The Physicians Multi-Nutritional Formula
Most physician’s patients are currently taking some form of nutritional supplementation, most of which is in the form of a multi-vitamin. Unfortunately, most of the multi-vitamins currently consumed contain ingredients and dosages that are either inadequate to achieve their intended goal, dosages that are too high producing potential conflicts with medications or completely lack important ingredients due to their cost to include them.
The Physicians Multi-Nutritional Formulas (PMF) have been formulated for use
by physicians with emphasis on the following areas:
• Pharmacy-grade ingredients and manufacturing, which guarantees
quality & potency
• Formulated to support condition-specific treatment strategies
• Include therapeutic dosages supported by the scientific literature
(There are no “window dressing” ingredients)
The following ingredients have been highlighted to demonstrate how the
Physician Formulas differ from typical multi-vitamins.
• Excess Vitamin A – Bone Loss & Increased Risk of Hip Fracture
Patients at risk for or suffering from bone thinning or osteoporosis must be concerned about
excess Vitamin A intake. As a fat-soluble vitamin, excess intake can build up in the liver and
research has directly linked excess levels of Vitamin A to increased bone loss and hip
fracture. The RDA for women has been reduced to 2,330 IU daily in response to this
research. Men and women in this risk category must be discouraged from taking
supplements with high levels of Vitamin A.
PMF: 1,000 IU: 1 A Day Multi Max: 5,000 IU Centrum: 2,450 IU Centrum Silver: 2,450 IU
• Lycopene and Prostate Cancer
Lycopene is a natural, fat-soluble carotenoid. Carotenoids are the principle pigments
responsible for the colors of fruit and vegetables. Lycopene is the red in tomatoes,
watermelon and pink grapefruit. Lycopene has been clearly linked to a decreased risk of
prostate cancer. A study conducted at Harvard University showed a 35% decreased risk of
prostate cancer between those subjects who ate more than 10 servings per week of tomatobased
products compared with those eating 1.5. The ideal intake of Lycopene is currently
unknown; however, the men in the Harvard study with the greatest protection against cancer
consumed at least 6.5 mg per day.
PMF: 10 mg: 1 A Day Multi Max: 0 Centrum: .300 mg Centrum Silver: .300 mg
• Lutein and Vision Protection
Lutein is a fat-soluble carotenoid pigment with anti-oxidant properties. It serves, as a light
gathering pigment, is the carotenoid primarily present in the eye and protects it against the
toxic effects of ultra-violet radiation and oxygen. Lower levels of Lutein have been linked to
age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and loss of vision. Supporting Lutein levels as you
age can help prevent vision loss. Those patients at high risk for or already suffering from
AMD should consider the addition of the Physicians Vision Support formula.
Bioflavonoid Complex Lemon 30 mg
• Chromium and Glucose Tolerance/Diabetes
In general, plasma chromium levels are about 40% lower in diabetics as compared to
healthy subjects. There is evidence that chromium may improve glucose tolerance and
improve fasting glucose levels. Those patients at risk for or exhibiting signs of impaired
glucose tolerance should consider chromium supplementation.
PMF: 200 mcg: 1 A Day Multi Max: 65 mcg Centrum: 120 mcg Centrum Silver: 150 mcg
• Selenium and Cancer Prevention
Patients with low intake levels of fruit and vegetable and high intake levels of saturated fat
and trans-fat have increased risk for cancer. A study conducted by the University of Arizona
demonstrated a 52% reduction in cancer mortality over an average period of 4.5 years for
those consuming 200 mcg of selenium.
PMF: 200 mcg: 1 A Day Multi Max: 20 mcg Centrum: 20 mcg Centrum Silver: 20 mcg
NOTE: If you have a medical condition, are pregnant, lactating, trying to conceive, under the age of 18, or taking medications, consult your health care practitioner before using this product.