Vitamins And Minerals Health Benefits

Just like vitamins, minerals help your body grow, develop, and stay healthy. The body uses minerals to perform many different functions — from building strong bones to transmitting nerve impulses. Some minerals are even used to make hormones or maintain a normal heartbeat.

Blood Builder®

Shown in a clinical study to increase iron levels without side effects†*

MegaFood Blood Builder is one of our top-selling products for a reason: it’s clinically shown to increase iron levels without common gastrointestinal side effects such as nausea or constipation (there, we said it!).* We make it with nourishing, whole foods, like beets and organic oranges, plus folic acid and B12 for healthy red blood cell production, and vitamin C to support iron absorption.* Oh, and did we tell you it’s safe to take on an empty stomach? If building your blood without missing a beet (see what we did there?) sounds up your alley, this is the product for you.*

  • One of our top-selling products!
  • Blood Builder was shown in an 8-week clinical trial to increase iron levels in individuals with low iron without causing nausea or constipation†*
  • Delivers a gentle and effective 26 mg of FoodState® Iron per serving*
  • Includes folic acid and B12 which help maintain healthy red blood cell production*
  • Safe for menstruating women, teenage girls, pregnant women, vegans and vegetarians, athletes, and recent blood donors, all of whom are at increased risk of being low in iron*
  • Combats fatigue and improves energy levels*
  • Crafted using our Slo-Food Process with FoodState® Beet Root and FoodState® Vitamin C with organic oranges
  • Gentle enough to take on an empty stomach
  • Also available in convenient mini tablets
  • Note: Consumers should consult with their healthcare practitioners for advice regarding specific health conditions and recommended solutions

foodstate leaf This MegaFood product is made with real food sourced from our trusted family farm partners, wholesome nutritional yeast and added nutrients. Each vitamin or mineral is paired with an ideal whole food using our unique process to deliver guaranteed potency and the benefit of health-promoting compounds present in the whole food itself. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.

We believe that the most nutritious food comes from healthy soils and valued farmers. Our goal is to work with farmers who share our commitment to organic and regenerative agriculture.

Zinc

Promotes immune health, healthy tissue development and wound recovery*

Healthy immune system: step this way, please! It’s so important to get enough zinc, which supports over 100 different enzyme functions in the body, including tissue repair and recovery after everyday wear-and-tear.* MegaFood Zinc does just that,* and is delivered with our Nourishing Food Blend (including organic spinach, organic parsley leaf, and organic broccoli — let’s hear it for the greens. (Popeye’s bicep sold separately.)

  • Having adequate zinc in your diet is critical to support the vital functions of over 100 different enzymes in the body*
  • Organic whole foods: organic spinach, organic brown rice, organic parsley leaf, organic carrot, organic broccoli, and organic beetroot provide synergistic trace minerals*

foodstate leaf This MegaFood product is made with real food, carefully selected herbs and added nutrients. Each mineral is paired with wholesome nutritional yeast using a unique process to deliver guaranteed potency and the benefit of health-promoting compounds present in the whole food itself.* Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.

We believe that the most nutritious food comes from healthy soils and valued farmers. Our goal is to work with farmers who share our commitment to organic and regenerative agriculture. 

Bone Health

Helps maintain strong bones*

No bones about it (ha!): MegaFood® Bone Health aims to keep yours strong and healthy.* We include optimal levels of vitamins and minerals—we’re talking 1000 IU (25 mcg) of vitamin D, 100 mg of vitamin C, 500 mg of calcium, and 300 mg of magnesium, plus vitamins K1 and K2—to support bone health* (formulated by award-winning integrative physician, Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.). Bone Health is gentle on the stomach, and best taken with food.

  • Includes 1000 IU (25 mcg) of vitamin D to support healthy bones*
  • FoodState® Vitamin C aids in the absorption of calcium*
  • Vitamins K1 and K2 support bone health*
  • 500 mg calcium, an essential bone mineral*
  • 300 mg of magnesium supports normal muscle function*
  • Formulated by award-winning integrative physician, Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.

foodstate leaf This MegaFood product is made with real food, wholesome nutritional yeast and added nutrients. Each vitamin or mineral is paired with an ideal whole food using our unique process to deliver guaranteed potency and the benefit of health-promoting compounds present in the whole food itself.* Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.

