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Optimal Start

120 Capsules

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  • Free of methylfolate, B12, copper and iron
  • With adaptogenic herbs to help support adrenal health
  • May help support a healthy immune system
  • May help support a healthy response to stress

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Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians

Free of:

Dairy, Egg, Fish, Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat


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.

Suggested Use

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.

Warnings

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.

Serving Size: 4
Servings Per Container: 30

Supplement Facts

AMT %DV
Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate) 450mcg 50%
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 250 mg 278%
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate and mixed tocopherols) 99mg 660%
Thiamin (as thiamine hydrochloride) 50 mg 4167%
Riboflavin (as riboflavin 5’-phosphate sodium) 25 mg 1923%
Niacin (75% as inositol hexanicotinate and 25% as nicotinic acid) 100 mg 625%
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal 5’-phosphate) 25 mg 1471%
Biotin 500 mcg 1667%
Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate) 150 mg 3000%
Magnesium (as TRAACS® magnesium bisglycinate chelate and magnesium oxide) 200 mg 48%
Zinc (as TRAACS® zinc bisglycinate chelate) 15 mg 136%
Selenium (as Albion® selenium glycinate complex) 150 mcg 273%
Manganese (as TRAACS® manganese bisglycinate chelate) 4 mg 174%
Chromium (as TRAACS® chromium nicotinate glycinate chelate) 150 mcg 429%
Molybdenum (as TRAACS® molybdenum glycinate chelate) 75 mcg 167%
Potassium (as Albion® potassium glycinate chelate) 99 mg 2%
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 9.09 mg **
Boron (as Albion® Bororganic glycine) 750 mcg **
% DV (Daily Value) based on standard 2,000 calorie daily intake
**Daily Value not established

Other Ingredients: HPMC (capsule), ascorbyl palmitate, medium-chain triglycerides, L-leucine, and silica.

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Cost Per Serving $1.33
Delivery Method Vegetarian Capsule
Capsule Size 00E
Storage Keep closed in a cool, dry place out of reach by children.
Age Suitability Adult
Manufactured In USA
Case Quantity 24
Dimensions (in.) Length: 2.5 / Width: 2.5 / Height: 5
Weight (lb.) 0.3500
SKU OPS-120-CAPS
Barcode 798295549297
Return Policy 30 Day Returns ― Learn more about our Return Policy.
Reviews
Customer Reviews (27)
Great multivitamin
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Finally I have a multivitamin that I can tolerate!! Review by Diane (Posted on 4/17/2018)
Love it!
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I also love what is not in this as much as what is in it. I love that there are no fillers and no junk and it’s has such a variety of nutrients in it, it’s much simpler to take Optimal Start instead of several different supplements to get the same results. Review by K (Posted on 2/27/2018)
Great Multi!
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Really like these multis, especially when just starting with MTHFR research. Love that they don't contain folate or B12, so one can try different types of those vitamins separately. Seem to be doing well with the folinic and hydro B12 lozenge along with this multi. Review by Jackie (Posted on 2/23/2018)
Superb multi for MTHFR
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This is the perfect vitamin supplement to be able to add the folate and b12 for your needs. In my case, I have COMT met/met and the methylB12 is a big no no for me. A+ Review by Laura (Posted on 2/5/2018)
Great Product!
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The combination in this product is exactly what the Doctor ordered and saves alot of money instead of buying separately! A+ Review by Laura (Posted on 2/5/2018)
overmethylator - my combo seems to help
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I'm using this product in conjunction with SOD, Hydroxocobalamin, Optimal Electrolyte, and Optimal glutathione . This combo has been amazing for quelling my anxiety. I fit the profile of an overmethylator. I would have to take each of these supplements separately to find out which one is really giving me the most benefit but I suspect it's the hydroxocobolamin, SOD and Electrolyte (didn't realize potassium supplementation is needed for those who take b vitamins).

