Monday, 4 April 2011

Solgar Omnium Multivitamin Tablets: A Phytonutrient Multivitamin and Mineral

One of  Solgar's best sellers around the world, Omnium Multivitamin is deservedly popular. The reason for that has a lot to do with its phytonutrient content. Phytonutrients or phytochemicals, same thing,  are always of interest to us because of early mankind's attachment to plants and the goodness contained in them. Solgar tell us that their Omnium Multivitamin is an "advanced phytonutrient-rich multiple vitamin and mineral formula." So, what are phytonutrients? These are nutrients that come from plant material that have been shown to be necessary for supporting human life.

Because phytonutrients often contain antioxidants and compounds that are anti-inflammatory in nature, these foods are sometimes known by the nickname of superfoods. There are a number of fruits and vegetables that contain one or more examples of phytonutrients but soybeans are considered to be one of the abundant sources of  phyto based elements, and Omnium Tablets are consequently rich in soy. Phytonutrients certainly supported palaeolithic man, who was probably a lot smarter than us with his plant and vegetable based diet as the main base of his pyramid of nourishment.

Who should take it?
Understandably, Solgar tells us that "Omnium® Tablets are designed for those who are interested in the benefits of a phytonutrient rich formula." That's probably all of us in one way or another.

Free from
They are suitable for vegans and are free of yeast, wheat and dairy products and are formulated without the use of preservatives, artificial flavours or colours.  They are made from vegetable stearic acid.

What are its key features?
Two-a-day formula
All essential vitamins and minerals
Multi-chelated minerals
Natural beta carotene/carotenoid mix
B complex
Vitamin C metabolites
Rich in antioxidants

How do you take it?
As a food supplement for adults, two (2) tablets daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed directions for use.

Omnium Ingredients
Each tablet provides:
Vitamin C [as calcium ascorbate, threonate] 300 mg
Vitamin E 201 mg
[300 IU, as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate]
Choline [as Bitartrate] 75 mg
Magnesium [as amino acid chelate†, oxide] 32 mg
Calcium [as amino acid chelate†, ascorbate] 64 mg
Pantothenic Acid [as calcium pantothenate] 80 mg
Natural Source Betacarotene [as prep.] 5 mg
Providing other carotenoids 13 μg
Inositol 75 mg
Vitamin B6 [as pyridoxine hydrochloride] 50 mg
Niacin [Vitamin B3, as niacinamide] 60 mg
Zinc [as amino acid chelate†] 10 mg
N-Acetyl Cysteine 50 mg
Iron [as bisglycinate††] 9 mg
Broccoli/cruciferous powdered extract 50 mg
with sulforaphane
Citrus Bioflavonoids [as prep.] 13 mg
Phosphatidylserine [as prep.] 10 mg
Soybean germ Powdered Extract 50 mg
[providing 2% isoflavones]
Standardised Turmeric Extract 50 mg
[47.5 mg (95%) curcuminoids]
Thiamin 30 mg
[Vitamin B1, as thiamine mononitrate]
Riboflavin [Vitamin B2, as riboflavin, 36 mg
D-Limonene [citrus] powdered extract 25 mg
Boron [as sodium borate, citric acid] 0.5 mg
Copper [as amino acid chelate†] 1500 μg
Selenium [as selenomethionine] 70 μg
Manganese [as amino acid chelate†] 2 mg
Vitamin B12 [as cobalamin prep.] 100 μg
Biotin [as prep.] 100 μg
Coenzyme Q-10 10 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 10 mg
Quercetin [from Dimorphandra pods] 10 mg
Proanthocyanidins powdered extracts 10 mg
[as pine bark providing 5 mg (50%)
and grape skin providing 5 mg (50%)]
Polyphenol powdered extracts
[as red wine providing 3 mg (30%) and
green tea leaves providing 2.5 mg (25%)] 10 mg
Folic Acid [as prep.] 400 μg
Vitamin D[200 IU, as D2 ergocalciferol prep.] 5 μg
Iodine [as potassium iodide prep.] 150 μg
Vitamin K [as phytomenadione prep.] 20 μg
Chromium [as picolinate]

Other Information
Made from vegetable stearic acid.

Fully reacted chelates Albion process patent No. 4,599,152 Chelazomes

Unique form of chelated iron [iron bisglycinate] formulated for maximum absorption without gastrointestinal irritation or the constipating effects that often accompany iron supplementation. Albion process patent No. 4,599,152 Chelazomes
Tableted with these natural ingredients:
microcrystalline cellulose,
hydroxypropyl cellulose,
silicon dioxide,
magnesium stearate**,
stearic acid**, cellulose gum,
hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose,
(from grapeskin),
titanium dioxide,
vegetable glycerin.

If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking this product.

To buy Solgar multivitamins, click on the following link: Solgar Health Store.  Or you can visit us at, where you can see our full range of multivitamins, including Solgar's. If you wish to speak to a customer advisor, you an telephone us on 01208 814500 for further information.

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