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WOMEN’S ULTRA MEGA® BONE DENSITY WITHOUT IRON AND IODINE
Clinically studied multivitamin

GNC Women’s Ultra Mega® Bone Density is a scientifically designed multiple vitamin and mineral formula that emphasizes key nutrients for bone health. This premium formula boasts similar attributes as traditional Women’s Ultra Mega® but is enhanced with 1,000 mg of calcium, 2,000 IU of vitamin D-3 and 40 mg of MBP®, a protein complex derived from milk.
  • MBP ®– A functionally active protein complex isolated and purified from milk protein. Emerging research indicates that MBP® supports the body's natural ability to build and maintain bone mass by supporting the body's bone building cells.*

    Percent gain in bone density (left calcaneus) over six months. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 33 adult females were supplemented with 40 mg/day MBP® (n = 17) or placebo (n = 16) in a beverage for six months. Bone density was measured at baseline and after six months by Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA). The diets of both groups were monitored during this time and found to be no different.
  • Calcium and Magnesium – Important structural components of bone that help maintain healthy bone matrix.* Each daily serving provides 1,000 mg of calcium and 250 mg of magnesium. †Adequate calcium and vitamin D in a healthy diet throughout life may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
  • Vitamin D-3 – Now includes 2,000 IU of vitamin D-3 which is essential for healthy bones and teeth.* Emerging research suggests that adequate daily vitamin D intake may play a role in supporting breast and colon health.*
Lutemax 2020™ - In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 112 healthy volunteers, subjects taking the GNC vitamin and mineral blend in this product for six weeks experienced statistically significant improvements in markers of B vitamin and antioxidant status, as well as improvements in SF-36 Vitality and Mental Health scores compared to those taking a placebo.

GNC QUALITY COMMITMENT
GNC, the leader in the development and manufacture of dietary supplements, is committed to producing the highest quality products available. This commitment begins with quality designed supplement formulations. Every raw material that goes into a GNC supplement is guaranteed as to quality and potency. Each product is dated and then shipped immediately to our stores, so you can be sure you are purchasing the freshest supplements available. At GNC, we extend our quality commitment to you by offering our money-back guarantee.

GNC GUARANTEE
Use any GNC supplement for as little as 10 days. If you are not 100% completely satisfied, return the unused portion of the product with proof of purchase to your GNC store for a complete refund of your purchase price. No questions asked!

* 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 four caplets daily with food.

