Thorne's Multi-Vitamin Elite is NSF Certified for Sport®. It provides individuals who have high-performance nutritional regimens with essential nutrients in two complementary formulations.* The A.M. formula promotes energy production during the daytime, while the P.M. formula enhances rest and recovery at night.* Multi-Vitamin Elite contains chelated minerals that exhibit optimum absorption, vitamin K2 that supports calcium metabolism, and active, tissue-ready forms of vitamins B2, B6, B12, and folate.* It also contains curcumin phytosome, to help maintain the body's normal inflammatory response in joints, muscles, and the gastrointestinal tract. Green tea phytosome provides antioxidant and metabolic benefits.* The P.M. formula contains a proprietary blend of plant extracts that has been shown to curb late-night cravings, help balance DHEA:cortisol ratios, and support restful sleep.*
Because of the state of the current food supply and because very few individuals eat the recommended five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, nutrition experts agree that a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement should be taken daily. Even the Journal of the American Medical Association – not usually known as a supporter of nutritional supplements – suggests that everyone should take a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement (JAMA 2002;287:3127-3129). A good multi-vitamin/mineral nutritional supplement could be considered "dietary insurance" to be certain essential nutrients are being consumed on a daily basis. Even greater health benefits can be realized when a healthy diet is being consumed in addition to taking a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement.
A joint statement issued by the American College of Sports Medicine, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Dietitians of Canada is particularly noteworthy for individuals involved in athletic activities: "Supplements may be required by athletes who restrict energy intakes, use severe weight loss practices, eliminate one or more food groups from their diet, or consume high-carbohydrate diets with low micronutrient density."
Multi-Vitamin Elite contains two phytosome complexes: curcumin phytosome (Meriva®) and green tea phytosome (GreenSelect®). It also contains Relora®, a proprietary plant extract blend that optimizes cortisol and DHEA levels and aids in weight management, in addition to curbing late-night cravings and supporting restful sleep.*
Because an athlete needs to know that his or her supplements are trustworthy and compliant, every batch of an NSF Certified for Sport® product is tested for compliance with label claims and to ensure the absence of more than 200 substances banned by many major athletic organizations, including stimulants, narcotics, steroids, diuretics, beta-2 agonists, and masking agents.