Unlike ordinary multiple vitamins, there are higher levels of energy-essential nutrients in Multivitamin Forte by Bevko Vitamins. These nutrients re-energize your body every day. This complete multiple vitamin supplement contains 14 vitamins and 12 minerals. It also contains a complete B50 complex, so there's no need to take an extra vitamin B-complex.

The vitamins and minerals in Multivitamin Forte are all pharmaceutical grade or higher with no harmful preservatives. This product is configured to assure maximum utilization, absorption, uptake and efficient nutrient metabolism, because it's formulated to be highly bioavailable and absorbable.

 

 

ARE WE GETTING ENOUGH? Diet, Absorption, and Need For Nutrients in the Body

How much do we need?

The government has set out general standards for the intake of nutrients. These standards are arrived at through a number of ways, but do not take into account that not all people are the same. Some people may have a higher need for certain vitamin and minerals than others. For example, diabetics, and people with other chronic diseases have a higher requirement for nutrients. And it's very hard to get all the nutrients you need from your diet!

Are we getting enough?

Scientific studies show that most of us from children through adulthood and including the elderly are deficient in a number of nutrients. The average American diet is low in many essential compounds needed for the optimal functioning of the human body.

Vitamins and minerals are best found in vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruits and other non-processed foods. When food is processed, many of the important nutrients are removed. Even worse is that you may eat a food thinking that it contains a certain amount of vitamins and minerals, but that food may not contain those nutrients because of being grown in depleted soil.

The soil has a certain amount of nutrients in it. When it is used over and over again without replenishment then it becomes depleted, and as a result, so does your food. Further, when food is stored for long periods of time or cooked, it also loses nutrients and nutrient activity.

Multivitamin Forte Has a Full and Balanced Vitamin B-complex

Most people are aware that for proper functioning of the human body, B vitamins are essential. What you may not know that is it is important to take them as a group. Sometimes, separate B vitamins are used for certain purposes in addition to a full B-complex, but the full complement is needed as a base. Bevko Vitamins' Multivitamin Forte contains a full 50 mg B-complex to ensure that you're getting enough of these essential vitamins.

B-vitamins are needed for proper mood, cognitive ability, skin integrity, vision, to prevent fluid retention and many other functions. Certain deficiencies of B vitamins may lead to all kinds of problems.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)

Thiamin helps get energy from food by helping carbohydrate metabolism. Thiamin is involved in the function of the nervous system, heart muscle, and other muscles.

A general deficiency in B1/Thiamin may result in the following symptoms:

  • headaches
  • muscle cramps
  • depression
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • numbness
  • anorexia
  • Beriberi (in severe cases) - involves muscle wasting, heart failure and nervous system disease.

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

It can help in getting energy from food, is necessary for vision, helps with the making of red blood cells, and helps the nervous system to function properly. Researchers are looking at the potential benefit of B2 to help protect against cataract formation.

A general deficiency in B2/Riboflavin may lead to:

  • cracks and sores of the mouth
  • weakness
  • fatigue
  • anemia
  • seborrheic dermatitis

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Vitamin B6 is important for the proper functioning of the immune system and nervous system. It is needed for the making of hormones and the formation of red blood cells, may reduce some symptoms of PMS, and may have an effect on patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. (May cause neurological problems in doses exceeding 500mg per day.)

The use of B6 is being investigated along with vitamin B12 and folic acid to help prevent elevated homocysteine levels. Homocysteine is now considered to be a factor in the risk of heart disease.

A general deficiency of B6 may lead to:

  • anemia
  • depression
  • dermatitis
  • lesions of the mouth
  • convulsions (in more severe cases)

ANTIOXIDANTS: Vitamins A, C and E

There has been a lot in the news about the importance of antioxidants and now even the authors of a journal article in the Journal of the American Medical Association has stated that everyone should take a multiple vitamin daily.

Vitamin A (as Beta-Carotene)

Beta-carotene is a precursor to Vitamin A and in itself is a potent anti-oxidant. Beta-Carotene is changed into Vitamin A in the body and the body only makes as much Vitamin A as it needs.

Vitamin A is essential for a number of functions, including:

  • vision
  • bone growth
  • tooth development
  • maintenance of skin tissues including the lining of the digestive tract
  • hormone and enzyme function
  • reproduction
  • cancer defense

Some studies suggest that there have been reduced risk of colorectal cancers associated with higher levels of beta-carotene with vitamin E and C. Other studies suggest that beta carotene may help in some way with early malignant changes in the cervix as well, and also may reduce risk of heart disease.

