Optimal Start
EUR 49.95

Optimal Start

  • Category: Vitamins & Immune System
  • Multivitamin with adaptogenic herbs
  • Without methylfolate, B12, copper & iron
  • Supports the immune system*1
  • Contains ashwagandha, shilajit & ginseng
  • Protects the cells*2
  • Restore balance in stressful situations*3
  • 120 capsules
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SKU
SH-10
EUR 49.95
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Optimal Start by Seeking Health

Seeking Health’s Optimal Start is a unique multivitamin that combines essential vitamins and minerals with adaptogenic herbs, with the whole of substances interacting in a synergistic manner. The formula was specially designed by Dr. Lynch for people sensitive to methylated nutrients, certain minerals and stress. The formula therefore does not contain methylfolate, vitamin B12, copper, iodine, calcium or iron. The blend is fortified, however, with shilajit, ashwagandha, ginseng and CoQ10. This multivitamin is suitable for vegetarians and is free from the most common allergens.

Vitamins and herbs for a good start

Seeking Health’s Optimal Start contains vitamins A, C, vitamin B6, selenium and zinc to support the immune system, as well as B vitamins, magnesium and manganese to promote energy metabolism. In addition, B vitamins, vitamin C and magnesium contribute to a clear mind and support the nervous system. The herb ashwagandha, added for enrichment, restores balance in stress situations*4, protects against aging symptoms*4 and protects cells against harmful external influences*4. Ginseng is included to protect healthy cells and tissues*4 and to support the immune system*4. It also boosts energy*4, helps fight fatigue*4 and enhances mental focus*4. Finally, characteristics of this formula are the unique shilajit extract, the addition of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), and the high dose of vitamin C.

Evolution of epigenetics

To this day there is debate about the extent to which we as humans are 'pre-programmed' or rather shaped by our environment. The relatively new science called epigenetics bridges these two extreme positions. It examines changes in gene expression which take place in the 'epigenome', without the DNA sequence changing. The difference between genetics and epigenetics can be thought of as the difference between writing and reading a book. Once a story is on paper, this information will be the same in all printed copies of the book. However, each individual reader has a different interpretation of the story, and experiences different thoughts or emotions. Likewise, our DNA is interpreted, as it were, and switched 'on' or 'off' by epigenomes. For example, the story of our DNA can take different twists, depending on the way in which the epigenomes influence the story. More and more researchers are convinced that epigenomes can in turn be influenced by diet and lifestyle. This is of course a very interesting field of research. The methylation processes that occur constantly in our bodies and what role they play in epigenetics, are currently particularly widely researched by epigeneticists.

Benefits

  • Cleverly formulated composite multivitamin with adaptogenic herbs
  • Specifically formulated for people sensitive to methylated nutrients, certain minerals and stress
  • Does not contain methylfolate, vitamin B12, copper, iron, iodine or calcium
  • Vitamin A, C, B6, selenium and zinc support the immune system
  • B vitamins, magnesium and manganese promote energy metabolism
  • Ashwagandha is an antioxidant*4 protecting cells against harmful external influences*4 and re-establishing balance in stressful situations*4
  • Ginseng protects healthy cells and tissues*4, supports the immune system*4, boosts energy levels*4 and benefits memory*4
  • Free from milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, nuts, wheat and artificial colors and flavors; suitable for vegetarians and vegans

The Methylation Process

The methylation process is one of the most important and most intriguing biochemical processes in our body. Currently a lot of research is being done with several studies pointing out that there is a probable link between the ability to methylate and health. The process of methylation takes place trillions of times every minute in all cells of our body and affects, among other systems, energy production, DNA regeneration, hormone production and repair work. Technically, methylation is a controlled transfer of a methyl group to primarily proteins, amino acids, enzymes and DNA. In addition, substances able to donate a methyl group are called methyl donors, including B vitamins, vitamin C, biotin, zinc, folic acid and betaine. Methyl groups facilitate the on-and-off switches of our DNA and thus play an important role in the gene expression of our DNA. This makes them one of the most researched molecules in epigenetics.

