#1. Multivitamin (with minerals)
Multivitamins are a good foundation to any dietary supplement program. They include
basic amounts of the most important key nutrients your body needs to perform its
chemical reactions to function on a daily basis.
The problem with modern day diets is they are often lacking in quality nutrition. Plus,
the soil in which our food is grown has been depleted and often overrun with chemical
application, further robbing produce of its natural nutrients. A study of 3 million people
revealed that less than 1% of the participants got enough essential vitamins from diet
The role of a multivitamin is to support a healthy diet by providing additional nutrients
to fill the occasional gap. That’s why you must take a multivitamin; it also helps prevent
heart disease, breast cancer and colon cancer.
• Look for 100% of the daily value of the 12 essential vitamins and minerals-
including vitamins B and C, and small amounts of E and zinc.
– Taking a B-Complex which contains the B family of vitamins and more
vitamin C than a multivitamin is an option for those who feel they need
more of these 2 important vitamins which combat stress.
• Each ingredient need only be 100% of the RDA. Mega doses are not necessary.
• Iron is not necessary – Only women who are menstruating need a multivitamin with
iron. If you are post-menopausal or a male, you do not need a multivitamin that
• Take half in the morning and half at night to maximize absorption. You use a
multivitamin’s various components during the chemical reactions that occur
throughout your body. So, maintaining constant levels assures a steady supply of
these vital nutrients
Find a multivitamin specific for your age and gender. Also if you have special
dietary needs you will want to take those into consideration when selecting a
Let us offer you assistance in choosing a multivitamin and establishing a great
foundation to a healthier you and your top 10 supplement habit !
#2 CoQ10 (ubiquinone)
CoQ10 is essential for energy production in most every part of your body. As you age,
your CoQ10 levels plummet drastically leading to a nutrient deficiency disorder.
CoQ10is a substance similar to a vitamin that is found in every cell of your body.
That’s why its scientific name is “ubiquinone” — for ubiquitous, meaning found everywhere.
Millions of people suffer daily from a collection of vague symptoms that interfere with
their enjoyment of life. These symptoms typically include low energy, cloudy thinking,
muscle pain and joint discomfort. Unfortunately and perhaps even more frequently,
many just chalk their “mystery” symptoms up to getting older and accept their state of
High levels of CoQ10 in your body are essential for two reasons…
Reason #1: CoQ10 increases the mitochondrial energy that your heart, brain, kidneys and
skeletal muscles desperately need to function at healthy, youthful levels.
Reason #2: CoQ10 is one of nature’s most potent antioxidants to fight back against
harmful, youth-robbing free radicals.
Medications That Decrease CoQ10 – Be sure to supplement with CoQ10 if taking any
of the following medications:
• Statins for cholesterol, including atorvastatin (Lipitor), lovastatin (Mevacor),
pravastatin Pravachol), and simvastatin (Zocor)
• Fibric acid derivatives for cholesterol, including gemfibrozil (Lopid)
• Beta-blockers for high blood pressure, such as atenolol (Tenormin), labetolol
(Normodyne), metoprolol (Lopressor or Toprol), and propranolol (Inderal)
• Tricyclic antidepressant medications, including amitriptyline (Elavil), doxepin
(Sinequan), Imipramine (Tofranil)
CoQ10 may lower blood sugar, so people with diabetes should talk with their health care
provider before taking it to avoid the risk of low blood sugar.
Be sure to let your Apple Valley Pharmacist know if you are on any medications
before taking CoQ10 so we can screen for drug interactions.