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Our Foundation Aging Pack gives you the strong foundation you need for building and maintaining greater wellness with four solid pillars of essential support:

  1. Vital C – this original formulation of Dr. Libby’s Vitamin C works in so many different ways to nourish, support and strengthen so many of your body’s key processes and systems.
  2. OmegaPrime® – it’s your prime source for omega-3s and -6s in a unique 4-source blend; this allows it to nourish your body’s heart, brain, skin, glands and joints – plus support the critical hormone production process in a superior fashion.
  3. Sublingual B-12 – provides you with the essential B vitamins for heart and brain health (choose Original, Super or HCY Guard®)
  4. Daily Multi-Vitamin – a superior daily multi-vitamin that helps prevent nutrient deficiencies, which can lead to lower vitality, greater risk of illness and accelerated premature aging (choose VitaDaily AM/PM or the premier Wellavoh®).

Give your body the key foundational nutrition it’s often denied, but so greatly needs. Help build and maintain your own greater wellness – order our Healthy Foundation Pack today!


Get Special Bundled Savings with Healthy Foundation Pack – save versus buying these 4 products individually


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Includes 4 products total: for 2 them, you’ll choose an option.

  • Vital C Time-Release Tablets - 60 ct bottle / 1,000 mg
  • OmegaPrime - 120 ct bottle
  • Sublingual B-12 – your choice of one 30 ct box (See How These Compare)
    • Original
    • Super
    • HCY Guard
  • Daily Multi-Vitamin – your choice (See How These Compare)
    • VitaDaily AM/PM (two 30 serving bottles – morning & evening)
    • Wellavoh (two 30 serving bottles – morning & evening)

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No matter how strong a building might look, it’s no stronger than its base foundation.

And this is also true with your health.

If you think about any building, you’re likely to agree that it’s only as strong as its foundation. Without a strong, solid foundation, the building can’t withstand the ravages of time, weather, stress, pressure and certainly not more traumatic events such as earthquakes, floods or high winds. Any of these events can cause the building to deteriorate, crumble or even collapse.

This same principle also applies to your overall wellness. Without a strong, solid foundation, your health is much more at risk to greater damage from any of the threats of today’s world, including things such as ... toxins and pollution ... daily mental stresses ... emotional upheavals ... bacterial & viral invaders ... injuries and trauma.

On top of all this, your body weakens with age, with a reduced ability to resist and recover from damage. It also begins losing its ability to absorb all of the nutrients it needs from the food you eat. And finally, even the foods you do eat are grown in depleted soils; they don’t contain the vital nutrients they once did that are so important to your body’s health.

With all of these factors working against it, your body has a constant exposure to free radicals and their damage. This damage can result acute and chronic illness, which in turn unleashes more free radicals, which creates another round of damage and can start a vicious, downward cycle of injury, infirmity and impairment of your health.

How to build and maintain a strong foundation for your health
We have created a very special Healthy Foundation Pack of four premier supplements to give your body the wide scope of vital nutrients it needs to help stay in the best of health. Each product is scientifically formulated, physician approved, pharmaceutical grade and certified by independent Third Party Testing. Together, our Healthy Foundation Pack can be looked at as the 4 pillars of wellness.


Pillar 1: Daily Multi-Vitamin – VitaDaily AM/PM or Wellavoh
According to the New England Journal of Medicine, everyone should take a multiple vitamin/mineral supplement each day to avoid becoming nutrient deficient, which can lead to lowered vitality and health. A daily multiple vitamin/mineral supplement is needed because most of us don’t eat a perfectly balanced diet, plus many of the foods we eat are grown in depleted soils so they lack many of the nutrients than we might expect.

But for the best results, your daily multi-vitamin supplement has to be a robust, nutrient-rich, food-based formulation – like our VitaDaily AM/PM and Wellavoh. Both of these unmatched supplements feature ... daytime and nighttime support ... whole foods ... 6-7 classes of nutrients ... and more.

(See how our two daily multi-vitamins compare)


Pillar 2: Vitamin B-12 – Sublingual B-12 in Original, Super or HCY Guard®
The B-12 vitamin is essential for our well being as it nourishes and repairs both our nerves and our brain. But it’s also the most common vitamin deficiency in people over age 50 – which can lead to everything from fatigue, grumpiness, and low moods to mental confusion and mental exhaustion.

For best results, you need B-12 in a form that is most absorbable and usable by your body – like the kind you’ll find with each of our three Sublingual B-12 formulations (Original, Super and HCY Guard). All three of our B-12 supplements use Dr. Libby’s original, patented sublingual process – and are the only ones in the market with this benefit.

(See how our three Sublingual B-12s compare)


Pillar 3: Vitamin C – Vital C with Dr. Libby’s special formulation
Vitamin C is a broad spectrum nutrient that is known for its ability to nourish and support practically every system and process in your body, including your ... bones ... blood ... thyroid gland ... cardiovascular system ... immune system ... detoxification ... damage recovery ... anti-aging ... inflammation ... nerves ... collagen ... energy ... antioxidant protection. All this is why Vitamin C is not just for colds, but something you should take every day.

