- Promotes healthy vision
- Helps support healthy eye tissue and circulation
- Supports night vision
- Promotes healthy macular density
- May help maintain eye health as you age
- May slow effects of the aging process on eye health
Maintaining vision health is vital, especially during the aging process. When light is reflected off of an object, the light waves from the object enter the eye through the cornea, which is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil and anterior chamber. The light is then filtered through to the pupil, which is the black circular or slit-shaped opening in the center of the iris that regulates the amount of light that enters the eye. The iris is the colored portion of the eye that controls the pupil. The light then continues through the lens, located behind the iris and pupil, and made up of transparent proteins called crystallins. The light waves are bent or converged by the lens and the cornea to just behind the surface of the lens where it is then reversed and inverted. The light waves then pass through the vitreous humor, the clear gel between the lens and the retina, which is a thin layer of neural cells that lines the back of the eyeball. The macula is a small, yellowish spot located in the middle of the retina that is responsible for the detail of vision by providing visual sharpness and color perception. The retina consists of a large number of photoreceptor cells, which contain a particular protein molecule called an opsin. In humans, there are two types of opsins, rod opsins, and cone opsins. Each opsin absorbs a photon (a particle of light) and transmits a signal to the cell through a signal transduction pathway, resulting in hyperpolarization of the photoreceptor. Within the retina, light waves are changed into electrical signals and then sent through the optic nerve, along the visual pathway, to the occipital cortex at the posterior or back of the brain. The brain is what actually reconstructs or interprets the electrical impulses into a picture. The intricate process that contributes to visual degradation usually develops over a long time period, making the need for a protective eye approach even more important. Free radical activity is a constant factor in the body’s metabolism. Waiting to begin an antioxidant defense against oxidative stress until the prime senior years may be too late. Promoting visual health is important and can be accomplished through a healthy diet, exercise, and the right supplementation. Isotonix Vision Formula with Lutein is an isotonic-capable dietary supplement, combining vitamins and minerals with lutein, quercetin, eyebright, zeaxanthin, and bilberry, designed to promote healthy vision throughout the aging process. Isotonix Vision Formula helps maintain the structural integrity of blood vessels and capillaries, helps maintain the membranes of cone cells in the eyes, helps maintain lens transparency, helps strengthen the cells of the retina, and promotes healthy oxygen and nutrient flow to the eyes. The antioxidant properties of Isotonix Vision Formula help protect the eyes from oxidative stress. It promotes healthy macular density, promotes healthy vision and supports night vision. Isotonic, which means “same pressure,” bears the same chemical resemblance of the body’s blood, plasma and tears. All fluids in the body have a certain concentration, referred to as osmotic pressure. The body’s common osmotic pressure, which is isotonic, allows a consistent maintenance of body tissues. In order for a substance to be absorbed and used in the body’s metabolism, it must be transported in an isotonic state. Isotonix dietary supplements are delivered in an isotonic solution. This means that the body has less work to do to in obtaining maximum absorption. The isotonic state of the suspension allows nutrients to pass directly into the small intestine and be rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream. With Isotonix products, little nutritive value is lost, making the absorption of nutrients highly efficient while delivering maximum results. Related terms: Isotonix® Vision Formula with Lutein, vision formula, lutein, isotonic, isotonic, macular degeneration, eye health, vision health, vision, the macula.