Review by luke (Posted on 2/3/2018)
Massively Improved my Day to Day Life
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I have purchased this product about three times in the past, and will continue to do so every time I run out. I have leaky gut and MTHFR mutation, and I am sensitive to iodine, copper, folic acid/methylfolate/folate etc, iron supplements. It is extremely difficult to find a multivitamin that excludes this while providing such a healthy and vital range of nutrients/vitamins. This is the only one I have found, and it has massively reduced any of my adverse health symptoms, ranging from adrenal fatigue, bloating/water retention, gut/digestive issues, chronic stress and anxiety. I feel calmer, more energized, and more comfortable (no pain, discomfort, or panic attacks anymore) I am unsure if it has improved the sluggishness of my metabolism but it appears so. I will keep tracking this over time to be sure. Side note: I would recommend taking this first thing in the morning as it gives you an energy boost and will definitely keep you up all night if you take it close to bedtime. Review by Brittany (Posted on 11/21/2017)
Hugely helpful!!!
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I suffer from chronic stress and adrenal fatigue. I may possibly have PCOS, although it is as of yet diagnosed. My body typically responds horribly to stress, (bloating, poor sleep, headaches, breakouts, water retention, fatigue, etc.) I also had trouble obtaining all the nutrients I needed due to my necessarily restrictive diet. This supplement, I kid you not ,reduced/dissipated all my symptoms within a WEEK of use. My hormones are balancing out and it shows, I feel energized and strong. I don't feel as fatigued. I don't suffer intense food cravings. My entire mood has improved in general, I FEEL healthier. This is also the only multivitamin I have been able to find without copper, B12, Folate/methylfolate/folic acid or iron, all of which I am sensitive to. I took the recommended 4 capsule dose from the beginning and have suffered no adverse side effects so far. Review by Britt (Posted on 11/21/2017)
It works!
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Following Dr. Lynch's protocol works. I began with Optimal Electrolytes. About a week later I added Optimal Glutathione. Next came Optimal Start. And then I was able to add 1/2 of a lozenge of Active B12 with L-5-MTHF. Now at 57 I'm feeling better than I have in decades. Optimal Start had no side effects for me - just made me feel better. Review by Camille (Posted on 11/13/2017)
So Glad I Found This!
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I'd become very sensitive to methyl donors and a variety of other things when a chronic illness relapsed. This wonderful Multivitamin was the first multi I could tolerate in a long time. It's helped set the stage for wellness and given me a solid nutritional base. I am very grateful! Review by Denise B (Posted on 8/31/2017)
Has 15 mg Zinc but No Copper
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A nice multi vitamin that doesn't include the usual B12 and Folate. However, this product contains Zinc but doesn't have any Copper. Unless nutrient testing shows otherwise, it is usually best to take Zinc and Cooper together at the proper ratio. I would also like to see this, as well as other SH products, made without any fillers. Review by baahstun (Posted on 6/24/2017)
Temporary Fix
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I've been taking Seeking Health's Optimal Multivitamins for years and I absolutely love them. But I recently had an IgG food sensitivity test which showed I'm sensitive to Spirulina, an ingredient found in Optimal Multivitamin. I was showing sensitivity to other very healthy foods in my daily diet as well which was a huge CLUE to me - I have leaky gut. So immediately I began a regimen to heal my gut. In meantime, I had to switch to a Multivitamin that did not have Spirulina, Optimal START. Since that does not have B12/folate, I take SH Active B12 with L-5-MTHF separately. It also is lacking copper so I'm making sure I eat foods rich in copper. It's working well for the interim until my gut is healed at which time I'll return to Optimal Multivitamin, my favorite MV. Everyone has unique needs so what's best for me may not be best for you. Review by Linda (Posted on 6/11/2017)
Nothing works better
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This is the only multivitamin that I can take because I am really sensitive to folate and B12. Review by Ginette (Posted on 5/16/2017)
Great experience
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Only used for a week for my 11year old before starting a detox after finding high levels of b12 is his serum. He only took one a day. Great results...less anxiety. Still waiting for DNA testing results and complete healing. God answers prayer. Review by Joyce (Posted on 1/24/2017)
Good, but be careful!
I initially reviewed these vitamins a while back and gave a 5-star review, which they deserved. However, after one year of taking them, I wound up deficient in copper, which is no surprise since there is no copper in the vitamins. However, there are 15 mg of zinc, and zinc and copper must be taken in proper ratio, or one can greatly imbalance the other, which clearly happened to me.

These vitamins are not for long-term use unless you supplemented with copper - or you frequently test your copper and zinc levels.

I'm still taking them, but I now supplement with copper and have no trouble with the added copper. I know some people do, but I'm fine with it.
Review by Anne Additional (Posted on 1/13/2017)
Great way to start treating MTHFR if you can't tolerate the B 12.
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It seems to give me an extra umph to the day. I want not be without it! Review by Sue (Posted on 5/20/2016)
so relieved!
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I am so relieved to find a product that I can tolerate since I am so sensitive to methyl nutrients, I only take 1 capsule a day for now, but that is huge for me, almost gave up on taking supplements but now I can slowly rebuild my health again! Review by donna (Posted on 12/8/2015)
Too Overstimulating
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I don't tolerate this supplement. Even though I have adrenal fatigue, the adaptogens were too overstimulating. I took 1/8 of one pill for 3 days and 1/4 of one pill for 2 days. Then I had to discontinue. After a week or two I retried 1/16 of one pill one time and had to discontinue permanently. So there goes another expensive supplement condemned to the "cabinet of lost supplements".
I wish Dr. Ben would offer a multi with no folate, no B12 and no adrenal support. Then people can choose to add an adrenal supplement to that if they wish.
Review by Caledonia (Posted on 10/26/2015)
Great Start
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Clients discovering they have MTHFR MUTATIONS coming for the first time to have it addressed in the clinic are started on this along with a low dose liposomal m)folate/B12. this seems to really help them feel good and build up their folate slowly to avoid the sudden detox reactions. Great way to start if you are beginning the journey Review by blossom clinic (Posted on 10/22/2015)
Very Good
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I have MTHFR problems and this multi is perfect for those who need to methylate. I have been taking it for months now! Review by Laura (Posted on 9/27/2015)

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