Choosing a Multivitamin:
Taking a Complete Multivitamin daily will nourish your cells and makes them healthier.
Vitamin A (as Beta Carotene, Acetate) Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin and requires to be in companion of some fat in food for absorption. Therefore, it is recommend to take Multivitamin Complete with food. Vitamin A is effective in protein synthesis and cell differentiation and thereby maintaining the health of Skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increase the activity of the immune system.
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate) Vitamin C is water soluble. Ascorbyl Palmitate is the fat-soluble form of Vitamin C, which penetrates into the cells more effectively. Vitamin C, is a strong antioxidant, and acts as a guard to protect the cells against free radicals. Vitamin C enhances the generation of Collagen, the most important factor to maintain a healthy and youthful skin. Collagen also serves as the matrix on which bones and teeth are formed. Cells are held together largely by Collagen. This is especially important in the artery and thin capillary walls which must expand and contract with each heartbeat. Vitamin C inhibits Collagen digestive enzymes from destroying the collagen in between the cells.
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol), our bodies can synthesize Vitamin D with the help of sunlight from a precursor that the body makes from Cholesterol.
Even though it has been known as a Vitamin, Vitamin D is really a hormone. Its main effects are known to be on the intestines, the kidneys and the bones, and even though it can be made in the body, Vitamin D deficiency will cause Rickets, Osteomalacia, and Osteoporosis. Vitamin D together with Vitamin A, C, K , parathyroid hormone and collagen, support the constant breakdown, rebuilding and maintaining the bones. Vitamin D raises the absorption of calcium and phosphorous through the gastro-intestinal tract, and stimulates the retention of calcium by the kidneys. Vitamin D is fat-soluble.
Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant. Vitamin E is fat soluble. Vitamin E protects the lipids and other vulnerable components of the cell and their membranes from destruction by oxidation. Vitamin E acts synergistically with the mineral Selenium, protecting cell membranes against oxidative damage. Vitamin E was originally found to be necessary for reproduction and improves physical and sexual performance.
The B vitamins: Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid and Biotin, form part of a Co-enzyme system that enable enzymes to release energy from fat, proteins and carbohydrates in all body cells. Thiamine promotes normal growth and helps in digestion. Besides playing a vital role in energy metabolism of all cells, B-1 occupies a special site on the membrane of nerve cells. Processes in nerves, transmission of certain signals between the brain and the spinal cord, and their responding tissues depend heavily on Thiamin.
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) facilitates the release of energy from nutrients similar to Thiamine. Athletes may have an increased requirement for Riboflavin, since physical exercise increases the body’s need for Vitamin B-2. B-2 is an antioxidant.
Niacin (Vitamin B-3), there are two co-enzyme forms of Niacin, NAD and NADP and are central in energy transactions. NAD carries hydrogens during metabolic reactions. B-3 can be synthesized in the body from the essential Amino acid, Tryptophan, which is found in the white meat of turkey and chicken. Niacin plays a role in the production of sex hormones. Niacin can produce a tingling sensation known as the “Niacinflush”. The Niacinamide form does not produce this effect.
Vitamin B-6 is one of the most important nutrients. B6 influences the immune function. Vitamin B-12 and B-6 together with Folic acid are required for the processes within each cell.
Folic Acid is used in the synthesis of DNA and RNA and red blood cells. It is particularly important for women who are trying to conceive and who are in the first trimester of pregnancy (first 3 months) to consume enough Folic acid. Consult your Physician before and during pregnancy, about Folic Acid.
Vitamin B-12 and Folic Acid work together. B-12 activates Folic Acid. B-12 is required for the production of red and white cells in the blood and blood platelets. Vitamin B-12 and Folic Acid help protect DNA.
