Vitamin & Mineral Shake™ is a 100% vegetarian Food supplement that is intended to supply nutrients needed to provide high quality 100% Food vitamins and 100% Food minerals in a GREEN POWDER form that can be mixed into liquid shake.
Food Vitamins and Minerals ARE Better! Most multi-vitamin formulas are primarily synthetic (e.g. petroleum-derived) vitamins plus crushed industrial rocks, yet even peer reviewed medical research has concluded that food vitamins are superior to synthetics . Numerous scientific papers have concluded that Food vitamins and minerals are better than USP isolated ‘nutrients’ because they contain important enzymes, peptides and phytonutrients which are critical to the utilization of vitamins and minerals and are lacking in isolated USP nutrients [e.g. 1,2].
|Vegetarian Food Nutrient||Compared to USP/Mineral Salt|
|Vitamin A||More complete, as scientists teach that vitamin A is not an isolate |
|Vitamin B Complex||More effective in maintaining good health and liver function [4,5]|
|Vitamin B-9||More utilizable above 266mcg (Recommended Daily Intake is 400mcg) |
|Vitamin C||Over 15.6 times antioxidant effect |
|Vitamin D||Over 10 times the antirachitic effect |
|Vitamin E||Up to 4.0 times the free radical scavenging strength |
|Vitamin H||Up to 100 times more biotin effect |
|Vitamin K||Safer for children |
|Calcium||7 times as effective in raising serum ionic calcium levels |
|Chromium||Up to 25 times more bioavailable |
|Copper||Contains substances that reduce potential toxicity [14,15]|
|Iron||Non-constipating, better absorbed |
|Magnesium||Better absorbed and retained |
|Manganese||Not as likely to contribute to toxicity as mined forms [18,19]|
|Phosphorus||Less likely to cause diarrhea or electrolyte disorders |
|Selenium||Nearly 2 times better retained |
|Vanadium||Safer and 50% more effective |
|Zinc||Better absorption, better form [23,24]|
Some have felt that if they take, for example, twice as much of a synthetic vitamin or industrial rock (called a mineral salt) than a Food vitamin or mineral, then it will be just as effective in the body. That is not true. An analogy might be appropriate here. Let’s say two people want to build a computer. One has 100% of all the parts (like in Food nutrients) and the other has 97% of all the parts, but the parts are a lot bigger (like in USP rocks), which computer will work correctly? The one with all the parts! Shouldn’t your body have all the nutritional parts it needs? USP vitamins and minerals are cheap (or not so cheap) industrial imitations of Food vitamins and minerals–they are not Food! Synthetic vitamins and rocks can have some positive nutritional effects (as well as unnatural residues), yet SYNTHETIC VITAMINS & OTHER ROCKS CANNOT REPLACE ALL THE FUNCTIONS OF FOOD VITAMINS & MINERALS! USP vitamins and minerals are not structurally the same, nor in most cases chemically the same, as Food nutrients. As the aim of supplementation is to provide nutrients which may be missing from the diet (for optimal health), it is logical that Food vitamins and minerals can accomplish this much better than synthetic vitamins or crushed industrial rocks.
Food Vitamins and Minerals Do Not Even Look the Same as USP–SEE THE DIFFERENCE!
The microscope photos below reveal that isolated USP form vitamins and mineral salts have a crystalline appearance whereas Food nutrients have more detailed appearance (nutrients in Foods are not crystalline):
Food Vitamin B-1 USP Vitamin B-1
Food Vitamin C USP Vitamin C
There Are Also Quality of Life Differences! 
An in vitro study found that Food Vitamin C has negative oxidative reductive potential (ORP , yet the Merck Index reveals that ascorbic acid has positive redox potential . This means that no quantity of USP ascorbic acid can ever match the ability of Food Vitamin C to clean up damage caused by free radicals (“negative ORPs indicate active reducing power, which is immediately capable of antioxidant activity whereas items with positive ORPs are not” ). While it is true that both Food and USP vitamin E can reduce some lipids to the same level, this is where the similarity ends. The liver has a specific transport protein for natural vitamin E, which it does not have for synthetic vitamin E . Published research suggests that Food vitamin E is up to 4 times better than synthetic vitamin E  and that the body apparently tries to rid itself of synthetic vitamin E as fast as it can ! In addition, mineral-rich Foods often have specific protein chaperones which aid in mineral absorption and utilization ; this may be why minerals in Foods do not have the types of toxicities associated with industrial metals (called mineral salts) .
Frankly, there have not been enough long-term studies to show all the benefits of Food nutrients over the rocks and synthetics commonly used in most research studies (and contained in most supplements). Some studies have found that while consuming a diet high in antioxidant nutrient-containing foods has been shown to reduce cancer risk or Alzheimer’s, attempts by scientists to replicate those results with USP antioxidant vitamins & minerals do not get the same results [2,26,30]. Food nutrition, or as close to Food as possible, seems to be the logical choice. Why take anything else?
