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Ultivit™ is a well-balanced combination of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients beneficial for your health, especially for the cardiovascular system. The components of the formula work synergistically, enhancing the positive effect.

The product has been manufactured using high quality pure raw materials and the technology that ensures all their beneficial properties intact, in strict compliance with GMP and TÜV regulations.

Ultivit™ is a well-balanced combination of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients for your health improvement, especially for the support of your cardiovascular system. This unique formula has strong antioxidant properties, improves blood circulation, strengthens blood vessels walls, stabilizes blood pressure, and decreases blood cholesterol level. Ultivit™ strengthens the immune system, contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, to normal functioning of the nervous system, improves cognitive functions and memory.

Ultivit™ contains:

Vitamin A plays an important role in vision, growth, and reproduction. Vitamin A helps regulate the immune system, which prevent or fight off infections by making white blood cells that destroy harmful bacteria and viruses. Vitamin A plays essential roles in the development and maintenance of healthy skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes, regulates bone growth. Vitamin A promotes healthy surface linings of the eyes, participates in pigment formation, improves twilight and chromatic vision.

Vitamin C is required for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It is necessary to form collagen, an important protein used to make skin, scar tissue, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Vitamin C is essential for the healing of wounds, and for the repair and maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant. Antioxidants block some of the damage caused by free radicals. The buildup of free radicals over time is largely responsible for the aging process and can contribute to the development of various health conditions. Vitamin C is extremely important for cardio-vascular system.

The major biologic function of vitamin D is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. By promoting calcium absorption, vitamin D helps to form and maintain strong bones. Without vitamin D, bones can become thin and brittle. Vitamin D sufficiency prevents rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults, two forms of skeletal diseases that weaken bones. Research also suggests that vitamin D may help maintain a healthy immune system and help regulate cell growth and differentiation.

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects your body against the effects of free radicals. Vitamin E has also been shown to play a role in immune function, in DNA repair, and other metabolic processes. Vitamin E has a unique ability to protect fat cells (including cholesterol) from oxidation, a major quality for proper cardio-vascular system functioning. Clinical researches conducted in the last 10 years proved that vitamin E plays an important role in prophylaxis of cardio-vascular diseases, strengthens the immune system.

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) plays an important role in helping the body convert carbohydrates and fat into energy. It contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system, to the normal function of the heart.

Vitamin B2 plays a key role in energy metabolism, and is required for the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Vitamin B2 is important for nervous and immune systems functions, for normal vision, contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress, to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Vitamin B3 (niacin) plays essential role in energy metabolism in the living cell and DNA repair. Niacin is effective in improving circulation and reducing “bad” cholesterol (low density cholesterol) and triglycerides levels; increases “good” cholesterol (high density cholesterol) in the blood. (1, 2)  

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, to normal red blood cell formation, to normal psychological function, it is required by nervous and immune systems to function properly.

Folic acid (Vitamin B9) aids in the production of DNA and RNA, the body’s genetic material, and red blood cells; for nervous and cardio-vascular systems functions.  

Vitamin B9 works to control blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine. Elevated levels of this substance appear to be linked to certain chronic conditions such as heart disease and, possibly, depression and Alzheimer’s disease. (3) Vitamin B9 level decreases with age, but homocysteine level increases. (4) Supplemental folic acid intake can prevent the increase in homocysteine blood level. (5)

Vitamin B12 is essential for the maintenance of the nervous and cardio-vascular systems, for the synthesis of molecules, which are involved in the production of energy, red blood cells formation. It is also needed to make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Vitamin B12 in combination with Folic acid, and vitamin B6 control homocysteine blood level, decreasing the risk of cardio-vascular disease development. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause irritability, depression, and cognitive changes (loss of concentration, memory loss), loss of endurance.

Biotin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, to normal functioning of the nervous system. Biotin is often recommended to improve skin condition, for strengthening hair and nails.

Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, to normal mental performance, contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
Calcium is essential for the normal growth and maintenance of bones and teeth, that is why calcium requirements must be met throughout life. Long-term calcium deficiency can lead to osteoporosis, in which the bone deteriorates and there is an increased fracture risk. Calcium is vital for support of cardio-vascular system’s functions, nerve impulse transmission, muscle growth and traction, prevents muscle spasms. The result of many clinical trials demonstrated that regular long-term supplemental calcium not only slows down bone resorption, but can reduce the risk of bone fracture. (6,7) Supplemental calcium intake is extremely important for women during menopause since they are more susceptible to osteoporosis. The research also shows that additional calcium can decrease the risk of cardio-vascular diseases in menopausal women. (8) Calcium can bind fat and cholesterol in the digestive tract. Some research suggests that because of this quality, Calcium can decrease blood cholesterol level. (9)

Iron is an essential component of proteins involved in oxygen transport.
Almost two-thirds of iron in the body is found in hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to tissues.  Iron deficiency limits oxygen delivery to the cells, resulting in fatigue, poor work performance, and decreased immunity. Iron is also essential for the regulation of cell growth and differentiation. Carbonyl iron has numerous advantages in comparison with other forms of iron: it contains 98% iron, does not contain iron salts, non-toxic: does not have any side effects such as constipation or diarrhea, unlike any other iron salt; easily digested.

Iodine is an essential micro constituent in the human body, concentrated mostly in the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland secretes iodine-bearing hormones, which are essential for maintaining normal metabolism in all the body’s cells. It regulates energy production, heat exchange; regulate cardio-vascular system functions, central nervous system development, vital for growth of the organism, and its susceptibility to the environment’s harmful effects. 

Magnesium is a vitally important mineral for human health with a wide range of biological functions. Magnesium is essential for more than 300 biochemical reactions in human body. It plays a major role in skeletal system support, increases calcium assimilation. Magnesium is required for support of nervous and immune systems, participates in energetic metabolism and protein synthesis, and regulates blood sugar level. Magnesium can regulate arterial blood pressure. (10)

Zinc is an important microelement that stimulates activity of more than 100 enzymes in a human body. Zinc is essential for immune system support, for normal growth and development, and many different aspects of reproductive functions. It is needed for wound healing activity, DNA synthesis, sense of smell and taste.

Selenium is an essential micronutrient for normal cardio-vascular functions. Clinical trials showed the inverse negative relationship between blood Selenium concentration and the risk of developing cardio-vascular disease. Selenium is required for activation of large quantity of enzymes used in antioxidant protection, that is vital for cardiac health.

Copper is a component of many enzymes. Some of these enzymes act as antioxidants. They help protect cells against damage by free radicals, which are reactive by-products of normal cell activity. Other enzymes are necessary for energy production, or for the formation of the hormone epinephrine, red blood cells, bone, or connective tissue. Most of the copper in the body is located in the liver, bones, and muscle, but traces of copper occur in all tissues of the body.

Manganese is necessary for manganese superoxide dismutase production, one of the key antioxidants in the body.  Enzymes involved in cholesterol synthesis are manganese dependent. Manganese is required for normal thyroid and adrenal gland activity, needed for vitamin K production, proper iron metabolism.

Chromium is a mineral that humans require in trace amounts but plays an important role in health support. Chromium is known to enhance the action of insulin, a hormone critical for metabolism, and storage of carbohydrate, fat, and protein in the body. Therefore, it is so valuable for cardio-vascular system. Chromium also appears to be directly involved in carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism. Clinical research shows that chromium can help loose a few extra pounds, and in combination with physical exercises has a positive effect on muscles, tone them, and increase their mass.

Potassium is an element that is essential for the body’s growth and maintenance. It’s necessary to keep a normal water balance between the cells and body fluids. Potassium also plays an essential role in the response of nerves to their stimulation and in the contraction of muscles. Cellular enzymes need potassium to work properly. Deficiency symptoms include muscle weakness, decreased reflex response and (in severe cases) respiratory paralysis, alkalosis and arrhythmia.

Choline is necessary for the structure and function of all cells. Choline plays an important role of neurotransmitter within the brain. Choline is a chemical precursor or "building block" needed to produce the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Research suggests that memory and intelligence are mediated at least in part by acetylcholine metabolism in the brain. Choline prevents deposition of fat in the liver, precludes liver damage. Choline is important for normal cellular membrane composition and repair, normal brain function and normal cardiovascular function.

Inositol plays an important part in the health of cell membranes especially the specialized cells in the brain, bone marrow, eyes and intestines. Inositol helps to improve nerve transmission and helps in transporting fats within the body. Inositol is important for reproductive and visual functions. Inositol helps improve hair condition.

