The Ultimate Daily Multivitamin
Livefit Mega Multi is a complex blend of 45 vitamins, minerals and nutrients, designed to perfectly assist your diet. It has been carefully designed as the ultimate daily multivitamin, contributing to a balance of all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients your body uses in one multivitamin supplement.
Mega Multi includes a host of nutrients including vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12 C, D3, E, K2 choline, bioflavonoids, PABA, biotin, folic acid, molybdenum, potassium, iron, zinc, lecithin, kelp, iodine, copper, manganese, alfalfa, l-glutamic, magnesium, selenium and chromium, among others.
What Does Livefit Mega Multi Do?
- Boosts Energy Levels
- Supports Overall Health
- Supports Mental Health
- Supports Muscular & Bone Health
- Supports Sexual Health
- Enhances Beauty
- Support Hormones & Normal Blood Formation
The Importance of Vitamins and Minerals
These are essential nutrients for the body because they perform hundreds of roles in the body.
From maintaining bone strength & healing wounds, to strengthening the immune system. They even help convert food into energy, and repair cellular damage. Vitamins & Minerals are referred to as Micronutrients as they body only requires tiny amounts of each.
Though vitamins & minerals are micronutrients, they differ in a few ways. Vitamins can be broken down by heat, air, or acid so cooking, storage and exposure to air can reduce their nutritional content.
Minerals on the other hand maintain their chemical structure so they easily find their way into the body via plants, fish, animals, and fluids consumed.
There are two types of vitamins – Water soluble and fat soluble.
Water soluble vitamins include Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12 & C. These vitamins flow freely in the water portions of food and circulate easily in the body. Their main roles are to:
- Release energy from food
- Produce energy
- Build proteins and cells - metabolising amino acids and enabling cells to multiply.
- Make collagen which is the supporting structure of skin, blood vessels & connective tissues and forms a base for teeth and bones.
Fat soluble vitamins do not enter the bloodstream with ease like water soluble ones. Instead they travel with proteins through the lymph channels of the intestinal walls. Fat tissues and the liver act as an enclosure for these vitamins and release them as needed. Fat soluble vitamins are Vitamin A, D, E & K. Their main roles are to:
- Build bones
- Protect vision
- Interact well together as without presence vitamin E, the body would have difficulty absorbing and storing vitamin A.
- Protect the body through its antioxidant properties
Major minerals include Calcium, Chloride, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium and Sulphur. Their main roles are to:
- Maintain the balance of water in the body
- Support healthy bones
- Stabilise protein structures including hair, skin & nails
Trace minerals are required by the body in small amounts. These include Chromium, Copper, Fluoride, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium and Zinc. A few roles they serve include:
- Iron for transporting oxygen around the body
- Fluoride for strengthening bones and teeth
- Zinc strengthens the immune response.
- Helping create enzymes that perform important functions or enhance their activity.
Vitamins & minerals contain antioxidant compounds known as carotenoids and flavonoids. These help fight against free radical cell damage within the body. Healthy cells travel in pairs. Free radicals are essentially single rogue cells that destroy healthy ones. This can lead to chronic illness and disease. Antioxidants help stabilise free radicals by attaching themselves to a single cell, essentially make it a pair again and acting as a healthy cell.
Vitamins and minerals are undoubtedly essential to health. Therefore a daily multivitamin & mineral supplement is ideal if your diet is deficient in vitamins and minerals to help support optimal health.
