Thorne Research, Citrate Formula, Basic Nutrients III, Without Copper and Iron, 180 Veggie Caps
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- Dietary Supplement
The keystone of every nutritional product line is a multiple vitamin-mineral supplement. At Thorne, we believe this is the starting point for every individual's supplementation needs and that these products should contain all the essential nutrients. We also believe that by using the purest, most bioavailable raw materials – those without unnecessary additives and preservatives – every individual's outcome will be optimized.
Why should everyone take a multiple vitamin-mineral supplement?
Nutrition experts agree that, due to the state of the current food supply and because few Americans eat the recommended five servings daily of health-giving fruits and vegetables, a multiple vitamin-mineral formulation should be taken daily. Even the Journal of the American Medical Association, not known as a supporter of dietary supplements, has finally agreed that everyone should take a multi. A multi could be considered "dietary insurance," a small price to pay to be sure you get all the essential nutrients daily, even if you don't eat right. Even greater health benefits can be realized if you eat a healthy diet in addition to taking a multi.
Basic Nutrients III is a comprehensive multi-vitamin-mineral product that provides calcium, magnesium, and potassium as citrate mineral chelates. Besides providing a well-absorbed chelate, citric acid has potential health benefits of its own. As an important Kreb's cycle intermediate (also called the citric acid cycle and important for energy production), citric acid is essential for metabolism in all living organisms. Citric acid has been shown to inhibit precipitation of calcium oxalate and phosphate in the urine. Since magnesium, calcium, and potassium also have that potential, this combination in one supplement provides added benefit.
Basic Nutrients III provides a complete range of trace minerals, but contains no copper or iron. There are individuals who do not need iron, including women who are no longer menstruating and most men. Individuals at low risk for an iron deficiency often do not need supplemental iron unless they have a chronic condition that renders them iron deficient. While copper is an essential cofactor for many enzymes in the body, some individuals have developed copper toxicity due to disease processes or external exposure to copper (for example, copper pipes). Iron and copper can both act as pro-oxidants (working the opposite way from antioxidants) in certain situations, so many individuals prefer having the option of a multiple-mineral formula that does not contain these two minerals.
Basic Nutrients III also contains a full scope of highly absorbed vitamin co-factors.
Take 3-6 capsules daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.
Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide.
Tamper Evident: Use only if bottled is sealed. Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place. If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
|Serving Size: Six Capsules|
|Servings Per Container: 30|
|Six Capsules Contain:||Amount Per Serving||% DV|
|Vitamin A (12,500 IU from Beta Carotene and 2,500 IU as Palmitate)||15,000 IU||300%|
|Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)||850 mg||1,417%|
|Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3)||1,000 IU||250%|
|Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopheryl)||400 IU||1,333%|
|Thiamin (as Thiamin HCl)||40 mg||2,667%|
|Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium)||11 mg||647%|
|Niacin (130 mg as Niacinamide and 30 mg as Niacin)||160 mg||800%|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate)||10 mg||500%|
|Folate (500 mcg as Calcium Folinate and 500 mcg as L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate from L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt)||1 mg||250%|
|Vitamin B12 (225 mcg as Adenosylcobalamin and 225 mcg as Methylcobalamin)||450 mcg||7,500%|
|Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate)||413 mg||4,130%|
|Calcium (as Calcium Citrate)||240 mg||24%|
|Iodine (as Potassium Iodide)||225 mcg||150%|
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate)||180 mg||45%|
|Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate)||15 mg||100%|
|Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine)||200 mcg||286%|
|Manganese (as Manganese Picolinate)||6 mg||300%|
|Chromium (as Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate)||200 mcg||167%|
|Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Picolinate)||100 mcg||133%|
|Potassium (as Potassium Citrate)||60 mg||3%|
|Choline Citrate||100 mg||*|
|Boron (as Boron Picolinate)||3 mg||*|
|Lutein (from Aztec Marigold extract (flower) (Tagetes erecta))||144 mcg||*|
|Vanadium (as Vanadium Picolinate)||100 mcg||*|
|*Daily Value (DV) not established.|
Since I take individual nutrients and tailor them gently and precisely, I am not a fan of multi-min's. However, I bought this regularly for almost two years and they are very cleverly formulated. All the right coenzymated B-vits, trace elements (with the omission of Fe and Cu) and six caps as a full label dosage. This way you could increase or decrease dosage to individual needs. I usually prefere Thorne when I can afford it.
i have tried many multis before and this is the one i always keep coming back to. it's a bit on the expensive side but i guess we have to pay for quality. i feel pretty good on these and i rarely ever get sick thanks to these. even if i do i can speed up the recovery time by doubling the dose. i usually take 1 cap with each meal and i there are no side effects even if i miss a few. going to try thorne's basic nutrients IV with copper and iron next time. keep up the good work thorne, but do try to bring the price down a bit.
Best there is!
Posted by SpiritedEssentials on Sep 12, 2016
I had searched long and hard for a vitamin without iron and copper that had the active methyl forms of b12 and folate and this has been amazing. With the MTHFR gene defect that nearly 50% of us have, it is essential to avoid supplements with standard forms of folic acid and Thorne really has gone above and beyond the average supplement company with making sure the right types of vitamins are in their formulas. I feel great and have recommended this to many friends!
This product is amazing
Posted by 5556328935642541358 on Aug 11, 2016
I have used this Thorne Basic Nutrients lll for ten years and have the highest respect for it's efficacy.
Well Rounded Supplement
Posted by Reviewer1812115 on Jun 09, 2016
I've been using this for years to help supplement a healthy diet. I only take 1 capsule in the morning and 1 at night instead of the 6 that is considered a daily dosage on the label. I like the reduced forms of the B vitamins and clean fillers as I feel they are easier on my body.
Best multi vitamin
Posted by Reviewer2674658 on May 19, 2016
this is a great multi vitamin, it has no copper which is great because so many are low in Zinc which means they have high copper, its also good that it has no iron because iron often reacts with other supplements. It has all the best forms of the vitamins, Thorne is a good brand. note that the content amount is for 6 capsules.
Posted by 5154877746534078903 on Jan 05, 2016
This is one of the most effective, highest quality multi-vitamins I could find. Yes, it is expensive. It is not fun to pay so much for a multi, but this brand does not mess around! They have intense quality control procedures. I appreciate very much that this formula does not contain copper or iron. I trust Thorne.