VitaMedica’s Multi-Vitamin & Mineral is a simple, convenient way to obtain all the essential vitamins and minerals to support overall health and wellness.†
Our comprehensive two-part formula includes a broad range of vitamins and minerals at higher levels than most “one-a-days”.
Energy Support supports mental clarity and alertness throughout the day. The B-Complex supports glowing skin, strong nails & shiny hair.†
Bone Support is a supplement that supports rest and relaxation in the evening. Vitamin D and vitamin K along with the minerals calcium, magnesium, and boron support bone health.†
Make your multi work double-duty – boost energy and strengthen bones. With all the essential nutrients, you’ll be fit and fabulous at any age.†
- A great transition from our Recovery Support Program to support long-term health & wellness.†
- The use of divided dosing, or chronotherapy, enhances absorption and assimilation of the water-soluble vitamins.
- The full B-complex supports energy levels and a feeling of alertness throughout your day.†
- Biotin and pantothenic acid promote glowing skin, strong nails & shiny hair.†
- Vitamins A, C and E fight free-radical damage and support the growth of collagen, a principal protein in the skin.†
- Formulated with Betatene® – a natural mixed carotenoid blend – plus natural mixed vitamin E (mixed tocopherols, mixed tocotrienols) to enhance nutrient availability and absorption.
- With 525 mg of calcium, 450 IU of vitamin D, 315 mg of magnesium, plus vitamin K and boron to support bone and joint health.†
- Chelation, a process that attaches an amino acid with a mineral, enhances mineral absorption.
- Excludes botanicals and herbal ingredients.
- Non-iron formula.
- Riboflavin coated morning tablets and zinc coated evening tablets slide down easy and are odorless.
- Excludes artificial dyes and colorants.
Multi-Vitamin & Mineral is part of the Skin + Beauty product line. These supplements are designed to turn-back the clock by supporting glowing skin, strong nails, and lustrous hair†. To learn more about these nutraceuticals, visit the Skin + Beauty products section.
Nutrition & Ingredients
Betatene® is a registered trademark of COGNIS IP MANAGEMENT GMBH. TRAACS® is a registered trademark of Albion International, Inc. TOCOBEADS® is a registered trademark of LYCORED CORPORATION.
How to Use
Directions: As a dietary supplement, take three tablets of Energy Support with breakfast or lunch. Take three tablets of Bone Support with dinner or before bedtime. Each individual is unique and nutritional requirements may vary. Store in a cool, dry place.
ENERGY SUPPORT and BONE SUPPORT contain niacin, which may cause a temporary redness of the skin and flushing. BONE SUPPORT contains vitamin K and is contraindicated in patients taking blood thinners.
WARNINGS: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. If you are diabetic, pregnant or breast-feeding, seek advice of your physician before using this product. This product may contain a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Not manufactured with wheat, milk, soy, egg, fish, shellfish, peanuts or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP-certified facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
1. What is the primary benefit of using Multi-Vitamin & Mineral?
To conveniently and easily obtain all the essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants needed to support healthy aging and maintain optimal wellness.
2. What makes VitaMedica’s Multi-Vitamin & Mineral product unique?
Quality – the ingredients, dosing, and formula are specifically designed to ensure optimal intake and absorption. Because VitaMedica’s Multi-Vitamin & Mineral supplement is so complete, no other vitamin or mineral supplements need to be taken. The supplement is provided in a morning and evening formulation the follows chronotherapy to provide the right nutrients throughout the day. Divided dosing also replenishes important water-soluble vitamins like vitamin C and the B-Complex. The formulation contains natural vitamins, which provide better absorption than their synthetic counterparts, and chelated minerals for maximal absorption, in just the right balance of vitamins & minerals to eliminate the worry about whether you’re taking enough, or in the right combination. Contain no preservatives or dyes which can cause an allergic reaction in some individuals.
3. If I eat a healthy diet, do I need to take a vitamin & mineral supplement?
No, but the vast majority of Americans do not eat a healthy diet. Extensive research and decades of clinical practice have demonstrated the necessity of good nutrition for optimal health and well-being. Despite this knowledge, most Americans do not eat a well-balanced diet on a consistent basis. Of particular concern is inadequate consumption of a variety of fruits and vegetables. These foods are rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids – nutrients that are vital for optimal health and wellness. A multi-vitamin & mineral supplement is designed to meet the nutritional needs of individuals who do not eat the variety and quality of foods needed to obtain optimal levels of these important micronutrients.
4. Who should use Multi-Vitamin & Mineral?
Anyone looking to cover nutritional gaps in their diet to ensure optimal intake of the essential vitamins & minerals for overall health and wellness can benefit from VitaMedica’s high-potency Multi-Vitamin & Mineral. This physician-formulated supplement is suitable for both men and women; however, because it includes higher amounts of the B-Complex, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D than a typical multi, VitaMedica’s Multi-Vitamin & Mineral is especially well-suited for women between the ages of 35 – 65 years.
