A multi-vitamin/mineral supplement is more important than most people think. Because of the state of the current food supply and the difficulty of consuming five servings of vegetables and fruits daily, few individuals receive all the necessary nutrients from food. Basic Nutrients IV is a comprehensive multi-vitamin/mineral supplement that provides calcium, magnesium, and potassium as citrate and malate chelates, the active, readily usable forms of vitamins B2, B6, and B12, and tissue-ready folate as 5-MTHF for those who have methylation problems or poor conversion of folate to its active form.* Basic Nutrients IV also features trace minerals exclusively available from Thorne as picolinates.
A multi-vitamin/mineral supplement could be considered "dietary insurance," a small price to pay to be sure you get all the essential nutrients daily, even if you don't eat right.* Even greater health benefits can be realized if you eat a healthy diet in addition to taking a multi.*
Basic Nutrients IV is a comprehensive multi-vitamin/mineral supplement that provides two key minerals – calcium and magnesium – as citrate and malate chelates. In addition to providing a well-absorbed chelate, citric acid has potential health benefits of its own.* As an important Krebs Cycle intermediate – the body's internal process for producing energy – citric acid is essential for metabolism.* Citric acid also inhibits precipitation of calcium oxalate and phosphate in the urine.*
Basic Nutrients IV provides tissue-ready folate in the form of 5-MTHF for individuals with methylation issues or poor conversion of folate to its active form, as well as the active, tissue-ready forms of vitamins B2, B6, and B12. Chromium is provided as an optimally absorbed nicotinate glycinate chelate.* Basic Nutrients III also features trace minerals exclusively available from Thorne as picolinates.