For those who are on the go and want to take a truly comprehensive multiple-vitamin-mineral supplement in tablet form, TVM-Plus is the one of choice. It contains 100% of the Recommended Daily Values of all the essential vitamins and minerals, except calcium, iron and phosphorous. As a multiple vitamin tablet, TVM-Plus is unique as it contains 60% of the Daily Value for calcium and 100% of the Daily Value for magnesium. Having the benefit of no added iron, TVM-Plus is also formulated in the exclusive Life Plus PhytoZyme base of plant enzymes and synergistic fruit, vegetable and herbal concentrates. TVM-Plus assures you receive your “essential” nutrients, plus more.
This is not a typical generic vitamin found in grocery stores, drugtores and health food stores. TVM-Plus is manufactured by strictly controlled cold processing methods and contains many "super foods" such as Lecithin, Bee Pollen, Kelp and Bioflavonoids.
For those who are on the go and want simplicity when taking a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement, TVM-Plus is ideal. TVM-Plus represents one of the most complete “multi’s” available. It provides a broad spectrum of nutrient categories, including essential and other vitamins, major minerals, trace minerals, ultra-trace elements, herbal concentrates, antioxidants, phytonutrients, enzymes, and other associated nutrients. TVM-Plus contains 100% of the Recommended Daily Values of all the essential vitamins and minerals, except calcium, iron, phosphorous and sodium. An “essential” vitamin is one that the body does not produce, but which is essential to healthy body function, and must therefore be acquired from the diet. Major minerals are those which are required often and in amounts greater than 100 mg daily, such as calcium which is greater than 1 gram (1000 mg) per day. “Trace minerals” are those for which the Federal Government’s Recommended Daily Value is less than 100 mg per day, such as zinc, copper, manganese, and boron. “Ultra trace elements” are minerals that are needed in very small (microgram) quantities, such as selenium, molybdenum, vanadium, and chromium.
Unless an iron deficiency exists, supplemental iron may be counterproductive because it can stimulate increased free radical formation. TVM-Plus is formulated without added iron, as many people don’t need it, and is unnecessary. For those who desire iron supplementation, one should always check with a licensed health care professional before beginning iron supplements.
The blend of numerous herbs and associated
nutrients included in TVM-Plus make it a unique product that’s different from other multi-vitamin/ mineral supplements sold today. TVM-Plus contains 1250 IU of preformed vitamin A, which is well within the recommended limits for women of childbearing age. In addition, it also contains 250 mcg of folic acid.
Valuable antioxidants (in
addition to vitamins A, C, and E) not found in most “multi’s” include
lemon bioflavonoids, natural carotene extract, alpha lipoic
acid, lutein, lycopene, hesperidin, rutin, bilberry fruit
extract, rose hips, and acerola cherries.Other important
herbs include alfalfa, parsley, Siberian ginseng root, and
watercress leaf. Concentrated enzymes from papaya and pineapple
are included to improve assimilation of flavonoids and other
nutrients. Some diets may not include sufficient amounts
of one or more nutrients for a variety of reasons. Special
diets such as weight-loss, pure vegetarian, and macrobiotic,
as well as several others, can be lacking in certain nutrients.
The “typical Western diet” often
provides less than adequate amounts of several essential
vitamins and minerals. This can be illustrated by the fact
that recent nutrition surveys in the United States and Europe
have found large numbers of people do not consume sufficient
amounts of calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, chromium and
Studies have also found that elderly people, living in their own homes,
often need additional nutrients in their diets, including vitamins A and E, calcium, and zinc, and sometimes vitamins D, B1, and B2. Studies indicate pre-menopausal women often need additional calcium, magnesium, vitamin A, and vitamin C in their diets as well.
It has been estimated that less than 20% of the U.S. population eat the National Institute of Health’s recommended 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily. In addition, improved efficiency in growing, harvesting, storing, and distributing fruits and vegetables has also had an impact on their nutritional content.
According to United States Department of Agriculture
(USDA) published data, between 1963 and 2000, the calcium and carotene
content in broccoli has decreased nearly 50%. The vitamin A equivalent
of carotenes in collard greens has fallen 42%, potassium has dropped
nearly 60% and magnesium is only 16% of the level measured in 1963.
Vitamin C in peppers has dropped from 128 mg to 89 mg, beta-carotene
in apples from 90 to 53 mg.Calcium in pineapple has dropped from
17 mg per 100 grams raw fruit, to 7 mg in the year 2000.Vitamins
B1, B2, and C have fallen nearly by half in cauliflower over the
past 37 years. Many important nutrients, such as selenium, chromium,
zinc, folic acid, indole-3-carbinol, and flavonoids, were not measured
in the past, and some of these are still not being monitored, so
their status is unknown.
By taking TVM-Plus daily, you can be assured
that not only are you receiving all the nutrients classified as “essential”,
but also a spectrum of nutrition that goes far beyond that. No
supplement can replace healthy eating habits, but many people who
need certain nutrients at higher levels during specific stages
of their life, such as adolescents and the elderly, are not getting
adequate amounts from today’s diets.
TVM-Plus is one of the Life
Plus foundational multiple vitamin-mineral-nutrient products,
and is a sound investment in helping to ensure promotion of optimal
health for you and your loved ones over an entire lifetime. †
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DIRECTIONS: Three tablets, two times a day.
CAUTION: Contains preformed Vitamin A. Women
trying to conceive or those pregnant should not consume more than
10,000 IU of preformed Vitamin A per day from both supplements
and the diet together.
Contains no artificial preservatives, sugar,
starch, caffeine, salt, wheat, gluten, yeast, corn, milk, egg,
shellfish, artificial sweetening, flavoring or coloring agents.
Not Tested on Animals. Contains no ingredients from animal sources.
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This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.