A deficiency of vitamin A may lead to:

  • night blindness
  • vision impairment
  • dry eyes
  • dry skin

Vitamin A is important for the growth and development of children. A deficiency of vitamin A can lead to lowered resistance to viral infections including RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), measles, chicken pox, HIV and pneumonia.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

Vitamin C has a critical role in many functions of the body and may help prevent a number of degenerative illnesses. It is important because it:

  • acts as an antioxidant
  • detoxifies free radicals
  • strengthens the immune system
  • prevents a number of diseases
  • helps form energy
  • helps heal wounds and bones
  • prevents high blood pressure
  • repairs collagen, the base substance for supporting bodily structures like tendons
  • helps form neurotransmitters
  • contributes to red blood cell production in bone marrow

The body “uses” more vitamin C when it is under stress, infection is present, increased levels of toxins and when allergic reactions occur. In our society our need for Vitamin C has increased with all of the above factors.

A Vitamin C deficiency may lead to problems such as:

  • fatigue
  • weakness
  • slow healing
  • bruising easily
  • bone bruises
  • skin hemorrhages
  • loss of appetite
  • scurvy (in severe cases)

Vitamin E

There are so many documented beneficial effects of vitamin E that one could fill a book with them! Vitamin E is an extremely important antioxidant, and works along with vitamin C and other antioxidants to protect cells against oxidative stress that would damage the cell and ultimately result in disease.

Vitamin E is necessary for the formation of muscle and red blood cells. Some studies have found that it may help protect against strokes, heart disease and even cancer. Other studies have found that Vitamin E may be useful in other conditions such as diabetes, fibrocystic breast disease, and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as for wound healing, reducing the risk of cataracts, and much more.

Minerals

Many minerals are included in Bevko's Multivitamin Forte and are crucial for not only bone growth and maintenance, but for thousands of other chemical reactions in the body.

The following lists are of the associated problems that may occur from a deficiency in each mineral.

Magnesium

  • serious heart rhythm disturbances
  • kidney stones
  • high blood pressure
  • heart disease
  • insomnia
  • PMS /menstrual cramps
  • fatigue
  • irritability
  • muscle weakness
  • nerve conduction abnormalities
  • muscle cramping
  • leg cramps
  • asthma
  • COPD
  • angina
  • congestive heart failure
  • diabetes
  • fibromyalgia
  • osteoporosis
  • thyroid conversion

Zinc

  • recurrent severe infections
  • sleep problems
  • delayed wound healing
  • skin problems of all types
  • sleep and psychiatric illnesses
  • loss of sense of taste and smell
  • infertility
  • dandruff
  • hair loss
  • sexual dysfunction

Chromium

  • diabetes
  • insulin resistance
  • elevated cholesterol
  • elevated triglyceride levels
  • weight loss
  • acne

Selenium

  • Keshan disease (severe heart disorder)
  • Kashin-Beck (severe arthritis)
  • increased cancer risk
  • low immune functioning
  • heart disease
  • thyroid conversion

Vanadium

  • blood sugar level problems
  • high cholesterol
  • bone loss

Manganese

  • epilepsy
  • diabetes
  • strains
  • sprains
  • bone loss
  • loss of hair color
  • decreased growth of hair and nails

Calcium

  • bone loss
  • high blood pressure
  • colon cancer

Boron

  • bone loss
  • decreased hormone levels
  • needed for vitamin D to help absorb calcium

Molybdenum

  • sulfite sensitivity
  • reduced protection from cancer
  • increased risk of cavities
  • Wilson’s disease

Copper

  • problems with collagen synthesis
  • compromised blood vessel integrity
  • bone loss
  • joint problems

OSTEOPOROSIS IS A MINERAL DEFICIENCY STATE!

You need much more than calcium to build bone: It takes a whole list of nutrients to make bone and it is very important to take in more than just calcium. For instance if you just take in calcium and not enough or any magnesium, the body will waste calcium to hold onto the magnesium! Nutrients needed for bone formation include: magnesium, vitamin K, vitamin D, manganese, boron, zinc, silicon, and calcium. All of these vitamins and minerals plus other essential nutrients are included in Bevko's Bone & Mineral Complete.

WHAT MAKES BEVKO MULTIVITAMIN FORTE SO SPECIAL?

Multivitamin Forte is special because it contains a full complement of necessary nutrients in absorbable form. It is high potency, doctor-formulated and contains high quality ingredients. This formula at the time of this writing is unique to Bevko Vitamins.

To ensure that you're receiving enough crucial vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, start taking Bevko's Multivitamin Forte today!