Vitamin C is so vital, yet it happens to be the second most common vitamin deficiency among people over age 50. This is due in part to the fact that human bodies cannot make their own Vitamin C (as many other mammals can); instead, it has to come from an outside source. Plus, the human body cannot store much Vitamin C either; so its supply in the bloodstream constantly needs to be replenished.

In addition, anyone over age 40 should consider taking Vitamin C at bedtime as it’s been discovered that it helps protect the heart in those early morning hours when heart attacks are most common. Specifically, the risk of heart attack is 40% higher in the early morning hours compared to any other time of day.1

But to get the most benefit from your Vitamin C, you need the best kind. That’s what our Vital C offers you, in the form of these benefits:

  • Dr. Libby’s original formulation for superior absorption – the sodium-L-ascorbate form of Vitamin C along with a six-sided crystalline structure
  • Scientifically formulated, physician approved and pharmaceutical grade
  • Non-acidic and neutral to be gentle on the stomach

(Learn how “All Vitamin Cs are not created equal”)
(Learn More About Dr. Libby)


Pillar 4: Omega-3 and -6 Essential Fatty Acids – in OmegaPrime®
Our bodies have a daily need for Omega-3s and -6s. These omegas (also called Essential Fatty Acids or EFAs), play an extensive role in helping us to sustain vibrant good health. For instance, omegas nourish your body's heart, brain, skin, glands and joints - plus they are critical to the hormone production process.

But there is a problem -- our bodies cannot make the omegas internally. So these critical fats must come from outside sources. And, as with all supplements, if your health greatly depends upon it, you need to take the best. This is what you are getting with our ultra unique OmegaPrime – its "4 source formula" sets it apart from all the rest. It’s your prime choice for omega-3s and -6s because:

  • It contains an exclusive "4 source blend" of the most highly regarded omega oils - from:
    1. Fish
    2. Flaxseed
    3. Evening Primrose
    4. Perilla Seed
  • Its Fish Oil undergoes a 10 stage distilling process to be contaminant-free
  • It promotes healthy development and anti-aging by helping to protect against cognitive, mood and hormonal problems
  • It's scientifically formulated, physician approved and pharmaceutical grade

Want more in-depth knowledge on any of our Healthy Foundation Pack products?

We invite you to browse these individual product pages:

Multi-Vitamins
Sublingual B-12

EFAs & Vitamin C


And last, but not least: what are “Healthy Foundation” products anyway?

The dictionary definition for foundation is a perfect starting point for explaining the purpose of our special Healthy Foundation Pack:

foun•da•tion (foun-d³“sh…n) n. 1. The underlying base upon which a thing stands or is supported.

Further explanation of our Foundational Products would be:

  • These particular products are an inter-connected combination of essential nutrients, vitally needed by your body on a daily basis, to support its countless systems, processes and functions.
  • And when your body’s health is challenged, these foundational nutrients play an all-important role in helping your body heal itself. They crucially support your body's own natural impetus to sustain and re-balance itself.
  • These products are the “base” upon which you can build and maintain a greater level of health and wellness, not only for today but for the later years of life, too.

The Healthy Foundation Pack – it’s your way to keep your body’s health strong, at the most important level: its foundation. Order your pack today and enjoy added bundled savings.

1: (Elliott WJ. Cyclic and circadian variations in cardiovascular events. Am J Hypertens. 2001;14:291-295.)


Comparison of our two superior multi-vitamins VitaDaily AM/PM and Wellavoh

Ours are not your ordinary multi-vitamins. Each is a multi-nutrient complex that gives your body powerful support for optimal health in so many key areas, including:

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Cognitive health
  • Immune function
  • Bone health
  • Reproductive health
  • Hormone health
  • Digestive health
  • Skin health

In addition, both of our extraordinary daily multi-vitamins are scientifically formulated and physician approved, so you’re assured of the highest quality and absorbency.


VitaDaily AM/PM
Our premier daily multi-vitamin offers superb support for vital health, at two key times each day – first for your day, then for your night.

  • The AM Formula – helps promote natural energy and vitality with essential nutrients
  • The PM Formula – helps promote repair, rejuvenation and restful sleep with nourishing nutrients like calcium, magnesium, chromium and Essential Fatty Acids

Plus, our VitaDaily AM/PM further supports your daily health with:

  • 13 vitamins and 5 minerals
  • A wide range of nutrients from A to Zinc are all included to help build and maintain your body’s health.
  • 25 whole food concentrates

Our rich proprietary blend includes many antioxidant-rich vegetables (such as broccoli, alfalfa, spinach and carrot) to combat free radicals and optimize all nutrient absorption.

Plus there’s 7 classes of vital nutrients.

Every daily serving provides you with:

  1. Vitamins – for overall vitality and health
  2. Macro and
  3. Trace Minerals – to maintain healthy bones, muscles and heart
  4. Phytonutrients – whole food concentrates for better absorption
  5. Enzymes – support metabolism at the cellular level
  6. Amino Acids and
  7. Essential Fatty Acids – for heart and brain health

Plus, each tablet is chlorophyll coated for the best potency


Wellavoh Our ultra daily multi-vitamin has exceptional formulas composed of 22 different vitamins and minerals that are specific for men and for women, as well as for day and night.