Biotin works synergistically with the B Vitamins and serves a critical role in metabolism of fatty acids and amino-acids. Biotin is needed to maintain healthy hair, nails, skin.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. It is an integral part of the bone structure and the teeth. Calcium has to be soluble and not precipitate in the arteries. To balance Calcium is one of body’s highest priorities and involves a system of hormones and Vitamin D. Calcium in bones provides a reserve for Calcium in the blood. Blood borrows and returns Calcium as needed. Blood Calcium remains normal as bone Calcium diminishes which makes developing Calcium deficiency a silent matter. Only later in life it becomes apparent that the integrity of the bones has been compromised.
Iodine is an integral part of two hormones released by the thyroid gland, Thyroxine/T4 and Triiodothyronine/T3. These hormones regulate body temperature, metabolic rate, reproduction, growth, nerve and muscle function, blood cell production and much more. Iodine is also present in more than 100 enzyme systems such as energy production, nerve function and hair and skin growth. Iodine promotes the conversion of body fat to energy, thereby regulating basal metabolic rate.
Magnesium is essential for life and acts in all the cells to generate ATP (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate) body’s energy fuel. Magnesium plays a major role in use of glucose, synthesis of protein and fat and to balance blood pressure.
Zinc is a cofactor required by many enzymes. Muscles contain 60% of the concentration of Zinc in the body. Zinc is associated with Insulin, growth and development and is essential for Immune function. Zinc has been shown to increase the natural killer white cells and to boost the production of antibodies in response to infection.
It can also speed the process of wound healing and may have some antiviral properties. Zinc is required for the production of Superoxide Dismutase, which is a strong antioxidant. Zinc is required for production of Testosterone and stimulates sperm generation. Zinc deficiency will cause white spots or bands on finger nails or an opaque white appearance of nails.
Selenium activates glutathione peroxidase, an enzyme with significant antioxidant activity. It helps to increase the effectiveness of Vitamin E, and acts as an antioxidant to protect cells from the free radical damage which causes aging and is associated with many age-related diseases.
Copper serves as a constituent of several enzymes with diverse metabolic roles, all involved in oxygen reactions or oxygen radicals. Copper helps to manufacture collagen and heal wounds. Copper deficiency has been associated with loss of hair.
Manganese acts as a co-factor for many enzymes. It is essential in prevention of lipid peroxidation by free radicals. Manganese plays an important role in proper bone development and formation of certain enzymes, one of which is superoxide dismutase, a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes potentially damaging free radicals.
Chromium is an essential mineral that participates in carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. Chromium helps Insulin in maintaining glucose homeostasis and makes glucose available for energy production. Consequently, less Insulin is needed to control blood glucose.
Molybdenum acts as part of several enzymes. Molybdenum can help to prevent anemia, and is able to detoxify potentially hazardous substances.
It is an antioxidant and protects teeth from cavities. Molybdenum aids in carbohydrate and lipid metabolism.
Boron helps retain Calcium in bones and prevents Calcium and Magnesium loss through urine and may play a key role in bone development and prevention of osteoporosis.
Choline is used to make the neurotransmitter, Acetylcholine and the phospholipid Lecithin a major constituent of the cell membrane.
Inositol is important in cell survival in bone marrow, eye membranes and intestines. Inositol may prevent hair loss, thinning hair and baldness.
PABA (Para-Amino-Benzoic Acid) is a coenzyme and is involved in the production of blood cells, metabolism of protein and is important in healthy skin, hair pigmentation, skin pigmentation (Vitiligo- abnormal white blotches of skin), intestinal health and fatigue.
Vanadium is required for growth and bone development, production of cartilage and teeth. It increases glucose metabolism and conversion into lipids, activates glycogen synthesis and improves glucose tolerance and the efficiency of insulin in the muscle cells. Thus, vanadium may be beneficial to diabetics.
You are younger and healthier today, than you will ever be again.
Promote your health by taking one capsule of Complete Mulitvitamin packed with essential Vitamins and natural nutrients for the optimal function of metabolic pathways in every cell in your body.