Thorne’s Multi-Vitamin Elite is NSF Certified for Sport®. It provides individuals who have high-performance nutritional regimens with essential nutrients in two complementary formulations. The A.M. formula promotes energy production during the daytime, while the P.M. formula enhances rest and recovery at night. Multi-Vitamin Elite contains chelated minerals that exhibit optimum absorption, vitamin K2 that supports calcium metabolism, and active, tissue-ready forms of vitamins B2, B6, B12, and folate. It also contains curcumin phytosome, to help maintain the body’s normal inflammatory response in joints, muscles, and the gastrointestinal tract. Green tea phytosome provides antioxidant and metabolic benefits. The P.M. formula contains a proprietary blend of plant extracts that has been shown to curb late-night cravings, help balance DHEA:cortisol ratios, and support restful sleep. Because of the state of the current food supply and because very few individuals eat the recommended five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, nutrition experts agree that a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement should be taken daily. Even the Journal of the American Medical Association – not usually known as a supporter of nutritional supplements – suggests that everyone should take a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement (JAMA 2002;287:3127-3129). A good multi-vitamin/mineral nutritional supplement could be considered “dietary insurance” to be certain essential nutrients are being consumed on a daily basis. Even greater health benefits can be realized when a healthy diet is being consumed in addition to taking a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement. A joint statement issued by the American College of Sports Medicine, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Dietitians of Canada is particularly noteworthy for individuals involved in athletic activities: “Supplements may be required by athletes who restrict energy intakes, use severe weight loss practices, eliminate one or more food groups from their diet, or consume high-carbohydrate diets with low micronutrient density.” Multi-Vitamin Elite contains two phytosome complexes: curcumin phytosome (Meriva®) and green tea phytosome (GreenSelect®). It also contains Relora®, a proprietary plant extract blend that optimizes cortisol and DHEA levels and aids in weight management, in addition to curbing late-night cravings and supporting restful sleep. Because an athlete needs to know that his or her supplements are trustworthy and compliant, every batch of an NSF Certified for Sport® product is tested for compliance with label claims and to ensure the absence of more than 200 substances banned by many major athletic organizations, including stimulants, narcotics, steroids, diuretics, beta-2 agonists, and masking agents.
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