Whole Food Multi Vitamin PLUS Minerals - Dr Mercola - 240 Tablets
Natural and selected extracts from over 25 different fruits, vegetables and herbs go into its making, Formulated with a unique anti-oxidant formula, Whole-Food Multivitamin Plus also includes vital minerals like Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium. Perfect if you are spending more time and money on many different supplements.
The RDA's are pretty amazing too, when you consider each dose doesn't contain synthetic vitamins but instead the natural goodness from whole foods.
Mercola realised that many so-called high-potency multivitamins are seriously lacking in mineral content. However, with his unique Multivitamin +Plus formula, you'll benefit from many specially selected minerals, including these 3 essential ones:
Calcium - To provide a high-level of support for your skeletal system, Dr. Mercola chose to include a high amonut of calcium. His main reason to include Calcium is because your need for calcium becomes more and more important to poromote healthy bones as you age.
Magnesium - Scientific studies have reported that magnesium is helpful in supporting your lungs and overall pulmonary system. Magnesium intake also promotes bone density health as well as helps maintain your muscular and nervous systems. Magnesium helps support a healthy heart, and your energy needs.
Potassium - This important mineral helps regulate your circulatory system and promotes your heart health. In addition, research has shown that potassium is another important element in your bone density health. As you age, bone density becomes an important element in your overall health.
High-Potency Antioxidant Formula
Multivitamin +Plus provides you with a highly concentrated daily supplement containing more than 50 nutritional ingredients, all in a special herbal food base. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules and fragments of molecules that may impact your body at your cellular level. Free radicals constantly attack your body proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and DNA, and can cause potentially serious health concerns unless they are kept in check. Every cell in your body suffers an estimated 10,000 free radical hits each day. Your body does its best to fight back, in what is an actual battlefield at the cellular level.
To help balance the effects of free radicals, Multivitamin Plus provides you with high-potency amounts of an exclusive antioxidant formula that includes:
- Beta-carotene - Healthy vision and immune system support
- Vitamin C - Promotes tissue growth and repair, healthy gums
- Vitamin D3- Supports heart, bone, vascular, and immune system health
- Vitamin E - Helps support your muscular system
- Selenium - Bolsters your healthy immune system
- L-Cysteine - Supports your immune and respiratory systems
- Lutein - Helps promote your healthy vision
- Lycopene - Supports your immune system
- Red Wine Proanthocyanidins - Provides cardiovascular support (derived from the grapes traditionally used for wine, not the wine itself)
- And select extracts and powders form over 25 frutis, vegetables, and herbs
Superior Form of Folic Acid
Folic acid, or folate, an important member of the B-vitamin family, plays many important roles in your body. Folic acid helps maintain normal blood homocysteine levels, helps nourish the brain and supports mood, supports protein metabolism, supports energy production and promotes normal formation and functioning of red and white blood cells.
For folic acid to perform all of these crucial duties in your body, it must first be activated into the biologically active form, L-5-MTHF. This is the form that's most usable by your body and the form that's able to cross the blood-brain barrier to carry out important brain functions.
However, the form most commonly added to nutritional supplements is folic acid. And here's the problem: nearly half of the population has difficulty converting folic acid to the bioactive 5-MTHF form because of a genetic reduction in enzyme activity. So if you have a reduced ability to metabolize folic acid, you may have less-than-optimal cardiovascular health. Using a 5-MTHF form of folic acid may help.
Metafolin, a patened form of 5-MTHF, is:
- The form of folate that's preferred by your body
- More reliably bioavailable and biologically active than folic acid
- The only folate that can cross the blood-brain barrier
Frequently Asked Questions
I already take so many supplements and have a healthy diet. Do I still need multivitamins?
Multivitamins help support your optimal health. They provide a broad base of nutrients needed for a strong and active lifestyle. Taking other supplements is great, but it's doubtful that you will get a full spectrum of the nutrients you need from them. To get all the nutrients supplied by multivitamins separately, you would end up taking many more supplements.
Why do I need all these vitamins and minerals?
Many people today don't consume the nutrients they need. Even if you eat whole organic foods, up to 50% of their nutritional value may be lost through the cooking and preparation process. Plus, soil nutrients are not what they were 50 or 100 years ago, so it is difficult to get all your nutrients from the food you eat. A good multivitamin can help you get some of these nutrients that are missing from your diet.
I don't want to take 8 tablets per day. Explain?
