I realize that I am answering to an older post, but would like to share a really good natural multivitamin that I take. It's called "Daily Edge" - health food store in a bottle. Check out these anti aging ingredients and antioxidants:
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Vitamin A (from mixed carotenoids): five powerful food antioxidants best known for vision and immune benefits.Vitamin A (from mixed carotenoids): five powerful food antioxidants best known for vision and immune benefits.
Citri-C Complex™: pH-balanced vitamin C with two exclusive antioxidant enhancer compounds.Citri-C Complex™: Non-acidic vitamin C - the essential immune-supporting antioxidant - combined with two exclusive natural enhancer compounds.
Vitamin D: studies show impressive benefits in almost every area of human health.Vitamin D: An explosion of current research is showing impressive benefits in almost every area of human health.
E-Plex: cell-protective, free-radical fighting vitamin E in all eight of its natural forms.E-Plex: Vitamin E, the important free-radical fighter and cell protector, in all 8 of its active natural forms.
Thiamin: essential for energy, brain, nerve, heart, and muscle function.Thiamin (vitamin B1): Essential in energy production and for normal functioning of the brain, heart, nerves and muscles.
Riboflavin: helps vision, hair, skin, and nails; regenerates glutathione for detoxification.Riboflavin: Supports healthy eyes, hair, skin, and nails, and assists the regeneration of glutathione for the body's detoxifying reactions.
Niacin: three different forms to aid heart, and support normal, healthy blood glucose and cholesterol levels.Niacin (vitamin B3): Three different forms of this essential vitamin offer broad-spectrum support to aid the heart and support normal, healthy blood glucose and cholesterol levels.
Vitamin B6: needed for production of proteins, hormones, blood cells, and neurotransmitters.Vitamin B6: Essential in the formation of proteins, nervous system transmitters, red blood cells, antibodies and hormones.
Folate: may reduce risk of neural tube defects; helps maintain normal homocysteine levels.Vitamin A (from mixed carotenoids): five powerful food antioxidants best known for vision and immune benefits.
Vitamin B12: needed for energy production, nervous system, and proper immune function.Vitamin B12: Essential for energy production, nervous system health and proper immune function.
Biotin: important in metabolism of foods; promotes healthy hair, skin, and nails.Biotin: Plays an important role in the metabolism of amino acids, fats and carbohydrates, and promotes healthy hair, skin, and nails.
Pantothenic Acid: helps fight everyday stress; helps the body to burn carbohydrates and fat as energy.Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5): Fights everyday stress, supports healthy adrenal function and cellular metabolism, and helps the body to burn carbohydrates and fats as energy.
Calcium: two forms of this important mineral for bone and heart health, and enzyme and neurotransmitter activity.Calcium: Two forms of this important mineral to support bone maintenance, cardiovascular health, enzyme function and neurotransmitter activity.
Iodine: helps regulate hormones for maintaining proper thyroid function.Iodine: Essential for the production of thyroid hormones and the maintenance of proper thyroid function.
Magnesium: for bone and heart health; helps to soothe sore muscles and prevent cramps.Magnesium: Assists in energy production, bone and heart health, and helps to soothe sore muscles and prevent cramps.
Zinc: vital for skin, metabolism, healthy male sexual function, senses of taste and smell, and immunity.Zinc: Involved in over 200 essential enzyme reactions in proper immune function, skin health, food metabolism, healthy male sexual function, and the senses of taste and smell.
Selenium: a critical element of the detoxifying antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase.Selenium: As a component of the antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase, selenium helps to protect the body against damage from free radicals and environmental toxins.
Copper: a key component of the body's powerful antioxidant superoxide dismutase (SOD).Copper: Involved in many key enzymatic reactions in the body, it is also a vital constituent of superoxide dismutase (SOD), one of the body's most powerful antioxidants.
Manganese: for carbohydrate and fat metabolism, production of SOD and sex hormones.Manganese: Important in carbohydrate and fat metabolism, normal and healthy sex hormone production, and as an important component of the cell-protecting enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD).
Chromium: supports normal, healthy blood glucose, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels.Chromium: supports normal, healthy blood glucose, cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Molybdenum: a component of body enzymes that helps detoxify alcohol and allergens.Molybdenum: a component of body enzymes that help detoxify alcohol and allergens.
Potassium: helps to maintain smooth nerve impulses and muscle contractions.Potassium: As an electrolyte, potassium helps to maintain the electrical charges within our cells for smoother nerve impulses and muscle contractions.
