Seeking Health Optimal Multivitamins are gentle and effective, providing energy and essential nutrients. Optimal Multivitamins are vegetarian capsules without any flow agents such as magnesium stearate, preservatives, anti-caking agents, or other inferior additives. 240 veg caps
Optimal Multivitamin is a comprehensive, highly concentrated vitamin-mineral-trace element daily supplement containing more than 50 nutritional ingredients, all in a special herbal green food base. Its formula is carefully balanced to provide the essential nutrients for optimal health.
Optimal Multivitamin by Seeking Health is also a potent antioxidant formula that includes natural beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, L-cysteine/N-acetyl-L-cysteine, lutein, lycopene, red wine proanthocyanidins and select extracts and powders from over 25 fruits, vegetables and herbs.
Studies show that a high percentage of adults in North America and other developed areas eat less than the minimum daily allowance of 10 or more essential nutrients. Adequate amounts and proper balance of these nutrients are needed not only for maintaining good health, but also for the dietary management of the body’s structure as well as the optimum functioning of its various systems, including the immune and gastrointestinal systems. Optimal Multivitamin by Seeking Health has been carefully developed to contain the right proportions of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and other nutrients without danger of toxic build-up or other side effects.
Each ingredient is selected in consideration of its absorbability, competitive relationship with other nutrients, allergenic potential, and long-term safety. Certain nutrients such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and B-complex vitamins are included in high-potency amounts because of the vital roles they play in antioxidant protection, energy production, the maintenance of healthy blood cells, the nervous system, hormonal balance, and more. Minerals and trace elements are provided in their safest and most bioavailable forms.
Optimal Multivitamin by Seeking Health herbal green food base also includes important phytonutrients. Gluten-free grasses and several varieties of microalgae supply chlorophyll, carotenes, B-vitamins, and trace elements. Cruciferous vegetables, broccoli and cauliflower, offer protective sulforophane compounds known for their ability to induce protective phase 2 detoxifying enzymes.
240 veg caps
Dr. Ben Lynch, founder and Chief Medical Officer of Seeking Health, is a naturopathic physician. While majoring in Cell and Molecular biology at the University of Washington, Dr. Ben took a trip through the South Pacific and Southeast Asia that changed his outlook on traditional medicine, and his life.
During this trip, Dr. Ben hiked through the forests, mountains and coasts of Tasmania, worked a cattle ranch in the Outback of Australia, and volunteered with Mother Theresa in Calcutta. He lived in Fiji with a family having no electricity or plumbing, experienced the Himalayan Mountains of Northern India, worked a fruit orchard in New Zealand, and returned to America with an impression of a different form of medicine than he had ever experienced with his mainstream medical education.
This profound experience led Dr. Ben to Bastyr University, and he studied the Mind-Body Connection, Environmental Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Epigenetics.
Dr. Ben saw the huge need for people to obtain foundational nutrients, and Seeking Health was born. Without foundational nutrients, biochemical dysfunction occurs and causes symptoms. Doctor after doctor and person after person do not understand the absolute requirement for our bodies to have the tools to maintain function.
“If one supports their bodily systems, especially their digestion and mental health, with pure, highly absorbable, well-formulated nutrients, the ability to remain healthy and vital significantly increases. We want your foundation rock solid and we provide the tools to do so.”
-Dr. Ben Lynch, founder of Seeking Health
Seeking Health believes that the root cause for many health conditions and supplements stem from ineffective digestion, environmental exposures, poor diet, and lack of a healthy social outlet and inlet.
Seeking Health is here to see you get better, and stay better. Their true passion is prevention.
Seeking Health is based in Bellingham, Washington and operated and managed by a team dedicated to bringing you better health through the best quality supplements, prebiotics, probiotics, and multivitamins.
Seeking Health brings you effective formulas produced without preservatives, colors, titanium dioxide, coloring, or gluten.