  • The men’s formula supports optimal prostate, cholesterol and blood sugar health
  • The women’s formula supports optimal bone, skin, hormone and breast health
  • AM and PM formula works two ways:
    • AM helps provide energy and vitality during the day
    • PM helps support repair and rejuvenation during the night
  • Special soft-gel capsules are easy-to-swallow and improve absorption for maximum nutrient benefit.

Wellavoh also contains FOUR blends of powerful nutrients from herbs, plants, fruits, oils and more – combined to deliver essential health benefits using soft gels:

  1. Sonoran Blend – contains two healing plants from the Sonoran Desert that were used by its native peoples: the Nopal cactus (helps stabilize blood sugar and support healthy cholesterol levels) and sage seed (provides daily energy).
  2. Heart Healthy Oil Complex – contains fish oil, flaxseed oil, sesame seed oil, pumpkin seed oil (men’s only) and sage seed oil. These oils contain Omega-3 fatty acids as well as lignans (oil-based plant chemicals) that help reduce cholesterol and inflammation.
  3. Digestive Blend – includes ginger extract (an anti-inflammatory spice that helps improve appetite, reduce nausea and inflammation) and long pepper extract (helps reduce cramping and indigestion).
  4. Whole Food Blend – includes 24 whole food concentrates: pomegranate, grape seed, bilberry, green tea, Nopal cactus fruit and many other antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables.

Comparison of our three Sublingual B-12 products

  • Original Sublingual B-12
  • Super Sublingual B-12
  • HCY Guard

Original Sublingual B-12
It uses Dr. Libby’s original, patented, process which helps you achieve:

  • Sustained mental energy and stamina
  • More mental focus and alertness
  • Improved memory and concentration
  • Better mood and sense of well-being

Super Sublingual B-12
Super Sublingual B-12 provides the same benefits of Original B-12, but also gives you:

  • 3 times the Vitamin B-12 for even faster-acting, longer-lasting results
  • Ginseng for improved mental function and concentration
  • L-Ornithine Alpha Glutarate to help slow aging of the brain

HCY Guard
HCY Guard provides the same benefits of Original B-12, but also gives you:

  • A special added ingredient blend that’s been clinically proven to lower high HCY levels. High HCY levels can lead to so many serious health problems, such as:
    • Cardiovascular complications
    • High sugar levels
    • Bone loss
    • Disorientation
    • Memory loss

All Vitamin C is not created equal

By Brazos Minshew, Chief Science Officer

Humans are part of a small group of animals in the world whose bodies cannot make or store sufficient reserves of Vitamin C. And, given today’s stressful world, our toxic environment, our improper diets along with our nutrient exhausted food supply, we need to supplement with Vitamin C every day.

Our Vital C product is the result of the work from one of the most renown scientists of the 20th century: The two-time Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Linus Pauling, also known as “The Father of Vitamin C.” His work influenced long-time associate Dr. Alfred Libby to create a superior type of Vitamin C supplement that would offer life-saving attributes to the human body. That supplement is our TriVita Vital C and it offers you these key benefits:

  • Superior Ingredient – we use Dr. Libby’s superior form of vitamin C: sodium-L-ascorbate. It improves absorption speed and completeness as it uptakes not only through the Vitamin C channel, but also through the body's sodium transport channel (more details below). In contrast, most other products use the cheaper, less absorbable form of Vitamin C, ascorbic acid, which is absorbed only through the Vitamin C transport channel.
  • Superior Structure – we use Dr. Libby’s six-sided crystalline form of Vitamin C. This kind of cell structure (not often found in other Vitamin C products) is superior as it provides greater surface area for more thorough and complete absorption. Plus, it also uses the body’s glucose transport channel (more details below).
  • Superior pH – we use the non-acidic, neutral pH form of Vitamin C that’s gentle on your stomach and body as well as providing its own wellness support.

The journey of Vitamin C through your body
Every nutrient you ingest including vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats and sugars has a specific transport mechanism that takes it from your digestive tract into your body. Once it enters your system, each nutrient has a transport mechanism that takes it to the cells where it is needed. For example, Vitamin B-1 has a transport mechanism that transports B-1 and nothing else. Iron has a transport mechanism that transports iron and nothing else.

Vitamin C has its own transport mechanisms as well. But, the need for Vitamin C is so great that our bodies let us use other transport mechanisms in addition to the one marked “Vitamin C only.” The two that are most important are sodium (salt) and glucose (sugar). We can actually transport Vitamin C in channels for salt and sugar! This is possible because Vitamin C is a great impersonator.

The Sodium Uptake Channel
To the body, Vitamin C looks enough like sodium to be taken from the intestines into the body just like it does with the sodium from our food. Because we need a lot of sodium, the transport channels for sodium are very large and Vitamin C can “ride along” with sodium through this open channel into your bloodstream. That’s one reason we use the form of Vitamin C known as Sodium-L-Ascorbate: it maximizes absorption with minimum effort within the sodium uptake channel.

As a side note: Today, sodium has a really bad reputation because many of us put too much salt (sodium chloride) on our food. But, the fruits and vegetables we eat are naturally very high in sodium. Our blood is naturally high in sodium. In fact, the sodium content of our blood is about 32 times greater than the potassium level in our blood. It is comparable to the sodium content in sea water.