Glutathione Co-Factors with Vegetable Thiols: a unique combination of six natural and food-derived ingredients designed to increase levels of glutathione, the body's essential detoxifier.Glutathione Co-Factors with Vegetable Thiols: Glutathione is one of the body's most powerful antioxidants, and is also essential for detoxification. You can't raise your glutathione levels by ingesting it, but there are certain natural ingredients that have been scientifically shown to increase glutathione. DailyEdge features all six of these: alpha-lipoic acid, glutamine, MSM, and organic sulfur (thiols) from broccoli sprouts and garlic.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA): increases glutathione; regenerates vitamins C and E.Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA): As the "universal antioxidant," ALA helps to regenerate other essential antioxidants such as vitamins C and E.
L-Glutamine: elevates growth hormone for muscle growth and athletic recovery.L-Glutamine: A precursor of the detoxifying body chemical glutathione, glutamine also elevates growth hormone, which is necessary for repair, maintenance, and athletic recovery.
MSM: provides organic sulfur to glutathione; also supports healthy joint function.MSM: Provides organic sulfur to glutathione; also supports healthy joints, skin, hair, nails, and digestive health.
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine: glutathione precursor; acts as an essential antioxidant enzyme.N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine: A sulfur-based amino acid needed to produce glutathione, the antioxidant enzyme that is essential for the body's immune and antioxidant defense systems.
Broccoli Sprout Concentrate: contains thiols to activate detoxifying phase 2 enzymes.Broccoli Sprout Concentrate: The subject of important Johns Hopkins research, broccoli spouts contain natural sulfur-bearing thiols to activate the body's detoxifying phase 2 enzymes.
Standardized Garlic Extract (Pure-Gar®): well-known for its heart healthy benefits.Standardized Garlic Extract (Pure-Gar®): Well-known for its heart healthy benefits, Pure-Gar® garlic is standardized to a high level of allicin and glutathione-enhancing thiols.
Bio-Active Polyphenol Complex: a balanced blend of protective broad-spectrum polyphenols from three of today's most newsworthy and most-studied healthy foods.Bio-Active Polyphenol Complex: A balanced blend of protective broad-spectrum polyphenols from three of today's most newsworthy and most-studied healthy anti-aging foods: green tea, cocoa and pomegranate.
Green Tea Extract: catechins protect against harmful changes in healthy cells.Green Tea Extract: Dozens of studies have shown a wide-range of benefits for green tea's catechin polyphenols, especially in protecting against harmful changes in healthy cells.
Cocoa Flavanol Extract: flavanols in chocolate benefit heart, brain, and vascular health.Cocoa Flavonol Extract: Studies at Harvard and leading research centers are showing that cocoa's flavanol polyphenols can benefit heart, brain and vascular health.
Pomegranate Fruit Extract: elagitannins help to prevent oxidation of bad cholesterol (LDL).Pomegranate Fruit Extract: Pomegranate's healthful ellagitannin polyphenols help to keep bad LDL cholesterol from oxidizing.
Res-V-Plex™: remarkable anti-aging compounds from red wine grapes and other plants.Res-V-Plex™: Contains special protective anti-aging compounds from red wine grapes and other plants, shown in studies to significantly extend the healthy life of cells.
Grape Seed OPC Extract: diverse health benefits shown in 100+ research papers.Grape Seed OPC Extract: With more than 100 research citations on the US Govt PubMed website, grape seed extract is one of the world's most clinically-studied anti-aging compounds.
trans-Resveratrol: phytonutrient from grape skins and Japanese knotweed; extends health-span of cells.trans-Resveratrol: Found in red wine grapes and Japanese knotweed, this potent age fighter has been shown to extend the health-span of cells by as much as 50%. Daily Edge provides an amount equal to 4 bottles of red wine!
Spice of Life™ Antioxidant Blend: health-span enhancing compounds from Nature's pantry.Spice of Life™ Antioxidant Blend: In the days before refrigeration, smart cooks noted that spicy dishes kept their freshness longer than bland ones. Scientists now know that certain spices contain powerful antioxidants and natural anti-aging compounds. DailyEdge combines high-potency extracts of the best antioxidant protectors from Nature's pantry.
Ginger Root Extract: contains gingerols to aid the body's normal response to inflammation.Ginger Root Extract: contains gingerols to support healthy joints.
Oregano Leaf Extract: contains thymol, one of Nature's most renowned cell protectors.Oregano Leaf Extract: contains thymol, one of nature's most renowned cell protectors.
Cinnamon Bark Extract: stimulates metabolism through its thermogenic action.Cinnamon Bark Extract: stimulates metabolism through its thermogenic action.
