There are literally thousands of different “Multi” on the market today, but did you know they are NOT all created equal.

Most of the known brands are cheap combination of low dose synthetic forms of vitamins and non absorbed forms of limited minerals.

I prefer the term MultiNutrient, since ideally it should be a combination of: Chelated Minerals, BioAvailable Vitamins and PhytoNutrients. 

 

5 Things you should look for in a multi nutrient: 

  1. Food based: Look for a multi that is derived from real food.
  2. Dosages and Ratio: Most Multis will have extremely low (and ineffective) dosages of synthetic vitamins and minerals and with poor absorption ratios. (high calcium to magnesium ratio, high vitamin A and not enough Vitamin D3, etc..)
  3. Bioavailable Vitamins: Vitamins should be in their natural forms (for example: Methylated B vitamins, D-Alpha form of vitamin E not the DL-alpha synthetic isomer, etc..)
  4. Chelated Minerals: Minerals should be in chelated bioavailable forms (Bisglycinate or citrate NOT oxide or carbonate forms. )
  5. PhytoNutrients: Most Multis are lacking in that department.  Phytonutrients aren’t essential for keeping you alive, unlike the vitamins and minerals that plant foods contain. But when you eat or drink phytonutrients, they may help prevent disease and keep your body working properly. Phytonutrients also have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help support a healthy human body.(Examples of phytonutrients are: Lutein, Resveratrol, Flavonoids, Carotenoids, Zeaxanthin and Glucosinolates.)

 

 

 

 

About the author: Dr. Mordy Levy

 

Dr. Mordy Levy is possibly the only Canadian doctor to have graduated from three first professional doctorates in separate and distinct health care professions: Chiropractic Medicine (DC)-1997, Allopathic Medicine (MD)-2006, Naturopathic Medicine (ND)-2011, graduated Summa Cum Laude, from the prestigious National University of Health Sciences (Chicago, IL) and was the valedictorian of his graduating class.

Dr Levy's first undergraduate degree (BSc) was in Biology and Psychology from York University, graduated with Honours, and his second undergraduate degree (BMSc) was in Human Biology and Biomedical sciences from National University of Health Sciences (Chicago, IL)

Dr. Levy is a registered member in good standing with three distinct health professions in Ontario, namely the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, in addition to the College of Homeopaths of Ontario.

Dr. Levy is board certified in Functional Medicine and is a professional member of the Institute of Functional Medicine, the Canadian Society of Orthomolecular Medicine, American College of Nutrition, in addition to the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Ontario Chiropractic Association and the Ontario Homeopathic Association.

Always an avid lifelong learner, Dr. Levy completed numerous postgraduate certifications in Functional Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Medical Acupuncture, Homeopathic Medicine, in addition to Prolotherapy regenerative medicine. His clinical interests are in Neurological, Autoimmune, Hormonal and Gastrointestinal Dysfunctions.
On a personal noted: Dr. Levy enjoys spending time with his three boys, practicing TaeKwonDo and reviewing research articles.

Website: http://www.DrLevy.ca