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Viridian Multivitamins

Viridian MultiVitamins

Viridian 65+ MultiVitamin
Viridian 65+ MultiVitamin
Specifically formulated to support the nutritional status in the over 65s, with added digestive factors to enhance optimal nutrient uptake.
Viridian Essential Female Multi
Viridian Essential Female Multi
A premium women's multivitamin with Saffron and Hibiscus. Essential Female Multi provides high quality nutrients and botanical extracts to move beyond a basic multivitamin. The unique blend of nutrients and botanicals in Essential Female Multi include highly prized saffron, with Siberian ginseng, Cranberry fruit and hibiscus flower. Essential Female Multi is ideal for those aged 18 to 39. For women aged over 40, see Woman 40+ Multi capsules.
Viridian Essential Male Multi
Viridian Essential Male Multi
Specifically formulated to be an exceptional masculine protection formula.
Viridian Fertility for Men
Viridian Fertility for Men
This high potency formulation is specifically designed to maximise the vital nutrients required to strengthen male reproductive drive and fertility. Ideally, take at least 90 days ahead of planned conception.
Viridian Fertility for Women PRO CONCEPTION
Viridian Fertility for Women PRO CONCEPTION
This formulation is specifically designed to provide the essential and appropriate nutrients to support a woman of reproductive age. Ideally, take a least 90 days ahead of planned conception Folic acid contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy, normal psychological function and also supports the normal function of the immune system.
Viridian High Five Multivitamin and Mineral Formula
Viridian High Five Multivitamin and Mineral Formula
The 'High Five' refers to the higher level of Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) found in this formula. This key B vitamin helps convert food into energy and is essential for the normal functioning of the adrenal glands, vitamin D synthesis and mental performance. Copper-free
Viridian Multi Phyto Nutrient Complex
Viridian Multi Phyto Nutrient Complex
MultiPhytoNutrient Complex is formulated to include optimum amounts and presentations of the best quality vitamins, minerals, co-factors and plant extracts. This two-a-day supplement is the ideal daily multi for those with especially busy lifestyles who want to look and feel their best.. Iron free. Multi Phyto Nutrient Complex Veg Caps is part of the Viridian Nutrition range of nutritional supplements and beauty products dedicated to Purity, the Environment and Charity.
Viridian Pregnancy Complex
Viridian Pregnancy Complex
For pregnancy/postnatal. Vitamin E free. Take daily alongside Viridian's Pregnancy Omega Oil for optimum mum and baby nutrition. Folic acid contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy, normal psychological function and also supports the normal function of the immune system. Iron is essential for the healthy formation of haemoglobin and red blood cells. Iron also contributes to normal oxygen transport throughout the body and therefore leads to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue. Iron is important for supporting the immune system.
Viridian Sports Multi
Viridian Sports Multi
A maxi multi for sports performance. An excellent high potency multivitamin and mineral formula to complement and boost the activity of protein powders and sports drinks. Appropriate for those involved in regular physical activities such as aerobics, weight training, body building, running and professional sports. Take daily alongside Viridian's Sports Performance Oil for the optimum in sporting nutrition. Iron is essential for the healthy formation of haemoglobin and red blood cells and contributes to normal oxygen transport throughout the body and therefore leads to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue. Iron and pantothenic acid are important for energy metabolism in the body.
Viridian Woman 40+ Multi Vitamin
Viridian Woman 40+ Multi Vitamin
A premium women's multivitamin with Resveratrol and Green Coffee Bean. More than just a multivitamin, Woman 40+ Multi blends specially formulated nutrients with resveratrol from red grapes, high quality green coffee bean, pomegranate fruit and lutein from marigold flowers.
ViridiKid Multivitamin & Mineral
ViridiKid Multivitamin & Mineral
At last, a kids' formula without added nasties. No added sugar, aspartame or other sweeteners, no added colourings, flavourings, binders (glues), coatings, hidden ingredients or gimmicks! In an easy-to-swallow mini veg cap, this pure combination of vitamins and minerals has been designed to supplement a healthy diet for kids aged 2 to 14. Take daily alongside the pleasant-tasting viridiKid 100% Organic Omega-3 Oil for the optimum supplement programme for children. Named 'Best Children's Multi' by Dr Alex Richardson in the Daily Mail newspaper.

Comparing multivitamins can be tricky. This article asks, and answers, some of the key questions.
 
 
Why take a multivitamin?
Numerous studies have indicated that even the levels of vitamins and minerals in a balanced diet are declining due to intensive farming and soil depletion. Government surveys have identified the following groups of people as being at particular risk from low vitamin and mineral intakes: highly active people, menstruating women, vegetarians and vegans, the elderly, slimmers, pregnant and breast-feeding women, smokers, drinkers and faddy eaters.
Multivitamin capsules vs tablets.
Did you know that 50% of a tablet is made up of glues, known as binders, to hold the tablet together? For most people this is just an irritating fact, but for people who are hyper allergenic, this can be a real issue. Would you add magnesium stearate, stearic acid, shellac, talc or colourings to your meal, in the way you’d sprinkle over salt or pepper?  Vegetarian capsules are preferable to aid in maximum absorption. There isn’t a tablet on the market that can perform as well as a capsule. Tablets are manufactured through a compression method, incorporating binders. This compression can lead to ‘bed-pan bullets’ where the tablet passes through the digestive system undigested. This is especially likely for those over the age of 50 where the digestion is not as functional as it was in teenage years.
What about chewable multivitamins?
Chewable multivitamins, although attractive and popular, invariably include sugar or artificial sweeteners. Vitamins do not generally taste very pleasant in their pure state, and for a chewable or fizzy tablet, a sweet taste will need to be added. The same is true of the jelly-type vitamin supplements, which will often also include non-vegetarian/vegan ingredients such as gelatine. There will also likely be artificial colourings in these products. These chewable products are usually targeted at children or the mass-market, and tend to have very low potency ingredients, making them very poor value for money.
Low potency or high potency?
Let’s look at the RDAs (recommended daily allowances). These were created to ensure that the population does not suffer from deficiency diseases such as beri beri, rickets or scurvy. The RDAs however, do not reach the requirement for optimum health. A typical RDA, such as for vitamin C is 80mg for an adult. This will ensure that the average individual does not exhibit signs of scurvy. However, studies show that a requirement of one gram (1000mg) per day is appropriate to maintain a healthy immune system and around three grams per day can assist in blood sugar regulation in conditions such as neuropathy and retinopathy. Ask for advice in your local independent health food store.
Are multivitamins usually vegetarian or vegan?
Some vitamins and minerals can be sourced from both animal and plant source. Vegan multivitamins are now available. A potential area of difficulty can be with vitamin D which can be sourced from sheep wool or from certain plants such as lichen. Look for vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) or a D3 that specifically states that it is from vegan source. Coatings such as shellac and certain colourings found commonly in mass-market brands can be from animal derivatives. You probably know to avoid softgels as these are usually made from gelatine. Gelatine (or gelatin) is a mixture of peptides and proteins produced by partial hydrolysis of collagen extracted from the skin, boiled crushed horn, hoof and bones, connective tissues, organs and some intestines of animals such as domesticated cattle, chicken, pigs, and horses. Food-grade gelatine is produced mainly from two raw materials, beef skin and pork hide. Photographic and pharmaceutical grades of gelatine are generally made from beef bones, although some beef bone and fish gelatine is used by the food industry.
Gelatine is often used for softgel capsules in the food supplement industry, but some companies also add it to other types of capsule or even tablets, so read the label carefully.

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