Features & Benefits – Why Take Livefit Mega Multi
- Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, and manganese and iodine aid metabolism
- Vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6, B12 and C help reduce tiredness and fatigue
- Vitamins B2, C & E, manganese and zinc help protect cells from oxidative stress
- Vitamins A, B6, B12, C and D, and zinc help maintain the normal function of the immune system
- Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and C, and iodine help maintain the normal functioning of the nervous system
- Vitamin A, B2 and zinc supports normal vision
- Vitamin B1 supports the normal function of the heart
- Vitamins B1, B3, B6, B12 and C support normal psychological function
- Iodine and zinc supports normal cognitive function
- Vitamin B5 supports normal mental performance
Muscular & Bone Health
- Manganese helps maintains normal formation of connective tissue
- Vitamin D helps maintain normal muscle function
- Vitamin D, zinc and manganese help maintain normal bones
- Vitamin D supports & maintains normal teeth
Cells, Blood and Hormones
- Vitamins A, B2 and B3 helps maintain normal mucous membranes
- Iodine promotes the normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function
- Vitamins B6 & B12 contribute to normal homocysteine metabolism
- Vitamins B6 & B12 support normal red blood cell formation
- Chromium helps maintain normal blood glucose levels
- Vitamin B2 helps maintain normal red blood cells
- Vitamins B12, D and zinc has a role in the process of cell division
- Chromium contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism
- Zinc contributes to normal protein synthesis
- Vitamin B6 contributes to normal cysteine synthesis
- Zinc contributes to normal DNA synthesis
- Zinc contributes to normal acid-base, carbohydrate, vitamin A, macronutrient and fatty acid metabolism
- Vitamin A has a role in the process of cell specialisation
- Vitamin B5 contributes to normal synthesis and metabolism of steroid hormones, vitamin D and some neurotransmitters
- Vitamin B6 contributes to normal protein and glycogen metabolism
- Vitamin B6 contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity
- Zinc aids fertility and reproduction
- Zinc helps maintain normal testosterone levels in the blood
- Vitamin C promotes collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth
- Zinc supports the health of hair & nails
- Vitamins A, B2, B3, and iodine and zinc supports skin health
Interaction with Other Supplements
- Vitamin C contributes to the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E
- Vitamin C increases iron absorption
- Vitamins A and B2 aid iron metabolism
- Vitamin D helps the body absorb/utilise calcium and phosphorus
- Vitamin D supports blood calcium levels
Is Livefit Mega Multi Right For Me?
Mega Multi contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to help support numerous functions in the body. Multivitamins should not be seen as an alternative to a healthy balanced diet, but if your diet is deficient in some nutrients and you are experiencing any symptoms of inadequate nutrition such as tiredness & fatigue, muscular or joint pain, weak bones, dry skin or more, then Mega Multi may be beneficial for you.
Multivitamins in the Press
These articles relate to numerous nutrients that are contained within each Livefit Mega Multi capsule. Read more to gain a greater insight into the theory behind Mega Multi.
Health Article: Daily Mail: Muscle cramps? Bad breath? Fatigue? They can all be caused by a lack of vitamins or minerals - so here's how to eat yourself healthy
Most of us suffer from one of these annoying, minor health niggles at some point, little realising that a lack of vitamins or minerals may be to blame.
'Diet and poor nutrition are often overlooked by health practitioners despite being related to everyday health complaints,' says Professor David Kennedy, psychobiologist at Northumbria University.
When it comes to minor ailments there are lots of things you can do to help yourself.
As Ursula Arens explains: 'You are the expert in what is normal for you, so if you're suffering from a minor health complaint, try dietary changes or, where appropriate, supplements.'
The point about vitamins and minerals, she says, is that these are better absorbed from food than from pills - although in some cases the amount of food you'd need to eat is absurd, so a supplement may be worth considering.
For Muscle Cramps you need: Magnesium
This mineral is crucial for nerves transmitting messages to the muscles. But many of us are deficient, says Ursula Arens.
'Our diets tend not to be very magnesium-rich because foods such as fast food, fizzy drinks, crisps, biscuits and refined grains are very low in magnesium.' In addition, many of us consume a lot of milk and dairy products and these and other calcium-rich foods can lower magnesium levels’.
Health Article: Daily Mail: Feeling tired and forgetful? Why your Vitamin B levels could be to blame...
Vitamin B12 plays an important role in health — for example it helps the brain and nervous system function, and is important for the formation of blood cells. It is also needed for the manufacture of myelin, the insulating material that surrounds certain nerve cells.
A lack of vitamin B12 typically causes extreme fatigue, muscle weakness and problems with memory and concentration. It can also lead to temporary infertility in women, while a lack of it during pregnancy can result in foetal abnormalities.
The nutrient is found in red meat, fish and dairy products and most people can get enough from diet.
However up to 18 per cent of the population are deficient in it, with 80 per cent of these women, according to retired GP Dr Joseph Chandy, president of the B12 Deficiency Support Group, a figure he bases on anecdotal evidence.
Deficiency is linked to ageing and in the elderly, it may be linked to dementia, adds David Smith, Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology at Oxford University. ‘Once levels fall below 500 pg/ml (picograms per millilitre — the normal range being 500 to 1,000), the brain starts to deteriorate at twice the usual rate, making memory loss six times more likely.’
