Basic Everyday Supplements
The “Smart” Multivitamin that Goes Beyond
PhytoMulti takes you beyond basic wellness support. It recharges, nourishes, and defends your cells like no other foundational nutrition formula. And that’s critical, because the trillions of cells in the body are the building blocks of life, all working together at the job of keeping you healthy. From carrying oxygen to different places, to transmitting signals back and forth, to defending against invading bacteria and viruses, they perform these and countless other tasks for an immense variety of bodily functions. They need nutritional support, but not many multivitamin formulas can provide it.
PhytoMulti is Metagenics’ answer. It’s a proprietary blend of 13 concentrated extracts and phytonutrients with scientifically tested biological activity to protect your cells and maintain DNA stability. Phytonutrients are the amazing compounds that plants make to protect themselves against wide-ranging challenges. Likewise, phytonutrients protect you when you consume them.
Here’s what makes PhytoMulti so effective:
- Its intelligent blend of highly concentrated, full-spectrum phytonutrients impacts cell signaling to communicate healthy messages throughout the body.
- The phytonutrient potential for cell protection and DNA stability is verified by sophisticated in vitro Total ORACFN and Comet assays.
- Select bioactive plant compounds include the powerful antioxidants lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene and resveratrol to battle the free radicals that damage cells and open the door to disease.
- It’s optimized with essential vitamins and minerals including activated B12 and folate for multidimensional health support..
Vitamin D: Protection from Colds, Flu, and More.
Vitamin D is in very few foods. It’s the only vitamin made by the body, but it’s hard to get in adequate quantities except through supplementation or sunlight.
Yes, your own body can make enough D if you can expose more than 50% of your skin to sunlight between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on a regular basis – obviously not easy for most people. Thus, a global vitamin D deficiency is now recognized as pandemic.
The Consequences of Vitamin D Deficiency
Inadequate levels of vitamin D in the body are known to cause osteopenia, osteoporosis and fractures. Vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to increased risk of high blood pressure, common cancers, autoimmune diseases and infectious diseases.
Vitamin D and the Immune System
Researchers from the University of Colorado, Denver wrote in the Archives of Internal Medicine that people with the lowest average levels of vitamin D were about 40% more likely to have a respiratory infection than those with higher vitamin D levels. And here may be the key: As published in a 2010 issue of Nature Immunology, scientists discovered the importance of vitamin D for activating the immune system. They found that vitamin D is necessary to trigger T-cells, which are the immune system’s killer cells. They also found that insufficient levels of the vitamin simply leave T cells dormant and inactive.
All of this makes it obvious that vitamin D supplementation is an everyday necessity. The Vitamin D Council recommends at least 5,000 units of vitamin D daily to keep your level of D in a healthy range. And the only way to accurately determine this level is a blood test.
And so, we strongly recommend that you have your vitamin D level tested and that you supplement with high quality vitamin D to either maintain a normal range or elevate it.
It’s important to note that we often see patients with very low vitamin D levels despite the fact that they are supplementing. The usual reason is a low quality brand that the body doesn’t absorb. When we switch them over to a quality brand with proven bioavailability and absorption, their vitamin D levels start going up within a short time.
Choosing one that includes vitamin K2 can help protect your bone health too. We carry some of the best vitamin D products you’ll find anywhere. Come in or call for suggestions.
Fish Oil by Nordic Naturals:
Exceptional Nutrition and Support.
Fish oil provides the “good” fats you need every day for energy, many bodily functions, general health and even weight loss. Cold water oily fish such as salmon, anchovies, mackerel, sardines and cod provide omega-3 fatty acids in the form of Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). However, adequate amounts of EPA and DHA are hard to come by unless you use a fish oil supplement. Even then, most fish oils can’t compare with the Nordic Naturals formulas. This brand is exceptionally high in EPA/DHA potency, bioavailability and quality. In fact, Nordic Naturals is the #1 selling fish oil brand in the USA. Here’s why:
- It surpasses international pharmaceutical standards for maximum allowable peroxides, heavy metals, dioxins and PCBs.
- Exceptional freshness levels ensure efficacy and protect your cells from harmful free radicals.
- Award-winning purity levels – at least 750 times purer than fish!