The Glucose Uptake Channel
The most abundant fuel in our bodies is a sugar called glucose. Glucose is so familiar to each cell that receptor sites on the cell wall – guardians of who gets in and who stays out – readily accept large amounts of glucose to fuel the cell and give it energy. These receptors are very large because large amounts of glucose are needed inside the cell. Glucose is a six-sided crystal, so that’s why we use this form of Vitamin C. It takes advantage of the existing glucose transport sites. Our Vitamin C is taken into the cells with its crystal structure intact and the least amount of effort, which provides for greater absorption.

Why neutral pH Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is acidic and we don’t need more acid in our body. Our blood is slightly alkaline with a pH of 7.2 to 7.4 (pH 7.0 is neutral pH). Highly acidic environments in our cells breed disease and suffocate our cells. Oxygen is transported more efficiently when we have a more neutral balance in our cells. And finally, neutral pH Sodium-L-Ascorbate crystals neutralize some of the acid in our body caused by toxicity, injuries and stress.

So choose the best

In any event, using neutral pH, Sodium-L-Ascorbate, six-sided crystals makes the most sense when selecting your all important Vitamin C. And all three of these characteristics are hardly available with any product on the market, except for our original, Dr. Libby formulated Vital C.


Dr. Alfred Libby – a name to remember!

The inventor of the Sublingual Absorption Process

Only TriVita has it
Dr. Libby, a renowned nutraceutical pioneer, worked to help his own patients feel better every day. And he finally achieved an incredible breakthrough: A sublingual delivery method that was so unique, he received a patent for it. This delivery system was so potent, it was able to give similar mental energy results as B-12 shots, but without the shots’ added pain and expense.

The Story behind Dr. Alfred Libby’s Revolutionary B vitamin Breakthrough
In the late 1970s, Dr. Alfred Libby was already an authority on therapeutic nutrition and a longtime associate of two-time Nobel Prize Laureate, Dr. Linus Pauling. At this time, Dr. Libby began to explore an alternative delivery system for Vitamin B-12. The goal was to bypass the stomach where this essential nutrient is not easily absorbed.

First doubted, his sublingual method was later deemed a complete success
In early spring of 1980, Dr. Libby approached his colleagues with his new theory that Vitamin B-12 could be delivered to the bloodstream sublingually (under the tongue). Biochemists and his medical colleagues were quick to dismiss the idea. However, Dr. Libby was persistent – his skeptics eventually decided to give his theory a try, even though they were convinced it would fail.

Six weeks later the first study was underway. And not long after that, Dr. Libby’s Sublingual B-12 invention was deemed a complete success -- blood levels of Vitamin B-12 increased dramatically. Dr. Libby’s patented sublingual delivery method can deliver almost all of the vitamin's power directly into the bloodstream.

Lowering homocysteine and its risk of stroke, diabetes and Alzheimer’s
Dr. Libby closely followed B vitamin research throughout his lifetime – with special attention to the work of Dr. Kilmer McCully, who pioneered a B Vitamin/Homocysteine theory in the 1960s. Dr. McCully theorized, and later proved, that excess homocysteine (an amino acid found in everyone’s body) was the culprit in a large percentage of heart disease cases.

Both Dr. McCully and Dr. Libby knew that the B vitamins -- specifically B-12, B-6 and folic acid – reduced excess homocysteine and helped prevent heart disease. By the 1990s researchers began to uncover homocysteine’s link to other killers – including stroke, diabetes and Alzheimer’s, among others.

As a result of this research, Dr. Libby took a new look at his patented Sublingual B-12 method, and added the perfect homocysteine-fighting proportions of B-6 and folic acid. The final result of 20 years of dedicated research and testing is TriVita’s unique, patented Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid -- doctor-formulated for maximum absorption.

Experience the difference – order it today
TriVita now provides Dr. Libby’s original, patented sublingual B-12 process to countless people across North America -- over 11 million boxes have been sold to date.

Increased stamina, mental clarity, and improved mood are just a few of the great benefits people have experienced with TriVita’s Sublingual B-12. Many others have also enjoyed the added peace of mind knowing that their body is getting the B vitamins essential to decreasing the risk of heart attack, Alzheimer’s disease, and stroke.

Experience Dr. Libby’s original formula for yourself – order our Original or Super Sublingual B-12 today.

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Research

  • Finding: Multi-vitamins may slow aging

    Multi-vitamin use may be linked to younger biological age, according to researchers from the National Institutes of Health. A study reported in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that women who take multivitamins regularly have longer telomeres (believed to be markers of biological aging) than women who don’t. Telomeres are DNA pieces located on the tips of cells’ chromosomes, which shorten each time the cell divides. The length of the DNA piece is believed to be a basic measure of a cell’s age. Thus, the longer the telomere, the younger the cell is presumed to be. After the telomere shortens to a certain length, it signals the cell to stop dividing, which means eventual death for the cell.

    Researchers used data from 586 early participants in the Sister Study (a long-term breast cancer study) to determine telomere length. They also used information from a 146-item food questionnaire to determine multivitamin use and nutrient intake.

