9 a Day Plus Whole Food Vitamins
Provides your body with the nutritional values found in 9 servings of fruits and vegetables. These whole food vitamins are 100% Natural, No Synthetics, and made with with organic fruits & vegetables.
This complex blend of vitamins and antioxidants are primarily derived from organic produce picked at the height of their nutrient values. The amino acid chelated minerals facilitate absorption, and the proprietary blend of plant enzymes acts as an efficient delivery system. Together they prepare and distribute the highest quality of nutrients to all the systems of your body.
Other key ingredients include essential omega fatty acids that support heart health and 11 strains of probiotics that aid in digestion and strengthening the immune system.
Research suggest that having adequate nutrients may assist the body by:
- Improving heart health.*
- Fortifying bones and muscles.*
- Increasing energy.*
- Enhancing vision.*
- Maintaining youthful skin.*
- Strengthening the immune system.*
- Optimizing nutrient absorption.*
- Enhancing digestion and intestinal health.*
- Boosting longevity.*
- Improving general health.*
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9 a Day Plus fortifies your body with all the nutrients needed for your body to repair and protect itself—simply stated, your body will maintain optimal health and the ability to perform to potential.
- Dosage & Supplement Facts
Recommended Use:Take 9 capsules daily with meal. Can be divided between 2 meals.
Natural vs SyntheticNot all vitamins were created equal - or natural. To be more specific, over 90% of the vitamins purchased by consumers, whether in a supermarket, pharmacy or health food store, are substances formulated in a laboratory. These synthetic, fractionated vitamins simply cannot be easily absorbed by the body which means that when you take them you are literally flushing money down the toilet. How do you know if you are ingesting a synthetic vitamin or one made from all natural fruits and vegetables? It’s easy really, just read the label. If your vitamin’s ingredients sound like something from a chemistry lab then that’s exactly what they are; chemically created synthetic vitamins. For example, here is a list of the major ingredients of a leading vitamin brand found in just about every grocery store and pharmacy in America and taken by millions of unsuspecting consumers every day: magnesium oxide; dicalcium phosphate; ascorbic acid; di-alpha tocopheryl acetate; ferrous fumarate; croscarmellose sodium; potassium chloride; calcium panthenate; pyridoxine hydrochloride; hypromelose; polyethelene glycol; manganese sulfate; pytonadione and cyanocobalamin (a synthetic form of vitamin B-12). Do you have any idea what any of those things are? You’d have to be a chemist to know what you are putting in your system with a list like that. Now look at the list of ingredients on a box of 9 a Day Plus where the vitamins come from these natural sources: carrots; acerola cherry; soy; sunflower; corn; spinach; blueberry; raspberry; apple; cranberry; grape; aloe vera; beets; etc. It is easy to see that there is a difference so now you need to understand why that difference really matters to your health. The truth is that even though they are often called natural, most non-food vitamins are isolated chemical substances which are crystalline in structure. And most vitamins in these supplements are made or processed with petroleum derivatives or hydrogenated sugars. Vitamins naturally found in food are not crystalline and never isolated. Vitamins found in any real food are chemically and structurally different from those commonly found in “natural vitamin” formulas. Since they are different, you should consider non-food vitamins as vitamin “analogues” or imitations and not actually vitamins. The body treats these isolated - or fractionated - vitamins as they would any foreign or chemical substance: it rejects them. This is why the bulk of the content simply passes through the body and is never assimilated into your system. This is why over-consumption of these kinds of vitamins can actually be detrimental to your health as they can build up in the liver or kidneys and do more harm than good. You may be thinking that your vitamins are different because you buy them at a health food store. You are probably wrong. Here is a list of ingredients from a bottle of vitamin C from a major brand found in a local health food store: ascorbic acid; cellulose gel; corn starch; hydropxypropyl cellulose; hydroxypropyl methylcellulose; magnesium state; silicon dioxide; stearic acid;polyethylene glycol. The front of the label says all natural and it’s on a shelf in a reputable health food store, but the ingredients label doesn’t lie – there’s nothing natural about this product at all. You may have noticed that a common ingredient is ascorbic acid. Some of you may be thinking that ascorbic acid is in fact vitamin C but here is another myth about the vitamins we waste money on. Though the FDA allows Ascorbic Acid to be labeled as vitamin C, it really is NOT vitamin C. It is only part of the vitamin C complex and what is known as a fractionated vitamin. This is true for many of the vitamins you may be taking now. Instead of getting the entire benefit of the vitamin you are buying you are probably getting only part of the vitamin, which is like taking no vitamin at all. The body cannot use a vitamin unless it is in its entirety. It doesn’t use the isolated parts properly so you might as well not bother taking it at all. 9 a Day Plus uses complete, natural vitamins from fruits and vegetables that your body can easily absorb and put to use. Feel the 9 a Day difference and get all the nutritional benefits from your supplements that you pay for.