In fact diet is rarely a cause of a deficiency, explains Dr Premini Mahendra, a consultant haematologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. That’s because the vitamin can be easily obtained from food sources — for instance 3oz (85g) of canned tuna provides around 2.4mcg. ‘Since it is found in red meat and dairy products, it tends to be vegetarians and vegans who are prone to dietary deficiency,’ she explains.
More common is for a deficiency to arise from an inability to absorb the vitamin correctly. Simply getting older increases this risk because as we age, the stomach shrinks and produces less of the acid needed for B12 to be absorbed.
Health Article: Daily Mail: Don't give up on vitamin C
Vitamin C is known to have a number of functions in the body, including an ability to kill several types of viruses. In addition, vitamin C can stimulate the immune system in a number of ways. These effects mean that, in theory, vitamin C should be able to help combat viral infections such as cold and flu.
In fact, there is good scientific evidence which shows that relatively large doses of vitamin C (typically 1.5-4g per day, taken in divided doses) reduces the duration of the common cold by about a third.
How, then, could it be that the recent study published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) failed to show any benefit from vitamin C?
I have looked very carefully at this study and have concluded that it is seriously flawed. It is well recognised that the earlier vitamin C treatment is started after symptoms of cold or flu become apparent, the more effective it is.
The best results are obtained when individuals start taking vitamin C at the first sign of an infection. However, in the MJA study, the average length of time between the onset of symptoms and the first dose of vitamin C was 13 hours.
Such a delay would impair vitamin C's ability to combat a viral infection before it becomes established in the body.
The other major problem with the MJA study was the length of treatment. For maximum effect, vitamin C should be taken for at least as long as cold and flu symptoms persist.
Health Article: Daily Mail: How a daily dose of Vitamin D ‘helps fight HIV': Sunshine vitamin 'boosts the number of immune cells, making treatment more effective'
Dr Amara Ezeamama, an assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Georgia's College of Public Health, said: 'HIV destroys the capacity of the body to mount effective response to pathogens.
Dr Ezeamama conducted an 18-month longitudinal study in which the immune status of 398 HIV-positive adults was measured at the start as well as at three, six, 12 and 18 months.
He said: 'Because of the immune-destroying effects of HIV, infection usually results in relatively quick death without treatment. 'The magic of antiretroviral therapy, the name for drugs to treat HIV, lies in its ability to restore immune function. 'Our goal was to understand whether vitamin D deficiency limits the amount of immune recovery benefit for persons on HIV treatment.'
The researchers, through observation, related the rise in immune function to whether or not individuals had adequate levels of vitamin D. Specifically, Dr Ezeamama found that vitamin D helped the adults' CD4+T cells recover more quickly. CD4+T cells are a type of T cell that helps the immune system fight off pathogens. For HIV-positive adults, CD4+T cells are critical because of their weakened immune systems.
Dr Ezeamama found that participants with sufficient levels of vitamin D recovered more of their immune function - on average 65 CD4+T cells more - than those with vitamin D deficiency.
‘Vitamin D is relatively cheap. If we intervene with it, it could give individual HIV-infected persons a modest immune recovery bump that will likely translate to big public health impact.’
Health Article: Daily Mail: Vitamin E – Skin and Hair
Vitamin E is one of the few fat-soluble vitamins that cannot be stored by the body for any length of time; because of this a regular supply is needed. There are several forms of this vitamin, although alpha-tocopherol is the most powerful one.
Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant, and has especially strong effects in the skin - preventing the ageing damage caused by free radicals, protecting the skin from other forms of damage like pollution and sun exposure, and is especially good at healing scar and wound tissue.
Vitamin E also exerts powerful effects inside our bodies. It may help prevent and dissolve blood clots, can alleviate tiredness and improve stamina, reduce blood pressure and recent scientific research also shows that it may have value in lowering the risk of heart disease.
The Science behind Livefit Mega Multi
With so many nutrients within the formulation, the science behind Mega Multi is vast but here are a few insights into the extensive research behind some of the ingredients.
In 1975, Behar published his study ‘Effect of calcium on magnesium absorption’ in the American Journal of Physiology. His study demonstrated that an increase in calcium levels within the body led to a decrease in magnesium. The decrease in Magnesium also saw a decrease in sodium.
This calcium effect was also observed when sodium chloride was replaced by urea. However, a consistent correlation was observed between the amount of net magnesium absorption and the rates of net water absorption of all calcium concentrations.