Vitamin A: 2,500 IU (Beta-Carotene/Vitamin A pre-cursor)
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin. Sources of vitamin A include organ meats (such as liver and kidney), egg yolks, butter, carrot juice, squash, sweet potatoes, spinach, peaches, fortified dairy products, and cod liver oil. Vitamin A is also part of a family of compounds including retinol, retinal, and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene, also known as pro-vitamin A, can be converted into vitamin A when additional levels are required. All the body’s tissues for general growth and repair need Vitamin A. Vitamin A helps to promote healthy night vision, support normal bone growth and support an antioxidant defense and a healthy immune system.*
Vitamin C: 75 mg (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C is found in peppers (sweet, green, red, hot red and green chili), citrus fruits and brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, collards, mustard greens, broccoli, spinach, guava, kiwi fruit, currants, and strawberries. Nuts and grains contain small amounts of vitamin C. It is important to note that cooking destroys vitamin C activity.*
Vitamin C is integral in supporting a healthy immune system, promoting cardiovascular health, maintaining healthy cholesterol levels and providing an antioxidant defense. The body does not manufacture vitamin C on its own, nor does it store it. Therefore, vitamin C must be acquired through diet and supplementation.*
Vitamin E 33 IU (d-alpha-Tocopherol Succinate)
The most valuable sources of dietary vitamin E include vegetable oils, margarine, nuts, seeds, avocados, and wheat germ. Safflower oil contains large amounts of vitamin E (about two-thirds of the RDA in the ¼ cup), and there are trace amounts in corn oil and soybean oil. Vitamin E is actually a family of related compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. Vitamin E is available in a natural or synthetic form. In most cases, the natural and synthetic forms are identical, except the natural form of vitamin E is better absorbed and retained in the body. The natural form of alpha-tocopherol is known as “d-alpha tocopherol.” (The natural form is found in Isotonix MultiTech.) The synthetic “dl-” form is the most common form found in dietary supplements. For those individuals watching their dietary fat consumption, which is relatively common in the world of dieting, vitamin E intake is likely to be low, due to a reduced intake of foods with high fat content.*
The main health benefit of supplemental vitamin E comes from its immune-boosting antioxidant activity. It is also helpful in the healing of wounds and is known to provide protection for the cardiovascular system. Vitamin E is one of the most powerful fat-soluble antioxidants in the body. In turn, vitamin E protects cell membranes from free radical damage.*
Lutein (7mg) and Zeaxanthin (1.4mg)
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are carotenoids found together in many fresh fruits and vegetables. Within the eye, they are found as pigments in the macula and retina. Lutein and Zeaxanthin act as antioxidants to protect the eye from free radical damage. They help to build macular pigment density, a critical factor in the health of the macula and retina in relation to the clarity of the lens. They also act as filters of blue-light to protect the photoreceptor cells of the retina from light damage. Blue-light wavelengths can generate free radical damage.
Bilberry Extract (50 mg)
Bilberry extract is derived from the leaves and berry-like fruit of a common European shrub closely related to the blueberry. Extracts of the ripe berry are known to contain flavonoid pigments known as anthocyanins. They act as powerful antioxidants. Scientific studies confirm a positive effect on vision and vein issues. Bilberry supports night vision and eases eyestrain while nourishing eye tissue, and supporting healthy circulation in the eye. Many of the bioflavonoids in bilberry have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, strengthening the structural integrity of blood vessels and promoting healthy circulation to small capillaries that deliver oxygen and nutrients to the eyes. Bilberry extract strengthens capillaries and helps reduce bruising while promoting the healing of wounds.
Eyebright 10mg ( Euphrasia officinalis )
Eyebright is an annual plant with deeply-cut leaves and small, white or purple flowers variegated with yellow, native to Great Britain. There are over 20 species of eyebright that extend over Europe, Northern and Western Asia, and North America. The medicinal portion of eyebright comes from fluid extracted just above the root only when the plant is in bloom.
Eyebright is used for the inflammation of the eyelids, sties and eye fatigue. Eyebright has been used by herbalist since the 16th century for problems of the eyes.
Chromium 100 mcg (Nicotinate)
Chromium is found naturally in some cereals, meats, poultry, brewer’s yeast, broccoli, prunes mushrooms, fish and beer. Chromium is an essential trace mineral that plays an important role in glucose metabolism, regulation of insulin levels, and the maintenance of healthy blood levels of cholesterol and other fats. Chromium combines to form something in the body called glucose tolerance factor, or GTF, which has an impact on the actions of insulin in regulating blood sugar levels, which may make it helpful for those who are diabetic. It is claimed that chromium helps to lower blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides as it increases insulin sensitivity. Chromium has been shown to help reduce overall body fat, control hunger and suppress appetite. Many people in the weight-loss industry view chromium as an integral mineral in weight maintenance. Chromium may also contribute to an increase in lean body and muscle mass.*
Copper 100 mcg (Gluconate)
The richest sources of dietary copper derive from organ meats, seafood, nuts, seeds, wheat bran cereal, whole grain products and cocoa products. Copper may have some antioxidant properties and acts as a component of enzymes in iron metabolism. It is an essential trace mineral. Copper is needed in normal infant development, iron transport, bone strength, cholesterol metabolism, myocardial contractility, glucose metabolism, brain development and immune function.*
Zinc 7 mg (Lactate)
Zinc is largely found in fortified cereals, red meats, eggs, poultry and certain seafood, including oysters. It is a component of multiple enzymes and proteins. It is also involved in the regulation of gene expression. Zinc is an essential trace mineral that has functions in approximately 300 different enzyme reactions. Thus, zinc plays a part in almost all biochemical pathways and physiological processes. More than 90 percent of the body’s zinc is stored in the bones and muscles, but zinc is also found in virtually all body tissues. It has been claimed that zinc plays a role in wound healing, immune system support, promoting a healthy prostate gland and supports healthy sperm quality. Because zinc is involved in such a great number of enzymatic processes, it has been found to positively affect a large range of functions, including digestion, energy production, growth, cellular repair, collagen synthesis, bone strength, cognitive function and carbohydrate metabolism.*
Quercetin (25 mg)
Quercetin is a bioflavonoid that is an excellent antioxidant working synergistically with vitamin C to strengthen the walls of the intricate blood vessels in the eye. It also helps to maintain lens transparency. Quercetin has been shown to inhibit the enzyme, aldose reductase. Aldose reductase has been known to contribute to poor eye health.
