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Having a hard time getting through your busy day? VitaMedica’s Energy Support is formulated with the B-complex to support alertness and enhance mental clarity throughout your day. Biotin and pantothenic acid promote glowing skin, strong nails & shiny hair.†
Feel alert and engaged throughout your day by incorporating Energy Support into your active, busy lifestyle.†
- Vitamins C and E along with the B-complex are formulated at levels higher than a “one-a-day” multi.
- Biotin and pantothenic acid promote glowing skin, strong nails & shiny hair.†
- Vitamins A, C, and E fight free-radical damage and support the growth of collagen, a principal protein in the skin.
- Formulated with Betatene® – a natural mixed carotenoid blend – plus natural mixed vitamin E (mixed tocopherols, mixed tocotrienols) to enhance nutrient availability and absorption.
- Chelation, a process that attaches an amino acid with a mineral, enhances mineral absorption.
- Riboflavin coated tablets slide down easy and are odorless.
- Excludes artificial dyes and colorants.
- For best results, take in combination with VitaMedica’s Bone Support evening formulation.
Energy Support is part of the Skin + Beauty product line. These supplements are designed to turn-back the clock by supporting glowing skin, strong nails, and lustrous hair†. To learn more about these nutraceuticals, visit the Skin + Beauty products section.
Nutrition & Ingredients
Betatene® is a registered trademark of COGNIS IP MANAGEMENT GMBH. TRAACS® is a registered trademark of Albion Internationals, Inc. TOCOBEADS® is a registered trademark of LYCORED CORPORATION.
How to Use
Directions: As a dietary supplement, take three tablets with breakfast or lunch. Each individual is unique and nutritional requirements may vary.
WARNINGS: Do not take if safety seal on bottle is broken. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. If you are diabetic, pregnant or breastfeeding, seek advice of your physician before using this product. ENERGY SUPPORT contains niacin, which may cause a temporary redness of the skin and flushing.
Not manufactured with wheat, milk, soy, egg, fish, shellfish, peanuts or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP-certified facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place.
1. What is the primary benefit of using Energy Support?
Energy Support contains nutrients needed to stay energized and alert, and to maintain stable blood glucose levels during the day (e.g. B-complex, chromium). The full complex of B-vitamins supports healthy hair, skin & nails, and provide a counter-balance to daily stress. B-vitamins also play a role in heart health by lowering homocysteine – a risk factor for heart disease.
2. What makes VitaMedica’s Energy Support product unique?
Quality – the ingredients, dosing, and formula are put together in such a manner thereby ensuring optimal absorption and utilization by the body. The formulation contains natural vitamins, which provide better absorption than their synthetic counterparts. The supplement also contains the right balance of vitamins & minerals to eliminate the worry about whether you’re taking the right amount, or in the right combination. And, the product contains chelated minerals for maximal absorption. Importantly, this supplement does not contain any preservatives or dyes which can cause an allergic reaction in some individuals.
3. If I eat a healthy diet, do I need to take Energy Support?
No, but the vast majority of Americans do not eat a healthy diet. Extensive research and decades of clinical practice have demonstrated the necessity of good nutrition for optimal health and well-being. Despite this knowledge, most Americans do not eat a well-balanced diet on a consistent basis. Of particular concern is inadequate consumption of a variety of fruits and vegetables. These foods are rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids – nutrients that are vital for optimal health and wellness. A multi-vitamin & mineral supplement is designed to meet the nutritional needs of individuals who do not eat the variety and quality of foods needed to obtain optimal levels of these important micronutrients.
4. Who should use Energy Support?
Energy Support is indicated for those who do not eat the variety and quality of foods to obtain essential vitamins and minerals to optimize overall health and wellness. Because the supplement is formulated with higher amounts of the B-Complex than a typical multi, Energy Support is particularly well-suited for men & women between the ages of 35 – 65 years.
5. Who should not use Energy Support?
Nutritional supplements have an excellent safety track record. However, certain individuals should seek the advice of their doctor before beginning any nutritional supplement program particularly diabetics, pregnant or lactating women. Energy Support contains niacin, which may cause a temporary redness of the skin and flushing. Please refer to the Directions section for more information on precautions and contraindications.