5. Who should not use Multi-Vitamin & Mineral?
Nutritional supplements have an excellent safety track record. However, certain individuals should seek the advice of their doctor before beginning any nutritional supplement program particularly diabetics, pregnant or lactating women. VitaMedica’s Multi-Vitamin & Mineral contains niacin, which may cause a temporary redness of the skin and flushing. The evening formulation contains vitamin K and is contraindicated in patients taking blood thinners. Please refer to the Directions section for more information on precautions and contraindications.
6. Why is Multi-Vitamin & Mineral provided in a two-part formula?
To enhance absorption and to provide the right nutrients at the right time of day and night. The morning formulation contains nutrients needed to stay energized and alert, with stable blood glucose levels during the day and to cope with stress (B-complex, chromium). Conversely, the evening formulation contains nutrients needed during the evening to promote rest and relaxation, enhance dreaming during sleep, and restore brain neuro-chemicals (calcium and other minerals). Another reason for taking supplements in the morning and evening is that the water-soluble vitamins (vitamin C and the B-Complex) are better absorbed if taken in divided doses. These nutrients are not stored in the tissues like the fat-soluble vitamins and need to be replenished throughout the day.
7. Multi-Vitamin & Mineral is formulated with 750 mg of calcium. Shouldn’t I be getting closer to 1,000-1,500 mg of calcium per day?
Yes. While adult women should obtain about 1,000-1,500 mg of calcium per day in their diet, it is difficult – and not recommended – to obtain this amount just from supplements. The best way to reach the daily recommendation of calcium is by eating foods high in calcium, such as low-fat dairy products, some dark green leafy vegetables, salmon, and peanuts, and using a supplement like VitaMedica’s Multi-Vitamin & Mineral to cover any remaining balance.
8. Multi-Vitamin & Mineral is formulated with vitamin A from Betatene®. What is Betatene?
Although most people have heard of beta-carotene, many other carotenes exist including alpha-carotene, gamma-carotene, lycopene, zeaxanthin, and lutein. While not all the carotenes convert to vitamin A, all provide excellent antioxidant protective benefits. Most supplements contain just beta-carotene and in many cases, the source is not natural but is synthesized. Betatene is a naturally occurring blend of carotenes, which includes beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, and lutein. Betatene is derived from D. salina algae and is grown on the world’s largest cultivated algae farm, located in Whyalla, Australia.
9. Multi-Vitamin & Mineral is formulated with 300 mg of vitamin C. Shouldn’t I be getting more of this nutrient per day?
Not necessarily. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that has an excellent safety track record. While most individuals are accustomed to taking 500, 1,000 or even 1,500 mg of vitamin C daily, our bodies do not require this amount for optimal health and wellness. At high doses, the risk of toxicity with vitamin C is very low because unlike their fat-soluble counterpart, the body does not store the excess. But, taking amounts over 1,000 mg can cause gastrointestinal upset in some people. Supplementing the diet with 300 mg per day of vitamin C to support general health and wellness is sufficient for most individuals. A higher intake is recommended during periods of stress (injury, sickness, surgery) which is why VitaMedica’s Clinical Support Program is formulated with 750 mg of this nutrient.
10. Multi-Vitamin & Mineral is formulated with two sources of Vitamin E (tocopherols and tocotrienols). Why are both forms provided in the formula?
To provide both vitamin E activity and antioxidant protective benefits. Vitamin E refers to a family of eight compounds: four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. In each family, the members are named alpha, beta, gamma, and delta. Normally in foods that contain vitamin E, each of the family members is present. However, in most supplements and topical skin care products, only one member is provided, typically alpha-tocopherol. While alpha-tocopherol provides the highest level of vitamin E activity, some of the other members like delta-tocotrienol and gamma-tocotrienol have more potent antioxidant effects. Including all members of the vitamin E family in a formula is more expensive but the finished product provides a broader range of benefits.
11. Several B-vitamins in the Multi-Vitamin & Mineral are well above the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). Why are the amounts this high and are they safe?
The RDAs or Recommended Daily Allowances are nutritional guidelines that were originally established in 1941 by the National Academy of Sciences. The Guidelines reflect the minimum requirements to achieve health but do not take into consideration sex, age, weight, activity levels, and other dietary factors. For this reason, the RDAs are viewed as being deficient particularly as it relates to key antioxidants such as vitamin E and vitamin C. Instead, Optimal Dosages have been established by industry leaders that better reflect nutritional requirements based on findings from the many research and longitudinal studies conducted since 1941. Multi-Vitamin & Mineral has been formulated to contain optimal amounts of each ingredient to ensure safety and efficacy. Of these, the B-Complex has a superlative safety profile even at much higher intakes than the RDA, as these water-soluble vitamins are not stored in the body.