L-Taurine (42 mg)
L-Taurine is a building block for all the other amino acids. It aids in the transport of potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium in and out of cells, thus helping to generate nerve impulses. It is a non-protein amino acid and is found in high amounts in the brain, retina, myocardium, skeletal and smooth muscle, platelets and neutrophils. It is plentiful in the fluids of muscle, lungs and nerve tissue. Dietary taurine mainly comes from animal food sources. Taurine is also present, in lower levels, in plant food sources like seaweed. It is classified as essential amino acid and aids micelle formation and fat absorption. Further, it promotes alertness, mental energy, and focus. Taurine also has antioxidant and membrane-stabilizing activities. It may also help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system while also delivering detoxifying activities. It helps protect the eyes from the harmful effects of UV light and stabilizes the membranes in the cones cells of the eye. It also supports healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels. It may also help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system while also delivering detoxifying activities.*
Lycopene (2 mg)
Fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes, pink grapefruit and watermelon receive their red pigmentation from a carotene called Lycopene. Lycopene is one of the carotenes and a member of the carotenoid family. Lycopene offers a wide range of benefits in helping maintain healthy cardiovascular health, prostate health, and powerful antioxidant. More recent research suggests that lycopene, like beta-carotene, may play an important role in keeping vision healthy by preventing cataracts and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
How does the Isotonix Vision Formula with Lutein work?
In the Age-Related Eye Disease Study, sponsored by the National Institute of Health, ingredients like those in Isotonix Vision Formula with Lutein were found to support eye health. The antioxidants in Isotonix Vision Formula with Lutein promote a healthy eye by neutralizing free radicals.
How is the Isotonix Vision Formula with Lutein different from other vision formulas?
Isotonix Vision Formula with Lutein contains 14 of the known essential vitamins and minerals that contribute to overall vision health. Additionally, it is an isotonic form, which contributes to maximum absorption by the body.
What if I am taking a prescription, is Isotonix Vision Formula with Lutein safe?
While all of the ingredients in Isotonix Vision Formula are found in nature and unlikely to interfere with any prescription, it would be wise to contact your physician before including this or any other dietary supplement in your nutritional regimen.
What studies have been done to show that the ingredients in Isotonix Vision Formula with Lutein are effective?
Studies show that the carotenoids: lutein, zeaxanthin, and B-C will help support eye health. According to the results of a government study led in part by researchers at Johns Hopkin’s Wilmer Eye Institute, if those who were at risk for vision degradation chose to use daily supplements of antioxidant vitamins and zinc, the risk of vision loss for more than 300,000 people could be avoided over the next five years.
In October 2001, the National Eye Institute published the results of a seven-year study called the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS). The study showed that a high dose combination of vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene and zinc could significantly reduce the risk of certain factors leading to visual degradation by about 25 percent. A nutritional supplement featuring this unique combination could allow you to enjoy the quality of eyesight into your golden years.
How many people are affected by vision loss?
It is estimated that 300,000 Americans are blind and nearly 13 million have partial vision loss due to poor eye health. Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Americans ages 65 and older.
Is it ok for me to take additional vitamins?
Yes. Isotonix Vision Formula with Lutein pairs well with Isotonix® Multivitamin, Isotonix® Multi-Mineral and other great Market America vitamin and mineral products.
What is an antioxidant?
Antioxidants act as cell protectors by neutralizing free radicals. Free radicals are harmful byproducts that can cause cellular damage that can lead to serious health problems. Free radicals cause oxidative damage to the body, meaning premature aging, hardening of the arteries, stiffened joints and wrinkling of the skin. Air pollution, heavy exercise, stress and smoking can all contribute to creating harmful free radicals.
