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Comprehensive Vitamin & Mineral Formula - 180 Tablets
Over the past few years, I have received numerous requests from friends and colleagues to provide a food-based nutritional supplement that is on par with the quality and effectiveness of our super green food formula, but in a convenient tablet form.
At first, I was hesitant to provide such a product, as I couldn't imagine that a vitamin and mineral formula in tablet form could provide as many health benefits as our super green food powder mixture.
My early research confirmed my doubts, as I discovered that the great majority of professional lines that call themselves "whole food" multivitamins are not actually 100% whole food.
Many of us are familiar with juice products that carry a label of "Real Juice" but are really a combination of small amounts of real juice plus lots of sugar and water. Regrettably, many manufacturers of nutritional supplements do the same thing - they use the words "Whole Food" on their labels, but their products often contain a combination of whole foods plus conventional isolated nutrients. And research from every corner of our globe clearly indicates that isolated vitamins and minerals are far less effective at promoting health than vitamins and minerals that are from whole foods.
I was close to throwing in the towel with my search when I happened upon a company in New England that has been specializing in the production of 100% whole food vitamins and minerals since the early 1970's. As I researched their methods of growing and harvesting foods and then extracting the nutrients from these foods for optimal bio-availability, I started to get excited because I realized that their expertise with and dedication to producing 100% whole food nutritional supplements matched the standards that I was looking for.
After completing my research, I began test trials with their most comprehensive vitamin and mineral formula, both on myself, and with select family members, clients, and colleagues. I also sought out and spoke with naturopathic, chiropractic, and osteopathic physicians who had significant track records with the multi-vitamin and mineral product that I was interested in. Without exception, the feedback on this formula was overwhelmingly positive - I estimate that it was on par with the initial feedback that I received on our green food formula when I did test trials with our greens back in 2003.
The most frequently reported health benefits from taking our 100% whole food vitamin and mineral formula were:
A feeling of better blood circulation throughout arms and legs
Promotion of good digestion and comfortable bowel movements
Softer and healthier looking skin
Improved energy level
Better quality sleep
A feeling of being more emotionally centered and calm - several people and practitioners specifically reported that this formula really seemed to help with chronic depression
This wide range of health benefits that were reported did not surprise me, as the foods and botanicals in our formula were chosen for their collective ability to nourish and cleanse every organ system in your body.
Here are the key features of our Comprehensive Vitamin and Mineral Formula:
Made with 100% whole foods and botanicals
Extracted from whole plants and cold milled - it's 100% raw
Tested for food and nutrient integrity
Completely free of herbicides & pesticides, synthetic vitamins & minerals, GMOs, preservatives, binders, dairy, corn, and soy
Just like our green food and cherry powder products, our 100% whole food vitamin and mineral formula is sealed in an amber glass jar for optimal nutrient preservation; I insist on amber glass jars for any nutritional supplements that I use and recommend, as plastic containers may allow oxygen to seep in over time, resulting in degradation of nutrient value. Make no mistake about it: if a food product comes in a plastic container, it's most likely not the highest quality product of its type. This is one of the reasons why all high quality food products that are stored in containers are stored in dark glass containers, like the best brands of extra-virgin olive oil.
Here is a look at the nutrient-dense foods and botanicals that are in our Comprehensive Vitamin and Mineral Formula:
Astragalus Root: is used in traditional Chinese medicine to support immune, adrenal, pituitary, and bone marrow functions.
Eleuthero Root: is used in traditional Chinese medicine to support the immune system, adrenal glands, and the nervous system. Eleuthero is used in China and Russia to promote longevity and memory, and is thought to aid cases of depression.
Schizandra Fruit: is used in traditional Chinese medicine to support kidney and liver function, and is also thought to be helpful for insomnia. This fruit is revered by the Chinese culture as a powerful digestive tonic.
Ginger Rhizome: is used in traditional Chinese medicine as a digestive aid. Ginger is rich in enzyme activity that increases bile production. It's also a powerful antioxidant.
Turmeric Root: is known to be a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is thought to significantly decrease one's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Spring Horsetail Leaf: is rich in silica, which promotes healthy bones, hair, nails and teeth.
Shiitake Mushroom: contains the polysaccharide lentinan, which is thought to be responsible for Shiitake's beneficial effects on immune system health.
