Short on juice ? No worries, we’ve got what you need. Superheros also have their source of power ! Asterix and Obelix (oh yes, they are kind of superheros) have their magic potion. But what about you ? Here is the recipe you need ; a micronutrients cocktail : minerals and vitamins B, C, D and E.
7 million, that is the number of French (citizens) who take vitamins each year.
40% of the French population does not follow the nutritional advices to maintain a balanced diet.
15,4€ that’s the amount spent on vitamins in France each second.More
113 mg/j vitamins from organic plant origin
10 mg/j minerals from organic plant origin
With a large glass of water
1 to 2 caps per day
Ingredients (for 2 caps or 710 mg): 625 mg of vitamins and minerals mix from organic plant origin : dry extract of organic sacred basilic leaf (Ocimum Sanctum) 10/1 titrated in vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, E, magnesium, zinc, manganese, potassium, selenium and calcium, dry extract of organic amla fruit (Emblica officinalis) 50/1 titrated in vitamins B5, B6, B9, C, E, zinc, manganese and potassium, dry extract of organic guava fruit (Psidium guajava) 0/1 titrated in vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, E, magnesium, zinc, manganese, potassium, selenium and calcium, dry extract of organic lemon fruit (Citrus limon) 35/1 titrated in vitamins B5, B6, B9, E and copper ; 60 mg of organic mushroom powder titrated in vitamin D (Agaricus bisporus) ; anticaking agent ; talcum powder ; capsule: hypromellose
You should not exceed the recommended doses. Keep out of the reach of young children. This food supplement is not a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or a healthy lifestyle. Those receiving medical treatment, should consult their pharmacist or doctor before starting to take the supplement. Unsuitable for people who are allergic to one of the constituents.
Discovered in 1910, vitamin B1 belongs to the water-soluble vitamin family, which means soluble in water. Also called thiamine, vitamin B1 is transformed in the liver into pyrophosphate, its active form. It helps the metabolism to produce energy and amino acids. Vitamine B1 is also essential for the nervous system and the memory and intelligence functions.
By its scientific name riboflavin, vitamin B2 is not stocked by the organism. It has been isolated in 1932 by two researchers and synthesized in 1935. Since, it has been extensively studied, which has brought to light the fact that vitamin B2 has a lot of virtues for the proper functioning of the metabolism. It participates in the release of the energy contained in the food’s nutrients.
Vitamin B3 is produced by the tryptophan, an amino acid essential for the organism. This amino acid is contained in food such as poultry, eggs and milk. Vitamin B3 is composed by niacin (nicotinic acid) and niacinamide. It has been isolated from the nicotine in tobacco by a German chemist. Its nutritional importance has been brought to light only in 1945. Niacin participates to more than 200 enzymatic reactions. It helps the metabolism to produce energy.
Nicknamed the « anti-stress vitamin », vitamin B5 belongs to the B-complex of vitamins. Unlike its peers, it spreads (itself) throughout the body. Indeed, its scientific name « pantothenic acid », derived from the greek « pantos », means « everywhere ». Once in the organism, it changes itself into the coenzyme A which contributes to produce energy in the cells. It is mostly found in raw mushrooms, eggs yolk and chicken.
Vitamin B6 is well known to the general public because of its important energy intake. Because its action is closely linked to the one of the magnesium, it has an impact on stress and fatigue.
Also known by its scientifical name « folic acid », vitamin B9 participates in the nervous system functioning but also in the creation of some neuro-mediators. Our diet often shows a vitamin B9 deficiency. In particular, during her pregnancy, a woman consumes more vitamin B9 than her metabolism has in stock. Therefore, a supplementation is recommended.
Aristot was one of the first to put words on vitamin C deficiency symptoms. However, it’s only in 1928 that Albert Szent-Gyorgyi isolated the vitamin C and synthesized it for commercial purposes. His study has brought to light the fact that the organism couldn’t produce it. Therefore, the food, and especially fruits and vegetables (such as oranges, lemons, broccolis…) is our unique source of Vitamin C.
Poorly present in food, Vitamin D is produced by the skin, thanks to the sun rays. That is the reason why it is often called « sunlight vitamin». Vitamin D is essential for the body functions because it helps to absorb the phosphorus and calcium and also because it intervenes at the immune system level. Therefore, even if its collagen synthesis decreases with the age, vitamin D deficiencies should be avoided.
Vitamin E has been discovered in California in the 1920’s. Also called tocopherol, it is part of the fat-soluble vitamins, which means soluble in fat. Researchers firstly highlighted its antioxidant qualities. Indeed, vitamin E intervenes in the free radicals mecanism by protecting the cells’ membrane. For the athletes, the free radicals production is highly important, as well as the vitamin E production. Therefore, a diet rich in seeds and vegetal oils is a way to avoid any vitamin E deficiency and is recommended.
Zinc is part of the periodic table, as an antioxidant oligo-element, it is mainly located in the muscles and in the bones. It plays an important role in the fat and protein metabolism. Moreover, it intervenes at the neurological level. It especially has an impact on the mood as well as on the immune defences. Because the organism only ingests 30% of the zinc contained in food, a zinc supplementation is highly recommended. it is interesting to know that oysters are the highest source of zinc.
The British chemist Sir Humphry Davy isolated the potassium in 1807. This ion is naturally present in the organism, especially in cells and blood. It has an impact on the water balance and on blood pressure. It also ensures the transmission of the nerve impulse and the muscles contraction. Potassium can be found in the coffee powder, seeds and curry.
Calcium is a nutrient which participates in the regulation of the homeostasis and the phosphorus metabolism. It is brought to the organism by food, especially by tdairy products or by vegetables. Only 25% of the calcium is ingested by the stomach-intestinal area. A calcium intake avoids calcium deficiency.
Magnesium is an essential oligo-element which intervenes in many body’s functions. With the vitamin B6, it helps to reduce fatigue, allows a normal energy metabolism as well as normal psycological functions. Therefore, it is highly recommended to eat a piece of chocolate every day, because the magnesium it contains has a « natural anti-stress » effect.
Manganese is an oligo-element essential to the body. It intervenes in several enzymatic reactions (especially in the energy production, the carbohydrate metabolism…). The human body has about 15 mg manganese (Mn) partitioned among the liver, kidneys and bones. Manganese can be found in green vegetables, cereals or dried vegetables.
Discovered in 1817, selenium is an antioxidant oligo-element which can be found in the bark. The human body is incapable of producing it, it can only ingest it through food (nuts, oysters, tuna…). Together with Vitamin E, they play an important role in numerous body’s functions. It is mostly stocked in the muscles and thus intervenes at the muscle functioning level.
Copper is an essential oligo-element for the body. It has played one of the most important role in the development of civilisations. We can set its origin in several locations such as Cyprus, which gave it its name : Aes Cyprium. However, it is hardly absorbed by the organism : only 30% are ingested by the gut and transported by the blood. In order to get an efficient immune system and to fight fatigue, it is recommended to select specific food such as shellfish, chocolate or dried vegetables.