Advanced Multi-Vitamin Formula

Are you looking for an advanced multi-vitamin formula to assure your body gets what it needs to support a vibrant and healthy life? Why rely on store brands that are slow to adopt emerging science? Protect yourself today and protect your health tomorrow with Protect Multi.

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Protect Multi™ provides protection against nutritional deficiencies and is designed to protect us from industrial contaminants found in our food and in our environment. This advanced multi-vitamin goes the extra mile to provide what may be missing from your diet and supplies ingredients to provide some needed protection from our modern environment.

The many benefits over traditional multi-vitamin products include:

  • Easy to swallow and fast acting vegetarian capsules
  • VitaE8 – A vitamin E containing all 8 natural forms of vitamin E as well as synergistic cofactors to keep vitamin E in its active state
    • Benefits cardiovascular health and skin health with unique antioxidant actions
  • Vitamin K2 – A commonly deficient form of vitamin K that supports healthy calcium metabolism
    • Supports cardiovasular and bone health by supporting healthy calcium regulation
  • Active enzyme forms of Vitamin B6, B12, and Folic acid to support a larger portion of the population
    • Over 30% of the population gain limited benefits from the regular forms of these vitamins
  • Contains EDTA, a chelator of the heavy metal lead (pb) to inhibit absorption of this dangerous heavy metal
    • Supports cardiovascular function
    • Reduces oxidation
  • Contains two forms of cysteine and selenium to protect against common chemical pollution found in many homes and offices
    • Protects against modern day living
  • Highly bio-available form of magnesium to support energy and vitality
    • Supports cardiovascular health, energy production and so much more

For a limited time you can save 50% on Protect Multi

Directions: 4 capsules daily with meals.

4 vegetarian capsules supply:

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5,000 IU Vitamin A (as vitamin A palmitate and alpha-carotene)
100 mg Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid and ascorbyl palmitate)
400 IU Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol, vitamin D3)
30 IU Vitamin E (as high gamma mixed tocopherols)
45 mcg Vitamin K (as vitamin K2 [menaquinone-7])
35 mcg Vitamin K (as vitamin K1 [phylloquinone])
1.5 mg Thiamin (vitamin B1 as thiamine hydrochloride)
1.7 mg Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
20 mg Niacin (vitamin B3 [nicotinic acid])
2 mg Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal 5-phosphate)
400 mcg Folate (as calcium folinate)
10 mcg Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)
300 mcg Biotin
10 mg Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5 as calcium pantothenate)
18 mg Calcium (as calcium pantothenate and calcium borate)
150 mcg Iodine (as potassium iodide)
250 mg Magnesium (as magnesium glycinate and magnesium oxide)
22 mg Zinc (as zinc gluconate)
200 mcg Selenium (as selenomethionine and sodium selenate)
2.5 mg Copper (as copper gluconate)
5 mg Manganese (as manganese gluconate dihydrate)
200 mcg Chromium (as chromium polynicotinate)
100 mcg Molybdenum (as molybdenum gluconate)
60 mg Gamma tocopherol
25 mg Alpha-lipoic acid
50 mg Cysteine (as L-Cysteine and N-Acetyl-Cysteine)
25 mg EDTA (dipotassium magnesium)
25 mg Hesperidin from orange (citrus sinensis) fruit
25 mg Rutin
18 mg Medium chain triglycerides (MCT)
5 mg Tocotrienol complex
3 mg Boron (as calcium borate)
2 mg Lycopene (from tomato)
1 mg Lutein
500 mcg Zeaxanthin
20 mcg Vanadium (as vanadyl sulfate)

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2 Responses to Advanced Multi-Vitamin Formula

  1. Terri 02/27/2017 at 12:55 pm #

    50 mg Cysteine (as L-Cysteine and N-Acetyl-Cysteine)
    Why do you use L-cysteine in this product. It’s a great product save for the cysteine. Cysteine, like glutamate and aspartate are excitotoxins that are toxic to neurons and the nervous system. It can interfere with and cause an imbalance of neurotansmitters. Please read the work of neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock and others. NAC is acceptable and helpful but cysteine is not. Why not simple use the safe NAC and leave out the cysteine. I will buy this product when you do that! Thanks

    PS I would like a response.

    • Dale 03/03/2017 at 7:48 am #

      Hi Terri,

      Thanks for the post.

      These compounds can become toxic once they exceed a certain threshold that is specific to each individual’s biochemistry. That threshold is maintained by a host of biochemical reactions that can be supported by dietary supplements. Likewise, this threshold can be lowered by dietary deficiencies and individual nutritional genomics. Those with extreme reactions to small amounts of these compounds should attempt to address the issue with a nutrigenomics approach as opposed to complete avoidance. Common nutritional deficiencies that may lead to excitotoxicity include magnesium and vitamin B6 which are well represented in the formula. To address the common nutrigenomic variation in processing vitamin B6, we are using the pyridoxal 5 phosphate to enhance this pathway.

