When it comes to all micronutrient ingredients, the multivitamin/mineral supplement (aka multi) segment of the industry is notorious for excluding key nutrients altogether (hello, essential macrominerals) or “fairy dusting” or “sprinkling”–i.e., including nutritionally insignificant quantities of vitamins and minerals in a product in order to market it as having X number of ingredients (when it may as well not include the lower quantities of micronutrients or phytonutrients at all).
For this reason, mindbodygreen’s high-potency multi claim is rare–and admittedly, we’re quite proud of our formula. “We don’t sprinkle. Sprinkles are for cupcakes–not multivitamins,” notes Ferira.
Bestselling author and holistic nutritionist Kelly LeVeque finds the 33-ingredient formula impressive and next level. “It’s hard to pick just one, but my favorite feature of this multi is the high-potency, built-in B complex,” LeVeque confesses.
What’s so special about a high-potency B complex? Well, unlike most multis, ultimate multivitamin+ includes all eight B vitamins at two times the daily value (or higher) and considers their bioavailability and bioactivity in the body, as well.* Most people who take a B complex supplement have to do so in addition to their multi, but mindbodygreen combines these daily essentials to give individuals everything they need in one multivitamin.
“This complete array of all eight B vitamins is cutting edge because the most bioactive forms are utilized, including methylation technology folate and B12. This directly supports personal differences in B vitamin metabolism and cellular energy for all,”* LeVeque explains.