What Type of Multivitamins are the Best Multivitamins
Natural Biology is a pioneer in the field of natural multivitamins. Our meta analysis of critical research in the field of dietary supplements often makes Natural Biology a focus of multivitamin news. Today EVEREST Earth & Sea Formula and Med Factors represent a new class of daily supplements called multi-functionals based on orthomolecular.
Ortho-molecular formualtions seeks to restore the optimum ecological environment for your body's cells by correcting imbalances or deficiencies ...
A Progressive History of Multivitamins:
One-a-day multivitamins like Centrum & One-A-Day Multivitamins: These vitamins are almost always tablets, synthetic, and held together by glue. They provide the minimum RDA requirements based on antiquated standards. Today, the companies making first generation multivitamins often add a sexy ingredient to dress up the product, but usually these ingredients will not make a significant difference if at all because the format they are delivered in has a low efficacy (efficacy is how well your body can utilize an ingredient).
Liquid Multivitamins: The general belief is a liquid multivitamin has a higher bio-availability because it is a liquid it digest easier and thus there is an increased bio-availability. To a degree this is true but the question begs what are you digesting. To make a liquid vitamin supplement a formulator must compromise ingredients, strength, and often purity to make the supplement taste good enough to drink. Besides artificial ingredients added to make this occur, the quality of the ingredients is often not the first choice for the ultimate benefit. There are single ingredient liquid supplements and some limited formulations that might be effective in liquid form, but complex and comprehensive formulations seldom are very good as a liquid multivitamin.
Women's Multivitamins or Men's Multivitamins: Gender specific multivitamins have gained popularity but have relatively poor science behind them. Both men and women fundamentally need the same micro-nutrition. Makers of gender specific multivitamins claim that the added ingredients for the different sexex provides a therapeutic value. On a scale of 1 to 10 - ten be the highest, at best they are a one. It is much more effective to take the best multivitamin and then to add the gender specific nutrients to one's daily protocol. Likewise, the needs of females and males varies tremendously every 5-10 years of age - and to try to get this right in a multivitamin is shooting in the dark. With the best multivitamin you are giving your body balance and fundamentally sound micro-nutrition which lays a solid foundation for all other products to work exponentially more effective.
Whole Foods Multivitamins: This approach attempts to deliver primarily vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, probiotics, and antioxidants through phytonutrients like grape seed extract, spirulina, coral calcium, fulvic acid, etc. - Whole foods multivitamins provide a sound approach to daily supplementation if you take the right ingredients and you take a lot of them. Companies like Juice Plus have pioneered this area; however, the problem is you need much more than 2 capsules a day to insure you have enough of the naturally occurring nutrients. Most companies, like Juice Plus, offer powders - and powders are simply dried plants ground up. Extracts on the other hand take powders and extract the active ingredients (what you really want). Extracts are far more expensive so most whole foods multivitamins do no provide them. The other major issue with a whole foods approach is you cannot control how much of much-needed micro-nutrients you receive. For example, you should control how much B-Complex, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, etc. you are choosing in your daily supplement plan.
High Potency Multivitamins: This approach seeks to offer the maximum daily amount of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, herbs, and phytonutrients in a multi-pill format. This approach provides a complete and concentrated approach to insuring your body is saturated with dense micro-nutrients, and is very effective - particularly when in capsules or powders.
Multi-Functional Multivitamins: This includes products like EVEREST Earth & Sea Formula which provide the absolute best of all the previous generations but even more. They are based on providing a synergistic blend of whole food supplements with high potency extracts - which yield a powerful orthomolecular medicine model which seeks to provide your body balance and peak performance - while insure you do not have any deficiencies. There are various levels of these products on the market today, but Natural Biology is committed first and foremost to leading history in the development of this generation of daily supplements.