Nutrients to boost our body chemistry.
Your body is home to a constant symphony of chemical reactions, where vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other nutrients each play a part. When this performance is in tune, the health results are truly amazing. That is why we all need an adequate supply of key vitamins, in forms that our bodies can recognise and use to their full potential.
Every nutrient and vitamin product we offer possesses an important similarity: It is formulated to help you maintain optimal health, from promoting a positive mood to supporting a robust immune response and helping your cells produce enough energy to function fully.
Take a look around you. Notice all the differences in each person’s age, size, weight, and lifestyle. All these factors contribute to our individual nutritional needs—and these are just some of the factors you can see! Because needs vary so widely from person to person, only you and your health practitioner can determine your personal nutritional requirements.
CoQ10 is a vitamin-like antioxidant that is critical for cells with high energy requirements, like those found in heart muscle. Clinical trials on CoQ10 include doses that range from 30 milligrams all the way up to 1200 milligrams per day, but most reference the use of 50-200 mg daily as effective.
Curcumin comes from the saffron-coloured turmeric root (part of the ginger family) and shows benefits for memory and cognition. Curcumin products vary widely in terms of dose, and results are highly dependent on the body’s ability to absorb this nutrient in the bloodstream. Nordic Naturals uses a highly bioavailable, patented form of curcumin. In our products, 400 mg per day is ideal.
Experts love to argue over the appropriate dosage of the “sunshine vitamin”, with recommendations varying from 400 to 10,000 IU daily. Lifestyle factors like working indoors, sun cream use, and even where you live can have a significant impact on how much vitamin D is required. When supplementing with vitamin D, periodic lab testing can help determine your individual needs.
Vitamin K is a lesser-known hero when it comes to support for bone health and integrity. An appropriate dose of vitamin K2 (“2” refers to one family of this vitamin) is 45 mcg per day. To help your body absorb vitamin K, it is important to take this nutrient with a meal that contains fat.
The most common doses of this immune-supportive vitamin range from 100 to 3000 mg per day. Vitamin C is best taken in several doses throughout the day, and is tolerated best when taken with food.
While it is great to commit to a daily regime of supplemental vitamins, keep in mind that not all vitamins are created equal. Your body’s ability to absorb and utilise the nutrients it receives is just as important as getting them in the first place.
Many nutrients must come in a certain form in order for the body to derive reliable benefits. This goes beyond the liquid, powder, or pill form to the biochemical structure of the nutrient itself.
Curcumin (derived from turmeric), for example, is an enormous molecule, and the digestive tract has a tough time delivering it to your bloodstream for use elsewhere in your body. With this in mind, we carefully chose a specific curcumin that is scientifically shown to be one of the most bioavailable forms available.
Potency is another consideration. Are the levels of nutrients in your vitamins high enough to offer real results, or do they just look good on the product label? Rest assured that Nordic Naturals takes potency seriously. We only offer products with ingredients that research has shown benefit health, in doses (and forms) that the body expects.