Reishi Mushroom Mycelia Extract (Ganoderma lucidum): is a potent antioxidant, and is often used in traditional Chinese medicine to support central nervous system health. Reishi is also frequently used as a beneficial cardiovascular tonic, as well as to address insomnia.
Nettle Leaf: is one of the most nutrient-dense herbs that we know of. Nettle is especially rich in chlorophyll and acetyl-choline, and has long been revered by Native Americans as a beneficial female tonic.
Milk Thistle Seed: is traditionally used as a liver tonic, and also to support gall bladder function and bile flow. Milk thistle seed is often used to address disorders of the liver.
Hawthorn Berry: is abundant in flavonoids, making it a beneficial tonic for the cardiovascular system.
Ginkgo Leaf: is known to support memory and act as a powerful antioxidant. Research indicates that Gingko has beneficial effects on blood circulation, blood vessel health, and depression.
Dandelion Root & Leaf: are used in Ayurvedic healing tradition to support breast health, the lymphatic system, the liver, and the gall bladder.
FOODS & FOOD EXTRACTS:
Beet Root: is a healthy food source of iron, silica, and other nutrients which are traditionally used to support blood and liver health.
Green Papaya: is abundant in carotenes, vitamin C, and papain (a digestive enzyme).
Broccoli Concentrate: is rich in phytonutrients called indoles, which are thought to prevent many types of cancer.
Carrot Concentrate: is a rich source of carotenes, powerful antioxidants that can be converted to vitamin A in healthy individuals.
Amla Fruit : is a type of cherry that is one of nature's best sources of vitamin C.
Cranberry: is rich in proanthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidants that are often used to provide support to the urinary tract and vascular system.
Orange Peel: is used in traditional Chinese medicine as an effective digestive tonic.
Tomato Concentrate: is rich in vitamin C, niacin, phosphorous, and carotenes. Tomato is especially rich in the carotenoid lycopene, which is often used to support prostate health.
Wild blueberries, organic rosemary leaves, and an immune blend that includes glutathione, CoQ10, polysaccharides, and beta glucans.
Our formula also comes with naturally occuring peptides, amino acids, and branch chain amino acids.
Additional Notes on Ingredients:
Our formula does not contain apple pectin, rice bran, oat brain fiber, lecithin, grains, and other inexpensive fillers. We feel that a professional-grade, 100% whole food vitamin and mineral formula should be made with the most nutrient-dense plants and botanicals available, not with less expensive ingredients that you are better off buying and eating on their own.
Our formula includes the following plant enzymes to facilitate efficient utilization of all of the other nutrients in our formula: amylase, protease, bromelain, and papain.
The botanical extracts that are included in our formula - including astragalus, eleuthero root, ginkgo leaf, and milk thistle seed - are provided in small quantities, which is how herbs are traditionally used as tonics.
Who is This Whole Food Formula Intended For?
Our 100% whole food vitamin and mineral formula was specifically designed to be a comprehensive nutritional supplement for men and women of all ages.
If you are looking for a single whole food vitamin and mineral formula (in tablet form) to help you prevent disease and keep you as healthy as possible as you age, this formula is an excellent choice.
It's also an excellent choice for people who are regularly on the go and want a whole food product that is easy to transport and take with a glass of water anywhere.
This formula comes with a full supplement facts panel that provides a breakdown of the quantities of all major food-based vitamins and minerals that are found per serving. If having an exact breakdown of nutrients is important to you, this formula is a good choice.
Finally, our comprehensive vitamin and mineral formula is ideal for people who need extra help with promoting nervous system balance and getting deep, restful sleep; the botanicals in this formula appear to be particularly effective for these two challenges.
Who is This Formula Not Intended For?
If you are already taking our greens, and consistently making healthy food choices, you most likely don't have a significant need for this formula.
This formula is not designed for young children. It is intended for use by adult men and women.
If you require organic certification, this formula is not for you. While the vast majority of plants and botanical that make up our formula are organically grown or wild crafted, in order to keep the cost of this product as affordable as possible for the general public, we do not pay for organic certification on our raw ingredients. What we do pay for is testing that consistently shows that our raw materials and finished product are completely free of herbicides and pesticides.
Notes on Dosage and Bio-availability:
A good general dose for most people is a total of six tablets per day - three in the morning, and three in the afternoon or evening.