    Women who used multi-vitamins daily had 5.1% longer telomeres than women who did not use multi-vitamins. Higher dietary intake of Vitamins C and E was also associated with longer telomeres, even among women who did not take multi-vitamins.

  • Finding: Taking Omega 3 Benefits Heart Health

    The American heart Association recommends taking EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids to benefit heart health. Studies show omega-3 helps people at risk for coronary heart disease. Studies show 0.5 to 1.8 grams of omega-3 fatty acids ingested daily, significantly reduces heart disease. Therefore, the AHA recommends healthy people and those at risk for, or who have heart disease, take 0.5 to 1.8 grams of omega-3 daily.

  • Finding: Increased B-12 levels could help protect against dementia

    A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that increased levels of Vitamin B-12 may help reduce cognitive decline and dementia. This University of Oxford study followed 1648 participants for 10 years – and found that increased B-12 intake resulted in a 30% slower rate of cognitive decline. Moreover, an increased level of homocysteine doubles dementia risk or cognitive impairment. This has led researchers to believe that lowering homocysteine levels with B vitamin supplements will help reduce the potential risk of dementia.



    - Robert Clarke, J. Birks, E. Nexo, P.M. Ueland, J. Schneede, J. Scott, A. Molloy and J. Grimley Evans, "Low vitamin B-12 status and risk of cognitive decline in older adults" American Journal of Clinical Nutrition November 2007, Volume 86, Number 5, Pages 1384-1391
  • Finding: Vitamin C lowers risk of developing diabetes

    In the July 2008 Archives of Internal Medicine, a study of middle-aged and older men and women was undertaken to see whether the rate of developing diabetes would be affected by how much Vitamin C was circulating in the blood among the study population’s participants.

    The study concluded that those individuals with the higher Vitamin C levels had a 62% lower risk of developing Type II diabetes over the 12 year study than those with lower levels of Vitamin C.

  • Finding: Cancer-Fighting Properties Found in Vitamin C

    New research, published in the journal Cancer Cell, maintains the general idea that antioxidants, namely Vitamin C, can help slow down tumor expansion. In this research, several mice were implanted with the blood cancer Lymphoma or Prostate Cancer and then given Vitamin C. The results showed limited tumor growth in the mice. How, though, does Vitamin C really work? In previous studies, researchers believed Vitamin C prevented DNA damage, and therefore stifled tumor growth. More recently, however, a study led by Dr. Chi Dang, a professor of medicine and oncology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, found that Vitamin C simply weakens a tumor’s ability to develop under certain conditions.

  • Finding: Vitamin C helps people with elevated cholesterol levels

    An article in 2008’s Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry demonstrated the benefits of Vitamin C in people with elevated cholesterol. Vitamin C binds cholesterol and takes it out of the liver. It also protects the lining of the blood vessel – making it like Teflon to sticky LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Instead of damaging the blood vessels, oxidized LDL slides off the walls of arteries and is carried back to the liver by HDL (“good”) cholesterol.

  • Finding: High homocysteine levels linked to heart attacks and strokes...

    Homocysteine (HCY) was first linked to stroke in 1966. Pioneering medical researcher Kilmer McCully discovered that young people with high levels of homocysteine had heart attacks and strokes more often than people of the same age with lower levels of homocysteine.

  • Finding: HCY Guard reduces homocysteine levels...

    In 2004, TriVita undertook a study of HCY Guard, a supplement for aggressively reducing homocysteine. Our research partner in this study was Mark Mattie, MD, PhD of Bridgeport University and Yale University. The results of our study demonstrated that the complete ingredients found in HCY Guard helped the body reduce homocysteine by 35% in just 42 days which is unprecedented in medical literature.

  • Finding: High homocysteine (HCY) levels may contribute to age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...

    According to Johanna M. Sneddon, M.D., associate professor of Harvard Medical School, “We found that elevated homocysteine in the blood may be another biomarker for increased risk of AMD.” The Age-Related Eye Disease Study conducted by Dr. Sneddon and other researchers, included 547 people with AMD and 387 without.

    Researchers found that HCY levels were higher for people with advanced AMD compared to people without AMD, with age and other factors being taken into consideration. Also, high HCY levels were linked to a higher risk of AMD. In the study summary, Dr. Sneddon confirms that HCY can be controlled using Vitamins B-12, B-6 and folic acid.

  • Finding: B vitamin deficiency/high homocysteine levels linked to hip fractures...

    Researchers found that elderly men and women who were deficient in B vitamins or had high levels of homocysteine were at higher risk for hip fracture. The study, which appeared in the June 2008 Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism followed 1,002 people in the Framingham Study for over four years. Those who were deficient in Vitamin B-12 were 60% more likely to have a hip fracture than those whose B-12 levels were normal. People with high homocysteine levels were 50 – 70% more likely to experience a hip fracture.

  • Finding: Omega-3 in combination with glucosamine is better at reducing joint pain than glucosamine alone

    Osteoarthritis patients who took omega-3 fatty acids in combination with glucosamine experienced more pain relief than those who took glucosamine alone, researchers in Germany recently discovered.