Rosemary Leaf Extract: legendary rejuvenating herb from the Mediterranean.Rosemary Leaf Extract: legendary rejuvenating herb from the Mediterranean
Turmeric Rhizome Extract: rich in joint-protective curcumin.Turmeric Rhizome Extract: rich in joint-protective curcumin.
Balancing Adaptogen Blend: science-backed herbal extracts to help the body adapt to everyday stress.Balancing Adaptogen Blend: A blend of science-backed herbal extracts from Traditional Chinese Medicine to help the body to adapt to everyday stress, and to keep it in balance.
Astragalus Root: provides astragalins for immune health, especially when taken with goji.Astragalus Root: provides astragalins for immune health, especially when taken with goji.
Panax Ginseng: a tonic for the whole body, rich in restorative saponins.Panax Ginseng: a tonic for the whole body, rich in restorative saponins.
Reishi Mushroom: contains triterpenoids for a strong circulatory system.Reishi Mushroom: contains triterpenoids for a strong circulatory system.
Schizandra Berry: often taken together with goji to enhance vitality and fight everyday stress.Schizandra Berry: often taken together with goji to enhance vitality and fight everyday stress.
Lactospore®: an advanced probiotic, essential for colon and digestive health.Lactospore®: An advanced room-temperature-stable probiotic; essential for colon and digestive health.
Boron: plays a role in calcium metabolism and hormonal balance.Boron: plays a role in calcium metabolism and hormonal balance.
Vanadium: helps maintain normal blood glucose levels.Vanadium: helps maintain normal blood glucose levels.
GoZanthene™: zeaxanthin and lutein (for vision), and lycopene (for colon and prostate), from the goji berry.GoZanthene™: Derived from the seeds and skins of the goji berry, GoZanthene supplies zeaxanthin and lutein to help maintain optimum vision and macular health, and lycopene for prostate and colon health.
Thanks for the input. Reply #1 and #2 were great! The multi vitamin I eventually went with was from Puritan's Pride Time Release Mega Vita-Min available through their catalog and on-line. Excellent prices and deals!
You get what you pay for and the old adage it's better too spend a little more on quality too insure the longevity of the product and user. I have done a huge amount of research on nutrition and you would be surprised where to find the best vitamins and minerals. I would not give my wife or kids Puritan's Pride Products because of the research I have done.
I found that the liquid multivitamin Live The Source works best for me. It is made with all natural nanotechnology which means the particles are broken down smaller and allows it to absorb the body 90%+ it is available at www.markilivethesource.com
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When choosing a vitamin supplement, look for 100% whole food vitamins, in a capsule form. Tablets often use binding agents and have a protective coating making absorption difficult, thus sometimes rendering them ineffective. Also, look for vitamins and supplements that ensure cellular delivery. If a nutrient cannot reach the affected or malnourished area, it is practically worthless. These are essential attributes of any vitamin worth taking. Considering the cost of supplementation, in order to improve and lengthen our lives, we should at least take the time to investigate the abitlity of the product to be absorbed by our bodies.
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I know sublingual vitamins are good because of their absorption rates. I'm wondering about some mouthwashes that started implementing these vitamins ie. www.sublingualb12rinse.com, has anyone heard if they are effective?
I'm a firm believer in vitamins that have high absorption levels. are the best. Pure Encapsulations, Douglas Labs, Kan Herbs, Innate Response, and Banyan are top brands in my opinion. I have been taking them for years. I'd recommend them to anyone but it's always good to check with your Dr. before starting a program. I'm taking alot of fish oil for my joints now and really like Nordic's products. Good luck all!
Honestly, I think that depends on what's important to you. (I'm assuming you're not made of money and can't just take EVERYTHING.) I have a LONG history of breast cancer in my family, so I try to alter my life and my choices to prevent that from happening. This basically sums up what I do: http://www.purematters.com/prevention/breast-cancer/five-habits-that-help-fight-breast-cancer
Like I said, though, it really depends on waht you're looking for. My stepdaughter SWEARS by biotin--says it does wonders for her hair and keeping her nails nice even when she's getting that awful silk stuff. Anyways, just a thought.
After my time with cancer, I always say the bset supplements are the ones that won't hurt you! Even better, the ones that will prevent that god-awful disease. I'm going to be ordering up all sorts of things, particularly the ones listed in this article: http://www.purematters.com/prevention/cancer-prevention/cancer-prevention-the-latest-on-promising-supplements I'd HIGHLY recommend this stuff, just as i recommend any kind of protection against disease. treat you're body well and it'll do the same for you i always say!!!