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The Antioxidant Dream Team Revisited

TOTAL HEALTH Nutrition Center Supplement Facts ~ Updated Oct 2017


The Anti Oxidant Dream Team ~ Revisited


         One of the first ‘miracle’ lists I found was a list of supplements called ‘The Anti-Oxidant Dream Team’. The original text of the article (from 1995 or so) stated: “You may not be able to take all of these nutrients every day, but make sure you take the three most important regularly: vitamins C, E and Selenium. You should also be taking a high-quality multivitamin which is iron-free. While a subset of the population does not need iron supplements, most of us do not. Also, too much iron can increase levels of free radicals in our body. Also, eat your antioxidants! Fruits and especially vegetables are rich sources, as are herbs, spices and herbal teas. Thyme, rosemary, cayenne pepper and chamomile all have antioxidant power.”


Here is the original list, with our updates in italics to note the enhanced, better absorbed forms of nutrients available today. With the newer forms of nutrients in the marketplace, more companies are making ‘multi’s’ that have many of these nutrients included in the formulas. Two ‘enhanced’ Multi’s we stock are Vitaprime 2-a-day (in tabs or caps) & Basic Nutrients 2-a-day (caps). PURE Encapsulations has O.N.E. (a very large 1-a-day capsule), which also includes many of the better forms of nutrients. While these multi’s may not have the strength indicated below, we will note the nutrients contained in the multi’s by “VP”, “ONE”, “BN2” or “None” below. Also, at the bottom of the list are THNC’s new additions (in bold) to account for the advances in nutritional supplements in the past 20 years.


  • Nutrient Ideal Intake Range (daily) & formulas containing ingredients indicated below as VP, 1 (O.N.E) & BN2
    • Vitamin A [VP, 1 & BN2]                        10,000 – 25,000 iu’s (pregnant women limit it to 8,000 iu/day
    • Beta Carotene [VP, 1& BN2]                  25,000 – 200,000 iu
    • Lycopene [ONE > .5mg]                         5-20 mg
    • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) [VP, 1 &BN2]    10-100 mg (best form riboflavin 5’-Phosphate > ONE)
    • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) [VP, 1 & BN2]   50-100 mg (best form pyridoxal 5’-Phosphate > Both)
    • Folate (Folic Acid) [VP, 1 & BN2]                         400-1,000 mcg (use only L-5 methyltetrahydrafolate form > Both)
    • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) [VP, 1 & BN2]  400-1,000 mcg (use methylcobalamin form > Both)
    • Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)[VP, 1 & BN2] 1,000 mg > tolerance (take divided dose up to bowel tolerance)
    • Vitamin E [VP, 1 & BN2]                          400-800 iu (best> mixed tocopherols incl. alpha, beta, delta & gamma forms >VP]
    • Zinc [VP, 1 & BN2]                                  15-50 mg (combo formulas have balanced Zinc & Copper >VP only)
    • Copper [VP & BN2]                                  1-2 mg (combo formulas have balanced Zinc & Copper
    • Manganese [VP, 1 &BN2]                        2-4 mg
    • Selenium [VP, 1 & BN2]                           100-400 mcg (use Selenomethionine form or combo)
    • CoQ10 [ONE > 50mg]                              30-300 mg (use QH / ubiquinol form @ 50-200 mg/d)
    • Acetyl-L-carnitine [None]                      500-1000 mg
    • Alpha Lipoic Acid [ONE > 50mg]            50-200 mg (ok to take 300-600 mg/day)
    • NAC (N-acetylcysteine) [None]             500-2000 mg
    • Taurine [None]                                        500-3,000 mg
    • Grape Seed Extract [None]                   50-200 mg
    • Curcumin [None]                                     100-300 mg (new enhanced forms are BCM-95, Meriva & C3)
    • Aged Garlic Extract [None]                   1-3 capsules (any Kyolic Brand)


  • New Additions from TOTAL Health
    • Resveratrol (trans form) [None)     50-200 mg
    • Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)[VP,1& BN2] 2,000-10,000 iu (based on lab test / w/out test, 2-4,000 iu/d)
    • Phosphatidyl Choline [None]           500-1,000 mg (food for your brain)
    • Milk Thistle (Silymarin) [None]       150 – 500 mg (standardized form)
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid [None]          1,500 – 2,000 mg (Combined EPA + DHA > total daily dose)


ProThera’s VitaPrime comes in 60 or 120 tab sizes ($16.95 & $31.95) & 60 caps ($18.95). PURE’s O.N.E. comes in 60 caps

($32.80) & 120 caps ($64.50). Thorne’s Basic Nutrients 2-a day comes in 60 caps for $27.85. THNC stocks the New Additions from a variety of companies in varied strengths.


To order or for additional information, call Jeff at (919) 781-9994 or jeff@totalhealthnutritioncenter.com


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any products mentioned above are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.