L-cysteine performs a number of functions in the body. It plays a key role in central nervous system function, helps to regulate blood pressure; helps maintain good vision and eye function, and aides in thermogenesis (fat burning) and muscle building. L-cysteine is critical for immune system function because it is a powerful antioxidant that ensures healthy cellular function and nerve signal efficiency. L-cysteine is essential for T-cell production and immune system activation. L-cysteine is also a component of human hair and is a component of the hormone insulin. L-cysteine can also be converted into glucose (for energy production) when blood glucose levels are low, and this conversion may enhance athletic endurance. L-cysteine supplementation may be most effective when used in conjunction with vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and calcium and selenium.

L-methionine assists in the breakdown of fats and thereby prevents the build-up of fat in the arteries, assisting with the digestive system and removing heavy metals from the body; important in detoxifying the liver. The amino acid methionine is also a great antioxidant. Some studies have also indicated that methionine might improve memory recall. It is also one of the three amino acids needed by the body to manufacture creatine monohydrate, a compound essential for energy production and muscle building.

Butcher’s broom (Ruscus aculeatus) was used by the Ancient Greeks as a laxative and diuretic. In the 50-th of last the last century French scientists discovered that the root of this plant has vasoconstrictive and anti-inflammatory effect. Nowadays Butcher’s broom is used to tone up veins for varicose veins and venous insufficiency, and as a diuretic.

Cayenne pepper (Capsicum frutescens L.) is used in modern Western medicine—mainly in topical preparations—as a circulatory stimulant and pain reliever. Its most common use is to treat digestive complaints such as colic, gas, indigestion, and poor appetite. Chemicals in Cayenne pepper have been shown to increase not only the amount of acid the stomach produces, but also the blood flow in the lining of the stomach and intestines. The pepper contains capsaicin believed to have antibiotic properties.

Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha) is taken traditionally to relieve heart conditions – primarily congestive heart failure, but also angina and arrhythmia. Chemicals in hawthorn act directly on the heart muscle to increase the force of heartbeats and on the blood vessels to relax the arteries around the heart. It may also lengthen the time that the heart rests between beats. Hawthorn also work indirectly by opening up peripheral blood vessels, and as a result, help to lower blood pressure. Chemicals in hawthorn have other effects, as well. Hawthorn produces a mild soothing effect; it is used to treat anxiety and insomnia. Hawthorn has also appeared to lower cholesterol levels both by reducing the production of cholesterol and by increasing the body’s breakdown of cholesterol.

Peppermint is widely known for its soothing effects on the gastrointestinal tract. Peppermint stimulates the saliva production, and as a result increase in swallowing may improve appetite, reduce nausea, or lessen motion sickness. Peppermint has also been used for relieving respiratory conditions such as colds, reduce coughing. Additionally, it is believed to have mild antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral effects.

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) historically has been used in folk medicine to treat inflammation, prevent the flu, relieve headache. The tea brewed from this root was an old-fashioned remedy for colds. There are several studies that demonstrate a decrease in joint pain from arthritis after taking ginger. It may also have blood thinning and cholesterol lowering properties, making it effective in treating heart disease. The active ingredients - gingerols have analgesic, sedative, antipyretic, antibacterial, and GI tract motility effects.

Ultivit™ is a wonderful product that will be appreciated by everyone who cares about their health and wellbeing.

Take 1 tablet with a large glass of water with a meal once daily for 1.5 – 2 months.

Individual intolerance.

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Vitamins are vital substances for normal human functions. It is not an incident that the name “vitamin” came from Latin word “vita” meaning life.

All vitamins can be divided in two categories: liposoluble (fat-dissolving) and water-soluble. Liposoluble vitamins are vitamin A, D, E, and K, which are absorbed in the digestive tract with fats, or bonded to them. These vitamins can accumulate in the body. 
Water-soluble vitamins are B group vitamins and vitamin C, which are absorbed from digestive tract with water. The excess of these vitamins are removed from the body. 

Most of the vitamins enter the body with food, and support all physiological processes. Most of the vitamins are not synthesized at all, or not adequately synthesized by the body. For the exception of liposoluble vitamin A, D, and E human body cannot store vitamins for the future and have to obtain physiologically necessary dose on a day-to-day bases from outside. 

For normal function human body needs not only nutrients and vitamins, but also micronutrients – chemical substances that are required in very small amounts, yet vital for many complicated bio-chemical processes. Mineral substances average about 5% of total body weight. The most important are calcium, iodine, iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and chromium.
Even if your body is missing just one element, the whole chain of chemical reaction can be destroyed, and it can cause organ, and even system’s malfunction. 