Cost Per Serving: $1.57
Brand: Seeking Health
Delivery type: Vegetarian Capsule
Made In: Canada
Serving size: 8 capsules
Servings per container: 30
|Vitamin A (33% [2500 IU] as palmitate, water dispersible, 67% [5000 IU] as natural beta-carotene from D. salina with full spectrum carotenoids)||7500 IU||-150%|
|Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid/ascorbyl palmitate/calcium and magnesium ascorbate complex)||700 mg||1,167%|
|Vitamin D-3||200 IU||125%|
|Vitamin E (natural, as d-alpha tocopheryl, plus mixed tocopherols)||200 IU||667%|
|Thiamine (B1)||50 mg||3,333%|
|Riboflavin (B2)||25 mg||1,147%|
|Niacin/Niacinamide (B3)||95 mg||475%|
|Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine HCl/Pyridoxal-5-phosphate complex)||50 mcg||2,500%|
|Folate (as L-methylfolate, Metafolin)||400 mcg||100%|
|Vitamin B-12 (methylcobalamin)||125 mcg||2,083%|
|Pantothenic acid (d-calcium pantothenate)||250 mg||2,500%|
|Calcium (citrate/ascorbate complex)||250 mg||25%|
|Iodine (kelp)||100 mcg||67%|
|Magnesium (aspartate/ ascorbate complex)||250 mg||63%|
|Zinc (amino acid chelate)||13 mg||83%|
|Selenium (as Selenium Krebs*/kelp)||100 mcg||143%|
|Copper (amino acid chelate)||1 mg||50%|
|Manganese (aspartate complex)||5 mg||250%|
|Chromium GTF (organically bound with GTF activity-low allergenicity)||100 mcg||-|
|Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Krebs*)||50 mcg||67%|
|Potassium (aspartate complex)||50 mg||1%|
|Lutein (natural)||3 mg||-|
|Lycopene (natural)||3 mg||-|
|Other Minerals, Nutrients, & Trace Elements||-||-|
|Trace Elements (from sea vegetation)||50 mcg||-|
|Choline (from 75 mg. choline citrate/bitartrate)||30 mg||-|
|PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid)||25 mg||-|
|Boron (aspartate/citrate complex)||.75 mg||-|
|Vanadium (as Vanadium Krebs*)||25 mcg||-|
|Amino Acids and Enzymes||-||-|
|Betaine (from 75 mg. Betaine HCI)||57 mg||-|
|Bromelain (2,000 GDU/g)||25 mg||-|
|Glutamic acid (from 13 mg. glutamic acid HCI)||10 mg||-|
|BioFlavonoids and Proanthocyanidins||-||-|
|Rose Hips||50 mg||-|
|Lemon Bioflavonoids||50 mg||-|
|Red Wine proanthocyanidins and OPC/pine bark extract||25 mg||-|
|Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs||-||-|
|Proprietary Organic Fruit and Vegetable Blend||350 mg||-|
|Organic beet powder (root), organic carrot powder (root), organic black currant powder (fruit), organic blueberry powder (fruit), organic broccoli powder (whole plant), organic concord grape powder (fruit), organic green cabbage powder (whole plant), organic collard greens (leaf), organic mountain cranberry powder (fruit), organic kale powder (whole plant), organic parsley powder (whole plant), organic pomegranate powder (fruit), organic raspberry powder (fruit), organic spinach powder (whole plant)||-||-|
|Garlic (Pure-Gar®, odorless)||50 mg||-|
|Cauliflower (whole plant)||50 mg||-|
|Chlorella (broken cell wall)||50 mg||-|
|Green papaya extract (dry)||50 mg||-|
|Blackberry (fruit)||50 mg||-|
|Celery powder (leaf)||40 mg||-|
|Black radish powder (root)||35 mg||-|
|Apricot powder (fruit)||35 mg||-|
|Green tea extract||25 mg||-|
|Apple Pectin||25 mg||-|
cellulose and silica
As a dietary supplement, adults take 3 capsules with breakfast and 3 capsules at lunch and 2 capsules around 3 PM with a snack or as recommended by a health professional. Do not take within 5 hours of sleep. Do not take with additional vitamin C powder or your Iron supplement as it will destroy the vitamin B12 and folic acid. Take your iron supplement and additional vitamin C at least 1 hour after your Optimal Multivitamin - or better yet - take your Iron and vitamin C supplements in the evening.
Keep Out of Reach of Children
This has been a wonderful choice for me. It is one of the few multi-vitamins that does not cause nausea or any GI distress for me. I also have food allergies and am so grateful to not have to worry about that with these vitamins. No hidden fillers, just only what is easily digestible and readily available for my body to use! (Posted on 10/17/12)
I have never been able to take a multivitamin. They always contain iron which made me sick to my stomach.
Additionally, this vitamin contains the methylcobalamin and 5-MTHF I need to treat my MTHFR deficiency. Killing two birds with one stone. (Posted on 10/17/12)
Started taking the Optimal Multivitamin by Seeking Health a little over a week ago and have been feeling healthier overall. Noticing an increase in energy too. (Posted on 10/17/12)
I finally found a great quality multi vitamin! This formula has everything I've been looking for in one bottle and I can take it on an empty stomach with no problems. I have been taking it a short time but feel an energy lift since switching to this multi along with the Seeking Health Whey Slim.
