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  • Doctor Recommended Multi-Vitamin: Plus or Minus?

    Choosing a dietary supplement can be confusing. So many choices. So many “experts”. Since about 70% of Americans take a Multi-Vitamin supplement, this potential confusion effects many of us. The number one selling daily multi is also the number one “doctor recommended” multi. This would indicate that quite a few of us have decided to let the medical community guide us to the best choice. Problem solved, or problem created?

    When a Doctor with no training in therapeutic nutrition asserts their opinion on supplements, it raises suspi- cions in my mind. When I examine the labels of the products that they promote, my suspicions are confirmed.

    Let’s examine a typical label:

    Label of Typical Multivitamin supplement

    There is a lot to unpack here and the following assessments are my opinions alone based on my 50+ years of experience in the Natural Foods industry.

    The potencies are 100% or less of the government established Daily Value. The DV has more to do with prevent- ing clinical diseases of nutritional deficit rather than anything leading to optimal health.

    Notice that the forms of the nutrients are not revealed in the initial list (these forms are always listed on high- quality “Natural Foods” supplements). So let’s look at the ingredients panel.

    Calcium Carbonate (chalk) is the first ingredient. Potassium Chloride is a common salt substitute. DL-alpha to- copheryl acetate is the synthetic (less active) form of vitamin E. Maltodextrin (a sugar) is high up on the list. Why is corn starch there? Cyanocobalamin is the least active form of B12. Magnesium Stearate, an excipient, is in the middle of the list rather than at the end. BHT, Polyethylene Glycol, Polyvinyl Alcohol: chemicals, not nutrients. Yellow #6 Lake is aluminum based.

    I could go on, but my point is not to run-down certain products. But if this is the #1 Doctor-Recommended multi -vitamin, you can now understand why I strongly suggest that you look elsewhere for sound advice on choosing a multi-vitamin that will benefit you.

    The good news is that there are plenty of high-quality, nutritionally sound daily supplements. Some of us have been swayed by compelling on-line websites, slick TV infomercials, good friends promoting door-to-door net- work marketing “opportunities”, or popular Natural Practitioner influencers. Navigating through all of this is challenging. Let me offer a solution.

    I suspect that all of us would love an affordable, scientifically- formulated, supplement with significant potencies and advanced molecular forms. You will be hard-pressed to find a better choice that The Molecular Multi from Lifespan Nutrition, created by Bill Sardi.

    Bill Sardi remains an icon in the world of Natural Health. Since his passing, his innovative formulations remain as standard-bearers that speak to his brilliance. The Molecular Multi is a perfect example of the veracity of my heart-felt praise.

    Supplement Facts

    Serving Size 4 capsules

    Servings per container 30

    Amount per Serving % Daily Value
    Vitamin A (as Retinyl palmitate and 87% as Beta carotene) 11500 mcg 1278%
    Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid and Ascorbyl Palmitate) 450 mg 500%
    Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol) 62.5 mcg (2500 IU) 313%
    Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopheryl succinate, d-alpha Tocopherol, and Tocotrienols) 134 mg (200 IU) 893%
    Vitamin K2 (as Menaquinone) 80 mcg 67%
    Vitamin B1 (as Benfotiamine) 25 mg 2083%
    Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 5 mg 385%
    Vitamin B3 (as Niacinamide) 40 mg 250%
    Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal-5-Phoshate) 15 mg 882%
    Folate (as Calcium L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate) 340 mcg DFE 85%
    Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) 600 mcg 25000%
    Biotin 320 mcg 1067%
    Pantothenic acid (as d-Calcium pantothenate) 25 mg 500%
    Choline (as Choline bitartrate) 25 mg 5%
    Iodine (as Potassium iodide) 120 mcg 80%
    Magnesium (as Magnesium citrate) 50 mg 12%
    Zinc (as Zinc citrate) 30 mg 273%
    Selenium (from Selenium yeast) 100 mcg 182%
    Manganese (as Manganese sulfate) 5 mg 217%
    Chromium (as Chromium picolinate) 160 mcg 457%
    Molybdenum (as Amino acid chelate) 40 mcg 89%
    Potassium (as Potassium chloride) 49 mg 1%
    β-cyclodextrin 100 mg
    IP6 Inositol Hexaphosphate (from rice bran) 75 mg
    Inositol 50 mg
    Beta glucan (1/3, 1/6) 70% 50 mg
    Quercetin dihydrate 50 mg
    Taurine 50 mg
    Resveratrol 98% (from Japanese knotweed root extract) 40 mg
    Nucleotides 40 mg
    NADH (Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) 25 mg
    Betaine HCl 25 mg
    Papain (2000 USP/mg) 25 mg
    Rosemary leaf extract 25 mg
    Pomegranate fruit extract 25 mg
    Lactobacilus acidophilus 250 Million CFU** 25 mg
    Bifidobacterium bifidus 200 Million CFU** 20 mg
    Lutein 12 mg
    Black pepper fruit extract, BioperineTM 10 mg
    Apple pectin 10 mg
    Lycopene 8 mg
    Boron (as Amino acid chelate) 3 mg
    Astaxanthin 2 mg
    † Daily Value not established.
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    Molecular Multi

    Molecular Multi bottle

    Other Ingredients: Hydroxypropyl methyl- cellulose (capsule shell), magnesium stea- rate, microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide.

    NO artificial colorants, flavors, sweeteners, sugars, GMO, gluten, wheat, lactose, milk, yeast, fish.

    You’ll notice that this formula is not laden with potentially toxic additives. The Molecular Multi avoids using ingredients that would in- clude common allergens. You can get an in- depth description of all of the key points relat- ing to the selection of nutrients and nutrient forms by clicking here.

    Before I focus on my favorite features of the Molecular Multi, I should mention that I am troubled by websites that make it difficult, if not impossible, to find the actual label of the supplement that they’re trying to sell. Lifespan Nutrition put The Molecular Multi’s label front and center: because they’re proud of it!

    The Molecular Multi offers two forms of Vitamin A and two forms of Vita- min C. The B Vitamins are in absorbable forms including the most active forms of B1 (Benfotiamine), B12 (Methylcobalamin), and Folic Acid (L-methyl-folate). The Vitamin E is natural (D-Alpha not DL-Alpha) and offered in regular, dry, and including the all-important Tocotrienols. The minerals are in forms known to be digestible, unlike the forms contained in the Doctor Recommended prod- ucts.

    Once the basics have been well-covered, The Molecular Multi includes an impressive array of molecules known to support good vitality and healthy aging. You can click on the link above to see many scientific references included in the ingredient description that will back-up my comments.

    You might suspect that all of this build-up is to talk you in to paying a high price for such a superior supplement. Relax: The Molecular Multi is amazingly afforda- ble. At full retail and at the maximum dose of 2 caps, twice daily, The Molecular Multi will cost you a mere $1.88 per day! You can take advantage of the special

    Buy 3– Get 1 Free deal which brings the daily cost down to only $1.41.
    Many of us need only 2 caps per day which have us looking at a remarkable 72 cents per day!

    Bill Sardi was a friend and mentor to me. It was an honor to collaborate with him on many health-talk radio interviews. Sadly, he has left us. Happily, he has left us with an incredible legacy of wisdom and superior nutritional supplements. If you haven’t already, take an important step to taking control of your health : try Bill Sardi’s Molecular Multi today!