Viridian High Five Multivitamin and Mineral Formula

Viridian High Five Multivitamin and Mineral Formula

  • £9.55


What is a High Five Multivitamin and Mineral Formula?

Suboptimal intakes of vitamins and minerals are remarkably common in the general population because of unhealthy eating, nutrient losses though food processing and storage and increased nutritional requirements due to factors such as alcohol use and chronic diseases. For this reason, leading experts such as Harvard Medical School recommend a daily multivitamin as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. There is a strong scientific rationale for the use of multivitamins as a safe and effective means of ensuring daily nutritional adequacy and promoting optimal health.

Why are high doses of Pantothenic acid B5 good?

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is an essential nutrient required by the body to metabolise and utilise macronutrients. Vitamin B5 is therefore important for the production of energy in the mitochondria where the vitamin is found in the form of Coenzyme A. A diet deficient in vitamin B5 has been linked to neurological, cardiovascular, cognitive and immune disorders.

Vitamin B5 is also thought to play an important role in the stress response, with experimental studies suggesting vitamin B5 deficiency may result in adrenal hypofunction and an inability to respond appropriately to stress. Deficiency in humans is rare, however in an experimental study supplementation with vitamin B5, even when there was no dietary deficiency, appeared to improve adrenal function.

What does Vitamin B5 help with?

ANTI-FATIGUE 

Fatigue and tiredness are common symptoms and can be caused by lack of vitamins and minerals, which are involved in normal energy metabolism. A review of nine clinical studies found that daily use of multivitamins can improve cognitive function, mood and reduce mental fatigue. In one such study women who took a multivitamin for nine weeks had measurably improved cognitive function and reduced mental fatigue during a mentally demanding test.

ANTI-ANXIETY/ ANTI-STRESS 

Vitamins and minerals are essential for proper function of the nervous system and play an important role in mood and emotional health. A review of eight studies evaluating the effects of multivitamins on mood found that supplementation can reduce feelings of stress, improve mild symptoms of depression and anxiety and enhance aspects of everyday mood.12 For example, a group of healthy adults between the ages of 20 to 50 years who took a daily multivitamin for 16-weeks significantly reduced their feelings of stress, physical fatigue and anxiety compared to placebo.13 Vitamin B5 is also thought to play an important role in the stress response, with experimental studies suggesting vitamin B5 deficiency may result in adrenal hypofunction and an inability to respond appropriately to stress.

GENERAL WELLBEING 

Low micronutrient intake can increase oxidative stress and accelerate DNA damage and mitochondrial decay subsequently giving rise to age-associated diseases; these processes could be offset by ensuring daily micronutrient intake with a multivitamin.

Folic acid suboptimal intakes of folic acid are very common and increasing folic acid intake through dietary supplements may reduce neural tube defects, correct megaloblastic anaemia and improve blood levels of homocysteine, a risk factor for age related diseases.16 It is recommended that all women of reproductive age take a daily multivitamin containing 400μg of folic acid daily.

Why Choose Viridian’s High Five Multivitamin and Mineral Formula?

  • Vegan

  • Kosher

  • Copper and Vitamin E free

  • Contains chelated minerals

  • Provides low acid buffered Vitamin C

  • Contains naturally sourced beta-carotene

  • Anti-oxidant rich

  • In a whole food base.

One-a-day best-selling multivitamin and mineral from Viridian Nutrition. The 'High Five' refers to the higher level of Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) found in this formula.  Vitamin B5 contributes to normal mental performance and a reduction in tiredness and fatigue. Vitamin B5 also contributes to the normal synthesis and metabolism of steroid hormones, vitamin D and some neurotransmitters.

Features buffered vitamin C, vegan vitamin D, natural source carotenoids, balanced B-complex, fully-reacted chelated minerals including Selenium, Chromium, Iron and Zinc, Selenium contributes to normal maintenance of hair and nails, the normal function of the immune system, normal thyroid function and for the protection of cells from oxidative stress. This 'oxidative stress' appears to be a major factor in many human diseases. Chromium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels. Iron is essential for the healthy production of haemoglobin and red blood cells.

This formula contains iron bisglycinate, a form of iron that is gentle on the digestive system. Iron contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and contributes to normal cognitive function.  Zinc is a mineral essential to many body processes including the maintenance of normal cognitive function, vision, fertility and reproduction, hair, skin and nails and the immune system. Zinc also contributes to the normal metabolism of fatty acids and macronutrients.

This formula is copper-free.