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MINI PILL MULTIVITAMIN
Our Smallest Multivitamin with 32 Vital Nutrients

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

As a dietary supplement, take two mini tablets daily with food. For maximum benefits, take as directed every day.

Serving Size 2 Mini Tablets
Servings Per Container 45
Amount Per Serving % DV
Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide) 125.00 mg 31%
Vitamin A (as Retinyl Acetate) 3500.00 IU 70%
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol D-3) 1200.00 IU 300%
Vitamin E (as Natural d-alpha Tocopheryl Succinate) 30.00 IU 100%
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 125.00 mg 208%
Thiamin (Vitamin B-1) (as Thiamin Mononitrate) 4.95 mg 330%
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) 3.74 mg 220%
Niacin (as Niacinamide) 22.00 mg 110%
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 6.60 mg 330%
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium d-Pantothenate) 16.50 mg 165%
Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate and Dicalcium Phosphate) 150.00 mg 15%
Chromium (as Chromium Chloride) 180.00 mcg 150%
Molybdenum (as sodium molybdate) 75.00 mcg 100%
Selenium (as Sodium Selenite) 120.00 mcg 171%
Iodine (as Potassium Iodide) 150.00 mcg 100%
Folic Acid 400.00 mcg 100%
Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 50.00 mcg 833%
Biotin 300.00 mcg 100%
Vitamin K (as Phytonadione) 60.00 mcg 75%
Zinc (as Zinc Oxide) 30.00 mg 200%
Copper (as Cupric Sulfate) 2.00 mg 100%
Manganese (as Manganese Sulfate) 2.00 mg 100%
Brain Health Blend 0.00 **
Ginkgo biloba Leaf Extract 5.00 mg **
Phosphatidyl Serine 2.50 mg **
Choline (as Choline Bitartrate) 2.50 mg **
Inositol 2.50 mg **
Eye Health Support 0.00 **
Lutemax 2020™ Lutein 500.00 mcg **
Zeaxanthin (as Zeaxanthin Isomers) 100.00 mcg **
Prostate Health Blend 0.00 **
Pumpkin Seed Meal (Cucurbita pepo/maxima) 5.00 mg **
Saw Palmetto Berry Extract (Serenoa repens) 5.00 mg **
Lycopene 600.00 mcg **
Boron (as Boron Citrate) 150.00 mcg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Titanium Dioxide, Vegetable Acetoglycerides, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Caramel Color, Sucralose

No Artificial Colors, No Artificial Flavors, No Wheat, No Gluten, No Soy, Yeast Free

Warning: Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery.

Contains: Soybeans

Distributed by: General Nutrition Corporation Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Health Notes

Multivitamins May Protect Men Against Cancer

Multivitamins May Protect Men Against Cancer
Multivitamins May Protect Men Against?Cancer?
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Men taking the multivitamin were diagnosed with 8% fewer cancers overall
Many Westerners are concerned that they may not be getting all the nutrients they need everyday for optimal health, which has made multivitamins a popular choice for many people. Study results on multivitamins often conflict, with some showing benefits, and others finding either no benefit or even potential harm. Now, much-anticipated results from a large, randomized, controlled trial of multivitamins have been released, and this one falls on the side of benefit, showing a modest but significant decrease in cancer occurrence for men who take a basic, daily multivitamin.

The ideal study population

Researchers randomly selected 14,641 male physicians to receive a daily multivitamin-mineral supplement or placebo for approximately 11 years. The physicians were 50 years or older, and 9% had a previous history of cancer. Other factors, including age, height and weight, tobacco and alcohol use, diet, other medications, and family history of cancer were similar in the supplement and placebo groups.

The multivitamin provided around 100% of the daily value for most essential vitamins and minerals, with a few exceptions. It contained no iron, and for vitamins E and B12, the multivitamin provided significantly more than 100% of the daily value. For vitamin K, biotin, calcium, magnesium, and chromium, it provided significantly less than 100%. The supplement contained some additional nutrients, including lutein and lycopene.

Moderate multivitamin, less total cancer

Men taking the multivitamin were diagnosed with 8% fewer cancers overall than men in the placebo group.

There were no significant differences between the supplement and placebo groups in terms of specific cancer types, such as prostate and colorectal cancers. There were no significant differences in the risk of death due to cancer between the two groups.

Finding balance

The study multivitamin was similar to "common," moderate-dose products available in any supermarket or pharmacy. Given that past studies have suggested multivitamins may increase cancer risk, these findings are reassuring. However, according to lead study author Dr. J. Michael Gaziano, "It would be a big mistake for people to go out and take a multivitamin instead of quitting smoking or doing other things that we have a higher suspicion play a bigger role, like eating a good diet and getting exercise."

Keep this in mind as you consider our tips on creating your own cancer risk reduction plan:

  • Be modest. Steer clear of mega-doses, and follow the American Cancer Society's advice: eat a balanced diet, and if you take a supplement, choose a balanced multivitamin that contains no more than 100% of the daily value of most nutrients.
  • Seek the experts. A person's diet may get out of balance for a variety of reasons, such as illness, nutrient depletion or malabsorption caused by a drug, medical condition, food intolerance, or allergy. If this describes you, discuss your diet with your doctor or dietitian to identify specific nutrients that may be missing.
  • Consider context. The study population was healthy, older males, most of whom don't smoke, and many of whom eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly. If you smoke, are obese, or have additional risk factors for cancer, heart disease, or other chronic disease, these findings may not apply to you.
  • Get bang for your buck. Regardless of whether you take a multivitamin, you can never go wrong by adopting basic cancer prevention strategies: avoid tobacco, drink alcohol modestly or not at all, move regularly, eat plenty of vegetables and fruit, use sunscreen consistently, and maintain a healthy body weight.

(JAMA 2012; 308:doi:10.1001/jama.2012.14641)

Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD, an author, speaker, and internationally recognized expert in chronic disease prevention, epidemiology, and nutrition, has taught medical, nursing, public health, and alternative medicine coursework. She has delivered over 150 invited lectures to health professionals and consumers and is the creator of a nutrition website acclaimed by the New York Times and Time magazine. Suzanne received her training in epidemiology and nutrition at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health at Ann Arbor.
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