12. Multi-Vitamin & Mineral is formulated with bioflavonoids. What are bioflavonoids and why are they important?
Bioflavonoids are compounds that are found widely in plants. These plant chemicals are responsible for giving fruits and vegetables their color (reds, yellows, blues). Good sources of flavonoids include all citrus fruits but also tea, red wine, and even dark chocolate. Flavonoids serve several purposes for plants including protection from insects and microbes, and like other phytochemicals, flavonoids have potent antioxidant protective benefits. Flavonoids enhance the absorption of vitamin C, have an antibacterial effect, and promote circulation.
13. Multi-Vitamin & Mineral does not contain any iron. I thought iron was important; why is this mineral not included?
Women of child-bearing age need to make sure that they obtain an adequate amount of iron. Iron is important for growth, promoting resistance to disease, and preventing fatigue. However, iron-containing supplements should only be taken after lab tests show an iron deficiency. This is important because iron-overload is twice as common as iron deficiency. Importantly, iron supplements should be taken separately from a Multi-Vitamin & Mineral formulation because iron interferes with the absorption of other nutrients.
14. The Supplement Facts panel uses the word chelate after each mineral. What does chelate mean?
In general, our bodies absorb vitamins without much difficulty, but minerals are not absorbed so well. Chelation is a process that combines a mineral with an amino acid to enhance the absorption of the mineral by fooling the body into thinking it is absorbing the amino acid attached to the mineral. The mineral is pulled into the body along with the amino acid, ensuring its absorption. The extra expense related to this additional process to attach the amino acid to the mineral is well worth it.
15. My regular multi-vitamin contains some herbal ingredients. Why doesn’t VitaMedica’s Multi-Vitamin & Mineral include these?
Because herbal supplements should be taken separately and used for condition-specific purposes only. In most cases, the practice of combining herbals with a multi-vitamin & mineral formulation supports a marketing position rather than providing a health benefit because the dosing is usually very low. Varro Tyler, a leading herb expert, recommends that herbs be used only for specific conditions and for a limited duration. Examples would include dong quai to relieve menopausal symptoms or St. John’s Wort to quell mild depression.
16. I normally take a multi along with a calcium, vitamin E, and vitamin C supplement. Do I need to continue taking these while taking Multi-Vitamin & Mineral?
In most cases, it is not necessary. One of the benefits of using VitaMedica’s Multi-Vitamin & Mineral supplement is that it provides all the key vitamins and minerals necessary for optimal health and wellness. Thus, many patients can simplify their nutritional supplement regimen by eliminating most or all the additional supplements they have been taking. The only exception is women who have been instructed by their doctor to take additional calcium to prevent the progression of osteoporosis, and any individual instructed to supplement with iron due to a diagnosed iron deficiency.
17. The Morning tablets are yellow, and the Evening tablets are white. Why is this? Are these artificial colorants?
The color-coding is helpful to distinguish between the daytime and evening supplements. The morning formulation is coated by the B-vitamin riboflavin, and the evening formulation is coated with the mineral zinc. Both are natural colorants and do not contain any artificial dyes or colorants.
18. What is the recommended dosing for Multi-Vitamin & Mineral?
The recommended dosing is to take 3 of the Morning tablets with breakfast or lunch, and 3 of the Evening tablets with dinner or before bedtime. Taking the product with food helps enhance the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients, and reduces the chances of experiencing GI upset when first taking the supplement.
19. I have trouble taking tablets and experience an upset stomach. Is there anything I can do to help take the tablets?
VitaMedica’s Multi-Vitamin & Mineral tablets have been uniquely designed with a flatter, more oblong shape than traditional tablets to facilitate ease of swallowing, but can be broken or mixed in with some food (smoothie) if necessary. For those individuals who have trouble taking tablets, eating a banana beforehand can help to slide the tablets down the throat. For those who have a sensitive stomach, it becomes even more important to take the tablets with food.
20. I normally take a one-a-day type of multi. Why can’t VitaMedica’s Multi-Vitamin & Mineral provide everything in just one tablet?
While the concept of taking one tablet a day is ideal, it is difficult to provide all the essential micronutrients that the body requires in a single tablet. The main challenge is with bulk nutrients such as calcium which are large molecules that take up a lot of volume; the size of a tablet with the full amounts of all nutrients would be so large as to be entirely impractical. Additionally, a one-a-day method of delivery is not ideal for the water-soluble vitamins (B-complex and vitamin C) which are not stored in the body and therefore need to be replenished throughout the day. Gummi versions of vitamins, while increasingly popular, face the same dilemma with the further downside of added sugars and artificial colorants.
21. What other VitaMedica supplements are beneficial to support overall health & wellness?
Maintaining overall health and wellness starts with a health-promoting diet rich in fruits, vegetables and high-quality protein and fat sources. VitaMedica’s nutraceuticals are designed to help cover any nutrient gaps that may remain, and target specific health objectives. Healthy Skin Formula and Clear Skin Formula provide nutrients to banish blemishes from the inside out and promote a clear complexion. Anti-Aging Formula, our most popular product, includes our high-quality Multi-Vitamin & Mineral plus our Phyto-5 Phytonutrient Complex and organic flax seed oil in 30 convenient daily packs.
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