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Some of these studies (or citations) may not conform to peer review standards (though most do). Therefore, the results are not conclusive. Professionals can, and often do, come to different conclusions when reviewing scientific data. None of these statements have been reviewed by the FDA. All products distributed by Doctors’ Research, Inc. are nutritional and are not intended for the treatment or prevention of any medical condition.
The foods in Vitamin-Mineral Shake naturally supply Calcium, Choline, Inositol Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Vitamin K, as well as Carbohydrates, Lipids, Monosaccharides (including all considered essential) Proteins (including all ten essential amino acids), Superoxide Dismutase, and Trace Minerals as found in enzymatically processed Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Acerola Cherries, Whole Oranges, Carrots, Broccoli, Cabbage, and Rice—all vitamins and minerals shown above are contained in these foods.
Food Wildcrafted and Organic Vitamin-Mineral is a food multi-vitamin, multi-mineral formula (and not a synthetic isolate) contains no synthetic USP nutrients, but only contains foods, food complexes, and food concentrates. Studies indicate that Food nutrients ARE better than isolated USP nutrients and MAY BE better absorbed, retained, and utilized than USP nutrients.
Suggested use: 1-3 scoops per day or as recommended by your health care professional. Adjust usage according to nutritional lifestyle requirements.
Directions: For children: Sprinkle 1/2 scoop into breakfast cereal or blend into a 4 ounce beverage. For adults: Stir one to three level scoops (included) into 8 fluid ounces of water, juice, goat’s or other milk, or milk substitute. With 16 ounces of goat’s milk, one serving (two scoops) contains over 20 grams of protein (40% of RDI).
100% Food, No Synthetics, No Rocks: While almost all children’s vitamins and protein shakes contain synthetic vitamins, inorganic mineral salts (commonly known are rocks), and/or fractionated proteins (and can sometimes still even call themselves organic), Vitamin & Mineral Shake is 100% Food! all the vitamins, minerals, and proteins are contained within its whole foods.
Protein, Amino Acids, and Omegas: Organic hemp protein naturally contains the amino acids alanine, arginine, aspartic acid, cystine, glutamic acid, glycine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, proline, serine, threonine, tryptophan, tyrosine, and valine. It also supplies omega 3, 6, and 9 oils. Organic rice bran naturally supplies tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, cystine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, valine, arginine, histidine, alanine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glycine, proline, and serine.
Low Glycemic Blood Sugar and Weight Management Support: Provides Glucose Tolerance Factor chromium and fiber to help maintain normal blood sugar levels.
Digestive Systems: Contains probiotics included for repopulating the flora of the digestive tract, as well as potent digestive enzymes.
Organic and/or Wildcrafted Fruits and Vegetables for Anti-Aging Support: The special foods in Vitamin & Mineral Shake provide the physical and mental anti-aging and mental anti-aging that even high ORAC supplements cannot provide.
Detoxification: Easy to digest Vitamin & Mineral Shake provides soluble fiber, insoluble fiber, organic chlorophyll-containing greens for detoxifying support.
Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Support: The 8 grams of fiber per serving helps maintain cholesterol levels already within a normal range. Cardio-protective support is provided by the omega oils contained within the organic raw hemp powder.
Food Research Guarantee: The ingredients in Vitamin & Mineral Shake are certified organic and/or are grown purely and not chemically. Guaranteed to contain NO gluten, corn, soy, dairy, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, inorganic minerals, or synthetic vitamins.
Vitamin-Mineral™ is a 100% vegetarian FOOD supplement that is the best multi-vitamin, multi-mineral product available anywhere.
Unlike some other claimed “ WHOLE FOOD” multi-formulas, it does not contain ANY isolate USP nutrients. 240 Tablets – $106.98
Gluco-Sugar-Balance™ is a 100% vegetarian FOOD intended to help support a healthy balance of glucose in the body. It contains minerals, such as Chromium GTF and vanadium, as well as herbs to nutritionally support the body’s blood sugar systems.
Metabolic Thyro™ is a 100% FOOD supplement that is intended to supply nutrients, glandulars, and herbs needed to maintain and support optimal thyroid health. It is made up of naturally-iodine containing kelp, plant source l-tyrosine, and bovine glandulars.
B Stress Complex™ is a 100% vegetarian FOOD supplement that is intended to supply 100% FOOD B vitamins. Unlike certain so called “whole food” B vitamin sources, it does not contain isolated USP niacinamide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, or any isolated “nutrients”.
For decades the ‘natural’ health industry has been touting thousands of vitamin supplements. The truth is that most vitamins in supplements are made or processed with petroleum derivatives or hydrogenated sugars. Even though they are often called natural, most non-food vitamins are isolated substances which are crystalline in structure.
GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.
It is well understood by nutrition researchers that we, as humans, should derive nutrition from food. It is our goal at Food Research to provide the best, scientifically researched, natural food supplements which meet the needs of those who live in our “modern” society.
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