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Choosing a Multi-Vitamin

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Scientific research suggests that all adults can benefit from taking a multiple vitamin daily. It is best to take multiformula vitamins (multi-minerals and multivitamins) as a foundation if you are self-prescribing: there is the risk that taking high levels of single supplements can disturb your metabolism or increase the chances of toxicity. This is especially the case with vitamins A and D.

Men have unique health needs. Prostate issues will affect more than 50 percent of men during their lifetime. Lycopene has been associated with a reduced risk of certain prostate issues and cardiovascular disease.

Recommended For Men

Rainbow Light Men's One Multivitamin# contains herbs to support prostate health including Saw Palmetto for Prostate Protection. This multi-for-men is a top-selling natural men's multivitamin.

A 100 percent natural, food-based supplement, Men's One delivers essential nutrients to support cardiovascular, reproductive, and prostate health, and boost energy levels in just one tablet per day. It contains vitamins, minerals, superfoods, and herbs, plus probiotics and plant-based enzymes for easy digestion. Men's One is entirely free of sugar, lactose and dairy, wheat, gluten, and yeast, and contains no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives or additives.

Recommended For Women

Gnc Womens Ultra Mega Multi Vitamin# Gnc Womens Ultra Mega Multi Vitamin strengthens bones with 500 mg of calcium and fights cell aging with an advanced antioxidant blend. Strengthens and protects hair, skin and nails with its blend of collagen and biotin.

Contains 1600 IU of vitamin D3 for breast and bone health. (Emerging research suggests that adequate daily vitamin D intake may play a role in supporting breast and colon health.) Women's Ultra Mega is a premium multivitamin to supplement key nutrients missing in your daily diet.

What to Look For

Whichever you choose, do opt for the multiformulas that provide a broad range of nutrients per tablet/capsule. Always check the labels on multiformula products and aim for the following safe levels of vitamins and minerals:

Vitamin Tablets

  • Vitamin A 7,500 iu
  • Vitamin B1, B2, B6 25-50 mg
  • Vitamin B12:  50 mcg
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin):  50 mg
  • Folic Acid:  400 mcg
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid):  50 mg
  • Vitamin C:  100 mg
  • Vitamin D:  200 iu
  • Vitamin E:  50 iu
  • Boron:  2mg
  • Chromium:  50 mg
  • Copper:  0.5 mg
  • Iron:  0.5 mg
  • Manganese:  0.5 mg
  • Selenium:  50 mcg
  • Zinc:  10 mg

Do not be swayed by price, and opt only for the cheapest. In the case of supplements the old adage "you get what you pay for" can apply. Prices generally reflect level of research, preparation and ultimately quality control invested in the product - when we research, we look for quality at a reasonable price. Rainbow Light fulfills both.

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