Totally understandable, but it's unlikely that one single tablet could hold enough vitamins and minerals to support your health. This may be possible with synthetic ingredients made in a lab, but synthetic vitamins may not be absorbed as well as nutrients from whole foods. Dr. Mercola can compress ingredients to some extent, but not to the point where everything you need is in one pill. "One-a-day" pills are generally missing essential ingredients or rely on lab-made synthetics.
Are all of these ingredients from whole foods?
Dr. Mercola's Multivitamin Plus includes a blend of veggies, fruits, herbs, and green foods designed to support your health. More than 2000 mg of nutrients support your body systems. Since this was impractical with certain nutrients, we used a bioavailable form that is easily absorbed instead.
Dr. Mercola Premium Products - Whole-Food Multivitamin Plus - 240 Tablets
Serving Size: 8 Tablets
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A (from Beta Carotene) 5,000 IU 100%
Vitamin C (as Calcium Ascorbate, Magnesium Ascorbate, Niacinamide Ascorbate, Ascorbyl Palmitate) 500 mg 833%
Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol) 5,000 IU 1,250%
Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopheryl plus Mixed Tocopherols) 400 IU 1,333%
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) (as Thiamine Pyrophosphate) 3 mg 200%
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) (as Riboflavin-5-Phosphate) 3.4 mg 200%
Niacin (Vitamin B3) (as Niacinamide Ascorbate) 40 mg 200%
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate) 4 mg 200%
Folate (as L-Methylfolate) 400 mcg 100%
Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) 100 mcg 1,667%
Biotin 900 mcg 300%
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) (as D-calcium Pantothenate) 30 mg 300%
Calcium (from Calcium Ascorbate, Citrate/Malate Complex) 250 mg 25%
Iodine (from Kelp) 200 mcg 133%
Magnesium (from Magnesium Ascorbate/Amino Acid Chelate Complex) 500 mg 125%
Zinc (from Zinc Amino Acid Chelate) 15 mg 100%
Selenium (from Amino Acid Chelate Complex) 200 mcg 286%
Copper (from Copper Amino Acid Chelate) 50 mcg 3%
Manganese (from Manganese Amino Acid Chelate) 2 mg 100%
Chromium (from Amino Acid Chelate) 200 mcg 167%
Molybdenum (from Amino Acid Chelate) 100 mcg 133%
Potassium (from Potassium Krebs, Amino Acid Chelate Complex) 99 mg 2%
Lutein 6 mg *
Lycopene 6 mg *
Zeaxanthin 1 mg *
Other Minerals, Nutrients and Trace Elements
Inositol 100 mg *
Silica 100 mg *
Choline 60 mg *
PABA (Para-Aminobenoic Acid) 50 mg *
Boron (from Amino Acid Chelate Complex) 1.5 mg *
Strontium (from Strontium Carbonate) 297 mcg *
Trace Elelments (from Kelp) approx. 100 mcg *
Vanadium (from Amino Acid Chelate) 50 mcg *
Amino Acids and Enzymes
L-Cysteine/N-Acetyl L-Cysteine Blend 150 mg *
Betaine (from 150 mg Betaine HCl) 114 mg *
Bromelain (2,000 GDU/g) 50 mg *
Glutamic Acid 20 mg *
L-Methionine 12.5 mg *
Bioflavonoids and Proanthocyanidins
Rose Hips 100 mg *
Lemon Bioflavonoids 100 mg *
Red Wine Proanthocyanidins/Pine Bark Extract 50 mg * (non alcoholic)
Hesperidin 35 mg *
Rutin 25 mg *
Vegetables Fruits and Herbs
Dr. Mercola Special Blend 700 mg *
Kale (leaf), Spinach (leaf), Carrot (root),
Radish (root), Celery (leaf and stick),
Apricot (fruit), Blackberry (fruit), Cranberry
(fruit), Grape (fruit), Pineapple (fruit)
Blueberry (fruit) 100 mg *
Garlic (bulb) 100 mg *
Broccoli (entire plant) 100 mg *
Cauliflower (entire plant) 100 mg *
Spirulina 100 mg *
Chlorella (broken-cell wall) 100 mg *
Green Papaya Extract (fruit) 100 mg *
Green Tea Extract (leaf) 50 mg *
Sprouted Barley Juice (entire plant) 50 mg *
Wheat Grass Juice (entire plant) 50 mg *
Beet Extract (root) 50 mg *
Apple Pectin (fruit) 50 mg *
* Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Cellulose