Serving Size 4 Caplets
Servings Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving % DV
Vitamin A (50% as beta-Carotene; 50% as Retinyl Acetate) 5000.00 IU 100%
Vitamin A (50% as beta-Carotene; 50% as Retinyl Acetate) 5000.00 IU 100%
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid & Calcium Ascorbate) 200.00 mg 333%
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid & Calcium Ascorbate) 200.00 mg 333%
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol D-3) 2000.00 IU 500%
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol D-3) 2000.00 IU 500%
Vitamin E (as Natural d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) 30.00 IU 100%
Vitamin E (as Natural d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) 30.00 IU 100%
Vitamin K (as phytonadione) 80.00 mcg 100%
Vitamin K (as phytonadione) 80.00 mcg 100%
Thiamin (Vitamin B-1)(as Thiamin Mononitrate) 50.00 mg 3333%
Thiamin (Vitamin B-1)(as Thiamin Mononitrate) 50.00 mg 3333%
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) 50.00 mg 2941%
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) 50.00 mg 2941%
Niacin (as Niacin & Niacinamide) 50.00 mg 250%
Niacin (as Niacin & Niacinamide) 50.00 mg 250%
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 50.00 mg 2500%
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 50.00 mg 2500%
Folic Acid 400.00 mcg 100%
Folic Acid 400.00 mcg 100%
Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 50.00 mcg 833%
Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 50.00 mcg 833%
Biotin 300.00 mcg 100%
Biotin 300.00 mcg 100%
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium d-Pantothenate) 50.00 mcg 500%
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium d-Pantothenate) 50.00 mcg 500%
Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate) 1000.00 mg 100%
Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate) 1000.00 mg 100%
Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide) 250.00 mg 63%
Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide) 250.00 mg 63%
Zinc (as Zinc Oxide) 15.00 mg 100%
Zinc (as Zinc Oxide) 15.00 mg 100%
Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine) 200.00 mcg 286%
Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine) 200.00 mcg 286%
Copper (as Cupric Oxide) 2.00 mg 100%
Copper (as Cupric Oxide) 2.00 mg 100%
Manganese (as Manganese Sulfate) 2.00 mg 100%
Manganese (as Manganese Sulfate) 2.00 mg 100%
Chromium (as Hydrolyzed Protein Chelate) 120.00 mcg 100%
Chromium (as Hydrolyzed Protein Chelate) 120.00 mcg 100%
Molybdenum (as Sodium Molybdate) 75.00 mcg 100%
Molybdenum (as Sodium Molybdate) 75.00 mcg 100%
MBP® 40.00 mg **
MBP® 40.00 mg **
Alpha lipoic acid (supplying R-ALA) 25.00 mg **
Alpha lipoic acid (supplying R-ALA) 25.00 mg **
Choline (as Choline Bitartrate) 10.00 mg **
Choline (as Choline Bitartrate) 10.00 mg **
Inositol 10.00 mg **
Inositol 10.00 mg **
Green Tea Leaf Extract (Camellia sinensis) 10.00 mg **
Green Tea Leaf Extract (Camellia sinensis) 10.00 mg **
Cranberry Concentrate (Vaccinium macrocarpon) 10.00 mg **
Cranberry Concentrate (Vaccinium macrocarpon) 10.00 mg **
Silica (as Silicon Dioxide) 4.00 mg **
Silica (as Silicon Dioxide) 4.00 mg **
Boron (as Hydrolyzed Protein Chelate) 2.00 mg **
Boron (as Hydrolyzed Protein Chelate) 2.00 mg **
Lutemax 2020™ Lutein 950.00 mcg **
Lutemax 2020™ Lutein 950.00 mcg **
Lycopene 950.00 mcg **
Lycopene 950.00 mcg **
Zeaxanthin 190.00 mcg **
Zeaxanthin 190.00 mcg **
Astaxanthin 50.00 mcg **
Astaxanthin 50.00 mcg **
Vanadium (as Sodium Metavanadate) 10.00 mcg **
Vanadium (as Sodium Metavanadate) 10.00 mcg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Cellulose, Titanium Dioxide (Natural Mineral Whitener), Titanium Dioxide (Natural Mineral Whitener), Carmine Color, Carmine Color, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Vegetable Acetoglycerides, Vegetable Acetoglycerides, Sucralose, Sucralose

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

Warning: CONTAINS: Fish and Milk.

Distributed by: General Nutrition Corporation Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Health Notes

What Makes a Good Multivitamin?

What Makes a Good Multivitamin?
Know Your Options to Best Support Health
What Makes a Good Multivitamin?
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Multiples are available as a powder inside a shell capsule, as a liquid inside a soft-gelatin capsule, or hard-pressed as tablets that may be chewed or swallowed
Designed for people whose diets don't meet all their nutritional needs, multiple vitamin-mineral supplements ("multivitamins") are convenient nutrient combinations, usually taken one to six times per day. While it's generally agreed that a healthy diet is the best foundation for health, everyday life makes that goal challenging for many people. So, some people supplement in hope of preventing disease-causing deficiencies and providing higher nutrient amounts than they can get through diet alone, which may help prevent or manage certain diseases.

Who decides how much is enough?

Recommended dietary allowances have been developed by a scientific panel to broadly cover healthy people of any age or gender. Used to design mass food programs, such as for the armed forces and food relief/ration programs, RDA's were the basis for the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) values, which the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses to create the Daily Value (DV) packaging labels.

