Multivitamin supplements have been used for decades as a way to ensure that the minimum nutrition requirements are met despite daily variations in diet and nutrient intake. Even some of the best and well-balanced diets fall short in certain micronutrient categories. Cyto-Matrix’s Multi Matrix is designed to fill these voids and meet the nutritional needs of adult men and women.
Multivitamin supplements in general have been shown to improve the body’s stress response, mood and energy levels. However, multivitamin supplements unfairly get categorized as one entity without recognizing massive quality and dosage differences between formulations. For this reason, it is important to evaluate multivitamin formulas on a number of parameters.
Firstly, different mineral salts and vitamin forms can drastically affect the absorption rates of nutrients through the digestive tract. For example, B-vitamins must first be converted into their active forms before being used within the body. If vitamin B6 is supplemented as pyridoxine HCl, the liver must first convert it into pyridoxal-5-phosphate before it can efficiently be used in physiological processes. The same principle applies to riboflavin, folic acid, vitamin B12 and other vitamins. With minerals, carbonate and oxide forms are commonly used despite the evidence that citrate, amino acid chelates and buffered blends demonstrate superior absorption.
Secondly, a ‘one-a-day’ multivitamin is convenient but it is often not enough to make a difference in health outcomes. To provide meaningful and evidence-based dosages of a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, more than one vegetable capsule or tablet is required. Unfortunately, to reduce capsule count many multivitamin formulations include only trace amounts of nutrients or exclude certain nutrients, making the formula incomplete.
Cyto-Matrix’s Multi Matrix contains a well-balanced blend of vitamins and minerals to meet the daily nutritional requirements of adult men and women. These nutrients are in their active and highly bioavailable forms, such as mixed tocopherols, pyridoxal-5-phosphate, methylcobalamin and citrate salt minerals. Multi Matrix is free from elemental iron and copper for added safety in a variety of patient populations and can be conveniently dosed at 2 capsules twice per day for improved patient compliance.
|Vitamin B1 (thiamine HCl)||20mg|
|Vitamin B2 (riboflavin 5′-phosphate)||3.5mg|
|Niacin (nicotinic acid)||5mg|
|Vitamin B5 (calcium D-pantothenate)||75mg|
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxal-5-phosphate)||19mg|
|Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin)||77mcg|
|Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)||100mg|
|Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)||250IU/ 6.25mcg|
|Mixed tocopherol concentrate||30mg|
|Vitamin K2 (menaquinone-7)||30mcg|
|Iodine (potassium iodide)||38mcg|
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Vegetable-grade magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose. Capsule: hypromellose.
Directions: Adults – Take 2 capsules, 2 times per day with food or as directed by a healthcare professional. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications or natural health products.
Indications: A multi-vitamin and mineral supplement.
Warnings: Do not use if safety seal is broken. Consult a healthcare professional prior to use especially if you have a history of non-melanoma skin cancer or a liver disorder. Consult a healthcare professional prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Known Adverse Reactions: Some people sensitive to nicotinic acid may experience a flushing, burning, tingling or itching sensation on the face, arms and chest that is generally mild and transient.
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