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Optimal Foundation Multi w/Iron 240 Count
Optimal Foundation Multi w/Iron


 
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Specially formulated for the Center for Optimal Health, using the best vitamin and mineral ingredients available, and formulated using the highest standards, Optimal Foundation Multi w/ Iron surpasses all others in providing a safe, effective program for life-long nutritional support.


Suggested Use: 4 capsules per day with food or as recommended by your health care professional



Multivitamin/mineral (MVM) supplements cannot take the place of eating a variety of foods that are important to a healthy diet. Foods provide more than vitamins and minerals. They also have fiber and other ingredients that may have positive health effects. But people who don't get enough vitamins and minerals from food alone, are on low-calorie diets, have a poor appetite, or avoid certain foods (such as strict vegetarians and vegans) might consider taking an MVM. Health care providers might also recommend MVMs to patients with certain medical problems.

Some people might benefit from taking certain nutrients found in MVMs. For example:

  • Women who might become pregnant should get 400 mcg/day of folic acid from fortified foods and/or dietary supplements to reduce the risk of birth defects of the brain and spine in their newborn babies.
  • Pregnant women should take an iron supplement as recommended by their health care provider. A prenatal MVM is likely to provide iron.
  • Breastfed and partially breastfed infants should receive vitamin D supplements of 400 IU/day, as should non-breastfed infants who drink less than about 1 quart per day of vitamin D-fortified formula or milk.
  • In postmenopausal women, calcium and vitamin D supplements may increase bone strength and reduce the risk of fractures.
  • People over age 50 should get recommended amounts of vitamin B12 from fortified foods and/or dietary supplements because they might not absorb enough of the B12 that is naturally found in food.

Source: National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements
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