Douglas Laboratories Essential Basics
Essential Basics™ is a comprehensive, highly concentrated vitamin/mineral/trace element supplement containing 28 essential nutritional ingredients. Like Douglas Laboratories' Basic Preventive® supplements, Essential ™ is an antioxidant formula high in natural beta-carotene and natural vitamin E; a high-potency B-complex supplement; a significant source of bioavailable calcium and magnesium; and an iron-free, full-spectrum mineral and trace element supplement.
Each serving contains:
Vitamin A - 10,000 IU
(from fish liver oil and 50% [5,000 IU] as natural beta-carotene from D. salina)
Vitamin C (as calcium ascorbate) - 750 mg
Vitamin D3 (from fish liver oil) - 400 IU
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate). - 400 IU
Thiamine (as thiamine mononitrate) - 50 mg
Riboflavin - 25 mg
Niacin (as niacinamide and niacin) - 100 mg
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride) - 25 mg
Folic acid - 400 mcg
Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin on ion exchange resin) - 100 mcg
Biotin - 300 mcg
Pantothenic acid (as d-calcium pantothenate) - 150 mg
Calcium (as calcium citrate and calcium ascorbate) - 250 mg
Iodine (from kelp) - 150 mcg
Magnesium (as magnesium amino acid chelate) - 250 mg
Zinc (as zinc amino acid chelate) - 15 mg
Selenium (as selenium amino acid complex) - 200 mcg
Copper (as copper amino acid chelate) - 2 mg
Manganese (as manganese amino acid chelate) - 10 mg
Chromium (as chromium polynicotinate) - 200 mcg
Molybdenum (as molybdenum amino acid chelate) - 100 mcg
Potassium (as potassium aspartate-ascorbate complex) - 50 mg
Choline (as choline bitartrate) - 100 mg
Inositol - 25 mg
Vanadium (as vanadyl sulfate) - 20 mcg
Boron (as boron aspartate-citrate - 2 mg
Boron (as boron aspartate-citrate - 25 mg
Citrus bioflavonoids - 100 m g
Contains: Fish (Anchovies and Sardines).
Other ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), cellulose, water, sunflower lecithin and silica.
As a dietary supplement, adults take 6 capsules daily with food or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Studies show that a high percentage of adults and children in North America and other developed countries eat less than the minimum daily allowance of 10 or more essential nutrients. Adequate amounts and proper balance of these nutrients are needed not only for maintaining good health, but also for the dietary management and healthy aging.
Essential Basics has been carefully developed to contain the right proportions of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements without danger of toxic build-up and without side effects. Each ingredient is selected in consideration of its absorbability, competitive relationship with other nutrients, allergenic potential, and long-term safety. Beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and B-complex vitamins are included in high-potency amounts because of the vital roles they play in antioxidant protection, energy production and maintenance of healthy blood cells, nervous system, hormonal balance, and more. Minerals and trace elements are provided in their safest and bioavailable forms, such as amino acid chelates and other scientifically validated and clinically supported forms.