- quintessential supplement;
- fulfils basic requirements for antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and trace elements;
- 32 ingredients selected for their optimal bioavailability and absorption.
This new multivitamin formulation probably epitomises the very best that nutritional supplementation offers in the way of prevention, protection and therapeutic potential. Daily 2® has a particular and significant advantage: its galenic formulation means that all its active principles are released over a prolonged period.
As a result of ground-breaking technology, this supplement is able to both mimic the natural production and supply of micronutrients (thus preventing the peak plasma concentrations which are often associated with mild side-effects), and maximise micronutrient absorption (especially that of water-soluble vitamins which have to be delivered to the body in small amounts).
The multivitamin supplement Daily 2® is ideal for meeting the needs represented by the first level of the SuperSmart nutritional pyramid, and offers a useful alternative for regular users of Daily 3® or Daily 6®, two other benchmark multivitamin supplements. It’s an excellent formulation for ensuring a minimum daily intake of micronutrients: all the vitamins and minerals included have been selected for their clinical validity, as well as their optimal bioavailability and absorption.
This formulation contains no less than 32 ingredients, all of which are naturally free from artificial colours, preservatives and known allergens (dairy, fish, eggs, gluten, yeast, soya …).
It is aimed at anyone wanting to reduce their risk of the diseases of modern society, and more specifically at:
Daily 2® constitutes a ‘must-take’ nutritional supplement.
The quality of its many ingredients means that Daily 2® offers multiple benefits recognised by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). In particular, it supports:
It goes without saying that, together, these benefits produce improvements in general health, reduce the risk of numerous diseases, and combat ageing, as a result of its high quality antioxidants (bioflavonoids, pyrroloquinoleine quinone).
The vitamin E complex comprises all tocopherols and their isomers while Vitamin A is included with its carotene precursors: the alpha and beta carotenoids, as well as lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-cryptoxanthin (most multivitamins offer synthetic beta-carotene only). Vitamins K1 and K2 (menaquinone 7) help boost blood coagulation and bone metabolism.
Particular attention has been paid to the form of folic acid chosen: unlike most available folic acid, the form in Daily 2® is metabolically-active (metafolin L5 methyltetrahydrofolate) and is thus better absorbed and directly usable by individuals with methylenetetrahydro-folate-reductase (MTHFR) polymorphism.
The choice of vitamin B12 – methylcobalamine - is a particularly safe form of a nutrient that is recognised for being hard to absorb when taken orally. As you might expect, this formulation contains vitamin D3, hailed as the new panacea. The 600IU provided per tablet will, at the daily dose suggested, boost levels to the amounts needed to ensure healthy bones and will provide multi-faceted protection against cancer, a property extensively studied in recent years.
The minerals and trace elements all have verified bioavailability and validity. Produced using the patented Albion Process (the gold standard), all the amino acid chelates have low molecular weight which helps ensure exceptional tolerance and bioavailability. It contains the complex calcium citrate malate which has been widely studied for its efficacy and excellent absorption.
Chromium and organic vanadium have also been included for their physiological activity, widely demonstrated in a number of metabolic and inflammatory disorders such as type 2 diabetes and obesity. It is also worth mentioning the addition of rare elements such as NADH, R-alpha-lipoic acid and PQQ, all of which feature in SuperSmart’s extensive anti-ageing range, of which the most popular supplement is probably Longevity Nutrients.
The key advantage of Daily 2® is its ‘Timed Release’: a galenic form which enables the supplement’s active principles to be continually released over time .
How does this work? It is based on slower than normal release of the active principle. Instead of the micronutrients being delivered in one go, they are discharged from the tablets over an extended period and thus the active principles are dissolved and absorbed over time.
The active principles are carefully blended with a gelling agent called hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (a plant-source alternative to the much-decried pork gelatine). Once ingested, the tablet starts to swell as the gelling polymer comes into contact with digestive fluids and hydrates: a gel-like barrier forms and prevents the active principles, trapped in the matrix, from being released quickly. To break free, they have to wait until water slowly permeates the gel, enabling it to dissolve and the active principles to be released into the digestive system. This can take time as fluid enters and leaves the matrix slowly, while the matrix crosses the gastrointestinal tract without disintegrating (though it can partly erode over time): the active principles are thus released and become bio-available gradually , without the body ever having to deal with a massive influx of micronutrients that it is unable to fully digest.