    The study, which appeared in Advances in Therapy, tested 177 patients with moderate-to-severe knee or hip osteoarthritis. They were split into two groups: the first group took the omega-3 acids EPA and DHA (200 milligrams) and glucosamine sulfate (1500 milligrams), and the second group took glucosamine sulfate (1500 milligrams) alone.

    After 26 weeks, those in the omega-3/glucosamine group had a 48.5%–55.6% reduction in morning stiffness and pain versus a reduction of 41.7%–55.3% in the glucosamine group.

  • Finding: B vitamin deficiency/high homocysteine levels linked to hip fractures

    Researchers found that elderly men and women who were deficient in B vitamins or had high levels of homocysteine were at higher risk for hip fracture. The study followed 1,002 people for over four years. Those who were deficient in vitamin B-12 were 60% more likely to have a hip fracture than those whose B-12 levels were normal. People with high homocysteine levels were 50 – 70% more likely to experience a hip fracture.



    - June 2008 Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why do I need Vitamin B-12?

    Vitamin B-12 is an essential element for your overall wellness. It helps the brain function properly, stimulates the production of red blood cells that carry oxygen to your body and helps your body repair nerve damage caused by everyday stress. Increasingly it can be difficult to get enough B-12 vitamins from the foods we eat and absorb them efficiently. Vitamin B-12 deficiency is a common problem for many people and can result in fatigue, irritability, forgetfulness and digestion problems.

  • What benefits does TriVita Sublingual B-12 offer over oral Vitamin B-12 supplements or Vitamin B-12 shots?

    The key advantage of TriVita’s Sublingual B-12 is absorption; the better the absorption, the greater the effectiveness. Quick and maximum absorption of Sublingual B-12 is ensured by TriVita’s original, patented delivery system. Our exclusive process speeds B vitamins directly into your bloodstream when dissolved under your tongue.

    In contrast, oral B-12 supplements actually result in a reduced level of circulating B-12 for a time because of “competitive inhibition” where B vitamins compete for binding sites. That means the people who take oral B-12 supplements might actually feel worse for a time until the absorption catches up. This can be six weeks or longer, depending on the individual. B-12 injections, on the other hand, are fast; but, they are painful, inconvenient and expensive.

  • What is the difference between Original B-12 and Super B-12?

    Original B-12 contains B-12, B-6 and folic acid which helps with energy, mental clarity and stamina. Super Sublingual B-12 has 3 times as much B-12 as the Original B-12 for more energy and faster results. In addition to B-6 and folic acid, Super B-12 also includes ginseng for improved mental function and concentration, Cocosin for added energy and L-Ornithine Alpha Glutarate to help slow aging of the brain.

  • What is Homocysteine, and why should I be concerned about it?

    Homocysteine is an amino acid in the blood. Epidemiological studies have shown that too much homocysteine in the blood is related to a higher risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. It has also been linked to diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, and dementia. Also people with certain risk factors are more likely to have high HCY. These include digestive problems, kidney conditions, high stress, excessive caffeine consumption, age 50 or higher, lack of exercise, smoking, and pregnancy.

    The dietary components with the greatest effects on homocysteine are folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 – all of which are key ingredients of TriVita’s HCY Guard.

  • Why do I need HCY Guard? Can I just take B vitamins to reduce my homocysteine?

    HCY Guard contains a proprietary blend of eight nutrients specifically selected for their powerful ability to combat elevated homocysteine. HCY Guard is made of the essential amino acids Dimethylglycine, Lysine, Cysteine, Methionine, and Choline, along with the HCY-lowering nutrients Inositol and CoQ-10. These nutrients are found in concentrated amounts in HCY Guard to ensure efficacy.

    Additionally evidence indicates that folic acid and other B vitamins help break down homocysteine in the body. Several studies have found that higher blood levels of B vitamins are related, at least partly, to lower concentrations of homocysteine. Other recent evidence shows that low blood levels of folic acid are linked with a higher risk of fatal coronary heart disease and stroke. So HCY Guard’s unique combination of vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and folic acid gives you a clinically-proven defense against elevated homocysteine. It includes 500% of the daily recommended dose of B6, 16,666% of the daily recommended dose of B12, and 100% of the daily recommended dose of folic acid.

  • What is the difference between HCY Guard and TriVita's Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid?

    Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid utilizes the form of Vitamin B-12 that works best in helping to increase energy, mental clarity, improve mood and memory. HCY Guard uses a different form of Vitamin B-12. It, along with HCY Guard’s proprietary blend of amino acids and nutrients, has been shown to dramatically lower elevated HCY levels.

  • How do I know if my HCY levels are too high?

    It’s a simple blood test that can be performed by your healthcare provider on an annual basis. He or she can talk with you about your score and risk level.

  • What are the primary benefits of TriVita Vital C?

    TriVita Vital C helps to:

    • Build your body’s defenses by supporting the immune system, neutralize free radicals, mobilize white blood cells and protect vitamins and other nutrients from oxidation
    • Detoxify your body of harmful toxins such as alcohol, smoke and other chemical pollutants
    • Strengthen your body’s cardiovascular health by helping build collagen, increasing elasticity in the heart and arteries
    • Boost your body’s energy production by strengthening cellular integrity
    • Promote healthy aging, including vital skin
    • Speed wound recovery, facilitate body repair, reduce inflammation and minimize nerve pain
    • Deliver maximum absorption and potency through its crystalline structure

  • How is TriVita Vital C different from all of the other Vitamin C supplements that are available everywhere?

