Why are Multivitamins Important?
Most of us start taking some type of multivitamin or vitamin supplement from conception and beyond.
Your mom probably took pre-natal vitamins during pregnancy. Your first visits to the pediatrician include a prescription for a multivitamin drop, then you probably started school with the chewable that looked like your favorite cartoon character. Now you’re an adult and wondering about multivitamins and are there really benefits to taking them?
In a recent article on Livestrong.com by Joshua Duvachelle he discusses some of the potential benefits of Multivitamins. He describes what Multivitamins are:
Multivitamins are dietary supplements that come in tablet, capsule or pill form and provide you with an array of essential vitamins and minerals. You can find them in most grocery stores, as well as health food stores. Taking a multivitamin every day may provide several health benefits. Before taking vitamins, consult your doctor; pre-existing medical conditions or medications you are taking can affect how your body responds to multivitamins.
Every vitamin is useful to the body in its own way. Some of these vitamins or nutrients work better when coupled with others. Most vitamins are available in food, but not everyone regularly eats balanced meals. Some people may have medical conditions which can cause deficiencies of required vitamins. These deficiencies can impact the absorption and utilization of those required vitamins and thus your overall health. Proactively, vitamins can be very useful in warding off certain medical conditions or improving the symptoms of current medical conditions.
Dr. Meghna Thacker, a board certified NMD discusses how “A good quality multivitamin is one that provides a balance of vitamins and minerals in a good therapeutic dose and is available in a form that is easily absorbed and assimilated by the body. Why is it so essential for both men and women to be on a good multivitamin? Years ago we were able to get our nutrients from the vegetables and fruits we consumed. Over the years the soil has been depleted of these nutrients and our food no longer provides what we always need. A good Multivitamin can supplement and provide your body with nutrients to nourish your cells, give you more energy, and help all the complex chemical pathways in your body to work in harmony.”
Simplesa has created a multivitamin called Daily 3 Multi. It contains 26 essential nutrients of the highest quality available. It contains a core group of nutrients vital to proper nutrition as well as an extended list of other ingredients to help enhance health benefits. This helps the body work the way it should and carry out important functions such as DNA synthesis and replication, enzymatic reactions, and a whole host of other processes. Some of the benefits of Simplesa Daily 3 Multi include:
Anti-Aging – BioPQQ® (Pyrroloquinoline quinone) helps reduce the signs of aging at the cellular level, namely inflammation and mitochondrial damage. BioPQQ® also supports the creation of new mitochondria, essentially reversing the effects of age of cells.
Antioxidant supplements – Daily 3 Multi contains a wide variety of natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients to help the body counteract damaging oxidative reactions. These include special formulations of vitamin E, resveratrol, lycopene, quercetin, rutin, and extracts from grapeseed, fruits and berries, green tea and other sources.
“Cancer protectors” Daily 3 Multi contains hesperidin, quercetin, resveratrol, Bioperine® and apigenin, several ingredients that help protect against certain cancers.
Cognitive – Luteolin is a powerful antioxidant and helps protect mitochondria from damage and the effects of aging. It also possesses anticancer properties and may improve cognitive performance.
Cardiac Health – Quatrefolic® is a very special form of folic acid that has extremely high bioavailability so it is absorbed by the body and enters cells much more readily than typical folic acid. Quatrefolic® works synergistically with vitamin B12 to lower homocysteine levels, which in turn helps protect the body against atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.
Support Cholesterol Control and Cardiac Health -Taurine reduces oxidative stress and decreases the risk of free radical damage to the blood vessels to help combat coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease and stroke. Taurine has also been shown to normalize cholesterol levels in people who are overweight.
Detox – N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) is an immediate precursor of glutathione, the molecule that is most often attached to other molecules that the body is trying to eliminate as waste. While the body does not absorb glutathione very well, it does absorb NAC. Thus, supplementation with NAC helps the body eliminate toxins and unneeded chemicals.
