Expert Discussion: InVite® Multivitamins by Jerry Hickey, R. Ph
Expert Discussion: Multivitamins
Jerry Hickey is a pharmacist and radio personality and fills the esteemed role of Scientific Director and President of Invite Health. He has spent his professional life analyzing nutritional information and medical studies with the aim of creating the highest quality and most natural nutraceuticals for user’s maximum health benefits. Here, Jerry speaks about the benefits of InVite® Health multivitamins…
We use amazing technology in these multivitamins; the highest quality technology. We actually make the liquid-filled capsules robotically because we don’t want people with gloves on touching capsule after capsule and loading machines with their fingers (which I’ve seen in other factories and I can’t believe it). Then, they scratch their nose and then they go back and they’re touching the capsules again. I don’t use those factories. We actually use robotic technology to create this. All of the liquids are mixed together in an oxygen-free room; where the oxygen has been completely removed. Then, the robot shoots the liquid into the capsule and it seals the capsule with a spray of fine water, and that capsule is made of vegetable. It has a tight weave that keeps those ingredients clean and fresh and improves the absorption of these very important nutrients for the eyes, brain, breast tissue and your bones.
We actually study the technology with Cornell University and the research shows that this technology is superb for improving absorption. We use a number of ingredients for these multi’s that have been used in human clinical trials published in medical journals. For instance, the CoQ10 we use is from Kaneka® and has been used in human clinical trials for heart health and for exercise. The lycopene we use has been used in studies for skin (for protecting the skin from the sun and wrinkling). Lutein is very good for the skin, has some effect in the breasts, and has a magnificent effect in men’s prostate. The luteins included have been used in eye studies and the Tocomin tocotrienols have been used in multiple human clinical trials; trials specifically focusing on hair follicle, the brain, carotid arteries, keeping the arteries in the neck clean, the skin, helping maintain healthy cholesterol, as an antioxidant in the vascular system, etc. So, there are great ingredients in this multi. Everything we use is high quality. There’s nothing we skimp on.
There’s a difference in the characteristics, the quality, and the abilities of each ingredient used to protect you. We only use the highest quality ingredients. There are no genetically modified oils. We don’t get the ingredients from places you don’t want the ingredients from; we get it from really high-quality places like the United States, Switzerland, France, Brazil, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Even the capsule itself, we use the highest quality, and then, we use the highest quality technology. Everything that’s in these multis is high quality; there’s no cutting corners. If you go out and you get cheap stuff…well, there’s a reason why it’s cheap.
There is a study from the University of Melbourne and Swinburne University of Technology, both in Australia, that found that when people took a high potency multivitamin and mineral with the inclusion of antioxidants, they had a better mood and they had better energy levels. That’s very plausible. When you gather all of your vitamins and your minerals, everything starts to work better, which can improve your energy. There are things in the multivitamin, like vitamin D and B vitamins that are needed for energy. And vitamin E and vitamin C that protect physical health. When you calm down free radicals in the brain, you’re generally happier. When you had a lot of free radicals in the brain and the brain is inflamed, nothing is working properly and you become depressed, you become sad, you become anxious, you become nervous, you become confused. I mean, there’s a lot of research showing this now. You calm down that storm of free radical production in the brain, the antidotes to free radicals, the anti-oxidants and multivitamins, and the brain starts to do better and it can really help improve depression. Listen, taking a walk, taking vitamin D, taking fish oils, taking a multivitamin, they could all be very helpful with depression, there’s no two ways about it because for the brain to work properly, you need the mineral magnesium, you need vitamin D, you need vitamin E, you need vitamin C, you need iron and zinc and copper and manganese. You need all the B vitamins for the brain to work properly. And guess what? That’s in the multivitamin.