What Are Minerals Anyway?The word "minerals" might bring to mind a field of rocks but we’re not talking about the inorganic kind of mineral here. The minerals that our body needs are contained in the foods we eat. Minerals contribute to important body function, like the synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins, cellular integrity, the use of glucose, nerve response, muscle function and brain function. Some of the vital minerals you need are calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium, to name a few. You’ve most likely been told as a child to finish your milk for strong bones and teeth and there is some truth to that. The problem is, unless you own a cow, the milk you buy in a store today is actually calcium deficient, which is why is says fortified on the label. The same goes for many other important minerals. Banana is an excellent source of potassium but how many bananas do you usually eat per day to get your RDA? Even if you are taking mineral supplements you are probably mineral deficient because you are not getting the proper absorption your body needs. When you take commercially produced minerals your body cannot discern the difference between them and a bunch of rocks. That’s because in order for maximum absorption to occur the minerals must be bonded to an amino acid. That’s how minerals from foods process in the body. Think of these amino acids as postal workers delivering some very important mail to your body. The process whereby the minerals you need are bound to these amino acids is called chelation. According to the NHANES III study of mineral nutrient intake in the United States, most Americans are deficient in Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Potassium, and Copper. Even more frightening, Americans were found to be consuming as little as 69% of the recommended dietary intake of these essential minerals. To add to poor nutrient intake, many other lifestyle choices and conditions can negatively influence the absorption and bio-availability of minerals:
- Digestive Disorders
- Intake of Carbonated Beverages
- Medication Use
- Many other Conditions and Disease States
What Are Probiotics - And Why Do We Need Them?The word bacteria can bring a chill to your spine or images of paramecium in a Petri Dish to mind but in fact your body naturally contains thousand of microscopic bacteria that are an essential part of your personal eco-system. Probiotics are dietary supplements containing beneficial bacteria or yeasts. According to the currently adopted definition probiotics are: "Live micro-organisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host".* Probiotics, which means "for life", have been used for centuries as natural components in health-promoting foods. Probiotics aid in digestion and absorption, help manage lactose intolerance, aid in the prevention of some cancers, especially colon cancer, help lower cholesterol, support immune functions and help prevent infection, defend against gastrointestinal diseases like irritable bowel syndrome and colitis and defend against the harmful bacteria that might enter the system. So you can see that those little life forms are pretty darn important to your continued good health. The problem is that we often eliminate the good bacteria in our bodies when we attack the bad and take antibiotics, do a cleansing fast or eat improperly. It’s important to be sure you have the right kind of bacteria in your system. 9 a Day Plus contains a proprietary blend of beneficial bacteria chosen to improve immune function, aid in digestion, synthesize vitamins and can help reduce cholesterol. The inclusion of these probiotic benefits are another reason why 9 a Day Plus is the most complete and nourishing whole food vitamin supplement you can buy. Try the 9 a Day difference and see for yourself.
"We Have Yet To Improve On What Mother-Nature Has Given Us To Eat.
...Foods Simply Cannot Be Artificially Duplicated In The Science-Laboratory."
-Gabriel Clousens, M.DWhole food vitamins are obtained by taking a vitamin-rich plant, removing the water and the fiber in a cold vacuum process, free of chemicals, and then packaging for stability. The entire vitamin complex in this way can be captured intact, retaining its "functional and nutritional integrity." Upon ingestion, the body is not required to draw on its own reserves in order to complete any missing elements from the vitamin complex, thus it becomes a "food active". Most people are not aware that most vitamins are processed at high temperature, contain petroleum derived chemical solvents, such as coal tar derivatives and ethyl cellulose and are coated with methylene chloride, a carcinogenic material. These sources are not living foods but dead chemicals and over a period of extended use can be potentially dangerous if ingested in mass quantity. According to Dr. Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., "Although most healthy people will have no obvious side effects from ingesting small amounts of toxins found in most vitamins, the long-term consequences of continuous, daily intakes are potentially dangerous." Dr. Rona says that reactions include fatigue, memory loss, depression, insomnia and potential liver disorders. Another problem faced by the consumer when making a vitamin choice is that almost all vitamins available today are fractionated and not complete vitamin products. For example, the FDA allows ascorbic acid to be called vitamin C, even though ascorbic acid is merely the antioxidant protector of the vitamin C complex which is made up of 8 individual parts. When using just 1/8 (ascorbic acid) of the whole, the vitamin becomes fractionated. It's like getting the shell without the egg. Minus the necessary co-factors, ascorbic acid doesn't have the same effect as natural vitamin C on the common cold and other conditions where vitamin C has proven helpful. It's the same with vitamin E. Natural vitamin E is more biologically active than the synthetic version.....therefore it is absorbed better and retained longer in the body. According to noted health columnist John Herring, "In nature, vitamins occur as part of a complex system of other vitamins, enzymes, and nutrients. These co-factors create a synergy that increases the effectiveness of each component of the system. As much as possible, you should meet your nutritional needs through a healthy diet. This is not always possible. Therefore when you choose a nutritional supplement, choose one made from real whole food...such as herbs, berries, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seed, grains, etc. In other words, put food into your body, NOT CHEMICALS." The vitamins in 9 a Day Plus are derived exclusively from organic fruits and vegetable sources. No chemicals or synthetics are employed in the making of the finest nutritional supplement available anywhere.
