Tag Archives: multivitamins

Proper Nutrition is the Key to Health & Vitality!

Author: Chuck Arnonevitamins2-210_2

We all need to start somewhere with vitamins as our soils that grow our foods have been depleted of their nutrients over a period of decades! Liquid vitamins are better for a few reasons. They are easier for the body to digest and absorb than hard pills.Liquid vitamins are formulated at or near the concentration of body fluids and by virtue of being liquid, are not as concentrated as pills and tablets therefore loading capacity is less likely to be exceeded.

These vitamins are better than pills because they have better absorption and faster assimilation rate than pills. It is a lot better for your digestive system and is the same vitamins that you find in any supermarket or health store, but are suspended in a liquid vitamin mixture. This new method of taking liquid nutritional supplements is becoming extraordinarily popular in today’s progressive healthcare marketplace. These vitamins are available in the form of multi-vitamins as well. The liquid multi-vitamins offer a whole host of health benefits, both at physiological and psychological levels.

Liquid vitamins are the wave of the future and liquids work 9 times faster than pills. They bypass the digestive tract and are absorbed into the bloodstream, not to mention what it would also do for our city sewers, since pills are not efficiently absorbed into your bloodstream. Minerals do not always readily absorb in the body because they attach to larger molecules. A liquid vitamin supplement that uses amino acids is the best to enable mineral molecules to absorb. The benefit can be derived from every essential ingredient.

When starting your regimen with a multi-vitamin, results are not instant and require time to clean out and bring your body back to a healthy state. The first days to weeks you start your program with liquid vitamins, your body will go through a cleansing. These products are so effective that they will get into your tissues and push out the toxins that are stored in the cells. Additionally, the AMA (American Medical Association) is now recommending that everyone take a multi-vitamin to supplement their diet.

Supplements will not compensate for fatty fried foods, high intake of carbohydrates and imbalanced nutrition. It can on the other hand, compliment your nutrition, reinforce your immune system and top off the missing nutrients in your diet. Multivitamins vary in quality and not everyone will be able to do the same regimen. Supplementing your body with colloidal minerals and vitamin nutrients can help create the optimal environment in the body for maximal life expectancy by replenishing nutritional deficiencies. There are some Eastern cultures that have people routinely living to ages in the range of 120 to 140 years old (ex: the Hunzas). Supplements must be taken on your off days from training just as well as when you are working out. It is on your off days that your body is recovering from strenuous workouts and needs the proper nutrition to support muscle growth.

Get started on a daily vitamin regimen with the health supplements of high quality. In fact, they help you with more than vitamins and minerals not in your diet. In one daily dose you will get nutritional items proven to improve your digestive system, bones and joints, your immune system, your energy level, your heart and blood circulation and your mood and memory and ability to combat stress! Studies have shown that vitamins, especially liquid vitamins can boost your health and vitality!

Antioxidant vitamins have been said to be extremely helpful in preventing the oxidation of LDL, and consequently the accumulation of fat clogged arteries. However recent research is indicating that there is no link between antioxidant vitamins and prevention of coronary disease. Antioxidants have just started becoming talked about and mainstream. Even a few years ago, not many people could tell you what they are or the foods you can get them from.

Let’s look at this in an easy to understand way of improving your health as quickly as possible without harming yourself! Today’s lifestyles are hurry up and rush around, not to mention the smog in our cities and day to day stress of life. All of us including our children need to be on a daily routine of vitamins. The difference in staying healthy and living a long productive life.

Multivitamin Comparison – From Empty Air to Boosting Health

Author: Daniel Tolmieprepare-medically-multivitamins

Multivitamins – who uses them?  Well, you probably do, Americans spend $4,000,000,000 a year on multivitamins alone.  70 % Australians are no less keen on them, spending a tiny $2,300,000,000, and yes … that is a ton of zeros!!

Who needs them?  Well the number of people that can say that every day they honestly eat a well-balanced diet of containing lots of fruits, nuts and vegetables, whole grains, dairy, along with chicken and fish is not just low, it is merely non-existent.  Of the people who think they are doing well, most do not realize the sheer quantities that have to be consumed to maintain that ‘well-balanced diet’.

Okay, so almost everyone needs a multivitamin, but which one to choose?  Having 30,000+ vitamins on the market presents so much choice it normally is a case of finding the bottle you think looks the nicest … or the cheapest.  After all, a vitamin is a vitamin right?