Vision Support – Lutein and zeaxanthin are both critical for the proper function of the eye and are essential for vision. Lutein and zeaxanthin help protect the eyes from oxidative damage and damage that can arise from ultraviolet light. Additionally, recent studies have shown that lutein and zeaxanthin can significantly decrease the risk of cataracts in the center of the eye’s lens.
Simplesa Daily 3 Multi is taken three times a day, ideally spaced evenly throughout the day for maximum absorption. Each bottle of contains 90 capsules for a 30-day supply. Read the table below to see some of the ingredients and the benefits to best understand how this Multivitamin will help you!
|Vitamins||What is it?||Benefits|
|Vitamin D3 (Cholecaliferol)||One of the five forms of Vitamin D.||Bone Health|
|Vitamin C||Ascorbic acid||Skin and Immune Health|
|Tocopherols||A family of vitamin E compounds naturally found in vegetable oils, nuts, fish and leafy green vegetables.||Vision HealthParkinson Disease Reduce Risk or Slow ProgressionSkin Health|
|N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC)||NAC is a slightly modified version of the sulfur-containing amino acid cysteine||Antioxidant and Liver HealthLung HealthKidney HealthCognitive and some Psychiatric conditions|
|Rutin (bioflavonoids)||Bioflavonoids aid the action of vitamin C||Eye and Vision HealthAntioxidantAnti-DiabeticAnti-InflammatorySupport blood circulation|
|Hesperidin||Flavanone Glycoside – is a form of BioFlavonoids||Neuro protective effectAid in Circulation|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)||Vitamin B3 is one of 8 B vitamins and also known as niacinamide.||Promotes cellular energyAnti-InflammatorySkin Health|
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride)||Found in many foods, aids in metabolism of enzymes.||Aids in the process of making serotonin and norepinephrine.Cognitive FunctionAids in reduction of some PMS symptomsFetal brain development|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine Hydrochloride)||First B Vitamin Discovered.The body needs thiamine to make adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the molecule that moves energy within the cells in your body.||Aids in Metabolic DisordersPromotes Energy ProductionNervous System SupportReduce Risk of CataractsAids in Prevention of Kidney Disease in people with Diabetes|
|Vitamin E||Encompasses a group of eight compounds, called tocopherols and tocotrienols.||AntioxidantPlays a role in Neurological functionProtects from Free RadicalsPromote Immune StrengthHelps the body use Vitamin K
|Zinc (Gluconate)||It is a trace mineral found in the human body.||Aids in Immune SystemAids in Cell Growth and Repair|
|Optiberry®||Standardized, multiple berry anthocyanin extract formulated and tested for optimum safety, bioavailability, and antioxidant and anti-angiogenic activity.||Promotes healthy brain function and mental clarityPromotes healthy visionPromotes cardiovascular healthPromotes healthy skinPromotes urinary tract health
Promotes healthy blood sugar levels
Helps prevent the effects of premature aging
|Apigenin||A Bioflavonoid||Anti – AnxietyAnti – Cancer|
|PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline Quinone)||PQQ is a small molecule once thought to be a vitamin.||Supports Mitochondrial FunctionNeuro Protective Role|
|Tocotrienols||One of the most important compounds that comprise Vitamin E.||Anti-AgingAnti-CancerImproving Lipid ProfilesReducing HomocysteineProtecting Against Ischemia
Guarding Against Stroke-Related Brain Damage
Improving Metabolic Syndrome
|Zeaxanthin||Is a powerful and natural nutrient||Promotes Eye and Vision Health|
|Fruitex B™ Boron||Is a calcium/carbohydrate/boron complex||Promotes Bone and Joint Health|
|Quatrefolic™||Designed to act as a nutrient in all areas where folic acid and folate supplementation has been recommended and allowed.||Prevents folate deficiencyPrevent AnemiaAid in prevention of Depression, Cognitive Impairment, Dementia & Alzheimer|
|Iodine||It is a chemical element that the body needs but does not make.||Prevent Iodine DeficiencyPromote Thyroid Health|
|Vitamin A (2500 IU Beta-Carotene)||A fat soluble vitamin form of Vitamin A.||Maintain Healthy Skin, Teeth, Bones, and Tissue.Promotes Healthy VisionAntioxidantsAnti-Aging|
|ChrominexTM Chromium||A micro nutrient||May help with DiabetesSupports Building MuscleDeter GlaucomaPrevent Bone Loss in Menopausal WomenPromote energy|
|Green Tea Extract||Made from the Camellia sinensis plant leaves.||Promote Cognitive FunctionAntioxidantCan be used for potential benefits forA variety of symptoms and medical conditionsPromote Vascular and Coronary Health
Lowers High Cholesterol
May reduce inflammation associated with Crohn’s Disease and other diseases of the bowel.
