Essential Basics, provided by Douglas Laboratories, is a comprehensive, highly concentrated vitamin/mineral/trace element supplement containing 28 essential nutritional ingredients. Like Douglas Laboratories’ Basic Preventive supplements, Essential Basics is a potent antioxidant formula with natural beta-carotene (from D. salina) and natural vitamin E; a high-potency B-complex supplement; a significant source of bioavailable calcium and magnesium; and an iron-free, full-spectrum mineral and trace element supplement. Essential Basics does not contain vitamin K, thus making it a safe choice for individuals on anticoagulant medication who may wish to avoid additional vitamin K intake. Essential Basics uses only the purest, most hypoallergenic ingredients and contains no yeast; corn; wheat; sugar or other sweeteners; artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Every batch is expiration dated to guarantee a minimum of 100% of label claim for all ingredients up to the date printed on the label.
FUNCTIONS Studies show that a high percentage of adults and children in North America and other developed countries eat less than the minimum daily allowance of 10 or more essential nutrients. Adequate amounts and proper balance of these nutrients are needed not only for maintaining good health, but also for the dietary management and prevention of chronic diseases. Essential Basics has been carefully developed to contain the right proportions of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements without danger of toxic build-up and without side effects. Each ingredient is selected in consideration of its absorbability, competitive relationship with other nutrients, allergenic potential, and long-term safety. Beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and B-complex vitamins are included in high-potency amounts because of the vital roles they play in antioxidant protection, energy production and maintenance of healthy blood cells, nervous system, hormonal balance, and more. Minerals and trace elements are provided in their safest and most bioavailable forms, such as Albion amino acid chelates and other scientifically validated and clinically superior forms.
INDICATIONS Essential Basics is ideal for individuals with vitamin, mineral and trace element deficiencies due to sub-optimal dietary intake, age and life style habits. For many individuals, Essential Basics is the only daily nutritional supplement and antioxidant formula they need to take