- Great taste – clean and light due to unsurpassed freshness.
- Made from exclusive and exceptional raw material: wild salmon, anchovies, sardines and Arctic cod from the cleanest waters of the world.
- Best manufacturing process – no chemicals or excessive heat.
- True triglyceride form – the body absorbs up to 70% more omega-3s than possible from most concentrated fish oils.
Exceptional Quality Guaranteed
Believe it or not, the U.S. government has no fish oil quality standards. But Nordic Naturals fish oil adheres to and exceeds the stringent European Pharmacopoeia Standard; the Council for Responsible Nutrition standards; and the standards of the Global Organization for EPA and DHA omega-3s. These standards guarantee quality products by setting maximum allowances for the peroxides, heavy metals, dioxins and PCBs found in more and more seafoods today.
The power of omega-3 fatty acids for heart health has been widely publicized for decades. EPA and DHA may support many aspects of cardiovascular health including major coronary events, peripheral artery disease, anticoagulation and inflammation. EPA and DHA may also support cellular health, provide nourishment to the brain and eyes, and help maintain cholesterol and blood pressure levels that are already normal. EPA and DHA have also been linked to proper fetal development.
High quality fish oil taken daily is considered one of the best preventive health maintenance habits you can embrace.
Extraordinary Probiotic for Intestinal and Immune Support.
The word “probiotic” comes from the Latin word “pro,” which means “for,” and the Greek word “biotic,” which means “life.” Probiotic means “for life!”
Probiotics are microorganisms that are similar to the organisms residing naturally in the intestinal tract. They’re called “friendly bacteria” because they provide health benefits when consumed. This concept was first introduced in 1907 by Russian scientist and Nobel Prize recipient Elie Metchnikoff. He maintained that certain bacteria generate toxins which contribute to the aging process… and that intestinal flora could be modified by replacing harmful bacteria with beneficial ones.
Scientists believe that the intestinal tract is the home of a large percentage of the immune system, and that the condition of the intestinal tract can affect the entire body. Many experts agree that a healthy balance of bacteria in the intestinal tract is our first line of defense for immunity against illness.
Why Choose UltraFlora Spectrum
UltraFlora probiotics by Metagenics deliver well-researched strains of friendly bacteria and exceptional quality you can rely on to keep you feeling your best.
For example, every bottle is guaranteed to contain beneficial microorganisms only. That’s because Metagenics scientists have genetically identified each strain.
Further, UltraFlora probiotics contain strains providing health benefits that have been proven through research.
And potency is guaranteed. UltraFlora labels state potency per dose through date of expiration based on proper storage.
UltraFlora™ Spectrum provides multidimensional support to both the upper and lower GI tracts for digestive and immune health. This concentrated formula supplies a proprietary blend of seven beneficial probiotic strains including L. acidophilus NCFM®, S. boulardii, B. LactisBi-07, B. Lactis Bl-04, St. thermophilus, L. salivarius, and L. plantarum.
Activated B Vitamins:
Why You May Need Them.
B vitamins are water-soluble vitamins that help cells metabolize different nutrients. The eight B vitamins are thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxal 5′-phosphate (PLP), biotin, folic acid and vitamin B12. All except B12 are found in unprocessed whole foods. Supplements containing all eight are called Vitamin B Complex.
Vitamin B deficiencies can cause many ailments and illnesses. Most people will do best on the methylated form of B vitamins because this form is already active, meaning it doesn’t need to be converted by the body before it can go to work.
What is Methylation?
Methylation is one of the body’s most important and wide-ranging chemical processes. It occurs in hundreds of chemical reactions daily for detoxification, neurotransmitter synthesis and utilization, the formation of enzymes and proteins, the regulation of hormones, and many other chores that keep us healthy.
Most noteworthy is that methylation converts homocysteine (a dangerous amino acid when in excess) into methionine, an essential amino acid. If homocysteine builds up it can contribute to several health concerns.
Factors known to interfere with methylation include:
- Advanced aging
- Diet low in cooked vegetables
- Metal toxicity, especially from mercury and copper
- Dietary and environmental toxins causing liver toxicity
If the body is unhealthy, methyl group formation declines and health declines with it. So we offer a wide variety of methylated products including Active B Complex to enhance your overall well-being.