Foundation Multi

  • Gluten Free
  • Dye Free
  • Dairy Free

• We recommend using our Foundation Multi if you're looking for a multivitamin that helps maintain good health, especially if you're undergoing a weight loss journey to prevent nutritional deficiencies.

• Our Foundation Multi is a multivitamin that helps the body function optimally, prevents nutritional deficiencies, maintains blood sugar levels, and controls appetite.

• Each bottle contains 28 Vegetable Capsules, giving you a 14 day supply of Foundation Multi.


Our Foundation Multi is formulated to support the body on a day-to-day basis, especially during weight loss. This multivitamin supports overall health as it provides oxygen and energy to cells for optimal function, while it prevents nutritional deficiencies that can sometimes accompany a calorie-reduced diet.

Foundation Multi gives the body a variety of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals like biotin, calcium, folate, magnesium, selenium, vitamin B6, B12, C, D, and more! Foundation Multi also includes chromium to support healthy blood glucose levels throughout the day to maintain energy levels. Finally, our multivitamin also includes iodine to help maintain a healthy thyroid, the gland responsible for metabolizing and preventing the accumulation of body fat. Vitamins by definition are dietary substances that help maintain good health. They do so by regulating your metabolism and assisting in all biochemical processes in your body. These functions can be quite complex, so our multivitamins helps the body perform them daily.

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Recommended Dosage

Recommended Dosage:
For Adults Ages 19+: Take 1 capsule 2x/day with meals, a few hours before or after other medications.

Cautions & Warnings:
For adult use only.

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Medicinal Ingredients:
Beta-Carotene, Biotin, Calcium (Calcium carbonate), Chromium (Chromic dinicotinate), Copper (Cupric gluconate), Folate (Folic acid), Iodine (Kelp), Magnesium (Magnesium oxide), Manganese (Manganese [II] sulfate), Molybdenum (Sodium molybdate), Niacinamide, Pantothenic acid (Calcium-d-pantothenate), Riboflavin, Selenium (Selenomethionine), Thiamine (Thiamine hydrochloride), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride), Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin), Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid), Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol), Vitamin E (D-α-Tocopheryl succinate), Zinc (Zinc oxide)

Non-medicinal Ingredients:
Hypromellose, Magnesium Stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose

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Research & Resources

Research suggest, Beta-Carotene is a source of vitamin A that helps to maintain eyesight, skin, membranes, and immune function1. Research suggests that beta-carotene has variety of functions to prevent certain cancers, heart disease, cataracts and age related macular degeneration. 2,3

Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin that plays an essential role in maintaining metabolic homeostasis. Biotin acts as a cofactor in gluconeogenesis, fatty acid synthesis and amino acid catabolism. 4,5,6

Calcium is the most common mineral in the body and plays a key role in a wide range of biologic functions. Calcium has an important role in building stronger and denser bones, and is also involved in neurotransmitter release and muscle contraction.7 Adequate calcium and vitamin D, with regular physical activity, help to achieve strong bones and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.8 Calcium is well recognized to play an important role in modulating chronic disease risk.9 Many studies have identified strong inverse correlations between adiposity, body weight, and calcium intake, recommending calcium supplementation with weight loss or weight control programs.10,11

Chromium is an essential trace element and it is necessary for the efficient metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and protein in the body. 12,13 Chromium has been shown to be useful in its ability to support insulin, thereby assisting in healthy glucose metabolism. It is thought that chromium potentiates the action of insulin by increasing receptor numbers and increasing insulin binding to cells.14 Chromium deficiency may lead to health problems such as insulin resistance, elevated blood glucose levels, and increased risk for cardiovascular conditions and diabetes mellitus. 12,13

Copper is an essential trace metal that plays an integral part in numerous critical enzyme processes affecting vital biological systems. Copper helps to produce and repair connective tissue, and aids in formation of red blood cells. 15,16

Folate, also known as folic acid, plays a vital role in DNA synthesis and amino acid metabolism. Folic acid is important for normal brain functions and cognition.c17,18 Research suggests that supplementation of multivitamins containing folic acid during pre-pregnancy and pregnancy is associated with reduced risk of neural tube defects and preeclampsia. 19,20 Also, Folic acid is important for normal fetal brain function and cognition.21

