Highest quality ingredients, plus bioavailability, equals your body getting the best possible nutrition.
We use the less common form of vitamin K, which is more beneficial in bone and artery health than vitamin K1, typically found in other brands.
New research shows that many women have trouble absorbing folate, so we use an active form of folate, 5-MTHF, for better bioavailability.
Our multivitamin uses the more active and bioavailable riboflavin-5-phosphate, which helps your body absorb iron and decreases homocysteine levels.
With prediabetes becoming more common, we've included the Daily Value of chromium for its ability to help regulate blood sugar levels.
Did you know, up to 80% of people are deficient in K2? That's a big oversight—vitamin K2 helps reduce blood clots, which can lead to stroke. It's also great for bone health and formation. Your cardiovascular system also benefits from K2—it protects arteries and blood vessels while clearing out plaque and calcium deposits.
Our Foundational Multi™ contains naturally sourced K2 as opposed to K1 found in Centrum's and Costco's multivitamin. Up to 80% of people are deficient in K2. We offer 120 mcg because it helps support (or maintain) artery and bone health at these levels.
You can get vitamin K1 from broccoli, lettuce, spinach, green tea and dark, leafy vegetables. K2 is in natto, hard cheese, butter and chicken breast.
Thiamin plays an essential role in energy production by helping your body produce ATP (the fuel your body runs on). It is also essential for jump-starting a hormone named acetyl choline that makes your muscles contract and move. This includes your heart muscle. Thiamin also helps to prevent nerve damage.
Unlike our competitors, our Medical Advisory Board chose to use 25 mg of thiamin. Smoking, alcohol and stress all deplete this vitamin and we want to offer safe and beneficial levels for remarkable health.
Thiamin can be found in foods like sunflower seeds, soybeans, nuts, and brown rice.
Vitamin B6 is vital for mood regulation and neurotransmitter function. It is important for synthesis of GABA, serotonin, histamine and dopamine. Vitamin B6 supports the immune system as well as memory. It also protects the heart and kidneys so that they can function properly.
The active and more absorbable form of vitamin B-6, pyridoxal-5-phosphate, is shown to help support mood, brain function and cardiovascular health without unwanted interactions.
Vitamin B6 can be obtained by eating foods like bananas, potatoes, whole wheat, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower.
Vitamin B12 plays an essential role in cellular energy production, immune system support and nerve function. It is also essential for the reduction of homocysteine in the body. Excess homocysteine may lead to ailments like arthrosclerosis and osteoporosis.
Our Medical Advisory Board chose to use therapeutic levels of B12 in our Foundational Multi because it has numerous benefits when taken in higher doses including improvement of anemia, depression, memory and amino acid regulation.
Vitamin B12 is generally only found in animal sourced foods such as liver, cheese, fish, clams, and eggs.
This vitamin has a wide range of benefits. Riboflavin is important in disease prevention, energy production and helps the immune system. This vital nutrient can help prevent anemia, improve eye strength and may improve migraine headaches.
We chose the active and more absorbable form of riboflavin, riboflavin-5-phosphate, for the therapeutic benefits at this level, like homocysteine management and iron uptake.
You can get riboflavin by eating organ meats such as liver and heart, along with other foods like almonds, mushrooms, and soybeans.
Chromium helps to regulate blood sugar levels that may be increased in people with pre-diabetes or diabetes. It may also improve HDL (the good) cholesterol and lower triglycerides.
Because of the rise of prediabetes, our Medical Advisory Board recommends taking the Daily Value due to chromium's ability to help regulate blood sugar.
You can get chromium by eating meat and whole grain products, but not so much by eating vegetables and fish.
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It takes years of dedication to transparency, safety and traceability to produce the most trusted nutritional ingredients in the world. That's why we partner with Reliance to produce our multivitamin.
For 40 years, Reliance has developed nutritional products that contain the highest quality ingredients. Their development team continually searches the world for the latest discoveries in nutrition to carefully select the best ingredients for nutritional products. Reliance is certified as an FDA cGMP Manufacturer.
Our new multi was formulated by our team of experts based on their 145 years of combined medical experience, 10,000 patient visits, and the learning from 10,000+ peer reviewed articles.
