The Manufacturer of MultiThera 1 Capsule Formula Plus Vitamin K claims it to be a high-potency supplement that provides people with all essential nutrients on a daily basis. It is claimed to be a complete multivitamin that contains in total 29 important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. All of these – available in well-absorbable forms [R, R].
In this in this MultiThera 1 Capsule Formula Plus Vitamin K review we will evaluate the ingredients and benefits of the supplement. All to ultimately decide, if it’s any good and can actually improve one’s health.
Nutrient Amounts & Efficiency
“No Vitamin Left Behind” – MultiThera 1 Capsule Formula
MultiThera 1 Capsule Formula Plus Vitamin K contains incredible amounts of vitamins such as Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12, C, D3, E, K1, K2, and Choline. Furthermore, not only it is as complete as it can be nutrient diversity wise, but it’s also that way in terms of vitamin amounts (see Prime Daily Values).
The only exception to this is Vitamin B12. However, it is still found in the supplement in pretty significant amounts and the best form for consumption possible [R, R]. So, I wouldn’t consider it a negative.
The Vitamin A primarily comes in a form of preformed retinol, which enables our bodies to use it almost immediately for carrying out needed functions [R, R, R]. This form of Vitamin A is essential for our bodies as it can’t be replaced by any amounts of beta-carotene and is also not toxic as some might believe [R, R, R, R, R, R].
A thing to know is that Vitamin A is not all preformed retinol always and preferably. We also need another form of Vitamin A – carotenoids (they are irreplaceable). In this supplement also those are in a good amount [R, R].
As for Vitamin B1, studies indicate that the most effective form of it is Benfotiamine [R, R, R, R, R]. Yet, it is very rarely used in supplements. Very rarely. In this case, the form this vitamin is in (Thiamine Hydrochloride), it’s kind of a standard when it comes to the forms of this Vitamin. So this form is definitely something one need not avoid [R, R].
The particular Vitamin C form although is not the best, but it still has shown in various studies to be as effective as the natural one [R, R]. It is believed that the best form for Vitamin C absorption is through forms of mineral ascorbates (for example, Magnesium Ascorbate, Calcium Ascorbate, etc.) [R, R].
Vitamin D3 is the best form for Vitamin D consumption. This, in essence, is the same form of the vitamin that our body makes from sunlight. Thus, being the natural form of the vitamin, it is also the most effective when consumed [R, R].
Vitamin E here is in pretty good shape, having alpha, beta, delta, gamma tocopheryl groups in natural forms is incredibly good [R, R]. Although, there are four more groups of Vitamin E that would be desirable [R, R, R], having those 4 out of the complete number of eight is amazingly good for a multivitamin supplement.
Vitamin K1 in its form is the natural form of this vitamin and the most effective one [R, R, R]. The same can be said about Vitamin K2 [R, R]. It’s crucial to know that both of these vitamins have some major benefits and that both of them are needed [R]. It’s clear that any one of these both can’t substitute the other, hence they both are very good to have.
Choline, as suggested in the studies, is related to the better overall performance of the brain (better memory, focus, learning ability, etc.) [R, R, R]. Consequently, it is very beneficial for our minds and a must have for a daily supplement.
Choline as Choline Bitartrate is considered as one of the cheapest sources of Choline, but being such it still makes up for a solid cognitive enhancement [R].
All Mandatory Minerals, All Health in this MultiThera
MultiThera 1 Capsule Formula (plus Vitamin K) contains all but one mineral that is needed for our bodies and minds to function at their best. To be exact, this supplement has Calcium, Iodine, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Chromium, Molybdenum, Boron and Vanadium. The only one missing is Potassium.
But similarly, as with Vitamin B12, the lack of Potassium also shouldn’t be considered as a negative. This is because in reality supplementation with Potassium is considered to be quite optional. Furthermore, you should never supplement more than 100 mg of Potassium (as indicated by Prime Daily Values) as it can be very, very dangerous and potentially very, very harmful [R, R, R, R].
Calcium here is in the form we want it to be. As a Citrate-Malate, it is one of the most bioactive and beneficial forms of all the forms available [R].
As goes for Zinc, any chelated form is ideal for consumption (some being more efficient than others, but all very good) [R, R]. Similarly, Selenium is present in the supplement in what’s considered the best form for consumption [R, R, R].