Isotonix Multivitamin Fifty Plus
- Helps promote normal levels of vitamins and minerals in aging men and women
- Provides nutrients essential for numerous processes in the body
- Contains activated forms of select B-vitamins to help ensure optimal utilization by the body
- B Vitamins are essential for many key functions in the body
- Vitamins B1, B2, B3, and biotin participate in different aspects of energy production
- Vitamin B5 is involved in the Kreb’s cycle of energy production and is needed to make the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. B5 is also essential in producing, transporting, and releasing energy from fats
- Vitamin B6 is essential for amino acid metabolism
- Vitamin B12 and folic acid facilitate steps required for cell division
- Folic acid helps form building blocks of DNA, the body’s genetic information, and building blocks of RNA, needed for protein synthesis in all cells.
- Aids in red blood cell formation
- Involved in the metabolism of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates
- Necessary for the proper functioning of the nervous system, bone marrow and intestinal tract (B-vitamin deficiencies appear in these tissues first)
- Helps support brain health/cognitive health
- Helps maintain normal production of neurotransmitters
- Promotes/supports a healthy nervous system
- Supports a healthy heart
- Promotes cardiovascular health
- Supports healthy vision and eyes
- Supports healthy immune functions
- Supports skeletal and muscle health
- Supports healthy teeth and gums
- Provides a strong antioxidant defense
Isotonix Delivery System
Isotonix – the World’s Most Advanced Nutraceuticals
Isotonic, which means “same pressure,” bears the same chemical resemblance of the body’s blood, plasma and tears. All fluids in the body have a certain concentration, referred to as osmotic pressure. The body’s common osmotic pressure, which is isotonic, allows a consistent maintenance of body tissues. In order for a substance to be absorbed and used in the body’s metabolism, it must be transported in an isotonic state.
Isotonix dietary supplements are delivered in an isotonic solution. This means that the body has less work to do in obtaining maximum absorption. The isotonic state of the suspension allows nutrients to pass directly into the small intestine and be rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream.With Isotonix products, little nutritive value is lost, making the absorption of nutrients highly efficient while delivering maximum results.
Why is taking a vitamin supplement important?
A vitamin may be broadly defined as a substance that is essential for the maintenance of normal metabolic function, but which is not produced in the body and therefore must be consumed from a source outside the body. They are necessary elements in the process of converting food to energy and in the growth and repair of body tissue. Reduction of vitamin levels over extended periods can result in vitamin deficiency. Deficiencies can be easily avoided by adequate vitamin intake to help fill the gaps in one’s diet.*
What separates Isotonix Multivitamin Fifty Plus from other multivitamins?
Isotonix Multivitamin Fifty Plus is formulated using the Isotonix Delivery System, which allows for nutrients to be delivered efficiently from your stomach to your intestines for maximum concentration. This means less nutritional value is lost, and you are getting a maximum benefit from this multivitamin.
Second, Isotonix Multivitamin Fifty Plus has been specifically formulated to serve aging adults. As we age our bodies tend to become less efficient at absorbing crucial nutrients, so it’s important to be sure we’re getting the right vitamins and minerals, such as Folate as Quatrefolic® , vitamin C, zinc and vitamin B12.
What is the difference between Isotonix Multivitamin and Isotonix Multivitamin Fifty Plus?
Isotonix Multivitamin Fifty Plus has been specifically formulated to focus on specific nutrients that we need as we age. As you age, your body’s physiological needs, as well as your dietary intake changes. Isotonix Multivitamin Fifty Plus takes into consideration these physiological changes, the Recommended Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) and the average American diet, to bring you a formula designed to help meet the changing health needs of aging adults.
Why doesn’t Isotonix Multivitamin Fifty Plus contain higher amounts of needed nutrients like Vitamin D3 and Calcium?
It is important to recognize that increased amounts of nutrients like Vitamin D3 and Calcium are essential to the health of aging individuals, however their addition to a multivitamin in higher amounts would not be properly rationed to the other ingredients in the multivitamin, essentially rendering the formulation less beneficial overall. Isotonix Multivitamin Fifty Plus pairs well with Isotonix Vitamin D3 with K2 and Isotonix Calcium Plus to get all the nutrients you need in the proper ratio.
How can vitamins A, C E and zinc help support my vision health as I age?
