Optimal intake of micronutrients is critical to the maintenance of metabolic processes and essential to health. Population studies available to date have indicated U.S. dietary intake of several vitamins and minerals 50-80% below the RDAs. There are numerous reasons to select Daily Nutrients™ as foundation nutrition. Balanced Profile – In Daily Nutrients™ synergism exists between calcium and magnesium; zinc and copper; vitamin C and vitamin E; and among activated folate, vitamin B12 and high potency vitamin B complex; beta carotene, mixed carotenoids and trace elements. Antioxidants work synergistically and an excess or imbalance of one antioxidant can actually have oxidative properties. The antioxidant nutrients regenerate each other and consistent levels should be maintained intracellularly and extracellularly. Bioavailability – The nutrients in Daily Nutrients™ are in bioavailable forms ready to be easily absorbed and utilized. There is a full complement of patented Albion® mineral chelates and complexes. Daily Nutrients™ contains natural vitamin E, (100% more potent than synthetic dl-alpha tocopherol), vitamin B12 in its already methylated form and folic acid partly in its “activated” 5-formyl tetrahydrofolate form. Vitamins B2 and B6 are also “activated.” Energy Production – The B vitamins in Daily Nutrients™ serve as prime coenzymes in glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation and as cofactors in amino acid and lipid metabolism. The balanced presence of “B”s in this formula is essential to their optimal synergistic functioning. Antioxidant Protection – The broad spectrum of antioxidants present include natural vitamin E, vitamin C, selenium and mixed cartenoids. The balance of these antioxidants provides for effective antioxidant functioning. Detoxification Support – Xenobiotics, including environmental pollutants and medications, must undergo biotransformation into molecules that can be easily excreted from the body. There are significant levels of bioavailable riboflavin, niacin, folic acid and B12 present in the formula for their roles in Phase 1 detoxification of the increasing demand posed by xenobiotics and metabolic by-products. Carotones, vitamin C, tocopherols, selenium, copper, zinc, and manganese are present to protect tissues from reactive intermediates formed between Phase 1 and Phase 2 detoxification. The adult recommended dose is 2 capsules twice a day with water at breakfast and lunch or dinner.