According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), every adult should supplement their diet with a multivitamin to help maintain good health.
Roughly half of Americans take a vitamin or supplement every day to improve their health and well-being. But what you don’t know about the composition of these vitamins can make all the difference.
The “Wild West” Vitamin Supplement Industry
Most people aren’t aware of it, but the ingredients of most vitamins and supplements are produced with little or no scientific supervision.
You have no guarantee about the purity or quality of the raw ingredients. In fact, there are no requirement manufacturers provide any scientific evidence of efficacy or safety.
In the supplement industry, you can put a product on the market without having to make any investments in learning whether it has high quality or purity. You don’t even have to perform any research to determine its safety. One reason many manufacturers don’t do testing is because of the cost.
However, as a consumer, you need to distinguish the companies that test for purity, potency, and efficacy.
The bottom line is that a cheap vitamin with no quality testing is way more expensive than a vitamin that costs a little more but does strict quality testing. That’s because the cheap vitamin won’t work in your body! If a multivitamin can’t be absorbed into your bloodstream to provide the nutrients the body needs then it’s a waste of money no matter how good the label looks.
Now you may wonder…
Where do you find a multivitamin that’s guaranteed to get absorbed into your bloodstream where it can do good? Undergoes extensive research? Follows stringent standards?
The answer we found, that fits all of these criteria, came from a natural line of nutritional supplements made by a company called Shaklee.
Shaklee has created quality nutritional products for over 60 years. They ensure the highest quality and safety standards—conducting over 100,000 quality tests per year to ensure their products are safe and effective for you and your family. Vita-Lea, their multivitamin, undergoes 349 quality control tests alone!
Shaklee Vita-Lea Multivitamin.
Essential Nutrition for Optimal Health.
A great multivitamin gives you a solid nutritional foundation to build optimal health. Vita-Lea® was developed from the foundation Dr. Shaklee created with his work on the first multivitamin in the United States, called Vitalized Minerals over 100 years ago!
Today Vita-Lea is a high-potency formulation specially designed to promote optimal health with 23 essential vitamins and minerals.
- Comprehensive, balanced, and clinically proven.
- Provides 23 essential vitamins and critical minerals at clinically proven levels.
- Undergoes 349 of the most stringent quality control tests to guarantee the purity and potency of the product.
- The patented micro-coating delivery system improves the absorption of folic acid.
- Offers twice the daily dose of vitamins C, D, and E.
- Includes beta-carotene for extra antioxidant protection.
- Great prenatal/postnatal vitamin.
Vita-Lea also includes an innovative Bio-Activated Absorption System. Most supplements don’t dissolve in the appropriate time. Shaklee scientists discovered that if they put folic acid micro-coating on the tablet, it would allow for immediate release in the stomach. This enhances the absorption of folic acid, which is a crucial B vitamin that helps produce and maintain new cells.
Vita-Lea Multivitamin Helps You Feel Better with More Energy!
When you’re taking a quality multivitamin like Vita-Lea you’ll noticeably feel better with more energy. Vita-Lea supports optimal health including heart, immune, bone, and joint health, physical energy, and healthy skin, hair and nails.*
How does Vita-Lea Multivitamin compare to the competition?
- Developed based on 7 clinical studies.
- Formulated without artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, or preservatives.
- No synthetic processing aids.
- Star-K Certified Kosher.
A key point when looking at a multi-vitamin supplement is how much biotin is in it. This is an expensive nutrient that is very important for body functions. Yet lots of companies skimp on biotin, not for health reasons, but because of its cost.
Vita-Lea Multivitamin has 10 times more biotin than what the competition has!
Vita-Lea Multivitamin provides:
Vita-Lea provides 23 essential nutrients in perfectly balanced amounts to promote overall health and wellness. Vita-Lea supports long-term colon, heart, and eye health and helps strengthen the immune system. Clinically proven superior to other leading multivitamins, Vita-Lea contains more of the recommended daily value of key nutrients.
• 2x the antioxidant vitamins C and E for immune function support and prevention of free radical damage.
• 2x the calcium for building bones. Regular exercise and a healthy diet with supplemental calcium may reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life.
• 2x the magnesium for helping to maintain heart rhythm, muscle, and nerve function.
• 2x the beta-carotene the natural plant-based form of vitamin A for a more potent vitamin A.
• 3x the selenium to help protect the lung, colon, and prostate.
• 3x the vitamin K to support the bone-building process.
• 6x the boron to aid in the metabolism of vitamin D and support bone health and development.
• 10x the biotin, a catalyst for energy production.
Vita-Lea Quality Control
To guarantee purity and potency, Shaklee conducts 349 quality control tests on each batch of Vita-Lea! One of the tests uses a technology called Explo-tab to test if Vita-Lea properly dissolves and releases its nutrients at the right time. If you cut a tablet of Vita-Lea into fine shreds and look into a microscope, you will see white balls. These fine white balls are starch grains absorbed by the body immediately after they disintegrate in water.
In a cross-section, you can see the difference in the quality of the formulations.