As for Copper, there isn’t a definite answer as to how available to the body this particular form of Copper is. However, in general, any form of amino acid chelate is among the best choices [R, R, R]. Also, Manganese and Molybdenum in the form of chelate seem to be the best option available [R, R, R, R].
Numerous studies have shown Calcium Fructoborate to be by far the best form of Boron for intake. This is not only the natural form of Boron found in edible plants, but it’s extremely beneficial both in supplementation and in medicine [R, R, R]. As goes for the form found in MultiThera, it still seems to be among some of the best choices [R, R].
Only The Most Important as Beneficial Substances
As of other beneficial substances, MultiThera 1 Capsule Formula (plus Vitamin K) contains Inositol, Para-Aminobenzoic Acid, and Citrus Bioflavonoids.
Inositol as such is extremely needed for the brain to function at its best because it facilitates the communication between the brain cells. Other than that, it has loads of different benefits for the improvement of mental health – it eases depression [R, R], anxiety [R], and panic attacks [R], reduces symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) [R], and many other [R, R, R, R].
Furthermore, although our bodies do produce Inositol on their own, it is recommended to take 25-50 mg of Inositol daily [R]. And MultiThera 1 Capsule Formula Plus Vitamin K provides just that.
Para-Aminobenzoic Acid has 4 main benefits: it improves hair and skin health, as well as supports intestinal bacteria and red blood cell production. Similarly, as it was with Inositol, Para-Aminobenzoic Acid is also not something that can only be found in supplements. But having extra won’t hurt [R, R, R].
Citrus Bioflavonoids (also naturally found in most fruits and vegetables out there) have great antioxidative abilities. And by that I mean not only antiviral and antiallergic but also antitumoral, antiplatelet, antihypertensive and overall anti-inflammatory abilities [R, R, R, R]. To put it in simple terms, this basically means that they help to fight off most bad stuff (being a great support to the immune system). Meaning in essence they can also be considered as another form of Vitamin C.
Moreover, Citrus Bioflavonoids are also believed to impact positively heart, skin, and blood vessel health [R]. Furthermore, Bioflavonoids like Hesperidin have also shown brain-protective abilities (against various types of insult), ability to prevent depressive behavior and memory impairment [R].
Additives Here Are Almost Like Vitamins
So we’ve finally reached the potentially most red-flagged section regarding the ingredients of MultiThera 1 Capsule Formula (plus Vitamin K). This is because in making of a multivitamin supplement not all manufacturers use harmless additives.
By the way, additives are mandatory for a multivitamin supplement, so there is no option of not having any. This is because additives ensure that all of the nutrients within the supplement are held together. So without additives, there is no possibility of making a multivitamin supplement.
Regarding MultiThera 1 Capsule Formula (plus Vitamin K) – all additives are harmless (and hence great for long-term use).
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (also known as E464) [R] is a synthetic alteration of cellulose, which is a natural substance found in wood and otherwise all plant structures [R, R]. The consumption of it is considered safe [R, R, R] and even claimed to be slightly beneficial [R]. Other than that, even if one manages to overdose this by taking an infinite amount of pills daily, it is believed that most likely that person would encounter either no adverse effects or some bloating or constipation [R, R].
Silicon dioxide (also known as E551) is a substance naturally found in pretty much everything – in our bodies, in animals, in plants, in water and even in the earth itself [R]. Furthermore, studies have shown no long-term threat to health even when silicon dioxide is used in huge amounts [R, R].
L-leucine (also known as E641) is the natural form of a branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) (also present in the human body) [R, R, R]. So, although it’s categorized as a flavoring agent, at the same time it is the natural form of an amino acid that can’t be produced within our bodies. In fact, we consume this same form of natural leucine by eating seafood, chicken, beef, nuts, cheese, seeds, fruits, eggs, soybeans [R, R].
In crazy big amounts, L-leucine is reported to have some adverse effects (possible brain damage and liver disease, a possible decrease of happiness neurotransmitter Serotonin). Needless to say though, it’s impossible to achieve these kinds of amounts consuming it just as an additive to a supplement (or even numerous supplements) [R, R, R].
Other than that, in reasonable amounts, L-leucine does offer such benefits as increases of energy and protein production, as well as many more (because it is one of the essential amino acids – one of the irreplaceable amino acids) [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Natural Citrus Flavour could be the Achilles’ heel of MultiThera 1 Capsule Formula (plus Vitamin K). There is some pretty big controversy regarding the actual safety of flavoring in general [R, R]. Furthermore, there can possibly be nothing “natural” about flavoring as both artificial and natural flavors can contain some additional, potentially unwanted substances [R, R, R, R].
