I'm very sensitive to methyl groups but need them desperately, so with this Optimal Start vitamin, I can get the nutrients I need without the methylated vitamins included. Instead, I regulate my Methyl B-12 and Methylfolate myself daily based upon what my body needs. The only down side to this product is that you have to take 4 of them daily. Too bad they aren't more compact, but that is alright. Love the adaptogen herbs in this product too. I may try the Optimal Multivitamin Minus One sometime but since I am so sensitive, I'll probably stay with this product as any little change in my body throws my whole system off. Can't go wrong with this one.
Optimal Start by Seeking Health is a unique multivitamin free of copper, iron, calcium, B12 and folate with additional supportive adaptogenic herbs. Dr. Lynch designed the Optimal Start multivitamin for those sensitive to methylated nutrients, certain minerals, and stress. This unique formulation contains a well-rounded blend of vitamins, minerals including trace elements, plus herbal extracts for stress support, immune system health and antioxidant support. A complex of active B vitamins is included to help support healthy energy metabolism, nervous system health, and normal metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Vitamin B12 and methylfolate are excluded from this complex to provide a specialized formula for those who are not able to tolerate supplemental methylation support or who are just starting out on a methylation support protocol, or for those who wish to add these important B vitamins into their regimen at their own pace. The gentle, chelated minerals are provided in well-absorbed forms without iron, copper, iodine and calcium, which may require more precise dosage control for individuals with thyroid or adrenal concerns.*
Herbal extracts provide additional support for this multivitamin and mineral blend. Shilajit extract is included to optimize nutrient absorption. A unique blend of adaptogenic herbs, including ashwagandha and Siberian ginseng, may bolster the body’s healthy response to stress while helping to support healthy adrenal glands. Fat-soluble vitamins A and E, a potent dose of vitamin C, and 50 mg of CoQ10 may help provide support for the body’s antioxidant and immune defense systems.*
For a more inclusive multivitamin with a comprehensive B vitamin complex, consider our Optimal Multivitamin or Optimal Multivitamin Plus. For a once daily multivitamin without methylated B vitamins, try our Optimal Multivitamin Minus One.
Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians
Milk, Egg, Fish, Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Artificial Colors, Artificial Flavors
Take 4 capsules daily with food or use as directed by your healthcare professional. May be taken in divided doses if desired. Do not take within 5 hours of bedtime as it may interfere with sleep.
Children and pregnant or lactating women should consult their healthcare practitioner prior to use. Do not use if tamper seal is damaged. Avoid if allergic to any ingredient. Consult a healthcare professional prior to use if you are taking any medications or if you are undergoing treatment for any medical condition. California residents should not exceed 2 capsules daily.
Serving Size: 4 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
|Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate)||450 mcg RAE||50%|
|Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)||250 mg||278%|
|Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate)||99mg||660%|
|Thiamin (as thiamine hydrochloride)||50 mg||4,167%|
|Riboflavin (as riboflavin 5’-phosphate sodium)||25 mg||1,923%|
|Niacin (as inositol hexanicotinate and nicotinic acid)||100 mg||625%|
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal 5’-phosphate)||25 mg||1,471%|
|Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate)||150 mg||3,000%|
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Bisglycinate Chelate§ and magnesium oxide)||200 mg||48%|
|Zinc (as Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate§)||15 mg||136%|
|Selenium (as SelenoExcell® High Selenium Yeast)||150 mcg||273%|
|Manganese (as Manganese Bisglycinate Chelate§)||4 mg||174%|
|Chromium (as Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate§)||150 mcg||429%|
|Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate§)||75 mcg||167%|
|Potassium (as Potassium Glycinate Complex§)||99 mg||2%|
|KSM-66 Ashwagandha Extract (Withania somnifera)(root)(5% withanolides)||150 mg||**|
|Siberian Ginseng Extract (Eleutherococcus senticosus)(root)||150 mg||**|
|American Ginseng (Panax quiquefolium)(root)||150 mg||**|
|Coenzyme Q10 (as ubidecarenone)||50 mg||**|
|Shilajit Extract (Asphaltum punjabinum)(mineral extract)(50% fulvic acid)||50 mg||**|
|Mixed Tocopherols||9 mg||**|
|Boron (as Bororganic Glycine§)||750 mcg||**|
|**Daily Value (DV) not established.|
Other Ingredients: HPMC (capsule), ascorbyl palmitate, medium-chain triglyceride oil, L-leucine, and silica.
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|Cost Per Serving||$1.33|
|Delivery Method||Vegetarian Capsule|
|Storage||Keep closed in a cool, dry place out of reach by children.|
|Dimensions (in.)||Length: 2.5 / Width: 2.5 / Height: 5|
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Been taking this for years!
I'll keep ordering!