Fortunately, 7 Canadian and American biochemists have come to rescue us from our ignorance.  They looked at and compared what is in each of these multivitamins by separating and measuring each ingredient – that is, vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and other components.

They put together the ‘perfect’ multivitamin, which actually does not exist as some vitamins needs to be taken separately and it would be the size of large chestnut, and rather difficult to swallow!

They examined how absorbable the vitamins were, whether they were in the right amounts/form and the variety of vitamins and minerals.  Also looked at was having the vitamins in the right combinations for the body’s needs.  The score was how close each one was to that perfect multivitamin out of 100%.

In order of importance;

Nutritional Supplements                             %

USANA Health Sciences Essentials……………………………….. 73.7

Solgar Omnium ……………………………………………….. 56.5

Thorne Research Al’s Formula ………………………………….. 46.9

Clinicians Vitamin and Mineral Boost……………………………. 45.1

NFS Nutraceuticals Ultimate Sports Multi ……………………….. 44.5

Thorne Research Basic Nutrients V ……………………………… 44.4

Thorne Research Basic Nutrients III ……………………………. 38.7

Solgar VM-2000……………………………………………….. 37.9

Pharmanex Lifepak ……………………………………………. 28.1

Amway NutriWay Double X ………………………………………. 27.3

GNC LiveWell Women’s Ultra Mega ……………………………….. 26.1

Pharmanex Lifepak Women ………………………………………. 25.6

BioCeuticals Multi Essentials …………………………………. 25.3

Pharmalliance OxiChel…………………………………………. 24.8

Neways Orachel ………………………………………………. 24.1

Solgar Formula VM-75 …………………………………………. 23.1

Radiance Multi-Power …………………………………………. 22.6

Nutra Life Active Men’s Multi………………………………….. 22.3

GNC LiveWell Mega Men ………………………………………… 21.2

Pharmanex Lifepak Prime ………………………………………. 21.0

Nature’s Sunshine Supplemental Vitamins & Minerals……………….. 20.6

Thompson’s Multifort …………………………………………. 17.5

Nature’s Way Mega Multi ………………………………………. 17.1

Thompson’s Immunofort ………………………………………… 16.9

Nutra Life Active Women’s Multi Plus …………………………… 16.4

Eagle Tresos B PluSe …………………………………………. 16.4

Nature’s Way Women’s Energy Mega Multivitamin……………………. 16.4

Pharm-a-Care Women’s Mega Strength MultiVitamins ………………… 16.4

Bioglan Women’s Complete Multi Compex     ………………………… 16.4

Pretorius Women’s Live Better Multi Vitamin & Mineral ……………. 16.3

Kordel’s Men’s Multi (without Iron) ……………………………. 15.4

Nutrition Care Formula SF88 …………………………………… 15.1

Blackmores Women’s Vitality Multi ……………………………… 14.1

Metagenics Multigenics ……………………………………….. 14.1

Red Seal Women’s Multi………………………………………… 14.0

Nature’s Own Daily Multi Peak Performance ………………………. 14.0

Mannatech GlycoLEAN Catalyst ………………………………….. 13.9

Natural Nutrition Mega Potency Women’s Multi Vitamin with Selenium … 13.7

Nature’s Sunshine Mega-Chel …………………………………… 13.5

Metagenics Multigenics Phyto Plus ……………………………… 13.5

Blackmores Women’s Multi & Evening Primrose Oil …………………. 13.4

Natural Nutrition Mega Potency Fifty Plus Multi Vitamins …………. 13.4

Blackmores Sustained Release Women’s Multi Vitamins & Minerals ……. 13.3

Natural Nutrition Mega Potency Men’s Multi Vitamin with Selenium ….. 13.3

Red Seal Men’s Multi …………………………………………. 13.3

Pharm-a-Care Men’s Mega Strength Multi-Vitamin ………………….. 11.7

Bioglan Men’s Complete Multi Complex …………………………… 11.6

Nature’s Way Men’s Energy Mega Multi-Vitamin Iron-Free …………… 11.6

Blackmores Sustained Release Multi Vitamins and Minerals …………. 11.5

Swisse Women’s Ultivite Formula 1 ……………………………… 11.5

Pluravit Time-Release Multi …………………………………… 11.5

Thompson’s Men’s Multi with Antioxidants ……………………….. 11.3

Herbs of Gold Executive Multi Vitamin & Mineral …………………. 11.1

Golden Glow Senior’s One-A-Day Multi …………………………… 11.1

Swisse Women’s Ultivite No Iron or Iodine ………………………. 10.9