Keeping this in mind, I decided to contact the manufacturer of the supplement for some additional information on Natural Citrus Flavour, which is used in it.
I was informed that in the making of Natural Citrus Flavour minimum amounts of the following ingredients are used: Laminaria digitate (a species of alga), phytin, lemon, orange, lime, tangerine and grapefruit peels, hesperidin (a bioflavonoid extracted from citrus peels), and pine bark. Right off the bat, it’s evident that all ingredients, except one, are taken from natural sources. So what is phytin?
Phytin is a substance of phytic acid findable in plants, in which it serves as the main storage reserve for organic phosphorus [R, R, R]. So, most likely if one ever eats any plants at all (like wheat, corn, nuts, rice, seeds, beans, etc.) [R, R] that person is also consuming phytic acid.
The only drawback ever called to its name is its making of Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Potassium, and Calcium less absorbable. But this is something to definitely not be concerned of as the amounts of phytin are kept to the minimum [R, R, R, R]. On the other hand though, phytic acid (phytin) is amazing – it works as an incredible antioxidant, fights off cancer cells, helps the removal of heavy metals from the body, dissipates kidney stones and has loads of other benefits [R, R, R, R].
Overall It’s Definitely Among The Very Best Multivitamins
MultiThera 1 Capsule Formula (plus Vitamin K) is an awesome multivitamin supplement to use daily. It provides all of the nutrients that are needed daily in almost always complete amounts and in forms that almost always are the best, most effective and beneficial for intake.
And I must emphasize another point because a lot of multivitamin supplements struggle with this… Additives in MultiThera 1 Capsule Formula (plus Vitamin K) are as harmless as they get (you could even say that they are healthy).
As I am aware that for some people the nutrient (vitamin and mineral) amounts might seem quite high, therefore, I must assure that this is nothing to be worried about. In fact, nutrients in these kinds of amounts are essential for optimal health (for more information check out the article on Prime Daily Values).
Even more so, nutrients in these kinds of amounts are not hazardous at all as all nutrient amounts are well below so-called Upper Tolerable Intake Levels.
Simply put, an Upper Tolerable Intake Level is the highest amount of a particular nutrient intake (daily) that poses no risk of adverse effects, if used for very, very long periods of time (I do believe that the term ‘eternity’ wouldn’t be an overstatement here) [R, R].
And MultiThera 1 Capsule Formula (plus Vitamin K) with its nutrient daily values does not exceed either the U. S. or the European Union standards for these levels [R, R, R, R] (for more information regarding Upper Tolerable Intake Level of Niacin in the European Union, read the next paragraph, otherwise just skip it).
(If you checked out the tables I referenced with the Upper Tolerable Intake Levels (ULs) in European Union, you might have found that the UL for Nicotinic acid (but not for Nicotinamide) is 10 mg daily, which MultiThera 1 Capsule Formula (plus Vitamin K) exceeds by the amount of 15 mg. So, why is it that I say that this supplement is also European Union ULs compliant? Well, if you examine the report (Tolerable Upper Intake Levels For Vitamins And Minerals.), based on which the ULs summary tables are created, you would discover that the limiting adverse effect for determination of UL is flushing. Yet, in this same report it is stated that flushing is not a clearly adverse effect (“Although flushing is not a clearly adverse effect and single oral doses of 100 mg do not alter heart rate or blood pressure, some patients in the study of Spies et al (1938) reported dizziness after oral nicotinic acid (doses not defined).”) and that severe adverse effects occur at doses 10 times higher than the ones for flushing (“The most severe and potentially life-threatening adverse effects, such as hepatotoxicity, occur at doses one order of magnitude higher than have been reported for flushing.”) (see also Niacin: Nicotinic Acid, Nicotinamide, and Inositol Hexanicotinate). Furthermore, in this same report, it is specified, why flushing occurs and why it should fade on repeated use of nicotinic acid (see page 123, subparagraph 3.2.1. of the report). Therefore, I suspect that the UL for Niacin in the European Union has been established way too cautiously. I myself using the supplement have never encountered any flushing whatsoever. Thus, I do not think that this is something you should account for.)
Therefore, there is no health risk, if you decide to try it out. It can’t harm you in any way. It can just make you better.
Nonetheless, if you’re interested in other great multivitamin supplements just like this one, be sure to check out the guide on the best multivitamin supplements.
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