      I forwarded your question to my favorite biochemist and brother Steve Fowkes, who wrote this lengthy response. You can find out more about Steve by visiting the Project Wellbeing website. http://projectwellbeing.com/steve/

      Best regards,
      Dale

      Excitotoxicity is a threshold phenomenon. If you stay below the excitotoxicity threshold with your dose of any excitotoxic substance, there is no excitotoxicity. It’s only if you “cross the line” with the dose or delivery system that excitotoxicity results and neurons are potentially damaged.

      The problem that we have is knowing where that excitotoxic threshold is. For some people, it is extremely low and even simple soups and broths can set them off. For others with more robust metabolism, it takes huge doses to cause excitotoxicity. So each person needs to know their own tolerance.

      Excitotoxins are also natural substances that are utterly essential for health and wellness. Cysteine and glutamate are building blocks for making enzymes, which are absolutely essential to body function. You cannot live without eating and absorbing them. The critical factor is their rate of absorption. Does it stay within the limits of what you liver can accommodate? Glutamate (aka MSG) is found in the protein content of foods of both animal and vegetable origin. In most proteins, the MSG content is between 20% and 30%. So it is NOT trivial. It is a large dose in a normal diet and a huge dose in a protein-rich diet. But the saving grace is that the proteins in intact foods are whole proteins that must be digested to release the glutamate, and this digestion releases the MSG in a slow, timed-release manner. This gives your liver time to pack the glutamate away so that it does not overwhelm your nervous system.

      But when proteins are cooked, they digest faster. When they are hydrolyzed into peptides (in broths, for example), they are released even faster. And when they are delivered in free form as dietary supplements or flavor additives, they are absorbed most quickly. That’s why most MSG-sensitive people can eat whole-protein foods without symptoms. Not all, bot most.

      Excitotoxicity is mediated by glutamate-using neurons. Glutamate is the neurotransmitter for the “excitatory” nervous system. So when glutamate is delivered in excess amounts, faster than the body can assimilate it safely, those neurons go into overdrive. This causes the symptoms.

      The excitatory nervous system uses calcium as its primary electrolyte for developing a nerve potential. In the resting state, the nerve has pumped out the calcium into the extracellular space. Then when the nerve fires, the calcium flows across the nerve membrane into the nerve cell. This “reversal” of the polarization of the nerve membrane travels down the nerve membrane like a surfer riding a wave into shore. After firing, the nerve cell has to pump the calcium back out through the membrane into the extracellular space. If it cannot do that, the calcium becomes toxic. This is called excitotoxicity.

      The ability of the nerve cell to pump calcium depends on many things that might not be adequate. These variables are what makes the excitotoxic threshold different in different people.

      One or more of these things might combine to lower your excitotoxic threshold.

      First, let me mention the calcium-magnesium ratio. This is the single most important electrolyte relationship that influences the ease of calcium pumping. If your magnesium is low, you cannot pump calcium as easily. If your calcium is high, you cannot pump calcium as easily. So let’s put magnesium deficiency as one common cause of low excitotoxic threshold.

      Calcium excess is another. But this is not as straightforward as magnesium deficiency. Calcium is regulated and managed by vitamin D and K status. And calcium mismanagement plays a bigger role—much bigger—than simple dietary calcium intake. When calcium is mismanaged, you get high intracellular calcium levels (and calcification of soft tissues), instead of the “normal” and healthy ossification of bone. So let’s put avoidance of sunlight (the default source for vitamin D) and gut dysbiosis (the lack of ideal microbial conversion of vegetable-source vitamin K1 into animal-optimized vitamin K2) as additional causes of low excitotoxic threshold.

      Next, let me mention metabolic rate. Your neurons need ATP (adenosine triphosphate) from your body’s energy-production pathways (the Krebs cycle and oxidative phosphorylation) to drive the calcium pumps. ATP is the electricity that pumps the calcium out so the neuron can fire again. If your electricity voltage is low (hypometabolism), you cannot pump calcium as efficiently. Low metabolism is endemic in our modern industrial society. Cold hands and feet, low body temperature, low pulse rate, a tendency towards constipation and mental depression, sleeping problems, a lack of strength and stamina, higher risk of autoimmune disorders, increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementias, lack of strength and stamina, fatigue, slow growth of hair and nails, slow wound healing. etc.). Any of this sound familiar?

      There is just too little nutrition in our foods and too much toxicity in our environment for us to easily maintain a high metabolic rate. For example, our historically recent burning of leaded gasoline has given us lead burdens that are 100 times higher than our ancestors of only ten generations ago. And for the last 100 years, we have put mercury amalgams in our teeth and pesticides on our crops. Each of these may only be a handful of metaphorical straws upon the camel’s back, but they each lower the excitotoxic threshold to some not-so-well-understood (and officially unappreciated) level.

      B-complex vitamins play a role in energy and ion pumping.

      The list goes on and on.

      I hope this helps your understanding of excitotoxicity and excitotoxic nutrients. —Steve

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