiple vitamin means one that is made with quality, natural ingredients that your body can absorb. Not all multivitamins are created equal! Tropical Oasis Liquid Multiple Vitamin/Mineral pure, glass bottled, highly-absorbable vitamin and mineral supplement is formulated to make sure you do get the vitamins and minerals needed to maintain healthy mind and body.
Tropical Oasis Liquid Multiple Vitamin/Mineral Highlights:
- Bottled in glass to ensure purity
- Great tasting formula
- 125 nutrients
- 23 amino acids
- 70 colloidal minerals
- 18 herbal extract
- 4:1 concentrate
- 100% of Recommended Daily Intake (RDI)
Multiple Vitamin-Mineral Supplements
What do they do?
Multiple vitamin-mineral (MVM) supplements, sometimes known as multivitamin-mineral supplements, contain a variable number of essential and/or non-essential nutrients. Their primary purpose is to provide a convenient way to take a variety of supplemental nutrients from a single product, in order to prevent vitamin or mineral deficiencies, as well as to achieve higher intakes of nutrients believed to be of benefit above typical dietary levels.
Many MVMs contain at least 100% of the Daily Value (DV) or the U.S. Recommended Dietary Allowance (USRDA) of all vitamins that have been assigned these recommended values. Mineral levels may be lower, or in the case of high potency MVMs, most or all mineral levels may also be at 100% of DV or USRDA. Micronutrients that should be included in a complete MVM are vitamin A (or beta-carotene), vitamin B-complex (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and/or niacinamide, vitamin B6, folic acid (folate), vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, and biotin), vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E, and the minerals calcium, magnesium, zinc, iodine, selenium, copper, manganese, chromium, molybdenum, and possibly iron. Some MVMs also contain vitamin K, but people taking the medication warfarin (Coumadin™) should consult their doctor before taking vitamin K supplements. Phosphorus is another essential dietary mineral, but is so abundant in the diet that it does not need to be included in an MVM formula. The only exception is for elderly people, whose diets tend to be lower in phosphorus. Calcium interferes with phosphorus absorption, so older people who are taking a calcium supplement might benefit from taking additional phosphorus.
Potassium is an unusual case, as adequate amounts of potassium cannot, by law, be sold in nonprescription products. Thus potassium, when included in an MVM formula, represents only a trivial amount. MVMs may contain iron, but these should be taken only by people who have been diagnosed as having, or being at high risk of, iron deficiency, or who have a history of frequent iron deficiency.
Some nutrients may be beneficial at levels above what is possible to obtain from diet alone, and an MVM formula can provide these levels as well. Nutrients that may be useful to most people in larger amounts include vitamin C, folic acid, and calcium. Vitamin E has long been thought to protect against heart disease beginning at 100 IU per day, but more recent research has cast doubt on the value of vitamin E for heart-disease prevention. Large amounts of vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, and pantothenic acid are often included in MVM formulas. Some people claim to experience improvements in mood, energy, and/or overall well-being when taking higher-than-RDA amounts of B vitamins. While there is not a great deal of scientific research to support those observations, one double-blind study of healthy volunteers found that an MVM supplement significantly reduced anxiety and perceived stress levels, and possibly improved energy and the ability to concentrate.
The importance of including the nonessential nutrient beta-carotene in MVMs remains speculative. The synthetic beta-carotene found in most MVMs clearly does not prevent cancer and may increase the risk of lung cancer in smokers. Therefore, the inclusion of synthetic beta-carotene in MVM formulas is of questionable value, and it should be avoided by smokers. This concern was validated by the results of a large study in which male smokers who supplemented with synthetic beta-carotene had an 18% increase in incidence of lung cancer, compared with those given a placebo. On the other hand, because beta-carotene can be converted to vitamin A without causing vitamin A toxicity, some manufacturers use beta-carotene as a source of vitamin A. In contrast to synthetic beta-carotene, however, natural beta-carotene and several other carotenoids may be helpful in preventing certain diseases, including some cancers. Increasingly, natural beta-carotene and several other carotenoids are found in higher quality MVMs.
Another class of non-essential nutrients is the flavonoids, which have antioxidant and other properties and have been reported by some, though not all, researchers to be linked with a reduced risk of heart disease. MVM supplements also frequently include other nutrients of uncertain benefit in the small amounts supplied, such as choline, inositol, and various amino acids.
Preliminary and double-blind trials have shown that women who use an MVM containing folic acid, beginning three months before becoming pregnant and continuing through the first three months of pregnancy, have a significantly lower risk of having babies with neural tube defects (e.g., spina bifida) and other congenital defects.
In one double-blind trial, schoolchildren received, for three months, a daily low-potency vitamin-mineral tablet containing 50% of the USRDA for most essential vitamins and the minerals. The subjects were “working class,” primarily Hispanic, children, aged 6 to 12 years. Dramatic gains in certain measures of IQ were observed in about 20% of the supplemented children. These gains may have been due to the correction of specific nutrient deficiencies (for example, iron) found in these children. However, it was not possible in this study to identify which nutrients caused the increases in IQ.
About Tropical Oasis
Two Brothers, One Vision: To bring their customers better health and quality of life through proper nutrition.
You try to eat nutritious, natural, and healthy foods, but consistently eating a balanced diet is hard to do. Their goal is to provide you with quality nutritional supplements to complete your healthy diet and give your body everything it needs to stay healthy and youthful.
They want you to know them, their products, and their mission.
Seldom do we know where the things we buy come from or why they were made. I feel it is important to tell those stories, and for that reason I would like to share with you their story and the reasons why they founded Tropical Oasis.
In 1996, I was a struggling young salesman working out of my 1970’s house in smoggy Houston, Texas. I remember contemplating my uncertain future as I sat in my drab spare bedroom/converted sales office, sipping on my daily dose of coffee. Little did I know that the coffee I was sipping, as well as everything I consumed made with my tap water, was slowing poisoning my system. Over the three years I had been in the house, I attributed my lagging speed and draining energy to job pressure and just getting older. Then, I discovered that the rusting iron pipes under my house had been leeching contaminants into every drop of water I drank.
My brother Terry was living in Dallas at the time, and when I told him what had happened, he immediately sent me a bottle of liquid vitamin and minerals and insisted I start taking it as soon as it arrived. Soon after, I started feeling better, but then I broke out into a severe red rash all over my body.
Worried about the rash and what could be causing it, I started researching nutrition, toxins, and contaminants. What I found was that my body was going into the first stages of detoxification with the help of the liquid supplements I was taking. After this experience, I realized the power and benefits of liquid nutritional supplements and delved deeply into learning more about nutrition.
With my passion for more knowledge, I became a certified nutritional counselor and continued researching and reading all the latest studies regarding nutrition and dangerous toxins in our food supply, a practice I continue today. I saw a true need to create liquid supplements based upon the idea of cellular nutrition to battle the onslaught of toxins in our industrial world. And with that vision, together with my brother, they founded Tropical Oasis.
A few years later, Inc. 500 listed Tropical Oasis as one of the fastest growing privately owned companies in America, and they haven't looked back since. They still hold true to their vision and strive to create the most effective supplements with the highest quality, natural ingredients available. They don't wait for government regulations to tell us something is unhealthy; they stay proactive to protect their health and yours. Each day brings new advancements and improvements that they continually incorporate into their product line. With over 20 products manufactured here in Texas, USA, you can feel safe knowing that products from Tropical Oasis are what they take for themselves and for our families.
From all of us at Tropical Oasis, thank you for your trust and they wish you and your families the best of health!
Chris and Terry Maher