Many multivitamins contain at least 100% of RDA recommendations. However, decades of research on human nutrition has led many researchers and healthcare professionals to conclude that a "one-size-fits-all" approach does not address the increased need for certain nutrients by people who are not healthy or by those at increased risk of developing various diseases due to genetics or lifestyle habits. The RDA does account for this increased need in certain cases such as, vitamin C for smokers, or vitamin D for seniors. Abundant research also suggests therapeutic benefits to supplementing with certain nutrients, even when eating a healthful diet.

For a list of the recommended optimal amounts of each nutrient, go to a Healthy Person's Guide to Vitamins & Minerals.

What's the best multivitamin for me?

Multiples are available as a powder inside a hard-shell pull-apart capsule, as a liquid inside a soft-gelatin capsule, or hard-pressed as tablets that may be chewed or swallowed. Common products on the market include:

  • Low-potency/one-a-day multiples: These mixtures often contain 100% of the daily requirements for most vitamins and some minerals that many people require. However, they do not provide enough to make up for deficiencies or other therapeutic amounts. For example, people eating a Western diet may be deficient in minerals such as calcium and magnesium, which one-a-days may not help correct.
  • High-potency multiples: These mixtures may provide higher amounts of desired nutrients sometimes designed to support particular health goals, such as heart health. To evenly distribute nutrition to the body, these are convenient combination products usually designed to be taken as caplets or tablets in divided doses, depending on the formula.
  • Timed-release: Some healthcare professionals assume that releasing vitamins and minerals slowly into the body over a period of time is better than releasing them all at once. However, except for some studies showing better absorption of time-released vitamin C, this assumption has not been well studied and some concerns have been raised about the safety of the chemical agents used to cause the timed release.
  • Vegetarian: Most capsules are made from animal gelatin, so vegetarians need to carefully read supplement labels to ensure they are getting a vegetarian product.

What's the best way to take a multi?

The best time to take most supplements is with meals, to avoid stomach upset they sometimes cause and to help the body better absorb the nutrients.

  • Capsules vs. tablets: Occasionally B vitamins react with a product's other ingredients, especially when exposed to moisture or heat; this can cause discoloration and a bad smell. While the multiple is still safe and effective, the smell is off-putting and usually not very well tolerated. Liquid multiples in a soft-gel capsule-or tablets or capsules that are kept dry and cool-do not have this problem. Capsules are usually smoother than tablets, so some people find them easier to swallow. Properly made tablets and capsules will dissolve readily in the stomach, allowing the nutrients to be absorbed.
  • Chewables: Multiples do not taste very good and to make them palatable to both children and adults, bad-tasting ingredients are reduced or eliminated and the rest are masked with a sweetener (sometimes more sweetener than any other ingredient). Debates continue, but healthcare professionals generally recommend avoiding regular consumption of both artificial sweeteners like aspartame (NutraSweet(R)) and sugars. (Xylitol, a natural sugar, does not cause tooth decay or other known problems but is rarely used in chewables because it is relatively expensive.) Chewable vitamin C products should contain buffered vitamin C, rather than the acidic form (ascorbic acid), to avoid damaging tooth enamel.

Does a multiple ensure good nutrition?

Nothing beats a nutrient-rich, whole foods diet to as a foundation for good nutrition, and quality supplements may help support that goal.

Are multiples good for kids?

While a whole food diet is the preferable route, a high-quality multivitamin might be recommended for children eating an unbalanced diet. In one double-blind trial, schoolchildren received a daily low-potency vitamin-mineral tablet for three months that contained 50% of the RDA for most essential vitamins and the minerals. About 20% of participants (working class, primarily Hispanic, children, aged 6 to 12) experienced dramatic gains in certain measures of IQ, possibly due to correction of specific nutrient deficiencies in these children. However, it was not possible in this study to identify which nutrients caused the improvement.

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