Centrum Vitamins vs. doTERRA Life Long Vitality

Centrum Vitamins vs. doTERRA Life Long Vitality

Synthetic vitamins and minerals are notorious for giving us bright yellow wee but the problem isn’t so much that they dissolve, it’s whether the body can readily absorb them.

We are what we absorb.

If you love to geek out on science, you can test your pressed tablet vitamins at home by placing them in a water and vinegar solution to mimic the acid in your stomach. If they haven’t broken down in 30 minutes, they aren’t breaking down in your body either.

The form of nutrients that are provided in Centrum are the cheapest and the least absorbable forms.

Water-soluble nutrients such as vitamin C and the B-vitamins are either used or excreted within about 4 hours. We need to keep the body topped up throughout the day.

Once a day multi-vitamins are a marketing myth!

This is why doTerra’s Lifelong Vitality Supplements are designed to be taken twice a day and it’s for a good reason!

Multi-vitamins are meant to provide nutrients our diets might be lacking and we want them to mimic food in it’s natural state as closely as possible.  This is what our body receives with ease and utilizes properly.

Do these ingredients sound like whole food ingredients to you-Centrum Silver ingredients:

Talc: {Talcum Powder) is used as a filler and has been implicated with increased risk of cancer.
Butylated hydroxyanisole (aka BHT) has been shown to be toxic to the liver, thyroid, kidney, lungs, and affects blood coagulation.  BHT can also act as a tumor promoter.
Color Yellow 6 Lake: Why is there food coloring in a health supplement?? Also known as tartrazine or Yellow #6, this chemical is banned in some European countries. Side effects of ingestion can include gastric upset, diarrhea, vomiting, swelling of the skin (edema) and migraines.  It’s also linked to hyperactivity in young children.
Color Red 40 Lake: Has been linked directly to hyperactivity in children, immune-system tumors in animal studies, severe allergic reactions ranging from hives and swelling, to anaphylactic shock and cancer.
Hydrogenated Palm Oil: Hydrogenating any oil converts the fat into an unnatural structure that has shown to be toxic to the body. It forms free radicals in the body which increases our risk of disease.
Crospovidone: Used as a binder. There is an abundance of documented cases of serious allergenic response.  Sodium Aluminosilicate: Used as a food additive for its anti caking effect.  Linked to Alzheimer’s and nerve damage, bone diseases, kidney damage, neurotoxicity.
There are actually more “non-active” ingredients in Centrum than actual vitamins and minerals. Craziness. In the Centrum Kids products, the additives far exceed the adult Centrum products.  READ the SUPPLEMENT FACTS!


WHY doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack?

While there is no complete replacement for a healthy diet and exercise program, today’s modern diet does not provide the nutrients we need to not only stay healthy, but also have energy and prevent premature aging. Enter the doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack®  These are all supplements meant to be used on a daily basis in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This is not to say that other supplements cannot be used on a regular basis, but these specific supplements are meant for anyone to use on a daily basis.

The doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack

Including Alpha CRS+®, Microplex VMz®, and xEO Mega® the doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack is one of dōTERRA’s most popular products. You’ve heard that this combination of supplements is a complete dietary foundation for a lifetime of wellness. But how does that work? Find out below:

  1. Alpha CRS+
    Every day, our DNA and other cells are under attack from free radicals that damage them. Alpha CRS+ combats this, and stimulates overall cellular health.  For this reason, Alpha CRS+ is also known as the cellular energy and longevity blend.  Some of the nutrients included in the formula are coenzyme Q10 and acetyl-l-carnitine, which help the metabolic processes of the cell to give you more energy.  There are also antioxidants like quercetin and alpha-lipoic acid that help combat oxidative stress and premature aging.  Finally, a botanical extract of Gingko biloba helps support mental clarity and energy.
    The formula is GMO and gluten free and does not contain milk, wheat, or animal products.
  2. Microplex VMz
    This complex contains natural highly bioavailable vitamins, minerals, and trace elements in proportions that work hand-in-hand with your diet. (For example, vitamins A, C, and E, B, and D, and the minerals calcium, magnesium, and zinc).  Often, vitamins and minerals included in supplements can be difficult for our bodies to absorb. However, Microplex VMz solves the absorption issue by using a glycoprotein matrix to help the body absorb vitamins, and chelated minerals (meaning the mineral is bound to an amino acid). In essence, this process makes the supplement recognizable as food nutrients to our digestive systems.  Overall Microplex VMz supports healthy metabolism, digestion, immune function and cellular energy.
  3. xEO Mega
    xEO Mega takes care of your remaining nutritional needs with omega-3s (known as essential fatty acids), essential oils, and vitamins D and E.  Fatty acids help support your joints, skin, and cardiovascular and brain health.  The best sources of omega-3s are fatty fish and marine algae, which are not common in most diets and can be expensive.  The molecularly filtered fish oil in xEO Mega supplies 300 mg of EPA and 300 mg of DHA per daily serving, and 65 mg of other omega-3s.  It is also formulated with a blend of Clove, Frankincense, Thyme, Cumin, Wild Orange, Peppermint, Ginger, Caraway, & German Chamomile oils, that add antioxidant protection to the mix.

Dose: It is recommended to take four capsules of each supplement with a meal, but you can alternately take two of each supplement with breakfast, and two of each with dinner.  Although you can take any of these supplements separately, we recommend using them together.  Taken together, all three supplements provide the antioxidant capacity of 12 or more servings of fruit and vegetables.

The doTERRA Vegan Lifelong Vitality Pack

Alpha CRS+ is automatically vegan, and is included along with vEO Mega®, (the vegan xEO Mega) and the new Vegan Microplex VMz®. The ingredients in the vegan supplements were chosen for their similar benefits to the regular doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack options.  Designed to be a foundation to your daily nutritional needs, doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack is a product that everybody should be familiar with. doTERRA scientists recently published a clinical trial on the doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack, testing its potential health effects.

In the clinical trial, 16 subjects were recruited to take the doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack supplements as directed for two months and continue with their normal diet and exercise habits. A blood sample was taken from each subject and a survey was administrated both before and after the two-month supplementation.  The following markers showed statistically significant improvement after supplementation: blood lipids, fasting insulin, cardiovascular biomarkers, EPA, and the AA/EPA ratio. These health biomarkers showed that doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack supplements had positive effects on biochemical indicators of cardiovascular health, antioxidant status, inflammation levels, and blood glucose regulation.

Furthermore, all of the outcomes in the survey were improved after supplementation. The subjects reported more mental clarity, energy, motivation, control, balance, happiness, and several subjective measures of health improvement after taking doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack for two months.

These results provide scientific substantiation for what regular users of doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack already know. Including these supplements in your daily diet may support your health in the following categories: cardiovascular health, metabolic health, inflammation status, antioxidant status, energy level, immunity, and mood.

The doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Program makes taking the first step on the path toward a lifetime of vitality and wellness convenient and affordable.

Your lifelong health and vitality depend on many factors including diet, physical activity, weight management, rest, stress management, exposure to toxins, and inherited genetic predisposition for disease or wellness.  While some of these variables are beyond our complete control, breakthrough scientific research is revealing many ways we can influence—and even control—significant factors of aging and wellness. A long life full of vitality and healthy aging begins with providing your cells with essential nutrients and metabolic factors to help them perform optimally.