Swisse Men’s Ultivite Formula 1 ……………………………….. 10.8

Blackmores Sustained Release Multi Vitamins & Minerals + Selenium …. 10.7

Melaleuca Vitality for Women ………………………………….. 10.6

Reliv Now …………………………………………………… 10.4

Nature’s Own Multivitamin Plus Omega 3 Fish Oil ………………….  9.1

Avon VitAdvance Women’s Complete II …………………………….  9.1

Good Health Men’s Multi-Plus …………………………………..  9.1

Pharma Foods Pharma Day with Selenium …………………………..  8.7

Herbalife Formula 3 …………………………………………..  8.7

Kordel’s Women’s Multi Plus EPO ………………………………..  8.6

Cenovis Mega Multi ……………………………………………  8.4

Thompson’s Femmefort ………………………………………….  8.3

Microgenics Mega Multivitamin ………………………………….  8.0

Melaleuca Vitality for Men …………………………………….  7.5

Reliv Classic ………………………………………………..  7.5

Nutrition Care Formula 33SE ……………………………………  7.4

Microgenics Women’s Pro Active Multi Vitamin …………………….  6.8

Golden Glow Super One-A-Day ……………………………………  6.7

Herron Clinical Nutrition Men’s Multi-Vitamin & Minerals ………….  6.2

Blackmores Men’s Performance Multi ……………………………..  6.2

Good Health Women’s Multi-Plus …………………………………  6.0

Vitaplex Professional One a Day Multivitamin …………………….  5.0

New Vision Essential Vitamins ………………………………….  4.7

Centrum Select 50+ ……………………………………………  4.3

Amway NutriWay Daily ………………………………………….  4.2

Microgenics Men’s Essential Multivitamin ………………………..  4.1

Myadec Gold A-Z Guard …………………………………………  4.0

Red Seal Total Multi with Minerals ……………………………..  3.9

Centrum Complete from A to Zinc ………………………………..  3.9

Cenovis 50+ Multi …………………………………………….  3.8

Guardian Women’s Multi Vitamins & Minerals……………………….  3.6

Herron Clinical Nutrition One-a-Day Women’s Multi-Vitamns & Minerals .  3.6

Cenovis Multivitamin and Minerals……………………………….  3.4

Amcal One-A-Day……………………………………………….  3.3

Berocca Performance …………………………………………..  3.2

Healtheries Women’s Multi (AU) …………………………………  3.2

Cenovis Women’s Multi …………………………………………  3.1

Nature’s Own Daily Multi Essentials …………………………….  3.1

Pluravit Women ……………………………………………….  3.1

Golden Glow Women’s One-a-Day Multi …………………………….  3.1

Blackmores Multi + Gingko for 55+ ………………………………  3.0

Pluravit 50 Plus ……………………………………………..  3.0

Healtheries Women’s Multi (NZ) …………………………………  2.7

Hivita LiquiVita ……………………………………………..  2.6

Red Seal One-a-Day Multi & Minerals …………………………….  2.6

Amcal Multivitamin & Mineral Effervescent………………………..  2.6

Golden Glow Men’s One-a-Day Multi ………………………………  2.5

Bioglan Daily Plus Max ………………………………………..  2.5

Cenovis Men’s Multi …………………………………………..  2.5

Myadec Multivitamins and Minerals ………………………………  2.4

Nature’s Own Multivitamin & Mineral …………………………….  2.4

Herron Clinical Nutrition All-in-One Multi-Vitamin & Mineral ………  2.1

Guardian Multi Vitamins & Minerals Hi Potency ……………………  2.1

Advocare Macro-Mineral Complex …………………………………  1.1

A staggering 50 out of the total 110 multivitamins did not even reach 10% and only the top 11 multivitamins were above 25% of what the human body needs on a daily basis.

The popular supermarket brands all featured below 10% possibly due to being forced to compete on price with other supermarkets.  The downside for you, means the product you take every day is a hugely inferior supplement.

In other words, you get what you pay for.  In some cases ignorance is bliss, in others it is a big wakeup call.  My father has taken supplements for many years before and after he developed cancer and never once questioned the quality of what he was consuming.   After reading this, he too, wondered why he ever thought not to research something so important to his health, when he did such a great job of researching anything else that he bought.

My advice, choose a multivitamin that is backed by a great company with a good reputation and do not just buy any old vitamin because of the price.  You would be better off spending the money on something else.