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Multi 1-3

(Jarrow Formulas)


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by Gary F. Zeolla

NOTICE:  I no longer recommend this or any other mega-dose supplement. For details, see the article Folly Mega-Dose Supplements. It is best to get your nutrients from food, not supplements, as discussed in my God-given Foods Eating Plan and Creationist Diet: Second Edition books. However, if you are intent on taking a mega-dose supplement, then this supplement would be better than most. Therefore, I have left the following description as it was when I was still taking this product.

Jarrow Formula's Multi 1-3, is an excellent multiple vitamin/ mineral supplement. I like this multi for several reasons.

First, Multi 1-3 is a tablet, but it is an "Easy-Solvtm Tablet." This assures adequate digestion in the gut.

Second, the name of this supplement is "1-3" as the directions say you can take one, two, or three tablets a day. But most will want to take three a day. And splitting up one's multi into three doses helps to improve absorption as the body can only absorb so much at once.

Third, this supplement is especially high in the antioxidant nutrients. The amounts all fall within the ranges I give in my Creationist Diet book (First Edition) for antioxidants if one wants to take them for their possible effect in reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer, and stroke.

Fourth, this supplement contains adequate amounts of calcium (500 mg) and magnesium (300 mg), so a separate calcium/ magnesium supplement is not needed as is often the case with other multi's.

Fifth, the forms of nutrients found in this supplement are highly absorbable forms, such as the vitamin C being in the form of calcium ascorbate rather than the more common but less well absorbed ascorbic acid.

Sixth, this multi does not contain iron. Generally speaking, adult men and post-menopausal women should not take supplemental iron.

Finally, this product is available from iHerb. Use coupon code HOP815 to get $5.00 off your first order.

Below is the label information from a bottle of Jarrow Formula's Multi 1-3.

Amount per serving - % Daily Value:
V-A (retinyl palmitate) 3000 IU - 60%
Beta carotene 5000 IU - 100%
V-C (Ca ascorbate) 500 mg - 1167%
V-D3 (cholecalciferol) 400 IU - 100%
V-E (d-alpha tocopheryl succinate) 200 IU - 667%
V-B1 (thiamin mononitrate) 50 mg - 3333%
V-B2 (riboflavin) 50 mg - 2941%
V-B3 (niacin) 50 mg - 250%
V-B3 (niacinamide) 50 mg - 250%
V-B6 (pyridoxine HCL) 50 mg - 2500%
Folic Acid 400 mcg - 100%
Methyl B12 (methylcobalamin) 50 mcg - 834%
Biotin 300 mcg - 100%
Pantothenic acid (Ca panthothenate) 100 mg - 1000%

Calcium Bovine Hydroxypatite 450 mg  - 45%
Calcium ascorbate 50 mg - 5%
Iodine (from kelp) 225 mcg - 150%
Magnesium (Mg oxide) 300 mg - 75%
Zinc (Zinc monomethionate) 15 mg - 100%
Selenium (L-selenomethionin/Sodium selenate 50/50) 100 mcg - 143%
Copper 2 mg - 100%
Manganese 2 mg - 100%
Chromium (saccharomyces cervissiae) 200 mcg - 156%
Molybdenum (sodium molybdate) 200 mcg - 125%
Potassium (potassium chloride) 99 mg

Lutein 3 mg
Billberry (1.8% anthocyanosides) 80 mg
Ginger 50 mg
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) 25 mg
Rosemary extract 110 mg
Choline (choline bitartrate) 48 mg
Inositol 100 mg

Multi 1-3 - Supplement Descriptions. Copyright 2004, 2008 by Gary F. Zeolla.

Jarrow's Multi 1-3 is available from iHerb. Use coupon code HOP815 to get $5.00 off your first order.

The above article was posted on this site May 31, 2004.
It was last updated June 17, 2004.
The "Notice" was added May 3, 2008.

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