Nutra Origin Multi Today Men 50+ Essential Nutrients High Potency - 60 Rapid Release Coated Caplets
Nutra Origin Multi Today Man 50+ is a complete, iron-free multivitamin and mineral formulated for the specific needs of men over 50 - including extra calcium and vitamin D. But providing a complete array of vitamins and minerals necessary for men's optimal health is just the beginning. Multi Today Man 50+ also includes a proprietary amino acid blend, for supporting cellular health; a joint health complex, provides nutrition for the joints; a men's bioactive blend, with carefully chosen herbs traditionally used to support the male system; a wealth of botanical antioxidants, for protecting against free radicals, and an energy/focus blend of herbs and green foods valued for their ability to revitalize body and brain.
- Complete, iron-free multivitamin and mineral
- Formulated for the specific needs of men over 50
- Two tablets per day
- 200 mcg selenium to protect the prostate and colon
- 350 mg calcium + 100 mg magnesium + 1,000 IU vitamin D for bone health
- Extra zinc for the male reproductive system
- Proprietary amino acid blend for cellular health
- Joint health complex provides nutrition for the joints
- Men's bioactive blend supports the male system
- Botanical antioxidants protect against free radicals
- Energy/focus blend of herbs and green foods revitalize body and brain
Key benefits of Nutra Origin Multi Today Man 50+:
- Cellular Health
Provides antioxidant protection to the cells (A, C, E, selenium, antioxidant blend)
Supports the production of red blood cells (B-5)
May offer protection to tissues such as the colon and prostate (D, selenium)
Helps maintain healthy vision (A)
Promotes healthy immune function (A, C)
Helps keep blood vessels clean and flexible (E)
Promotes cardiovascular health (D, E)
- Bones, Muscles & Joints
Helps build bone and supports muscle health (calcium, magnesium, manganese, boron, potassium, D, K, joint complex)
Maintains healthy thyroid function (iodine)
- Energy and Vitality
Provides cofactors needed for energy production (B vitamins)
Supports and revitalizes the male system (energy/focus blend, bioactive blend)
- Blood Sugar
Aids in the transport and utilization of glucose (chromium)
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 Man 50+ works:
Developed based on a thorough review of the scientific evidence, NutraOrigin's Multi Today Men's 50+ 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 Men's 50+ works to create a complete foundation for the health of men over 50.
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. Because the accumulated effects of free radical attack are associated with the aging process, Multi Today Men's 50+ includes extra doses of key antioxidants – such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium – compared to their multivitamin for men under 50 (Multi Today Man).
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 Men's 50+ features beta-carotene, the 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 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 Men's 50+ 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.
Multi Today Men's 50+ also includes whole-food sources of antioxidants from berries (such as bilberry and elderberry), fruits (like black currant and grape seed extract) and vegetables (including carrots, broccoli and garlic). Plus, it features key antioxidants such as resveratrol, the popular antioxidant found in red wine; astaxanthin, the pigment that makes salmon pink; lutein and zeaxanthin, which give various squashes their yellow color; coenzyme Q10 and alpha lipoic acid, two antioxidants that are made in the body and are present in most cells; superoxide dismutase, an enzyme that scavenges the free radical superoxide; and Pycnogenol, extracted from the bark of the French Maritime pine tree.
Bone, Muscle & Joint Health 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 Men's 50+ provides 350 mg of calcium – more than a glass of milk – plus 100 mg of calcium's essential co-nutrient magnesium, which must be present in the body in order for calcium to be absorbed.
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. Because many researchers are convinced that 400 IU of vitamin D (the current daily value) is not adequate to meet daily needs – and since vitamin D insufficiency is rampant among older adults – Multi Today Men's 50+ includes a high dose of 1,000 IU of vitamin D per day. It also provides 100 percent of the daily value for vitamin K, which is deficient in many American diets. It's a good idea to take calcium with vitamin K, which helps ensure the mineral gets deposited in the bones and not the arteries.
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 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.
Joint Health Complex
Multi Today Men's 50+ includes ingredients that provide the nutritional building blocks for joint cartilage, such as glucosamine, chondroitin and collagen. It also features MSM, a sulfur-containing compound, and silica, a mineral needed for the formation of collagen. The amounts of glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM included in Multi Today Men's 50+ are considered supportive; for full-potency joint support, consider using Arthrigin in addition to Multi Today Men's 50+.
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 Men's 50+ 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 blood stream to the cells, molybdenum, used to help metabolize amino acids by acting as a cofactor for the sulfite oxidase enzyme, and vanadium, which may support healthy blood sugar levels.
Importantly, Multi Today Men's 50+ includes extra zinc and is completely free of iron. Zinc is important for the manufacture of testosterone, but is depleted through ejaculation, so it must be replaced on a regular basis. Iron is an essential mineral, yet too much can actually be harmful. As a man, 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. 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.
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.
Proprietary Amino Acid Blend
As the building blocks for proteins, amino acids play a central role in human health. They act as the catalysts for almost all cellular reactions, and help govern cellular processes. Multi Today Men's 50+ includes 10 different amino acids, including five that are essential – meaning they cannot be produced by the body and must be obtained through the diet.
Men's Bioactive Blend
Throughout the years and across various cultures, certain herbs have been traditionally used to support the male system. Multi Today Men's 50+ includes the most venerated of these herbs, including pumpkin seed, pygeum, and saw palmetto. In addition, Multi Today Men's 50+ includes the antioxidant lycopene, which is known to be beneficial to men, and oyster extract, a natural source of nutritive trace elements.
Finally, Multi Today Men's 50+ includes a variety of herbs, green foods and nutraceuticals that are valued for their ability to revitalize body and brain, including green tea, cayenne pepper, spirulina (a green food), Panax ginseng, gingko, and phosphatidyl serine (a naturally occurring building block of cell membranes).
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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