A Balanced Profile Vitamins and minerals work cooperatively when present in sufficient amounts. However, imbalances between micronutrients can disrupt this synergistic relationship, possibly leading to instances of competitive intestinal absorption or displacement at the metabolic/cellular level, which can produce relative excesses and insufficiencies. For this reason, ActivNutrients without Copper & Iron features a balanced nutrient profile that includes calcium and magnesium, vitamins C and E, bioactive folate, vitamin B12, B vitamin complex, beta-carotene, and trace elements.
Bioavailable Nutrient Forms The micronutrients are provided in bioactive forms so that they can be adequately absorbed and utilized. ActivNutrients without Copper & Iron contains a copper- and an iron-free complement of Albion® patented mineral chelates and complexes. Albion is a recognized world leader in mineral amino acid chelate nutrition and manufactures highly bioavailable nutritional mineral forms that are validated by third-party research and clinical studies. ActivNutrients without Copper & Iron also contains natural vitamin E, clinically shown to be more bioavailable than synthetic dl-alphatocopherol, as well as mixed tocopherols to more closely approximate how much vitamin E an individual might gain when consuming healthful foods. The folate source in this formulation is methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF)—the most bioactive form of folate—in the form of Quatrefolic®, which has greater stability, solubility, and bioavailability over calcium salt forms of 5-MTHF. Supplementing with bioactive 5-MTHF facilitates the bypassing of steps in folate metabolism. This may be especially beneficial to individuals with genetic variations in folate metabolism. Vitamins B2, B6, and B12 are provided inmetabolically active forms.
Support for Energy Production and Stress Response ActivNutrients without Copper & Iron provides generous levels of B vitamins which serve as prime coenzymes in glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation and as cofactors in amino acid and lipid metabolism. Sufficient levels of the B vitamins are critical for energy production and cell growth and division, and they have many other essential roles in the body, including support for nervous system function. The balanced presence of B vitamins is essential to their cooperative functioning and excellent for individuals with stressful lifestyles.
Antioxidant Protection Vitamins E and C, selenium, zinc, beta-carotene, and trace elements provide broad-spectrum antioxidant activity. Their combined presence supports their ability to regenerate each other and maintain consistent levels of antioxidant activity both intra- and extracellularly.
Detoxification Support Xenobiotics, including environmental pollutants and medications, must undergo biotransformation into molecules that can be easily excreted from the body. Detoxification of xenobiotics is a complex process that requires micronutrients, phytonutrients, energy, and adequate antioxidant support for safe and effective completion. There are significant levels of bioavailable riboflavin, niacin, folate, and B12 present in ActivNutrients without Copper & Iron to support phase I detoxification. Beta-carotene, vitamin C, tocopherols, selenium, zinc, and manganese are present to support tissues when reactive intermediates
are formed between phase I and phase II detoxification.
ActivNutrients without Copper & Iron offers foundational multivitamin and mineral support designed to compensate for dietary nutritional shortfalls and nourish optimal wellness. This formulation is iron-free for individuals who typically do not need to supplement their diet with iron, including most men and post-menopausal women. For those who have been recommended to avoid supplemental copper due to toxicity from external exposure or from impaired metabolic pathways leading to copper accumulation, this formulation contains no
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