Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Solgar's Female Multiple Multivitamin - A Splendid Women's Health Multivitamin

You're in the supermarket or chemist wanting a good multivitamin. Firstly, the choice is restricted, and nearly always it's a run-of-the-mill supplier or own brand that's on offer. Secondly, when you ask for advise, the sales assiatant is stumped. Unless you know what you're looking for, you both stare at the packet together hoping it'll magically explain it's virtues. If you could get it to talk, you might ask of it: "What's the strength of the individual vitamins and minerals? What quality are the ingredients? What form of minerals have been used? How does that affect absorbtion? I'm in my 60's, is that the right multivitamin? I'm pregnant? I'm a mountain climber, cyclist, etc. Given my lifestyle, what's the best product for me?"

Unfortunately most of the above questions are never considered, which is a shame. We are in a specialist area of nutrition and unless you've been trained to anticipate those questions, either of others or yourself, it's not surprising that some groups of people come away thinking multivitamins are a waste of money. "They don't work!"

Well, multivitamins do. You just need the right one for the job; the right quality and, of course, at the right price. Your local health food store would know the answers to all those questions and are therefore able to discern customers needs better than supermarkets and chemists. For starters, in your local health food store, the choice of multivitamins is quite a bit bigger and selective. Which brings us to women's health and the fact that women often have different requirements to men. Solgar's Female Multivitamin recognises that fact. Solgar produce a range of multivitamins for men and women, according to age, lifestyle and 'time of life.' The typical user profile according to Solgar is, "...the female multiple offers women a source of nutrients at levels and forms most suitable for women."

In other words, we're looking at late teens, throught twenties to mid-thirties. Another important factor is that the female multiple has extra iron to help with menstruation. The levels of B Vitamins, depending upon if you take 1, 2 or three tablets is suitable to help with the time of month, including any stresses which follow, as well as reproductive, cardio vascular and hormonal balance (although if you were pregnant, the Prenatal Multivitamin is more appropriate).  Typically with Solgar they also look closely at levels of magnesium and calcium to help with bone support. So, Solgar sum up: "The Female Multiple is...a scientifically advanced multivitamin specifically to help support a woman’s nutritional needs throughout her adult life."

Here are further significant facts about Solgar's Female Multiple Multivitamin:

Three-a-day formula
Divided intake provides high nutrient levels
High potency formula
Rich in antioxidants
B complex
Free of artificial colours and flavours
Preservative free
Free of sugar yeast, wheat, dairy
products and formulated without
the use of artificial preservatives,
flavours or colours.


As a food supplement for adults, three (3) tablets daily, preferably at mealtime or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed directions for use.

Just remember, you don't have to take 3. Customers often wonder about the quantity. Take one for instance and leave it at that. If you feel at the time of month you need extra support, increase your dosage. If you're moving house, job, etc., increase your dosage to the max. Play around with the quantities according to what's going on in your life.

The full ingredients are as follows:

Three (3) tablets provide:
Calcium 400 mg
[as carbonate, citrate†, amino acid chelate†]
Magnesium [as oxide, citrate†, 400 mg
buffered amino acid chelate†]
Vitamin C [as ascorbic acid] 400 mg
Vitamin E 268 mg
[400 IU, as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate]
Choline [as bitartrate] 100 mg
Pantothenic Acid [as calcium pantothenate] 80 mg
Inositol 100 mg
Citrus Bioflavonoid [as prep.] 25 mg
Iron [as bisglycinate††] 18 mg
Natural Source Betacarotene 5.5 mg
[as prep.] providing other carotenoids 15 µg
Zinc [as amino acid chelate†] 15 mg
Thiamin [B1, as thiamine mononitrate] 50 mg
Vitamin B6 [as pyridoxine hydrochloride] 50 mg
Niacin [B3, as niacinamide] 60 mg
Riboflavin 50 mg
[B2, as riboflavin,riboflavin-5-phosphate]
Selenium [as selenomethionine] 200 µg
Biotin [as prep.] 300 µg
Vitamin B12 [as cobalamin prep.] 200 µg
Copper [as amino acid chelate†] 1500 µg
Manganese [as amino acid chelate†] 2 mg
Boron [as sodium borate, citric acid] 250 µg
Chromium [as amino acid chelate†] 200 µg
Vitamin D [400 IU, as D2, ergocalciferol] 10 µg
Folic acid [as prep.] 400 µg
Iodine [as potassium iodide prep.] 150 µg
Vitamin K [as phytonadione prep.] 20 µg

Made from vegetable
stearic acid.

Fully reacted chelates,
Albion process patent
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

Tableted with these natural ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, cellulose gum, stearic acid**. Made from vegetable stearic acid**, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate***, titanium dioxide, red beet powder, hydroxypropylmethyl
cellulose, vegetable glycerin.

This product contains iron, which, if taken in excess, may be harmful to very young children. Keep out of sight and reach of children.

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

And there you have a fantastic multivitamin, suitable for the fairer sex. Just remember most quality multivitamins will turn your wee a flourescent green colour! I always use it as a litmus test. If your urine is dark in colour, generally speaking you're dehydrated.

To buy this product, click on the following link: Elixirhealth.co.uk. You can also view this product at our Solgar Health Store. If you wish to speak to a customer advisor, you an telephone us on 01208 814500 for further information.

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