Our nutritionists couldn't find an existing multivitamin that met our standards for therapeutic levels of ingredients from our research. That's why we decided to create the Foundational Multi™, which is now an important part of most of our personalized recommendations
Dr. Michael Roizen has more than 40 years of experience as a medical doctor and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs. He currently serves as the Chief Wellness Officer of the Wellness Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, a hospital that sees more than four million patients a year and has been consistently ranked as one of the top ten hospitals in the U.S. Dr. Roizen is the chief medical consultant to the Dr. Oz Show and is also a best-selling author of 14 books, four of which made it to the top of the New York Times Best Sellers list. A co-founder and originator of the popular RealAge.com website, Dr. Roizen's mission is to use his influence to help make American healthy.
Elizabeth Somer is an award winning nutrition expert with more than 35 years of experience. A frequent guest on national television and best-selling author of nine books on nutrition and health, Somer is has written more than 300 articles and has appeared on The Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show, The View, Good Morning America and more.
Board-certified in both internal medicine and endocrinology, Dr. Lance has more than 30 years of experience as a practicing physician and is an expert in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. He founded his own concierge medical practice to enable him to achieve his mission of giving his patients the time and attention they deserve for optimal health care. Throughout his career, he has treated thousands of patients, providing a personal and holistic review of their lifestyles before making recommendations and providing care.
With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Harry Oken is a renowned medical doctor who currently serves as an attending physician for the Johns Hopkins Howard County General Hospital, as a professor of medicine at the University of Maryland, and as the medical director for the Columbia Association, a non-profit community organization serving more than 100,000 members. Dr. Oken founded his own direct medicine practice which allows him to provide personalized, 24-7 care to his patients. In this era of managed care, direct medicine embraces the approach of personal, small medicine practices from long ago and is a high quality model being utilized by only a few hundred practices nationwide.Dr Oken has been involved in Omega 3 fatty acid research, and has published a variety of articles in professional journals.
We've compiled a list of some Frequently Asked Questions you might have about taking Vitamin Packs Foundational Multi™
It is highly recommended, but not required to take your supplements with food. Even though we source food-based supplements, a side effect of vitamins can be upset stomach. In addition to potential increased absorption rates, taking supplements with food can decrease potential side effects.
Even when you eat a healthy, whole foods diet, it can be hard to get all the essential nutrients on a day to day basis. So, if you struggle to eat properly, have absorption issues, have food allergies that limit your choices, or are just plain picky, our multivitamin is a powerful addition to your daily routine.
Absorption doesn't optimize at any specific time of the day, so depending on how many pills are in your packs you will see a multivitamin in your AM and PM packs.
We have designed the Vitamin Advisor to gather information about your health status, medications, and lifestyle to recommend safe doses of supplements. Therefore, it is VERY important give honest answers and include all medications.
Our Foundational Multi™ uses Quatrefolic, a methylated form of folate. Many people, women specifically, have methylation pathway problems. This means you are getting the best form of folate to ensure your body can use it in its many critical pathways to produce the energy you need.
Not everyone needs to take iron. Our questionnaire will determine if you are one of the people that need iron supplementation.
Our Foundational Multi is packed with many naturally sourced nutrients with minimally processing so the taste isn't always the best. Therefore, we decided for our Foundational Multi to have a light vanilla flavored coating.
We decided that there wasn't a supplement out there that we loved so we found someone to help us make our very own. The Foundational Multi™ was formulated specifically for Vitamin Packs, made for us by a private label US supplement company, Reliance. We chose Reliance for their high quality standards, full disclosure of lab tested ingredients, and eco-friendly manufacturing practices. They have been in the health industry for almost 40 years, and continue to be active in promoting and protecting the natural product industry.
Vitamin K2, or menaquinone, has far more benefits when compared to vitamin K1, especially when it comes to bone and artery health. We offer 120 mcg which allows for therapeutic benefits while staying far below the safe upper limit, which helps the near 80% of people who are deficient in this essential nutrient.
We have made sure to use not only the most bioavailable versions of nutrients but also to include antioxidants. This multivitamin includes astaxanthin, zeaxanthin, lycopene, and organic spinach. Our Foundational Multi™ also contains copper, which is a trace mineral not always found in multivitamins. Copper and zinc help to keep healthy lipoprotein and cholesterol levels, and are also a crucial factor in antioxidant production. With their powers combined you have a good base to fill in the dietary gaps.