    In order for Vitamin C to give you the best benefits, it must be of the highest quality. No other Vitamin C supplement can match all of our superior features, which include:

    • Dr. Libby’s original formulation
    • Pharmaceutical-grade quality that is scientifically formulated and physician approved and is stringently tested for quality, purity and effectiveness
    • The optimal C for maximum absorbability – plus a crystalline structure that further improves absorption
    • A non-acidic, neutral pH formula that’s gentle on your stomach and body

  • Vitamin C is something I take when I get a cold. Why do I need to take it every day?

    Your body does not make Vitamin C (it has to come from outside sources), yet it is so crucial to so many of your body’s processes. Besides being used by every cell in your body, sufficient Vitamin C is necessary for cardiovascular health, a strong immune system, injury repair and recovery, strong joints, healthy vision, vital skin, collagen production, iron absorption and dental health. It is an antioxidant that can fight free radicals as well as other toxins and pollutants like cigarette smoke. Vitamin C is fundamental to good health, and since you have to get it from an outside source, you should get the best type, like TriVita Vital C. It provides Vitamin C in a high quality, highly absorbable, non-irritating formula.

  • Why do I need a Vitamin C supplement? Isn’t it something my body makes naturally or something I can get from fruits and vegetables?

    Vitamin C is not produced by or stored in the human body like it is in the bodies of many other mammals. In addition, the human body eliminates excess amounts of Vitamin C so it is important to continually replenish that supply and maintain healthy levels.

    Optimally, it would be great to get all of your necessary Vitamin C from your diet. But your diet would have to be very healthy, with 8-9 servings of fruit and vegetables each day to even ingest 500 mg of Vitamin C. An example of a daily diet necessary to attain 500 mg of Vitamin C would include all of the following:

    • 1 cup of orange juice
    • 1 cup of cantaloupe
    • 1 cup of broccoli, cooked
    • 1/2 cup of red cabbage
    • 1/2 cup of green pepper
    • 1/2 cup of red pepper
    • 1 medium kiwi
    • 1 cup of tomato juice

    So while it’s important to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet full of nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, for so many people, this doesn’t happen. That’s where supplements can fill in the nutritional gaps.

  • What is the benefit of Vital C’s time release formula?

    Vital C’s time release formula gives you additional protection over time, especially while you sleep. Statistics show that most heart attacks happen in the early morning hours because there is a surge of chemicals, adrenaline-like substances that can lead to a heart event. Specifically, the risk of heart attack is 40% higher in the early morning compared to any other time of day.* Other studies show that people who regularly take Vitamin C live longer and have fewer cardiovascular issues than those who do not. Vital C time-release tablets are specially formulated with 1000 mg of Vitamin C for a slow release of antioxidants to help your body protect your heart all through the day and while you sleep.

    *Elliott WJ. Cyclic and circadian variations in cardiovascular events. Am J Hypertens. 2001;14:291-295

  • What are the basic benefits of OmegaPrime?

    OmegaPrime’s unique combination of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) helps to maintain cardiovascular health, hormone production and balance, immune system strength and mental health.

  • How does OmegaPrime help with the following conditions?

    • Heart disease -- Omega-3s are blood thinners and help to keep artery walls elastic and flexible. As a result, they help maintain your cardiovascular health and keep triglycerides down.
    • Blood clots -- Omega-6 based thromboxane aids in clotting, which stops blood loss from injuries. Omega-3s keep thromboxane in check, thus protecting against unwanted blood clots that can cause strokes, heart attacks, deep-vein thrombosis and embolisms in lungs.
    • Inflammatory conditions -- Omega-3s are natural anti-inflammatory agents, so they help protect against or reduce symptoms of chronically, inflammation-related ... sore muscles and joints ... breathing problems (including allergies) ... digestion problems ... and much more.
    • Vision -- Omega-3s are helpful both for the retina and blood supply through the tiny capillaries in the eyes.
    • Brain and mood -- Omega-3s are an important constituent of the brain, especially DHA. In cultures that eat a lot of fish, the rate of depression is lower than in populations that don't, such as the US. Even though depression has many causes, making sure the brain has enough nutrients to function well is an obvious "no brainer."

  • What makes Omega Prime different from other Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) products?

    TriVita's Omega Prime uses only premium ingredients and is also both scientifically formulated and physician approved. It contains a unique blend of omega-3s and -6s (EFAs) from four sources: (1) Fish, (2) Flaxseed, (3) Perilla Seed and (4) Evening Primrose. Research shows that these oils play a vital role in nourishing the body's heart, brain, skin, glands and joints. Omega Prime also contains an inflammation-fighting formula that supports our development as well as the anti-aging process. In addition, OmegaPrime includes a high level of Vitamin E for maximizing the fish oil's potency. Furthermore, OmegaPrime's fish oil is mercury and contaminate-free as a result of an exclusive 10-stage process that ensures its purity, potency and quality.

  • Why do I need a multi-vitamin?

