Foundation | Multivitamin Formula : Claims and References

Our claims are based on 30+ years of NIH funded research all backed by science. We don't only say this, we support it. This is why we include a list of references so you can learn more about the powerful health effects of our supplements as well as fact check our claim that our statements can all be scientifically validated. 
  1. This supplement works in concert with the antioxidant supplement for a balanced daily supplement of all the important vitamins and minerals necessary to support health.13,14,15,16,17,18,19
  2. All minerals used in this supplement are chelated with an amino acid to enhance absorption. It is well known that once humans are over the age of 35-40, the absorption of minerals is approximately 2-4%. Once chelated that rate has been shown to be increased to 35-40%.20,21,22
  3. Burdock,23,34sage and horsetail25 have been shown to support fingernail, hair and bone growth.
  4. Vitamin E has been shown to support coronary health. 
  5. Vitamin C is an outstanding water soluble antioxidant and is shown to support a healthy heart. The same is true for beta carotene and Vitamin A.30,32-38
  6. Selenium has been show to support the antioxidant function of glutathione S-transferase .24,39-41
  7. Grape seed extract42 is an outstanding antioxidant and has been shown to be 20 times more powerful than vitamin C and 50 times as powerful as vitamin E.


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