We put Vita-Lea’s absorption ability to the test, pitting Vita-Lea with other leading multis in a Dissolve Test. See the results in the video below.
Shaklee Vita-Lea for Adults of Every Age
Vita-Lea is available in four customized formulas based on the needs of men, women, and adults over 50 (with and without Vitamin K). So whatever your stage of life or nutritional needs Vita-Lea has you covered!
Vita-Lea Women (with Iron)
Vita-Lea Women contains optimized micronutrient levels designed especially for women before, during, and after pregnancy, and while nursing. Vita-Lea Women contains 800 mcg of folic acid, 200 mcg of iodine, and 18 mg of iron** and is the choice for all women of childbearing age. It’s the perfect multi for energy, immunity and a healthy appearance.
Vita-Lea Women is also a great prenatal/postnatal vitamin.
Pregnant women lose plenty of iron in their body during the first and second trimester of childbearing. Therefore, they need an extra helping of iron to support themselves and their child. Shaklee’s Vita-Lea Women is definitely the right choice for pregnancy.
Vita-Lea Men (without Iron)
Men rarely need extra iron. However if your body chemical composition has a high iron amount, you’ll want to use Shaklee’s Vita-Lea Women to get all the nutrients you need without the risk of iron poisoning. Vita-Lea Men is the perfect multi for energy, immunity, metabolism, muscle and vitality.
Vita-Lea Gold for Adults over 50
As you age your body’s ability to absorb nutrients declines. So Shaklee added more of critical nutrients to make up the difference. And if you are on blood-thinning medications then you’ll want the option without Vitamin-K.
Vita-Lea Gold is a carefully designed multivitamin/mineral supplement that contains 23 essential nutrients at clinically proven levels and addresses the four key health concerns of people over 50, which are:
2. Bone health
Vita-Lea Gold includes:
– N-acetylcysteine, a form of amino acid cysteine that offers protection from free radical damage
– Bone-building nutrients to preserve bone integrity
– Five key nutrients clinically proven to protect vision health
– 100% Daily Value for biotin, a catalyst for energy production
Vita-Lea Gold with Vitamin K
Unlike the other more ‘popular’ vitamins, most people aren’t aware of Vitamin K’s bone-building benefits.
Although vitamin K is not as significant to bone health as calcium and vitamin D are, low levels of circulating vitamin K have been linked with low bone density.
In fact, several studies showed that supplementation with vitamin K results in improvements in bone health.
Vita-Lea Gold with Vitamin K is the perfect multi for adults over 50 who need additional Vitamin K.
Vita-Lea Gold without Vitamin K
Vitamin K is a major issue for individuals on blood thinners, with its role in blood clotting. Increases in vitamin K can make blood-thinners less effective. Therefore, Vita-Lea without Vitamin K is the best choice for adults taking anticoagulants.
All Vita-Lea formulas are made without artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners or preservatives, and no synthetic processing aids. Kosher certified and gluten-free. You’d be hard pressed to find a better-made multivitamin.
Shaklee’s Vita-Lea is a fantastic supplement for people of all ages to include in their daily lives. Whether you’re searching for the perfect, well-balanced, and wholesome supplement, or simply want to feel and be healthier. Vita-Lea provides exactly the boost your body needs to keep you functioning at your best.
Shaklee Vita-Lea multivitamins are also available in two tasty forms for children and in liquid and powdered form too.
Shaklee’s Vita-Lea Ocean Wonders® is a great-tasting, scientifically advanced and tooth-friendly multivitamin & multi-mineral formulated especially for children. Chewable and sugar-free, Ocean Wonders promotes the development of strong bones and teeth.
Shaklee’s Incredivites supports a healthy immune system in children. Loaded with a comprehensive assortment of 23 essential vitamins and minerals. Each serving features 100% of the Daily Value of all eight B vitamins, and vitamins C and E, which play crucial roles in supporting immune function and more. There are no added artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives, it’s gluten-free, kosher and naturally sweetened with xylitol, which does not promote tooth decay.
For Shaklee’s complete line of Children’s nutrition products CLICK HERE.
For those who don’t like to swallow vitamins, or need a liquid multivitamin, Shaklee has two options: Liquid-Lea a high-potency multivitamin and multi-mineral. Or Citriboost, a multivitamin in powder form you can add to your favorite drink. CitriBoost delivers 23 essential vitamins and minerals giving your body the vitamins and balanced nutrition it needs. Plus pre- and probiotics to help support long-term digestive health.
Want to take Vita-Lea in tablet form but have trouble swallowing pills? Check out our article – How to Swallow Vitamins
Shaklee’s Vita-Lea is also available as part of Shaklee’s Vitalizer and Shaklee Life Strip two powerful nutrition programs that provide advanced nutrition in a multi-supplement strip. For more information on them read our article Beyond the Multivitamin.
For more other essential vitamins and minerals, your body needs to thrive like Vitamin C, D, E, CLICK HERE.
- Note: Results may vary from person to person. Statements herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.