We believe that the most nutritious food comes from healthy soils and valued farmers. Our goal is to work with farmers who share our commitment to organic and regenerative agriculture.

Calcium & Magnesium

Helps maintain bone and cardiovascular health*

MegaFood Calcium, Magnesium delivers a blend of health-promoting minerals and includes organic nettle leaf, organic dandelion root and organic parsley, to help maintain healthy blood pressure levels and cardiovascular health.*

  • Helps maintain bone and cardiovascular health*
  • Helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels and cardiovascular health*
  • Supports the health of bones and muscular system*
  • Can be take any time of the day, even on an empty stomach

foodstate leaf This MegaFood product is made with real food, carefully selected herbs and added nutrients. Each mineral is paired with wholesome nutritional yeast using a unique process to deliver guaranteed potency and the benefit of health-promoting compounds present in the whole food itself. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.

We believe that the most nutritious food comes from healthy soils and valued farmers. Our goal is to work with farmers who share our commitment to organic and regenerative agriculture. 

Blood Builder® Minis

Shown in a clinical study to increase iron levels without side effects†*

MegaFood Blood Builder Minis takes everything you love about our original Blood Builder and delivers it to you in a convenient mini tablet. It’s clinically shown to increase iron levels and reduce fatigue without common gastrointestinal side effects such as nausea or constipation (there, we said it!)*. We make it with nourishing whole foods, like beets and organic oranges, plus folic acid, and B12 for healthy red blood cell production, and vitamin C to support iron absorption.* Oh, and did we tell you it’s safe to take on an empty stomach? If building your blood without missing a beet (see what we did there?) sounds up your alley, this is the product for you.*

  • NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN
  • Delivers a gentle and effective 26 mg of FoodState® Iron*
  • Mini tablets are designed for those who have trouble swallowing supplements
  • Includes folic acid, and B12 and which help maintain healthy red blood cell production*
  • Safe for menstruating women, teenage girls, pregnant women, vegans and vegetarians, athletes, and recent blood donors, all of whom are at increased risk of being low in iron*
  • Combats fatigue and improves energy levels*
  • Crafted using our Slo-Food Process with FoodState® Beet Root and FoodState® Vitamin C with organic oranges
  • Gentle enough to take on an empty stomach
  • Also available in our original once-daily tablet
  • Note: Consumers should consult with their healthcare practitioners for advice regarding specific health conditions and recommended solutions

foodstate leaf This MegaFood product is made with real food sourced from our trusted family farm partners, wholesome nutritional yeast and added nutrients. Each vitamin or mineral is paired with an ideal whole food using our unique process to deliver guaranteed potency and the benefit of health-promoting compounds present in the whole food itself. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.

Selenium

Supports optimal health*

MegaFood® Selenium, an essential mineral, functions as an antioxidant, and is supported with the inclusion of organic spinach, organic ginger root, organic turmeric root, organic rosemary leaf, organic parsley leaf, organic oregano leaf, organic brown rice, organic broccoli, organic carrot, organic beet root and botanicals*

  • Selenium, an essential mineral, functions as an antioxidant, and is supported with the inclusion of organic foods and botanicals*
  • Can be taken any time of the day, even on an empty stomach

foodstate leaf This MegaFood product is made with real food, carefully selected herbs and added nutrients. Each mineral is paired with wholesome nutritional yeast using a unique process to deliver guaranteed potency and the benefit of health-promoting compounds present in the whole food itself.* Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.

We believe that the most nutritious food comes from healthy soils and valued farmers. Our goal is to work with farmers who share our commitment to organic and regenerative agriculture

Magnesium

Helps maintain nerve and muscle function*

Relax! MegaFood Magnesium supports muscle relaxation, heart and nervous system health* thanks to 50 mg of FoodState® Magnesium delivered with wholesome nutritional yeast. It’s crafted with an additional 50 mg of organic spinach and can be taken any time of the day, even on an empty stomach.