    Your body requires the daily replenishment of nutrients to keep you healthy and feeling good. The daily stresses of life – physical, emotional, mental and environmental – sap your body of energy and limit your ability to rejuvenate. Optimally, the nutrients you need to recharge would be obtained from a well-balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. However, for many reasons, most of us do not get the essential daily nutrients that we need from food. It can be difficult to follow the dietary recommendations of a balanced diet in today’s fast-paced world, and many of us don’t have the time to prepare the healthful meals that are necessary for optimal nutrition. Others deal with health conditions that restrict the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Even aging takes its toll on our ability to get and absorb vitamins. Unfortunately, it’s also true today that poor farming conditions cause our food to be grown in depleted soils, which leads to many foods being less optimal nutritionally.

    Therefore, it is important to supplement your diet with an essential daily nutrient complex like VitaDaily AM/PM. Its unique combination of whole food concentrates, vitamins, minerals and nutrients gives your body the nutrition it needs to function properly throughout the day and allow it to rest and repair at night.

  • What are the key benefits of VitaDaily AM/PM?

    VitaDaily AM/PM supports a healthy body and mind. It works to improve cardiovascular health, immunity from infection and illness as well as supports strong bones and muscles. It is scientifically formulated for total body wellness, optimal health and vitality.

    The VitaDaily AM is specifically designed to:

    • Help promote increased vitality
    • Help balance energy through the day
    • Help support higher levels of mental and physical performance

    The VitaDaily PM works to:

    • Help promote repair, rejuvenation and restful sleep
    • Help detoxify the body

  • How is VitaDaily AM/PM different from other multi vitamins?

    VitaDaily AM/PM is much more than a standard multivitamin. It contains seven essential nutrient classes – vitamins, macros and trace minerals, phytonutrients, enzymes, amino acids and essential fatty acids – in two distinct formulas, day and night, to offer 24 hour support for your body’s needs. Unlike some multivitamins that can be difficult to absorb, VitaDaily AM/PM contains 25 whole foods concentrates in a chlorophyll coating that your body can easily break down and absorb. In addition, it gives you 24 vitamins and macro minerals, including seven B vitamins, over 50 trace minerals, vital enzymes, fundamental amino acids, phytonutrients and essential fatty acids.

  • What does the name Wellavoh Mean?

    Wellavoh (WELL-ah-vōh) is derived from the Native American language and means “Wellness Harvest.”

  • What makes Wellavoh unique?

    Wellavoh’s uniqueness stems from the following key features and benefits:

    • AM and PM formulas – they provide you with the nutrients your body needs both day and night
    • Men’s and women’s formulas – they provide specific nutrients for each gender’s different health needs
    • Four exclusive blends – they contain powerful, rare nutrients from herbs, plants, fruits, oils and more
    • Six essential nutrient classes – they include vitamins, macro and trace minerals, phytonutrients, enzymes and essential fatty acids, all of which make a complete multi-nutrient complex
    • Essential vitamins and minerals – the ones your body really needs

  • Why should I take Wellavoh?

    Wellavoh is a solution to the daily nutritional deficiency that most people face. You can take it instead of your daily multi-vitamin because it provides you with so much more. That’s why it’s called a “multi-nutrient” instead of a multi-vitamin.

  • What are the key health benefits of Wellavoh?

    Wellavoh is NOT your average multi-vitamin! It is nutrient-packed to give your body powerful support for optimal health in these key areas:

    • Cardiovascular health
    • Skin health
    • Immune function
    • Bone health
    • Cognitive health
    • Hormonal health
    • Digestive health
    • Reproductive health

    Wellavoh’s men’s formula supports optimal prostate, cholesterol and blood sugar health while the women’s formula supports optimal bone, skin, hormone and breast health.

  • What are the four unique blends in Wellavoh?

    Wellavoh provides four blends of powerful nutrients from herbs, plants, fruits, oils and more – combined to deliver essential health benefits:

    • Sonoran Blend – Contains two healing plants form the Sonoran Desert that were used by native peoples for food: the Nopal cactus pad, which helps stabilize blood sugar and support healthy cholesterol, and sage seed, which provides daily energy.
    • Heart-Healthy Oil Complex – Contains fish oil, flax seed oil, pumpkin seed oil (men’s only) and sage seed oil. These oils contain Omega-3 fatty acids as well as lignans – oil-based plant chemicals that help your body reduce cholesterol and inflammation.
    • Digestive Blend – Includes ginger extract, an anti-inflammatory spice that helps improve appetite, reduce nausea and inflammation, and long pepper extract, which helps your body reduce cramping and indigestion.
    • Whole Food Blend – Includes 24 whole food concentrates, including pomegranate, grape seed, bilberry, green tea, Nopal cactus fruit and many other antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables.

  • Why does Wellavoh have an AM and PM formula?

    Our bodies crave certain nutrients in the morning to support energy throughout the day. Wellavoh’s AM formula contains energy-producing nutrients for greater vitality. In the evenings, our bodies typically crave heavier, more mineral-rich foods. Wellavoh’s PM formula supports what we need most –rest, repair and rejuvenation. Wellavoh’s morning and night time formulas offer complete nutrition 24/7.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.