Epigenetics & Seeking Health

The term epigenetics was coined in 1942 by biologist Conrad Waddington in an attemot to interpret the phenomenon in which genes, under the influence of environmental factors, can be switched on and off. In epigenetic modifications, the function of a gene changes without changing its code, as when a piece of music is played by different musicians; the same notes are on the sheet, but they sound different. For example, two people who are genetically identical can still be very different epigenetically. This has been a guiding principle for Seeking Health’s Dr. Ben Lynch. By detecting the markers around the DNA that can turn genes on or off and influence them with the help of nutrition, supplements and lifestyle adjustments, Lynch argues that we can 'clean up our dirty genes', as it were, and can influence our gene expression.

About Seeking Health

Seeking Health was founded by Dr. Ben Lynch, who in 2018, after years of research, wrote the book Dirty Genes. Lynch received his doctorate in natural medicine from Bastyr University in Washington, DC, and helped thousands of clients, doctors and health professionals worldwide gain insights from epigenetics to optimize their health the holistic way. Lynch, currently the most consulted expert in epigenetics, is convinced that our genetic destiny is not fixed. Rather, through the right diet and lifestyle we can interact with our genes to realize our body’s full genetic potential.

* 1 Vitamin A, C, B6, selenium and zinc support the immune system

* 2 Ashwagandha is an antioxidant that protects cells from harmful external influences*4

* 3 Ashwagandha restores balance in stressful situations*4

* 4 Health claim awaiting European approval

More Information
Product Name
Optimal Start
Brand
Seeking Health
Content
120 capsules
User Instructions
  • Take 4 capsules daily with food or use as directed by your healthcare professional.
  • May be taken in divided doses if desired.
  • Do not take within 5 hours of bedtime as it may interfere with sleep.
Ingredients per Serving
  Amount per serving % DV
Vitamin A (als retinyl palmitate) 450 µg RAE 50%
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 250 mg 278%
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate) 99 mg 660%
Thiamin (as thiamine hydrochloride) 50 mg 4167%
Riboflavin (as riboflavin 5’-phosphate sodium) 25 mg 1923%
Niacin (75% as inositol hexanicotinate and 25% as nicotinic acid) 100 mg 625%
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal 5’-phosphate) 25 mg 1471%
Biotin 500 µg 1667%
Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate) 150 mg 3000%
Magnesium (as Magnesium Bisglycinate Chelate§ and magnesium oxide) 200 mg 48%
Zinc (as Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate§) 15 mg 136%
Selenium (as SelenoExcell® High Selenium Yeast) 150 µg 273%
Manganese (as Manganese Bisglycinate Chelate§) 4 mg 174%
Chromium (as Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate§) 150 µg 429%
Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate§) 75 µg 167%
Potassium (as Potassium Glycinate Complex§) 99 mg 2%
Ashwagandha Extract (Withania somnifera)(root)(5% withanolides) 150 mg **
Siberian Ginseng Extract (Eleutherococcus senticosus) (root) 150 mg **
American Ginseng (Panax quiquefolium) (root) 150 mg **
Coenzym Q10 (as ubidecarenone) 50 mg **
Shilajit Extract (Asphaltum punjabinum)(mineral extract)(50% fulvic acid) 50 mg **
Mixed Tocopherols 9 mg **
Boron (as Bororganic Glycine§) 750 µg **

** % Daily Value (DV) not established.

RAE = Retinol activity equivalents

§Albion® and TRAACS® are registered trademarks of Albion Laboratories, Inc.

EU Norm
*RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance
Other Ingredients
HPMC (capsule), ascorbyl palmitate, medium-chain triglycerides, L-leucine, and silica.
Diet
Vegan, Vegetarian
Allergens
None
Instructions
Storage: see label. Keep out of the reach of children. Consult an expert before use in case of pregnancy, breastfeeding, illness or medication.
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