Doses

Six tablets contain 1000 mg of absorbable forms of calcium (many multis on the market do not have adequate levels of calcium). Additional nutrients to protect bones include Vitamin D, Boron and Magnesium.

It contains potent antioxidant activity and micronutrients, uncommonly found in other multis like: Vitamin K, Boron, Molybdenum, Silica and Vanadium.

Nutritionist’s Choice® tablets have a rapid 35 minute disintegration (which is 3 times faster than the U.S.P. standard for optimal absorption.

Supplement Facts    
Serving Size: 6 Tablets
Servings per Container:
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate and 50% as beta-carotene) 20,000 IU 400
Vitamin C (as Ester-C ® calcium ascorbate) 500 mg 833
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol) 400 IU 100
Vitamin E (as d-alpha-tocopheryl succinate) 400 IU 1,333
Vitamin K (as phytonadione) 300 mcg 375
Thiamin (as thiamin mononitrate) 75 mg 5,000
Riboflavin 75 mg 4,412
Niacin (as niacinamide) 300 mg 1,500
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCL) 100 mg 5,000
Folic acid 800 mcg 200
Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin) 75 mcg 1,250
Biotin 300 mcg 100
Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate) 200 mg 2,000
Calcium (as microcrystalline hydroxyapatite, calcium citrate and dicalcium phosphate) 1,100 mg 110
Iodine (as potassium iodide) 150 mcg 100
Magnesium (as magnesium oxide) 500 mg 125
Zinc (as zinc citrate) 30 mg 200
Selenium (as sodium selenate) 200 mcg 286
Manganese (as manganese sulfate) 20 mg 1,000
Chromium (as ChromeMate® GTF chromium polynicotinate) 300 mcg 250
Molybdenum (as sodium molybdate) 200 mcg 267
Potassium (as potassium chloride) 99 mg 3
Boron (as boron citrate chelate) 3 mg
Vanadium (as vanadium amino acid chelate) 25 mcg
Non-citrus bioflavonoids (as rutin) 100 mg
Silica (as silicon dioxide) 150 mg
* Daily value not established.

Other ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, pharmaceutical glaze with beta carotene, and choline bitartrate, inositol.
Ester-C’° is a registered trademark of Inter-Cal Corporation.

ChromeMate”‘ (niacin-bound chromium) is a registered trademark of InterHealth Company. Protected by US Patents #4,923,855, #4,954,492, and #5,194,615.

The Best Way to Take Supplements

I have been a registered nurse for almost 30 years and in that time my greatest area of interest and practice has been in the field of nutrition. When individuals want to improve their health, I share information on diet, exercise and appropriate nutritional supplementation. Many clients, friends and family members whom I have worked with have embraced habits and lifestyle changes that have made a tremendous impact on their overall health and sense of well-being.

It is difficult to get all the nutrients our body requires to function optimally from food (especially if the food is grown in nutrient depleted soil). Additionally, the added stress in our lives creates a need for nutrients that diet alone can not supply. As part of a total health package, nutritional supplements can be quite helpful.

The biggest mistake people make when starting a supplement program is they take too many, too fast. I encourage people who are committed to positive changes in their health to begin by reducing all the white foods (sugar, white pasta, cakes, cookies and white bread). Once some of these “empty calorie” foods are eliminated or at least reduced and one begins consuming 6-8 glasses of filtered water per day, then a good nutritional supplement program is in order.

My suggestion is to start with a Multi Vitamin-Mineral supplement like Nutritionist’s Choice® because a good multi combined with some of the above mentioned dietary changes is the foundation of health. Begin with 1 tablet per day (with food), and over the course of a 2-3 week period, increase to 3 tablets 2 x per day. Not everyone will want or need to take this amount. But for optimum levels of calcium, magnesium, B vitamins, Zinc, etc. 3 tablets twice per day is ideal.

People often ask, why can’t someone figure out how to get all these nutrient in one tablet? The answer is simple. It is almost impossible to get the level of nutrients contained in Nutritionist’s Choice into one pill. If someone did, the pill would be the size of a “horse pill!” Besides, the body absorbs nutrients better when they come in divided doses (3 with breakfast and 3 with lunch).

Why not before bed? Some individuals do not have a problem taking vitamins before bed. Others can not sleep because the higher doses of B vitamins contained in Nutritionist’s Choice® tend to make them feel feisty and more energetic and this is not exactly how we want to feel at 3 AM.

In summary:
1. Begin by cleaning up your diet and drinking more water (see nutrition article)
2. Start Nutritionist’s Choice® Multi (and other supplement) with a low dose (1/2 tablet or 1 full tablet) and proceed slowly as you add additional tablets.
3. Always take a multi with food
4. Listen to your body. If you feel too energetic or feisty, reduce the amount.