Prevent or treat Diabetes
Aid with Weight Loss
|Resveratrol||Is a member of the group of plant compounds called polyphenols.||Reduce InflammationPrevents LDL CholesterolAnti- CancerPrevents Insulin ResistanceAnti – Aging
|Quercetin||It is a flavonol found in many fruits, vegetables, leaves and grains.||Prevent atherosclerosisPrevent high cholesterolPrevent Cardiac Disease heart diseaseAnti –inflammatoryAnti – Cancer
Promotes Prostrate Health
Improve Athletic Performance.
|Taurine||Is an organic amino acid.||Anti –AgingIncrease LongevityPrevent ObesityPromote Glucose ControlPromotes Cardiovascular Health
Promotes Liver Health
|Vitamin B5 (D-Calcium Pantothenate)||It is a component of coenzyme A (CoA), an essential coenzyme in a variety of reactions that sustain life||Skin HealthHelp Rheumatoid Arthritis|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||Is a water soluble type of Vitamin B.||Promotes Body GrowthPromotes Red Blood Cell ProductionHelps Energy Production from Carbohydrates|
|Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin)||It is one of the naturally-occurring coenzyme forms of vitamin B12 that the body requires.||Promotes EnergySupports Brain HealthSupports Nerve HealthPromotes Vascular Health|
|Magnesium (magnesium glycinate)||An essential mineral supplement||Raises low amounts of magnesium in the blood.May alleviate some symptoms of Chronic Fatigue or Fibromyalgia.Balance Mood|
|Gamma tocopherols||Vitamin E typically used in supplements||AntioxidantAnti-InflammatoryMore efficiently manage insulin levels|
|Grape seed extract (95% OPC)||Contains Vitamin E, flavonoids, linoleic acid, and oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs)||AntioxidantAnti-InflammatoryBolster Immunity|
|Luteolin||A flavonoid||Control HypertensionAnti-InflammatoryAnti- Cancer|
|Bioperine®||An extract derived from black pepper||Promote Nutrient AbsorptionImmunomodulationAntidepressantAnti- Cancer Properties|
|Lycopene||Lycopene is a bright red pigment that is naturally found in the human liver, serum (blood), adrenal glands, lungs, prostate, colon, and skin.||Anti – CancerPromote Eye HealthPromote Cardiac Health|
|Lutein||Lutein is an antioxidant carotenoid a pigmented nutrient.||Promote Eye and Vision Health|
|Manganese (gluconate)||Mineral Supplement||Treat Low Blood Magnesium|
|Biotin||Also known as Vitamin H, is part of the Vitamin B Group||Promotes Hair and Nail HealthMay Improve Blood Sugar ControlMay Improve Symptoms of Peripheral NeuropathImprove Sense of Taste|
|Selenium||Selenium is a trace element that is naturally present in many foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. ||Anti –cancerPromote Cardiovascular HealthDeter cognitive declinePromote thyroid Health and Balance|
|Molybdenum||Key Mineral Nutrient||Antioxidant HealthPromote Sulfur BalancePromote Mitochondrial function|