Behar’s findings suggest calcium decreases magnesium absorption by a nonspecific reduction in membrane permeability to solutes (the minor component in a solution) that induce net water flow and are consistent with the concept that magnesium is transported by solvent "drag".
The increase in the concentration of calcium resulted in an increase in tissue accumulation of magnesium. This increase in tissue accumulation of magnesium was associated with a decrease in net sodium absorption.
These findings suggest an additional mechanism of magnesium transport operating independently of net water flow.
Published in ‘Nutrients’ 2013, Castiglioni et al conducted a study titled ‘Magnesium and Osteoporosis: Current State of Knowledge and Future Research Directions’
The study discussed how magnesium homeostasis seems to be crucial for bone health. Researching previous studies Castiglioni found that both low and high magnesium levels in the body have harmful effects on the bones. Researchers conclude low levels of magnesium contributes towards osteoporosis directly (by acting on crystal formation and on bone cells) and indirectly (by impacting on function of the ‘parathyroid’ hormone and by promoting low grade inflammation).
They concluded that controlling and maintaining magnesium homeostasis is one way to help maintain bone integrity.
Gunasekara et al conducted a study titled ‘Effects of zinc and multimineral vitamin supplementation on glycemic and lipid control in adult diabetes’ published in DovePress 2011. Their aim was to evaluate the effects of zinc with or without other antioxidants on blood glucose, lipid profile, and serum creatinine in adult diabetics on long-term follow-up. This study demonstrates why zinc is included within the Livefit Mega Multi formulation – zinc and multivitamin & minerals go hand in hand.
96 patients were randomly assigned to three groups: group A was supplemented with oral zinc sulfate and multivitamin/mineral (zinc+MVM); group B was given the same preparation just the multivitamin/mineral (MVM) and group C was given a matching placebo for a period of 4 months in a single-blinded study.
Results showed the zinc+MVM group had a significant change of fasting blood sugar when compared with the other two groups. The HbA1C% (glycated haemoglobin) level reduced significantly, irrespective of the baseline level, in those receiving zinc+MVM. Serum lipid levels also reduced significantly in the zinc+MVM and MVM groups.
Researchers concluded Zinc+MVM supplementation showed beneficial effects in the metabolic control of adult diabetics in addition to elevating their serum zinc level. Zinc supplementation improved glycemic control measured by HbA1C% and fasting and postprandial glucose.
- Chromium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels
- Magnesium helps reduce tiredness & fatigue
- Magnesium contributes to electrolyte balance, normal functioning of the nervous system & normal protein synthesis
- Calcium and Magnesium contribute to normal muscle function, normal metabolism, and the maintenance of normal bones and teeth
- Calcium contributes to normal blood clotting, normal neurotransmission, to the normal function of digestive enzymes and has a role in the process of cell division and specialisation
- Vitamin B6 & B12 can contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
- Vitamin B6 & B12 contribute to normal red blood cell formation and to the normal function of the immune system
- Vitamin C contributes to maintain the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise
- Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels, cartilage, bones, gums, skin and teeth
- Vitamin C contributes to normal metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system and to normal psychological function
- Vitamin C contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress, to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and to the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E
- Vitamin C increases iron absorption
- Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal skin & vision
- Vitamin A contributes to the normal function of the immune system
- Vitamin D contributes to normal absorption/utilisation of calcium and phosphorus
- Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, normal muscle function and normal teeth
- Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system
- Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is the regulatory body of the European Union that serves as an independent agency to review scientific research to provide advice and communication on nutritional ingredients.
EFSA approved products give legal clarity to nutritional ingredients and gives consumers’ confidence in claims being rigorously assessed and proved to have the stated effects.
What Makes Livefit Mega Multi Better than Other Vitamin Supplements?
- Made from only pure ingredients.
- Contains 45 different Vitamins, Minerals & Nutrients
- Is the Ultimate Daily Vitamin
- Capsule formulation easier to swallow
- Higher strength than other leading high street outlets.
- Contains no: Gluten, Lactose or Wheat.
- Suitable for vegetarians & vegans. Approved kosher.
Recommended by our health experts
Recommended by our health experts Livefit Mega Multi has been developed by clinical healthcare experts. The ingredients have been carefully formulated with research to ensure they deliver results. Livefit Mega Multi is also recommended by nutritionists.