6. The Supplement Facts Panel indicates that the source of vitamin A is from Betatene®. What is Betatene?
Although most people have heard of beta-carotene, many other carotenes exist including alpha-carotene, gamma-carotene, lycopene, zeaxanthin, and lutein. While not all the carotenes convert to vitamin A, all provide excellent antioxidant protective benefits. Most supplements contain just beta-carotene and in many cases, the source is not natural but synthesized. Betatene is a naturally occurring blend of carotenes, which includes beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, and lutein. Betatene is derived from D. salina algae and is grown on the world’s largest cultivated algae farm, located in Whyalla, Australia.
7. Energy Support is formulated with 150 mg of vitamin C. Shouldn’t I be getting more of this nutrient per day?
Not necessarily. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that has an excellent safety track record. While most individuals are accustomed to taking 500, 1,000 or even 1,500 mg of vitamin C daily, our bodies do not require this amount for optimal health and wellness. At high doses, the risk of toxicity with vitamin C is very low because unlike their fat-soluble counterpart, the body does not store the excess. But, taking amounts over 1,000 mg can cause gastrointestinal upset in some people. Supplementing the diet with 150 mg to 300 mg per day of vitamin C to support general health and wellness is sufficient for most individuals. A higher intake is recommended during periods of stress (injury, sickness, surgery) which is why VitaMedica’s Clinical Support Program is formulated with 750 mg of this nutrient.
8. The Supplements Facts Panel refers to two sources of Vitamin E (tocopherols and tocotrienols). Why are both forms provided in the formula?
To provide both vitamin E activity and antioxidant protective benefits. Vitamin E refers to a family of eight compounds: four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. In each family, the members are named alpha, beta, gamma, and delta. Normally in foods that contain vitamin E, each of the family members is present. However, in most supplements and topical skin care products, only one member is provided, typically alpha-tocopherol. While alpha-tocopherol provides the highest level of vitamin E activity, some of the other members like delta-tocotrienol and gamma-tocotrienol have more potent antioxidant effects. Including all members of the vitamin E family in a formula is more expensive but the finished product provides a broader range of benefits.
9. Several B-vitamins in the Energy Support supplement are well above the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). Why are the amounts this high and are they safe?
The RDAs or Recommended Daily Allowances are nutritional guidelines that were originally established in 1941 by the National Academy of Sciences. The Guidelines reflect the minimum requirements to achieve health but do not take into consideration sex, age, weight, activity levels, and other dietary factors. For this reason, the RDAs are viewed as being deficient particularly as it relates to key antioxidants such as vitamin E and vitamin C. Instead, Optimal Dosages have been established by industry leaders that better reflect nutritional requirements based on findings from the many research and longitudinal studies conducted since 1941. Multi-Vitamin & Mineral has been formulated to contain optimal amounts of each ingredient to ensure safety and efficacy. Of these, the B-Complex has a superlative safety profile even at much higher intakes than the RDA, as these water-soluble vitamins are not stored in the body.
10. Energy Support does not contain any calcium. Why isn’t calcium included and should I take a separate calcium supplement?
Energy Support is specially formulated with the nutrients needed to stay energized and alert during the day. Since calcium and other minerals contain the nutrients needed during the evening to promote rest and relaxation, calcium is not included in VitaMedica’s Energy Support. Calcium and other minerals can be found in our companion supplement Bone Support. The best way to obtain optimal amounts of calcium is by taking a supplement like VitaMedica’s Bone Support and by eating foods high in calcium such as low-fat dairy products, some dark green leafy vegetables, salmon, and peanuts.
11. Energy Support is formulated with bioflavonoids. What are bioflavonoids and why are they important?
Bioflavonoids are compounds that are found widely in plants. These plant chemicals are responsible for giving fruits and vegetables their color (reds, yellows, blues). Good sources of flavonoids include all citrus fruits but also tea, red wine, and even dark chocolate. Flavonoids serve a number of purposes for plants including protection from insects and microbes, and like other phytochemicals, flavonoids have potent antioxidant protective benefits. Flavonoids enhance the absorption of vitamin C, have an antibacterial effect, and promote circulation.
