Multivitamins Are Proven To Help Support Weight Loss and Weight Management

This is an article that I thought you may be interested in. From the International Journal of Obesity, doi:10.1038/ijo.2010.14. Effects of multivitamin and mineral supplementation on adiposity, energy expenditure and lipid profiles in obese Chinese women.

(I should mention that it is likely that a more comprehensive supplement such as our Total Balance could be expected to give better results than a straight ‘multi.’ If however you wanted to keep costs down you could use our Multi-Xtra which is a high quality multi but very economic. You should also take all the Omega 3 DHA/fish oil as part of any weight loss program.)

Taking multivitamin and mineral products of the right quality and advancement have been shown to help reduce body weight and improve blood fat levels.

Studies have included obese women between the ages of 18 and 55, randomly assigned to one of three groups. One receiving a multivitamin and mineral supplement, the second taking a calcium supplement, and the third an identical placebo to the above.

After six months the results showed that women in the multivitamin and mineral group had significantly lower body weight, body mass index, and fat mass as compared to the others 2 group participants. Levels of total cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol were also significantly reduced, while HDL (good) cholesterol levels increased.

The calcium group only experienced cholesterol improvements, with HDL levels increasing and LDL decreasing, compared with the placebo group.

Obesity rates have soared in the US in recent years, and other countries such as Australia and the UK, for example, are quickly following suit. It is one of the largest health problems we face in the Western world.

On top of this, it is widely known that the foods we are eating have less nutrition than ever before. Soil depletion, over processing, artificial ingredients and improper cooking methods (such as frying) all lead to more calories but fewer nutrients consumed on a daily basis.

It's possible that restoring vitamins and minerals in our bodies through correct supplementation may just curb the need for our bodies to search out further nutrients from foods, which often results in comfort-eating, from food sources that provide little nutritional value.

2 Responses

I am passionate about taking good care of my body. I am an employee of Whole Foods Market a speciality store that sells nothing with artificial flavors, or colors. No antibiotics, hormones no artificial color.

I am very interested in your products. I have been taking raw vitamins, how do your vitamins compare? Thanks for your consideration.

Sincereley, Grace Clark

Grace Clark June 10 2011

Hi Grace

Raw Vitamins products are, generally speaking, good single ingredient or basic formulations which act more as a dietary topup. If this is all you want then this is fine to take. As far as I know they are reputable. However, they are more comparable if you like to our Multi-Xtra formula, which is our most basic formula. Still very advanced but more of a dietary topup than a complete overall health and general wellness product. So the Total Balance range is much more advanced using natural nutrients and plant extracts covering not only areas of dietary top-up, but also the 5 main causes of excess aging, immunity, systemic and organ health and much more. If you put the ingredients list of a Total Balance product next to one of the gender versions of Raw Vitamins, for example, you will see the differences immediately. They are not directly comparable as they are very different products.

So what I am essentially saying is it depends what type of product you are looking for, for what purpose, and whether for shorter-term help or long-term longevity. There are many different categories of vitamin and each has its place, depending on desire and need.

Xtend-Life Expert July 12 2011

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