A broad spectrum and highly bioavailable research-based multivitamin and mineral that provides the necessary nutritional foundation for healthy living.
Contains no artificial preservatives, colours or sweeteners and no dairy, wheat, gluten, yeast, and GMO free.
Each tablet contains:
Vitamin A (palmitate) (375 IU)
Beta carotene (680 mcg)
Vitamin B1 (thiamine HCI) (25 mg)
Benfotiamine (6 mg)
Vitamin B2 (2.5 mg)
Vitamin B3 (niacin) (20.6 mg)
Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) (50 mg)
Pantothenic acid (calcium-d-pantothenate) (25 mg)
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxal 5-phosphate) (0.65 mg)
Biotin (75 mcg)
Folate (from (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate acid (MTHF), glucosamine salt, Quatrefolic) (100 mcg)
Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) (750 mcg)
Vitamin C (125 mg)
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) (1000 IU)
Mixed tocopherols (25 mg)
Mixed tocotrienols (2.5 mg)
Vitamin K2 (45 mcg)
Choline (bitartrate) (25 mg)
Inositol (12.5 mg)
Magnesium (HVP* chelate) (75 mg)
Manganese (citrate) (0.42 mg)
Zinc (citrate) (8 mg)
Selenium (selenomethionine) (50 mcg)
Copper (HVP* chelate) (0.22 mg)
Iodine (Ascophyllum nodosum) (whole plant) (50 mcg)
Iodine (potassium iodide) (50 mcg)
Chromium (polynicotinate) (125 mcg)
Molybdenum (citrate) (100 mcg)
Vanadium (citrate) (10 mcg)
Boron (citrate) (41.7 mcg)
Betaine (25 mg)
Curcumin Phytosome® extract (Curcuma longa (root)/phosphatidylcholine complex) (18% curcuminoids) (30 mg)
Rosemary extract (Rosmarinus officinalis) (leaf) (6% carnosic acid) (2.5 mg)
Bilberry extract (Vaccinium myrtillus) (fruit) (25% anthocyanidins) (12.5 mg)
Lutein (Tagetes erecta) (marigold flower) (1.5 mg)
Zeaxanthin (Tagetes erecta) (marigold flower) (0.5 mg)
LYC-O-MATO® lycopene (Lycopersicon esculentum) (fruit) (5% lycopene) (0.33 mg)
CoQ10 Ubiquinone (microorganism) (12.5 mg)
Alpha-lipoic acid (75 mg)
Hesperidin (Citrus sinensis) (fruit) (4.2 mg)
N-acetyl-L-cysteine (62.5 mg)
Minimum Recommended Dose:
1 tablet per day
While no specific contraindications are known, this product should be avoided by individuals with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients. Vitamin D supplementation should be done with caution in those with hypercalcemia or granulomatous diseases, such as sarcoidosis.
Because this product does not contain iron, it may not be suitable for use during pregnancy and lactation.
People sensitive to nicotinic acid may experience flushing of the skin that is generally mild and transient. Drink plenty of water to avoid flushing.
Not recommended for children under 12. Children over 12 can take half the recommended adult dose if able to swallow tablets.
Should be taken at least 1hr before bisphosphonates (drugs used to prevent bone loss) and thyroid medication (synthroid, desiccated thyroid), and at least 2 hrs. before tetracycline and quinolone antibiotics
How many vitamins and minerals?
Vitamins and minerals are essential for your health – they play a role in thousands of biochemical processes in the human body.
Our Vital 2 Platinum multivitamin formula contains 41 essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B1, B3, B6, B12, C, D, E, and K, to ensure that your body receives all of the nutrients needed for optimal health.
Unfortunately, most other multivitamins purchased at the grocery store contain just a handful of these essential vitamins and minerals, often less than 30. Neither the Centrum® nor Kirkland Signature™ multivitamin formula, for instance, includes vitamin K, a nutrient known to play an important role in blood clotting and bone health.
How much of each?
Our Vital 2 Platinum multivitamin formula contains four times more vitamin B3, nearly three times more vitamin D, and over 100 times more vitamin B12 than these other multivitamins to make certain that you are receiving a safe, effective amount.
The amount of each nutrient in other multivitamins is also frighteningly low.
These multivitamins rarely meet the basic Recommended Daily Intake levels identified by Health Canada. Additionally, it is important to know that there is a difference between the RDI and the intake levels that are necessary to maintain optimal health – not being sick is not the same thing as being healthy.
Are all vitamins and minerals the same?
Vital 2 Platinum multivitamins contain the vitamins and minerals that are most readily absorbed and used by the body. It’s important to know where the vitamins and minerals in your multivitamin are sourced from.
Many other multivitamins bought at the grocery store often contain cheap, low grade, synthetic vitamins and minerals that are not readily absorbed by the body. Magnesium, for example, comes in many different forms, with each form having a different absorption value. Magnesium citrate, magnesium malate, and some chelated magnesium are easily absorbed by the body. Magnesium oxide is not readily absorbed by the body but is the cheapest and only form found in other multivitamins.
What are the “other ingredients”?
Our Vital 2 Platinum multivitamin formula contains no artificial preservatives, sweeteners, or colouring agents. These tablets are also diary, wheat, gluten, yeast, and GMO free.
Many multivitamins also contain many unnecessary and harmful “other ingredients”, including polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol, butylated hydroxyanisole, modified corn starch, and colouring agents, such as Yellow 6 Lake and titanium dioxide. Some of these compounds have been linked to cancer, heart disease, and kidney disease (1). Butylated hydroxyanisole is a preservative that can be found in potato chips, butter, and beer, as well as such petroleum products as rubber and wax paper. Yellow 6 Lake is banned in some European Union countries because of its association with hyperactivity in children (2).
What about the cost?
Vital 2 Platinum multivitamins do cost more than cheap grocery store vitamins, just as a gourmet meal will cost more than fast food. Also, to buy the same quantity of the good quality vitamins and minerals separately, you’d have to spend over $300 each month.
Our Vital 2 Platinum multivitamin is less than one quarter of the price and is accompanied with blood analysis, consultation with health care practitioner, and other core nutrients, such as a Probiotic Pro12™ and OptiMega-3®.
For participants concerned with the cost, our Vital Nutrients formulation is less expensive. This is a flavored powdered formula that can easily be added to a smoothie or glass of water. Although it does not contain all of the essential nutrients and minerals included in the Vital 2 Platinum multivitamin, Vital Nutrients contains the same quality of nutrients. This formula was created to ensure that individuals receive the minimal number and amount of nutrients for physical and mental health.
What is the scientific evidence?
Another advantage of the Vital 2 Platinum multivitamin formula is that it has been scientifically researched and proven to improve physical and mental health. These results have even been reviewed and published in prestigious, widely accessible medical journals. The most recent publication has revealed that our Vital 2 Platinum multivitamin can help reduce the risk of diabetes (5).
Vital 2 Platinum multivitamin formula also compares closely to the EMPowerplus™ multinutrient by Truehope Nutritional Support Ltd. Over 30 articles have been published on the safety and effectiveness of this multinutrient, particularly for mental health disorders such as attention deficient/hyperactivity disor-der, anxiety and depression, autism, bipolar disorder, stress, and fatigue.
References and research
(3) Lanigan RS, Yamarik TA. 2002. Final report on the safety of BHT. Int J Toxicol, 21: 19-94.
(4) McCann D et al. 2007. The Lancet, 9598:1560-1567.
(5) Kimball SM, Emery JCH, Lewanczuk RZ. Accepted. Diabetes Res Clin Pract, 31 pp.