MultiFood (60 capsules)
Vitamins are essential for life. We need to either consume them in our diet or supplement our diets with vitamins. At ATP Science, we would prefer the world to eat incredibly healthy. Unfortunately, this is nearly impossible as our basic food has changed a lot over the years and we all eat some processed foods. We also suffer excessive stress in our lives or take drugs that increase the requirements of certain nutrients. We also have unique genes, and some of us merely require more of a particular nutrient or nutrients.
Thus, it may be a good idea to ensure we all take a food-based, natural supplement with naturally occurring/non-synthetic vitamins to ensure we are getting optimal amounts of nutrients. Multifood is just that. It is a food-based multivitamin with no synthetic vitamins added. Multifood has fat- and water-soluble vitamins. Below is a summary of what is in Multifood.
Vitamin A is an “essential” nutrient, meaning our bodies cannot make it, and it must be included in our diet. It is fat-soluble and stored in our liver bound to protein until it is needed and transported out to the site of deficiency or increased demand.
Provitamin A is found in such foods as carotenoids and is converted in part into retinol. Beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin are the most common carotenoids, with beta-carotene being the most easily converted into retinol. Carotenoids are found naturally in many fruits and vegetables.
Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) is found in some plants, and Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is the one synthesized in the body from cholesterol by irradiation of sterols in the skin by UV rays.
Every second person is vitamin D deficient. Almost 50% of the population worldwide. An estimated 1 billion people worldwide, across all ethnicities and age groups, have a diagnosed vitamin D deficiency. This may be attributed to lifestyle (for example, reduced outdoor activities, sunscreen) and environmental (for example, air pollution, atmospheric changes, and filtered sunlight) factors that minimize exposure to sunlight, which is required for ultraviolet-B (UVB)-induced vitamin D production in the skin.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin utilized in cellular antioxidant defense systems. As we cannot synthesize Vitamin E within our body, it must be exclusively obtained from our diet. It is often found in foods such as nuts and seeds and given that there are a lot of people on a restricted diet, some people may not be eating enough healthy fats, such as the ones found in nuts and seeds. Also, many individuals suffer from nut allergies, which excludes this food source from many individuals’ diets. This may contribute to Vitamin E deficiency.
Natural B Vitamins
Most people have heard of B Vitamins. The term “B complex” vitamins refer to the group of water-soluble B vitamins that work together in the body.
For example, The B complex group work together to help maintain healthy levels of homocysteine;
Vitamin B6 is critical for the function of more than 100 enzymes in the body and also has roles in cellular and amino acid metabolism, cognitive function, and the immune system. It can help to maintain healthy levels of homocysteine.
Folate is also involved with amino acid metabolism and in the synthesis of DNA and RNA and drives methylation to maintain healthy homocysteine levels. The enzyme used requires riboflavin (B2) to function, so it is important to have proper levels of B2 present to allow healthy functioning of the other B vitamins. The right level of niacin (B3) is also important for the body to continue methylation and maintain normal levels of homocysteine.
Ascorbic acid (AA), also known as vitamin C, is a small carbohydrate molecule first identified in the 1920s. Ascorbic acid deficiency is known as scurvy and has a prevalence of 7% in the US population. Natural sources of vitamin C are citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, strawberries, papaya, broccoli, (probably the foods we often don’t eat enough of). Vitamin C is essential for the biosynthesis of collagen and is a co-factor in the biosynthesis of catecholamines (brain energy chemicals), L-carnitine, cholesterol, amino acids, and some peptide hormones.
Ingredients (Certified Organic Blend)
Acerola (Malpighia Glabra L.(Syn. Malpighia Punicifolia)), Guava (Psidium Guajava), Holy Basil (Ocimum Sanctum), Lemon (Citrus Lemon). Annatto (Bixa Orellana), Sunflower seed oil, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Moringa (Moringa Oleifera) leaf Extract, Amla (Phyllanthus Embillica), Sesbania (Sesbania Grandiflora)