Vitamins A, C E and zinc as found in Isotonix Multivitamin Fifty Plus, are known to play a role in maintaining eye health and structure as you age. They also provide antioxidant protection.*
What type of vitamin E is in the Isotonix Multivitamin Fifty Plus?
The vitamin E in the Isotonix Multivitamin Fifty Plus is the natural, high activity d, 1-alpha-tocopherol. It has been converted to the acetate form to aid water solubility. This form of vitamin E, the natural form, is superior in terms of absorption and retention in the body. The natural form of alpha-tocopherol is known as “”d-alpha tocopherol””, whereas the synthetic form is called “”dl-alpha tocopherol.”” The synthetic “”dl-“” form is the most common form found in dietary supplements, although many manufacturers, including Market America, have switched over to the more powerful (and expensive) natural “”d-“” form.
Why are B vitamins so important in the aging process?
B vitamins are important and necessary for numerous metabolic processes within the body. As people age, the ability to absorb vitamins decreases. The US RDA’s Human Nutrition Center on Aging claims vitamin B12 is the most important nutrient negatively affected by aging. Since vitamin B12 plays a critical role in promoting normal energy production and nervous system function, aging individuals need to make sure they are getting enough vitamin B12 on a daily basis.*
Why doesn’t Isotonix Multivitamin Fifty Plus contain copper?
Isotonix Multivitamin Fifty Plus was formulated to exclude copper to support the aging brain’s neurologic retention. Studies show a multivitamin formulated with additional zinc in the absence of copper is a formula that best supports the metabolic and neurologic needs of an aging brain.*
Study researchers caution individuals as to the concerns with copper consumption and a correlation to improper elimination of proteins that may form plaques in the brain linked to age related mental and cognitive decline. A trial spanning 6 years followed 3,700 participants with a mean age above 65 years reporting on their dietary intake and cognitive health. The study showed, those consuming a diet high in copper and trans fats had higher rates of mental and cognitive health decline. Those in the study with the greatest concern were those consuming a total of 1.6 milligrams of copper per day through additional supplementation. The U.S. daily recommended intake for copper is .9 milligrams and can be achieved reasonably through dietary intake.*
Who should take Isotonix Multivitamin Fifty Plus?
Everyone over the age of 50 would find it beneficial to enhance their diet with Isotonix Multivitamin Fifty Plus. Even when eating a balanced diet, it is difficult to consume the optimal amounts of vitamins and minerals each day. Numerous studies have been conducted on the importance of vitamins and minerals. One should supplement with a multivitamin to assure that their daily nutrient intake is balanced and powerful enough to ensure sufficient intake, allowing for the best health possible.*
What is the serving size for Isotonix Multivitamin Fifty Plus?
Adults ages 50 and up should take two (2) level capfuls mixed with four ounces (4 oz.) of water daily or as directed by your healthcare provider.
Can I take Isotonix Multivitamin Fifty Plus with my prescriptions medications?
If you are currently using prescription drugs, have an ongoing medical condition, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your healthcare provider before using this product.
Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene): 3,750 IU
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin. Sources of vitamin A include organ meats (such as liver and kidney), egg yolks, butter, carrot juice, squash, sweet potatoes, spinach, peaches, fortified dairy products and cod liver oil. Vitamin A is also part of a family of compounds including retinol, retinal and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene, also known as pro-vitamin A, can be converted into vitamin A when additional levels are required. All of the body’s tissues need Vitamin A to support normal growth and repair. Vitamin A helps to promote healthy vision, normal bone growth and supports an antioxidant defense and a healthy immune system.*
Taking beta-carotene by mouth along with vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc daily, seems to support eye health *
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 10 mg
Vitamin B1 is a water-soluble vitamin that promotes normal processing of carbohydrates, fat and protein. Every cell of the body requires vitamin B1 to form the fuel the body runs on, adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Vitamin B1 promotes normal functioning of nerve cells and supports carbohydrate metabolism. B1 helps maintain a healthy nervous system by supporting the normal production of the neurotransmitters acetylcholine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).*
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 10 mg
Vitamin B2 is a water-soluble vitamin that promotes the normal processing of amino acids and fats, activation of vitamin B6 and folic acid, and supports the conversion of carbohydrates into the fuel the body runs on, adenosine triphosphate (ATP). It also promotes healthy red blood cell formation, supports the nervous system, respiration, antibody production and normal human growth.