Iodine is the trace element that has the greatest influence on thyroid function. Iodine is an integral constituent of thyroid hormones and is required for thyroid hormone homeostasis. Thyroid hormones are necessary for human life and proper thyroid status also depends on many trace elements. The thyroid produces hormones that affect the body's metabolism and energy level. 22,23,24,25

Magnesium is critical to normal human homeostasis playing many roles in energy metabolism: as an enzyme cofactor, in electrolyte balance, and in the maintenance of the properties of various cell membranes. As one of the four most abundant cations in the body, magnesium is present in more than 300 enzymatic systems. 29,30 Magnesium helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Magnesium also plays an important role in maintaining muscle function and in the absorption of calcium. 29,30

Manganese is an essential trace nutrient that plays a role in various physiological processes. Manganese is required for the regulation of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, reproduction and normal brain function. Manganese is also an important co-factor in the brain for several enzymes, such as the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase and is involved in neurotransmitter synthesis and metabolism.31 Manganese may also affect thyroid hormone homeostasis.32

Molybdenum is considered an essential element in the human body. It is crucial for the functioning of several enzymes including sulfite oxidase, xanthine oxidase, and aldehyde oxidase.33

Niacinamide is an essential organic compound for metabolism, essential for energy production from carbohydrates, fatty acids, and amino acids.34 Niacinamide is necessary for a variety of diverse biological processes including energy production and acts as an antioxidant.35

Pantothenic acid is involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids and is a component of coenzyme A, a molecule necessary for many vital chemical reactions to occur in cells.36, 37

Riboflavin is a water-soluble vitamin, important for human metabolism, protecting against cancer and cardiovascular disease. The body requires more riboflavin in cases of increased metabolic demand such as during weight loss or in periods of high stress. In such cases, the supply may be rapidly depleted so it is important to ensure frequent and sufficient replenishing of this essential vitamin. 38,39

The essential micronutrient selenium plays an important role in maintaining the equilibrium of a healthy organism, affecting optimal endocrine and immune function, and moderating the inflammatory response. Selenium exerts its biological effects mainly through enzymatically active selenoproteins which provide protection against lipid peroxidation, support thyroid hormone metabolism, T cell immunity and modulation of the inflammatory response.40,41 Research findings link low selenium status to neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases.42,43 Additionally, selenium may also support cardiovascular health by reducing the oxidation of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in the body.

Thiamine is a water-soluble vitamin, essential in metabolic energy production and the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. As humans are unable to synthesize thiamine, this vitamin must be obtained from exogenously. The body requires more thiamine in cases of increased metabolic demand such as weight loss. In such cases, the supply may be rapidly depleted so it is important to ensure frequent and adequate supply of this essential vitamin. 44,45

Vitamin B6 acts as cofactor in more than 140 different enzyme reactions and has critical functions in cellular metabolism and stress responses. It is a potent antioxidant that effectively quenches reactive oxygen species and is thus of high importance for cellular health. 46,47,48

Vitamin B12 aids in the formation and regeneration of red blood cells, thereby preventing anemia. Vitamin B12 promotes growth and is essential for the maintenance of a healthy nervous system. Vitamin B12 supports normal DNA synthesis, promotes growth49, and also assists in the proper utilization of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. 36,50 Evidence suggests that methylcobalamin is absorbed more efficiently than the other co-enzyme form of vitamin B12, cyanocobalamin.51

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays a pivotal role in maintaining health.52 Vitamin D assists the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the intestines and is important during periods of growth as it plays a critical role in bone mineralization.53,54 While the majority of individuals may be deficient in Vitamin D, several groups are at high risk for vitamin D deficiency, including overweight individuals.55,56 Supplementation in these groups is, therefore, especially important. A healthy diet with adequate calcium and vitamin D, and regular physical activity, helps to achieve strong bones and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.8

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, best known for its major function as an antioxidant that prevents the formation of free radicals and repairs free radical cell damage.57

Zinc is an essential co-factor in a variety of cellular processes affecting reproduction, bone formation, growth, and wound healing. Zinc has been purported to play an important role in normal thyroid homeostasis. 58,59,60

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