Even though I have worked in the Natural Health industry for over 15 years now I still find it a bit overwhelming at times when trying to decide what to take for certain ailments. I go to a seminar and leave thinking I should be taking all of the products mentioned. I go to my local health food store and leave with everything BUT what I went for in the first place! With so many quality products on the market today it is easy to understand why even choosing your foundation multivitamin can be a chore.
I have been taking Brad King’s Ultimate Multi for a few years now with great results. I reccently asked Brad to tell me what is so special about his multi since there are so many multivitamins on the market to choose from:
“The Ultimate Multi is the most advanced vitamin/mineral formula available today. Not only do we use natural ingredients, we incorporate them along with their synergistic components (as they’d be found in nature) and we even enzymatically activate the important B vitamins (instead of taking away valuable resources from your body). We also use natural minerals in their most bioavailable forms, as in Chromium 454R. Published data has specifically shown that Chromium 454 reduced blood glucose levels by 33% in insulin depleted, diabetic animals. In vitro study results indicated that Chromium 454 stimulated glucose uptake into human skeletal muscle cells by a factor of 3. This is a water-soluble form of chromium, making it more easily absorbed during transport through the gastric system. Its solubility not only increases bioavailability but also offers formulation advantages over other, less soluble chromium ingredients.”
Although I highly recommend Brad’s Ultimate Multi simply from personal experience, I asked Dr. Marita Schauch, BSc, ND to tell me how she advises her patients in terms of choosing a multi which you may find useful:
“Always look at the amount of B vitamins, as B vitamins are essential for the adrenals and the stress response as well as many other biochemical processes in the body. The different forms of vitamins for example calcium citrate vs. calcium carbonate is also important. Calcium citrate being the more absorbable form. Also look for adequate amounts of antioxidants such as Vit C, E, zinc and selenium.”
You can purchase Brad King’s Ultimate Multi or other quality multivitamins at your local health food store.