Disintegration studies indicate that the tablets in our formula break down within the time that food exits the stomach and enters the small intestine - approximately 30 to 45 minutes. These studies ensure that the nutrients in our formula are maximally available for absorption into your bloodstream via your small intestine.
There are no known contraindications to taking our formula, but it should be noted that our formula contains vitamin K, iron, and iodine, which may interfere with certain prescription drugs - be sure to check with your physician if you have a question about this issue.
Normally, this professional grade, 100% whole food vitamin and mineral formula retails through licensed physicians' offices for between $69 and $74. Through a special agreement with our formulator, it's available through our Web site (my chiropractic physician's license) at the same quantity discount rates that we provide our greens for:
# of Bottles (180 Tablets Each)
How are we able to offer this professional grade, 100% whole food supplement at such a deeply discounted price? First, the size of our readership allows us to get the best bulk rates possible. Second, in keeping with our goal to provide the highest quality natural health resources to the general public, the profit margin on this product is modest - we have no interest in charging the suggested retail price of $69 to $74 per bottle so that we can afford to pay affiliates or just make a big profit.
Please Note: As is the case with all of the products that we use and recommend through our web site, if you choose to purchase our Comprehensive Vitamin and Mineral Formula, I recommend that you order more than one item at a time. This is because UPS (for orders in the States) and USPS (for orders everywhere else) charge one main fee to ship any package, and then add only modest increments for each additional item. Ordering more than one item at a time will significantly reduce your per-item shipping and handling charge. This principle holds true with any combination of items that you order from our recommended products section. For example, if you order a bottle of our cherry powder or a package of Goji berries along with our vitamin and mineral formula, then you will save significant shipping dollars per item.
If you have never tried any of our products and would just like to give one of them a try, then it makes sense to order only one item initially to make sure that you find it to be as effective as we do.
Notes on Manufacturing:
Our formulator manufactures this product themselves. They also grow the majority of the foods and botanicals that go into our formula.
State-of-the-art scientific instrumentation is used to test, validate, and document the potencies of all of the raw materials that go into our formula - High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) is used to test vitamin potency, while Inductively Coupled Plasma optimal emission spectrometer (ICP) is used to test mineral potency.
Our raw materials are gently dried using the best method available for food extracts: Refranctance Window drying.
Refractance Window drying uses proprietary heat transfer technology to gently and efficiently remove moisture from delicate foods and botanicals while preventing oxidation of the raw materials. This method of drying optimally protects the integrity of foods and botanicals by preventing degradation of nutrient content, color, and flavor.
Our manufacturing facility, raw materials, and sealed products are regularly and rigorously tested to guarantee superior quality. All incoming raw materials are tested to verify freedom from impurities, including microbes and bacteria. If no testing standards exist for a particular botanical or whole food, our laboratory has the expertise and state-of-the-art facilities to develop objective and accurate testing methods. In short, no aspect of the manufacturing process goes untested.
Our manufacturing facility is a privately owned, FDA-registered facility that is audited by and in compliance with AIB consolidated standards for food safety. These standards are published strictly for food processors and are based on the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the GMPs, and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. The AIB standards require programs and techniques that protect food from adulteration during storage, transfer, and handling of ingredients. Based on AIB's own inspection and audit of our manufacturing facility, our laboratory is rated "superior."
Quotes From People Who Use Our 100% Whole Food Vitamin and Mineral Formula:
"I have used this product and found it to be very beneficial. I always felt good and my moods were stable and good while taking it. I ran out a while back and I started to notice little things, like anxiety feelings coming back and aches that I had not felt for a long time returning. So I realized that 100% whole food tablet formula is a very good product and I continue to use it."
- J. Richer
"I've used these vitimans for the past 9 months. I have seen a marked improvement in my overall health."
- S. L.
Supplement Facts Label for Our 100% Whole Food Vitamin and Mineral Formula:
Please note: There is legislation that is being proposed now on what the parts per million gluten level should be to allow for a gluten-free label. This discussion ranges from 10 to 17 ppm. Our 100% whole food formula checks in at about 13, so I can't say if it's gluten-free according to the law. For all practical purposes, I have found that people who are gluten-intolerant do fine with this formula - this includes people who are hypersensitive to even trace amounts of gluten.
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