The interval between the polymer hydrating to form the viscous layer which traps the active principles can be several minutes long and some of the principles on the surface of the tablet may thus dissolve before this happens. To prevent this, Daily 2® uses the properties of another compound, cyclodextrin (a natural-source ‘carrier’ molecule) which slows down the solubility of the active principles, particularly that of water-soluble vitamins.
What are the advantages of prolonged-release? By releasing the micronutrients continuously over time, the body is never confronted with a huge influx of active principles. Its access to them is instead spread out so that it closely resembles what happens naturally – in the way that vitamin D is produced by the body as a result of gradual exposure to the sun, and vitamin C comes from the fresh fruits and vegetables eaten across the course of the day, as do the majority of the micronutrients offered in the formulation. This specific delivery mode also means that:
Nowadays, we know that diet plays a fundamental role in our chances of developing chronic and degenerative diseases (diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, obesity, allergies ...). Unfortunately, just as our understanding of the role and synergy of dietary nutrients is reaching new heights, our diet is plumbing new depths. A paradox which underlines the importance of the multivitamin supplement Daily 2® and its sister products Daily 3® and Daily 6®.
With its exceptional mode of delivery and scientifically-supported composition, Daily 2® thus constitutes a ‘must-take’ nutritional supplement, indeed, it’s probably one of the best multivitamins available. It is one of the few ways compatible with modern life of optimally and easily fulfilling our nutritional needs.
This vitamin complex should not be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. It’s important to follow the guidelines on how to take it and the recommended dose, and to use it by the ‘best before’ date. It is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or for children under 15. Keep out of children’s reach. Store in a cool, dry place.
Updated: October 2018
|Daily dose: 2 tablets
Number of doses per pack: 30
|Vitamin A (2500 IU carotene, 500 IU palmitate)||5 000 IU|
|Vitamin B1 (benfotiamine)||75 mg|
|Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)||10 mg|
|Vitamin B3 (niacinamide)||50 mg|
|Vitamin B5 (calcium pantothenate)||100 mg|
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride)||15 mg|
|Vitamin B8 (Biotin)||300 mcg|
|Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamine)||300 mcg|
|Vitamin C (ascorbic acid, ascorbyl palmitate)||500 mg|
|Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)||600 UI|
|Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol succinate with mixed tocopherols)||100 UI|
|Vitamin K (60 mcg phytonadione, 70 mcg menaquinone-7)||130 mcg|
|Magnesium (magnesium glycinate, marine magnesium oxide)||200 mg|
|Calcium (calcium citrate, calcium malate)||100 mg|
|Potassium (potassium citrate)||25 mg|
|Zinc (glycinate)||10 mg|
|Boron (calcium borogluconate)||2 mg|
|Copper (copper glycinate)||2 mg|
|Manganese (manganese glycinate)||2 mg|
|)Quatrefolic® acid (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolicacidolinic acid (from 370 mcg of 54-59% glucosamine salts and (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolicacidolinic acid)||400 mcg|
|Chromium (Crominex® 3+)||200 mcg|
|Iodine (potassium iodide)||150 mcg|
|Selenium (sodium selenite, selenomethionine)||100 mcg|
|Molybdene (molybdene citrate)||100 mcg|
|Vanadium (vanadium citrate)||50 mcg|
|DMAE Bitartrate||100 mcg|
|Citrus bioflavonoids||75 mg|
|Sodium R Lipoate||50 mg|
|Hesperidine methyl chalcone||25 mg|
|BioPQQ® (pyrroloquinoline quinone)||5 mg|
|Nicotamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH)||2 mg|
|Other ingredients : calcium carbonate, HPMC, cyclodextrin, stearic acid, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, shellac.
Crominex® 3+, Natreon Inc, USA. Quatrefolic®, Gnosis, Italy. BioPQQ®, Mitsubishi, USA.