A multi-vitamin/mineral supplement is more important than many people realize. Because of the state of the current food supply and the difficulty of consuming five servings of vegetables and fruits every day, few of us get all the nutrition that we need from food. Basic Nutrients 2/Day is a complete multi-vitamin/mineral formula that provides an excellent nutritional foundation to supplement a healthy diet.*
Per serving, it features 2,000 IU of vitamin D3 and 400 mcg of vitamin K (in K1 and K2 forms), plus mixed tocopherols, bioactive B vitamins, and amino acid-chelated minerals. Support for taking a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement (“multi”) is widespread. According to a 2013 survey of 12,000 individuals published in JAMA Internal Medicine, 32 percent of U.S. adults take a multi. The leading reason given was to improve overall health.*Groups who have a particular risk for a nutrient deficiency and who might benefit from a multi include teenagers, athletes, the elderly, individuals on a restrictive diet, those who have a chronic disease, and individuals taking medications that cause nutrient deficiencies as a side effect.
A joint statement issued by the American College of Sports Medicine, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Dietitians of Canada is particularly noteworthy for individuals involved in athletic activities: “Supplements may be required by athletes who restrict energy intakes, use severe weight loss practices, eliminate one or more food groups from their diet, or consume high-carbohydrate diets with low micronutrient density.” A good multi-vitamin/mineral supplement could be considered “dietary insurance” to be certain all essential nutrients are consumed daily. Even greater health benefits can be realized when a healthy diet is combined with a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement.*
Vitamin A (450 mcg from Beta Carotene and 600 mcg as Palmitate), Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3) (2,000 IU), Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acid Succinate), Vitamin K (200 mcg as Vitamin K1 and 200 mcg as Vitamin K2 as MK-4), Thiamin (as Thiamin HCl), Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate), Folate (400 mcg as L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate* from L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt), DFE, Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin), Biotin, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate), Calcium (as TRAACS® Calcium Bisglycinate Chelate)**, Iodine (as Potassium Iodide), Magnesium (as TRAACS® Magnesium Bisglycinate Chelate)**, Zinc (as TRAACS® Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate)**, Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine), Copper (as TRAACS® Copper Bisglycinate Chelate)**, Manganese (as TRAACS® Manganese Bisglycinate Chelate)**, Chromium (as TRAACS® Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate)**, Molybdenum (as TRAACS® Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate)**, d-Gamma Tocopherol (from Mixed Tocopherols), Boron (as Bororganic™ Boron Glycinate Complex)***, Lutein (from Aztec Marigold extract (flower) (Tagetes erecta)), Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Calcium Laurate, Silicon Dioxide.
Take 2 capsules daily or as recommended by your health professional
Store in a cool, dark place out of reach of children
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet., If you are taking prescribed medication, have any medical condition or are pregnant or breast-feeding please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking food supplements.