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If you're busy and on-the-go, multi-vitamin packets are a one-stop shopping way to get a range of essential nutrients—more than in a single multi-vitamin. Several capsules are packaged together in a daily pack so you know just what to take each day.
Many multi-vitamin packets are customized with formulas for men and women, such as the Lindberg Pink Pack, which is designed for the nutritional needs of women and girls who have started their periods. Each daily packet includes 4 vitamin capsules, 4 mineral capsules, and one iron capsule. Because iron needs change over time, if you want an iron-free formula you can simply discard the iron capsule. Adolescent girls and pre-menopausal women are often low in iron and they may want to take the 18-milligram iron capsule each day. By contrast, post-menopausal women have less need for iron, and they may choose to take the iron capsule on alternate days, or only a few days each week.
The remaining capsules include 4 gold vitamin capsules and 4 white mineral capsules. Does that sound like a lot of pills to take at once? Don't worry, here's a vitamin pack tip: You can divide the daily dose and take 2 vitamin and 2 mineral pills with breakfast and the remaining four pills with lunch. The company recommends taking the vitamins with food so it is easier for the body to absorb and digest them.
Health and fitness enthusiasts who want the highest potencies of the best ingredients choose the Lindberg Varsity Pack 2 to support their active lifestyles. Each individually wrapped packet contains 8 easy-to-swallow capsules for fast delivery. The formula includes:
Special Vitamin Complex
Vitamin A 7,500 IU (natural)
Beta Carotene 7,500 IU (natural)
Vitamin B Complex (high potency)
Vitamin C 1,000 mg (non-acidic)
Vitamin D 400 IU (natural)
Vitamin E 400 IU (natural d-alpha)
Vitamin K 80 mcg
Special Mineral Complex
Calcium 1,000 mg
Magnesium 400 mg
Zinc 15 mg
Selenium 200 mcg
Copper 1 mg
Manganese 5 mg
Molybdenum 75 mcg
Chromium 200 mcg
Potassium 99 mg
Iodine 225 mcg
Boron 3 mg
Other beneficial vitamins found in multi-vitamin packets include calcium, vitamin D (to facilitate calcium absorption), vitamin C, natural vitamin E, selenium, lutein, and antioxidants such as alpha lipoic acid.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|