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“You have to eat right, supplement wisely and exercise regularly
to achieve superior health and to maximize longevity.”

A Nutritarian diet greatly enhances your health and promotes longevity, but still may require additional nutrients for best results. Ideally, you want to take in the optimal amount of all important nutrients daily—as deficiencies or insufficiencies can undermine your health.

Getting the optimal amounts of vitamins and minerals every day from our diet can be tricky—especially since absorption efficiency and utilization of nutrients varies from person to person. Read more on what may be sub-optimal or lacking even in a healthful diet. Proper supplementation can fill these gaps, ensuring that we get the ideal amount of every essential micronutrient.

However, almost all conventional supplements and multivitamins contain ingredients that may pose serious health risks, particularly increasing your risk of cancer. It is critical that you do not use supplements that have potentially harmful ingredients such as folic acid, vitamin A, and others. Learn more about which ingredients to avoid.

Dr. Fuhrman’s supplements are meticulously researched to determine which nutrients to include, in what form(s), and in what exact amounts; and are designed to provide optimal nutrient intakes that complement a healthful diet and maximally extend lifespan.

Use the general recommendations below as a guide
to select the supplements that are right for you.

Post-Menopausal or Perimenopausal General Recommendations:
Women's Daily Formula +D3 (vegan): 2 capsules daily
DHA+EPA Purity: 0.75 ml daily
Immune Biotect: 2 capsules daily

Osteo Sun:
0-3 capsules daily
Calcium requirements may increase after menopause, however a Nutritarian diet, which includes beans, seeds/nuts and multiple servings of green vegetables daily, provides sufficient calcium. Women’s Daily Formula +D3 provides an extra 200 mg calcium to assure adequate intake. Women who do not follow a Nutritarian diet should also take 1-3 capsules/day Osteo-Sun (with meals) for additional calcium.
Premenopausal (including breastfeeding) General Recommendations:
Women's Daily Formula +D3 (vegan): 1 capsule daily
Gentle Prenatal (vegan)*: 1 capsule daily
DHA+EPA Purity: 0.75 ml daily
Immune Biotect: 2 capsules daily

Most premenopausal women benefit from the small amount of iron present in one capsule of Gentle Prenatal. Premenopausal women have higher requirements for iron due to blood loss during menstruation. Requirements vary however; those who experience light monthly cycles may need little or no supplemental iron while those with heavy bleeding may require more.

If you are uncertain about your need for extra iron, have a ferritin blood test done to check your iron levels. Based on your blood test results, you may or may not need the iron contained in Gentle Prenatal.

For Ferritin levels <30ng/mL:
Gentle Prenatal (vegan)*: 2 capsules daily (18 mg iron)
(Eliminate Women's Daily Formula + D3)

For Ferritin levels 30-80ng/mL:
Women's Daily Formula +D3 (vegan): 1 capsule daily
Gentle Prenatal (vegan)*: 1 capsule daily (9 mg iron)

For Ferritin levels >80ng/mL:
Women's Daily Formula +D3 (vegan): 2 capsules daily
(Eliminate Gentle Prenatal)

This information is for educational purposes only, and any advice regarding supplements is not intended to take the place of medical care. All recommendations are best discussed with your personal physician who oversees your care, especially since ferritin can be elevated in autoimmune illness and inflammation, not always because of iron sufficiency.

Pregnant or Planning to be Pregnant General Recommendations:
Gentle Prenatal (vegan)*: 2 capsules daily
DHA+EPA Purity: 0.75 ml daily

Iron is essential for the baby’s developing brain, but excess iron promotes oxidative stress and is associated with low birthweight; too little or too much iron can be problematic. Iron supplementation should be tailored to individual needs aiming to achieve the “sweet spot” of adequacy for the baby’s development without excess, based on monitoring the mother’s iron status during pregnancy. It is wise to learn your iron status starting early in pregnancy and use this information to decide the appropriate level of supplementation to complement a health-promoting diet. Read more about Dr. Fuhrman’s iron guidelines for pregnant women.

For Ferritin levels <30ng/mL OR hemoglobin <11 g/dl:
Gentle Prenatal (vegan)*: 2 capsules daily (18 mg iron)
Additional supplemental iron, 15-25 mg/d, one daily or as directed by physician

For Ferritin levels 31-70ng/mL AND hemoglobin >11 g/dl:
Gentle Prenatal (vegan)*: 2 capsules daily (18 mg iron)

For Ferritin levels 71-80ng/mL AND hemoglobin >11 g/dl:
Women's Daily Formula +D3 (vegan): 1 capsule daily
Gentle Prenatal (vegan)*: 1 capsule daily (9 mg iron)

For Ferritin levels >80ng/mL AND hemoglobin 11-13 g/dl:
Women's Daily Formula +D3 (vegan): 1 capsule daily
Gentle Prenatal (vegan)*: 1 capsule daily (9 mg iron)

For Ferritin levels >80ng/mL AND hemoglobin >13 g/dl:
Women's Daily Formula +D3 (vegan): 2 capsules daily (no iron)

This information is for educational purposes only, and any advice regarding supplements is not intended to take the place of medical care. All recommendations are best discussed with your personal physician who oversees your care, especially since ferritin can be elevated in autoimmune illness and inflammation, not always because of iron sufficiency.


  Men's Daily Formula +D3 (vegan): 2 capsules daily
DHA+EPA Purity: 0.75 ml daily
Immune Biotect: 2 capsules daily

1 – 3 years

Pixie Vites (Powder)*: 1 scoop daily
OR
Pixie Vites (Chewable)*: 1 tablet daily

DHA+EPA Purity: 0.5 ml daily

Optional: For additional support of a healthy immune system response:
Immune Biotect: 1 capsule daily
(Capsules can be twisted open and added to food and drink.)

4 years and older Pixie Vites (Powder)*: 2 scoops daily
OR
Pixie Vites (Chewable)*: 2 tablets daily

DHA+EPA Purity: 0.75 ml daily

Optional: For additional support of a healthy immune system response:
Immune Biotect: 2 capsules daily
(Capsules can be twisted open and added to food and drink.)

If desired, children over 10 years may replace Pixie Vites with:
Women's or Men's Daily Formula +D3 (vegan): 2 capsules daily

Note: Dr. Fuhrman considers Pixie Vites and DHA+EPA Purity to be the core supplements for children, and Immune Biotect an optional addition. Pixie Vites provides several phytochemical-rich plant extracts to complement a healthful diet, and Immune Biotect is available for parents who feel their child would benefit from additional immune-strengthening phytochemicals. Please note that Immune Biotect may be difficult for children to take, as it is packaged in capsules; the capsules can be opened to add the powder to a child's food or drink, but the flavor may not be child-friendly.
*Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under six. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you are pregnant or planning to be or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
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