What is An “Optimal Dose” Multivitamin?

Eat unlimited amount of fruits and veggies, preferably “organic”. Check with your doctor if you need to take vitamins and which ones.

       Many multivitamins, especially those that claim to be “once daily” do not and cannot contain optimal doses of important nutrients – there just isn’t enough room in one or two reasonable-sized tablets or capsules.

       I recommend that an Optimal Dose Daily Multivitamin should be taken in divided doses throughout the day (with meals), and should contain ingredients and doses like the following example:

Vitamin A 17,500 IU (as natural beta-carotene [15,000 IU] from D. salina and [2500 IU] from palmitate);

Viatmin C 1200 mg (sodium ascorbate, calcium ascorbate, ascorbic acid);

Vitamin D3 800 IU (as cholecalciferol);

Vitamin E 400 IU (as mixed tocopherols);

Vitamin K2 150 mcg (as menaquinone);

Thiamin 100 mg (as thiamin mononitrate);

Riboflavin 60 mg;

Niacin 200 mg (as niacinamide and inositol hexanicotinate);

Vitamin B6 100 mg (as pyridoxine hydrochloride, pyridoxyl 5-phosphate);

Folic Acid 800 mcg (as 5-methylcobalamin);

Biotin 300 mcg;

Pantothenic acid 400 mg (as d-calcium pantothenate);

Calcium 1000 mg (carbonate, citrate, ascorbate);

Iodine 150 mcg (from kelp);

Magnesium 500 mg (oxide, aspartate, citrate);

Zinc 20 mg (as monomethionine);

Selenium 200 mcg (as selenomethionine);

Copper 2 mg (as copper amino acid chelate);

Manganese 5 mg (as manganese amino acid chelate, gluconate, aspartate);

Chromium 200 mcg (as polynicotinate, picolinate);

Molybdenum 150 mcg (amino acid chelate);

Potassium 99 mg (aspartate, chloride, succinate);

Choline 350 mg (as choline bitartrate, citrate);

Vanadium 20 mcg (as vanadyl sulfate),

Boron 2 mg (amino acid chelate);

Para-Aminobenzoic acid 50 mg;

Citrus bioflavonoids 100 mg;

Lipase 27.5 mg;

Amylase 19 mg;

Protease 5 mg


-         Dana Myatt, N.M.D.,


Well Being Journal

March/April 2013





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Bob Barker February 15, 2013 at 03:34 AM
These renew "healthful tips" articles are all frauds. You should only be taking dietary advice from a physician or a registered dietician.
D'skidoc February 15, 2013 at 03:09 PM
If you eat a varied, healthy diet the recommended daily dose of a multivitamin is zero. Notice the letters (NMD) not an MD


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