ORDER #: 114201 (Posted on 10/17/12)
The form of Betaine in the Optimal Multivitamin will not be the same as in HomocysteX Plus. In the Optimal Multivitamin the Betaine is blended with HCl to help with absorbtion.
In Health,The HealthE Goods Team
I would consider the Kid's Optimal Multivitamin instead and take 3 capsules with breakfast and 3 capsules with lunch - this makes it an adult multivitamin.
The small amount of fruit powders is likely not going to affect your anti-candida diet; however, it is better to be supportive of what you are doing and not introduce anything which may conflict.
Thank you for your inquiry. Minerals are often found in multivitamin formulas. Some are available in chelated form, which means that the minerals are bonded to protein molecules that transport them to the blood stream and enhance their absorption. When mineral supplements are taken with a meal, they are usually automatically chelated in the stomach during digestion. In fact, a good multivitamin and multimineral should be a part of everyone's diet, with additional supplements as necessary. Calcium supplements are more effective when taken in smaller doses spread thoughout the day than taken in a single megadose. Some vitamin companies use a compound called D1-calcium phosphate in their products. This form of calcium is insoluble and interferes with the absorption of the nutrients in a multinutrient supplement. It is not the case in the Optimal Multivitamin from Seeking Health. Excessive calcium intake can affect magnesium absorption and vice versa, supplents should always be taken in balanced amounts, like in the Optimal Multivitamin.
Have a great day :)
Regarding the Atenolol, you want to avoid any supplements which contain any stimulant-type substances, and the Seeking Health Optimal Multivitamin does not contain stimulants.
There is no set MTHFR protocol for anyone. If you have been diagnosed with a MTHFR defect, and you want to try taking some methylfolate, what I recommend trying to do is this:
Genetics, lifestyle, diet, medications all play a role in how much methylfolate and methylcobalamin are needed – and these amount can change daily as well.
Finding a doctor that understands this is critical – or you will have a difficult time regaining health – and maintaining it.
If you do test positive for MTHFR, I strongly recommend you find a naturopath or doctor in your location who is experienced working with MTHFR. This is very important or the wrong recommendations could make your symptoms worse. Here are some websites to find a doctor near you:
In Health and Happiness,
Kelly Harrington, MS, RD
Nutritionist for Healthy Goods
Hello there and thank you for your questions. Since you are not sure about your exact diagnosis, I do not recommend you begin mixing supplements at this point. I recommend you wait to know your exact mutation since different mutations require different treatments. Also, by mixing supplements, if you do have a negative reaction, it will be harder to know what’s causing what. I suggest you start with the optimal vitamin and leave it at that until you know your exact mutation (if you have one). At that point, I highly recommend finding a health care provider who is very knowledgeable about MTHFR mutations so they treat your condition appropriately and can guide you with supplement use. Here are a few websites to help locate a health care provider in your location and ask if they treat MTHFR.
Regarding the probiotic, this is no problem to take this with other supplements. Probiotics are a wonderful addition to any healthy lifestyle. Remember, probiotics are sensitive to warm temperatures and moisture. Keep them refrigerated with the lid tightly shut to minimize entry of moisture into the bottle. Take the capsules after dinner.
In Health and Happiness,
Kelly Harrington, MS, RD
Nutritionist for Healthy Goods
Congratulations on changing your diet and your life by going 100% organic, raw, and vegan. Those certainly aren’t easy changes to make, and your health and body with appreciate it! When you say food tastes “awful” now, are you saying you aren’t enjoying the taste of the organic, raw, vegan food you’re eating? Are you eating anything that doesn’t fit those guidelines and possibly those foods now taste awful?
There are a few nutrients involved in sense of taste, including Vitamin B12, Folate and Zinc. A deficiency in may affect your sense of taste. Vitamin B12 is found only in animal products, which you aren’t eating with a vegan diet. Zinc is found predominantly in animal products. Are you taking a multi-vitamin? I recommend the Optimal Multivitamin by Seeking Health. Also, since you eliminated dairy, ensure you’re consuming adequate Calcium and Vitamin D?
Another consideration…you are essentially “detoxing” your body by no longer eating chemicals, preservatives, artificial colors, etc. on an everyday basis. Chemicals in food change your sense of taste. Normally, food tastes better when you reduce your intake of chemical-laden foods. Your dietary changes certainly aren’t bad for you so I would give your sense of taste more time to adjust to your “detox” and consider taking a high-quality multi-vitamin/mineral supplement. Also, taste changes are very related to smell so consider whether you have had any changes in your ability to smell (ie: cold, stuffed nose, allergies, etc.)
In Health and Happiness,
Kelly Harrington, MS, RD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for Healthy Goods