The Vitamins We TakeFor nearly 70 years we have been overwhelmed with information about the need for supplemental vitamins and minerals. Health food stores, grocery stores and even some doctor’s offices have shelves loaded with bottles and boxes of vitamin and mineral supplements in the form of tablets, capsules and canisters of powders that are mixed into “delicious” shakes. Look at the number of network marketing companies that offer “nutritious” supplements to their distributors. There are literally hundreds of companies promoting their products! Using exquisitely designed marketing materials and well laid out websites, each of these companies proclaim one basic theme “Ours is the Best”! A month does not go by that you don’t get something in the mail about a revolutionary doctor endorsed, new nutritional formula or a catalog featuring a wide variety of vitamins and minerals that will, "quite possibly", cure any ailment. With the above in mind, take a look at the health condition of the U.S. population. All anyone needs to do is refer to health and mortality statistics reported by the Center of Disease Control (CDC) to learn that cancer rates are at all time highs and growing. Cardiovascular disease and stroke are at all time highs. Diabetes in both children and adults is at an all time high and rapidly growing. Arthritis and joint pain are at all time highs. Depression and anxiety are at all time highs. Internal organ disorders and disease are at all time highs. With all of the health products being marketed to us.......why are major diseases on the increase? If we are regularly ingesting all of our fortified and enriched foods that contain the necessary vitamin and mineral nutrients and we are dutifully taking our daily vitamin & mineral supplements, shouldn’t we all be healthier? The answer is "of course, we should all be healthier....much healthier"! Why aren't we healthier? Why do so many continue to suffer form bouts with the cold, flu, sore throats, allergies and pneumonia? How and why has our immune system become so compromised? With all of the nutritional supplements that are available, including all of the vitamin and mineral enriched and fortified foods...we as a society should all be reeling with optimum health and boundless energy! Instead, just the opposite is true! Fatigue for many, seems to be the order of the day. In the name of "good health", consider this:
- Milk is fortified and enriched with Vitamins A and D
- Most all cereals are fortified and enriched with all of the major vitamin and mineral groups...in many cases with 100% of RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance).
- Breads, cake mixes, biscuit mixes, pancake and cornbread mixes, frostings, muffins, pies, cookies and crackers are all fortified and enriched with Vitamin A and most of the B vitamins as well as several minerals.
- Packaged pastas are fortified and enriched with most of the B vitamins as well as Iron and Zinc.
- Unless naturally squeezed or pressed, most all fruit and vegetable juices are fortified and enriched with at least vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin A (palmitate) and calcium (calcium citrate, carbonate, ascorbate or phosphate).
- Many canned foods such as soups, fruits, vegetables, pastas, beans, etc. are fortified and enriched with various vitamins and minerals.
- The list of foods goes on and on……all one needs to do is read the labels. MOST EVERYTHING WE INGEST IS EITHER ENRICHED/FORTIFIED WITH ADDED VITAMIN AND MINERAL NUTRIENTS...all in synthetic form! Depending upon our personal susceptibility to chemicals, we are overloading our bodies with potentially dangerous laboratory made ingredients.
- Look at your cereal box, look at your bread, look at your milk…..now go read the label on your vitamin/mineral/antioxidant supplement that is sitting in your cupboard. Except for some possible added "food derived" antioxidants and some possible herbal additives, they are IDENTICAL! Could it be that we are over dosing on synthetic chemicals that just might be contributing to a build up of liver toxins?
- We have been told for years that we can get all the vitamins and minerals we need if we eat a balanced diet. Not true! More than 90% of Americans don't eat the recommended daily servings of fruit and vegetables. And even if we try our best to eat more vegetables, the ones we purchase in the produce department don't have the vitamins and minerals that they had 40 or 50 years ago….over the years soils have become severely depleted of these life sustaining nutrients.
- In Department of Agriculture studies of 50,000 persons performed in the 1980's, not one person was getting the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of the 10 essential vitamins found in whole foods...specifically fruits and vegetables. In many cases the RDA of vitamins and minerals from whole food sources as produced today, is insufficient for optimum health. Therefore, is a multi vitamin/mineral nutritional supplement advisable? Yes, highly advisable, but the right kind!
- Bioflavonoids (vitamin P)
- Factor K
- Factor J
- Factor P
- Ascorbic Acid
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.