Niacinamide: 20 mg
Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, supports energy production in the body. It works with vitamin B1 and vitamin B2 to support the release of energy from carbohydrates. Similar to vitamin B6 and folic acid, niacin helps support the body’s normal renewal of tissues.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxal-5-phosphate): 37.5 mg
Pyridoxal-5-phosphate is the active form of vitamin B6. Poultry, fish, whole grains and bananas are the main dietary sources of vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 supports numerous metabolic pathways in the body and is a co-factor required for protein and amino acid metabolism as well as helps maintain proper fluid balance.
P5P supports the normal synthesis of neurotransmitters in the brain and peripheral nerve cells. It has been recommended as a nutrient to support mood, and it supports normal nerve conduction. Vitamin B6 also promotes the normal production of glutathione, which is essential for detoxification.*
Vitamin B6 supports the maintenance of healthy red and white blood cells, and hemoglobin synthesis. Vitamin B6, when taken with folic acid, has been shown to support cardiovascular health. Vitamin B6 should be administered as a part of a complex of other B-vitamins for best results.*
Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5): 15 mg
Pantothenic acid, also called vitamin B5, is a water-soluble vitamin involved in energy production and the formation of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which supports brain health. Pantothenic acid works together with vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and vitamin B3 to make the fuel our body runs on, ATP. It also promotes the normal production, transport, and release of energy from fats.
Pantothenic acid promotes the normal secretion of hormones.*
Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin): 10 mcg
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is naturally found in animal products, especially organ meats such as liver, with small amounts derived from peanuts and fermented soy products, such as miso and tempeh. It is essential that vegetarians consume a vitamin B12 supplement to maintain optimal health. Vitamin B12, when ingested, is stored in the liver and other tissues for later use. It supports the maintenance of cells, especially those of the nervous system, bone marrow and intestinal tract. Vitamin B12 is important in homocysteine metabolism (homocysteine is an amino acid that is formed within the body). Normal homocysteine levels are important for maintaining cardiovascular health. Folate and B12, in their active coenzyme form, help to maintain healthy blood levels of homocysteine.*
Methylcobalamin is one of the naturally occurring forms of vitamin B12 found in the human body. The liver must convert cyanocobalamin, the form of B12 most commonly used in supplements, into methylcobalamin before it can be properly utilized by the body; methylcobalamin is more effective than non-active forms of vitamin B12. Methylcobalamin also assists in the formation of SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine), a nutrient that positively impacts mood.*
B12 also promotes normal conversion of sulfur-containing compounds to glutathione, a powerful antioxidant in the body, thus B12 provides strong antioxidant defense and combats free radicals.*
Folate (as (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid, glucosamine salt, Quatrefolic®): 162 mcg
Folic acid is mainly found in fruits and vegetables. Dark, leafy greens, oranges, orange juice, beans, peas and Brewer’s yeast are the best sources. Folic acid boosts the benefits of B12 supplementation. These two B vitamins join forces and work together to help maintain normal red blood cells. Folic acid assists in the normal utilization of amino acids and proteins, as well as supporting the construction of the material for DNA and RNA synthesis, which is necessary for all bodily functions. Scientific studies have found that when working in tandem with folic acid, B12 is capable of promoting normal homocysteine levels. This works toward supporting a healthy cardiovascular and nervous system.*
Quatrefolic® is the glucosamine salt of (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, the most active form of folate, as it is structurally analogous to the reduced and active form of folic acid. Because this form is naturally present in the body, it is much more bioavailable for its biological action without having to be metabolized in the body.
