What does each tablet of our multivitamins for men under 50 contain?
The water-soluble vitamins include vitamin C, and all of the B vitamins: thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folate (B9) and vitamin B12.
Vitamin C can be found in peppers, broccoli, citrus fruits, strawberries, tomatoes, and green leafy vegetables. Vitamin C is lost when exposed to heat and air.
Vitamin B was initially thought to be a single substance. It wasn’t until the 1920s that the water-soluble vitamin was grouped into several different substances. B vitamins are important for the functioning of many organs and bodily systems and each one has its unique function.
Vitamins A, D, E, and K are known as fat-soluble vitamins, due to the fact that they are soluble in organic solvents and are absorbed in a way similar to that of fats.
Vitamin A only occurs only in foods of animal origin (liver, butter, milk, and eggs) However, carotenoids such as β-carotene can be converted to vitamin A in our bodies.
Vitamin D also occurs in animal products (liver, butter, fatty fish, eggs).
Vitamin E can be found in vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, and whole grains.
Vitamin K1 is synthesized by plants, while vitamin K2 is synthesized by our gut bacteria. K1 is found in green leafy vegetables, fruit, cereals, dairy, and meat.
Mineral salts are the micronutrients largely responsible for structural functions of the skeleton, different regulatory functions, blood clotting, oxygen transport, and enzyme activity. Calcium and Magnesium are required in large amounts and are also called macrominerals. The minerals needed in smaller amounts are known as trace elements - these include Iron, Zinc, Copper, Se, Chromium, Iodine and Molybdenum
Coenzyme Q10, or Ubiquinone as it is also known, is found in most human cells, mainly within the heart, liver, kidney and pancreas. The coenzyme is a vitamin-like substance that was first identified in 1957. Coenzyme Q10 is naturally produced by our bodies but production levels decrease as we age. Coenzyme Q10 is commonly found in the membranes of the mitochondria - an organelle of the cell that acts as the powerhouse of the cell by producing energy (ATP)
What are the benefits of this multivitamin?
Vitamins A, D, C, B6, B9, and B12, together with Copper and Iron, support the normal functioning of the immune system.
B1 contributes to the normal functioning of the heart.
Vitamin B6 and B12, in addition to Iron, support normal red blood cell formation, while Vitamin B2 plays a role in the maintenance of normal red blood cells.
Vitamin K and Calcium contribute to normal blood clotting.
Bone and teeth health:
Vitamins D and K, along with Calcium, Magnesium, and Manganese, support the maintenance of normal bones.
Vitamin D, Calcium, and Magnesium play a role in the maintenance of normal teeth.
Vitamin D contributes to the normal absorption and utilisation of Calcium and Phosphorus, and also supports the maintenance of normal blood calcium levels.
Vitamin D, Calcium, and Magnesium support the maintenance of normal muscle function.
Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal functioning of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin, and teeth.
Vitamins C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, Biotin in addition to Calcium and Copper, support the normal energy-yielding metabolism.
Vitamin B6 plays a role in normal cysteine synthesis, homocysteine, and glycogen metabolism.
Vitamin B9 contributes to normal amino acid synthesis, while Magnesium and Zinc support normal protein synthesis.
Biotin and Zinc contribute to the normal metabolism of macronutrients.
Vitamins A and B2, in addition to Zinc, contribute to normal vision.
Calcium supports the normal functioning of digestive enzymes.
Vitamin B6 supports the regulation of hormonal activity.
Selenium and Iodine both support normal thyroid function, while Zinc also plays a role in the normal production of thyroid hormones.
Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood
Selenium supports normal spermatogenesis, while Zinc contributes to normal fertility and reproduction.
Vitamins C, B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12, along with Biotin, Copper, and Iodine, contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system.
Mental health and cognitive function:
Vitamin B5 contributes to normal mental performance, while Iodine, Iron, and Zinc support normal cognitive function.
Skin and cell integrity:
Vitamins A, B2, B3, Biotin, along with Iodine and Zinc, play a role in the maintenance of normal skin
Biotin, Selenium, and Zinc support the maintenance of normal hair, while Copper also contributes to normal hair pigmentation.
Vitamins E, C, and B2, in addition to Copper, Manganese, and Zinc, play a role in the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
Tiredness and fatigue:
Vitamins C, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, along with Iron and Magnesium, contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.