The body’s cells and organ systems depend on an adequate supply of energy to function optimally. The mitochondria, known as the power house of the cell, contain nutrients and enzymes that are important for cellular energy metabolism, including those that convert food to usable energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP functions as the key source of energy for all cells. In order to increase mitochondrial output, there must be adequate fuel supply for combustion and abundant antioxidants to scavenge free radical by-products. Preserving our energy reserves and increasing energy output is a critical part of maintaining optimal health.
There are many things that can drain energy reserves. Lack of sleep, too much stress, poor nutrition, and prescription medications can draw on our energy reserves using them up faster than they can be replenished. Even the vital biologic systems relied on to maintain health can create an energy deficit that needs to be restored.
Fundamental Multivitamin & Antioxidant is scientifically formulated, based on published research, to boost mitochondrial reserves and jump-start cellular energy production. Fundamental Multivitamin & Antioxidant includes the powerful antioxidant trio of alpha lipoic acid, N-acetyl cysteine and acetyl L-carnitine shown to increase energy production and at the same time, recharge the primary cellular antioxidant pools of vitamin E, C and glutathione. Fundamental Multivitamin & Antioxidant also includes key micronutrients and phytonutrients including green tea, broccoli seed extract and resveratrol to protect the mitochondria and continually renew the cycle of energy production.
Acetyl L-carnitine (ALC) is an amino acid that is associated with increased energy production. It has been shown to increase the flow of free fatty acids, the fuel source for mitochondria, resulting in a significant boost in energy production. As we age, free radical production increases oxidative damage to the mitochondria, which can potentially decrease energy production. ALC has been shown to increase cellular energy (ATP) production and has been found, in combination with lipoic acid, to lower oxidative stress. Studies have also shown that ALC supports the immune response by protecting CD4 and CD8 immune cells and by supporting the reproduction of lymphocytes for the identification and elimination of invading antigens.
N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is an antioxidant that scavenges free radicals and promotes liver detoxification. NAC has been shown to increase production of glutathione, an important antioxidant found in the body. In addition to its antioxidant activity, glutathione boosts the immune system by activating T-cells, helping to maintain immune balance.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a potent antioxidant and also plays a synergistic role in recharging other antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, CoQ10 and glutathione. Lipoic acid also plays a key role in detoxification. Studies have shown that a combination of ALA and acetyl L-carnitine helps minimize oxidative damage. Oxidative stress causes damage to DNA, RNA, proteins, mitochondrial membranes, and lipids and contributes to the functional decline of mitochondria, cells, tissues, and eventually organs such as the brain.
Resveratrol is a polyphenol molecule found in many plant species including grapes and cranberries and is found in high concentrations in wine. Polyphenols act as antioxidants that protect plants from damage that can be caused by bacteria, fungi, and radiation. Resveratrol is believed to be the dietary factor behind the “French Paradox” which is the high rate of cardiovascular wellness in the French population, despite their high fat intake. In addition to its antioxidant properties and support for cardiovascular function, resveratrol has been shown to support optimal immune function.
SGS™ Broccoli Seed Extract
Broccoli seed extract contains a high amount of glucoraphanin, a compound that is a precursor to sulphoraphane. Sulphoraphane is a potent antioxidant in the body and also supports detoxification and immune response. Sulphoraphane has been shown to induce Phase II detoxification enzymes and raise intracellular glutathione levels.
Green Tea (EGCG)
Green tea polyphenols have demonstrated significant antioxidant, probiotic and immune supporting properties. The hydroxyl group of green tea polyphenols supports antioxidant activity by forming complexes with free radicals and neutralizing them, minimizing oxidative damage throughout the body. Green tea polyphenols also stimulate the activity of liver detoxification enzymes, promoting the detoxification of harmful chemicals out of the body.
To increase cellular energy production efficiently, optimal levels of critical nutrients and enzyme cofactors must be achieved. Fundamental Multivitamin & Antioxidant is optimized for increasing energy output and meeting daily nutritional needs.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Serving size: 4 capsules
Servings per container: 30
4 capsules contain:
Vitamin A: 1,500 mcg (from 5,000 IU as Natural Beta Carotene)
Vitamin C: 250 mg (as Ascorbic Acid USP)
Vitamin D: 25 mcg (1,000 IU) (D3 as Cholecalciferol)
Thiamin: 15 mg
(Vitamin B1) (from Thiamine Hydrochloride USP)
Riboflavin: 15 mg (Vitamin B2 USP)
Niacin: 15 mg (as Niacinamide USP)
Vitamin B6: 15 mg (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride USP)
Folate: 1,360 mcg DFE (from 800 mcg as Quatrefolic® (6S)-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic acid glucosamine salt)
Vitamin B12: 250 mcg (as Methylcobalamin)
Biotin: 50 mcg
Pantothenic Acid: 15 mg (as d-Calcium Pantothenate USP)
Choline: 15 mg (as Choline Bitartrate)
Calcium: 75 mg (as Calcium Citrate USP)
Iodine: 37 mcg (from Potassium Iodide)
Magnesium: 75 mg (as DiMagnesium Malate)
Zinc: 5 mg (as TRAACS® Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate)
Selenium: 75 mcg (as Selenium Glycinate Complex)
Manganese: 1 mg (as TRAACS® Manganese Bisglycinate Chelate)
Chromium: 50 mcg (as O-polynicotinate)‡
Potassium: 30 mg (as Potassium Citrate USP)
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine USP: 600 mg
Acetyl L-Carnitine Hydrochloride: 500 mg
Malic Acid: 215 mg (as DiMagnesium Malate)
Alpha Lipoic Acid: 200 mg
Mixed Tocopherols: 50 mg
Green Tea Leaf Extract: 45 mg (Standardized to contain 45% EGCg (Epigallocatechin gallate))
Broccoli Seed Extract: 40 mg (TrueBroc®) (Standardized to contain 13% Sulforaphane Glucosinolate)
Inositol NF: 15 mg
trans -Resveratrol: 10 mg (from Polygonum cuspidatum (Roots))
Other Ingredients: Natural Vegetable Capsules, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Silicate and Silicon Dioxide.
*This product is formulated to be free of allergens derived from: gluten, yeast, artificial colors and flavors.
Directions: Take 2-4 capsules per day or as recommended by your health care professional.
Caution: Keep out of the reach of children.
Tamper Evident: Do not use if safety seal is missing or broken.
Storage: Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
Our patient coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to determine if Alliance Integrative Medicine (AIM) is right for you.Schedule A Call