12. Energy Support does not contain any iron. I thought iron was important; why is this mineral not included?
Women of child-bearing age need to make sure that they obtain an adequate amount of iron. Iron is important for growth, promoting resistance to disease, and preventing fatigue. However, iron-containing supplements should only be taken after lab tests show an iron deficiency. This is important because iron-overload is twice as common as iron deficiency. Importantly, iron supplements should be taken separately from a Multi-Vitamin & Mineral formulation because iron interferes with the absorption of other nutrients.
13. I noticed in the Supplement Facts panel the word chelate after each mineral. What does chelate mean?
In general, our bodies absorb vitamins without much difficulty, but minerals are not absorbed so well. Chelation is a process that combines a mineral with an amino acid to enhance the absorption of the mineral by fooling the body into thinking it is absorbing the amino acid attached to the mineral. The mineral is pulled into the body along with the amino acid, ensuring its absorption. The extra expense related to this additional process to attach the amino acid to the mineral is well worth it.
14. My regular multi-vitamin contains some herbal ingredients. Why doesn’t VitaMedica’s Energy Support include these?
Because herbal supplements should be taken separately and used for condition-specific purposes only. In most cases, the practice of combining herbals with a multi-vitamin & mineral formulation supports a marketing position rather than providing a health benefit because the dosing is usually very low. Varro Tyler, a leading herb expert, recommends that herbs be used only for specific conditions and for a limited duration. Examples would include dong quai to relieve menopausal symptoms or St. John’s Wort to quell mild depression.
15. I normally take a multi along with a calcium, vitamin E, and vitamin C supplement. Do I need to continue taking these supplements while taking Energy Support?
Not necessarily. However, VitaMedica offers a Bone Support formula for use in conjunction with Energy Support. The two products comprise VitaMedica’s Multi-Vitamin & Mineral Program. One of the benefits of using both formulations is that they provide all the key vitamins and minerals necessary to obtain optimal health and wellness. For this reason, it allows many patients to simplify their nutritional supplement regimen by eliminating many of the additional supplements they have been taking. The only exception is women who have been instructed by their doctor to take additional calcium to prevent the progression of osteoporosis.
16. I noticed that the tablets are yellow. What is the reason for this and is the yellow color a dye?
To protect the Energy Support tablets from damage, they are coated with the B-vitamin riboflavin which is a natural colorant. The supplement does not contain any artificial dyes or colorants.
17. I normally take a one-a-day type multi-vitamin & mineral. Why can’t VitaMedica’s Energy Support provide everything in just one tablet?
While the concept of taking one tablet a day is ideal, it is difficult to provide all the essential micronutrients that the body requires in a single tablet. The main challenge is with bulk nutrients such as calcium which are large molecules that take up a lot of volume; the size of a tablet with the full amounts of all nutrients would be so large as to be entirely impractical. Additionally, a one-a-day method of delivery is not ideal for the water-soluble vitamins (B-complex and vitamin C) which are not stored in the body and therefore need to be replenished throughout the day. Gummi versions of vitamins, while increasingly popular, face the same dilemma with the further downside of added sugars and artificial colorants.
18. I have trouble taking tablets and experience an upset stomach. Is there anything I can do to help take the tablets?
VitaMedica’s Energy Support tablets have been uniquely designed with a flatter, more oblong shape than traditional tablets to facilitate ease of swallowing, but can be broken or mixed in with some food (such as a smoothie) if necessary. For those individuals who have trouble taking tablets, eating a banana beforehand can help to slide the tablets down the throat. For those who have a sensitive stomach, taking the tablets with food can help ease any GI upset.
19. What other VitaMedica supplements are beneficial to support overall health & wellness?
Maintaining overall health and wellness starts with a health-promoting diet rich in fruits, vegetables and high-quality protein and fat sources. VitaMedica’s nutraceuticals are designed to help cover any nutrient gaps that may remain, and target specific health objectives. Healthy Skin Formula and Clear Skin Formula provide nutrients to banish blemishes from the inside out and promote a clear complexion. Anti-Aging Formula, our most popular product, includes our high-quality Multi-Vitamin & Mineral plus our Phyto-5 Phytonutrient Complex and organic flax seed oil in 30 convenient daily packs. For more information, refer to the Shop Products section of our website.
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