  • Helps support healthy heart, nervous system, and muscle relaxation*
  • 50 mg of organic spinach
  • Can be taken any time of the day, even on an empty stomach

foodstate leaf This MegaFood product is made with real food and added nutrients. This mineral is paired with wholesome nutritional yeast using a unique process to deliver guaranteed potency and the benefit of health-promoting compounds present in the whole food itself.* Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.

We believe that the most nutritious food comes from healthy soils and valued farmers. Our goal is to work with farmers who share our commitment to organic and regenerative agriculture.

GTF Chromium

Maintains healthy blood sugar levels*

MegaFood® GTF Chromium is designed to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.* It uses GTF (glucose tolerance factor) chromium, delivered with wholesome nutritional yeast, which aids in glucose metabolism, alongside organic herbs: organic parsley leaf, organic broccoli, organic carrot, and organic beet root, to provide synergistic trace minerals.*

  • Glucose tolerance factor (GTF) chromium, a bioactive form, is delivered with wholesome nutritional yeast and helps support glucose metabolism*
  • Organic herbs: organic parsley leaf, organic broccoli, organic carrot, and organic beet root, to provide synergistic trace minerals*
  • Take any time of the day, even on an empty stomach

foodstate leaf This MegaFood product is made with real food, wholesome nutritional yeast and added nutrients. It is paired with an ideal whole food using our unique process to deliver guaranteed potency and the benefit of health-promoting compounds present in the whole food itself.* Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.

We believe that the most nutritious food comes from healthy soils and valued farmers. Our goal is to work with farmers who share our commitment to organic and regenerative agriculture.

Calcium

Helps maintain bone and teeth health*

Say cheese! MegaFood® Calcium supports healthy bones and teeth.* FoodState® Calcium, delivered with wholesome nutritional yeast, combines with organic nettle leaf to provide synergistic trace minerals. It can be taken any time of the day, even on an empty stomach.

  • FoodState® Calcium, delivered with wholesome nutritional yeast, helps maintain bone and teeth health*
  • Organic nettle provides synergistic trace minerals*
  • Can be take any time of the day, even on an empty stomach

foodstate leaf This MegaFood product includes carefully selected herbs and added nutrients. Each mineral is paired with wholesome nutritional yeast using a unique process to deliver guaranteed potency and the benefit of health-promoting compounds present in the whole food itself.* Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.

We believe that the most nutritious food comes from healthy soils and valued farmers. Our goal is to work with farmers who share our commitment to organic and regenerative agriculture. 

Balanced Minerals

Maintains bone & cardio health*

You push, you pull, you sweat—you go. MegaFood® Balanced Minerals support a healthy cardiovascular system, and helps with the maintenance of bone health thanks to its combination of minerals and organic herbs, like nettle leaf and spring horsetail leaf*. It can be taken any time of the day, even on an empty stomach. (See you at the finish line!)

  • Provides nutritional support for normal bone development and muscle function*
  • Organic herbs deliver synergistic trace minerals*

foodstate leaf This MegaFood product is made with real food, carefully selected herbs and added nutrients. Each mineral is paired with wholesome nutritional yeast using a unique process to deliver guaranteed potency and the benefit of health-promoting compounds present in the whole food itself.* Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.

We believe that the most nutritious food comes from healthy soils and valued farmers. Our goal is to work with farmers who share our commitment to organic and regenerative agriculture. 

What is a vitamin and mineral supplement?

vitamin and mineral supplement provides a variety of nutrients that are also found in food. These supplements are often called multivitamins. They come in the form of pills, chewable tablets, powders, and liquids.