Biotin: 150 mcg
Biotin, a water-soluble B-vitamin, acts as a coenzyme to support the normal metabolism of protein, fats, and carbohydrates. Biotin can be found in food sources such as egg yolks, peanuts, beef liver, milk, cereals, almonds and Brewer’s yeast. Biotin promotes healthy cell growth, the production of fatty acids, metabolism of fats and amino acids. It supports the citric acid cycle, which is the process in which energy is generated during exercise. Biotin is also helpful in maintaining steady blood sugar levels, and is often recommended to support strong hair and nails.*
Biotin also supports various metabolic chemical conversions. Aging adults get the energy they need from food through metabolism – the chemical reactions in the body’s cells that convert the fuel from food into the energy needed to do everything from moving to thinking.*
Vitamin C: 300 mg
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that has a number of biological functions. Vitamin C is found in peppers (sweet, green, red, hot red and green chili), citrus fruits and brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, collards, mustard greens, broccoli, spinach, guava, kiwi fruit, currants and strawberries. Nuts and grains contain small amounts of vitamin C. It is important to note that cooking destroys vitamin C activity.*
Vitamin C supports normal tissue repair and healing. It is also a cofactor for dopamine production. Vitamin C is integral in supporting a healthy immune system, promoting cardiovascular health, helping to maintain healthy cholesterol levels and providing an antioxidant defense. The body does not manufacture vitamin C on its own, nor does it store it. Therefore, Vitamin C must be acquired through diet and supplementation.*
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol): 200 IU
Regular sunlight exposure is the main way that most humans get their vitamin D. Food sources of vitamin D are vitamin D-fortified milk (100 IU per cup), cod liver oil, and fatty fish such as salmon. Small amounts are found in egg yolks and liver. Vitamin D promotes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and supports the production of several proteins involved in calcium absorption and storage. Vitamin D works with calcium to promote hard, strong bones. It works to promote active transport of calcium out of the osteoblasts into the extra-cellular fluid and in the kidneys, promotes calcium and phosphate uptake by renal tubules. Vitamin D also promotes the normal absorption of dietary calcium and phosphate uptake by the intestinal epithelium. It promotes healthy growth and repair of tissues, and supports overall skin health.*
Vitamin D promotes proper brain function, and is also helpful in promoting normal glutathione levels which assist in detoxification of the body. In addition to supporting strong bones, vitamin D promotes muscle strength and neuromuscular function.*
Vitamin E (D-alpha-tocopheryl acetate): 33 IU
The most valuable sources of dietary vitamin E include vegetable oils, margarine, nuts, seeds, avocados and wheat germ. Safflower oil contains large amounts of vitamin E (about two thirds of the RDA in ¼ cup) and there are trace amounts in corn oil and soybean oil. Vitamin E is actually a family of related compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. Vitamin E is available in a natural or synthetic form. In most cases, the natural and synthetic forms are identical except the natural form of vitamin E is better absorbed and retained in the body. The natural form of alpha-tocopherol is known as “d-alpha tocopherol,” as found in Isotonix Multivitamin for Seniors.) The synthetic “dl-” form is the most common form found in dietary supplements. For those individuals watching their dietary fat consumption, which is relatively common in the world of dieting, vitamin E intake is likely to be low, due to a reduced intake of foods with high fat content.*
The main health benefits of supplemental vitamin E come from its support of immune health and its antioxidant activity. It also supports normal healing and is known to promote cardiovascular health. Vitamin E is one of the most powerful fat-soluble antioxidants in the body. In turn, vitamin E protects cell membranes from free radicals.*
Calcium (Carbonate): 100 mg
Calcium is found in milk, cheese, yogurt, corn tortillas, Chinese cabbage (Napa), kale and broccoli. Calcium is an essential mineral with a wide range of biological roles. Calcium exists in bone primarily in the form of hydroxyapatite (Ca10 (PO4)6 (OH) 2). Hydroxyapatite comprises approximately 40 percent of the weight of bone. The skeleton has an obvious structural requisite for calcium. The skeleton also acts as a storehouse for calcium. Apart from being a major constituent of bones and teeth, calcium promotes normal muscle contraction, nerve conduction, cardiovascular health, the production of energy and helps maintain a healthy immune system.*
A sufficient daily calcium intake is necessary for maintaining bone density and maintaining healthy teeth and bones. When the body does not obtain enough calcium each day, it draws calcium from the bones causing them to thin.*
The PTH (parathyroid hormone) regulates the amount of calcium in the blood. High levels of calcium in the body have been associated with cardiovascular health in postmenopausal women and maintaining normal cholesterol levels. Low levels of calcium have been associated with reduced bone mass.*
Chromium (Nicotinate): 25 mcg
Chromium is found naturally in some cereals, meats, poultry, brewer’s yeast, broccoli, prunes mushrooms, fish and beer. Chromium is an essential trace mineral that helps to maintain normal blood sugar levels and blood levels of cholesterol and other fats. Chromium combines to form something in the body called glucose tolerance factor or GTF, which helps maintain normal blood sugar levels. *
