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

WOMEN


Post-Menopausal or Perimenopausal

Women's Daily Formula +D3 (vegan): 2 capsules daily
DHA+EPA Purity: 0.75 ml daily
Immune Biotect: 2 capsules daily
Osteo Biotect: 1-3 capsules daily (taken with meals) 

Calcium requirements increase after menopause for many women, and those with low appetite for high calcium foods such as greens, seeds and beans, may also benefit from supplemental food-derived calcium. Women's Daily Formula +D3 provides an extra 200 mg calcium to assure adequate intake. Depending on dietary intake, older women should also add 1-3 capsules/day Osteo Biotect (with meals) for additional food-derived calcium, vitamin D3 and vitamin K2. Even if you follow a Nutritarian diet, this added bone health support may be useful with aging.  Adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, along with physical activity, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis in later life. See Additional Supplement Recommendations.


Premenopausal (including breastfeeding)

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

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.

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


 

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

CHILDREN


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 provide 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.


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*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.

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