A standard multivitamin usually contains:

  • Water-soluble vitamins. These vitamins pass in and out of the body easily. Most do not build up in the body’s cells. Water-soluble vitamins include vitamin C and the B vitamins: thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, B6, biotin, folic acid, and B12.
  • Fat-soluble vitamins. These vitamins are stored in the body’s cells and do not pass out of the body as easily as water-soluble vitamins do. Fat-soluble vitamins include vitamins A, D, E, and K.
  • Minerals. These include calcium, copper, iron, magnesiumphosphoruspotassium, selenium, and zinc.

Some multivitamins also contain other ingredients that aren’t vitamins or minerals. These include substances such as the antioxidants lutein and lycopene.

Why take a supplement?

The best way to get the vitamins and minerals you need is by eating a wide variety of foods including vegetables, fruit, whole grains, milk and alternatives, and protein foods such as legumes, nuts and seeds, fish and lean meats. A supplement can’t make up for an unbalanced diet. However, some people may need a supplement to help them meet their needs.

Certain people are more likely to need a supplement. They include:

  • People who eat a calorie-restricted diet, which does not provide enough vitamins and minerals.
  • Women who might get pregnant, who are pregnant, or who are breastfeeding, to be sure they are getting enough folic acid.
  • People who are sick, injured, or recovering from surgery.
  • Breastfed infants and people older than 50, to be sure they are getting adequate amounts of vitamin D.
  • People who can’t or don’t eat a variety of foods, such as people who have food allergies or people who eat a vegetarian diet.

Canada’s Food Guide recommends vegetables, fruits, grain products, milk and alternatives, and meat and alternatives as part of a nutritious food plan.

What about supplements that are labelled for certain people (such as women or seniors)?

Many supplements are advertised as being specially designed for men or for women or for certain age groups. A standard multivitamin is okay for most people who take a supplement. But some people prefer to take a supplement that is made for their gender or age group.

Types of specialized supplements include:

  • Women’s formulas. Women’s supplements have extra iron. This is because women who are still having periods need more iron than men do. But after menopause, women’s iron needs are the same as men’s. Some women’s formulas also contain extra calcium, since women are more likely than men to get osteoporosis.
  • Men’s formulas. These are lower in iron, because men need less iron than women.
  • Senior formulas. These are made for older adults and usually have less iron and vitamin K and more vitamin B12 and vitamin D.
  • Prenatal formulas. These are made for women who are pregnant, are planning to get pregnant, or are breastfeeding. The supplements have extra folic acid and iron. Folic acid is especially important because it can help prevent certain birth defects, especially neural tube defects. Sometimes these supplements also have more calcium.

What should you look for when you pick a supplement?

  • Choose one that provides a variety of vitamins and minerals (a multivitamin) rather than a supplement that provides only a single vitamin or mineral (unless your doctor or dietitian has recommended that you take an individual vitamin or mineral).
  • Pick one that, along with the foods you eat, provides the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for each vitamin and mineral. Supplements that provide a lot more than the RDA can cause health problems. This is especially important for minerals and the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. These are stored more easily in the body, and they can build up to dangerous levels.
  • Check the expiration date. Do not buy supplements that have expired or that will expire before you can finish the bottle.
  • If the supplement has a Natural Product Number (NPN) or a Homeopathic Medicine Number (DIN-HM), the supplement meets Health Canada’s standards for safety, quality, and health claims.
  • Check the label for other ingredients. Some supplements may contain food ingredients, such as wheat, corn, eggs, or gelatin. If you have a food allergy or are sensitive to these foods, look for supplements that don’t have those ingredients.

What should you watch out for?

When you think about buying a dietary supplement, be sure to check the claims that the manufacturers make. Look for a Natural Product Number (NPN) or a Homeopathic Medicine Number (DIN-HM) on the label. Supplements that don’t have one of these numbers on the label have not been approved by Health Canada.

Here are some things to consider:

  • A generic brand (or store brand) often works just as well as a name-brand supplement. Look for generic brands that contain the same amount of vitamins and minerals as the name brand.
  • Most man-made (synthetic) vitamins are as good as natural vitamins.
  • No supplement has been proved to cure diseases such as cancer, diabetesheart disease, or digestive problems. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Be cautious of supplements that promise quick and dramatic results.

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