Thorne Research, Meta-Fem, 240 Veggie Caps
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- Basic Nutrients for Women Over 40
- Dietary Supplement
- A Comprehensive Vitamin-Mineral Supplement for Women Over 40
- Provides the Active Forms of Folic Acid – L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate and Folinic Acid in a Balanced 1:1 Ratio
- Contains More Calcium and Magnesium in the Highly Absorbable Citrate-Malate Form
- Provides the Active, Readily Usable Forms of Vitamins B6 and B2
- Use in Conjunction with Meta-Balance for Additional Support during Menopause
- Provides Botanical Support for a Healthy Hormone Balance
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.
Women who are peri- or postmenopausal need vitamins and minerals for maintenance of healthy bones, as well as specific nutritional support for hormonal changes they are experiencing. Meta-Fem is a complete dietary supplement for women of either peri- or postmenopausal age. It contains more calcium than our other multi formulas because women need more absorbable calcium and other nutrients that support good bone health. Meta-Fem features calcium citrate-malate (shown to be significantly better absorbed than calcium carbonate or oyster shell calcium). Meta-Fem also contains 1,600 IU of pure vitamin D in a full daily dose to help maintain bone and immune health. Meta-Fem contains no iron, as the need for iron usually lessens as a woman enters menopause. If a woman in the perimenopausal period is experiencing abnormally heavy menses, it is recommended that she take Nutri-Fem or add a blood-building formula such as Ferrasorb.
In addition, specific nutrients and botanicals have been added with the special needs of this population of women in mind. Wild yam provides phytoprogesterone-like effects, while dong quai has been used in traditional Chinese medicine, along with other herbs, for the control of vasomotor symptoms of menopause. Hesperidin methyl chalcone is also included because of its potential to ease hot flashes. While these additions to Meta-Fem may lessen the occurrence of uncomfortable symptoms associated with menopause, it has been designed to be used in conjunction with Meta-Balance for additional menopause support.
Take 4-8 capsules daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.
Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, leucine, silicon dioxide.
Tamper Evident: Use only if bottle is sealed.
If pregnant, consult your health care practitioner before using this product.
Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.
|Serving Size: Eight Capsules|
|Servings per Container: 30|
|Eight Capsules Contain:||Amount Per Serving||% DV|
|Vitamin A (12,500 IU from Mixed Carotenes and 2,500 IU as Palmitate)||15,000 IU||300%|
|Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)||850 mg||1,417%|
|Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3)||1,600 IU||400%|
|Vitamin E (as d-Alpha-Tocopheryl)||400 IU||1,333%|
|Vitamin K (as Vitamin K1)||100 mcg||125%|
|Thiamine (as Thiamine 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)||16.9 mg||845%|
|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-Malate)||600 mg||60%|
|Iodine (as Potassium Iodide)||225 mcg||150%|
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate-Malate)||300 mg||75%|
|Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate)||15 mg||100%|
|Selenium (as Selenium Picolinate)||200 mcg||286%|
|Copper (as Copper Picolinate)||1.5 mg||75%|
|Manganese (as Manganese Picolinate)||6 mg||300%|
|Chromium (as Chromium Chelidamate Arginate)||200 mcg||167%|
|Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Picolinate)||100 mcg||133%|
|Potassium (as Potassium Citrate-Malate)||90 mg||3%|
|Choline Citrate||100 mg||*|
|Dong Quai extract (root) (Angelica sinensis)||100 mg||*|
|Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone||75 mg||*|
|Wild Yam (root) (Dioscorea villosa)||50 mg||*|
|Boron (as Boron Picolinate)||4 mg||*|
|Vanadium (as Vanadium Picolinate)||100 mcg||*|
|*Daily Value (DV) not established.|
iHerb Customer Reviews
This product is the best multi vitamin on the market. I only take half a dose. If I start to feel run down, or a cold coming on, I find I have usually forgotten to take these vitamins for a while, and one to two half doses returns me to my usual state of excellent health. I am 58.
My alternative medicine/Reiki practitioner recommended this brand to me and the vitamins! The most pure and easy to swallow (the capsule vs the gigantic tablet form other brands)Would reccomend this product w/o hesitationto anybody over 40!!!! My energy level is so high due to this product and I had a tendency of hair loss-minor but still-stopped since the moment I have taken these vatamins!
Posted by Reviewer2802581 on Dec 12, 2015
I noticed, unfortunately, not that this supplement contains copper. I have severe copper poisoning. I gave it to a friend who does not have this problem, and she liked it very much.
Good for us elderly
Posted by Rena61 on Jul 19, 2015
Good price, However I am switching over to whole foods vitamin/Minerals
Thorne Research MetaFem
Posted by 5437188196777929578 on Feb 12, 2015
I love this multivitamin - it is hypoallergenic and doesn't include 100 extras that interfere with my GI issues. Really great product.
Posted by 5348943431432115172 on Oct 30, 2014
I have been taking Meta-Fem daily for over a year now and have not had a cold or flu during this time.