Iodine: 50 mcg
Iodine is found in most seafood and in iodized salt. The trace element is also present in more than a hundred enzyme systems such as energy production, nerve function and hair and skin growth. One of iodine’s main functions includes supporting the thyroid gland in producing thyroid hormones thyroxin and tri-iodothyronine, which helps regulate and maintain a properly functioning metabolism.*
Magnesium (Lactate): 200 mg
Foods rich in magnesium include unpolished grains, nuts and green vegetables. Green leafy vegetables are potent sources of magnesium because of their chlorophyll content. Meats, starches and milk are less rich sources of magnesium. Refined and processed foods are generally quite low in magnesium. Magnesium, an essential mineral, promotes normal function of over 300 enzymes, specifically those enzymes responsible for the production of neurotransmitters in the brain.*
Magnesium is a component of the mineralized part of bone and supports the normal metabolism of potassium and calcium in adults. It helps maintain normal levels of potassium, phosphorus, calcium, adrenaline, and insulin. It is also important for the mobilization of calcium, transporting it inside the cell for further utilization. It plays supports normal muscle function and nervous tissue. Magnesium supports that normal synthesis of all proteins, nucleic acids, nucleotides, cyclic adenosine monophosphate, lipids, and carbohydrates.*
Magnesium is required for release of energy and it promotes the normal regulation of body temperature and proper nerve function, it helps the body handle stress, and it promotes a healthy metabolism. Magnesium works together with calcium to promote the normal regulation of the heart and blood pressure. It works together with calcium and vitamin D to help keep bones strong. Magnesium also promotes cardiovascular health by supporting normal platelet activity and helping to maintain normal cholesterol levels.*
Magnesium supports a number of other metabolic pathways including bone, protein and fatty acid formation, B vitamin activation, muscle relaxation, blood clotting and formation of adenosine triphosphate.*
Manganese (Sulfate): 1 mg
Manganese is a mineral found in large quantities in both plant and animal matter. The most valuable dietary sources of manganese include whole grains, nuts, leafy vegetables, and teas. Manganese is concentrated in the bran of grains, which is often removed during processing. There are several forms of supplementary manganese including manganese gluconate, manganese sulfate, manganese ascorbate, and manganese amino acid chelates.
Only trace amounts of this element can be found in human tissue. Manganese is predominantly stored in the bones, liver, kidney, and pancreas. It supports the normal formation of connective tissue, bones, blood-clotting factors and sex hormones. It promotes normal fat and carbohydrate metabolism, calcium absorption and helps maintain normal blood sugar levels. Manganese also promotes brain and nerve health.*
Manganese may promote the normal use of nutrients including biotin, thiamin, ascorbic acid, and choline.
Potassium (Bicarbonate): 135 mg
Foods rich in potassium include fresh vegetables and fruits such as bananas, oranges, cantaloupe, avocado, raw spinach, cabbage, and celery. Potassium is an essential macromineral that helps to maintain normal fluid balance in the body. It also supports a wide variety of biochemical and physiological processes. Among other things, it supports normal nerve impulses, cardiac, skeletal and smooth muscle contractions, energy production, synthesis of nucleic acids, and helps maintain intracellular tonicity and normal blood pressure. Potassium promotes normal muscle relaxation and insulin release. It also promotes glycogen and protein synthesis. Potassium is an electrolyte that promotes proper heartbeat. Potassium is important in releasing energy from protein, fat, and carbohydrates during metabolism.*
Potassium also helps support normal water balance in the body. Potassium supports the normal elimination of wastes. Potassium promotes normal healing and generally contributes to a sense of well-being. Potassium is stored in the muscles.*
Selenium (Selenomethionine): 40 mcg
The best dietary sources of selenium include nuts, unrefined grains, brown rice, wheat germ, and seafood. In the body, selenium functions as part of an antioxidant enzyme called glutathione peroxidase as well as promoting normal growth and proper usage of iodine in thyroid functioning. Selenium also supports the antioxidant effect of vitamin E and is often added to vitamin E supplements. As part of the antioxidant, glutathione peroxidase, selenium plays a direct role in the body’s ability to protect cells from free radicals.*
Zinc (Sulfate): 15 mg
Zinc is largely found in fortified cereals, red meats, eggs, poultry and certain seafood including oysters. It is a component of multiple enzymes and proteins. It also supports the body’s regulation of gene expression. Zinc is an essential trace mineral that has functions in approximately 300 different enzyme reactions. Thus, zinc plays a part in almost all biochemical pathways and physiological processes. More than 90 percent of the body’s zinc is stored in the bones and muscles, but zinc is also found in virtually all body tissues. It has been claimed that zinc supports normal healing, supports the immune system and promotes a healthy prostate gland. Because zinc is involved in such a great number of enzymatic processes it has been found to support a large range of functions including digestion, energy production, growth, cellular repair, collagen synthesis, bone strength, cognitive function, and carbohydrate metabolism.*
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