Insufficient consumption of vitamins, minerals, and microelements causes damage to your health: upsets metabolism, decreases body’s defenses, increases the destruction processes caused by adverse ecological effects on the body, decreases physical and mental work capacity, reduces the period of active life. 

The deficiency of vitamin-antioxidants A, C, and E is one of the risk factors increasing cardio-vascular and cancer diseases.

The deficiency of vitamins aggravates any disease, slows down healing process. Vitamins and minerals deficiency is extremely dangerous for children and pregnant women because vitamins and minerals are vital for proper growth and development. That is why it is so important for you and your family to receive the necessary amount of vitamins, minerals, and microelements every day!

There are scientifically developed recommended norms for vitamin and mineral consumption in any country of the world. The necessary daily doses depend on age, sex, area of living, overall body’s condition. It is absolutely obvious that lack of any vitamins or minerals in a daily diet can cause serious health damage. 

Today’s man does not receive adequate vitamin, mineral and microelement supply from food. In the evolution process human body developed certain demand for vitamins and minerals required to sustain the living process. These vitamins and minerals are basically obtained from food. Nowadays power inputs decreased twice, accordingly the amount of consumed food is supposed to decrease twice. If a human being is not using all the energy from food, adiposity process starts that leads to cardio-vascular diseases and diabetes. 

Second factor is the change of nutrition structure: we do not eat enough fruits, vegetables, and fresh food, we often substitute it for processed food, food that does not require too much time to prepare, but do not contain an adequate amount of vitamins and minerals, and on the other hand rich with carcinogens. According to the research only 9% of USA population consumes recommended 5 portions of fruits and vegetables daily. 

And how much fruits and vegetables do you and your family eat? 

The third factor – changing ecological conditions: fruits, vegetables, and grain-crops are growing on exhausted land, under harmful effect of the environment.

The forth factor is the thermal treatment of the food, which destroys vitamins and minerals in it. 20%-45% of thiamine, 20%-40% of riboflavin, 20%-40% of niacin, 25%-50% of vitamin C is destroyed during cooking process. Minerals are also being destroyed under heat.

The fifth factor – during transportation and storage of fruits and vegetables their vitamin content can be drastically decreased. One of the experiments demonstrated that the freshly picked orange had 180 mg of vitamin C; the orange from the supermarket had vitamin C content close to zero, in spite of the fact that they looked and tasted the same. (11)

Numerous medical researches conducted in different countries in the world showed that the majority of people suffer more or less from vitamin and mineral deficiency. This deficiency is increased due to some diseases, especially gastrointestinal, liver, and kidney, which affect vitamin and mineral assimilation. Medication (especially antibiotics), stress, limited food supply – all these factors aggravate vitamin deficiency.

Undoubtedly the basis of a good health is the correct nutrition, including 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. But unfortunately more scientists come to a conclusion that it is not enough to provide our body with all essential vitamins and micronutrients. 

What are the advantages of dietary supplements?  They are convenient to use. You can choose from a wide variety of formulas the most beneficial for you. They are easily digested; help to fight vitamin deficiency, and to improve overall health. Vitamin and microelement content in dietary food supplements is very precise and easy to measure; they are safe and effective (if you follow recommendations). 

In the recent studies conducted by Finish scientists it was determined that the myocardial infarction (including lethal cases) frequency in men over 40 years old with Vitamin C blood level below 0.2 mg/dl is 3.5 times higher than in men taking supplemental Vitamin C. 

The content of Vitamin C, E, and carotenoids in blood plasma is inversely proportional to the risk of cardio-vascular, or cancer diseases development, and increase with combined vitamin deficiency. 

Balance of Vitamin C, E, A, carotenoids, and nutrients from vegetables in the body is a secret of healthy living. (12)

Folate, Vitamin B6 and B12 deficit can cause an increased homocysteine blood level. Supplemental folate intake helps decrease homocysteine level and improves endothelium function. (13)

The study on 3,511 people 65 years and older showed that the deficit of Vitamin 12 and folate increases with age, and every 20-th person in the age from 65 to 74 is suffering from it, every 10-th after 75 years old. The following conclusion was suggested that proper diagnostics and treatment of vitamins deficiency, and diseases caused by it in elder people can be avoided. (14)

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